There are a lot of high-quality center-console fishboats on the market, especially in the 28-to-32-foot size range. Most are very similar to one another – choosing one over the others can be difficult. (The good news? Stick with a well-respected builder and you won’t go far wrong.) But don’t overlook the Cobia 296 CC, a serious center console from one of the longest-lived companies around. Now owned by Maverick, Cobia builds a tough, well-engineered boat with all the bells and whistles fisherfolk demand. If you don’t fish, shop elsewhere – this boat is all about dragging lures.