1996 Cabo 31 Express

Florida,Stuart $139,900

  • Year: 1996
  • Length: 31ft
  • Price: $139,900
  • Location: Florida, Stuart
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Broker Name: Greg Haught
  • Broker Email: [email protected]
  • Beam: 12
  • Fuel Tank: 350
  • Cruising Speed: 30
  • Max Speed: 35
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Engines: 2
  • Engine Hours: 180.00

1996 Cabo Yachts 31 Express

The 31 Cabo is a great family boat or fishing machine. Her quality CABO construction and layout helped make her a remarkably successful model and helped build CABO into the powerhouse it became in the mid-size express and flybridge market. She has a spacious cockpit with a tuna door and dual fish boxes. She is well laid out for fishing diving or cruising. Her raised helm deck has a starboard side helm with full instrumentation and electronics. Port side companion seating help make the area social while dockside or underway. The whole helm deck lifts on a heavy-duty hydraulic ram for easy engine room access. Moving down below her air-conditioned cabin is laid out well for long weekends in the islands or extended fishing adventures. There is a L-Shaped sofa to starboard, full head and full galley to port and a dinette forward that converts into a large sleeping berth. She was repowered in 2018 with Cummins QSB 480 HP engines that give her a fast and economical cruise. Also, in 2018 she was upgraded with Raymarine electronics package. She is a great value and opportunity. Motivated seller will listen to all offers!! Vessel is priced for an immediate sale.

Vessel Walkthrough

Steeping on board into the large cockpit which is well equipped for the serious angler one can immediately recognize the quality of the 31’ Cabo. Moving forward is the bridge deck with helm to starboard and seating to port. Forward and down the 31's spacious interior has a large convertible dinette forward that converts to an oversized V-Berth, and large settee to starboard that makes into a bunk bed for two. The galley is located to port with built in dual power ref, single burner cooktop, SS sink, microwave oven and lots of storage. Aft of the galley is the large head, with shower, vanity, and electric toilet.

Main Salon:

  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Access hatch to bilge
  • Lighting is recessed halogen.
  • L-Shaped lounge converts to upper and lower sleeping berths
  • Interior Teak finished in satin varnish
  • TV with cable hook-up
  • V-Berth with adjustable table and filler cushions
  • Air conditioning
  • Galley
  • Head access


  • Cook top – Kenyon one-burner electric, recessed with Corian cover
  • Corian countertop
  • Countertop lighting - recessed halogen
  • Panasonic Microwave oven
  • Norcold Refrigerator, AC-DC with top freezer
  • Sink - deep single, polished stainless steel
  • Storage compartments above and below

Forward Stateroom:

  • Access to anchor rope locker
  • V-Berth - dinette converts to large double bed, storage below
  • Recessed halogen lights
  • Deck hatch opening
  • Rod storage cabinets port and starboard; total 8 rods
  • Air conditioning


  • Vanity with storage cabinet and mirror
  • Head - electric
  • Lighting is 12-volt recessed halogen
  • Sink with storage and mirror
  • Shower, handheld with automatic shower sump pump
  • Hot and cold pressure water

Deck and Hull:

  • Hull Awl gripped yellow
  • Stainless steel rub strip on face of white high-density rub rail
  • Trim tabs, fully recessed hydraulic
  • Lewmar windlass
  • Danforth anchor with approx. 20-foot 3/8 chain, 200-foot rode
  • Bow platform of integral molded fiberglass
  • Recessed stainless steel anchor roller assembly
  • Aluminum deck rails
  • Bow, stern, spring cleats - 10-inch stainless steel
  • Stern hawse pipes - stainless steel
  • Electrically actuated center windshield vent
  • Two windshield wipers, self-parking
  • Cockpit icebox, starboard side fitted
  • Bait prep center, portside - includes sink, rigging board, triple storage
  • Fish box, large capacity, built into the transom, with large overboard drain
  • Fish box, large capacity, removable, built into cockpit sole
  • Gaff racks, port and starboard
  • Rod holders (4)
  • Self-bailing cockpit scuppers
  • Cockpit spotlights
  • Step storage boxes, port and starboard
  • Transom door with top gate
  • Washdown, freshwater and salt water
  • Molded fiberglass helm deck, hydraulically lifted with cockpit control unit
  • Storage cabinet with tackle drawers under portside helm deck seat
  • Helm seat, adjustable bench with storage underneath
  • Sliding companionway door, white translucent acrylic with lock
  • Helm Console - Compass with light, flush-mounted - Complete custom engine instrument panel with audible warning system - Custom switch panel - Dual-lever engine controls - Fire and bilge water level alarms Edson helm wheel
  • Bilge has white gelcoat finish
  • Bilge pumps, three automatic/manual
  • Isinglass and hanging canvas

Electronics and Helm:

  • GPS: Raymarine 12" Axiom touchscreen with Lighthouse 3 operating system
  • Radar: Raymarine
  • Chart Plotter: Raymarine 12" Axiom touchscreen with Lighthouse 3 operating system
  • Auto Pilot: Ray Marine Auto Pilot
  • Speed Log: Raymarine 12" Axiom touchscreen with Lighthouse 3 operating system
  • Depth Sounder: Raymarine 12" Axiom touchscreen with Lighthouse 3 operating system
  • Fish Finder: Raymarine 12" Axiom touchscreen with Lighthouse 3 operating system
  • Compass: (1) Ritchie
  • Antennas: Raymarine Radar / GPS antenna/ VHF
  • VHF: Standard Horizon


  • AC electrical distribution panel with line voltage and load meters, reverse polarity light and main breakers that trip with reverse polarity
  • DC electrical distribution panel with battery voltage and load meters - Circuit breaker protection throughout - Battery paralleling switch
  • Batteries (3), heavy duty 30 AH with battery boxes
  • Battery charger, automatic
  • Engine room lighting - 12V
  • 30-amp 50' shore power cord

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

  • Twin Cummins QSB 480 HP, freshwater cooled, marine diesel inboard 180 hours
  • Transmissions ZF IRM280A
  • Air conditioning - reverse cycle heat and cooling
  • Oil change system
  • Fiberglass fuel tank
  • Racor Fuel filters main engines
  • Water heater - stainless steel
  • Hynautic hydraulic engine controls
  • Mufflers - fiberglass with large backwash surge chambers
  • Propeller shafts - 1.75" stainless steel
  • Propellers – 3-blade Bronze 22”
  • Rudders - high-strength bronze
  • Seacocks - bronze
  • Fireboy automatic fire suppression
Broker's Comments

This Cabo 31 is a very nice turnkey vessel that is seriously for sale. She has many upgrades and shows very well.


Seller's personal items and tools not specific to the vessel.

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 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.


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