CABO 35 FLYBRIDGE (2002) OFF MARKET

CABO 35 FLYBRIDGE (2002) OFF MARKET

CABO 35 FLYBRIDGE (2002) OFF MARKET

The Cabo 35 Flybridge is built by one of the most successful boat companies in the business. Not surprisingly, professional captains, press, and many marine industry experts consider the founders of Cabo Yachts to be two of the best builders in the world Not once, but twice, Henry Mohrschladt and Michael Howarth have, been at the helm of boat companies considered to produce the finest yachts in their class. Their first partnership was the founding of Pacific Seacraft Corporation. Back then, a serious offshore sailor planning an extended cruise through far oceans always looked to their boats as the benchmark of what a world class cruising boat should be. Common wisdom acknowledged that there simply was nothing better available anywhere in the world.

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When the reputation of their boats and the company they built brought an international firm to purchase the company, Mohrschladt and Howarth sold Pacific Seacraft, and not yet ready to stop building boats, directed their knowledge and skill to the challenges of building sport fishing boats The Cabo 35 flybridge is the result. It's materials, design and construction clearly demonstrate that Cabo Yachts is truly in a class all its own. Not even custom-built vessels surpass the quality of Cabo.

Whatever aspect you're looking at, the quality of the Cabo 35 is immediately obvious. Take the time to spend a few minutes on any Cabo Yacht the next time you see one at a boat show. Pay attention to the comments of visitors to the boat Comments like, “You can feel the quality as soon as your feet hit the deck” and “Check out the engine room, you won't believe it. “Can you get a bunk in there?”, “It's nicer than my salon!” Listen to the descriptions offered by those having just completed their own inspection. The Cabo 35 is as close to flawless as a boat gets.

The Cabo 35 was first introduced in 1992 and since then, Cabo has introduced 5 new models. Even so, the Cabo 35 Flybridge has always been a best seller In 1999 the Cabo 35 was redesigned from the bottom up to incorporate improvements and new engineering geared towards better performance and greater access to what was already one of the best mechanical layouts in the business The new hull rides exceptionally soft in choppy head seas and is one of the driest running hulls in the business.

Cabo's impeccable hull is further separated from the competition when you consider the manufacturing process and materials, some of the most expensive in the industry. Lightweight and impermeable vinylester resins are used throughout to reduce osmotic blistering. Stitched biaxial fiberglass roving further strengthens the hull without adding excess weight. State of the art coring materials are used where appropriate to reduce weight and to enhance performance, but never at the expense of Cabo's legendary strength. The result of Cabo's top quality, unmatched materials, unique design and meticulous manufacturing process is a hull without peer Comfort and performance, whether at fast cruise or trolling speed, are superior to the competition, hands down.

Starting with the hull, and running throughout the rest of the vessel you'll find that the attention to detail and unmatched quality suggest that Mohrschladt and Howarth continue to build to the same exacting standards cited by Fortune magazine some years ago when their company was listed as one of the top 100 manufacturers in the country. You need look no further than Cabo if you want the best.

ACCOMODATIONS 

If superior engineering and construction are the heart of a Cabo Yacht, the luxurious interior is its soul, Appointments, materials and craftsmanship are on par with that of the finest custom yachts, Solid teak woodwork throughout is elegant and durable. Carefully crafted cabinet doors feature a unique crosshatch, vented design that allows air to circulate. Stainless steel, positive latch cabinet hardware prevents doors from opening in rough seas, and hinges feature a convenient hold-open design.

The salon provides the perfect environment for relaxing or entertaining in elegant comfort. Five can dine comfortably at the starboard settee, and there is additional seating located portside, aft of the galley.

In the galley, even the most discerning chefs will appreciate Corian counter tops and sink, twin burners, large refrigerator, and convection microwave oven. There's easy access to storage beneath settees and behind bulkheads, Cabo knows that storage is precious on board and none is wasted.

Understated luxury continues below in the spacious double cabin, A large, double island berth on centerline with easily accessed dry storage areas below put many larger boats to shame, Two rod lockers forward conceal as many as 10 offshore rods with reels. A spacious head with separate stall shower adjoins the forward stateroom. Two additional single berths are located portside in the guest cabin. Classically strong lines, uncompromising materials and construction and a selection of custom decor packages combine and balance to meet the needs of dedicated sport fishermen and cruising yachtsmen who demand the rigorous construction for which Cabo Yachts is so well known.

FISHABILITY

At Cabo, fishability is job one. To that end, the cockpit is designed first, and the rest of the boat follows. The 35 Flybridge cockpit measures 130 square feet, unheard of on a 35 tooter. It's clean, simple layout easily accommodates four stand-up anglers. Padded bolsters ring the cockpit for extra comfort when bringing in big fish Tackle and rigging equipment can be easily organized in the twelve custom built drawers at the two rigging stations, which are. located over the engine boxes, Easily opened for quick engine access, these boxes double as spotter seats and provide a comfortable place to lounge while running out to the grounds or hanging on the hook after a long day Port and starboard cabinets running nearly the length of the cockpit provide storage for gaffs and nets, leaving the cockpit clean and free of obstruction when fighting a fish.

Two six cubic foot fish boxes equipped with macerators lay flush with the cockpit sole and both fresh and saltwater wash downs are close at hand, A 50 gallon bait tank is located in the aft cap rail, minimizing intrusion into valuable cockpit space.

While on many boats the transom door is just that, a door Cabo's transom door is a masterpiece of design and construction. Opening outward keeps the cockpit clear, and the top bar operates Independently of the door panel in order to provide safety for the angler and crew while bringing large fish aboard. Massive, custom built stainless steel hinges add beauty and long lasting durability surpassing that found on any other comparable yacht.

The flybridge features a tournament style configuration, with aft situated helm chair and controls, allowing the captain 360 degree visibility, including an unobstructed view of the entire cockpit And when the fish moves off the corner, Hynautic hydraulic controls provide nimble, responsive handling, helping to move the boat to the fish quickly, Comfortably seating five, the flybridge features a padded bench seat forward of the console, with a large storage. locker below.

The engine instrumentation cluster is centrally located on the helm, with easily read analog gauges. The console is designed to accommodate today's state of the art electronics, including radar, GPS, fishfinder and communications. A storage cabinet for binoculars, sunglasses and other necessities is located conveniently in front of the companion chair. Additional storage lockers and access panels line the bridge. Lavishly lauded by the marine press, industry experts and successful captains, the fishability of the Cabo 35 does something far greater than simply garnering professional approval, It allows enthusiasts to focus on their passion for sportfishing and do it with the most efficiency and greatest comfort and pride possible.

ENGINE ROOM

Cabo's emphasis on the best engineering, materials and construction is immediately visible, no matter where you look. However, it is perhaps most important to the boat's owner in the engine room. You'll find that the mechanical space in the Cabo truly is an engineering marvel, and one with which even the most particular owner or captain will find no fault.

Lift the hatch in the salon that leads into the 35 Flybridge engine room. If it weren't for the big turbo-diesels, you might mistake it for a hospital surgical suite. Every inch of surface is finished in glimmering white gelcoat for easy clean-up. Equally important, unparalleled organization and layout means there isn't any component or system that can't be easily accessed for maintenance. Fuel lines are aircraft grade braided stainless steel for durability, and every hose is double clamped for security. All wiring and plumbing is clearly labeled, and are the same grade you might find in a jumbo jet.

Anything running through a bulkhead is protected from chafing with polymer or high grade solid rubber grommets. Need engine access? Main access is through a large hatch in the salon floor. Easily removable panels inside the cabin access the front of each engine, with the dipstick and coolant tank in easy reach. Quick access is also available through the hinged engine box covers located in the cockpit. Combined, these three access options mean you'll never complain again about engine maintenance. Simply put, no production boat anywhere has a better engineered engine compartment than a Cabo.