Fraser Cobia 6m - Any good?

Hi guys,

I am looking at a Fraser Cobia thats listed as 6m/20ft. It has a low hours 100hp Yammie 4 stroke and the price suits me.

I am too far away for an inspection and I dont know much about those hulls. All the great things I hear about Fraser hulls tend to be referring to the older hulls.

I am a little concerned about the gunnel height - they seem a little low.

The donk also seems a little small, but I am assured it cruises fine at 20knots and can do 30knots WOT which seesm ok to me.

I guess I am just after any opinions on this hull. Good in slop? Dry? Stable? etc..




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Does anyone know who was

Mon, 2014-07-07 21:39

Does anyone know who was building the Fraser hulls in 2000. From what I can tell it was before Commodore purchased the maulds but I am guessing Fraser Boats were no longer building the hulls by that point. Just keen to know if Frasers of that era are considered well built or not.



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 I've seen the one you're

Mon, 2014-07-07 22:21

 I've seen the one you're talking about and it seems pretty good value to me without physically seeing it. I had a 2000 built Fraser 525 until recently which I gave a good flogging and it was up to it. They aren't flash boats but they do the job just fine. 

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 Thanks Bluedog. At my

Tue, 2014-07-08 09:18

 Thanks Bluedog. At my Budget, flash isnt a concern. Solid and reliable is the best I can hope for.

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 I agree, solid and reliable

Tue, 2014-07-08 10:00

 I agree, solid and reliable is always priority. My voyager is an old design but its still a very solid and stable boat. If you think the sides are abit low, simply add hand rails like i did.


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my 2cents- the most

Tue, 2014-07-08 10:46

my 2cents- the most concerning part to me would be the 100HP on a 20ft glass boat. If the cobia is built anything like the older models then it wouldn't be on the lighter side for a glass boat, so 100HP would be working pretty hard I'd imagine. what ever you do, don't take the owners word for it, make sure you test drive it before buying.

You say the engine has low hours, so you might be able to get a few bucks for it on the second hand market, then put the money into a late model 130-150HP 2 stroke? When looking at selling it down the track, with the 100HP most potential buyers would do exactly what I just did and assume its underpowered and move on.

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fraser cobia

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:01

 fraser cobia is similar to my fraser 5.9 2002 allrounder,very good boats ,my has a 140hp fourstroke suzuki top speed of 30 plus knots very ecconomical on fuel,im happy with my boat,she handles well in most conditions


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 Yeh I agree with ben85 once

Tue, 2014-07-08 17:01

 Yeh I agree with ben85 once you put your gear in it and 2-3 blokes 100hp would be working far too hard and using a lot of fuel. You want a 150 on it so you can cruise on 25 knots when it's calm and still have plenty of grunt there for when it's rough or your in a tricky situation. It mite do 30 knots on a calm day or in the river but more often that not your gonna be fishing in a 10 to 15 knot wind and the coming home with a 20knot sw

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fraser in that size maximum power is 135 hp

Wed, 2014-07-09 05:39

 fraser in that size maximum power is 135 hp same hull as my fraser 5.9 all rounder,have a look at the builders plate