Written By Bob Brown
Dry Land Evaluation : Chris Hamlin of Prestige Marine, Aaron Fluent of Absolute Speed and Marine
Photos by : Dusty Wooddell (Primary) / Andrew Ruzek (Secondary) / Bob Brown (Back Up)
One of the most encouraging indicators that the custom performance boat industry is showing signs of economic recovery from its deepest slump of the last fifty years is the willingness of manufacturers to develop fresh tooling and introduce new models. The investment to accomplish this is significant even in the best of times, but to boldly move forward with new projects in the anticipation that the buying public is beginning to heat-up speaks volumes about the confidence that boat builders have in the future.
Certainly one of the most ambitious efforts to bring a new boat to market of the past twelve months is that of the 270 Python deckboat by Cobra Performance Boats. Cobra previously established itself a "player" in the competitive performance deckboat arena with two earlier Python models, the 260 and 280, both successful boats in their own right. However, given the recent explosion of demand for high-end luxurious pontoon boats and the fascination for more performance, the timing seemed appropriate to bring a