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2005 Cabo 40 Express

Grand Isle, Louisiana


                    GREAT BOAT!   JUST REDUCED!     

This 2005 Cabo 40 Express w/Twin 2005 Caterpillar C-12, @ 700 HP Each is a full-on fishing machine.  She offers over 100 square feet of cockpit space with two huge 5 foot fish boxes located port and starboard with macerator pumps for trouble free operation. 

Going below, you have a island double bed and a settee that converts to upper and lower berths.  Galley with refrigeration, cooktop, microwave, sink. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $299,000
Boat Name: Obsession
Make: Cabo
Model: 40 Express
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Cabo Yachts
Designer: Cabo Yachts
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CHXH0053H405
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 42'10 ft
Beam: 15'9 ft
Max Draft: 3'5 ft
Displacement: 28,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'3 ft
Deadrise: 16.5 °
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C-12
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 700hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 2496
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C-12
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 700hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 2496
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,400hp
Cruising Speed: 30 kn
Maximum Speed: 34 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 560 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 65 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Stock Number: 1118974
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats, Saltwater Fishing


Bill Thompson
Marine Group - Emerald Coast


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

Vessel Walkthrough

Leaving the carpeted, air conditioned (40,000 BTU) helm deck down four steps to the salon, you will find a Samsung 24" flat screen TV with DirecTV and AC/DC panel to port with a L-shaped sofa and dinette to starboard.  There is teak and holly sole with bound loop carpet easily removed to access storage box in cabin floor. 

Located to port is the head, which has a large enclosed shower. 

Forward is the galley with undercounted side-by-side NovaKool refrigerator/freezer.  Panasonic convection microwave, Kenyon 2-burner electric stove recessed with Corian countertop cover and a custom Cabo dinette table with padded cover. 

Beside the companionway to starboard, is a large standing rod locker with 4 rod mounts. 

Forward through the teak door is the master stateroom with ram assist storage below the island queens berth in addition to storage cabinets and drawers.  Above the berth are rod storage lockers on both the port and starboard sides.  There are two hanging lockers, flat screen 15" TV and air conditioner controls.

  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Hanging Locker for Rod Storage
  • Settee Converts to Upper/Lower Berths
  • Auxiliary Distribution Panel for Electronics
  • 24" Samsung Flat Screen w/DirecTV
  • Simrad Sonic Hub -Completely Integrated
  • Storage Area Under Stairs and Above Settee
  • Access Hatch to Bilge
  • In Floor Storage Compartment
  • Recessed Halogen Lighting
  • AC/DC Panel
  • NovaKool Side-by-Side under counter Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Panasonic Oven
  • Large Fiberglass Sink w/Single Lever Faucets
  • Storage Area
  • Recessed Ceramic Kenyon 2-Burner Cook Top
  • Stove w/Corian Cover
  • Corian Countertop w/Custom Sea Rails
  • 4 Recessed Halogen Counter Top Lighting
  • Custom Cabo Dinette Padded Cove
  • 11 Gallon Water Heater
  • Dockside Pressure Water System
Master Stateroom
  • Island Queen Size Berth w/5" Mattress w/Stowage Underneath
  • Custom Sheets for Berth
  • 2 Cedar Lined Hanging Lockers
  • 2 Rod Storage Lockers w/Horizontal Rod Racks
  • Storage Cabinets and Drawers Under Berth
  • 15" Flat Screen TV w/Cable Hook Up
  • Access to Anchor Rope/Chain Locker
  • Foredeck Hatch w/Retractable Shade
  • Recessed Halogen Lighting
  • Sink w/Single Lever Faucet
  • Vanity
  • Framed Mirror
  • Electric Sealand Vacuflush Head
  • Separate Stall Shower w/Automatic Shower Sump Pump
  • Toiletry Storage Cabinet w/Corian Frame and Sliding Mirror Doors
  • Corian Counter Top
  • Vertical Rod Storage for 3 Rods
Electronics/Navigational Equipment
  • Updated Simrad AP44 Autopilot
  • 3 Updated 16" NSO EVO 3
  • 1 Ritchie 5" Compass w/Another Ritchie 3" Compass in Tower
  • New (2017) 48" Simrad 1943C Radar
  • CHIRP Technology 2K
  •  3 ICOM VHF M400B00BB 
  • Updated Simrad N50 16" - Gulf of Mexico Platinum
  • Updated Simrad N50 16"
  • Updated Caterpillar LCD Displays
  • Updated ECM
  • Updated Sensor Eng & Transmissions 
  • Exalto Computer Wiper/Washer Controls
  • Intellian Satellite Receiver
  • Simrad NSSero 9" display
  • ACR Spotlight Point Pad and Remote VHF Microphone
  • Updated ACR-1930.3
  • Simrad
  • 40,000 BTU Air Conditioning in Helm - All Control Boards Renewed June 2017
  • Complete Custom Engine Instrument Panel w/Audible Warning System and Hours Meter
  • Fire and Bilge Water Level Audible Alarm
  • Navigation and Electronic Panel
  • Single Lever Electric Control-Console Mounted
  • Trim Tab Switches in Tower
  • XSONIC (Simrad) High/Low
  • Updated FLIR Thermal Night Vision 432-0003-05-00
  • Sonic Hub
  • Updated Remote Spot Light ACR-1930.3 with Controls
  • All Navigational Equipment, Music, TV, Etc. Nema 2000 Integrated
  • Updated Simrad WM-3 Sirius Satellite Weather
Deck and Hull
  • Anchor w/600' Rode
  • Anchor Davit
  • Bow Pulpit and Rails
  • Bridge Curtains
  • Tuna Tower has Hand Holds Added to Port and Starboard Sides
  • 6" Stainless Steel Bow Chocks
  • 12" Stainless Steel Bow Cleats
  • USCG Safety Package
  • Fresh and Salt Water Deck Washdown System
  • Navigation Lights
  • Windshield Washers and Wipers
  • Stidd Helm - Updated Upholstery
  • Companion Chairs - Stidd
  • Hydraulic Helm Deck Lift
  • Pipewelders 3 Tower with hardtop
  • Bench Seat w/Backrest (2' Taller than Standard - 12 Steps)
  • Molded-In-Non-Skid Surface
  • White Gelcoat Finish
  • 12"Stainless Steel Springline Cleats
  • 12" Stainless Steel Stern Cleats
  • Stern Hause Pipes
  • 24V Heavy Duty Electric Windlass
  • Windshield has Side Vents
  • Hot and Cold Hand Held Shower in Cockpit
  • 105 Sq Ft Cockpit
  •  40" LED Light Bar - Riggid 
  • 12.6 KW Westerbeke Freshwater Cooled Generator 
  • 50 Amp Shore Power Cord w/Retractable Glendinning Cord Master, 220V
  • 4 Batteries
  • Updated 60 Amp Automatic/Manual Battery Charger
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • 12V-24V-110V-220V Electrical System
  • Bonding System
  • AC/DC Electrical Distribution Panel w/Battery Voltage, Load Master, and Reverse Polarity Light
  • Electronic Supply at Helm, 12V; DC at 50Amps
  • Engine Room Lights
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Receptacles Throughout
  • Dual Air Trumpet Horn
  • Telephone Shore Connection in Salon
  • Updated (2016) Power Steering System
Engine Room
  • Hydraulic Bridgedeck Lift
  • Propeller Pockets
  • Electric Fuel Priming Pumps
  • Propsmith Propeller Installation and Removal Tool
  • Caterpillar Controls
  • Engine Access w/Gas Springs
  • 4 Automatic/Manual and 1 Automatic Bilge Pumps
  • Bronze High Speed Water Intake Scoops w/Integral Sea Water Strainers
  • Electronic Controls w/Trolling Valves, Engine Synchronizer w/Back Up
  • Emergency Bilge Pump Diverter Value on One Engine
  • Overhead Insulation in Engine Room
  • Engine Alarm System
  • Engine Room Intake Fans
  • Updated (2017) Control Box FM200 Automatic Fire Extinguishing System
  • Fresh Water Cooling on Main Engines
  • Fresh Water Hose Bib, Quick Disconnect
  • 3 High Water Bilge Alarms
  • Holding Tank w/Warning Lights, Macerator and Dockside Discharge
  • Oil Change System, Main Engines, Generator and Transmission
  • 2.5" Dia. Propeller Shafts
  • Updated (2016) Power Steering System
  • Bronze High Strength Rudders
  • Sea Cocks
  • Updated (2017) Dripless Lip Seal Type Stuffing Boxes
  • Updated (2017) LED Underwater Lights
Fishing Equipment
  • Updated Bait Freezer
  • Cockpit Sink
  • 45 Gallon Live Well
  • Release 130 Class Chair w/Rocket Launcher Back
  • Rupp 32' Tower Release 2 spreader Outriggers
  • Center Rigger
  • Transom Door w/Top Gate
  • 2 updated (2017) Fish Boxes in-Deck; Port Side has Freezer Plates
  • Ice Maker Dumps Ice Into The Port Side Box
  • Macerator Pumps Outs
  • 3 Rocket Launcher on Port and Starboard Tower Legs
  • Cockpit Coaming Bolsters
  • Under Gunnel Gaff and Brush Storage
  • 2 Deepsea Underwater LED Lights 110V
  • ACR AC-1903-3 Remote Search Light
  • 5 Gunnel Flush Mount Rod Holders

     The FCI 600 GPD Watermaker has not been used or serviced in several years. Seller will not guarantee the watermaker.       


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 Bill Thompson at (251)979-6000.

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