Proudly serving the boating community since 1972

« Back to Search Print


Price: $79,000
Brand: Cabo Rico
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1987
Length: 38 ft.
Location: Sandusky, Ohio


1987 CABO RICO 38

Beautiful, always in fresh-water Cabo Rico 38.  This vessel is well maintained and nicely equipped for extended cruising and/or live aboard.   Cutter rig, updated dodger and bimini with full enclosure, davits and much more.!!  Wood work on deck and below is in great condition.  Further details to follow soon..!!  Call today!!

Designer: W.I.B. Crealock
Keel: Other
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 29 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 21500 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 7000 lbs
Dry Weight: 21500 lbs

Total Power: 46 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Model: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2117
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 46 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (58 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)

Number of heads: 1

Manufacturer Provided Description

At Cabo Rico we strive to create sailing vessels for owners who take pride in excellence. Each vessel is built to the most exacting standards of construction, detail and finish. The superior execution of this beautiful Crealock design, with clipper bow sweeping gracefully into her jaunty sheer, has created a contemporary yacht which is, at the same time, classic. Many years of experience are embodied in this most sensible deck layout. Its many features, combined with the best fittings and equipment, reflect Cabo Rico's commitment to quality: a bowsprit for ease of anchoring and storage for two anchors, chain and rode lockers, lots of deck space, good storage and a comfortable cockpit. These are just some of the standard features of every Cabo Rico. A safe yacht of unparalleled finish. Solid teak makes a wonderful non-skid surface for both the comfortable seats and sole of her cockpit. A large cockpit locker and full lazarette provide copious amounts of storage for lines, fenders, deflated dinghy, and other gear. Each Cabo Rico is hand-crafted, beginning with a heavily-built hull using the latest resins and exceeding today's industry standard by far. The insulated hull and one-piece deck are sealed with 3M 5200 bonding compound and then bolted together to form one of the strongest hull-to-deck joints in the industry. Multiple ballast castings are put in place along the keel and separated by fiberglass bulkheads. All voids are filled with a special fiberglass compound to ensure the immobility of the ballast. Then, the whole area is covered with multiple layers of mat and roving to provide the superior strength, rigidity and security of a double hull in this crucial area. The interior of a yacht should not consist of fiberglass panels and other aromatic synthetics accented by plywood. It should surround you with nautical luxury. Real wood, lovingly crafted and fitted. Beautiful wood, hand rubbed to a warm lustrous finish, like antique furniture or a concert grand piano. Cabo Rico accents are of leather and fine fabric, beautiful brass, chromed or stainless steel fixtures. No builder creates a space to wait out a storm or entertain your guests like Cabo Rico. In fact, our honey coloured solid teak interiors helped make us famous. To create beauty takes time. Time to age the logs from our Costa Rican teak forests. Time in the kilns. Time under the eyes of our master carpenter as he selects just the right boards. Hours of hand-craftsmanship aided by the latest in wood-working equipment. Hours hand fitting the pieces designed by a master boat builder into a true, ocean-going, liveaboard interior. 

Owners Comments

"This is a semi custom boat built for offshore work and extended cruising."

Over $20,000 spent in replacing cockpit floor and bright work refinishing.

Custom Steel Cradle built by Irish Boat Shop in 2015.

New (2019) Doyle Stack Pack for mainsail.

Stored indoors.

"Current owner since 2013 has sailed the Great Lakes for over 20 years but discovered both new upwind techniques with cutter rig (staysail) and new downwind techniques with Whisker Pole (Wing on Wing) and Gennaker.

"Hermitage" is fun to sail and imparts a great sense of safety.

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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Dave Regnet - Sales & Brokerage

Sandusky, Ohio


Phone: 419-202-0201

Dave Regnet learned to sail when he was 8 at summer camp on Lake Chautaugua. He returned 7 more summers because sailing (and teaching others to sail) became his passion. Dave grew up in Buffalo where he has been active in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club since the early 1980s. In 2007, Dave moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and became active in the Lake Grapevine Sailing Club. Returning north in 2010, Dave and his wife, Rebecca, joined the St. Marys Boat Club located on Grand Lake St. Marys. He was club champion in 2017. Dave’s retirement from over 30 years in manufacturing, sales management, and plant operations allows him to pursue his passion for boating by adding value to buyers and sailors alike in the Sandusky area of Lake Erie.