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Cabo Rica 38 for sale by  Network Yacht Brokers - Corfu. This Cabo Rica 38 yacht has graceful lines and exceptional quality construction crowned by a beautiful interior rich in honey-coloured Costa Rican teak.

Fully refitted in 2007 with no expense spared and In very good condition with a recent surveyors report to support this. Well-maintained and fully-equipped for cruising, “Paloma” will provide effortless, worry-free offshore cruising for many years and draw admiring comments wherever she anchors.

All our boats for sale or purchased through Network Yacht Brokers in Gouvia Marina, Corfu have the option/benefit of being placed into a full Maintenance Program, Management or general servicing through our affiliated partner - Sail the Blue Yachting.
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Accommodation :


Very well-enclosed wrap-around cockpit with rail and seating topped in teak.  There is a deep storage locker providing access to rear of engine and steering gear and a shallow locker for storage. A self draining gas locker is located at the after end of he cockpit. White painted steering pedestal with grab bar housing a Ritchie compass, wood steering wheel and engine controls (cables replaced 2014). Protection from spray hood and Bimini forming a fully enclosed cockpit, with windows and removable side panels. Clear, wide decks with low bulwarks provide unobstructed movement from forward to after ends. Ample on-deck storage lockers.

Companion steps lead to a bright open interior lit by numerous opening ports and overhead hatches. Cabo Ricos’ are renowned for their teak joinery - not the dark finish of European yachts but the soft, honey tones of Central American teak. All furnishings and bulkheads are of Central American teak. All upholstery and cushions were professionally replaced in 2007 with high quality foam and marine fabrics. A spacious saloon with extending double settee/berth to starboard and single settee/berth to port with ample locker space below settees, book shelves and cupboards above. Large teak dinette table with two folding leaves.

Navigation station to starboard with stool. Double pilot berth aft of navigation station. Large forward double V berth with high-quality foam mattress, infill and generous locker space with large screened hatch to foredeck. New fabrics matching those in the saloon. Cedar lined hanging locker and cupboards to port.               

Bathroom to starboard between saloon and forward cabin with dual access from saloon and forward cabin. Teak and holly cabin sole. Huge amount of storage in numerous lockers and drawers. Many custom Cabo Rico fittings.


Dual stainless steel sinks (new 2007) fitted with a hot and cold mixer tap and a separate foot pump manual tap. A 20 litre boiler (ATI BB1912, new 2007) is fitted below the sinks with 230v shore power element and engine calorifier feed. A Jabsco parmax 1.9 pressure pump operates the fresh water system. A new SMEV gas, all stainless steel, cooker with 2 burners, grill and oven was fitted in 2007. The gas system was replaced in 2007 with dual gas bottles, isolating solenoid and changeover regulator. This is located in the cockpit gas locker. Chest refrigerator is located forward of the cooker with Isotherm compressor, mounted in the deep cockpit locker.

LED lighting is employed throughout.

Magna stainless steel BBQ mounted on pushpit with separate regulator and disposable gas cylinders.                              


New sink and shower head/mixer taps fitted in 2007. Jabsco 12v electric toilet with full size bowl and macerator pump fitted 2007. Storage lockers and a bathroom cabinet are provided

provided. A floor shower sump is provided with separate pump for discharge of shower water. A holding tank with 150 litre capacity is provided with deck pump out point.


The cockpit is provided with fully enclosed canvas work (new 2007) including windows and removable side panels. The roof section can be rolled back to enjoy the sun. The spray hood was new in 2007 and forms an integral part of the cockpit enclosure.

Ground Tackle:

A heavy duty teak laminated bowsprit is through bolted to the deck and supported by 10mm and 8mm 1x19 stainless steel stays.

A Quick 800W horizontal windlass, new in 2012, is powered through heavy duty cables leading aft to the alternator and house batteries.

A 20kg CQR anchor is mounted on the bowsprit. 75 metres of quality 8mm chain (new 2015) drops directly into the anchor locker (accessible through the V berth). The drop is adequate to ensure trouble free raising of the anchor without tangling the chain. A second mounting is available for another anchor.

Safety Gear:                  

Plastimo offshore 6 man liferaft (new 2006), serviced June 2015.

A Lifesling MOB rescue device is mounted on the pushpit (new 2006).

Horseshoe buoy and light are mounted on the pushpit (new 2011).

3 x dry powder fire extinguishers

Fire blanket

406 mHz ACR EPIRB new 2007

Emergency flares pack

Selection of wooden and adjustable hole plugs

3 lifejackets with harnesses (1 automatic, 2 manual) fitted with lights.

Drogue for use in heavy weather (new never used).

2 webbing Jack Stays

2 new Whale Gulper (18 lpm) electric diaphragm bilge pumps, one automatic, one manual

Whale gusher (120 lpm) manual bilge pump in cockpit.


All electrical wiring was removed and the boat was re-wired in 2007 with protection and cable ratings to comply with current legislation.

Shorepower 230v 50 or 60hz with earth leakage and galvanic protection. Accommodation is provided with 4 UK 13 amp sockets and shore power is used for battery charging and water heating.

3 100 AH deep cycle calcium house batteries (new 2014)

1 90 AH Calcium starter battery (new 2014)

Link battery monitor

Shorepower smart battery charger

Sterling alternator to battery charger providing efficient smart charging from the engine alternator and reducing charge times considerably.
Inventory :

Mariner 2.5hp 4 stroke outboard, new 2008 (serviced annually).

Wetline 2.6m inflatable dingy with oars, pump and anchor new 2007.

Stainless steel emergency tiller - completely independent of primary steering system

Costa Rican teak cup rack and folding cockpit table

Cockpit bimini cover (new condition)

Custom waterproof, quick drying cockpit cushions

Custom stainless steel swim ladder

Six opening rectangular bronze ports and four opening round bronze ports in cabin sides

Three opening hatches in cabin top

Two teak box dorado vents

Teak Lazerette hatch aft of cockpit

Teak grab handles covering full length of coach roof.

Teak capped side rails

Weems & Plath barometer and clock

Wide selection of Fenders, mooring lines etc. (new 2014)

2 12V Hella cooling fans

Custom anchoring snubber with both port and stud fixings.

2 Land Rover folding cycles.

All charts and navigation instruments.

Generous quantity of electrical, engine, rigging and deck spares.

Kettle, toaster, dishes and other domestic utensils.

Major refit and overhaul in 2007 included complete replacement of electrical wiring and plumbing.  All equipment, domestic, safety and navigational was replaced. This included sinks, water heater, cooker, taps, toilet and shower, pumps, instruments, accommodation fans, battery and shore power, engine, gearbox, shaft and seals, propeller, sails and rigging.

All bright work was taken back to bare wood and re-varnished both on deck and accommodation. Teak laid decks were leveled and re-caulked. All lockers both internal and external were cleaned, refurbished and repainted. Rudder was dropped checked and serviced. All fuel lines were replaced with safety compliant pipes and engine compartment sound proofing replaced. Fuel tanks were drained and cleaned.

Cabo Rico hulls are moulded in solid glass with non structural ½” balsa layer laminated inside as insulation. Massively strong through-bolted hull deck joint with substantial bulwarks and teak capping rail. Combine all this with an elegant sheer rising to a fine clipper bow and you have a vessel which will provide effortless passage making and command attention in any anchorage.

Mechanical :

New 2007 a 75 hp Yanmar 4JH4TE diesel with new transmission, new prop shaft, new HSS dripless stern seal and three bladed bronze prop. Gear and speed control cables replaced 2014. Economical

Switching arrangements allow the engine to be started from any combination of batteries.

AirX 400 wind generator mounted on custom stainless pole

2 80 watt Siemens solar panels, with PWM charge regulator, mounted over aft davits

Electronics and Navigation:              

ICOM M343 DSC VHF radio, new 2015.

SGS 2000 HF SSB radio with auto antenna tuner, bronze ground plate and insulated backstay antenna (2001).

HP laptop with OpenCPN chart software wired for GPS and AIS input.

Garmin 128 GPS with NMEA links to HP Laptop and VHF.

Furuno 1832 Radar with CRT display.

Clipper Navtex receiver.

Comar AIS Receiver sharing VHF antenna.

Raymarine ST60+ Echo Sounder

Raymarine ST60+ Speed Log

Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot controller

Raymarine E400 autopilot/course control computer with hydraulic actuator and compass unit.

AM/FM CD player

12” combined television and DVD player.

2 UHF hand held radios and charger.

Iridium 9500 satphone with external antenna (not included in sale)


Sail Inventory

Mainsail by Jeckells UK.  Free foot, fully battened, high quality fabric, new 2007.

Genoa by Jeckells UK. High cut genoa (yankee), high quality fabric, new 2007 mounted on a Hood furler.

Staysail by Hood, 2001. Mounted on furler.


Mast / Rigging:    

Sparcraft white painted anodised aluminium keel stepped mast new 2001, with Sparcraft boom, slab reefing and integral spinnaker pole/track.

Standing rigging is 1x19 stainless steel wire with norseman terminals (new 2005).

Running backstays are provided to support the cutter rig.

Carbon fibre spinnaker pole mast mounted with tracks.

Running rigging all in good serviceable condition varying in age from 2006 to 2013.

Deck Gear:                    

The Cabo Rico has a heavy duty teak laminated bowsprit which supports the foresails and anchors.

Removable stainless steel boarding ladder mounted on the bowsprit and pulpit facilitates boarding from the bow.

4 Barient self tailing drum winches mounted on cockpit coach roof and cockpit sides.

Dingy davits with hoist and outboard engine hoist with pushpit mounting pad.

All control lines brought back to cockpit.


Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:CABO RICO 38
Mooring Country:Greece
Year built:1982
Sales status:available
LOA:11.58 m/38 ft
Length:11.58 m/38 ft
Width:3.35 m/11 ft
Draft:1.22 m/4 ft
Category:fin keel
Engine manufacturer:yanmar 4jh4te diesel (new 2007
No. of engines:1
Material hull:grp
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