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2000 45 (ft.) Cabo Yachts 45 Express

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General Information

Listing# 115671

Boca Raton, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Express Cruiser
45 Express
45 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
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Engine Hours

General Details


“THE NUTS” will outshine any other Cabo 45 on the market today.  With constant care and upgrades by knowledgeable owner she is sure to please even the most discriminating buyer.  Rather you planning to fish or planning to cruise and fish along the way, the Cabo 45 is a perfect fit.

One of the largest express fishermen available, THE NUTS is the one to see.  She is constructed on a beamy, good riding, modified V-hull with cored hull sides, a deep forefoot, and a well flared bow.  Aside from her rakish profile, perhaps the most distinctive features of the 45 is her huge bridge deck with a centerline helm seat, integrated electronics console, and expansive lounge seating.  The fully equipped cockpit comes with transom live well (with a see through window), a beautiful designed tackle center, and two huge in-deck fish boxes.  The engine room, beneath the bridge deck, is massive with excellent service access to the machinery.  The Cabo come with the standard one stateroom and large head with separate shower stall.  The large main cabin offers seating for a crowd and the galley down will please even the most discriminating chef.  Additional features include rod storage for over 20 fishing rods, an electric opening windshield, and a transom door with gate.  The 660 hp CATS will cruise the 45 at 25 knots with WOT at 30 knots.  Don’t miss this beautiful Cabo 45!

Elected Boating Magazine's Boat of the Year, the Cabo 45 Express is the epitome of what it is to be Cabo: quality, performance, attention to detail, and dedication to customer satisfaction. Designer and builder Henry Mohrschladt summed up the concept behind the Cabo 45 Express: "More amenities, more room for bait, fish, live bait and rod storage, but with the quality of our smaller boats. That is what our customers told us they wanted." The Cabo 45 Express was introduced to meet the needs of Cabo owners wanting a larger replacement for their smaller Cabos. Because of its added size and its luxurious accommodations, it would be easy to forget that the Cabo 45 Express is a serious fishing machine. The 45 turns on a dime, backs down like no other and even in the roughest of seas, stays right where she's put. And, because of her wide beam, modified-V bottom, and low center of gravity, the Cabo is a fishing platform with stability in all sea conditions. From the fiberglass and bronze through-bolted hull-to-deck joint to the custom all-fiberglass fuel tanks, the Cabo is designed to easily outlast even the harshest of conditions and cruise away unscathed. The performance of the Cabo 45 Express at sea is smooth and predictable. And with a maximum cruising range of well over 300 statute miles, top speed of 34 mph and a cruising speed of nearly 30 mph, it's clear that size has not compromised performance. This seaworthiness is outshined only by this boat's close quarter handling.  The hull of the Cabo 45 Express is built with the same uncompromising combinations of materials that have won its smaller siblings critical acclaim over the years. Superior ISO - NPG gelcoat and premium vinylester resins throughout reinforce the Cabo trademark philosophy of placing quality above all other considerations. A solid fiberglass bottom consisting of biaxial stitched fiberglass roving assures a solid and secure hull. From the waterline to the rails, the Cabo incorporates Baltek end-grain balsa coring for strength without performance-hindering weight.

And to augment the hull's external integrity, Cabo Yachts employs a unique structural module that eliminates tensional flex and makes the entire hull and interior one solid piece that will build confidence even in severe conditions. In the interior of the Cabo 45 Express the matched woods and blemish-free finishes gleam in the custom designed halogen lighting. Standard leather upholstery and a six-speaker sound system from Bose take the Cabo 45 Express well beyond the spartan fishing machine category. A fore and aft queen-size berth in the forward cabin allows plenty of room on each side to make up the berth as well as to access the signature Cabo rod storage cabinetry. The galley and full head with shower feature Corian countertops with custom sea rails and Moen fixtures. Children or extra guests will appreciate the comfortable extra-large settee on the salon's portside.


Entering from the dock and onto the swim platform you enter the cockpit thru the transom door.  The cockpit is quite large and features padded cockpit coaming, a centered fishing chair and forward storage lockers and bait freezer.  The entry to the engine room is thru a doorway and down a stainless steel ladder.  The engine room is well lit and ventilated and maneuverability and maintenance is a breeze.  From the cockpit movement to the bow is simple with wide side decks with hand holds, stainless steel safety rails and stanchions.  The bow deck is relatively flat and the bow windlass is controlled with foot and helm switches.  You can maneuver around the entire boat using the wide side decks.  Back to the cockpit and up one small step is the bridge deck with a large “L” shaped port side settee, with lockable rod storage, and to starboard is a tackle center with ice maker.  The Stidd helm seat is centered and adjustable.  The helm console is laid out well and the 360 degree visibility makes docking a breeze.  The companionway door slides to starboard.  Down the companionway three steps you enter the main cabin.  Immediately to port and on the aft bulkhead is the electrical panel.  The port side features a large “U” shaped leather settee with the ability to become a double berth.  The entertainment center is along the port side forward bulkhead and there is a high-low teak table.  To starboard is the “L” shaped galley with Corian countertops, ample drawer and cabinet storage and cooking capabilities that will please the onboard chef.  The interior flooring is gorgeous and has been updated with new teak and holly.  Forward of the main salon and to starboard is access into the head.  The head also features private entry into the master.  The head has a Vacu-Flush head, mirrored vanity, and a circular European style shower stall.  All the way forward is the master cabin with a center-line queen berth and hanging lockers, storage drawers and outboard storage shelving. The designer interior also features opening hatches with retractable shades and removable screens, matching fabrics and shams, beautiful Amtico Flooring (used in new Hatteras and Cabo Yachts), and teak bulkheads and doors.  
Located in the main cabin to starboard, the galley is large and offers excellent counter top and storage space.  Corian countertops with matching fiddles Molded under counter sink with stainless steel faucet Insink-Orator garbage disposal Kenyon (2) burner electric stove Sharp Grill 2 convection microwave oven Oster toaster oven Cuisinart 4 slice toaster Trash storage receptacle  Nova Kool under counter separate refrigerator and freezer Icer-Ette icemaker at bridge deck storage center Built in stainless steel freezer in aft counter with Corian cover Multiple above and below cabinets and drawers Sliding mirrored door storage at counter level  
Ritchie Powerdamp compass at helms Garmin GPS Map 5212 touch screen GPS plotter Furuno FCV-272 Color Video Sounder Furuno 48 mile radar display Furuno 48 mile open array radar on hard top Insignia Flat Screen for use with lap top computer at helm Standard Horizon remote VHF speaker at helm Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF with DSC at tower helm ACR remote spotlight control at both helms Bennett trim tab controls at both helms with trim tabs recessed Standard Horizon Quest GX-1500S VHF with DSC at helm Custom electrical panel with switches for electronics and navigation equipment at helm
Quality built fishing machine with the well know Cabo build.  Features include:  Marlin tower with aluminum frame and ladder from cockpit side deck  Upper helm with bolster seating and helm cover Upper helm buggy top Full 4 sided bridge deck enclosure with air conditioned/heated helm Molded fiberglass construction with superior gelcoat finish and premium vinlyester resins Solid fiberglass bottom Core cell foam core with upper chine to steer, vacuum-bagged for curing Hull finished inside with white polyester gelcoat Deck is molded fiberglass using polyester resin with biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement Premium quality molded-in white gel coat finish Premium quality molded-in non-skid surfaces Stidd adjustable helm chair with pedestal mount Bow pulpit with stainless steel anchor roller Blue Star stainless steel 44 pound anchor with stainless steel anchor rode Port side bow self-draining locker with raw water wash down Stainless steel anchor chafe protection Hardtop with full EZ2CU four sided enclosure Stainless steel supports for hard top Stainless steel stern hawse pipes Stainless steel stanchions and deck hardware with (4) spring line and (2) bow cleats Port and starboard fender holders at bow for (4) fenders Stainless steel insert in white high density rub rail Tinted windshield with heavy duty aluminum construction Hatches, lazarette and fish boxes are heavy duty gaskets and piano hinges Padded gunwale in cockpit with high density foam and white vinyl covering Cockpit scuppers Cockpit in-deck storage boxes Transom door with top gate and stainless steel hinges and lock Quick release cockpit wash down, raw water on port and fresh water on starboard side Dock side water connection Cable and telephone dock side connections Molded fiberglass helm deck with large removable engine service hatch Bridge deck tackle and storage center with ice maker on starboard side “L” shaped seating on port side of bridge deck and removable table and lockable rod storage Helm companion seat on starboard tackle center Sliding companionway door 
Fishing Equipment
Rupp outriggers Cockpit mounted centerline fighting chair with aluminum deck backing Bait prep center portside with including tackle storage, sink, rigging board, and insulated box Storage lockers have stainless steel hinges, gas spring actuators and are lockable Lighting under the cockpit gunnels Large fish boxes in cockpit deck with macerator and self-draining 60 gallon bait tank in transom with acrylic window Rod-gaff racks starboard side Storage boxes under gunnels (5) stainless steel rod holders in coaming Cockpit bait freezer with stainless steel insulated box (6) rocket launchers at bridge deck and (4) along upper helm
Cabo is famous for its detailed wiring and wiring systems.  The photo of the panel wiring speaks for itself.  Bonded electrical system with transom zinc 12/24 volt DC and 120/240 volt AC power Cabo electrical panel with Cabo distinct wiring Northern Light Generator, rebuilt 2011 with 100 hours 50 Amp shore power Glendenning Cable Master for power cord Dolphin 24 volt/50 Amp battery charger Sentry 12 volts/10 Amp battery charger Cruise-Air reverses cycle air conditioning/heat with SMX electronic controls Panasonic television with Trivia digital converter in salon cabinet Panasonic SA-PT673 five disc CD player/changer in salon cabinet Phillips Magnavox television with built in VHS player in master stateroom BOSE AM/FM/CD with surround sound in salon Tank Watch holding tank monitor in head (3) self-parking windshield wipers with heavy duty wiper arms Stainless steel 11 gallon hot water heater Central vacuum with hose hook up in salon and hose storage GFI protected electrical plugs throughout the Cabo 45 AC/DC lighting in engine room and throughout the Cabo 45 (7) Lumitech underwater lights Dual trumpet air horns Sony Stereo system w/ JL Audio remote speakers and sub-woofer
The engine room is under the bridge deck and access is through a door in the cockpit.  Well organized and clean, the engine room allows ease of maintenance.  Caterpillar 3196 high performance 660 hp diesel engines Total hours is 6100 with 1200 hours since major overhaul Fresh water engine cooling Caterpillar engine instruments at lower helm Caterpillar engine monitors at lower helm with engine alarms Dual Racor primary fuel filters Glendenning engine synchronizer Electronic engine controls with backup cables Engine alarm system at tower helm Electronic engine control at tower helm ZF transmissions with 2.083:1 ratio and electrical trolling valves 2 ½ inch stainless steel shafts and dripless shaft seals 4 blade NIBRAL propellers High strength bronze rudders and struts Aluminum steering wheels at both helms Hynautic hydraulic steering at both helms Mechanical-Aircraft type braided fuel lines Engine driven emergency bilge pump with “Y” valve Palm Beach style helm console with stainless steel side mounted single lever engine controls Oil changing system for engines, transmissions and genset
Brokers Remarks
A very nice and well maintained Cabo 45 that is a pleasure to list.  With updates and continued maintenance don’t miss this beauty.   
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.