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1996 Cabo Rico 38' 11.58 m 38 - Voyager

$ 164,000 USD

This Cabo Rico 38 is a unique find on the brokerage market, with cruise-ready features in a safe, ocean-worthy hull build.

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Vessel ID# 2796816 Last Updated: 04-04-2024 08:46:12

Full Keel
Generator & Air Conditioning
Tough, Reliable Rig
Ample Fuel & Fresh Water Capacity
Notable Upgrades:  Electronics Replaced 2020 Hull & Topsides Painted 2019 Standing & Running Rigging Replaced 2020, Inspection 2022 Harken MkIV / Unit 2 Roller Furler 2020


Serious cruising is possible on this full-keel cutter rig. Ample fuel & water capacity, genset, A/C, and tough, reliable rig will all be items you're glad to rely on when ocean-crossing.

Her 6’5” headroom and rich wood interior make for a comfortable cabin.

Introduced in 1977, 200 Cabo Rico 38’s were built in Costa Rica using honey-colored teak harvested from plantations in Costa Rica making for a stunning interior. Voyager is Hull #177 of this proud line.

  • From the designer, Bill Crealock: “The Cabo Rico 38 hull shape is the one in which everything came together best. Designed with a low profile to eliminate excessive freeboard, the 38 can make excellent headway in high wind conditions where reduced leeway is so critical."

  • From the clipper bow to the moderately full stern, does indeed reveal her purpose: safe, comfortable passage making, whether island-hopping the Caribbean or sailing around the world. The long full keel eases the steering burden on both the helmsman or wind vane/autopilot, and the low freeboard and cabin trunk minimize windage and ease the going when a slog to windward is necessary.

  • From its humble beginning in a corner of the British Leland assembly plant in San Jose, Costa Rica, Cabo Rico Boats have earned the respect of cruising sailors around the world…This boat succeeds because she never pretends to be anything but what she is--a serious cruising boat for serious cruisers.” Spinsheet Magazine

Rick Zern

Yacht Sales




Official Number: 1041303

LOA: 38' (11.58 Meters)

Type: Sail- Used

Year: 1996

Beam: 11' 6''

LOD: 38'

LWL: 29' 3''

Draft Max: 5'

Cabins: 2

Heads: 1

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Air Conditioning: Yes

Tower: No

Fuel Tank: 55 Gallons (208.2 Liters)

Fresh Water: 150 Gallons (567.81 Liters)

Gross Tonnage: 13

Displacement: 21000 lbs

Ballast Weight: 7800 lbs

Designer: William Crealock

Builder: Cabo Rico


Full Details

Equipment List


  • Layout: U-berth Master Cabin, Qtr-berth Guest Cabin enclosed with nav station
  • 1 Raritan Head 
  • Nav Station
  • Teak and Holly are protected by carpet
  • Custom made dining table folds into cabinet mounted on bulkhead


  • Description - U-shaped galley to port
  • Refrigeration - 12v refrigeration with top opening door
  • Oven - Taso 2 burner stove & oven
  • Microwave Oven
  • Sink
  • Water Heater - 10 gal 120 VAC / Heat Exchanger
  • Counter Top - Quartz with Teak Trim
  • Hot & cold pressurized water system


  • Plotter / Multi Graphic: 2020 Raymarine Axiom Pro 12-S & Axiom Plus 9
  • Autopilot: 2004 Raymarine ST 6001
  • Radar: 2020 Raymarine Quatum Doppler Q24D
  • Speed/Depth: 2004 Raymarine ST60
  • Wind: Raymarine ST60
  • VHF: Icom-504 with helm repeater
  • Radio: SSB Icom-802
  • AIS: 2020 Vesper Marine XB - 8000 Transponder & Receiver 
  • Stereo 2004 Kenwood KDC 3002 AM/FM CD Satellite radio w/ cockpit remote
  • TV: 2020 Samsung 24” Smart TV
  • Satellite Radio / Weather: Garmin 376 Chartplotter & Satellite Radio


  • 12V System
  • 110V System
  • Inverter: Xantrex Freedom 25
  • Battery Charger: Xantrex
  • Batteries: 1 engine, 4 AGM batteries in two banks, 420 Amp Hours
  • Alternator: Balmar 110 Amp
  • Interior Lights: LED
  • NAV Lights: LED- tri-color masthead w/ Anchor Light - 2020
  • 12V Outlets: 5 total, 1 in port locker


  • Mast Height: 48’
  • Standing Rigging Replaced 2020
  • Running Rigging Replaced 2020
  • Rig Tune and Inspections: 2020 and 2022
  • Main: Full batten
  • Stackpack Mainsail with Lazy Jacks
  • Genoa: Yankee
  • Harken MkIV/ Unit 2 Roller Furler 2020
  • Trisail: 2005 Unused Storm Trisail with Track & Storm Staysail
  • Primary Winches: 2 Barrient #27 - 48 & 2 Barrient #24 2 speed self tailing
  • Halyard Winches: 2 Lewmar #16 self-tailing
  • Clutches: 3 port, 2 starboard
  • Backstay: single
  • Traveler: forward of companionway
  • Wind Vane: Voyager Self Steering


  • Bottom paint 2019 - Seahawk
  • Hull & Deck Paint 2019 - Buff - Mobile Paints
  • Draft: 5’0”
  • Windlass: Muir Cheetah 12V DC / Manual with Rope Capstan & Chain Cathead
  • Anchor: 66# Bruce, 44# Claw & Fortress Picnic Anchor
  • Dodger, Connector & Bimini
  • Cockpit enclosures
  • 3 Lockers
  • 10 SS ports
  • 2 Hatches
  • Cockpit Table
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Stainless Steel Rubrail
  • Dinghy: 8’ Avon
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Yamaha 8 HP 2-stroke outboard
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Offshore Liferaft: 2010 Valise 6-Man Revere Elite Offshore Liferaft
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 Tanks with 110 Gallons Total
  • Fresh Water Tank: 1 Tank 100 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 32 Gallons


  • Engine - 1996 Universal M-50, Direct Drive w/ 44 HP, 733 Hours
  • Access under steps + port locker access
  • Mounted level with a horizontal propeller shaft
  • Generator - Fischer Panda PMS- 4200 - FCB - 3.8 KW Diesel 271 Hours
  • Propeller: 3 blade fixed bronze propeller
  • Air conditioning - 16,000 BTU Reverse Air

Hurricane Damage Disclosure

Hurricane Damage - Voyager was docked at St. Andrews marina on October 10, 2018, during Hurricane Michael.  As a result of the storm a portion of the mast from our neighbor's boat fell across our headsail’s roller furling, bending a portion of the bow rail as well as the furler itself.  That same boat rubbed against the port side causing damage to the cap rail as well as gouges in the gelcoat in a limited area of that port side.  The starboard side of Voyager’s cap rail was also damaged by the finger pier with similar, localized, damage to the gelcoat.  The chainplates on the starboard side were also damaged.  The stern chainplate was twisted and the radar’s radome mounted on that backstay was damaged as well.  There was no further structural damage.

There were three separate contractors hired to perform the necessary work on Voyager representing; 1) hull, 2) rigging, and 3) electronics. The hull and teak repairs were done by Boatwright Services, Mr. Win Turner, LLC.  Rigging was completed by Zern Rigging. Electronics work was completed by Xtreme Marine.

Hull Repairs (Mr. Turner) 2019 - $60,000:

  • Fairing of gelcoat
  • Complete repainting of hull and topsides
  • New Lifelines
  • Straightening of bow pulpit
  • Replacement of six stanchions
  • Replacement of starboard, port, and stern chainplates
  • Replacement of stainless steel rub rail
  • Repair of cap rail and varnishing all external teak
  • Two coats bottom paint

Rigging (Zern Rigging) February 2020 - $22,000:

  • Inspection of mast, booms, furler, and rigging
  • New Harken roller furler
  • New standing rigging
  • New running rigging
  • Replacement of wind transducer
  • Replacement of mast light w/ LED tri-color / anchor light on mast
  • Unstepping mast for transport and re-installation
  • Rig tuning and inspection 2020 and 2022

Electronics (Xtreme Marine) March 2020 - $16,000

  • Replacement of radar (new Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler Q24D Radome)
  • New Raymarine Axiom 9+ and Axiom Pro12S Chartplotters
  • Upgrade of SeaTalk network to new NMEA2000 backbone
  • Installation of new Vesper XB-8000 AIS transceiver and GPS antennae
  • Integration of legacy and new electronics to new network

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Rick Zern

For more information about this yacht please contact Rick Zern
We look forward to working with you!

Rick Zern

Yacht Sales



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