Montclair, CA-based Cobra Performance Boats, builder of high-performance catamarans and vee bottoms, is nearing completion on its all-new 280 Venom Sport Cat. According to company owner Jeff Bohn, the 280 extends its line of Sport Cats beyond its 260 Venom and 270 Python models; it’ll be available as an I/O clesed-decker this summer, with an outboard version to follow in 2019.

“It’s similar to the other boat,” Bohn told Speedboat. “We just closed the bow and changed the back of the boat somewhat to make it look more sporty.” In addition, the windshield has been “leaned back” a bit.

“I have a customer who wants us to build a 31, but I didn’t want to jump from a 26 to a 31,” Bohn explained. “So I thought we would do a 28.” Power will begin with an 8.2 HO priced at $129,900 and move up from there. The first boat out of the mold will feature an 860 with an M6 drive, and has been sold to customer Al Solorio. “It should be pretty spectacular,” Bohn said.