Asia Pacific importer of the Cabo and Hatteras range of sport fishing boats is excited to announce the arrival of their brand new Cabo 40 HTX. Built upon the same proven foundation as the Cabo 40 Flybridge and its predecessor, the 40 Express; this new model provides the strength and maneuverability of a CABO, while delivering the comfort on deck provided by an integrated hardtop.
The new helm deck offers twin forward facing captain's chairs on the center-line and starboard of the entrance to the lower deck as standard, with this model featuring the optional third helm seat to port. Aft of the starboard seat is a tackle center and storage compartment as well as an insulated drink cooler. An L-shaped lounge aft and to port offers storage below and provides a relaxing perch while enjoying the ride. A mezzanine-styled seat is situated behind the L-shaped lounge facing the spread, and features a flip-down footrest for ergonomic comfort and maximized deck space in the cockpit.
The cockpit is pure CABO. It features twin in-sole fish boxes, dedicated rod and gaff storage, a bait prep station with tackle storage, bait tank in the transom, padded gunwales, and a transom door with top gate. As with all other CABO's, the hardware, hinges, and gaskets are all heavy-duty — engineered to withstand the toughest seas and anglers' demands.
Below deck, the 40 HTX offers the comfort and amenities found on larger vessels. The cabinetry is teak with a satin finish, topped by premium solid surface countertops. The standard layout can berth up to 4 with two in the bow stateroom, and another two on the converted settee in the salon/galley. An optional layout, new to the 40 platform, provides for a second bunk room to starboard. This arrangement allows for the berthing of up to 6 crew members.
The CABO 40HTX is on display now at Game & Leisure Boats base at Runaway Bay Marina, and will soon be making its way to Sydney for the Sydney International Boat Show. The new 40HTX is powered with twin Cummins QSC8.3 diesels at 600hpm featuring Zeus pod drives — providing incredible maneuverability and acceleration, an economical cruise, and competitive top-end speed. The new 40 HTX also has the option of conventional propulsion with twin CAT C12 ACERTS at 715hpm. The entire helm deck articulates by hydraulic lift to provide easy access to the engine room and mechanical spaces.
“We’re very excited to have a new CABO 40 Hardtop Express available for immediate delivery and cant wait to introduce her to the crowds at the Sydney Boat Show. Her larger sibling, the 44 HTX, has been greeted with great enthusiasm in the market place — proving that an integrated hardtop design would prove popular with express customers. The 40 HTX seeks to capitalize on that momentum and provide those same benefits in combination with the very popular Zeus pod propulsion system,” states Graham McCloy, Managing Director of Game & Leisure Boats.”
Like all other CABO models, the 40 HTX is a rugged fishing machine, delivering an incredible ride balanced by a comfortable and inviting interior. She will definitely appeal to both serious anglers and those interested in cruising with confidence.
The new Cabo 40 HTX will be on display at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show from August 1-5.