Jersey Cape 45 Express First Glance

Jersey Cape, originally founded as the Jersey Devil, has produced some outstanding design innovations over the years...

Jersey Cape, originally founded as the Jersey Devil, has produced some outstanding design innovations over the years. And recently, when the company's owners bought Cavileer Yachts, it garnered an instant increase in industry credibility, as well as a full line of high-quality, relatively affordable offshore fishing boats.

The latest in the Jersey Cape line - the Devil 45 Express - incorporates Divinycell coring and vinylester resin into a hand-laid fiberglass hull and deck, resulting in lightweight strength, a low center of gravity and exceptional durability. For those who worry about cored bottoms, you'll be pleased to know that Jersey Cape eschews cored bottoms too, opting instead for solid fiberglass.

Standard power consists of a pair of 710 hp CAT C-12 diesels. Those with larger fuel budgets, however, can opt for twin 800 or 900 hp MAN diesels. All power packages come with electronic controls and advanced monitoring systems and gauges.

The bridge deck features a centerline helm with a pedestal seat surrounded almost completely by settee seating with storage beneath. Reaching the transom when a fish hits is a cinch; instead of climbing down a slippery flybridge ladder, anglers aboard this boat simply take two steps down the slightly offset stairway to the cockpit.

The Devil 45 Express interior boasts two different forward cabins: one with a queen-size island berth on centerline and another with a double to port and a single below it to starboard. You'll also find a full galley and a head and stand-up shower stall below.

The cockpit provides basic fishing amenities such as a fish box with a macerator, fresh- and saltwater washdowns, a live baitwell, four in-gunwale rod holders, a full tackle and rigging station and a transom door. Hard-core anglers should consider the optional tournament package consisting of a PipeWelders tuna tower, hardtop, tower sunshade, instrument box, Glendinning remote control and steering station, outriggers, center rigger, rod holders on tower legs and hardtop trailing edge, Costa custom enclosure and tackle-storage drawers.

These great-looking Northeast boats have been around for years and as of today, just got better.

     Specifications
 LOA  44 ft. 5 in.     WEIGHT  35,000 lb. (dry)
 BEAM  15 ft. 3 1/2 in.    FUEL  800 gal.
 DRAFT  4 ft.    POWER  Twin 710 hp CAT
 DEADRISE  10 deg.    MSRP  $840,000 (base boat)
Jersey Cape Custom Yachts Lower Bank, New Jersey 866-401-3474