Neff Yacht Sales / Used 41 foot CABO RICO 38 Cruising Sailboat - Chinook

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1985 • 41' (12.50 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$55,000 USD

Bill Crealock's designs are known for their sea-going ability, and the Cabo Rico 38 is no exception. Long recognized as an able and serious blue water cruiser, she's heavily built, has a conservative cutter-rigged sail plan with club-footed self-tending staysail, a traditional hull with long full keel, and has comfortable accommodations for five.

CHINOOK has had four owners. Her first owner sailed her summers in New England. Owner #2, from Nantucket, circumnavigated in her. Owner #3, a Canadian, had her only a short time, selling her after an abrupt change in plans, and owner #4, her current owner, has sailed her for the past 20 years in New England waters.

CHINOOK appears to be structurally sound, but it's time now for her to receive some cosmetic upgrading. She would benefit from new electronics to bring her back to condition for world cruising. Her owner has priced her reasonably to account for the improvements a new owner would likely wish to undertake.


Vessel Information

Builder: CABO RICO
Model: 38
Model Year: 1985
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 41' (12.50 m)
Beam Feet: 11' (3.51 m)
Draft Feet: 5' (1.52 m)
Engine Info: 46 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, westerbeke
Sleeps: 5
Staterooms: 1

Location: South Dartmouth , Massachusetts United States
City: South Dartmouth
Country: United States



Sleeps five. Double berth forward with seat, drawer storage, and a cedar-lined hanging locker. Enclosed head next aft to starboard with stall shower and vanity. Main cabin has a settee to port and a dinette with L-shaped settee to starboard. Next aft to port is a U-shaped galley. Opposite to starboard is a nav station and double quarter berth. Varnished teak interior joinerwork. Interior fabric is blue. Teak and holly sole. Vinyl headliner.


Galley features a Seaward stainless steel, two-burner, propane stove with oven (2017), double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurized water, refrigerated ice box.


12 volt DC and 110 volt AC dockside systems. Four 6 volt house batteries (2017), 225 amp hours each bank, and one 12 volt starting battery (2020). 12 volt and 110 volt breaker panels. 30 amp shore power cord.

Electronics and Navigation

Furuno GP-31 GPS, VHF radio transceiver, Ritchie SP-5 pedestal-mounted compass.

Engine and Mechanical

Engine rebuilt in 1997. Stuffing box repacked (2020). New engine hoses and hose clamps ((2019), 100 amp Balmar alternator with smart charger. Monitor wind vane self-steering system.

Hull and Deck

White topsides with green cove and boot stripes. Full keel with attached rudder. Edson pedestal wheel steering. 12 bronze-framed opening ports. Two dorade vents. Three overhead hatches. Bow pulpit, stern rail, double lifelines. Teak bow sprit with dual anchor rollers. Muir Cheetah electric anchor windlass (up function). Cockpit shower with hot and cold pressurized water.

Sails and Rigging

Cutter rig with club footed, self-tending staysail. Keel-stepped aluminum mast and boom. Super Sailmakers fully-battened mainsail (2017) with three sets of reef points, Super Sailmakers 130% roller-furling genoa (2017), staysail, original Wood mainsail. Hood roller-furling system (2017). Lewmar winch inventory includes two #43 self-tailing genoa sheet winches and three mast-mounted halyard winches, the main halyard winch self-tailing, one mast-mounted reefing winch. Schaefer mainsheet traveler mounted on cabin top. Whisker pole.

Additional Inventory

Monitor wind vane self-steering system. Green dodger and sailcovers. Tan cockpit awning with 1' side panels. New sail covers on order. Screens for ports and hatches. 45 lb.CQR plow anchor with 250' 5/16" chain, 33 lb. Bruce anchor with 30' chain and 200' nylon rode. Custom cockpit cushions. Manual and electric bilge pumps. Four PFD's, three fire extinguishers, boat hook, horseshoe life ring, flare kit, engine spares. Two winch handles.

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