$699,000 | Sarasota FL

General Description

Low Hour Highly Desired 2008 45 Cabo Express For Sale! Owner motivated which is evident in the $30,000 priced reduction 11/21/2022.


Key Points:

500 Hours on 1100 HP MAN's 

New Bottom Job 2022 

Updated Garmin Electronics Package 

New Generator 2021

New Exhaust Risers 2022 


Manufacturer Provided Description

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: "More 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." 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.

Full specifications


  • Beam: 15'8"
  • Max Draft: 4'2"
  • Displacement: 31,000
  • Cruise Speed: 30
  • Max Speed: 38
  • Fuel Tank: 800 Gallons
  • Water Tank: 100 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 28 Gallons
  • Engines: MAN
  • Model: Common Rail
  • HP: 1100


The CABO 45 Express is the epitome of what it is to be CABO: quality, performance, attention to detail, and an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction. Built in the desert of Southern California, the CABO 45 has raised the stakes for the Express Sportfisher class and defined itself as the benchmark by which all other boats in the class are measured.

Because of its added size and its luxurious interior accommodations, it would be easy to forget that the CABO 45 Express is a serious sportfisher. You won't believe what the 45 Express is capable of when chasing down a fish. The 45 turns on a dime, backs down like no other and even in the roughest of seas, stays right where you put her. And, because of her wide beam, modified-V bottom and low center of gravity, the CABO is a fighting platform with unequaled stability in all sea conditions.


A 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 with cross hatch ventilation panels. 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 port side. To keep your Express's interior in ship shape, there is even a built in vacuum system.

Teak salon sole in lieu of carpet is a classy yet smart upgrade. The salon has a satin finish floor with a throw carpet, custom cut to protect from heavy traffic.


  • Teak and Holly sole UPGRADE
  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Access hatch to bilge
  • Air conditioning/heating, 16,000 BTU, AC
  • Carpet, removable, deep-pile
  • Deck hatch, retractable shade
  • Fabrics and coverings, fine selection throughout
  • Interior wood, teak, satin finish
  • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • Lighting, recessed halogen
  • Lighting, DC and AC
  • Port lights (2), port
  • TV, flat screen


  • Teak and Holly sole UPGRADE
  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Cook top, ceramic, two-burner, recessed with Corian® cover
  • Corian® countertop with custom Corian® sea rails
  • Freezer chest, 4.5 cu. ft.
  • Garbage disposal
  • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • Microwave/Convection oven
  • Pullout stainless steel rack shelves
  • Refrigerator/Freezer, Sub-Zero® with pullout drawers
  • Sink, deep, molded-in
  • Storage, compartments and drawers throughout
  • Trash storage compartment
  • Under cabinet lighting, recessed halogen, AC

Forward Stateroom

  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Air conditioning/heating, 7,000 BTU
  • Access to anchor rope/chain locker
  • Berth, double, island-style, 5" mattress, bunkcover
  • Clock, flush-mount
  • Foredeck hatch with retractable shade
  • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • Lighting, recessed halogen, AC and DC
  • Lockers, hanging, cedar-lined, port and starboard
  • Storage, compartments and large drawers below bed
  • Storage, rod lockers (2), with horizontal rod racks, eight rod capacity
  • TV/CD/DVD/MP3, (2) speakers

Guest Stateroom-Port

  • Air conditioning
  • Dresser with custom wall-mounted mirror
  • Lighting, overhead, AC and DC
  • Lighting, reading, DC
  • Berths (2), single

Head Compartment

  • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
  • Corian® countertop
  • Custom vanity with storage cabinet
  • Designer faucets and shower fixtures
  • Mirror
  • Head, Sealand Vacuflush, electric
  •  Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
  • Lighting, recessed halogen, AC/DC
  • Sink, Corian®, custom
  • Shower stall, with automatic shower sump pump
  • Toiletry storage cabinet, Corian® framed with sliding mirror doors
  • Ventilation hatch in deck

Helm Console

  • Console cover, canvas
  • Compass, with light, flush-mounted
  • Engine instrument panel, custom with audible warning system and hour meters
  • Fire and bilge water level alarms, audible
  • Helm wheel, stainless steel
  • Navigation and electronics panel
  • Palm Beach pod, mounted, single lever electronic controls
  • Switch panels, custom, stainless steel
  • New D.R.S. overhead LED lights

Helm Deck

The helm on the CABO 45 Express reflects its larger size with more room for both pilot and passengers. The 45's bridge deck is simply huge. The helm has a full isenglass enclosure and 30,000 BTU A/C system to keep you cool as well. The custom designed fiberglass console has more than enough room to flush mount all of your electronics.

  •  Stidd helm chair
  • Companionway door, sliding
  • Helm seat, Stidd, adjustable, with vinyl-covered high-density foam cushions, pedestal-mounted
  • L-shape lounge, portside and aft with lockable rod storage beneath
  • Molded fiberglass helm deck, with large removable engine service hatch
  • Tackle cabinet and storage area to starboard, with icemaker
  • Cockpit A/C 30,000 BTU



  • Destroyer type stainless steel steering wheel
  • Garmin multifunction display
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • Ritchie compass


Helm-Electronics and Navigational Equipment

  • (2) Garmin 8616 Multi-function displays with Radar/BB fish finder/Radar
  • Garmin VHF 110
  • Garmin Auto Pilot
  • Ritchie compass
  • Engine gauge cluster


Pipe Welders and Tuna Tower

  • Pipewelders Tuna Tower, polished pipe, 6'6" under rod locker above helm deck
  • Compass, flush mounted Ritchie model F82, black
  • Platform, standing, molded
  • Quartz lights 110V, two in one pod, molded
  • Light, hook up only, two quartz lights
  • Anchor run lights
  • LEDNAV Red/Green molded, USCG and ABYC approved
  • LEDNAV stern molded, USCG and ABYC approved
  • Teaser reels, US9, Super 24V, wireless remote control, without handle
  • Lights, recessed LED, red and white
  • Handrail, molded lip on sides of hardtop
  •  Outrigger auto-lock assembly, manual
  • Outrigger bridge release, aft laydown
  • Center rigger, pipewelders tapered pole 15'
  • Overhead rod locker installed in hardtop, large
  • Radar pod, extended rod locker, teaser reels
  • Horns
  • Rod holder, pipewelders installed at bimini
  • Full enclosure
  • Outriggers
  • Single lever controls with reverse pod 
  • Hydraulic steering


CABO has designed the 45 Express to offer unmatched luxury as an express cruiser, but the big CABO doesn't stop there. The heart of this yacht is still very much that of a dedicated sportfisher. The 45 Express comes standard with every fishing amenity even the most demanding angler could want. The 15'8" beam offers almost 100 square feet of fish fighting room. As with all of the CABO sportfishers, the 45's foredeck is covered in a diamond pattern nonskid surface imported from England. Even under the wettest conditions, you'll be able to cast from the pulpit with confidence and security. A large in-transom livewell has a large clear Lucite window that allows you to easily check on the condition and supply of live bait, and your thighs will appreciate the transom's heavily padded leading edge. Tremendous fish boxes are built into the cockpit sole, both to port and starboard, which are equipped with gas shock controlled hatches and CABO's famous airtight seals.

  •  Aluminum reinforcing plate installed for mounting fighting chair
  • Bait prep center portside, sink, rigging board and tackle storage fitted with custom lid, gas spring, full-length stainless steel piano hinge and lockable custom latches
  • Bait tank, 48-gallons, molded into transom, with window UPGRADE
  • Courtesy lighting under gunwales
  • Door to engine room with ladder from cockpit
  • Fish boxes (2), large capacity, insulated, macerator pump-out system
  • Chill plate, port fish box UPGRADE
  • Gunwale padding, high-density foam, white vinyl-covered
  • Hatches, lazarette and fish boxes, heavy-duty, gasketed seals, drains, gutters and full-length stainless steel piano hinge and custom latch
  • Rod-gaff racks, starboard
  • Rod holders (7)
  • Scuppers, self-bailing
  • Storage boxes under gunwale (2)
  • Transom door with top gate, extreme-duty, polished stainless steel hardware
  • Washdown, freshwater, starboard
  • Washdown, saltwater, port

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor roller assembly, recessed, custom, stainless steel
  • Bow pulpit, integral molded fiberglass
  • Custom deck rails, aluminum
  • Deck surface, molded-in, non-skid
  • Forward mooring cleats (2), stainless steel
  • Molded fiberglass using polyester resin, biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement and vacuum-bagged core construction
  • Molded-in white gel coat finish
  • Saltwater wash down forward in custom molded locker
  • Spring line cleats (4), custom
  • Stern cleats, stainless steel
  • Stern hawse pipes, stainless steel




Electrical System

  • 15-kW freshwater-cooled diesel generator with seawater strainer, remote start and digital panel, water lift muffler, safety shutdown system, sound enclosure  (Reportedly replaced in 2021, currently 120 hours)
  • 50' shore power cord with retractable Glendinning Cable Master, 220V, 50 amp
  • Battery charger, 50 amp with thermal cut out
  • Battery on/off switches, vapor-proof
  • Bonding system
  • Cable TV/Telephone connection, cockpit, shore connection, one (1) outlet-salon
  • Central vacuum
  • Distribution panel, custom, AC electrical, with line voltage and load meter, reverse polarity light
  • Distribution panel, custom, DC electrical, with battery voltage and load meter
  • Electronic supply at helm, 24V DC and 12V DC at 50 amps
  • Horn, dual air trumpet
  • Lights, engine room, AC and DC
  • Lights, interior, AC and DC
  • Lights, navigation, international, uninstalled for future mounting on arch, hardtop or tower
  • Receptacles GFI protected, throughout cabin
  • Bonding system with transom zinc plate
  • (6) New batteries installed, (1) new charger

Engine/Mechanical Equipment

  • MAN- V10 1100 HP common rail
  • Bilge, white LP finished 
  • Bilge pumps (5), four automatic/manual, one automatic 
  • Double constant torque stainless steel clamps on engine exhaust hoses 
  • Double hose clamps on all hose fittings, stainless steel 
  • Electric fuel priming pumps 
  • Electronic controls with trolling valves, engine synchronizer and backup controls 
  • Engine-driven emergency bilge pump diverter, on one engine 
  • Engine alarm system 
  • Engine room liner, white gelcoat finished 
  • Engine room blowers (2), DC 
  • Engine room ventilation fan, AC 
  • Fire extinguishing system, automatic 
  • Freshwater cooling, main engines 
  • Freshwater hose bib 
  • New freshwater pump, AC with backup freshwater pump, DC 
  • Fuel lines, metal braided, fire-retardant 
  • High water bilge alarms (3) 
  • Holding tank, with warning lights, macerator and dockside discharge 
  • Oil change system, main engines, generator and transmission 
  • Power steering 
  • Rudders, bronze, high-strength, installed with high load bearings (lowfriction, precise control) 
  • Sea cocks, UL approved for marine application, bronze, fitted on all thru-hulls below waterline 
  • Stuffing boxes, drip-less lip seal type 
  • Water heater, 11-gallon, AC, stainless steel 
  • Water intake scoops, bronze, high-speed, with integral seawater strainer
  • New shaft seals and cutlass bearings installed 6/11
  • (2) New engine room lights

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.

General Information

  • Boat Name Bird Dog
  • Manufacturer Cabo
  • Model 45 Express
  • Model Year 2008


  • Cabins 2
  • Heads 1

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer MAN V-10
  • Model MAN V-10
  • Hours 500


  • LOA 48.08 ft
  • Beam 15.67 ft
  • Draft 4 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 800|gallon
  • Water Capacity 100|gallon