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2005 Cabo 40 Express

** SOLD **

  • $469,750 USD
  • Tim Jones
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 2005
  • Cabo
  • 40 Express
  • Orange Beach, Alabama, US
  • Power
  • 40ft / 12.19 m
  • 15ft 9in / 4.80 m
  • Twin Mann
  • R6-800 Crm
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2009-02-02
  • 2013-05-23
  • 1546298

The Cabo 40 Express is a no-nonsense fishing machine. From its 100-square-foot cockpit with padded bolsters, oversized scuppers, beefy-hardware-mounted transom door, twin in-deck insulated fishboxes with macerator-equipped drains, tackle-rigging station, substantial rod storage provisions and transom baitwell, to its one-inch side railings, superior non-skid decking and the tow rail on her bow pulpit, this boat was designed and built to fish comfortably! Outfitted to original owners knowledgeable input.


Total Power: 800
Cruising Speed: 30
Max Speed: 36


Fuel: 550
Fresh Water: 95

Vessel Walkthrough

The Cabo 40 Express features the best of amenities such as a second helmchair on the starboard side of the command bridge and a comfortably-upholstered, forward-facing, L-shaped settee to port. Down the companionway to starboard of the helm station is the salon, which features the fine joinery, fabric and upholstery for which Cabo is so often noted. The genuine teak and holly sole is a nice touch, and the signature inlaid-teak grillwork on the cabinet doors assure good ventilation in the cabinetry. The saloon is laid out with a convertible L-shaped leather settee to starboard that turns easily into upper and lower berths, and a similarly-shaped, practically-configured Corian counter-topped full galley to port just aft of the head compartment. The roomy head features a fully-enclosed shower stall, freshwater toilet, molded Corian surfaces, a tile floor and an excellent use of available space. Forward through a privacy door is the master stateroom, which features a pedestal queen berth with a very comfortable mattress, cedar-lined hanging lockers, plenty of functional drawers and the fine fabrics and upholstery finishes.

Main Cabin

When entering the main cabin the spacious area is unmatched in the Express market with the high quality workmanship of wood and decor. The main salon includes a comfortable “L” shaped lounge, as well as a Bose Lifestyle 38 surround sound AM/FM/CD/DVD system, recessed halogen lighting, superb teak joinery finished in CABO¹s signature satin varnish with cross-hatch vents in the cabinet doors, and selection of top quality interior fabrics and coverings. A full head is to port conveniently located immediately adjacent to the stairs leading down from the command deck.

  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Access hatch to bilge
  • Air conditioning/heating, 10,000 BTU
  • Teak and Holley Sole
  • Deck hatches, retractable shades (2)
  • Interior wood, teak, satin finish
  • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • L-shape lounge, converts to upper and lower sleeping berths
  • Lighting, recessed halogen
  • TV, flat screen
  • Telephone, shore connection, (1) outlet salon
  • Sheet set (cotten)


The galley and amenities continue to flow with the stylish wood and accents done so well by Cabo. The functional galley area includes a ceramic two burner cooktop recessed into the Corian® countertop; a convection/ microwave oven; drawer type Sub-Zero® refrigerator and Sub- Zero® freezer; a polished deep sink with garbage disposal; storage compartments and silverware drawers throughout; countertop lighting and ample GFI protected electrical outlets. Functionally and storage is abundent.

  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Cook top, ceramic, two-burner, recessed with Corian® cover
  • Corian® countertop with custom Corian® sea rails
  • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Refrigerator/freezer, side-by-side, AC/DC
  • Sink, molded-in custom fit by Cabo
  • Storage, compartments and drawers throughout
  • Undercabinet lighting, recessed halogen

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom continues with a quality blend of teak and decor that has the comfort of any large sportfish. The stateroom is designed with an island double berth or three single berths. There is a custom built-in TV, stereo speakers with volume control, a built-in safe for documents and valuables, individual AC controls, cedar lined hanging lockers port and starboard, as well as rod storage lockers for up to 8 rods.

  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Air conditioning/heating, 7,000 BTU
  • Access to anchor rope/chain locker
  • Berth, double, island-style, 5" mattress, bunkcover
  • Foredeck hatch with retractable shade
  • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • Lighting, recessed halogen
  • Locker, hanging, cedar-lined (2)
  • Storage, compartments and large drawers below bed
  • Storage, rod lockers (2), with horizontal rod racks
  • TV, flat screen, built-in with cable hook-up, AC, AM/FM/DVD

Master Head

The head is possibly the largest of it's class with the head compartment includes custom Corian® vanities each with a sink, storage cabinet and sliding mirror, enclosed showers with automatic shower sump pumps, Sealand Vacuflush electric heads and a ventilating hatch.

  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Corian® countertop molded
  • Mirror w/ storage
  • Head, Sealand Vacuflush, electric freshwater toilet
  • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • Lighting, recessed halogen, DC
  • Shower stall, with automatic shower sump pump
  • Toiletry storage cabinet, Corian® framed with mirror doors
  • Vanity, custom design with storage
  • High quality safety handrails and towel bars

Helm Deck & Console

The command console on the helm deck is carefully positioned to provide the operator with a clear view forward, abeam and astern, and it is integrally molded with plenty of room for a complete array of modern marine electronics, the MAN electronic controls and color digital read outs, plus an array of custom switch panels, warning lights and alarms. Palm Beach pod mounted single lever electronic controls promise responsive and easy maneuverability. Comfortable Stidd helm and twin Stidd companion seats include adjustable footrests, and there is plenty of lockable cabinet storage under the "L"shaped lounge for more tackle and accessories.

It is little wonder that CABO Yachts are found virtually everywhere in the world where great game fish are pursued. Designed from the keel up with the specialized needs of sport fishermen in mind. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the cockpit of this 40 Express.
  • Companionway door, sliding, opaque with white acrylic
  • Helm chair, premium, pedestal-mounted
  • Helm console, integrally molded
  • Engine access hatch with gas spring
  • L-shape lounge, port, rod storage beneath
  • Molded fiberglass helm deck, hydraulically-lifted with cockpit control unit
  • Tackle center with drawers for gear storage and organization
  • Helm Deck A/C 24,000 BTU
  • Ice maker in starboard helm deck cabinet
  • Console cover, canvas
  • Compass, with light, flush-mounted
  • Electric control, single lever, console-mounted
  • Engine instrument panel, complete custom with audible warning system and hour meters
  • Fire and bilge water level alarms, audible
  • Helm wheel, stainless steel
  • Navigation and electronic panel
  • Switch panels, custom, stainless steel


  • PipeWelder's Marine Tuna Tower
  • Tuna Tower Molded Top Single Rail 4' Gap
  • One piece molded standing platform
  • Tower Sunshade: 84" molded top
  • Bench seat fixed with backrest 84"
  • Control Box: 50" contoured face
  • Compass, flush mount F82, Black
  • Lights: LEDNAV Red/Green molded in hardtop
  • Express Enclsr-3 side-T/T-Strataglass- 40/50'
  • Radar box HDTOP
  • 3 QTZ lights
  • Cabin rails- side rails, 1 port, 1 stbd
  • Lights Quartz 110V single pod molded FWD on platform
  • 6 Rod Holders weld to tower leg outside


  • Northstar 6000i GPS/NAV Package (15" Display)
  • Northstar 6000i GPS/NAV Package (8.5" Display)
  • Northstar Depth Sounder Unit
  • Raymarine E120 GPS/NAV Package (15" Display)
  • Raymarine DSM 300 Sounder
  • Raymarine Radar, 24 Volt
  • Raymarine 10kw, 6' Open Array Antenna
  • VHF Radio


Fishability. In every CABO fishability is both a focus and a critical component. To that end, the huge cockpit of this Express includes a bait prep center with a gas actuated spring supported lid covering the sink, a rigging board, an ice box with refrigeration plates and voluminous tackle storage. A 48 gallon circulating bait tank with a large drain is molded into the transom. Large capacity insulated fish boxes have gasketed positive latching lids with gas actuated spring supports, removable liners and macerator pumps on the drains are built into the cockpit sole. The padded cockpit coaming and CABO’s precise non-skid deck pattern provide stability for the working angler. Gaff and tag stick holders are properly positioned under the gunwales and 5 rod holders are standard.

Self bailing cockpit scuppers, a transom gate and outward opening “tuna door” fitted with CABO’s beefy custom made hinges, and quick-disconnect fresh and saltwater washdown systems add to the utility of the cockpit fishing space. CABO includes an aluminum reinforcing plate molded in the cockpit deck for mounting a fighting chair, and there are functional step boxes in the forward port and starboard corners of the cockpit to allow easy access to the side and foredecks.

  • Aluminum reinforcing plate installed for mounting fighting chair
  • Bait prep center sink, rigging board and tackle storage fitted with custom lid, gas spring, full-length stainless steel piano hinge and custom latch
  • Bait tank, 48-gallons, molded into transom
  • Gunwale padding, high-density foam, white vinyl covered
  • Courtesy lighting under gunwales and helm deck toe kick
  • Fish boxes (2), large capacity, insulated, macerator pump-out system
  • Hatches, lazarette and fish boxes, heavy-duty, gasketed seals, drains, gutters and full-length stainless steel piano hinge and custom latch
  • Hose and pistol-grip nozzle
  • Icebox, fitted with gasketed lid, gas spring actuator, full-length stainless steel piano hinge and custom latch
  • Rod-gaff racks, port and starboard
  • Scuppers, self-bailing
  • Transom door with top gate, extreme-duty, polished stainless steel hardware
  • Washdowns, fresh-and saltwater
  • Swim platform with ladder
  • Hot and cold hand held shower
  • Window in bait tank
  • Electric reel outlets
  • Eskimo 600 lb icemaker
  • Custom storage drawers
  • Cockpit freezer
  • Cockpit speakers with volume control


  • Anchor roller assembly, recessed, custom stainless steel
  • Bow cleats, 12" stainless steel
  • Bow pulpit, integral molded fiberglass
  • Custom deck rails, aluminum
  • Deck surface, molded-in, non-skid
  • Molded fiberglass using polyester resin, biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement and core construction
  • Molded-in, white gelcoat finish
  • Spring line cleats, 10" stainless steel
  • Stern cleats, 12" stainless steel
  • Stern hawse pipes, stainless steel
  • Windlass, heavy-duty, DC electric, remote at helm and deck switches
  • Windshield wipers (3), self-parking with pantograph arms, intermittent and separate controls
  • Windshield, side vents, heavy-duty welded aluminum construction, finished in white powder coat paint; includes electrically actuated center vent
  • Windshield washers (3), wet arms


  • Bottom paint, complete preparation 2 coats epoxy, 2 coats anti-fouling paint; black, standard
  • Molded fiberglass construction using premium vinylester resins and biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement; solid fiberglass bottom construction;
  • High quality ISO/NPG gelcoat finish
  • Premium quality molded-in white gelcoat finish
  • Stainless steel rub strip on face of white high-density PVC rub rail
  • Trim tabs, fully recessed
  • Underwater lights
  • Propsmith propeller installation and removal tool


  • 12.6kW freshwater-cooled diesel generator with seawater strainer, remote start and digital panel, water lift muffler, safety shutdown system, sound enclosure
  • Generator: 382 hours
  • 50’ shore power cord with retractable Glendinning Cable Master, 220V, 50-amp
  • Battery charger, 50 amp
  • Battery on/off switches, vapor-proof
  • Bonding system
  • Cable TV connection, cockpit/ Telephone
  • Distribution panel, custom, AC electrical, with line voltage and load meter, reverse polarity light
  • Distribution panel, custom, DC electrical, with battery voltage and load meter
  • Electronic supply at helm, 12V, DC at 50 amps
  • Horn, dual air trumpet uninstalled
  • Lights, engine room, DC
  • Lights, interior, DC
  • Lights, navigation, international, uninstalled for future mounting on arch, hardtop or tower
  • Receptacles throughout cabin, GFI protected
  • Stereo with AM/FM, CD, DVD, speakers in salon, DC
  • Aux, 12VDC, dist. panel for electronics

Safety Equipment

  • Anchor, 25’ chain, 250’ rode, life jackets, throwable P.F.D., fire extinguisher, docklines, fenders, distress signaling device, flashlight, emergency horn, first aid kit, bell

Mechanical/Engine Room

Engine Room. Since its inception, CABO Yachts has been widely recognized for their emphasis on superb engineering and engine room ergonomics as well as their meticulous wiring and mechanical layout. All that and more is neatly incorporated into this 40 Express.

Twin MAN 800 common rail injection, turbocharged and after-cooled marine diesel engines nestle into the glistening white gelcoat finished engine spaces, with plumbing, wiring, shafting and control cables neatly run, secured and easily accessed. ZF transmissions with trolling valves transfer engine power to the shafts.

Attention to detail is clearly evident throughout the engine room, from the installation of the genset and easy to clean gelcoat finish throughout, to the rubber or polymer grommetted protectors found on any wire running through a bulkhead. Aircraft grade braided stainless steel fuel lines, clearly labeled plumbing valves, switches and wiring runs are found throughout.

  • Cruise Low: 27 knots @ 44gph
  • Cruise High: 30+ knots @ 55gph
  • Bilge, white gelcoat finished
  • Bilge pumps (5), four automatic/manual, one automatic
  • Double constant torque stainless steel clamps on engine exhaust hoses
  • Double hose clamps on all hose fittings, stainless steel
  • Electronic controls with trolling valves, engine synchronizer and back up controls
  • Emergency bilge pump diverter valve on one engine
  • Engine alarm system
  • Engine room liner, white gelcoat finished
  • Engine room blowers (2), DC
  • Fire extinguishing system, automatic
  • Freshwater cooling, main engines
  • Fuel lines, metal braided, fire-retardant
  • High water bilge alarms (3)
  • Holding tank, with warning lights, macerator and dockside discharge
  • Hose sleeves, braided, on all nylon hydraulic steering lines
  • Oil change system, mains and generator
  • Propeller shafts, double taper, couplers, high-strength stainless steel
  • Propellers, 4-blade Nibral
  • Power steering
  • Rudders, bronze, high-strength, installed with high load bearings (low friction, precise control)
  • Sea cocks, UL approved for marine application, bronze, fitted on all thru-hulls below waterline
  • Stuffing boxes, drip-less lip seal type
  • Water heater, 11-gallon, AC, stainless steel
  • Water intake scoops, bronze, high-speed, with integral seawater strainers
  • Plumbed & wired for later installation of watermaker
  • Electronic engine gauge panel in engine room


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Gulf Coast Yacht Group - Orange Beach

4830 Wharf Parkway, Ste G-207
Orange Beach, Alabama, 36561