Cobra 9.5m Inboard Test

Greg Copp from Powerboat & RIB heads out into a turbulent Solent to test-drive the newly launched Cobra 9.5m Nautique…

Boat Specs

  • LOA: 9.50m
  • Beam: 2.55m
  • Transom deadrise angle: 26 degrees
  • Displacement: 2400kg (dry)
  • Power options: 350hp to 370hp
  • Fuel capacity: 85 gallons (380 litres)
  • RCD category: B for 11
  • Test engine: Petrol 350hp V8 MerCruiser with Bravo 3 sterndrive

Verdict

This is a very capable boat built by a company with a lot of experience in big luxury RIBs. It is good to see that the Cobra has not lost its bite, as it does a very good job of being both a hard-core offshore powerboat and a superyacht tender. I was also pleased to see that this boat had been bought by a petrolhead intending to use it as a luxury family RIB for sunnier waters, which is what Cobras are really all about.

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