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1987 Cabo Rico 38

Oriental, North Carolina, United States
$114,900 USD

When Classic Bluewater Crusiers become the topic of discussion, the Bill Crealock designed Cabo Rico 38 is always in the top 10. This particular Cabo Rico 38 is has been literally showered with upgrades and improvements over the last 2 years. The specifications will offer the details of this boat, but the pictures and a viewing will tell the real story!

We can’t imagine another boat as “put together for cruising” as this boat. 

MIKE&NANCY DRAUGHAN 336-601-5970 cell

ROBERT&STACY HALL 252-622-1292 cell

Please contact Mike Draughan at (252) 249-0090

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Dimensions
LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in

Accommodations
Number of heads: 1

SPECIFICATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

THIS BOAT HAS THE “OFFSET PULLMAN” FORWARD STATEROOM WITH STARBOARD HEAD AND DEDICATED SHOWER STALL. TO STARBOARD IN THE MAIN SALON IS THE DINETTE WITH AN OPPOSING STRAIGHT SETTEE TO PORT. THE GALLEY IS TO PORT AND THE LARGE QUARTER BERTH AND NAV TABLE ARE TO STARBOARD AS WELL.

 

GALLEY

LARGE STAINLESS BASIN W/NEW FAUCET (2018) THAT CURES THE DRAINING ISSUES OF THE ORIGINAL

PRESSURE HOT/COLD WATER

SEAGULL FILTER WITH CARBON FILTER FOR PRESSURE WATER

FOAMING SOAP DISPENSER

TASCO 3-BURNER STOVE/OVEN

2-10LB PROPANE TANKS FOR GALLEY SERVICE

DEEP REEFER/FREEZER WITH DOMETIC 12V DC REFRIGERATION

FRESH WATER PRESSURE PUMP NEW (2018)

DRY DECK LINING IN LOCKERS

ADDITIONAL LIGHTING THROUGHOUT

 

ELECTRONICS

RAYMARINE SPX SMARTPILOT

RAYMARINE ST70 INSTRUMENTS

ICOM M-710 SSB

ICOM AT-130 ANT. TUNER

STANDARD HORIZON GX2100 VHF W/METZ ANTENNA (2018)

VESPER 8000 AIS (2018)

VESPER VHF SPLITTER (2018)

GARMIN 4208 CHARTPLOTTER

GARMIN GA29 RADOME

STANDARD HORIZON RAM MIC (HELM)

ACR GPIRB (2017)

 

ELECTRICAL

12VDC SHIP’S POWER

120VAC SHORE POWER

30AMP SHORE POWER INLET

30AMP MAGNUM CHARGER/INVERTER W/REMOTE CONTROL PANEL

400 WATTS WIND GENERATOR

600 WATTS SOLAR WITH DUAL VICTRON CONTROLLERS

4 – 4D LIFELINE AGM BATTERIES – 840 AMP/HOURS (2018)

1 – 50’ SHORE POWER CORDS AND 25’ EXTENSION (2017)

BALMAR DUAL OUTPUT ALTERNATOR 60-100 SR-IG

BALMAR DIGITAL DUO CHARGE REGULATOR

LED LIGHTING THROUGHOUT (2017)

LED NAV/RUNNING LIGHTS (2017-18)

REVERSE CYCLE AC-HEAT W/EASY START (2018)

 

ENGINE

YANMAR 4JH3E 56HP NATURALLY ASPIRATED DIESEL (2002 RE-POWER)

RACOR PRIMARY FUEL FILTER

YANMAR ENGINE MOUNTED FUEL FILTER

DIRECT SHAFT DRIVE W/TRADITIONAL PACKING GLAND

3 – BLADE FIXED PROPELLER

 

SAILS/RIGGING

CUTTER RIGGED

PARTIALLY BATTENED MAIN W/3 – REEFS

DOYLE STAK-PAK

LAZY JACKS

ROLLER FURLER HEADSTAY FOR YANKEE/GENOA

OMAR HIGH FOOTED YANKEE ON FURLER

FIXED CLUB-FOOT STAYSAIL/STAY SELF TACKING

HANKED ON STAYSAIL (LIKE NEW)

BOOM VANG

 

DECKS/EQUIPMENT

55LB SPADE ANCHOR(2017)  200’ 3/8” CHAIN(2018)

66LB CQR BACK-U

FORTRESS F-11 LUNCH HOOK 2- 5/8” RODES

STAINLESS PULPIT

STAINLESS PUSHPIT

STAINLESS STANCHIONS W/LIFELINES

OUTBOARD BRACKETT

JON BUOY MOB (2018)

FULL DODGER/BIMINI/CONNECTOR COCKPIT ENCLOSURE (2017)

COMPLETE COCKPIT CUSHIONS WITH NEW CLOSED CELL FOAM (2018)

RITCHIE 6” COMPASS

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

MASTER STATEROOM CUSTOM MEMORY FOAM/LATEX MATTRESS (2017)

FROLI SLEEP SYSTEM BUNK VENTILATION (2017)

LAVAC HEAD UNIT

SHOWER HARDWARE (2019)

ALL HEAD PLUMBING REPLACED (2019)

QUARTER BERTH FOLD UP NAV TABLE MODIFIED TO ADD TO GALLEY COUNTER SPACE

NEW SALON CUSHIONS INCL/ FOAM AND “ULTRA-LEATHER” PRO (2017)

SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS (2017)

COOLING FANS IN ALL SPACES

TV-DVD PLAYER

CD-STEREO W/6 SPEAKER SOUND

LEE-CLOTHS FOR SALON

PORTLIGHTS NEWLY SEALED (2019)

 

Disclaimer
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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Specs

Designer
William Crealock
Builder
Cabo Rico
Association
Cabo Rico
# Built
200
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Long
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
41 0 / 12.5 m
Length On Deck
37 11 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
29 3 / 8.9 m
Beam
11 6 / 3.5 m
Draft
4 11 / 1.5 m
Displacement
21,500 lb / 9,752 kg
Ballast
7,000 lb / 3,175 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
962′² / 89.4 m²
Total Sail Area
692′² / 64.3 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
285′² / 26.5 m²
P
38 9 / 11.8 m
E
14 8 / 4.5 m
Air Draft
50 0 / 15.2 m
Foresail
Sail Area
407′² / 37.8 m²
I
43 11 / 13.4 m
J
18 6 / 5.6 m
Forestay Length
47 8 / 14.6 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
4108
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
55 gal / 208 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
150 gal / 568 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.0 kn
Classic: 7.25 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.03 knots
Classic formula: 7.25 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
19.9
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
19.91
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
32.6
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

32.56
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
382.9
>350: ultraheavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
382.94
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
38.8
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
38.82
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.7
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.66
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

From BlueWaterBoats.org:

Cabo Rico started building their sturdy boats from a corner of British Leyland’s Rover assembly plant in Costa Rica. Among their success stories has been the Cabo Rico 38 which has won a reputation for legendary soft motion and stout offshore performance. The design came from Bill Crealock who had previously designed the Tiburon 36 for Cabo Rico. Not many 36s were built but the 38 on the other hand found popularity in a time when Taiwanese manufacturers were beginning to dominate the US market.

The lines of the Cabo Rico 38 are timeless with a full keeled underbody which follows the design lineage of Crealock’s Tiburon. She’s configured as a true cutter with a bowsprit mounted foresail. Her sheerline is sweet which swings low (as is often the case for older seaworthy designs), with traditional trailboards and teak trim.

The construction is a balsa cored deck paired with a thick skinned balsa sandwich hull. Ballast is internal and changed from iron to lead at around hull 40. The mast is keel stepped. The Costa Rican craftsmen take tremendous pride in the quality of work, and it shows with the spectacular honey colored teak interiors that define these yachts. In fact on older versions, it is hard to find a single spot of gelcoat down below. While on most engine access is through the companionway, the engine location was moved forward on recent models to underneath the centerline galley.

Costa Rican craftsmen hand laid the first hull in 1977, and from there Cabo Rico Custom Yachts has delivered hulls are a steady clip. In fact for a long time, Cabo Rico was a one-boat manufacturer pumping out the 38 with an incredible variety of configurations. You name it, and a 38 will have a layout to suit: two heads, single cabin, v-berth, and so forth. In 1990, they introduced a popular pilothouse version.

There have been over 200 boats built to date, the last hull was built in 2005. Cabo Rico is currently reorganizing according to legal fillings in the state of Florida, USA.

Buyers Notes

Teak decks were common on 1980’s and earlier models. As with any screwed down teak decks, these can be prone to leaking.

Links, References and Further Reading

» Cabo Rico 38, John Kretschmer, Used Boat Notebook
» Cabo Rico 38, Earl R Hinz, Seatrials
» Cabo Rico 38 Review, Richard Jordan, Waves


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