Cobalt Boats' latest offering has taken the marine industry by storm. Winning a prestigious Innovation Award at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show and named a Boating Industry Top Product, the luxurious A29 bowrider is loaded with the latest technology and premium features. One such option is the revolutionary Breeze by Webasto. It's a sterndrive engine-driven air conditioner and heating system developed specifically for open cockpit boats.
Breeze by Webasto works much as an automotive air conditioner does. The primary difference is seawater is used in place of coolant. The belt-driven compressor, condenser, pump and evaporators are all compact, so it's simple for boatbuilders to incorporate the system into a Volvo Penta-powered model without modifying molds. And because it's a 12V system, it doesn't require a generator.
As the demand for greater onboard luxury increases, Breeze by Webasto is the perfect amenity to offer. At engine idle, it generates 7,000 Btus, enveloping passengers in an ambient cloud of refreshingly cold air. At cruising speed, it delivers an impressive 27,000 Btu. In cooler months, it provides 29,000 Btus of warmth. It's the one option that can truly extend the boating season for open cockpit boat owners.
Breeze by Webasto is a collaborative effort of Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Volvo Penta and Four Winns Boats, who introduced it as an option on their HD270. "Since its debut at IBEX, we've had numerous conversations with industry insiders who've provided valuable feedback," said David Wollard, senior director of leisure markets at Webasto in the Americas region. "We're already working on the next generation of Breeze by Webasto." Available as an option on the new A29, Cobalt Boats is considering incorporating it into its other current and new models, possibly as a standard feature.
Contact Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc. 15083 North Rd., Fenton, MI 48430. 800-215-7010. www.webasto.com.