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Make: Cabo Yachts
Model: 52 Express
Year: 2009
Length: 52 ft. 1 in.
Type: Express Fisherman Boats
Listing: 511895
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From the renowned stable of CABO Yachts comes its largest model yet, the CABO 52 Express. This is a state-of-the-art sportfisher, designed and manufactured with the same attention to detail that brought the company so much acclaim back in 1993 after it introduced its first Express, the CABO 35 Express.

Before that first boat was delivered CABO's goal was clearly understood by everyone on the manufacturing team. Build the best sportfishers money can buy. That goal has been well met in the latest thoroughbred from CABO Yachts.

The CABO 52 Express includes meticulously executed naval architecture and hull design, coupled with CABO¹s widely recognized penchant for sumptuous-yet-practical interior layout, unparalleled systems engineering and high tech fabrication, which has resulted in a hull that is not only well balanced, but remarkably dry, smooth and fast.

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A balanced hull is the most difficult thing to perfect in any new boat design. Superior hull balance allows the CABO 52 Express to cleave rough seas, glide comfortably over large waves, stir up less spray and move through the water with minimal hull resistance.

The CABO 52 Express also incorporates weight distribution that allows it to track well, particularly in following seas. This new model carries substantial weight aft, providing hull balance that provides superior performance and ride characteristics and a vessel that is truly worthy of the distinguished CABO reputation for building the best production sportfishers in the world.

Naturally, the CABO 52 is built with the same care, high tech materials and quality control as her smaller siblings in the CABO fleet. Color coded and clearly labeled wiring and circuitry, easily accessed and meticulously laid out electrical panels, high quality polished stainless steel hardware, functional machinery spaces, the finest componentry, not to mention the meticulous attention to detail that is part of every CABO Yacht.

CABO's meticulous manufacturing process and incorporation of some of the most expensive materials used in the production boat building industry further separates the CABO 52 Express from the competition. Impermeable vinylester resins are used throughout the production process, and when they are carefully applied to stitched biaxial fiberglass reinforcement and used with vacuum bagged closed cell foam, there is a commensurate increase in hull strength and weight reduction that is unparalleled.

CABO Yachts is one of the most successful boat building companies in the business thanks to the undying commitment to its customers to incorporate the best materials, superior design and a steadfast attention to construction details that is without peer in the industry. The CABO 52 Express reflects that philosophy.

Accommodations. The interior on the CABO 52 Express is typical of CABO Yachts' unmatched standards of quality and understated luxury. Molded, easy to care for Corian® countertops, positive stainless latches, polished stainless steel hinges, hasps and drawer pulls, hidden areas that are carefully finished, ample provisions for rod and tackle storage, upgraded fabrics and materials, satin finished teak cabinetry and so much more. Everything the discerning sportsman expects from a boat bearing the CABO Yachts name and reputation can be found in the interior of the CABO 52.

The main salon includes a comfortable "L" shaped lounge, as well as a Bose Lifestyle 38 surround sound AM/FM/CD/DVD system, recessed halogen lighting, superb teak joinery finished in CABO¹s signature satin varnish with cross-hatch vents in the cabinet doors, and selection of top quality interior fabrics and coverings. A full head is to starboard conveniently located immediately adjacent to the stairs leading down from the command deck.

The functional galley area includes a ceramic two burner cooktop recessed into the Corian® countertop; a convection/ microwave oven; drawer type Sub-Zero® refrigerator and Sub- Zero® freezer; a polished deep sink with garbage disposal; storage compartments and silverware drawers throughout; countertop lighting and ample GFI protected electrical outlets.

Forward and to port is a stateroom, which has twin berths, a dresser with custom wall mounted mirror, individual air conditioning controls and additional recessed halogen lighting everywhere it is needed.

The forward stateroom is designed to accommodate a choice of an island double berth or three single berths. There is a custom built-in TV, stereo speakers with volume control, a built-in safe for documents and valuables, individual AC controls, cedar lined hanging lockers port and starboard, as well as rod storage lockers for up to 8 rods.

The two head compartments (one amidships and one forward) include custom Corian® vanities each with a sink, storage cabinet and sliding mirror, enclosed showers with automatic shower sump pumps, Sealand Vacuflush electric heads and a ventilating hatch.

CABO's acclaimed balance between functionality and beauty is clear throughout the interior accommodations spaces. A selection of custom décor packages allows for personalizing the interior to suit the whims of even the most discriminating buyer.

Fishability. In every CABO fishability is both a focus and a critical component. To that end, the huge cockpit of the 52 Express includes a bait prep center with a gas actuated spring supported lid covering the sink, a rigging board, an ice box with refrigeration plates and voluminous tackle storage. A 50 gallon circulating bait tank with a large drain is molded into the transom. Large capacity insulated fish boxes have gasketed positive latching lids with gas actuated spring supports, removable liners and macerator pumps on the drains are built into the cockpit sole. The padded cockpit coaming and CABO's precise non-skid deck pattern provide stability for the working angler. Gaff and tag stick holders are properly positioned under the gunwales and 5 rod holders are standard.

Self bailing cockpit scuppers, a transom gate and outward opening "tuna door" fitted with CABO's beefy custom made hinges, and quick-disconnect fresh and saltwater washdown systems add to the utility of the cockpit fishing space. CABO includes an aluminum reinforcing plate molded in the cockpit deck for mounting a fighting chair, and there are functional step boxes in the forward port and starboard corners of the cockpit to allow easy access to the side and foredecks.

The command console on the helm deck is carefully positioned to provide the operator with a clear view forward, abeam and astern, and it is integrally molded with plenty of room for a complete array of modern marine electronics, the MAN electronic controls and color digital read outs, plus an array of custom switch panels, warning lights and alarms. Palm Beach pod mounted single lever electronic controls promise responsive and easy maneuverability. Comfortable Stidd helm and twin Stidd companion seats include adjustable footrests, and there is plenty of lockable cabinet storage under the "L"shaped lounge for more tackle and accessories.

It is little wonder that CABO Yachts are found virtually everywhere in the world where great game fish are pursued. These purpose built yachts are designed from the keel up with the specialized needs of sport fishermen in mind. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the cockpit of the CABO 52 Express.

Engine Room. Since its inception, CABO Yachts has been widely recognized for their emphasis on superb engineering and engine room ergonomics as well as their meticulous wiring and mechanical layout. All that and more is neatly incorporated into the CABO 52 Express.

Twin MAN V12-1360CRM, 1360 HP, V-12 common rail injection, turbocharged and after-cooled marine diesel engines nestle into the glistening white gelcoat finished engine spaces, with plumbing, wiring, shafting and control cables neatly run, secured and easily accessed. ZF 2050A transmissions with trolling valves transfer engine power to the shafts. Other power options range from V-10 MTUs to 1550 HP Caterpillar C32s.

Attention to detail is clearly evident throughout the engine room, from the installation of the 20 KW genset and easy to clean gelcoat finish throughout, to the rubber or polymer grommetted protectors found on any wire running through a bulkhead. Aircraft grade braided stainless steel fuel lines, clearly labeled plumbing valves, switches and wiring runs are found throughout.

You¹ll be hard pressed to find a production or custom boat anywhere that has better engineered, equipped and detailed engine compartment than the one you¹ll find on the CABO 52 Express.

While every CABO is delivered with extensive standard equipment a list of options will let you semi-customize your new CABO 52 Express to meet your specific desires, lifestyle and sportfishing requirements. From a range of hull colors to differing rail types and materials, to swim platforms and cockpit icemakers, to fine leathers and a choice of countertop colors, CABO Yachts gives you many creative options to allow you to make your boat truly yours.

CABO Yachts designs and manufactures the world's most advanced sportfishing yachts and has a well founded worldwide reputation for unmatched design, qu
Draft: 4 ft. 11 in.
Beam: 17 ft. 9 in.
Displacement: 55950
Fuel tank capacity: 1400
Water tank capacity: 200
Standard features:

Boot striping – choice of colors
Bottom paint, complete preparation – 2 coats epoxy, 2 coats anti-fouling paint; black, standard
ISO/NPG gelcoat finish
Molded fiberglass construction using premium vinylester resins and biaxial stitched fabric reinforcement; Core construction, hull (vacuumed-bagged)
Stainless steel rub strip on face of white high-density PVC rub rail
Trim tabs, fully recessed


Anchor roller assembly, custom, stainless steel
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 construction
Molded-in white gelcoat finish
Spring line cleats (4), custom
Stern cleats, stainless steel
Stern hawse pipes, stainless steel
Windlass, heavy-duty, DC electric, remote at helm and deck switches
Windshield, tinted, side vents, heavy-duty welded aluminum construction, finished in white powder coat paint; includes electrically actuated center vent
Windshield washers (3), freshwater-supplied
Windshield wipers (3), self-parking with pantograph arms, intermittent and separate controls


Aluminum reinforcing plate installed for mounting 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, 75-gallons, molded into transom
Courtesy lighting under gunwales
Fish boxes (2), large capacity, insulated, macerator pump-out system
Freezer plates, AC, cockpit icebox
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 holders (4)
Scuppers, self-bailing
Transom door with top gate, extreme-duty, polished stainless steel hardware
Washdown, fresh- and saltwater
Window, bait tank

Helm Deck

Air conditioning, 30,000 BTU
Carpet, custom, outdoor
Companionway door, sliding, opaque with white acrylic and fiberglass sea hood
Helm chairs (2), Stidd, cabinet-mounted both port and starboard
Helm seat, Stidd, adjustable, with vinyl-covered high-density foam cushions, pedestal-mounted
L-shape lounge, portside and aft with lockable rod storage beneath
Refrigerator/freezer/icemaker, starboard helm deck cabinet
Tackle cabinet and storage area, starboard

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
Mounted, single lever electronic controls
Switch panels, custom, stainless steel


Bilge, white gelcoat 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, white LP finished
Engine room blowers (2), DC
Engine room ventilation fans
Fire extinguishing system, automatic
Freshwater cooling, main engines
Freshwater hose bib, top mounted
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, mains, transmission and generator
Propeller shafts, double taper, couplers, high-strength stainless steel
Power steering
Propellers, 4-blade nibral
Rudders, bronze, high-strength, installed with high load bearings (low friction, 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 strainers


21-kW freshwater-cooled diesel generator with seawater strainer, remote start and digital panel, water lift muffler, safety shutdown system, sound enclosure
50' shore power cord with retractable Glendinning Cable Master, 220V, 50 amp
Battery chargers (2), 220V AC/24V DC with thermal cut out
Battery on/off switches, vapor-proof
Bonding system
Cable TV/Telephone, 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 meters
Electronic supply at helm, 24V, DC and 12V DC at 50 amps
Horn, dual air trumpet – uninstalled
Lights, engine room, AC and DC
Lights, interior, AC and DC
Lights, navigation, international, uninstalled for future mounting on arch, hardtop or tower
Receptacles throughout cabin, GFI protected
Shore power isolation transformer
Bonding system with transom zinc plate

Main Cabin

AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
Access hatch to bilge
Air conditioning/heating, 16,000 BTU
Carpet, removable, deep-pile
Entertainment center, Bose Lifestyle 38 surround sound, AM/FM/CD/DVD
Fabrics and coverings, fine selection throughout
Hide-a-bed, double, pull-out, beneath aft settee
Interior wood, teak, satin finish
Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
Lighting, recessed halogen
Lighting, DC and AC
Port lights (2), portside
TV, flat screen, LCD
Rod storage locker


AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
Cook top, ceramic, four-burner, recessed with Corian® cover
Corian® countertop with custom Corian® sea rails
Freezer, Sub-Zero®
Garbage disposal
Refrigerator, Sub-Zero®
Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
Microwave/convection oven
Sink, deep, molded-in
Storage, compartments and drawers throughout
Trash receptacle compartment, in counter
Undercabinet lighting, recessed halogen, AC

Day Head Compartment

AC outlet/GFI protected
Corian® countertop
Faucet and shower fixtures
Head, Sealand Vacuflush, electric
Latches, positive, cabinet doors and drawers
Lighting, AC and DC
Toiletry storage cabinet, Corian® framed with mirror doors
Vanity, with storage cabinet, custom

Forward Stateroom

AC duplex outlet/GFI protected
Air conditioning/heating, 10,000 BTU capacity
Access to anchor rope/chain locker
Berth(s), choice of double, island-style, 5" mattress, coverlets, or 3 single berths
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
Stereo, DC with CD/DVD AM/FM, MP3; speakers
Storage, compartments and large drawers below bed
Storage, rod lockers (2), with horizontal rod racks
TV, flat screen, built-in with cable hook-up

Guest Stateroom

Air conditioning with slave control, 5,000 BTU
Dresser with custom wall-mounted mirror
Lighting, overhead, AC and DC
Lighting, reading, DC
Berths (2), single

Master Head Compartment

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

Safety Equipment

Anchor, 25' chain, 250' rode, life jackets, throwable P.F.D., fire extinguisher, docklines, fenders, distress signaling device, flashlight, emergency horn, first aid kit, bell

Optional features:

Engine Options

Twin Caterpillar C18, 1015 HPm, 18.1 L (1106, in-line 6 cylinder, 4 cycle, 2300 RPM , Mechanical Electronic Unit Injection (MEUI), turbocharged and after cooled, fresh water cooled, marine diesel engines. ZF 510A transmissions with trolling valves. Caterpillar electronic controls with synchronizer and trolling valve control. Backup control panel. Caterpillar Marine Power display. 2.75" shafts.
Twin MAN V12-1550 CRM , 1528 HPm, 21.9 L (1338, V-12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 2300 RPM , common rail injection, turbocharged and after cooled, fresh water cooled marine diesel engines. ZF 2050A transmissions with trolling valves. MAN electronic controls with synchronizer and trolling valve control. Backup control panel. MAN color electronic display. 5 blade propellers.
Twin Caterpillar C32, 1572HPm, 32.1 L (1958.8, V-12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 2300 RMP, Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injection (HEUI), turbocharged and after cooled, fresh water cooled, marine diesel engines. ZF 2050A transmissions with trolling valves. Caterpillar electronic controls with synchronizer and trolling valve control. Backup control panel. Caterpillar Marine Power display. 5 blade propellers.

Twin Caterpillar C32, 1675HPm, 32.1 L (1958.8, V-12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 2300 RMP, Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injection (HEUI), turbocharged and after cooled, fresh water cooled, marine diesel engines. ZF 2050A transmissions with trolling valves. Caterpillar electronic controls with synchronizer and trolling valve control. Backup control panel. Caterpillar Marine Power display. 5 blade propellers.

Mechanical Options

9 kW freshwater cooled diesel generator back up unit*
Bow thruster 10.7hp
Cockpit controls
Electronic engine gauge panel in engine room
Reverso fuel polishing system
Fiberglass palm beach pod single lever controls
Teak palm beach pod single lever controls

Interior Options

3rd Stateroom
Alternate color Corian counter - Galley
Alternate color Corian counter - Heads
Alternate color Corian floor - Heads
Leather sofa
Sheet set (cotton)
Teak and holly sole in lieu of carpet
Appliance Options

450 gallon per day reverse osmosis water maker
700 gallon per day reverse osmosis water maker
Chipped ice machine plumbed to fish box
Washer/Dryer combo unit in lieu of helm ice machine

Sportfishing Options

Refrigeration plate in starboard cockpit fish box
Audio Visual Options

Express Stereo - 4 speakers, 2 helm deck, 2 cockpit
20" LCD TV/CD/DVD/MP3 - 2 speakers to port cabin

General Options

Aux, 12vdc, dist. Panel for electronics
220-240V/50HZ conversion
C-Tick for Australian wiring specifications with 220-240V conversion
CE Certification for European export with 220-240V conversion
Custom teak decking on raised helm deck areas
Extra outlet (each)
Helm deck table
Hot and cold hand held shower in cockpit
Hull color other than white*
Pre-wire 12v electric reels in cockpit
Pre-wire & plumb for tuna tubes
Pre-wire & plumb for water maker
Pre-wire for under water lights
Propsmith™ propeller installation and removal tool
Spare props
Swim platform ladder, stainless
Swim platform, fiberglass
Telephone shore inlet/cable T.V. inlet

Rail Options

Rails, east coast style, polished stainless in lieu of standard
Rails, west coast style, aluminum in lieu of standard
Rails, west coast style, polished stainless in lieu of standard

* Cabo Yachts limited warranty does not cover or extend to any gelcoat finishes. Colored gelcoat finishes are susceptible to fading.

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