40 Express Cabo Yachts
When it comes to designing new sportfishing models, some builders make compromises in order to have the finished product appeal to a more mainstream audience. That’s not the case at CABO. Industry experts have hailed our 40 Express as the ultimate sportfisher, featuring a war chest of big-game angling equipment as well as a highly livable interior suitable for long, comfortable stays on board. Plus, she boasts the speed, range, and ride to reach even the most far-away fishing ground… fast.
The CABO 40 Express just may be the fastest, best-running 40-foot sportfisher on the market today. According to performance tests from independent, third-part sources, she can hit an astounding 36 knots when powered by a pair of 715-hp Caterpillar C12 ACERT diesel engines. With those numbers, it should come as no surprise that this swift and seaworthy vessel has set the standard for speed in her class. The benefit to owners is getting to the fish before anyone else.
The 40 Express is a full-on fishing machine. The helm deck and cockpit total more than 200 square feet and have been carefully designed with maximum offshore angling pursuits in mind. With an overabundance of tackle drawers on the helm deck, searching for places to store your tackle will become a thing of the past. The livewell is lit to keep bait active and is conveniently located in the transom (large dump valves keep its drains clear and unclogged).
Wide, padded gunnels allow angle-mounted rod holders and provide full foot-room underneath to let sportsmen lock into big fish. An aft-swinging transom door with top gate is mounted with massive, custom-built hinges and a stainless-steel door latch to withstand a lifetime of hard use. When the day is done and all the trophy fish are aboard, two huge fishboxes laid flush in the sole and equipped with in-line macerators promise trouble-free operation.
Design & Construction
Each of the 46 bolt heads on the transom door of the 40 Express is meticulously turned on the same angle – a good indication of the attention to detail that goes into every part of this CABO. The side decks are wide enough for quick trips forward for bow-casting bait on a tailing marlin, or for following a big tuna around the boat. Detail and organization in the engine room are light years ahead of the competition. Handcrafted woodwork throughout the 40 Express is on par with that of a fine custom yacht. And that’s just the beginning. Find out more about our unmatched workmanship and engineering here.
The cabin of the 40 Express showcases comfort, spaciousness, and refined elegance that belie the boat’s hardcore exterior. A starboard settee seats six and converts to upper and lower bunks when it’s time to recharge overnight. The master stateroom forward features a large island double berth with ample drawer and locker space. The galley is fully equipped for fine cuisine, or just for feeding a hungry crew. A cedar-lined hanging closet provides additional stowage and, because CABO is all about fishing, lockers located to port and starboard can hold up to 10 rods.
Length Overall 42’10”
Hull length 40’2”
Beam (Extreme) 15’9”
Transom Deadrise 16.5°
Displacement (Lt) 28,000 lb
Fuel 550 gal.
Water 95 gal.
Cabin Headroom 6′-3”
Twin Caterpillar C12 ACERT, 715HPM
Twin Cummins QSC 8.3, 600HPM, ZEUS
Twin Cummins QSM11-M, 715HPM
Twin MAN R6-800CRM, 800HPM
Twin Yanmar 6SY-STP, 720HPM