The CABO 52, the flagship of our Express fleet, meets the superior standards set by her smaller siblings, then takes them to the next level. Naturally, she is built with the same precision, performance, and fishability for which the CABO brand is widely acclaimed. And while every one of our models includes extensive standard equipment, the 52 Express also comes with a long list of options that allows owners to customize their vessel to suit their specific lifestyle and sporting desires - from a range of hull colors and rail types, to swim platforms and cockpit icemakers.
Draft: 4 ft. 11 in.
Beam: 17 ft. 9 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 1400
Water tank capacity: 200
Big and beamy, with a meticulously executed naval architecture and hull design, the 52 Express runs smooth and fast, and remains remarkably dry in even the most challenging conditions. She carries substantial weight aft, further enhancing her balance and ride characteristics in following seas and waves. According to independent performance tests, she quickly spins up to 2340 rpm and registers an average top speed of 47 mph with twin 1,550-hp MAN diesels. Just imagine how fast you can get to your record-breaking marlin with the optional twin 1,675-hp Caterpillar C32 diesels!
Designed from the keel up with the needs of the avid sportfisherman in mind, the huge cockpit of the 52 Express includes a professional bait prep center, an abundance of tackle storage, a 75-gallon circulating bait tank molded into the transom, large-capacity insulated fish boxes, and much, much more.
As on every CABO, the 52 Express includes an aluminum reinforcement plate molded into the cockpit deck for mounting a fighting chair. Gaff and tag stick holders are positioned under the gunnels, and five rod holders come standard. Self-bailing cockpit scuppers, a transom gate and outward opening "tuna door" fitted with CABO's beefy custom hinges, and quick-disconnect fresh and saltwater washdown systems add to the utility of the cockpit fishing space.
Design & Construction
The helm deck's molded command console is carefully positioned, providing the captain with a clear view forward, abeam, and astern. It has room for a complete assortment of modern marine electronics and digital readouts, plus numerous custom switch panels, warning lights, and alarms. Optional single-lever electronic controls promise smooth and responsive maneuverability, while comfortable helm and companion seats include adjustable footrests. Extra, lockable storage for tackle and accessories has been built-in under the L-shaped lounge.
While evident throughout the 52 Express, attention to detail is on display nowhere better than in the engine room. Highlights here include the careful installation of the 20-kW genset, easy-to-clean gelcoat finish, rubber or polymer grommet wiring protectors, braided stainless-steel fuel lines, and clearly labeled plumbing valves and switches. Learn much more about our renowned engineering and construction by clicking here.
The handsome interior on the 52 Express is characteristic of CABO Yachts' unmatched quality and understated luxury. The main salon features a large L-shaped lounge, as well as a Bose® Lifestyle surround sound stereo system. Forward, the master stateroom accommodates a choice of an island berth or three singles. To port, a second stateroom has twin berths and custom dresser. A spacious galley and two head compartments are conveniently located and fully equipped for cruising comfort.
Stylish touches in the interior include Corian® countertops, polished stainless-steel latches and hardware, hidden storage areas that are carefully finished, ample provisions for rods and tackle, upgraded fabrics and materials, satin-finished teak cabinetry, and so much more.
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