Cobra are renowned for building customisable hand crafted adventure RIBS, which are not just celebrated in the UK but worldwide. Trading for over 30 years, Cobra design and manufacture in house, at their facility on the south coast of England, in doing so they oversee every detail and relentlessly refine the design, in order to give their clients the very best possible experience. The hulls are molded in GRP using a high precision 5-axis CNC machine, which is unbelievably accurate and allows Cobra to produce RIBs of an extremely high standard.
This example is a 9.5m from the hugely popular Nautique range by Cobra and specified with Volvo’s well-reviewed D6 – 370 diesel engine, performing to around 46 Knots. At cruising speed, she will maintain sensible economy and with the upgraded 450L fuel tank, you have the option of long-range cruising. It is fair to say that this RIB has been fully kitted out including the following; grey military tubes with carbon effect, custom shock absorbing helm chairs, electric windlass, Silvertex upholstery, integrated table, fresh water shower, grey water system, chemical head, Garmin plotter with sonar, VHF, AIS, Fusion Stereo, ski pole, synthetic teak, integrated fridge and a well-made all over cover that actually fits!
The Nautique 9.5m deep V hull cuts through the water and stays true through the turn as you would expect. Cleverly, the twin chime system on the hull directs water down rather than out to the side, as you would find on a conventional hull, this results in propelling the boat forward, increasing efficiency and keeping your crew dryer! The layout on deck is family orientated with plenty of storage and space to relax. Aft of the RIB, you have comfortable seating for six and a table that neatly folds out. Up forward, you will find more seating and a nicely fitted out day head, providing everything needed for a day spent on the water.
Presenting in perfect condition. She has the advantage of never being antifouled and the owner has always kept her on a VersaDock, the world leader in modular floating docks, which excitingly will also be offered with the sale.
She has it all; good looks, high performance and your peace of mind with just under 3 years of Cobra and engine warranty.
Power Boat & RIB magazine test: https://www.powerboatandrib.com/2017/07/21/cobra-9-5m-nautique/