Cabo Returns with the Hatteras Yachts Company
Cabo Yachts returns with the Hatteras Yachts company at the Miami International Boat Show. At the show, Hatteras/Cabo will display the 41 sportfish as their return model.
The Cabo Yachts brand was founded in Adelanto, California back in 1991. Cabo Yachts was once a leading yacht builder of offshore express-style fishing boats from 36' - 52'. In 2010, production moved to the Hatteras Yachts facility in New Bern, North Carolina, where the focus was placed on the Hatteras range of convertible sportfishing and motoryachts from 41ft-105ft.
“In 2013, the decision was made to focus on building the Hatteras Yachts brand by making a major investment in developing new models with leading-edge styling and technology. Now, we feel the market conditions are right to bring back the proven Cabo line of hard-core fishing boats,” says Hatteras/Cabo Yachts president and CEO Kelly Grindle in a statement.
Even though Cabo boats have not been produced for a few years, consumer research shows a continued strong affinity for the brand, says Grindle.
“Cabo ranks as one of the top brands for quality and reliability,” he adds. “We intend to build on this well-deserved reputation as we fill a growing demand in the marketplace for inboard offshore, express-style fishing boats – a niche that Cabo once owned. Cabo will provide a step up from a centre console to a boat that offers greater comfort and amenities while owners pursue their passion for angling offshore.”
Grindle added that the company has already begun building a new dealer network for Cabo among its Hatteras dealer partners as well as successful dealerships with knowledge and experience in the offshore fishing boat market.
The Cabo 41 will be offered with twin 626hp Volvo D11 engines, standard, with upgrades available to 670hp and 725hp, as well as Cummins QSM11 propulsion.
“The Cabo 41 is aimed at the sportfishing enthusiast who wants a better performing, higher quality, more comfortable offshore fishing platform,” Grindle says. “This model is only the beginning – the new Cabo line we have in development will be made up of easy-to-own, durable fishing machines that give anglers the confidence to fish longer and the satisfaction of catching more fish while staying dry and comfortable, even in rough conditions.”
Starting with the new Cabo 41, the Cabo line is being readied for production at the Hatteras/Cabo Yachts factory in New Bern.