The Boat

Innovation

As a 2006 43’ Cabo, Mo Azul, is perhaps the youngest boat available for charter in Port Aransas.  Cabo yachts are known throughout the world for producing some of the finest production hulls available.  Even with an outstanding reputation in product design and application, Cabo went back to the drawing board to design a completely different hull with the 43’.   Deemed the “Sexy Beast Cabo 43” in an article published by Absolute Science Boating (boat test number 2195) and summarized by Saltwater Sportsman: “Fishability: fast, dry, smooth-riding and pretty. What else is there?” it seemed as if Cabo had not only met their own high standards in hull design, with the 43’, but exceeded them.  After just a few minutes aboard Mo Azul you too will fall in love with Cabo’s 43’ Flybridge.  Plenty of interior space, sleek lines, a dry ride, a large cockpit (136 square feet), and powered by twin MAN 900hp common rail Diesel Engines for a 27-30 knot cruise combine to put the Mo Azul at the top of the list as far as comfort and efficiency are concerned.  In addition to all that power, the new common rail engines are designed to be as fuel conservative and emission free as is currently available on the diesel engine market.  So even though the hull is blue, it could just as easily be green.  A beautiful hull like the 43’ Cabo clipping along at up to a 30 knot cruise can be best described as “poetry in motion.” Click the link below to see the hull reviews and engine information for yourself:

Article review link:
http://www.caboyachts.com/AboutUs/MagArticles/43FB.ASP

Particularly well-written engine link:
http://www.marineenginedigest.com/profiles/man/man900.htm

Common common rail link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_rail

Comfort

With a 700 gallon fuel tank, an optional 200 gallon fuel bladder, a 100 gallon freshwater tank, a 15 KW generator, a watermaker, an icemaker, two air conditioning units, two bathrooms, four beds, a galley including a microwave, and two TV’s complete with Bose surround sound in the Salon, Mo Azul has the capacity to provide you with all the familiar comforts of home while fishing anywhere from 30-100 miles offshore. (Just don’t forget to bring your favorite DVD’s).

Fishability

A large part of offshore fishing today is reliant on modern technology.  The flybridge of Mo Azul is installed with the latest electronics including a Raymarine E-120 series GPS/Chartplotter/Radar including Sirius Satellite Weather Updates, Raymarine Autopilot, Furuno FCV1100 Bottom Machine with an Airmar 3-KW in hull transducer, a Garmin 3210-C backup GPS and a previously unveiled FCV-POS 1100 Backup Bottom finder.

As was previously mentioned, the cockpit aboard Mo Azul has 136 square feet.  That is more than enough room for you and five of your friends to comfortably enjoy dropping to the bottom for snapper, drifting for kingfish and sharks, chunking for tuna, or trolling for the ever illusive billfish. The boat is also equipped with Rupp Outriggers and a beautiful solid teak Release fighting chair allowing for up to seven lines trolled lines for those with a refined taste for a day spent trolling.


Safety

Mo Azul is equipped with all the required USCG life preservers plus a few extras including a life raft, an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB see link below), a satellite phone, and a ditch bag including a handheld GPS and floating, waterproof, VHF radio.  The above items are those you hope you never need, but should definitely have in the event of an emergency on the water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Position-Indicating_Radio_Beacon

 In all, it is safe to say that if it comes on a sport fishing vessel, Mo Azul has it.  Everything you need for that comfortable, enjoyable, memorable day spent offshore of Port Aransas, in the infamous Gulf of Mexico.