From the beginning, CABO founder Henry Mohrschladt had a vision that one day his firm would launch the best-conceived convertible in the 50-foot range. The 52 Flybridge is that boat. She is the latest and largest model to join the venerated CABO fleet - made to travel farther, stay out longer, and fight harder. As our company flagship, she combines an unsurpassed intelligence, craftsmanship, muscle, and skill that represent years of hard work and experience, as well as collaboration with industry experts and offshore fishing enthusiasts worldwide.
The 52 Flybridge demonstrates a keen awareness that offshore fishing often takes participants to the most demanding environments on Earth. She is built on the same foundation as the proven 52 Express, created with impermeable vinylester resins, stitched biaxial fiberglass reinforcements and closed-cell foam - all vacuum-bagged for amazing hull strength and reliability.
Superior hull balance allows the 52 Flybridge to cleave through rough seas, glide comfortably over large waves, stir up less spray, and move through the water with minimal resistance. Like all the CABOs before her, she stands ready to help serious offshore anglers meet every challenge they may face in pursuit of a prized catch.
Few things are as important on a sportfishing boat as having the right gear when and where you need it. The 52 Flybridge comes with all the extensive angling accouterments that have become standard on CABO larger models, including an aluminum fighting chair mounting plate glassed into the cockpit, two large-capacity fish boxes with macerators, a transom bait tank (75 gallons), overbuilt transom door with top gate, coaming pads, self-bailing scuppers, fresh and saltwater washdowns, and rod holders.
Taking advantage of her remarkably large cockpit, the 52 features mezzanine lounge seating to keep anglers comfortable and alert while watching their baits. Inside the mezzanine is expansive tackle and floor storage, plus an insulated beverage box and stainless-steel freezer.
Design & Construction
Even the toughest critics in the business have praised CABO boats for their single-minded devotion to quality. The 52 is no different. The flybridge is tournament-ready, from its aft-positioned helm and pod-mounted single-lever electronic controls to its molded electronics console and custom instrument and switch panels. Bridge ladder safety rails are made to match the deck rails, and five rocket launches are built into the bridge rail.
CABO yachts are designed inside and out with one objective: perfection. Thus, layout and condition of the systems, components, and maintenance spaces is exceptional. The engine room is a marvel of engineering, featuring gelcoated surfaces, intuitive organization, and room to work around all the equipment easily and efficiently. Likewise, the custom electrical system exemplifies the attention to detail put into each boat. Read more about this and other CABO construction hallmarks here.
The refined interior of the 52 Flybridge is supremely comfortable and luxurious without being pretentious. From the teak dining table with bird's-eye maple inlay to the custom blinds and flatscreen television, owners and guest will enjoy a finely crafted and equipped cabin after a long day on the water. Settees port and starboard, and a full galley, give way to a below deck area that features a midship master stateroom, forward VIP stateroom, and aft guest stateroom that can sleep up to eight altogether. A fine selection of fabrics and coverings let owners personalize their interiors as they see fit. High-end standards include an entertainment center with Bose® surround-sound system, central vacuum system, stackable washer and dryer, and a lighted rod display case.