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1999 Cabo 45 Express

South Padre Island, Texas



This is the 45' Cabo Express that Marlin Magazine just wrote a five page article on in the February 2019 "Boat Show" issue named "Lone Star Dream Boat"!!

The seller started out with a super clean Gulf Coast boat that was owned by her original owner and maintained by her original captain and crew, then made her brand new; missed absolutely nothing!  I am proud to introduce to you the "Bottom Line".


The Bottom Line is here in Orange Beach Alabama having new EZ2CY style enclosures replaced on the sides. New fresh water pump, not rebuild installed on starboard engine, port was changed in 2018. Bottom Line will be traveling back to South Padre Island, Texas at the end of April....come see for your self why she is the FINEST in the Country!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $929,000
Boat Name: Bottom Line
Make: Cabo
Model: 45 Express
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Cabo Yachts
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CHXD0029D999
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 45 ft
Length Overall: 45 ft
Beam: 15'8 ft
Min Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 33,000 lb
Deadrise: 12 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: D2848LE403
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 800hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1680
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: D2848LE403
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 800hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1680
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,600hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,000 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 1
Stock Number: 0119988
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


Jim Greene
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Marine Group - Emerald Coast


Marine Group - Emerald Coast
4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D-224 P.O. Box 650
Orange Beach, Alabama, US, 36561

Engine Room "The MAN Cave"

Best place to start is right where all the guys head for - the engine room first! 

Just about need your sunglasses!  Crazy with all new LED lighting.

Wow...where to start!  Throughout this spec sheet, when it says "New" it was new in 2018 unless otherwise indicated.

Engines: MAN D2848LE403, 800 HP each, Current Hours 1680

Port engine was completely rebuilt at 1,000 hours, including new heads!  All of the hoses, injectors, thermostats, and fuel lines were all replaced on both engines. They still have almost 400 hours to go before the MAN's recommended 1,000 hour service is due.

2018 Updates (Partial List)

  • New Watermaker w/auto flush
  • New fuel polishing system w/2 micron filters
  • Custom painted valve covers
  • New Stainless tool box
  • New oil change system
  • New 2 layer lead foam overhead insulation
  • New dual Racors for both main and generator
  • New LED lighting throughout entire boat including multi-color filters
  • New main air hull side filters 
  • Turbos - 1 brand new (2018), the three others were just totally rebuilt (3/2019) 
  •  New MAIN exhaust hoses...Entire system pulled out of the boat and painted to match hull sides - light blue
  • New custom PVC manifold for A/C system
  • Engines and engine room deck were completely sanded, primed, sanded again, sprayed w/two part epoxy hi-temp white paint.  They look brand new!
  • Gen-set:  factory upgrade to Panda, with water cooled armature and sound shield. 
  • Completely serviced all pumps, exchanger, hoses, belts, alternator
  • Exhaust manifold replaced with new; virtually every bolt on item included!  
  • All new (2019) batteries 
  • New Garmin engine room cameras

Other features include:

  • Glendenning cable master to all new white 50 amp shore cord
  • Remote main engine oil filters for starboard engine providing easy service
  • Custom built shaft dampeners, designed and built by MAN just for this boat!
  • Two 40 amp chargers
  • Fire system; up-to-date on service
  • All new bilge pumps
  • All new head/sewer hoses


Salon and Galley


  • To port is a giant L-shaped sofa with all new (2018) ultra leather coverings and loaded with decorative pillows; would easily sleep two
  • New (2018) flat screen TV
  • New (2018) Bose surround sound system
  • New (2018) custom dry bar that lights up different colors
  • Beautiful teak table
  • Teak & holly deck with satin finish


  • Corion counter tops
  • Custom sink
  • Two new (2018) sub zero below counter refrigerator and separate freezer
  • Top loading freezer
  • New (2018) Samsung microwave/convection oven
  • Two burner princess stove

This is the preferred 2 stateroom layout featuring:

Owner's Stateroom & Head

  • Island queen walk-around forward with all  new (2018) carpets and throw pillows
  • Great stowage below berth including a safe
  • Central vacuum
  • Flat screen TV
  • Separate A/C
  • Separate stereo
  • Hull-side rod stowage
  • Hanging locker 
  • Private entrance to head which features full size stand-up shower stall (clear Lexan Round), fresh water head, sink, make-up mirror & lighting (all new LED)

Guest Stateroom

  • Upper/Lower bunks with all new coverlets and throw pillows
  • A/C
  • Stereo
  • Storage locker

All new in 2018 including:

  • Two 8622 Garmin 22" screens
  • Garmin autopilot reactor brushless
  • SAT weather
  • AIS tracking system
  • VHF at the helm & tower
  • Garmin 7012 Repeater Tower 12"
  • Garmin down imaging
  • Garmin side imaging
  • Garmin color sonar
  • Garmin CHIRP system
  • Garmin cockpit & engine room camera
  • FLIR thermal imaging night vision system
  • Stereo - Fusion AU750 head unit with DVD player with display on Garmin
  • Media dock for Phone, Ipod to stereo
  • Two JL audio amps; one 6 channel amp (three zone)
  • All speakers are JL sub-woofer.  Speakers are JL M7700 - as high-end as it gets
  • Fusion remote at every zone (helm, cockpit, tower)
  • Full LED lighting (white, red, blue, purple) throughout helm, cockpit, and tower
  • Garmin radar 6' GMR Fantom 6 - Open Array; 72 mile color radar,  25 kw unit, super powerful
  • All new upgraded AV/Smart TV salon - OSR
  • Internet  - Road Wave wifi internet to screens & TV with keyboard and mouse for computer
  • BlueRay player in salon and owners stateroom
  • Garmin autopilot remote
  • Garmin 7612 GPS
  • Fusion stereo remote with speakers

No it's not Reel Teak, its "Air Teak" with close to 20 coats of clear!  You can't tell the difference other than this teak has zero maintenance forever...check it out!

Helm Deck
  • Windshield was replaced with the newest version which offers better visibility; taller with no horizontal braces.  This was completely repainted, with the rest of the boat in 2018.  All new(2018) window gaskets used when glass was re-bedded. It features 3 wipers, 3 washers, and a new(2018) actuator for center window.
  • Hard top was completely repainted and the underside painted light blue to match the hull.
  • 2 new (2018) teaser reels "Reel Colors" silver anodized, covers painted light blue
  • 1 new Stidd helms chair on starboard side, covered in "Ultra Leather Buckskin" w/custom built flip up foot rest 
  • Main Stidd helms chair was completely repainted and has all new (2018)matching ultra leather fabrics on seat, backrest, and armrests 
  • All new (2018) covers for both helm's chairs and the console,
  • L-shaped seating also covered to match with ultra leather buckskin and custom designer throw pillows
  • New (2018) helm deck carpet bordered with buckskin
  • Air conditioning is an understatement - walk in meat locker is what we have.  Cabo factory had one 18,000 BTU nit with split air handlers.  This helm area has two 18,000 BTU units and a third one is a 27,000 BTU unit.  Custom side air vents are built into the hull below the side windows!
  • Enclosures - 4 sided and a zippered door, has a sand bag sewed in at the bottom just like a walk-in freezer door, plus side "Bat Wing" enclosures for the cockpit Mez-deck seating
  • Igloo ice maker discharge to helm deck ice box; 400 lbs per day


  • Cockpit custom MEZ-Deck w/cushions
  • Molded in tackle centers 
  • Top loading stainless freezer to port 
  • Center is sink with fresh water faucet and rigging center 
  • Entrance to engine room
  • Furtherest starboard is insulated drink box
  • Below the sink is the tackle locker with 3 sliding drawers and 2 more storage lockers at eye level
  • Two huge below deck insulated fish boxes with split hatches
  • Two side fender lockers with racks for gaffs and brushes
  • Tuna door with top hinging gate
  • Transom live bait well with light
  • Four deck reel outlets (12 VT)
  • New (2018) cockpit coaming padding "buckskin" ultra leather to match
  • Deluxe release fighting chair; all teak matching new ultra leather armrests, rocket launcher with rigging tray, cup holders, drawer, cover, and stainless pedestal
  • 50 Amp Glendinning shore cord with all new (2018) 50 Amp white shore cord plus extra 25' extension
  • New (2018) heavy duty cockpit cover
  • New (2018) 6 tower leg rod holders - 3 on each leg
  • New (2018) LED cockpit lighting
  • New (2018) Fusion stereo with separate cockpit and tower controls
  • Fresh and salt water washdown
  • New "Bat Wing" side Lexan enclosure (keeps any mist off Mez-deck when running)
  • Release Trillion series deluxe fighting chair with rocket launcher and tool drawer
  • New (2018) custom heavy duty cockpit cover 

Pipe welders 9 step full tower including:

  • fiberglass hard tops, helm, tower deck and sunshade...all painted light blue undersides
  • Tower seat and backrest, New (2018) ultra leather cushions
  • Three New (2018) LED multi-color flood lights
  • New (2018) LED light bar
  • Fiberglass console with steering, stereo, and console cover
  • Six place aft rod rack
  • Rupp 2X Tournament outriggers painted light blue to match hull color and dark blue spreaders made to match boot stripe
  • Rupp - new (2018) center rigger, tapered and painted to match
  • New (2018) Garmin 7612 12" repeater screen with radar, GPS, and sounder
  • New (2018) Garmin remote for autopilot 
  • New (2018) Fusion stereo with remote for tower and four separate speakers
  • New (2018) multi-color LED light overhead in tower
  • New (2018) tower console cover
Bow Deck
  • All new (2018) paint, non-skid
  • New (2018) hatches
  • New (2018) custom low profile bow rail
  • New (2018) air-teak toe rail
  • All new (2018) windshield gaskets on newly painted window frames
Hull and Bottom
  • Hull sides were painted light blue with dark blue boot stripe
  • (2019) Bottom soda blasted, three coats of epoxy barrier coat, primer, two coats of bottom paint, prop speed on shafts, scoops, tabs, props, rudders and tabs 
  • New (2018) spray rails forward and lifting rails aft...completely changes how this boat runs and rides...super dry, gets up top much faster, planes at much lower speeds, does not "dig a hole" to get up on plain, just comes straight up, no loss of sight and carries a much heavier load in cockpit at lower speeds...Huge improvement!  Please note photo 39, this is a different stock 45 Cabo without lifting rails and spray rails; she rides much heavier in the water.  A very WET ride compared to the same hull with these custom rails.
  • New (2018) 5-blade props, spare set of 4-blade pros
  • New (2018) "Air Teak" composite transom
  • Four underwater lights: two white, two blue
Broker Closing Comments

Totally awesome boat! A production built boat made brand new in every way; fresh paint, super low original hours on her engines, all new electronics, interior and the list goes on and on.

This total restoration turned out so impressive, Marlin Magazine wrote a five page article on her (Feb 2019 Edition, written by world famous Dave Lear)!   

Ships paperwork includes invoices for all "New" items.

This restoration took over one year to complete...virtually a new boat at less than half the price of a new boat!

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.
Additional Contact Information

For more details and to schedule a viewing contact the listing broker Jim Greene at (251)747-0468.

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