2004 Cabo 40 Express Description

Vessel is in a heated storage building, easy to see 7 days a week. 1000 hour service completed.

The 2004 40′ Cabo Express “Waterboy”, is a fantastic example of the 40 Cabo Express Model. Her Michael Peters hull design sets the standard by which all other boats this size are measured. She has a sharp entry with a large bow flare for a soft dry head sea ride. Her wide beam, shallow draft, and partial keel make for a stable comfortable ride in both beam and following seas. Cabo build quality, fit, finish and electrical engineering is well-known as best in class.  Immaculate is a word used far too loosely in yacht marketing, however, “Waterboy” lives up to that billing in every way. This 2004 40′ Cabo Express has been given everything she has ever needed and more, during her 14 years of current ownership. No expense has been sparred in her upkeep. Records of MAN service, annual service and all underwater maintenance are available to qualified buyers. “Waterboy” has been used as a family fishing and cruising boat in the northeast. She spends her winters in an indoor heated facility. If you are in the market for a premium brand, highly customized 40 foot Express boat, your search should start and end with the 2004 40′ Cabo Express “Waterboy”. Below please find a list of some of her factory options, customizations, and highlights.

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Current Price: $489,000
Year: 2004
Engine Model: --
Length: 40 ft
Gross Weight: 28,000 lb
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: MA
Draft: 3.42 ft
Fuel Capacity: 550 Gallons
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: MAN
Beam: 15.75 ft
Max Speed: --
City: New Bedford
Country: US

2004 Cabo 40 Express Vessel Overview

Vessel Highlights
  • 700hp MAN engines with approx. 2850 hours 2 New Turbos, New RW Pumps, New Injectors, Heat Exchanger Aftercoolers Serviced, Fresh Fluids and Filters (06/22)
  • New cutlass bearings, prop recon, and propspeed all part of 2022 annual maintenance
  • 10KW Westerbeke generator with approx. 1825 hrs. (07/22)
  • New battery charger and all new batteries (2021)
  • Glendenning computer and electronic controls updated, helm, tower and remote plug-in cockpit station (2019)
  • Helm deck AC/ reverse cycle heat
  • Incredible updated electronics package (details in listing body)
  • SAT TV KVH 5 dome
  • LED UW lights, 3 transom 1 down
  • FLIR Night vision, Engine room camera
  • Optional triple STIDD helm seat layout
  • Upgraded PSS marine shaft seals
  • Custom Teak cockpit and steps
  • Fishbox freezer plate stbd side
  • Updated EZ2CY helm deck enclosure
  • Soda blast bottom job with annual maintenance (2017)
  • Indoor heated winter storage facility
  • 14 years under current ownership by 200-Ton Coast Guard Captain
  • Switlik 6 man offshore life raft with canvas cover
  • Extensive custom cover package including: Full Helm Deck Sunbrella privacy curtains, Stamoid cockpit cover, 3/4 Cockpit Sole Sunbrella cover (Navy color with non-skid), Helm Deck Sunbrella runner (Navy color with non-skid), custom Sunbrella cushioned cover for release rocket launcher - navy, tower helm seat canvas cover, tower helm console canvas cover and life raft canvas cover
  • Updated LED lighting in cabin, helm, engine room, tower lights and under water lights
Vessel Walkthrough


The cockpit of the 40 Cabo “Waterboy” is all business! Whether fishing, diving or cocktail cruising she has it all. Her 15’9” beam is very evident and there is tons of room to work and maneuver. Cockpit features include:

  • Custom teak deck and rocket launcher
  • Cockpit canvas cover
  • Custom cushions for mezzanine style seating                    
  • Oversize tuna door w/ lift gate
  • Twin macerated fish boxes                                                     
  • Stand up bait prep and sink                                                     
  • Bait freezer                                                        
  • Fresh and salt water washdown
  • Freezer plate in stbd fishbox                                                    
  • Transom live well     
  • Under Gunnel Tri-Color LED lighting (Red, White and Blue)
  • Release Marine teak rocket launcher
  • Plug in remote Glendenning cockpit controls
  • Rigid LED lightbar for cockpit   
  • (2) 120v Halogen cockpit Halogen Cockpit Spreader lights                    


Helm deck

Two small steps up from the cockpit brings you to the climate-controlled helm deck. She is very comfortably appointed and offers great seating and views of all the action. There is an L shaped seating area to port. Across to stbd is a tackle storage center with a flat top. This spot is good for a great many things. I have seen it used as a bar, hors d'oeuvre serving, tackle and gear placement. Currently outfitted with custom cushions and utilized as a nice, elevated seat. Additional helm deck highlights include:

  • Helm AC w/ reverse cycle heat
  • Hydraulic rams for lift up engine room access
  • Optional triple STIDD helm chairs
  • Centerline helm station
  • Tackle and gear storage
  • Mia Epoch electric teaser reels
  • Upgraded EZ2CY helm deck enclosure
  • Sunbrella privacy curtains
  • Updated upper and lower Glendenning Electronic controls with new gear computer, w/ lower full Emergency station w/ gears/throttle


Helm Electronics

Full complement of upgraded navigation electronics including:

  • (1) Furuno 14" TZ with chart plotter, sounder and radar capabilities, video for FLIR and Direct TV
  • 25KW HD 6 ft open array w/ target analyzer and bird mode capabilities
  • 3 SIMRAD multi-function displays (1) 24”NSO, (2) 16” NSS
  • SIMRAD auto pilot w blue tooth remote
  • SIMRAD S5100 Sounder Black Box Module w/ AIRMAR B275LH-W CHIRP transducer
  • (2) SIMRAD WIFI modules for integration to iPAD for viewing and trip planning
  • SIMRAD and FURUNO data repeaters
  • ICOM 605 VHF radios w/ 2 COMROD VHF antennas
  • Engine room Camera
  • FLIR Night Vision and SAT TV all show on helm displays
  • Siren Marine Shipboard monitoring system with GEO FENCE, 2022 new ACR Spotlight
  • KVH 5 SAT TV Dome (New 2020)
  • AIS on/off for AIS hide capabilities
  • NMEA 2000 Network On/Off switch
  • (2) USB outlets, (1) 12V outlet side of helm console
  • USB card reader under helm console for easy software update access
  • Wireless VHF handheld remote for SIMRAD VHF unit in tower at helm for 2nd VHF or Intercom

Lower Accommodations

Just to starboard of the centerline helm is a door that slides open to access the lower accommodations. Three steps down brings you in the salon/galley area. The Cabo interior finish is clean, simple, and like the rest of the boat best in class. The salon sole is solid teak and holly, a factory option, and all the cabinetry is solid satin finished teak. No high gloss milky veneer finishes like on other manufacturers.

To Starboard is the L shaped ultra-leather sofa with high gloss teak table. This table is removable and then the sofa transforms into a pull out bed and the back flips up to create a bunk. Also to stbd aft is a large stand up rod locker.

To port is the galley and aft is a full head.  Features include:

  • Corian countertops                                               
  • Solid teak cabinetry
  • Side by side refrigerator / freezer                    
  • Two burner electric cook top
  • Deep sink basin                                                       
  • Tons of storage
  • Microwave oven
  • Upgraded Salon Samsung TV w/ SAT capabilities
  • Large head and shower, factory option alternate Corian color shower sole, AC vent in head, mirror, storage, Vacuflush marine toilet w/ tank indicator light


Master Stateroom

“Waterboy” has a hard forward bulkhead and door giving separation and privacy to the Master Stateroom. Additional highlight and features include:

  • Island queen berth with storage underneath
  • Dual cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Port and stbd elevated rod storage cabinets
  • Solid satin finished teak woodwork with Cabo signature cross hatch vents
  • Separate climate controls
  • Solid teak and holly sole



“Waterboy” has a custom tuna tower. All her electronics have been updated as well as canvas covers.

Tower Electronics: SIMRAD NSS 9” multi-function display, 2nd Radar in tower SIMRAD HALO radome, SIMRAD AP 24 Auto pilot, SIMRAD VHF radio, FURUNO RD 30, Engine tachs, Start and stop buttons, NEW Glendenning electronic controls


Engine Room

The engine room on the 40 Cabo has a glassed in gel coat liner that makes clean up a breeze. Fluids, oil or dirt does not get into the fiberglass filaments and texture like other inferior finished vessels. The engine room on “Waterboy” shows exceptional, just like the rest of the vessel. When turbos and cooling system parts were removed for 2022 service and updates, they were all repainted. (pictures avail) Engine room access is from a helm deck day hatch or the helm deck will tilt it up for huge access on two large hydraulic rams. Some of the engine room equipment and maintenance highlights include:

  • 700 HP MAN engines 2850 original hours
  • June 2022 engine service included 2 new turbos, 2 new water pumps, 12 new injectors, heat exchangers cleaned and serviced, Charge Air coolers cleaned and serviced, fluid and filter changes $44,000 all with Casco Bay Diesel (MAN certified dealer)                                                     
  • 10 KW Westerbeke gen set Approx 1825 hrs
  • Updated engine room hoses 2-3 years ago
  • Updated fuel and gear coolers
  • Engine room camera
  • Reverso oil changing system                                                              
  • Electric fuel priming pumps
  • Racor fuel filter                                                                        
  • Updated battery charger and all ship batteries (4 house) (2 engine start)
  • Updated LED lighting overhead
  • (2) Tri Color RWB LED lights under engines

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Cabo Yachts has been building their extremely popular sport fishing yachts since the early 1990’s. Truly an iconic American brand, Cabo Yachts has an exciting past and rich history. The Cabo Yachts brand is known and loved worldwide and has grown to represent the very best in the segments in which it competes. As the boating industry grows and changes Cabo Yachts is constantly looking for ways to improve their products and incorporate innovative design without jeopardizing the fundamentals of the Cabo Yachts heritage of being a high quality, “purpose built” sport fishing platform.

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