February 23, 2012

New Model: Cabo 40 Hardtop Express

Preparing itself for the upcoming Miami boat show, Cabo has just a couple of weeks ago launched hull number one of the new 40 Hardtop Express.  This new Cabo shares hull with the famed 40 Flybridge, and follows design footsteps of the latest one year ago presented 44 Hardtop Express model, showing the same concept in a smaller size.  The 40 Hardtop Express will also in my opinion be a competitor to the bigger model, thanks to its versatility of two choices below; single cabin with saloon, or two cabins.  In both formats owners room remains to fore, with the twin bunk berths second cabin replacing the L-shaped settee to starboard.  Outside is all Cabo with a huge cockpit offering all what any fisherman wants, thanks to the wide beam.  But Cabo makes also comfort for guests a must, with a nice mezzanine on the aft deck, and L-shaped lounger behind the center console helm.  Power is from twin Cummins 600hp these with ZF Zeus pods, or 715hp Cummins or Cats with line shaft propulsion.  With the option of Cats and shafts the Cabo 40 Hardtop Express reached 36 knots in its first tests.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.05 m (42.9ft) with pulpit
Hull Length - 12.2 m
Beam - 4.80 m
Draft - 1.04 m
Displacement - 14061 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2081 l
Water Capacity - 359 l 
Accommodation - 4 berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC 8.3 600hp, QSM 11-M 715hp, Cats C12 ACERT 715hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pods, line shafts
Speed - 36 knots max with Cats 715hp
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 16.5 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - molded fiberglass construction using premium resins, biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement; solid fiberglass bottom construction; core construction from chine to sheer; ISO/NPG gelcoat finish
Project - Michael Peters