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Cabo 43 Flybridge
This luxurious battlewagon is built for serious anglers.
The 43, Cabo continues to offer what serious saltwater anglers want: a tough, seaworthy, beautifully built boat. The boat fills a gap left by production builders, who often ignore convertibles in this size range, and combines great fishing amenities with a cleverly designed, luxuriously finished interior, with designer fabrics, a central vacuum system and a mirrored vanity. For the fishermen, she has a great big bait prep station, and long legs to range out to offshore canyons and the cockpit big enough to hold a crew of fishing buddies.
Interior execution is just as good. The saloon is designed for fishermen, with a comfortable L-shape settee and table directly opposite the entry door, providing a raised view of the cockpit through the window in the after bulkhead. Here, in air-conditioned or heated comfort, an angler can be ready for action while avoiding harsh elements. To port is another wraparound settee with hidden rod stowage underneath.
Down a couple of steps is the compact galley, with a Sub-Zero under-counter refrigerator and freezer, a two-burner ceramic cooktop and a surprisingly spacious Corian counter.
The master stateroom is to starboard. Cabo managed, by stealing half inches here and there, to provide a space far larger than you’d expect in a 43-foot yacht. The raised settee in the saloon, for example, permits a higher ceiling over the master berth, and a flat-screen TV mounted on the bulkhead doesn’t impinge on hanging locker space. The private head has an oversized stall shower large enough to enjoy without banging elbows.
Forward, a clever stacking arrangement allows room for a lower and a pair of upper V-berths, as well as drawers to port and a hanging locker large enough to actually hang clothes. The day head to port serves the forward cabin and includes a curtained shower.
The 43’s engineroom, like those on all Cabos, is big and beautifully finished, right down to the gelcoated bilge. With easy access from the cockpit, literally everything is readily accessible from the stuffing boxes to the seacocks. This boat is designed with maintenance in mind.
Some of the most important cockpit items, however, are likely to go unnoticed, such as the large scuppers that will keep up with drainage while backing down hard in a lumpy sea.
The flying bridge features a comfortable, tournament-style layout with a centerline helm aft overlooking the cockpit. Fully adjustable helm and companion pedestal chairs, and there’s enough room to walk behind the chairs.
Next to the VDO engine gauges is an immense console panel that can handle a full array of flush-mounted electronics within easy reach of the wheel. Palm Beach-style throttles/shifters are on each side of the stainless-steel wheel. Forward of the helm is a forward-facing bench seat with great stowage and a built-in cooler underneath, as well as a portside settee.
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.