December 7, 2010

New Model: Cabo 44 Hardtop Express

Cabo presented an innovative take on a new model with the 44 Hardtop Express in the Fort Lauderdale show. Replacing the 45 Express, the new Cabo 44 Hardtop Express takes a better look to the pleasure market, and splits a good division between the often separated two boating worlds. Cabo is not the first here as the Australian Riviera has since 2007 already presented two models with a similar concept. But with all the attention going for the all weather three part covered hardtop, the 44 Hardtop Express still challenges the fisherman's with what the builder says is the largest aft deck of the category. If this is bigger as Cabo says to the 45 Express it replaces, then it is surely one of largest as the American builder is known to have among the largest cockpits in size category. The 44 also improves interior offering below, with more space and berths to the old 45, with a two stateroom plan. Hull design continues Cabo partnership with renowned underwater specialist Michael Peters, who presents a medium Vee sixteen degrees aft shape. Power is four choices from a standard Cummins 715hp up to twin Cats 1150hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.5 m (47.7ft)
Hull Length - 13.5 m
Beam - 5.02 m
Draft - 1.09 m
Displacement - 19595 kg
Fuel Capacity - 3028 l
Water Capacity - 378 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM11 715hp, MAN R6 800hp, Cats C18 1015hp, Cats C18 1150hp
Propulsion - line shafts in semi tunnels
Hull - 16 degrees dead rise aft
Construction - moulded fiberglass, vinilester resin with solid bottom, core vacuum backed from chine to sheer
Project - Cabo Yachts, Michael Peters hull

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