Neff Yacht Sales / Used 35 foot CABO Express Motor Yacht - MERENGUE

CABO Express


2003 • 35' (10.67 m) • Motor Yacht
United States • Florida - S.E.

$199,000 USD


Vessel Information

Builder: CABO
Model: Express
Model Year: 2003
Type: MotorBoat
Category: Motor Yacht
Sub Category: Express
Condition: Used

LOA: 35' (10.67 m)
Beam Feet: 13' (3.96 m)
Draft Feet: 3' (0.91 m)
Engine Info: 450 HP, Twin, Inboard, Diesel, Caterpillar
Sleeps: 4
Staterooms: 1

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
City: Fort Lauderdale
Region: Florida - S.E.
Country: United States

Preliminary Specifications

This 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.



Introduced in 1993, the Cabo Express is a top-level sport fishing machine whose impeccable detailing, superior engineering, and rugged construction made her one of the most popular boats in her class. Constructed on a modified-V hull with a relatively wide beam and a shallow keel, the hull was updated in 2000 with a finer entry to provide a softer ride and improved head-sea performance.

Cabin headroom is excellent and the décor is very upscale for a fishing boat. The cockpit is big for a 35-footer and came standard with a bait-prep center, transom door, two in-deck storage boxes, deck wash-downs and plenty of rod storage. An L-shaped settee is opposite the helm. The entire bridge deck lifts for access to the engine room. Merengue is in excellent condition with very low engine hours 950 +/-.

The bottom was repainted in 2016. Engines have a full after cooler upgrade.


  • L-shaped convertible sofa with storage below
  • Teak & Holly flooring
  • Removable cabin carpet runner
  • Stereo: Am/FM/CD/DVD/Sirius Radio
  • Satin Honey Teak trim & doors
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Teak Dinette Table
  • Rod Storage in Upper Cabinetry
  • Overhead opening hatch


  • Mid to Port
  • Refrigerator & separate freezer under counter
  • Stainless sink with hot & cold pressure water
  • 2 burner electric stove w/cover
  • Corian counter top
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Abundant storage


  • Aft to Port
  • Vacuflush Toilet
  • Separate stall shower
  • Rod storage
  • Vanity cabinet
  • Opening port


  • Release Marine teak picnic table
  • Boat levelers trim tabs
  • Bow pulpit with roller
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Spare anchor
  • Bow railing
  • Full marlin tower with fiberglass hardtop & second station
  • Icemaker at helm
  • Coaming pads
  • Courtesy lights cockpit
  • Flood lights
  • Transom door & gate
  • Full enclosure
  • Fresh & saltwater wash downs
  • 3-bilge pumps w/ auto switches
  • 6 person life raft mounted on hardtop
  • FCI Aquamiser + Watermaker (400 gpd)

Helm and Electronics

  • Furuno NavNet color GPS, chart plotter, sounder & radar
  • Compass
  • VHF radio
  • Simrad Auto-Pilot
  • Glendinning Electronic Binnacle Controls
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Glassed panel over engine instruments
  • Emergency shut down controls
  • Battery parellel switch
  • Remote windlasss controls
  • Double helm seat
  • Foot rest
  • Fire & high water alarms

Tower Station

  • Glendinning Controls
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Compass
  • Cover for helm
  • Hard top
  • Furuno port sounder
  • Simrad marine auto-pilot
  • Helm seat with backrest, console cover

Fishing Equipment

  • Marlin tower
  • Release Marine fighting chair
  • Rupp single spreader outriggers with back bars
  • 6-rocket launcher rod holders
  • 4-lockable tackle drawers
  • Bait prep station w/sink
  • 40 gallon live well at transom
  • 2-large insulated fish boxes in deck cockpit
  • 5-flush mounted rod holders
  • Dive ladder
  • Rod storage under gunnels behind doors
  • 12 volt deep drop dedicated outlet


  • 120 volt AC system w/shore power cords
  • 12 volt DC system
  • 5-12V batteries house & engine (new in 2016)
  • Battery switches
  • Smart charger
  • 5 KW Westerbeke generator

Engine Details

  • Twin Caterpillar Diesel Engines MDL 3126b with approximately 1,000 total hours, 450 HP each (new aftercooler upgrades on both engines)
  • ZF MDL 280A gears
  • Freshwater cooled engines
  • Pans plumbed for oil changes with oil change pump
  • Racor primary fuel filters w/vacuum gauges
  • Emergency bilge/crash pump
  • Power actuated engine room hatch
  • Four-bladed bronze propellers 22x24
  • Three-bladed spare props mounted inside bulkhead
  • New dripless shaft log seals
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguishing system
  • High water alarm
  • Manufacturer's spare engine and generator part kits
  • 1 ¾" shafts


Exclusions are to include but are not limited to owner's personal belongings. A detailed list of exclusions to be presented to Buyer upon written notification at time of sale.

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