Sea Ray’s 250 SLX vs Cobalt A25
We make it easy. We bought a Cobalt A25 and invite
you to compare, side by side, the A25 vs Sea Ray’s
250 SLX and see the Sea Ray difference for yourself.
Compare upholstery using the Pinch Test. Simply find a flat panel of upholstery, pinch, twist and hold for 60 seconds before releasing. While pinching, take note of the thickness/density of the material. After releasing, monitor how the upholstery reacts (elasticity).
Does the crease disappear in minutes, or is it more permanent? This will show how the interior stands up over time.
Sea Ray – Photo @ 2 days after pinch
Cobalt – Photo @ 2 days after pinch
Sea Ray sets the standard with its stylish windshield – polished stainless steel upper frame and curved glass – offering greater visibility, greater strength and no noise. Try the Pull Test.
Cobalt uses an old-fashioned, square-cornered windshield that can block site lines. The design reduces its rigidity. Try the Pull Test.
Sea Ray diamond-patterned,non-skid flooring surfaces are moulded in the gelcoat process,giving a more refined appearance, excellent grip and are easy to clean. The floor is built right into the deck mould. It costs more than other textures but provides a greater grip, even when wet!
Cobalt’s non-skid surface uses a sprayed-on grit.
Sea Ray aviation-inspired switch panels use marine-grade, illuminated toggle switches with backlight descriptions that are well placed for easy viewing.
Cobalt uses flush switches in a horizontal panel, making the descriptions more difficult to read.
Sea Ray gel-coats the underside of the floor for added moisture protection and a superior quality product.
Cobalt does not finish the underside.
Sea Ray uses a one-piece, full-length inner hull liner – a more expensive but much superior method, offering tremendous rigidity to the hull, with finished gelcoat surfaces for easy maintenance and better aesthetics.
Cobalt uses a traditional stringer system, with various components bonded together and a number of unfinished fibreglass surfaces.
Sea Ray provides the same stainless steel bow plate that is found in its larger yacht designs ensuring greater protection due to its width for winch stand bell rollers. It looks great on the water.
Cobalt stainless steel bow plates are much narrower.
Sea Ray ski lockers are part of the inner liner. The finished gelcoat surface repels water and petroleum-based products, providing moisture protection and making clean up easy.
Cobalt uses a plastic mat to cover the raw fiberglass (not gel-coated), laid over plywood. This plywood is not sealed on the underside.
Sea Ray design and build practices are SUPERIOR, look at this bore sample we cut. It shows a FINISHED gelcoat bilge surface, a SOLID fibreglass structure, a SEALED cavity of closed-cell foam for floatation and sound damping.
Cobalt DOES NOT STAND UP. Look at this bore sample we cut. It shows both the bilge surface and sub surface are RAW fibreglass (NOT SEALED) and to our surprise the plywood of the sub surface is RAW (NOT SEALED) on the under side. This area is in direct contact with bilge water!!!
Sea Ray anchor locker hatches exude quality – an injection-moulded hatch that allows for a perfect finish inside and out. It features a diamond non-skid exterior and smooth interior finish,with a stainless compression latch to reduce noise.
Cobalt’s anchor hatch has a sprayed-on, non-skid grit finish with a paint-brush finish on the inside, and is secured with a non-compression latch.
Sea Ray custom double-sided stainless steel latches are easily used from either side.
Cobalt generic dead bolts, which are prone to rattles, are not easily accessible from one side.
Sea Ray considers safety in all elements, including more substantial struts to support the windshield.
Cobalt uses thin, bent windshield struts.
Sea Ray uses premium 28 oz. rubber-backed, custom-textured snap-in carpet, with colour-matched binding that is perfectly contoured to the cockpit.
Cobalt uses a lower-grade generic carpet with black binding, regardless of carpet colour.
Sea Ray custom stainless steel cleats are fitted into a Boss, sculpted in the deck mould. These premium cleats recess into the flush position when not in use, eliminating the chance of snagging.
Cobalt uses inferior generic cleats.
Sea Ray single-panel windscreens are ingeniously recessed into the deck for easy use – a single, double-sided latch operates in both opened and closed positions.
Cobalt’s bi-fold windscreen uses noisy dead bolts to secure in both positions, along with an extra plastic support when in the closed position.
Sea Ray uses modern ball-and-socket Bimini hardware, known for its easy use, clean looks and silent operation.
Cobalt’s Bimini uses A-frame hardware, with pins and cables that are prone to rattling.
Sea Ray relentlessly advances your boating experience, introducing patented Quiet Ride technology. This technology is not an add-on; it is built into the boat. Take a test drive and experience the difference!
Cobalt has no equivalent.