Listed at $219,000

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Available for SaleReel Life45' 1997 Cabo 

This 1997 45 Cabo Express Yacht "Reel Life" is located in Panama City Beach, Florida and has been meticulously cared for its entire life. The Cabo 45 garnered Boating Magazine's Boat of the Year in 1997. Superb in both design and engineering, and gorgeous to look at. This lightly used Cabo has a blue hull, red boot, and white deck. She is up to date on service with the MAN service completed in March 2020. At the same time, her propellers were tuned and balanced. The current owner has spared no expenses to keep her condition excellent.

Her 800 HP MAN Diesels have only 3500 Hours and Reel Life features a custom hardtop with full windows on the sides, and a stunning blue leather interior with full entertainment system. Originally built to chase bluefin tuna in the unforgiving waters of Nova Scotia, Reel Life is well suited to rig fishing in the gulf as well as deep dropping in the middle grounds. A turn-key express and it shows!


  • New Northern Lights Generator (December 2020)
  • Custom Hardtop
  • Maintained with an open checkbook
  • All engine services up-to-date

Don’t miss an extremely clean Cabo 45 Express yacht that is truly turn-key! Contact us today to schedule your showing.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Galati Yacht Sales. 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


LOA: 45' (14 m)
Beam: 14' (5 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 675 gal (2,556 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 265 gal (1,004 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Florida, Panama City Beach, United States
Build Year: 1997
Builder: Cabo
Model: 45 Express
Type: Sport Fishing
Cruising Speed: 28 Knots
Max Speed: 33 Knots



  • Master Stateroom Queen berth sleeps 2
  • Main Salon sofa sleeps 2 and features a U-shaped blue leather sleeper-sofa with rod storage

Main Salon

  • Stunning U-shaped blue leather interior with full entertainment system.
  • Hi/low table
  • LG flat screen TV
  • Bose Lifestyle stereo and Surround Sound system
  • Mitsubishi DVD
  • KVH Direct TV
  • Cruisair digital climate control
  • Master ships electrical panel – special ordered
  • Teak and Holly flooring
  • Tank-tenders on fuel and water tanks


  • Nova Kool undercounter refrigerator/freezer (2)
  • Kenyon burner cooktop – concealed
  • Whirlpool microwave
  • Instant hot water
  • Upgraded Corian countertops

Master Stateroom

  • Queen bed on centerline, storage below
  • Rod storage and shelving in upper cabinets
  • Cruisair climate control
  • Toshiba TV
  • Hanging locker
  • Access to Head


  • Corian Countertop
  • Vacu-fluch
  • Separate larger stall shower
  • Ventilating hatch

Bridge Deck

  • Centerline helm
  • Centerline double helm seat with Raritan ice maker and storage locker underneath
  • Large L-shaped seat to port with storage under aft and rod storage forward
  • Tackle center aft to starboard with seating forward
  • Cruisair AC
  • 3-sided hard enclosure with power vent in windshield and sliding side windows


  • Fresh and raw water washdowns
  • Cockpit freezer/bait prep station/tackle
  • Spacious in-deck fish boxes with Macerators
  • Pompanette Fighting Chair and Rocket Launcher
  • Transom live well with window
  • Tuna door
  • Rod Holders (7)
  • Stereo speakers (2)
  • Custom rod rack over prep station
  • Carbon fiber outriggers

Deck Equipment

  • Lewmar low profile windlass system
  • Bow pulpit custom grab rails
  • Anchor with chain and rode & anchor line
  • 6-person life raft with hydrostatic release mounted on hard top (without certification)
  • Epirb
  • Cable Master
  • VEEM props

Electronics and Navigational Equipment

  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno FCV-1100 Color video sounder
  • Garmin GPS with XM weather overlay
  • KVH Sat TV
  • ACR RCL-100 remote spotlights (2)
  • Standard VHF Ram Mike
  • Standard Hailer
  • SAT telephone system
  • Richie compass
  • Polyplainer stereo/CD player, with XM music
  • Garmin AIS
  • 3Kw and 1Kw Transducers

Engine Room and Mechanical Equipment

  • Engine access from cockpit
  • Man D2448 LE403 4 cycle turbo charged Intercooled V8's, 892 cu in. 800 HP (3400 Hours)
  • ZF 350 A 1.58 1 Reduction with Trolling Valves
  • Northern Lights Generator
  • Cruisair AC equipment 120V pump
  • Auto/manual halon fire control
  • Raw water sea strainers
  • 120v oil change system plumbed to main engines, transmission and gen set
  • Dual Racor filters on mains
  • Newmar 12v Battery Charger 50 amp
  • Newmar 12v Battery Charger 25 amp
  • Fuel transfer system
  • New Northern Lights Generator (December 2020)

Safety Gear

  • 2 halon fire systems in engine room
  • Emergency water intake to bilge pump crossover
  • 2 Bilge pumps
  • 6-person life raft with hydrostatic release mounted on hard top (without certification)
  • Epirb

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