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Prima Dona 45' Cabo 45 Express 2004

$ 399,000

Optional 2 Stateroom Layout. Prima Donna is in great condition for a 2004 Cabo 45 Express. Lovingly cared for by the current owner who keeps it behind his house which means he can constantly keep up the little things. Powered by the most popular and efficient engine package offered, Detroit Series 60’s (a.k.a. the million mile engine). Crowned as the “Boat of the Year” by Boating Magazine back in the day, this fishing raising, sea busting, gorgeous to look at platform still stacks up to the newer models

  • New Garmins 8616 at the helm
  • New Garmin 1022 in the tower
  • Ghost security system
  • Optional rod storage in hardtop x 2
  • Full tuna tower and the metal is in great condition
  • Slant back cockpit cover
  • Sea deck in the helm area
  • Crystal clear isinglass
  • Custom fighting chair, converts to entertaining table

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 399,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    45 Express

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Destin, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 45 ft in
  • Display Length: 45 ft
  • Beam: 15' 8"
  • Yacht Category

    Saltwater Fishing

  • Water Capacity: 100 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 850 gals
  • Engine Details: Detroit Diesel series 60
  • Engine 1: 2004 4100.00 HRS 825.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2004 4100.00 HRS 825.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:
  • Hard core tournament rigged is how this cockpit was designed. 
  • Highlights include: 
  • Eskimo ice machine
  • Custom installed full size fighting chair, coverts to entertaining table.
  • Twin macerated fish boxes
  • Livewell
  • Tuna door
  • Tackle storage
  • Cockpit freezer
  • Sink and bait prep center
  • Cushions on top of prep center for mezzanine style seating
  • Pancake style teaser reels under cockpit over hang
  • Fresh and salt water wash downs
  • Fusion stereo controls with JL audio speakers 

The climate controlled, semi enclosed bridge deck features a huge l shaped seating area. This seating area could also double as a place to sleep two extra full sized guys on an overnight fishing trip. Additional highlights include: 

  • Air conditioning (30k BTU)
  • (2) massive custom molded in overhead rod storage lockers
  •  Full enclosure
  • Twin STIDD chairs
  • Massive L shaped lounge
  • Optional Raritan ice maker
  • Tons of storage
  • Tackle drawers
  • JL audio speakers w fusion stereo controls
  •  Led lighting
  •  Helm deck carpet
  • (2) Bomar hatches in hard top for extra ventilation
  •  Twin (DDEC) gauges
  • Garmin 6212 chartplotter
  • Northstar 6000i chartplotter
  • Furuno fcv 1100l color LCD depth sounder/fish finder
  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno RD 30
  • Icom M 602 vhf radio
  • Simrad AP 25 auto pilot
  • Side power bow thruster
  • ACR spotlight
  • Cabo redundant mechanical engine gauges
  • Fusion stereo
  • JL audio speakers
  • Ritchie compass
  • Sat TV dome
  • Northstar unit in tower
  • Icom VHF in tower 

The custom tuna tower is in remarkable condition. The underside of the tower hardtop above the helm deck has 2 massive rod storage lockers molded into it. These custom lockable rod storage pods free up the storage under the helm deck seating for more cumbersome gear or provisions

The galley highlights include: 

  •  Two burner electric cook top
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Galley deep freezer
  • Double refrigerators
  •  Deep sink
  • Corian counter tops
  • Satin finished solid teak wood cabinetry
  • Ample storage

The spacious comfortable salon is the perfect place to relax after a long day of fishing. Amenities include: 

  •  Huge ultra-leather l shaped sofa
  • NEW Roku flat screen TV
  •  Sat TV availability (not currently active)
  • Hi lo teak high gloss table
  • Optional teak and holly sole
  • Ample storage

The full head on board is large enough for a family to share while in the islands and capable enough to handle a crew of hard core fishermen. Her features include: 

  •  Full size shower
  • Vaccu flush water head
  • Corian counter top
  • Under sink storage
  • Tank watch holding tank monitoring system
  • Air conditioning
  • Solid teak satin finished cabinetry
  • Large mirror

The optional two stateroom layout of this vessel features a large bunk bed room to port. This second room is very versatile, fully functional, and a must have on a 45’ yacht. Whether its intended use is for children, crew, fishing buddies, or just a storage closet, Features include:

  • Oversized bunk beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Solid teak wood
  • Ac/dc lightning
  • Overhead hatch for natural light

The master stateroom is spacious, comfortable and boasts the understated elegance Cabo is famous for. Her amenities include: 

  •  Island queen berth w/ underneath storage
  • Deep storage lockers on port and starboard walls for fishing rods or any kind of additional storage.
  • Flat screen TV
  •  Large cedar lined hanging locker
  • Solid teak satin finished woodwork
  • Air conditioning
  •  Optional teak and holly sole
  • Private head access

The power plant on this 45 Cabo is the optional 825 hp series 60 Detroits.  


  •  12.5 kw Westerbeke generator (2900 hrs 3/15)
  •  Eskimo ice machine plumbed to cockpit fish box
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Glendenning shore cord recoil system
  • Twin disc high performance transmissions 1.75: 1 gear ratio
  • Dripless shaft seals with extra shaft seals already on shafts
  • 2 ½” Aquamet 22 shafts
  • Gel coat engine room liner
  • Emergency crash pump plumbed off stbd engine
  • Sea fire automatic fire suppression system
  • Easy access to sea strainers and other routine maintenance items 

Elected Boating Magazine's 1997 Boat of the Year, the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher is the epitome of what it is to be Cabo: quality, performance, attention to detail, and dedication to customer satisfaction. Designer and builder Henry Mohrschladt summed up the concept behind the Cabo 45 Express: "More amenities, more room for bait, fish, live bait and rod storage, but with the quality of our smaller boats. That is what our customers told us they wanted." The Cabo 45 Express was introduced to meet the needs of Cabo owners wanting a larger replacement for their smaller Cabos. Because of its added size and its luxurious accommodations, it would be easy to forget that the Cabo 45 Express is a serious sportfisher. The 45 turns on a dime, backs down like no other and even in the roughest of seas, stays right where she's put. And, because of her wide beam, modified-V bottom, and low center of gravity, the Cabo is a fishing platform with stability in all sea conditions. From the fiberglassed and bronze through-bolted hull-to-deck joint to the custom all-fiberglass fuel tanks, the Cabo is designed to easily outlast even the harshest of conditions and cruise away unscathed. The performance of the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher at sea is smooth and predictable. And with a maximum cruising range of well over 300 statute miles, top speed of 36.6 mph and a cruising speed of nearly 30 mph, it's clear that size has not compromised performance. This seaworthiness is outshined only by this boat's close quarter handling. Superb visibility astern and Cabo's specially designed Mather's electric throttle controls ensure that maneuvering the 45 Express into its slip is effortless. The hull of the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher is built with the same uncompromising combinations of materials that have won its smaller siblings critical acclaim over the years. Superior ISO - NPG gelcoat and premium vinylester resins throughout reinforce the Cabo trademark philosophy of placing quality above all other considerations. A solid fiberglass bottom consisting of biaxial stitched fiberglass roving assures a solid and secure hull. From the waterline to the rails, the Cabo incorporates Baltek end-grain balsa coring for strength without performance-hindering weight. And to augment the hull's external integrity, Cabo Yachts employs a unique structural module that eliminates tensional flex and makes the entire hull and interior one solid piece that will build confidence even in severe conditions. In the interior of the Cabo 45 Express Sportfisher, the matched woods and blemish-free finishes gleam in the custom designed halogen lighting. Standard leather upholstery and a six-speaker sound system from Bose take the Cabo 45 Express well beyond the spartan fishing machine category. A fore and aft queen-size berth in the forward cabin allows plenty of room on each side to make up the berth as well as to access the signature Cabo rod storage cabinetry. The galley and full head with shower feature Corian countertops with custom sea rails and Moen fixtures. Children or extra guests will appreciate the comfortable extra large settee on the salon's portside. There is even a built-in vacuum system.

  •  Cabo pedigree
  •  Two state rooms
  •  Custom rod storage
  •  Custom tower
  •  Tons of upgraded equipment
  • Uncompromised maintenance 

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.


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