45' Cabo 45 Express - Hawaii

1999 Mattie

Priced at $225,000

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This Cabo Yacht 45 express “Mattie” is located in beautiful Ko' olina Hawaii, powered with CAT 3196 engine package, tower, cockpit controls, Furuno electronics at helm and tower, blue leather salon interior, teak and holley sole and single stateroom. Boat has currently undergone several cosmetic upgrades, soft goods and recent engine / generator service. Aggressive price reflects boats need for light cosmetic work and some basic repairs. Priced to sell at 195K!


45 Express - Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
45 ft
Boat Name


Cruising Speed
23 kn
15.67 ft
4 ft
Fuel Tanks
Fresh Water
1,320 hp
Engine 1
Caterpillar Caterpillar 3196TA
660 hp
Engine 2
Caterpillar Caterpillar 3196TA
660 hp


Overview Kusler Yachts Cabo 45 Express for sale in Hawaii

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 u0022Boat of the Yearu0022 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.

Elected Boating Magazine's 1997 Boat of the Year, the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher 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: u0022More 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.u0022 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 sportfisher.

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 fiberglassed 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 Sportfisher at sea is smooth and predictable. And with a maximum cruising range of well over 300 statute miles, top speed of 36.6 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. Superb visibility astern and Cabo's specially designed Mather's electric throttle controls ensure that maneuvering the 45 Express into its slip is effortless. The hull of the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher 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 Sportfisher, 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. There is even a built-in vacuum system.


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 Corianu00ae 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 Kusler Yachts and see the awesome fishing and cruising abilities of the 45 Express for yourself.

  • Teak & Holley Sole
  • L Shaped Blue Leather Salon Sofa
  • Teak Dining Table (High Gloss)
  • Forward Master Stateroom
  • Head to Starboard
  • Expansive Galley
Mechanical / Equipment List

Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher Specifications - Standard Equipment Hull - Molded fiberglass construction with superior ISO-NPG gelcoat finish and premium vinylester resins throughout - Biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement - Solid fiberglass bottom construction - Core cell foam core from upper chine to sheer, vacuum-bagged - Hull finished inside with white polyester gelcoat - Stainless steel rub strip on face of white high-density rub rail - Trim tabs, fully recessed - Bottom paint, complete preparation - 2 coats epoxy, 2 coats antifouling paint, black standard Deck - Molded fiberglass using polyester resin, biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement and vacuum-bagged core cell foam construction - Premium quality molded-in white gelcoat finish - Molded-in non-skid surface - Custom anchor roller assembly - Windlass, electric 24V, remote from helm with deck switches and 25 feet of 3-8 inch HT chain, 250 feet of nylon rope - 35 lb. Fortress FX37 high tensile anchor - Salt water washdown forward in custom molded locker - Custom springline cleats (4) - Forward mooring cleats (2), stainless steel - Stern cleats, stainless steel - Stern hawse pipes, stainless steel - Windshield, tinted, heavy welded aluminum, construction finished; includes electrically actuated vent - Windshield wipers (3), self-parking with heavy duty arms - Windshield washers (3), freshwater supplied Cockpit - Aluminum reinforcing plate installed for fighting chair - Bait prep center portside includes tackle storage, sink, rigging board, insulated icebox ready for optional refrigeration, lockers fitted with custom lid, stainless steel gas spring actuator, full-length stainless steel piano hinge and lockable custom flush latches - Door to engine room with ladder from cockpit - Lighting under gunwales - Fish boxes, large capacity, insulated with macerator pump-out system - Gunwale padding, high-density foam, white vinyl covered, mounted on tough 1-2-inch polyethylene backing board - Bait tank, 60 gallons, molded into transom - Hatches, lazarette and fish boxes, heavy duty with gaskets and piano hinges - Rod-gaff racks starboard - Rod holders (5) - Cockpit scuppers - Step - storage boxes, port and starboard - Transom door with top gate, extreme-duty polished stainless steel hardware - Quick disconnect washdown; freshwater, starboard side; saltwater, portside - Storage boxes under gunwale (2) - Weatherproof stereo speakers (2) - Dockside freshwater inlet Helm Deck - Molded fiberglass helm deck with large removable engine service hatch - Stidd helm seat, adjustable with vinyl-covered high-density foam cushions, pedestal-mount - Large tackle cabinet and storage area to starboard with ice maker - L-shaped lounge portside and aft with lockable rod storage below - Sliding companionway door and fiberglass seahood Helm Console - Palm Beach style helm console with side-mount, single-lever electronic control - Compass with light, flush-mounted - Complete custom engine instrument panel with audible warning system and hours meters - Custom switch panel - Navigation and electronics panel - Fire and bilge water level alarms, audible - Aluminum helm wheel - AM - FM - CD player for outdoor areas - Canvas console cover Mechanical - Aircraft type braided fuel lines - Electric fuel priming pumps - Bright white bilge and engine room, white linear polyurethane paint finish - Bilge pumps, three 24V automatic - manual, one 24V manual in engine room - Engine driven emergency pump Y-valve - Bonding system with transom zinc plate - Double hose clamps on all hose fittings where possible, stainless steel - Double constant torque stainless steel clamps on engine exhaust hoses - Oil change system, mains, generator and transmission - Engine alarm system - Engine room ventilation, 110V - Bilge blowers (2) 24 V DC - Fire extinguishing system, automatic - Freshwater cooling on main engines - High water bilge alarms (3) - Holding tank, with gauge, macerator and dockside discharge - Water heater, stainless steel, 220 V AC, 11 gallon - Hydraulic steering system (Hynautic) - Propeller shafts, high-strength stainless steel, 2.5-inch diameter, double taper couplers - Propellers, 4-blade Nibral - Rudders, high-strength bronze, installed with high-load bearings - Stuffing boxes, dripless lip seal type - Seacocks, UL approved for marine application, bronze, fitted on all through-hulls below waterline - Freshwater hose bib - Braided hose sleeves on all nylon hydraulic lines - Electronic controls with backup cables, engine synchronizer, trolling valves Electrical - 10 kW freshwater-cooled diesel generator with seawater strainer, remote start and gauge panel, water lift muffler, safety shutdown, dedicated battery - Custom AC electrical distribution panel with line voltage and load meter, reverse polarity light and main breakers that trip with reverse polarity - Custom DC electrical distribution panel with battery voltage and load meters - Large flat screen TV in single stateroom model - 20-inch Sony TV - VCR in double stateroom model - Custom Entertainment Center with VCR and Bose AM - FM - CD stereo - Battery on - off switches, vapor-proof - Bonded electrical system - Battery charger 220 VAC - 24 VDC - 50 amp - 50-foot shorepower cord, retractable Glendinning cord master, 220V, 50 amp - Engine room lights, 24 VDC and 120 VAC - Dual air trumpet horn; compressor installed but air trumpets not installed - Navigation lights, International, not installed - DC fuses with uninterrupted power to bilge pump, fire and bilge flood monitors - Electronics supply at helm, 24 VDC and 12 VDC - Ground fault circuit interrupter receptacles in galley and head - Interior lighting, 24 VDC and 120 VAC - Cable television with cable connection - Telephone jack with shore connection - Central vacuum Main Cabin - Access hatch to bilge - Upgraded ultra nylon fabrics on saloon settee - Lighting, 24 V DC and 24 V AC - Air conditioning - heat, dual zone, 16,000 BTU, 220 V AC - Interior teak superbly joined and finished - Positive latches used on cabinet doors and drawers - Deep pile carpet - 120 VAC duplex outlets, GFI protected - Deck hatch with retractable shade - Two portlights, portside - Pull-out double hide-a-bed beneath aft settee Galley - Cook top, two-burner electric, recessed with Corian cover - Corian countertop with custom Corian sea rails - Garbage disposal - Countertop lighting is recessed halogen - Microwave - convection oven - Positive latches used on cabinet doors and drawers - Refrigerator, side by side door, AC-DC - Freezer chest 4.5 cubic feet - Deep sink is custom Corian - Storage compartments and drawers throughout - 110 volt duplex outlet, GFI protected - Trash storage compartment Forward Stateroom - Access to anchor rope locker - Island double bed with 5-inch mattress, coverlets - Foredeck hatch with retractable shade - Hanging locker, port and starboard side, cedar-lined - Positive latches used on cabinet doors and drawers - Drawers operate on sliders - Recessed halogen lights - Custom built-in TV and VCR - Storage compartments and large drawers below bed - 120 VAC duplex outlet, GFI protected - Port and starboard rod storage locker for up to 8 rods - Built-in safe for documents and valuables Head Compartment - Corian countertop, custom with Corian sink - Mirror - Custom vanity with storage cabinet - Head, Sealand VacuFlush electric - Lighting, 24 V DC and 120 V AC - Positive latches used on cabinet doors and drawers - Separate stall shower with automatic shower sump pump - Toiletry storage cabinet, Corian frames with sliding mirror doors - 120 VAC duplex outlet, GFI protected - Ventilating hatch - Designer faucets and shower fixtures Safety Equipment - Anchor, 25-foot chain, 250-foot rode, life jackets, throwable PFD, fire extinguisher, dock lines, fenders, distress signaling device, flashlight, emergency horn, first aid kit Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher Optional Equipment Diesel (Standard Engine Group) - Twin MAN 2848LE 401, 680 hp - Twin Caterpillar 3196, 660 hp Diesel (High Performance Engine Group) - Twin MAN 2848LE 403, 800 hp - Twin Caterpillar 3406E, 800 hp - Twin MAN 2840LE 403, 1050 hp Interior - Teak and holly sole in lieu of carpet - Alternate color Corian countertop - Guest stateroom Interior Fabric Upgrade - Leather sofa (finest full-grain) Sportfishing - Freezer plates, 110V system, in cockpit icebox - Freezer plates, 110V system, installed in cockpit fish box - Ice machine plumbed to portside fish box, available with MAN engines only Generator - 12 kW Westerbeke freshwater-cooled diesel generator with seawater strainer, remote start and gauge panel, water muffler, safety shutdown, sound shield - 15 kW Westerbeke freshwater-cooled diesel generator with seawater strainer, remote start and gauge panel, water muffler, safety shutdown, sound shield - Generator is not intended to supply power for all standard and optional accessories. Load must be limited to generator output rating. General - Hull color other than white - Rails, West Coast style polished stainless or aluminum - Rails, East Coast style polished stainless or (standard) aluminum - Swim platform (fiberglass) - Swim platform ladder (stainless steel) - Double Stidd helm chair - Ice maker in starboard cabinet Mechanical and Miscellaneous Equipment - Single side band ground - Hot and cold hand-held shower in cockpit - Helm deck air conditioning 24,000 BTU - Power steering - Sea recovery water maker - Auxiliary 12V distribution panel for electronics

  • CAT 3196TA
  • Westerbeke 10.0-7.5BT
  • Mathers Controls (three stations -tower/helm/cockpit)

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.

Deck & 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.

  • Furuno 6 KW Radar
  • Furuno Navnet VX2 10.4 Displaysu00a0
  • Furuno Navnet VX2
  • Furunou00a0GPS bbwgps320 Black box Depth sounder
  • Airmar 1KWu00a0transducer
  • N.Star 951 Chart Plotter
  • Icom M127 VHF Radio (2)
  • Icom M412 VHF Radio
  • Shakespeare 6DB VHF antennas (2)
  • 12VDC Stereos (2)
  • Sea Temp Transducers (2)

Boat needs basic cosmetic work and minor upgrades. u00a0Price reflects work that will need to be done to bring boat up to speed. Electronics list is based on original listing. Please verify all electronics listed are still currently active etc.

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.