The Cabo Rico 42 was the first Paine-designed addition to that Costa Rican builder’s series of heavy offshore cruisers. Cabo Rico yachts were loved by yachtsmen who valued a comfortable motion, voluminous stowage and overbuilt scantlings, combined with a decent but not spectacular turn of speed.If you are looking for a great cruising yacht in this range put this one on your list,it is in fabulous shape.More info and pics to come shortly.
Arne Reistad III,YBAA
Cell 717 250 2915
-10 gallon per hour watermaker
-2000 hours on the Yanmar engine
-Electric oil change system
-Three electric winches
-4kw generator less than 50 hours
-17kw central heating and air
-2kw inverter with Battery charger
The sailplan was of modest height, so it could easily pass beneath Intracoastal Waterway bridges. A cutter foretriangle was fitted as standard, keeping the size of the three working sails modest and permitting changing down from the cockpit merely by roller-furling the yankee jib. While a genoa could be carried if the owner wished, it was by no means a necessity– she went just fine with the smaller yankee. The double spreader rig provided excellent lateral support to the mast, and fore and aft lowers added old fashioned redundancy to the staying.
The Cabo Rico 42 proved to me that with enough sail area and a well designed hull, even a D/L of 345 can be made to sail truly fast
There were good reasons why Fraser preferred a heavy boat. It enabled all of the tankage to be located beneath the cabin sole. This freed up the more easily accessed areas beneath settees and bunks for personal stowage. He insisted that there be no exposed wood beneath the cabin sole- it all had to be overglassed to be completely sealed from bilge water. Since I’ve seen ten year old fiberglass boats whose bulkheads had been turned to mishmash by rot, always beneath the sole, this is an incredibly good idea. And he insisted upon internal, encapsulated ballast. This dovetailed with the tanks being located where they were, since you didn’t have any keelbolts needing inspection and thus could place the tanks anywhere you liked.