2008 Cabo 38 Express Description

Welcome aboard the 2008 38 Cabo “Miss Shell”.  She is a fantastic example of an exceptionally clean, highly customized, ultra-premium brand express boat. The 38 Cabo offers an innovative layout below with the forward stateroom capable of sleeping 3 to 4 individuals, plus her salon sofa transforms to a bunk bed arrangement. Her layout is perfect for a family or a group of fishing buddies on an overnight or weekend fishing adventure.

The 38 Cabo is an updated Michael Peters hull design. Her sharp entry, wide beam, and shallow draft makes her an extremely good sea boat in a variety of conditions. The 38 Cabo also features an updated gelcoat finish that is not subject to the Cabo crazing of some older models. Her reliable C12 715 hp Caterpillar engines spent 10 years under Caterpillar platinum plus extended warranty.  Although that warranty is up now, she has always had the highest level of care and maintenance.  The 2008 38 Cabo “Miss Shell” represents an excellent value in the premium brand diesel power express boat market. Below please find a list of her features, upgrades, and customizations.

MISS SHELL Specifications

Current Price: $379,000
Year: 2008
Engine Model: C-12
Length: 38 ft
Gross Weight: 26,000 lb
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: FL
Draft: 3.67 ft
Fuel Capacity: 475 Gallons
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Beam: 15.08 ft
Max Speed: --
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: US

2008 Cabo 38 Express Vessel Overview

Vessel Highlights
  • Cabo pedigree build quality 
  • Michael Peters hull design
  • Cat C-12 power (heat exchangers, aftercoolers 22)
  • Exceptional lower layout with capabilities to sleep up to 6
  • Custom painted while hull 2022 (original hull color was yellow)
  • Jan 24 bottom job and cutlass bearings
  • Full tower
  • Hydraulic outriggers
  • Brand new 2024 SIMRAD electronics package with HALO radar
  • Starlink communication system
  • Freezer plate in one fishbox, both boxes insulated and macerated
  • Livewell
  • 8 rod custom teak rocket launcher
  • Electric reel outlets
  • Air conditioned helm deck
  • Dual double wide STIDD helm seats
  • Electric teaser reels
  • UW lights
Vessel Walkthrough

The cockpit of the 2008 38 Cabo Miss Shell is all business.  Her wide beam gives anglers plenty of room to move around. The centerpiece of the cockpit is the 8 rod teak rocket launcher. She has 2 in-deck insulated, macerated fish boxes with one side having a chiller plate.  A deep bait freezer, tackle storage and washdown sink are additional features. On the transom there is a live well and a liftgate with oversized fish door.

The entire helm deck comes up for easy access into the engine room.  She is powered by twin C-12 CATS with 715 hp each.  The engines have always had the finest care with all maintenance up to date.

Back up on the climate-controlled helm deck, "Miss Shell" has a large tackle center to stbd and a bench/lounge seat to port.  Just forward, there is a double wide STIDD companion seat to port and a match helm seat to stbd.  All her electronics were upgraded to the latest SIMRAD EVO technology with HALO radar. Dual multi-function displays give you everything you need, to find the fish and stay safe.

Down below, the layout of the 38 Cabo is very unique and versatile. In the back port corner is the full head.  Also to port is the galley.  The galley has everything a shipboard gourmet would require. Fridge, freezer, electric cooktop, deep sink, storage, solid surface Corian countertops, and microwave oven. To starboard there is dinette seating and a high gloss teak table.  The back rest of the seating also ingeniously flips up and secures to the ceiling for kid size bunk beds.

The private stateroom is forward with a multi berth arrangement.  There is a double size berth to port, comfortable for a couple and above it on both sides are bunks for adults or children. Elevated rod storage cabinets grace both outboard sides with plenty of room for owner’s belongings in a cedar lined hanging locker and drawers.

MISS SHELL Youtube Video

Cabo Yachts

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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Since 1979, HMY Yacht Sales has been among the most trusted brokerage firms in the industry. For decades we have continued to instill confidence in our clients who choose to buy and sell yachts with us. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of customer satisfaction combined with HMY’s renowned yachting expertise. When you choose your next brokerage firm, make sure to select the one that is the most experienced and knowledgeable in yacht sales. HMY’s expansive network of yacht sales professionals, support teams, yachting industry experts, and customers have been our recipe for success; and we’ve earned the trust of our clients from around the world. In 2022, HMY Yachts was recognized as the #1 North American Princess Yachts Dealer.

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  • Established in 1979 and family-owned by Steve Moynihan
  • Recognized as one of the largest new and pre-owned yacht dealerships in the USA
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