NEW BERN, N.C. – AUGUST 30, 2018 – Hatteras/CABO Yachts LLC, a world leader in the construction of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts from 41 to 105 feet, is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the well-known CABO fishing boats brand. The official CABO relaunch will take place at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 14–18, 2019, with the unveiling of the new CABO 41.
Founded in 1991 in Adelanto, Calif., CABO Yachts has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s premier builders of offshore express-style fishing boats from 36 to 52 feet. In 2010, CABO moved production to the Hatteras Yachts facility in New Bern, N.C.
“In 2013, the decision was made to focus on building the Hatteras Yachts brand by making a major investment in developing new models with leading-edge styling and technology. Now, we feel the market conditions are right to bring back the proven CABO line of hard-core fishing boats,” said Hatteras/CABO Yachts President and CEO Kelly Grindle. “Even though CABO boats have not been produced for a few years, consumer research shows a continued strong affinity for the brand. CABO ranks as one of the top brands for quality and reliability. We intend to build on this well-deserved reputation as we fill a growing demand in the marketplace for inboard offshore, express-style fishing boats – a niche that CABO once owned. CABO will provide a step up from a center console to a boat that offers greater comfort and amenities while owners pursue their passion for angling offshore.”
Grindle added that the company already has begun building a new dealer network for CABO among its trusted Hatteras dealer partners as well as successful dealerships with a proven depth of knowledge and experience in the offshore fishing boat market.
Starting with the new CABO 41, the CABO line is being readied for production at the Hatteras/CABO Yachts factory in New Bern, which will utilize proven quality boat-building capabilities and processes that Hatteras has honed over its nearly 60 years in operation.
The CABO 41 will be offered with twin 626 hp Volvo D11 engines, standard, with upgrades available to 670 hp and 725 hp, as well as Cummins QSM11 propulsion. Popular options include the Seakeeper 6 stabilization system and full custom tower and outriggers built by Hatteras partner Carolina Custom Towers.
The CABO 41 features a clean, spacious cockpit with mezzanine seating and an open helm deck. Its interior encompasses a comfortable, private queen-berth stateroom, spacious head, full galley and salon with wraparound settee/dining area that converts to a second berth. And storage is maximized throughout the boat to ensure ample stowage space for the serious fisherman.
“The CABO 41 is aimed at the sportfishing enthusiast who wants a better performing, higher quality, more comfortable offshore fishing platform,” Grindle said. “This model is only the beginning – the new CABO line we have in development will be made up of easy-to-own, durable fishing machines that give anglers the confidence to fish longer and the satisfaction of catching more fish while staying dry and comfortable, even in rough conditions.”
Joe Cacopardo, director of marketing, Hatteras/CABO Yachts LLC, adds, “The new CABO 41 is perfectly positioned between the higher-end Hatteras product line and the other competitors currently on the market.”
For more information on the new CABO line of fishing boats, visit http://www.caboyachts.com/.