With the 40 Flybridge, CABO took a great boat - the 40 Express - and made it greater by expanding the accommodations to create a powerful, purposeful, comfortable sportfisher. Like every model in the CABO fleet, this one is built to tackle big seas and big fish thanks to her specialized features and design. Some say you have to sacrifice creature comforts for the features that make a great fishing boat - not so on the 40 Flybridge. Her finely appointed interior allows owners to relax in style after a long day on the water. Whether chasing down a marlin or cruising up the coast, the 40 Flybridge is pure, uncompromised CABO.
A creation of renowned Michael Peters Yacht Design, the hull of the CABO 40 could be the smoothest, fastest, and driest in our lineup. This running bottom benefits from the uncanny ability of CABO and its partners to give a boat the ride of a much larger vessel without sacrificing speed or agility. The 40 Flybridge utilizes a stiff, lightweight modified-V hull matched with twin turbo-charged diesels, so owners can always get to the fish well in advance of the competition.
Spacious and equipped with everything a saltwater angler needs to fish anywhere in the world, the cockpit of the 40 Flybridge houses a large, insulated ice chest and a bait prep center with a sink and rigging board. Underneath, a three-drawer locker is ideal for tackle and tools that the owner needs close at hand. One of the two in-deck fish boxes can be fitted with refrigerated chill plates. These boxes run fore and aft to prevent the damage to fish that can occur in boxes positioned port to starboard.
The lighted transom livewell has 16 separate water inlets running vertically along the sides to eliminate dead spots, and a 2-inch dump valve can drain the well in minutes. The heavy-duty transom door features a top gate and custom hinges fastened with flat-head bolts that are offset for optimum reliability during a lifetime of use.
Design & Construction
The heart of any boat is her engine room. The 40 Flybridge has a fit and flawless engine room that excels in the practical installation of her machinery; including engines, generator, air-conditioning compressors, oil change system, and fiberglass fuel tanks. All wiring is labeled and color coded, and is more tightly loomed and skillfully organized than the wiring on any other boat in the industry. Superior quality extends right down to the locking pins that secure the engine room ladder, which are triple the normal size.
The interior of the 40 Flybridge is expertly engineered to maximize storage and crew comfort on extended trips. The step-down galley features a recessed two-burner cook top, microwave, sink and side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. Under the galley sole is a large "pantry" that runs athwartship, offering incredible storage for long voyages. Down the companionway steps, the master stateroom can be found at the bow. It features a double berth with storage beneath, hanging lockers, optional overhead cabinets and ample headroom; as well as a flat screen TV, with DVD player and stereo sound system. The starboard guest cabin has a pullout single berth, above a fixed double below. A full head is shared by both staterooms, while the day head sits forward of the galley and is easily accessible from the companionway. These accommodations assure comfort and privacy for all.