Cabo Boats 40 Rico for sale

Yorktown, VA, United States

Listed price $179,500 USD

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General information
Cabo Boats 40 Rico
Used sail boat for sale
£130,489 GBP | Listed price $179,500 USD
Mike Ellis
Length overall
12.80 metres
4.19 metres
1.50 metres
Fin Keel
Yorktown, VA, United States

About this Cabo Boats 40 Rico


The "Journey 2" is 2000 Cabo Rico Northeast 400 Motorsailer.  Built in Costa Rica, the boat is very roomy and comfortable for long trips or extended weekends for two or a small family.  All sail operations are able to be performed from the cockpit.  It has very classic lines and a lot of attention has been put into the details.  Now on it's third owners, a lot of pride and care have been put towards it's care. For a very comfortable ride and and an attractive way to get there, this is the boat that you can not miss.  Call today for arrange a showing.

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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.


Stainless Steel Double Sink

Hot and Cold Water Pressure

Foot pedals control water flow

Plenty of Storage

Refrigerator compartment

Gimballed stove and cook top

Plenty of Counter space



Cabo Rico History

Cabo Rico Yachts is a small semi-custom manufacturer of fiberglass sailboats located in Costa Rica and designed by W.I.B. Crealock and Chuck Paine.[1] Sizes range from 34 to 56 feet. In 1965, the company started building boats in the corner of a British Leyland assembly plant in the San José area.[1]In the 1960s, John Schofield started building power boats in the corner of the British Leyland assembly plant in Costa Rica.[1] In the early 1970s, their first sail boat was a 36-foot ketch designed by W.I.B. Crealock, the Tiburon 36. There was 36 Tiburons built and 10 Tiburon 38s built which became the Cabo Rico 38, under contract for the Ryley brothers. In 1977, the 36-foot design became the now legendary Cabo Rico 38.[2] Some company literature erroneously credited Dennis M. Garrett, general manager of the company Fibro Tecnica S.A., as the designer of the 38. In 1983 a separate company, Cabo Rico USA, Inc., opened in Fort Lauderdale, FL to offer sales of new Cabo Rico boats.[2] 1986 saw the introduction of the Chase 38 sport fishing boat designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates of Boston. In 1987, two Canadians, Fraser and Edi Smith, purchased the factory in Costa Rica. They also arranged for a corporation in Ontario, Canada to purchase the sales company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[3] First, the new owners introduced the XL version of the 38 and then a smaller 34-foot Crealock designed sistership to the 38 the following year.[4] This was the first new sailboat design in ten years and long anticipated.[5]

The first European dealer came on board in Oslo, Norway in 1988. Other foreign dealers were added over the years in: Antebes France; Osaka, Japan; Toronto, Canada; Port Zelande, the Netherlands; South Hampton, UK; and Istanbul, Turkey. The Cabo Rico 38 Pilot premiered in 1989. They re-introduced the Rhode Island built Cambria 44/46 in 1992 and the Cambria 40 in ‘94. That year also saw the introduction of the Mark Ellis designed, Northeast 37+, later renamed the NE400. It proved to be a very fast motorsailer, under both motor and sail. In 1995, Bill Crealock designed the new Cabo Rico 45, his largest design for the company at the time. Due to a designer conflict with a similar size boat for a competitor, in 1998 Cabo Rico went to Chuck Paine and Associates of Maine for the new Cabo Rico 40. This was later stretched to a 42 footer in 2000. That vessel was named the “ultimate bluewater boat” by SAIL Magazine. That same year the wonderful Cabo 34 was stretched to 36 feet as well. In 2003, the first Paine designed Cabo Rico 56 was launched. Later, that fully loaded, live-aboard yacht would enter the 2005 Trans Pacific race and placed 2nd in PERF class to a 74 footer and be seventh overall into the harbor in Hawaii! 2004 saw the introduction of the very pretty Cabo Rico 42 Pilot and in 2006 the spectacular, Crealock designed, Cabo Rico 47 Pilot based on his 45 design. The market slow down in 2007 and economic collapse of 2008 made it necessary to shut down the Cabo Rico factory in Costa Rica by September 2009 for an extended time. It also ruined Cabo Rico’s plans for its full sales, service and repair facility in Rhode Island that was scheduled for early 2009. The small, three person Florida corporation was forced into Bankruptcy in 2010 and closed, resulting in two lawsuits, one of which was ruled by the court to have no merit and was dismissed, while the other was not pursued. In 2017 market conditions were showing signs of improvement. Facilities will be in a new location in the San Jose Central Valley. 2018 will see Cabo Rico models being built with completely new financial participation and a new management team. The first boat to ship will be a new model, the Northeast 450, a bigger sister ship for the NE400. A Cabo Rico 47 Pilot on the shop floor can be completed and the new 56 Center Cockpit model will go into production.


Miami Vice[edit]

In the 1980s TV show Miami Vice, a 38-foot Cabo Rico was used in the pilot episode. The boat was called the St. Vitus' Dance and it was the home of the main character, Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson), and his pet alligator Elvis. The Cabo Rico was only seen in the pilot episode as Elvis was portrayed by a live alligator and the show did not want the cosmetic repair cost. Endeavour sailboats were used for the rest of the show (an Endeavour 40 in season 1 and an Endeavour 42 for seasons 2 to 5), without the live alligator on them.[6]


Deck & Equipment

Bimini Top Stainless Steel frame

All outside canvas NEW in 2019

Phifrtex Material window coverings for all glass pilot house windows

Walk thru transom with door

Swim Platform

Swim Ladder

Two Lewmar Electric Winches #48

One Lewmar Winch #30

Two Spacious and well lighted Lazerettes

Plow anchor on bow with electric windlass with remote foot pedals with washdown

Spacious cockpit with seat cushions and wooden floor grates

Recently refinished brightwork- accent pieces

Life Lines

Stainless Steel railings


Ipad mount in pilot house is included but the IPAD does not convey




2000 Yanmar Diesel Engine

5170 Hours

3-Blade MAX PROP

2 House Batteries (room for one more in battery box) and 1 Starting Battery (27 models)

Alternator is Balmar model 60-120 high output with a multi stage regulator reconditioned in 2019

Sail Features

Both Sails are NORTH and New 2015

Furling Main

Furling Genoa 135%


Aft Helm-in cockpit

B & G Chartplotter V-9

B & G Network Quad- speed, depth, timer, water temp

B & G Network Wind- speed and direction

Simrad Autopilot


Vetus Bow Thruster Control




Forward Helm-in Salon

I-pad Repeater fed from the Aft B & G V-9 Chartplotter

B & G Network Quad- speed, depth, timer, water temp

B & G Network Wind- speed and direction

SIMRAD Autopilot

Vetus Bow Thruster Control

ICOM IC-M710 VHF Radio




Central Air Conditioning and Reverse Cycle Heat-New in 2015

Refrigeration in Galley NEW in 2015

Teak and Holly Flooring throughout

Large Master Stateroom with Island bed, Hang up locker, locker with drawers and separate entry to head.

Large Head with plenty of storage

Plenty of Ventilation with portholes and hatches and aft sliding doors

Comfy guest suite with office space with stool and Element television and Sony Stereo

Helm seat is comfortable and able to fold down out of the way- Mates' chair on the Port Side

Salon seating is comfortable with plenty of storage under and behind cushions

Gorgeous wooden Salon table- folds out with two leafs (off of boat currently, pictured)


Depthsounder, Log, speedometer, Plotter, Autopilot, Compass, GPS, VHF, TV set, Radio, Cockpit speakers, Shore power inlet

Inside Equipment

Bow thruster, Electric bilge pump, Manual bilge pump, Battery charger, Air conditioning, Heating, Hot water, Oven, Microwave oven, Refrigerator

Outside Equipment

Cockpit cushions, Cockpit table, Swimming ladder, Cockpit shower, Electric windlass, Bimini Top

Other Equipment

Journey 2, Wind speed and direction, Repeater(s), Navigation center, Furling mainsail, Genoa, Furling genoa, Steering wheel, Electric winch, Spinnaker pole, Solar panel, Davits

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Yanmar 4JH3
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
284 litres
Maximum speed
19 kph
Cruising speed
11 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
416 litres
This Cabo Boats 40 Rico has been viewed 11 times
Broker/Dealer Information

North Point Yacht Sales

Owner Ken Comerford
7330 Edgewood Road
United States
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