1998 Cabo 45 Express Fish Freeport, TX
Posted on May 11, 2018 / 377
1998 Cabo 45 Express Fish
Price : $259,000
Builder | Manufacturer : Cabo
Condition : Used
Year : 1998
Length : 45ft
Model : 45 Express Fish
Engine Make : Caterpillar
Engine Model : 3196TA
Total Power : 1320hp
Max Speed : 30 kn
Cruising Speed : 25 kn
LOA : 45'
Beam : 15.67
Max Draft : 4
Cabins : 1
Heads : 1
1998 Cabo 45 Express Fish

“Wide Open” is powered by twin Caterpillar 3196TA’s with 660hp each, which provide a fuel efficient cruising speed and exceptional range.. 

She has the preferred layout, featuring a centerline queen forward , and a very spacious salon/galley area.

Her helm is perfect for traveling with 24,000 BTUs of air conditioning, a custom center with color TV and a rare washer and dryer.

The cockpit is all business with cockpit controls, two giant fish boxes with extra insulation, huge transom well with glass front.

She is truly a must see and will not last long!


She has the single stateroom layout featuring a very spacious salon, huge U-shaped leather sofa with tons of storage below, a custom teak & holly sole, flat screen TV with hidden storage behind, and 24,000 BTU A/C unit with SMX controls.

The Galley to starboard has a top loading freezer, sub-zero matching refrigerator and separate freezer, two burner electric stove, and Magic Chef microwave.

The huge head has fresh water VacuFlush, full size stand up shower, and vanity mirror lighting.

The owners stateroom has a center line queen with storage below, color TV, matching cedar lined hanging lockers, hull side rod storage, overhead bomar hatch, quilted coverlets, and lots of designer throw pillows.

  • Furuno 72 mile radar
  • Furuno 1100 color sounder
  • Garmin 3010C GPS/Map
  • B & G digital depth
  • Simrad AP/24 auto pilot
  • Northstar 951x GPS/Plotter
  • ACR power control search light
  • Two overhead VHF radios
  • Dytek sea water temperature gauge
  • Flo Scan fuel flow meters (Recent Install)
  • Sony stereo



  • 24,000 BTU air conditioning w/two 12,000 BTU air handlers
  • Custom build center to starboard featuring:  Sink with fresh water, Ice maker behind locker door, Color TV behind glass locker, Washer and Dryer all-in-one unit
  • L-shape bench seats to port with rod storage below & custom table with cup holders
  • Two Stidd helm chairs with foot rests, cushions & covers
  • Four sided enclosures with side u-sips, one aft
  • Chart flat with custom plexiglass top
  • Custom pedestal for Captain’s helm chair
  • Three windshield wipers with fresh water washers
  • Separate sound system for helm and cockpit
  • Red overhead LED lights everywhere including helm overhead, cockpit, tower undersides, and tower deck
  • Blue overhead LED lights everywhere including helm overhead, cockpit, tower undersides, and tower deck




  • POMPANETTE fighting chair with footrest, custom four piece rocket launcher, double side Gimbals, Padded back rest with cushions and cover
  • Has two giant below deck fish box’s with macerators, each fish box has added insulation on the outside of each box!
  • Tuna door with top hinging gate
  • Nine flush mount rod holders
  • Transom live bait well with glass front and under water blue light
  • Recent 50 AMP shore power cord
  • Side Fender Controls
  • Molded in tackle lockers including: top loading freezer, sink with fresh water and rigging board
  • Eye level storage lockers (2)
  • Tackle drawers and storage
  • Fresh and salt water wash down systems
  • Dockside water and TV Connections



  • Ten step tuna tower
  • Fiberglass hard top
  • One piece standing platform in tower
  • One piece underside with molded in flood lights, two aft and one forward
  • Fiberglass hard top sunshade in tower
  • Fiberglass control console
  • Tower seat and backrest
  • Six tower leg rod holders
  • Six place rod rack on aft tower
  • Black tower eye shade on console
  • Rupp antennae stand off brackets
  • Lee outriggers with 2X and collapsible back bars
  • Life raft and cradle on hardtop
  • Lee center rigger with single spreader
  • Tower controls (MMC), steering, Tach’s, Tab’s, Start & Shut-Downs, Garmin 410 GPS & Sounder, Remote for auto pilot


  • Custom spray rails forward and lifting rails aft…Huge difference!! This makes for a much dryer ride, runs flatter with less tabs, stays up on plane at 1600 RPM, temp goes down at every RPM, load is less at every RPM, 2 knots faster at cruise and burns less fuel at every mid range RPM….a must for every 45′ Cabo.
  • Two Blue Ocean LED 3100 under water lights with molded in ferring blocks to look down and out





  • Caterpillar mechanical engine room gauge panel
  • Dual Racor 20/20 with vacuum gauges
  • Oil change system
  • Dual chargers 12 & 24
  • Westerbeke Generator set with 3400 hours
  • 3196 Caterpillars with 3100 original hours
  • Recent exhaust risers
  • Fireboy fire system

Personal Items.

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.


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