Whether the benchmark is design, engineering, construction, performance, or fishability, the CABO 45 Express is a true champion. She has garnered Boating magazine's coveted "Boat of the Year" award and has twice won the San Juan International Billfish Tournament. But what's even more impressive is that this large express model never fails to meet the demanding needs of our customers, who expect and accept nothing less from the CABO team than the best sportfishers money can buy.
Take the wheel of the 45 Express and you'll understand why boating experts the world over have lauded this CABO for her striking seaworthiness. Under way, she is strong, smooth, and sure, tracking straight in conditions that would send most sportfishers her size running back to shore. With a cruising range of more than 300 miles and a top speed of 32 knots, her dimensions have not compromised her efficiency - or her close-quarters handling. Not only is the 45 Express quick to respond to helm commands, but she stays right where you put her, even in the roughest of seas.
While every boater can appreciate the good looks and superb performance of the 45 Express, where she really shines lies in her ability to fish. The 100-square-foot cockpit harbors an arsenal of tackle storage cabinets, a feature-rich bait prep center, a 48-gallon transom bait tank, and two large-capacity fish boxes equipped with in-line macerators and optional icemakers. Everything a dedicated saltwater angler needs. In addition, ample rod storage throughout the boat means that owners can be ready for any fishing situation.
The 45's huge helm deck provides a great platform for watching baits and can be air conditioned for added comfort. Improved visibility and easy movement to and from the cockpit are benefits of the center command console, and single-lever electronic controls mean quick spinning and backing down when chasing a lively fish.
Design & Construction
Every wire and hose in the 45 Express is laid and labeled separately, with chafe protection at each bulkhead passage. The centerline fuel tanks are made of fiberglass for years of trouble-free, corrosion-resistant service, and fuel lines are aircraft-quality braided stainless steel for a long life. Many of our most intricate components, such as the removable fuel intake screens for first-line protection in distant ports, are invisible. But owners can feel safe knowing that CABO's design and construction integrity is second to none. Click here for more details.
With either a one- or two-stateroom layout, the 45 Express offers enough space below deck to accommodate a crowd of people. Exquisite craftsmanship is evident throughout the cabin. The hand-selected teak woods turn cabinetry and doors into works of art, and the gourmet galley with expansive Corian® countertops and a twin-burner cook top come in handy when feeding a crew of anglers or family. Whether you're out for a day trip or a weekend-long excursion, the refrigerator, freezer, and multiple storage compartments will easily hold provisions for whatever needs you have.
Contact your local CABO dealer and see the awesome fishing and cruising abilities of the 45 Express for yourself.