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Cabo 40 Express Review
26th Apr 2011

The latest addition to Cabo Yachts Australian model line-up is the magnificent 40 Express which has been designed to appeal to the serious sportsfisherman, or the family boater who isn't prepared to compromise on quality

The latest addition to Cabo Yachts Australian model line-up is the magnificent 40 Express which has been designed to appeal to the serious sportsfisherman, or the family boater who isn't prepared to compromise on quality. A true performer, the 40 Express has a top speed of 36 knots when powered by 700hp C-12 Caterpillar diesels and with its superb hull design you can realistically maintain a 30-knot cruise without breaking your body or the boat.

The Cabo 40 Express features an LOA of 42ft 10in, beam of 15ft 9in and draft of 3ft 5in. It has a displacement of approximately 12,727kg, transom deadrise of 16.5 degrees and carries 2080lt of fuel and 360lt of freshwater. Along with Cabo's quality engineering including colour-coded and numbered wiring and plumbing, the attention to detail throughout the entire boat is impressive.

The huge 140sq ft cockpit has ample room to swing a 130lb-class game chair and serious anglers will be impressed with standard features such as a transom live well, under-floor fish boxes, outward-opening transom door, padded coamings and much more. There's also a smart bait-prep centre, which incorporates a sink, rigging board and tackle storage.

The helm deck is intelligently configured with ample seating thanks to an L-shaped lounge that ensures a very social layout. The central helm position offers good vision both fore and aft and means the captain is just a few steps from the cockpit, making single-handed tie-ups a breeze. The helm deck can be raised hydraulically to provide easy engine-room access.

Below deck is a spacious and fully air-conditioned main cabin featuring an L-shaped settee that converts to upper and lower berths. Like all Cabos, the quality of the timberwork and upholstery is truly first class. A fully equipped galley on the port side includes Corian countertops, microwave oven, two-burner hob, fridge/freezer and ample storage. The master stateroom features a large island berth and rod lockers to store 10 outfits.

The Cabo 40 Express is a blend of style, comfort, seaworthiness and fishability. Since 1991 California-based Cabo Yachts has been designing and manufacturing advanced sportfishing boats, and in this relatively short time has earned a worldwide reputation for great design, quality and performance.

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