2001 Cabo 45 Express

Saint Augustine, FL


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Vessel Name: Power Play II
Manufacture: Cabo
Country: US
Category: Sportfish
Model: 45 Express
Year: 2001


Length: 45 ft
Draft: 4.5 ft
Beam: 15.67 ft


Cabins: 2
Heads: 1


Cruising Speed: 28 kn
Max Speed: 34 kn
Number of engines: 2
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine year: 2000
Engine Hours: 6900
Fuel Capacity: 800|gallon
Water Capacity: 100|gallon

New boat on the way offers encouraged!

The “Power Play II” is a proven fish raiser enjoyed by her current owner for over a decade. She’s fished many tournaments including the Big Rock and the Mid Atlantic 500 winning money multiple times. Since 2020 the “Power Play II” has benefited from significant investment focused on reliability, mechanical longevity and safety.

Recent Updates Include:


  • New Nextgen 10.5kw genset
  • New cutlass bearings
  • New Starboard shaft
  • New Airmar B260 transducer
  • Aftercooler and heat exchanger service
  • Wheels tuned by Treasure Coast Propeller
  • Bottom soda blasted, barrier coated and painted with Interlux Micron csc


  • New exhausts by Marine Exhaust Systems


  • New Lumitec multicolor underwater lights (3)
  • New Airmar B265 transducer


  • New  ZF transmissions
  • New Electronics


  • New ZF Micro Commander electric controls at helm and tower

The “Power Play II” does shows gelcoat crazing but she is well kept by a professional full-time crew. She continues to fish and will be available for immediate delivery after the 2024 Big Rock tournament in June.


Zorn Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales - Georgia, Florida -Jacksonville and St. Augustine Area.

    Manufacturer Provided Description

    Elected Boating Magazine’s 1997 Boat of the Year, the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher is the epitome of what it is to be Cabo: quality, performance, attention to detail, and dedication to customer satisfaction. Designer and builder Henry Mohrschladt summed up the concept behind the Cabo 45 Express: “More amenities, more room for bait, fish, live bait and rod storage, but with the quality of our smaller boats. That is what our customers told us they wanted.” The Cabo 45 Express was introduced to meet the needs of Cabo owners wanting a larger replacement for their smaller Cabos. Because of its added size and its luxurious accommodations, it would be easy to forget that the Cabo 45 Express is a serious sportfisher. The 45 turns on a dime, backs down like no other and even in the roughest of seas, stays right where she’s put. And, because of her wide beam, modified-V bottom, and low center of gravity, the Cabo is a fishing platform with stability in all sea conditions. From the fiberglassed and bronze through-bolted hull-to-deck joint to the custom all-fiberglass fuel tanks, the Cabo is designed to easily outlast even the harshest of conditions and cruise away unscathed. The performance of the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher at sea is smooth and predictable. And with a maximum cruising range of well over 300 statute miles, top speed of 36.6 mph and a cruising speed of nearly 30 mph, it’s clear that size has not compromised performance. This seaworthiness is outshined only by this boat’s close quarter handling. Superb visibility astern and Cabo’s specially designed Mather’s electric throttle controls ensure that maneuvering the 45 Express into its slip is effortless. The hull of the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher is built with the same uncompromising combinations of materials that have won its smaller siblings critical acclaim over the years. Superior ISO – NPG gelcoat and premium vinylester resins throughout reinforce the Cabo trademark philosophy of placing quality above all other considerations. A solid fiberglass bottom consisting of biaxial stitched fiberglass roving assures a solid and secure hull. From the waterline to the rails, the Cabo incorporates Baltek end-grain balsa coring for strength without performance-hindering weight. And to augment the hull’s external integrity, Cabo Yachts employs a unique structural module that eliminates tensional flex and makes the entire hull and interior one solid piece that will build confidence even in severe conditions. In the interior of the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher, the matched woods and blemish-free finishes gleam in the custom designed halogen lighting. Standard leather upholstery and a six-speaker sound system from Bose take the Cabo 45 Express well beyond the spartan fishing machine category. A fore and aft queen-size berth in the forward cabin allows plenty of room on each side to make up the berth as well as to access the signature Cabo rod storage cabinetry. The galley and full head with shower feature Corian countertops with custom sea rails and Moen fixtures. Children or extra guests will appreciate the comfortable extra large settee on the salon’s portside. There is even a built-in vacuum system.

    Vessel Details


    • Vanity with sink and new fixtures
    • Glass shower enclosure
    • Vacuflush head
    • Teak and Holly flooring
    • Overhead lighting
    • Access from salon or master


    • Queen berth with storage
    • Hanging locker
    • Overhead tackle storage
    • Bomar hatch
    • Teak and Holly flooring
    • Overhead lighting
    • Private head access

    Crew Stateroom:

    • Over/under bunks
    • Bomar hatch
    • Overhead lighting
    • Teak and Holly flooring
    • Storage


    • L-Shaped settee with storage underneath
    • Overhead lighting
    • Teak and Holly flooring
    • TCL smart TV
    • Teak high-low table
    • Bose speakers


    • Side by side refrigerator and freezer with wood facing
    • Drop-In DC freezer
    • Samsung convection oven/microwave
    • Corian countertop
    • Sink with updated hardware
    • Overhead lighting


    • 10-Step polished aluminum tuna tower with second station
    • Transom livewell
    • Release fighting chair with rocket launcher
    • (6) Gunnel rod holders
    • Stidd helm chairs (2)
    • Hardtop mounted pancake teaser reels
    • Hardtop rocket launcher
    • Triple spreader outriggers
    • Cockpit and bridge seadek
    • In-Deck fish boxes with macerators (2)
    • Cockpit tackle storage
    • Bridge tackle center
    • L-Shaped bridge seating with storage
    • Overhead rod storage in hardtop
    • Anchor pulpit with Maxwells electric windlass
    • EPIRB
    • Aluminum bow rail
    • Four-Sided enclosure
    • Helm pod with stainless single lever controls
    • Stainless steering wheel
    • Tuna door with transom gate
    • Cockpit fresh and saltwater washdown

    Electronics and Flybridge:

    • Garmin GPS Map XSV display with plotter, sounder and radar
    • Airmar B260 and B265 transducers (2024/2022)
    • Simrad autopilot
    • Garmin VHF
    • Garmin open array radar antenna
    • JL Audio speakers (helm and cockpit)
    • ACR spotlight with keypad
    • KVH Tracvision satellite TV dome
    • Garmin GPS Map XSV in tower


    • Nextgen 10.5kw genset with remote start/stop (86 hours new 2024)
    • AC/DC breaker panel
    • 50A Power cord
    • Vanner 60A battery equalizer
    • MDP battery charger
    • (2) LED tower spreader lights
    • 12V Cockpit electric reel outlets
    • (3) Lumitec Blaze multicolor underwater lights (2022)
    • (3) DC windshield wipers
    • Glendenning cablemaster
    • AC house water pump
    • DC backup house water pump

    Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

    • Twin 800hp MAN D2848LE403 (6,950 hours)
    • ZF transmissions (2021)
    • MAN fault code displays
    • Exhaust risers by Marine Exhaust Systems (2023)
    • Analog gauge cluster with stainless bezel
    • 16,000 BTU Cruisair bridge A/C with SMXII controller
    • 12,000 BTU Cruisair cabin A/C with SMXII controller
    • Eskimo 600 lb/day ice chipper
    • ZF Micro Commander electronic controls upper and lower stations (2020)
    • Watermaker (currently inoperative)
    • (2) Bauer engine room blowers
    • Fireboy marine fire suppression system
    • Racor turbine double fuel filter housings
    • Reverso oil change system
    • Engine room crash pumps
    • Husky tool box
    • Diesel Tex fuel conditioning system
    • Lenco trim tabs
    • Running/anchor lights

    Mechanical Disclaimer

    Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


    The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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