Cobra 7.7m Shoot-Out

Greg Copp from Powerboat & RIB boards one of a pair of Cobra 7.7m Nautique’s and reports on a Yamaha vs Suzuki Solent shoot-out

Boat Specs

  • LOA: 7.7m
  • Beam: 2.55m
  • Transom deadrise angle: 26 degrees
  • Displacement: 1600kg (with engine)
  • Power options: 200 to 300 hp
  • Fuel capacity: 300 litres
  • RCD category: B for 11
Suzuki vs Yamaha

Verdict

This is Cobra’s most popular RIB and with good reason. It is easy to tow and launch and yet is big enough to rough it offshore. It is a high-quality British-built boat that has been meticulously designed as a fast driver’s boat. However, it is not a boat that will get rejected by the family after one season, as happens to many RIBs. As with any high-performance craft, the key point is the driving experience, and this boat, with its generous power-to-weight ratio and such a capable hull, excels in this department.

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