2008 Cabo 45 Express

Sarasota, FL


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Vessel Name: Bird Dog
Manufacture: Cabo
Country: US
Category: Sportfish
Model: 45 Express
Year: 2008


Length: 45.08 ft
Draft: 4 ft
Beam: 15.67 ft


Cabins: 2
Heads: 1


Number of engines: 2
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine year: 2007
Engine Hours: 598
Fuel Capacity: 800|gallon
Water Capacity: 100|gallon
Holding tank: 1

Priced Aggressively! Clean, nicely appointed classic 45 Cabo Express.

Upgraded 1100 HP MAN’s with low hours.

See full spec sheet for full details.

Call today to schedule your showing! 


Zorn Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by SYC Yachts.



    A 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 with cross hatch ventilation panels. 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 port side.  Boat also features a pull out couch in the salon to be able to sleep 6 guests comfortably.


    • Teak and Holly sole UPGRADE
    • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
    • Access hatch to bilge
    • Air conditioning/heating, 16,000 BTU, AC
    • Carpet, removable, deep-pile
    • Deck hatch, retractable shade
    • Fabrics and coverings, fine selection throughout
    • Interior wood, teak, satin finish
    • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
    • Lighting, recessed halogen
    • Lighting, DC and AC
    • Port lights (2), port
    • TV, flat screen


    • Teak and Holly sole UPGRADE
    • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
    • Cook top, ceramic, two-burner, recessed with Corian® cover
    • Corian® countertop with custom Corian® sea rails
    • Freezer chest, 4.5 cu. ft.
    • Garbage disposal
    • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
    • Microwave/Convection oven
    • Pullout stainless steel rack shelves
    • Refrigerator/Freezer, Sub-Zero® with pullout drawers
    • Sink, deep, molded-in
    • Storage, compartments and drawers throughout
    • Trash storage compartment
    • Under cabinet lighting, recessed halogen, AC

    Forward Stateroom

    • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
    • Air conditioning/heating, 7,000 BTU
    • Access to anchor rope/chain locker
    • Berth, double, island-style, 5″ mattress, bunkcover
    • Clock, flush-mount
    • Foredeck hatch with retractable shade
    • Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
    • Lighting, recessed halogen, AC and DC
    • Lockers, hanging, cedar-lined, port and starboard
    • Storage, compartments and large drawers below bed
    • Storage, rod lockers (2), with horizontal rod racks, eight rod capacity
    • TV/CD/DVD/MP3, (2) speakers

    Guest Stateroom-Port

    • Air conditioning
    • Dresser with custom wall-mounted mirror
    • Lighting, overhead, AC and DC
    • Lighting, reading, DC
    • Berths (2), single, upper & lower

    Head Compartment

    • AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
    • Corian® countertop
    • Custom vanity with storage cabinet
    • Designer faucets and shower fixtures
    • Mirror
    • Head, Sealand Vacuflush, electric
    •  Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
    • Lighting, recessed halogen, AC/DC
    • Sink, Corian®, custom
    • Shower stall, with automatic shower sump pump
    • Toiletry storage cabinet, Corian® framed with sliding mirror doors
    • Ventilation hatch in deck

    Helm Console

    • Console cover, canvas
    • Compass, with light, flush-mounted
    • Engine instrument panel, custom with audible warning system and hour meters
    • Fire and bilge water level alarms, audible
    • Helm wheel, stainless steel
    • Navigation and electronics panel
    • Palm Beach pod, mounted, single lever electronic controls
    • Switch panels, custom, stainless steel
    • New D.R.S. overhead LED lights

    Helm Deck

    The helm on the CABO 45 Express reflects its larger size with more room for both pilot and passengers. The 45’s bridge deck is simply huge. The helm has a full isenglass enclosure and 30,000 BTU A/C system to keep you cool as well. The custom designed fiberglass console has more than enough room to flush mount all of your electronics.

    •  Stidd helm chair
    • Companionway door, sliding
    • Helm seat, Stidd, adjustable, with vinyl-covered high-density foam cushions, pedestal-mounted
    • L-shape lounge, portside and aft with lockable rod storage beneath
    • Molded fiberglass helm deck, with large removable engine service hatch
    • Tackle cabinet and storage area to starboard, with icemaker
    • Cockpit A/C 30,000 BTU



    • Destroyer type stainless steel steering wheel
    • Garmin multifunction display
    • Standard Horizon VHF radio
    • Ritchie compass


    Helm-Electronics and Navigational Equipment

    • (2) Garmin 8616 Multi-function displays
    • Garmin Fantom 54 Open Array Radar
    • Garmin VHF 110
    • Garmin Auto Pilot
    • Ritchie compass
    • Engine gauge cluster


    Pipe Welders and Tuna Tower

    • Pipewelders Tuna Tower, polished pipe, 6’6″ under rod locker above helm deck
    • Compass, flush mounted Ritchie model F82, black
    • Platform, standing, molded
    • Quartz lights 110V, two in one pod, molded
    • Light, hook up only, two quartz lights
    • Anchor run lights
    • LEDNAV Red/Green molded, USCG and ABYC approved
    • LEDNAV stern molded, USCG and ABYC approved
    • Teaser reels, US9, Super 24V, wireless remote control, without handle
    • Lights, recessed LED, red and white
    • Handrail, molded lip on sides of hardtop
    •  Outrigger auto-lock assembly, manual
    • Outrigger bridge release, aft laydown
    • Center rigger, pipewelders tapered pole 15′
    • Overhead rod locker installed in hardtop, large
    • Radar pod, extended rod locker, teaser reels
    • Horns
    • Rod holder, pipewelders installed at bimini
    • Full enclosure
    • Outriggers
    • Single lever controls with reverse pod 
    • Hydraulic steering


    CABO has designed the 45 Express to offer unmatched luxury as an express cruiser, but the big CABO doesn’t stop there. The heart of this yacht is still very much that of a dedicated sportfisher. The 45 Express comes standard with every fishing amenity even the most demanding angler could want. The 15’8″ beam offers almost 100 square feet of fish fighting room. As with all of the CABO sportfishers, the 45’s foredeck is covered in a diamond pattern nonskid surface imported from England. Even under the wettest conditions, you’ll be able to cast from the pulpit with confidence and security. A large in-transom livewell has a large clear Lucite window that allows you to easily check on the condition and supply of live bait, and your thighs will appreciate the transom’s heavily padded leading edge. Tremendous fish boxes are built into the cockpit sole, both to port and starboard, which are equipped with gas shock controlled hatches and CABO’s famous airtight seals.

    • Fighting chair
    • Bait prep center portside, sink, rigging board and tackle storage fitted with custom lid, gas spring, full-length stainless steel piano hinge and lockable custom latches
    • Bait tank, 48-gallons, molded into transom, with window UPGRADE
    • Courtesy lighting under gunwales
    • Door to engine room with ladder from cockpit
    • Fish boxes (2), large capacity, insulated, macerator pump-out system
    • Chill plate, port fish box UPGRADE
    • Gunwale padding, high-density foam, white vinyl-covered
    • Hatches, lazarette and fish boxes, heavy-duty, gasketed seals, drains, gutters and full-length stainless steel piano hinge and custom latch
    • Rod-gaff racks, starboard
    • Rod holders (7)
    • Scuppers, self-bailing
    • Storage boxes under gunwale (2)
    • Transom door with top gate, extreme-duty, polished stainless steel hardware
    • Washdown, freshwater, starboard
    • Washdown, saltwater, port

    Deck Equipment

    • Anchor roller assembly, recessed, custom, stainless steel
    • Bow pulpit, integral molded fiberglass
    • Custom deck rails, aluminum
    • Deck surface, molded-in, non-skid
    • Forward mooring cleats (2), stainless steel
    • Molded fiberglass using polyester resin, biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement and vacuum-bagged core construction
    • Molded-in white gel coat finish
    • Saltwater wash down forward in custom molded locker
    • Spring line cleats (4), custom
    • Stern cleats, stainless steel
    • Stern hawse pipes, stainless steel




    Electrical System

    • 15-kW Westerbeke freshwater-cooled diesel generator with seawater strainer, remote start and digital panel, water lift muffler, safety shutdown system, sound enclosure  (Reportedly replaced in 2021, currently 120 hours)
    • 50′ shore power cord with retractable Glendinning Cable Master, 220V, 50 amp
    • Battery charger, 50 amp with thermal cut out
    • Battery on/off switches, vapor-proof
    • Bonding system
    • Cable TV/Telephone connection, cockpit, shore connection, one (1) outlet-salon
    • Central vacuum
    • Distribution panel, custom, AC electrical, with line voltage and load meter, reverse polarity light
    • Distribution panel, custom, DC electrical, with battery voltage and load meter
    • Electronic supply at helm, 24V DC and 12V DC at 50 amps
    • Horn, dual air trumpet
    • Lights, engine room, AC and DC
    • Lights, interior, AC and DC
    • Lights, navigation, international, uninstalled for future mounting on arch, hardtop or tower
    • Receptacles GFI protected, throughout cabin
    • Bonding system with transom zinc plate
    • (6) New batteries installed, (1) new charger

    Engine/Mechanical Equipment

    • MAN- V10 1100 HP common rail, UPGRADE
    • Bilge, white LP finished 
    • Bilge pumps (5), four automatic/manual, one automatic 
    • Double constant torque stainless steel clamps on engine exhaust hoses 
    • Double hose clamps on all hose fittings, stainless steel 
    • Electric fuel priming pumps 
    • Electronic controls with trolling valves, engine synchronizer and backup controls 
    • Engine-driven emergency bilge pump diverter, on one engine 
    • Engine alarm system 
    • Engine room liner, white gelcoat finished 
    • Engine room blowers (2), DC 
    • Engine room ventilation fan, AC 
    • Fire extinguishing system, automatic 
    • Freshwater cooling, main engines 
    • Freshwater hose bib 
    • New freshwater pump, AC with backup freshwater pump, DC 
    • Fuel lines, metal braided, fire-retardant 
    • High water bilge alarms (3) 
    • Holding tank, with warning lights, macerator and dockside discharge 
    • Oil change system, main engines, generator and transmission 
    • Power steering 
    • Rudders, bronze, high-strength, installed with high load bearings (lowfriction, precise control) 
    • Sea cocks, UL approved for marine application, bronze, fitted on all thru-hulls below waterline 
    • Stuffing boxes, drip-less lip seal type 
    • Water heater, 11-gallon, AC, stainless steel 
    • Water intake scoops, bronze, high-speed, with integral seawater strainer
    • New shaft seals and cutlass bearings installed 6/11
    • (2) New engine room lights


    • New Bottom Job 2022
    • New Exhaust Risers 2022
    • New Salon A/C 2022
    • New freezers 2022
    • New 15 KW Westerbeke Generator 2021
    • New Garmin Electronics 2021
    • New Helm Carpet 2021

    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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