2008 Cobalt Boats 272, Volvo Penta 8.1Gi with 667hrs The Cobalt 272 is yacht-certified, and so the exact number of co-conspirators in the getaway party is largely the captain's decision. And wherever an unannounced destination might lie, the 272 answers with a roster of standard and optional features that make the day comfortable and kind. From a large and accessible head compartment to a now-you-see-it-now-you-don't dinette table, from a stainless-steel-wrapped swim platform with boarding ladder to removable seat cushions of deep-down support in the bow both port and starboard, the 272 comes equipped for the entertainment mission at hand. The instrumentation is sleek and focused, legible and immediate, with a standard wood dash and trim package. The helm is elegant but no-nonsense, nimble in its response, bringing the legendary soft but so solid Cobalt ride surely on plane. The 272 can be positively spendthrift in spreading its wealth of space, comfort, and convenience, especially aft. Aft where the sunpad is unrestrained in its reach and welcome, an adjustable head rest at the ready. Aft where under-seat storage bears typical Cobalt fit and finish, with quick access to the battery switch. Generous storage awaits everywhere on the 272, cavernous room in the bow in particular. And to ensure that the good times roll, just inside the lockable glovebox a Sony stereo head unit delivers the tunes through a standard iPod (not included)/MP3 port.