March 10, 2010

Project: Cabo 44 Hardtop Express

Scheduled to debut this fall, the 44 Hardtop Express project is a new design style for Cabo. The integrated hardtop signifies a next step in express design evolution for the Southern California Adelante boat builder, here utilizing a rigid three sided enclosure to offer better protection from the elements, improved visibility, and greater comfort on the helm deck. Below deck, the interior also marks a turn around offering a luxurious space equal to the Cabo 45 Express it will replace. The most dramatic difference in the layout is the addition of either an optional second stateroom, or an angler's room. This extra space allows for easy interior storage of fishing gear or the privacy of a second stateroom away from the master. Another intuitive touch is the placement of a full length galley counter against the aft bulkhead, making access to appliances easier while creating more floor space in the living dining area. The master stateroom and shared head are forward of the living area and offer the comfort and amenities that discriminating owners desire. Like every Cabo the design for this boat began in the cockpit to make sure that it meets the demands of serious anglers. Fish boxes, a tackle center, and bait well in the transom are all standard, and new mezzanine seating provides a comfortable perch when watching the spread. Like many of the latest Cabos to be introduced in the past few years, the 44's foundation is a Michael Peters designed hull. From there, the propulsion design, electrical systems, and attention to detail is executed in the same manner that built the Cabo reputation for a rugged and efficient build. Cabo and Michael Peters present an innovative design with luxurious appointments. The hard top design solution for the 44 Hardtop Express project gives also a great appeal to cruising enthusiasts that may have never considered a Cabo before, while continuing to meet the demands of its core market serious offshore anglers.