The approval granted by enthusiasts and editors alike, has established the success of the 44 HTX. On a never-ending quest to reach perfection -- sometimes, in order to go forward, we must first go back. While the 44 HTX has been a successful model, the new 44 EX speaks to the desires of traditionalists who prefer the allure of a "true" express.
The 44 EX delivers the open feel and style of a traditional express, paired with the fishability and comfort found aboard its older sibling. CABO owners and anglers around the globe who prefer the express model -- especially in new and emerging markets for CABO -- will find up-to-date performance standards in this new offering.
With its Michael Peters designed hull, the 44 EX offers the same incredible performance and handling as the 44 HTX. Graceful sea-keeping attributes are evident, whether trolling a beam sea, or making a run to the scales with a trophy winner.
Measured at over 100 sq/ft., the layout of the oversized cockpit remains pure CABO. Look forward to enjoying mezzanine seating, a dedicated bait and tackle center, insole fish boxes, rod storage and an in-transom bait tank that hold true to every CABO model. Stainless steel backing plates are laminated into the cockpit, making the addition of a fighting chair effortless.
Although the most visible change aboard the 44 EX is the removal of the hardtop above the helm deck, many key features remain. Elevated for better visibility across the bow, the helm station is equipped with two standard helm seats, with the option for a third. The pod itself features stylish and functional Palm Beach controls. An L-shaped lounge lies to port, concealing gear stowage beneath. Additional options including an LED television and stereo, icemaker, freezer and refrigerator, make this one of the best-equipped express boats in its class.
Below deck, you will find the versatile interior of the 44 EX. The standard 2-stateroom layout also has the option to be configured as a single stateroom with angler's room, or a 3-stateroom arrangement for larger crews. Private twin berths sit comfortably away from the master in the standard double stateroom; while the optional angler's room layout features a display cabinet, custom rod racks, ample work surface, additional interior storage and an open floor plan.
The full-length, aft-facing galley counter provides easy access to appliances, while opening more floor space in the living/dining area. Forward of the main living area, the master stateroom and shared head offer the comfort and amenities in keeping with CABO Yachts' next generation of sportfishers.
To see the exciting new 44 EX in person, visit the CABO Yachts display at the end of C-Dock during the 2012 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.