• Price$319,000
  • Length45'
  • MakeCabo
  • Built1997

Panama City Beach, FL

This 1997 45 Cabo Express Yacht 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!Notable:Custom HardtopMaintained with an open checkbookAll engine services up-to-dateDon’t miss an extremely clean Cabo 45 Express yacht that is truly turn-key! Contact us today to schedule your showing.


  • NameReel Life
  • Current Price$319,000
  • Year1997
  • Length45'
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Draft4 ft
  • Fuel Capacity675|gallon
  • Beam15.67 ft
  • Location (city)Panama City Beach
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #7426598
  • Model45 Express
  • Builder
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeSports Fishing Boats
  • StatusActive


  • # of Heads1

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeMAN
  • ModelD2848LE403
  • Hours3500
  • Power800|horsepower
  • Boat Engine Location CodePort

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeMAN
  • ModelD2848LE403
  • Hours3500
  • Power800|horsepower
  • Boat Engine Location CodePort

  • 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 under counter refrigerator/freezer (2)
  • Kenyon burner cook top – concealed
  • Whirlpool microwave
  • Instant hot water
  • Upgraded Corian counter tops
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
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

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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator 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.


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