The Cobalt 242 is a study in free-form genetics, following in the wake of its sister ship, the much-loved Cobalt 232 with all its family characteristics of ride, of performance, of obvious good looks ...with all its go-for-it, far-roaming range, its room to ride, its insistence on knowing what might wait around the next bend in a big river. Add in reassuring elements of convenience and practicality -- an enclosed head compartment shore-based in its functional comfort, big 70's disco entertainment systems with next-century clarity and volume, navigational tools ready to guide on towards Tahiti -- and you have here a boat ready right now to take you far, far way from anything resembling an office. The 242 demonstrates at first glance all the expected Cobalt DNA, from the wide bow walk-thru doors to the high-back captain's chairs, from the distinctive use of stainless steel in the fixturing to the extended, laddered swim platform, now with an optional lighting system. The new 242 refuses to sit still. Elegant, deep-down dependable, ready for the fun of the minute, designed and built to be ready for life's best moments a dozen years down the bay.