Henry Morschladt and Michael Howarth originally owned Pacific Seacraft Corporation, a sailboat manufacturing company. However, in 1988 they sold that company and founded Cabo Yachts in order focus more specifically on creating their ideal of a sport fisher. The company was founded in Adelanto, California, where it still remains. The company remained in obscurity until the creation of the 35 Flybridge in 1991. The luxurious boat featured molded bait tanks, custom hinges, gelcoated bilges and a roomy interior that placed it amidst the upper level sport fishing boats in the industry. The focus for the company has continued to be sports fishing and uncompromising quality, even though the original founders are no longer leading the charge.
One of the things owners appreciate most, is the impeccable customer service. From the beginning, the company has been focused on providing consumers with a hassle free warranty that continues to impress new and established owners. Cabo Yachts, while not a true custom yacht builder, does allow for a great deal of customization that allows the owner to turn the boat into a floating home away from home. Comfort and efficiency are the hallmark of all the Cabo boat lines. Control systems will feel familiar as soon as they are accessed and the cockpits offer plenty of room. The company has continued to work to make sports fishing more enjoyable, with excellent design, manual backups, engine accessibility, and aft decks with hydraulic lifts. Finally, it is important to note that Cabo boats were created by fishermen who love the sport for other enthusiastic fishermen. All of the features of the boat focus on making fishing more enjoyable and efficient such as livewells, bait tanks, tackle storage areas, bait prep centers, and insulated fish boxes.
New Cabo Yachts are priced on a per order basis based on style, length, and customization options. Used boats vary in price based on the same factors as well as on the year of manufacture. The price for used Cabo boats ranges from around $200,000 to more than one million dollars.
- Excellent deck design.
- Easy engine access.
- Numerous areas that can be customized.
- Spacious cabins.
- Cabo Yachts have a cabin design that is a bit unusual and may require time before one becomes accustomed to it.
- Limited dealer availability for new models.
Popular models include 35 Express, 38 Flybridge, 40 Express, 43 Flybridge, 48 Flybridge, and the 52 Express.
Cabo Yachts have numerous options that make them ideal for enthusiasts who want to have a unique boat without the cost of purchasing a custom built yacht. The excellent customer service, and high quality standard features makes these boats a great investment for sports fishing enthusiasts.