“Let me start by telling you this,” broker Rebecca Riley of Anything on the Water said, leaning in and raising her finger to make her point clear. “Nobody—and I mean nobody—in the islands calls the CAT dealers for maintenance. This owner did.”
Riley, who is based in Fort Lauderdale, was talking about the owner of the Cabo 52 Afunday (get it? a + fun + day). He keeps his boat in Trinidad and has her listed for sale at $990,000, and Riley wants to be certain that interested buyers know he’s not hiding her down there instead of sending her to South Florida for boat show displays.
In fact, he’s so keen to show her off that he’s offering a free flight to the Caribbean island for qualified buyers.
“He loves his boat,” Riley says. “He doesn’t want to be without it. He ordered a 74-footer that’s being built, and he’s not willing to part with the 52 until the other boat is ready.”
Afunday is a 2007 build that is a limited edition Cabo, one with upgraded C-32 Caterpillar engines. The current owner (who has had her since new) uses her for tournament fishing and, as Riley pointed out, keeps her well-maintained. The boat has a lifetime of factory-authorized service records and a Caterpillar engine warranty. Afunday also has fishing-friendly extras including a tower and refrigerated fish box.
“I know that brokers always say this, but this boat really is impeccable,” Riley adds. “Get on the plane and come see for yourself. If you’re a qualified buyer, he’s willing to bring you down on his dime.”
See the Afunday listing.