Fully outfitted Cabo Rico 38
Extensive refit completed in 2014
Beta Marine 50HP and Borg Warner Velvet Drive
Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Watermaker (56L/Hr @ 4.2W/L)
Top of the line cruising sail inventory in great shape
Carbon fiber whisker pole and many rigging upgrades
Iridium Go! with external antenna
Furuno UHD radar, MFD, and chartplotter with extensive chart collection
450 Watts of Solar mounted on top of the line Iverson dodger and bimini with offshore frame
Many interior comforts including pillow top mattress, Dickinson Newport heater, Dickinson Mediterranean stove
Caramba is a very comfortable and true bluewater cruiser. Designed by one of the world’s most respected yacht designers, William Crealock. He said in design notes “The Cabo Rico 38 hull shape is the one in which everything came together best.”. John Kretschmer notes in his review of the Cabo Rico 38 that “ It is certainly true that few boats make a more lasting mark than the Cabo Rico 38. This winsome cutter, draped in teak, inspires dreams of quitting your job and sailing to faraway places. It's just that kind of boat."
Caramba a dry boat with the clipper bow pushing water aside so the cockpit rarely gets wet. Under full sail when the wind reaches around 10 knots, she quickly reaches 6 knots through the water and is very stable and sea kindly. There's no "whippy" motion and everything seems to happen in slow motion.
She's very easy to handle and can turn in her own length in a marina fairway if required. The beautiful, deep sheer lines make it very easy to step off the boat onto a floating dock. The solid full keel means she tracks well and the sail plan gives a lot of options for all conditions.
Her interior is full plantation grown Costa Rican teak that, unlike many timbers, lightens with age to honey hues and becomes richer over time. The brass and bronze touches give a touch of absolute class.
The owners write: "We have owned 'Caramba' for over 20 years and in 2014 completed an extremely thorough refit. She has been a wonderful home and sailing companion and we never had any intention giving her up. So no detail was overlooked and no expense was spared. However, our life plans have changed and she is now available for sale. She is truly well outfitted and turnkey ready to take new owners anywhere in the world. We are currently cruising the Tonga area and plan to be in Fiji early October to facilitate her sale. Please let us know if you would like any further details (including a more detailed inventory) or would like to coordinate a visit to see this wonderful cruiser for yourself.
Carbon fiber whisker pole with heavy duty offshore fittings installed on mast front track (New 2017)
Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with ATN Spinnaker Sock
Stormsail with dedicated separate track, outhaul and tack
Port and starboard preventers led through ronstan low friction rings spliced to dyneema
Custom dyneema lazy jack system
Shaeffer traveller mounted on custom UHMW frame
Selden rodkicker vang
Selden boom with internal control lines and clutches
Running backstays with Schaeffer blocks and dyneema runners
Lewmar Self tailing winches for Jib sheets, Main halyard and sheets
Silicon bronze chainplates, bobstay and stem fittings (New 2014)
White/Red Imtra LED spreader lights, White/Blue LED boarding lights
Sails designed and constructed by Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails
Fully battened main with Schaeffer battslide system and strong track (New strong track 2018)
Jib on Profurl Furler with foam luff and two reef points
Staysail on Profurl Furler with on deck track and control lines led to spinlock clutches in cockpit
Iversons dodger and bimini with 60 mil. makrolon windows and offshore frame (1.25 inch stainless tubing) with side grabrails, solar panel mounting system and installed zippers to facilitate adding full enclosure panels.
Edson cockpit table
Folding stainless swim ladder by Mystic Stainless
Kato Marine stainless pole with delrin sleeves for external antennas including purpose made mount for Furuno radome and quick pivot system for adjustment of radar angle
Outboard lifting davit
Mantus anchor rail mount for stern anchor
Schaeffer jib tracks replaced with refit
Automatic diaphragm bilge pump with cycle counter is first line of defense and located in lowest portion of the bilge. This is self priming and less affected by head pressure than centrifugal pumps.
Manual Jabsco gusher pump is also routed to lowest point in bilge
Crash pump is located below the engine but above other pumps. This is a Rule 4000 centrifugal pump with dedicated switching and wired directly to the battery fuse panel (i.e., not main power distribution panel). Output is via a two inch reinforced hose exiting a dedicated thru hull well above the waterline.
ICOM ICM-506 with integrated AIS Receiver
ICOM external command mic at helm
Furuno UHD Digital Radar
Furuno MFD8 at helm with radar display, depth, sea temperature, and chart plotter with extensive set of charts
Garmin fishfinder with Chirp
Iridium GO satellite hotspot with external antenna
DMK Wireless repeater. Transmits NMEA 2000 data to phones and tablets
Monitor Windvane (new in 2015)
Raymarine Tillerpilot ST-1000+
Rocna 25KG with 300ft chain spliced to an additional 200 ft of nylon
Fortress FX-37 with chain/rope rode
Danforth (approximately equivalent to current S2000 model) with chain/rope (8 plait) rode
10KG genuine bruce anchor with chain/rope (8 plait) rode
Maxwell 2200 VWC windlass with separate chain stopper
Flush mounted windlass foot controls at bow
Reinforced bronze stem fitting at waterline for snubber attachment. Increases effective scope and eliminates chafe from bobstay.
Flush mounted jabsco saltwater washdown pump
All wiring inspected for continuity and corrosion in 2014. Any suspect wire and all outdated components were replaced.
New blue sea power distribution panel custom made from factory to include
Automatic charge relay for both house and starting bank
Remote isolation switches for both house and starting bank
Integrated AC Multimeter
24 position DC Panel
7 position AC panel with reverse polarity indicator
Prosine 1000 watt inverter with isolation switch
Xantrex linkpro DC amp hour meter and battery monitor
Balmar smartgauge battery monitor
Two pronautic 50 amp battery chargers wired together to provide redundancy while producing a total possible 100amps of charging. These battery chargers have “Automatic Global AC input - they are designed for 100-240VAC operation at 60HZ (US) and 50HZ (European and Australian)”
DEI Failsafe Galvanic Isolation System
Smart Plug shorepower connection
Balmar “big red” AT Series high output alternator on engine with external balmar mc-614 regulator all new in 2014
Four Rolls Surrette EIW250 6V flooded deep cycle batteries with hydrocaps. Wired series/parallel to produce 500AH at 12V. With regular equalization these batteries are a great fit with the limited charging available to cruisers at anchor. Not something that can honestly be said for AGM batteries.
450 watts rigid solar panels installed on dodger. Arranged in two separate arrays each with a dedicated MPPT blue sky controller.
Water tanks are fiberglass. These are stronger than rotomolded and do not have the pitting and corrosion issues associated with stainless steel. As part of refit all water tanks were removed, cleaned, new fittings and access ports added, and relined with food grade NSP 120 barrier coat. In addition, all water lines were replaced and new water heater, watermaker, and water filtration installed
Spectra Cape Horn Extreme watermaker
Raritan 6 gallon water heater (A/C and heat exchanger heating)
Seagull IV Water Filter installed in galley
Whale Gusher foot pump for saltwater spigot in galley with dedicated thru hull (new in 2018)
311 L (82 Gallon) forward water tank under v-berth
341 L (90 Gallon) midship water tank under cabin sole
Shurflo Aquaking pressurized water pump
95 Liter (25 Gallon) aluminum diesel day tank was replaced with new in 2014
102 Liter (27 Gallon) Fiberglass diesel tank. Removed, cleaned, with new fittings and access
port installed as part of refit.
151 Liter (40 Gallon) holding tank with port and starboard access ports
Teak decks were removed and core thoroughly inspected for any water intrusion. None found and any hardware piercing deck was potted. Core was reefed out around fasteners, filled with thickened structural epoxy (west systems 404) and then countersunk prior to reinstallation of all fasteners. We have been very strict in demanding any fastener piercing the deck follow this protocol.
All port lights were removed and core was inspected for water intrusion (none found). Port lights were then “Potted”. Core was then removed to at least one inch and replaced with thickened epoxy to provide barrier to any future water intrusion. Ports were then re-installed using sikaflex and butyl tape as bedding compounds.