1987 Cabo Rico 38

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Yacht Overview

Make: Cabo Rico

Model: 38

Year: 1987

Length: 38′

Located In: Palmetto, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8620385


Over Yonder is a well maintained 1987 Cabo Rico 38 Cutter Aft Cockpit cruiser with a full keel and protected rudder.  This Cabo Rico 38 is well known for her fine craftsmanship and blue water sailing capabilities.  She was repowered in 2017 with a new Yanmar 57hp engine, and her Raymarine electronics include radar, depth, wind, auto pilot, GPS, AIS, EPIRB, VHF, and two West Marine back up handhelds for additional safety.  If you plan to cruise the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, or if you prefer long distance blue water sailing, Over Yonder is a safe and well built vessel at a reasonable price.  She has numerous upgrades and updates listed below.  Call, text, or email to make arrangements to get on board for you own personal inspection.

Full Specs

Boat Name

Over Yonder


LOA: 38
Beam: 11.5 ft
Maximum Draft: 5.42 ft
Displacement: 21,000 lb
Headroom: 6.17 ft


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH57
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 57|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (125 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (45 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (25 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Modified Full Keel Type

1987 Cabo Rico 38, aft cockpit, cutter rigged, modified full keel type

Design/Construction • Classic vessel designed for safe, comfortable blue-water passages
   ◦ Capsize screening formula is 1.67 (https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/cabo-rico-38)
   ◦ Comfort ratio is 39.37 (https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/cabo-rico-38)
• Conventionally molded fiberglass construction
• End-grain sandwich in the hull and end-grain balsa sandwich in areas of the deck
• Internally-ballasted modified keel with attached rudder and cutaway forefoot
• Main hull stiffness provided by full and partial bulkheads, floors, and affixed interior joinery
• Joinery faced with solid teak staving and trim throughout
• Cabin sole sheathed in teak
• Locker doors louvered for ventilation
• Overhead covered in vinyl
• Hull-to-deck joint consists of reverse flange in hull with overlapping deck, thru-bolted and covered over in teak caprail.

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Deck Arrangements

Deck Arrangement (from bow aft):

  • Teak bowsprit with 2 stainless steel anchor roller assemblies and wear plates
  • Stainless steel bow railing
  • Manual ABI windlass
  • Chain locker in foredeck with teak grate type cover
  • Raised bulwarks around side decks with teak caprails, mooring cleats and integral fairleads
  • Roller-furling headsails
  • Sail tracks outboard
  • Tides Marine sail track (new in 2021)
  • Stainless steel stanchions with port/starboard gates and double stainless steel lifelines (new in 2018)
  • Raised cabin trunk with 3 egress/ventilation hatches
  • 2 Dorade vents
  • Stainless steel opening portlights

◦        PortVisor™ porthole rainshields installed on all portlights

  • Teak handrails and details (treated in 2021 with Semco Honeytone)
  • Stainless steel safety rails (i.e., granny bars) port and starboard of mast
  • Doyle Sails cradle cover (essentially a StackPack, also made by Doyle Sails) (new in 2021)
  • Mainsheet traveler mounted over companionway
  • Numerous recent halyard and control line replacements (2021)
  • Sliding companionway hatch with sea hood
  • Self-draining aft cockpit with teak sheathing on sole
  • Edson steering pedestal with instrumentation pod
  • Large cockpit locker
  • LPG locker
  • Self-tailing primary winches
  • Lazarette locker in aft deck
  • Custom stainless steel arch with davit system and mounts for solar array and radar antenna (2015)
  • Folding stainless steel boarding ladder on transom
  • Bimini top and dodger (with connector) on stainless steel frames
  • Closed-cell cockpit cushions
  • Full cockpit Eisenglass enclosure

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Accommodations

Accommodations (from bow aft)

  • Forward stateroom in forepeak with V-berth, hanging locker and storage compartments

◦        Double size berth with Handcraft custom mattress

  • Forward passage with enclosed head compartment to starboard
  • Main salon with dinette/table to starboard, settee to port, and multiple storage compartments
  • U-shaped galley to port, nav station with folding chart table and quarterberth to starboard
  • Access to aux engine is door with companionway steps, and additional access through cockpit locker

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Yanmar 57 HP Engine

Auxiliary Propulsion System

  • Yanmar 57 HP naturally-aspirated common-rail diesel with Kanzaki reverse/reduction gear (new in 2018)

◦        Engine model: 4JH57

◦        Engine serial: E13254

◦        Hours: 605

◦        Gear model: KM35A2

  • Controls on Edson pedestal with Teleflex type control cables
  • Yanmar gauge panel in cockpit coaming, including tach, temp, oil pressure, and indicator lights (new in 2018)
  • 125 amp alternator, conventionally regulated (new in 2018)
  • 12 VDC starting system
  • Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger
  • Natural/venturi ventilation of engine compartment
  • 4-point engine mounting with mounts secured to fiberglass-encapsulated blocking affixed to hull

◦        Installation included modifying engine foundations and constructing custom brackets

  • Replaced seacock/thru hull, sea strainer and hoses (new in 2018)
  • Vetus siphon break on raw water cooling (new in 2018)
  • Remote oil filter (new in 2018)
  • Michigan Wheel 3-blade bronze propeller, approx. 18” diameter (new in 2018)
  • 1-1⁄4 ” stainless steel shaft (new in 2018)
  • PSS bellows-type dripless shaft seal (new in 2018)
  • Split-hub type coupler (new in 2018)
  • Bronze stern tube hosing cutless bearing (new in 2018)
  • Spare impellers, belts, and fuel filters

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Exhaust and Fuel Systems

Exhaust System and Ventilation

  • Closed fresh water engine cooling system, thermostatically controlled with heat exchanger
  • Exhaust mix elbow connected with reinforced exhaust hose to composite waterlift canister
  • Exhaust hose connects waterlift to exhaust discharge in hull


Fuel System

  • 45 gallon fiberglass tank mounted in bilge below cabin sole
  • Fuel system plumbed with USCG Type A1 hose to Racor 500Max primary fuel filter in forward engine compartment (new in 2018)
  • Fuel hose connects primary filter to engine mounted lifter pump and secondary fuel filter (new in 2018)

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Solar and Steering Systems


  • Two Kyocera KD140SK 140 watt solar panels mounted on arch
  • MPPT type regulator below cockpit sole
  • Fuse in engine compartment
  • Blue Sky digital display at nav station in salon

Steering System and Rudder

  • Edson steering pedestal with stainless steel wire rope to bronze quadrant
  • Linear autopilot drive motor mounted on shelf adjacent to quadrant
  • Rudder stock machined for emergency tiller (included)
  • Fiberglass molded rudder with stainless steel stock
  • Rudder supported with shoe at lower end of keel
  • Top end of rudder stock supported by nitrile bearing mounted below cockpit sole
  • Conventional bronze gland mounted inside hull

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Mast, Rigging, Chainplates, Etc.

Mast, Rigging, Chainplates, Stanchions and Lifelines

  • Mast is anodized aluminum spar section, with internal halyards and single set of aluminum spreaders

◦        Mast is stepped in collar secured to reinforced area of cabin sole

◦        Aluminum collar fitted at deck level

  • Boom is aluminum
  • Tides Marine sail track (new in 2021)
  • Standing rigging is 1x19 stainless steel wire with formed swage fittings and open barrel turnbuckles (2013)
  • Whisker stays are 1x19 stainless steel wire with swage fittings
  • Bob stay is 1x19 stainless steel wire
  • Chainplates are stainless steel externally thru-bolted into hull sides
  • Main and genoa halyards are low-stretch rope type
  • Forespar whisker pole mounted on mast
  • Multipart mainsheet is secured to traveler over companionway
  • Various turning blocks, organizer, and cam cleats lead control lines aft to winch forward of cockpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions with gates port & starboard and double stainless steel lifelines (new in 2018)

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Tankage and Water Systems

Water/Holding Tankage

  • 171 gallons fresh water

◦        114-gallon fiberglass tank under V-berth

◦        57-gallon fiberglass tank under salon sole

  • 25 gallon fiberglass holding tank under forward passageway sole
  • Toilet flushes directly to holding tank
  • Y-valve controls evacuation of holding tank to deck fitting (for shore-side evacuation) or overboard (where legally permissible)


Potable Water System & Water Heater

  • Shurflo Blaster 12 VDC potable water demand pump mounted below quarter berth, plumbed to various fixtures with reinforced vinyl hose
  • Sealand 6-gallon stainless steel water heater mounted below galley sink operates from engine coolant or 120 VAC shore power
  • Under-sink water filtration system
  • In-cockpit wand-type hold/cold shower

1987 Cabo Rico 38 Aft Cockpit / Bilge Pumps, Heads, Thru Hulls

Bilge Pumps and Other Pumps

  • Primary electric bilge pump is Rule 2000 GPH with Ultra electronic switch below engine and 3-position switch in salon
  • Secondary electric bilge pump is Pentair Shurflo 2000 GPH with Water Witch electronic switch (both new in 2021) under cabin sole and 3