1998 Cabo 45 Open Express

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Class Power
Category Sports Fishing Boats, Saltwater Fishing
Year 1998
Make Cabo
Length 45'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Orange Beach, AL
Vessel Details

"Ghost Rider" features the owner's stateroom forward with private head, which is the preferred layout. An absolutely stunning 1st impression interior with high gloss matched grain teak locker doors and table, teak and holly salon deck that continues forward into the owner's stateroom and head. A very spacious salon offers a U-Shaped leather sofa decorated with designer pillows accented with blankets, designer throw rugs.


This boat has been exceptionally maintained and has had many upgrades:

  • Cat 3196 660 HP engines with 3,000 total hours. Every CAT recommended service and upgrade has been done bringing these engines up to current service specs.
  • Pipewelders 10 step tower Silver hull paint with black boot strip (2015)
  • Custom spray rails
  • Helm AC

Recent Upgrades:

  • $90k paint job
  • New helm enclosure (2018)
  • Underwater lights
  • All LED exterior lights
  • Electric reel plugs
  • Stereo
  • Auto-pilot control in tower
  • Generator fuel pump
  • 12 volt charger
  • Viking life raft
  • 2nd helm AC unit
  • New aftercoolers on both mains
  • Granite countertop with fiddler rails
  • Sub-zero refrigerator and freezer
  • Cabo countertop loading freezer in addition to Sub-zero
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • 2 burner glass top stove
Helm Deck
  • All new upholstery
  • Stidd helm chairs
  • 2 AC units
  • New helm enclosure
  • LED lighting

Helm Console:

  • MMC electronic controls
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Cat EMC digital engine displays
  • Cat analog gauges
  • Engine synchronizers
  • High/low idle mode
  • Fuel transfer system
  • SeaFire system
  • Furuno FCV-1100L color sounder
  • Northstar 6000i chart plotter
  • Lowrance HDS7 chart plotter
  • I-com VHF radio
  • ACR spotlight with helm control
Engine Room
  • ZF gears with new Vulcan couplers
  • Dripless shaft logs with shaft scrapers
  • Stainless exhaust risers 
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauges
  • Oil change system for mains and generator
  • Upgraded to all spin on filters
  • Emergency engine driven disaster pump
  • Dual DC charging systems
  • 10 kw generator with sound shield
  • Pipewelders 10 step tower with LED spreader lights
  • Removable buggy top for Cobia fishing
  • (3) rod holders in tower for Cobia fishing
  • Rupp triple spreader outriggers
  • Fiberglass hardtop with molded in navigation lights
  • Tower steering and controls
  • Deluxe fighting chair with custom rocket launcher
  • Tuna door
  • (2) below deck, macerated fish boxes
  • 60 gallon live well with aquarium window
  • Retractable shore-power cord
  • Fresh and saltwater washdown
  • Cockpit freezer
  • Cockpit sink
  • Cockpit mooring cover
  • Owner's Personal Items
Mechanical Disclaimer

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The 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.

Contact Information


CALL or TEXT BRIAN FRANC, CPYB @ 850-428-0866 OR EMAILbrian@unitedyacht.com



MATT PARSON @ 251-599-1309 OR EMAIL mattp@unitedyacht.com



Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Double Berths
Engine Make CAT
Engine Model 3196
Engine Year 1998
Total Power 1320hp
Engine Hours 1300
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
HIN CHX45X07G798
1998 Cabo 45 Open Express

"Ghost Rider is an excellent example of a Cabo 45 Sportfish Express boat. Powered by twin CAT 3196 @ 660hp and all preventive maintenance services completed.

Recently painted Hull and Custom Spray Rails, Underwater Lights, Tower with electronics, One stateroom layout, AC at the Helm, Fighting Chair, LED lighting, plus much more. Do not hesitate to see this wonderful sportfish machine with many creature comforts! Call Today!!

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