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
LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
Number of heads: 1
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.
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
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)
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)
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
PARTIALLY BATTENED MAIN W/3 – REEFS
ROLLER FURLER HEADSTAY FOR YANKEE/GENOA
OMAR HIGH FOOTED YANKEE ON FURLER
FIXED CLUB-FOOT STAYSAIL/STAY SELF TACKING
HANKED ON STAYSAIL (LIKE NEW)
55LB SPADE ANCHOR(2017) 200’ 3/8” CHAIN(2018)
66LB CQR BACK-U
FORTRESS F-11 LUNCH HOOK 2- 5/8” RODES
STAINLESS STANCHIONS W/LIFELINES
JON BUOY MOB (2018)
FULL DODGER/BIMINI/CONNECTOR COCKPIT ENCLOSURE (2017)
COMPLETE COCKPIT CUSHIONS WITH NEW CLOSED CELL FOAM (2018)
RITCHIE 6” COMPASS
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
CD-STEREO W/6 SPEAKER SOUND
LEE-CLOTHS FOR SALON
PORTLIGHTS NEWLY SEALED (2019)
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.
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.
Classic hull speed formula:
Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWLA 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
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.
SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3
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.
Ballast / Displacement * 100
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.
D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³
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.
Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)
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.
CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)
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.
Teak decks were common on 1980’s and earlier models. As with any screwed down teak decks, these can be prone to leaking.
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