Cabo Rico 42

$249,000 USD
CURLEW. .is an excellent example of Cabo Rico's workmanship, quality, beauty, and seaworthiness.  She is offered reluctantly by the original owner.  She has been well cared-for.  


CURLEW is an excellent example of Cabo Rico's workmanship, quality, beauty, and seaworthiness.  She is offered reluctantly by the original owner.  She has been well cared-for.  




Length overall: 46 ft 10 in

Length on deck: 42 ft 6 in

LWL: 35ft 1 in

Beam: 12 ft 8 in

Draft: 5 ft 8 in

Air draft: 58 ft

Designed displacement: 27,000 lbs (half load). Fully loaded 35,000 lbs (travel lift)

Fuel tank capacity:  56 gal

Fresh water tanks capacity: 165 gal in 2 tanks

Holding tank: 40 gal


Sails, rigging and steering


Sail area (100%): 931 sq ft

Sail area (max): 1,089 sq ft

Main sail: 407 sq ft, Quantum 2014 (serviced 2023)

Genoa: 475 sq ft, Mack Sails, 2008

Yankee: 370 sq ft, Quantum 2016

Furler: Profurl NC42

Staysail: 207 sq ft, Quantum 2016 (serviced 2023)

Furler: Profurl NC32

Code Zero (UPS), approx. 700 sq ft, Doyle, 2004

Furler: Facnor SDG 2500 PC

Whisker pole: Forespar 50/50 aluminum/carbon 13-24 TS-TR

Whisker pole with fore and aft guys; forward guy also used as boom preventer

Windvane steering: Hydrovane VXA long shaft with emergency Ratheon tiller pilot connection

Wheel: Edson , leather cover replaced 2018

Cockpit winches: 2x Lewmar 54CC, 2X Lewmar44CC

Mainsheet/Boomvang/Outhaul/Cunningham winch: Lewmar44CC

Topping lift/Traveler winch: Lewmar 40CC

Mast halyard winches: 2x Lewmar 40CC

Reefing winch: Lewmar 16CC

Emergency tiller




Number of engines: 1

Engine: Yanmar 4JH3E (2003) 56 hp

Engine hours: 4,300 (as of 5/1/2023)

Drive type: Direct Drive

Transmission: Kamzaki KM3P4

Raw water alarm: Borel (2015)

Primary fuel filters: dual Racor 75500FGX with vacuum gauge

Reverso oil change system with manifold for engine and transmission oil

Algae-X filter

Fuel manifold rebuild 2019

Flex-O-Fold 3-blade folding propeller RH 18”x13”

Spare prop: Michigan 3-blade RH 19” x 11”

Fuel consumption: .8 gal/hour at 2400 rpm at 7 knots boat speed

Spare parts: oil and fuel filters, belt, zincs, impeller, impeller tool

Propsshaft: 1 1/4” Aquamet 22

Groco traditional stuffing box; can be repacked with the boat in the water

Stuffing box very easy to access through hatch at bottom of companion way steps


Electronics and Navigation Equipment (most replaced between 2017 and 2019)

In the cockpit:

Compass: Ritchie SP 5

B&G Triton 2 (2017): Two multi-function displays

Autopilot: B&G Triton 2 AP controller (2017)

Vulcan 5 autopilot display with charts and GPS (2017)

Radar display: B&G Vulcan 7 (2019) with C-Map charts

Radar scanner: B&G 3G (2019)

Radar mount: Gimballed Questus 400G

VHF: Icom HM-157W RAM mike (2014)


At the chart table:

VHF: Icom M-502 (new antenna 2017)

Hand-held VHF: Icom IC-M2A

SSB radio: Icom M-802 with AT 140 tuner. Antenna on insulated backstay

SSB ground plane laminated into the hull and marked white throughout

B&G Triton 2 multi-function display

GPS/Chart plotter/Radar display: B&G Vulcan 9 (2018) with Navionics charts

Auto Pilot wireless remote: B&G WR10 (2017)

Weather station: Smartro (2019)

Navtex radio: Furuno NX300

Clock: Weems & Plath

Instruments communicating through NMEA2000 (2017), VHF through NMEA 0183



Autopilot computer: NAC-3 (2017)

Airmar depth/sea temperature sensor (2017)

Airmar speed sensor (removable, with flap) (2019)

AIS transponder: Vesper XB8000 (2016)

Autopilot RAM: B&G T2 (2003, refurbished 2015)

Navico Precision-9 compass

Simrad rudder feedback unit

NEP-2 Ethernet bridge for radar and RI-10 interface box

Ratheon tiller pilot back-up: ST1000 Plus for Hydrovane (remote control on board but not installed)


Stereo & TV:

Stereo: Sony CDX-GT700HD (2011)

Speakers saloon: Bose 131 (2)

Speakers on deck: Polk Atrium 45

TV: Samsung UN19F4000 19 in (2016)

TV antenna: Shakespeare Seawatch (2020)

Blu/Ray DVD player: Samsung BD-J5700




Shore power inlets:  2x 30A (bus 1 & 2)

Shore power cables: 30A (2x 50ft, 1x 25 ft)

Shore power adapters: 50A to 30A, 30A to 15A, 15A to 30A

Galvanic isolator: Guest 2450P

Battery combiner: Yandina 150

Inverter/Charger: Freedom Marine 20 (max 2000W inverting/100A charging)

Charger/Inverter controller: Xantrex Link 2000. Temperature sensor: Xantrex

Back-up battery charger: Promariner Pronautic 1230P (30A).  Temperature sensor: Promariner

Alternator: Balmar 70/110 (plus 1 spare alternator). Alternator has forced air cooling 

Regulator: Balmar ARS-5 (plus 1 spare regulator)

Temperature sensors: Balmar (separate for battery and alternator temperature)

Solar panels: 2 85W (2014) and one 100W (2016)

Solar panel controllers: Victron MPPT SmartSolar 75/115 with Bluetooth, 2x (2021)

Water/wind generator: Aquair 100 with 100 ft towing line and impeller and one spare impeller

Aquair wind conversion kit. Pole mount kit on board but not installed

House batteries: 4x WM AGM Grp 31 420Ah (2017)

Start battery: WM AGM Grp 24 (2019)

Lights: LED bulbs in all interior and outside deck and navigation lights

Running and steaming lights, 3-color masthead light with anchor light

Deck and spreader lights

Electrical and electronics diagrams fully updated

Ryobi 2300/1800W portable generator with only 41 running hours (2022)


Ground Tackle and Dinghy


Main anchor: CQR 60 lbs with 275 ft 5/16 HT chain (2017)

Secondary anchor: Bruce 45 lbs with 50 ft 3/8 HT chain and 200 ft 5/8 nylon rode

Storm anchor: Fortress FX-37

Para anchor: Para-tech parachute anchor

Windlass: Muir Cheetah HR2500 with new gypsy (2022)

Windlass controls: Handheld remote and switch in cockpit

Deckwash: Shurflo Blaster

Dinghy: Achilles 9'6” LSI-290 LGY (2011) (Air floor needs repairs)

Dinghy outboard: Mercury 4-stroke 6 hp (2019)

Motor hoist: Forespar




Stove: Broadwater Schooner 4 burner with broiler and oven

Propane: two 10 lb aluminum tanks in vented lockers; one horizontal 10 lbs tank for grill

Propane control: Fireboy/Xintrex S-2A solenoid and sniffer (2022)

BBQ grill: Magma “Marine Kettle 2” (2019)

Refrigerator and freezer: Technautics CoolBlue 

Thermostat: SCAD Sensistat

Microwave: GE

Heating: Espar Airtronic D4 (2014)

Water heater: Seaward S700 6 gal (2018)

Water tank manifold

Water meters: Wema UP2-W (2)

Water filter: Aqua-Pure AP200 at foot pump in galley

Water pump: Jabsco Par-Max 4.0 gal/min (2022)

Water accumulator tank: Jabsco (2018)

Foot pumps: 3 Whale Mk 3 pumps. Two in the galley for fresh and salt water, and one in the head for fresh water

Head: Lavac (2021), pumps into holding tank or overboard

Head pump; Whale/Henderson MkV (also can empty holding tank overboard, 2018)

Deck pump-out

Holding tank vent filter: Voker VKR-HTVF


Fore cabin


Offset double berth with fitted Tufted Topper mattress top and insert over the seat

Custom fitted sheets, new or almost new

Two opening portholes with screens

Deck hatch with screen

Cafrano fan (2019)

Two reading lights with LED bulbs

Two overhead lights with white and red LED bulbs

Shelves and lockers to port and starboard and under berth




Head with separate shower stall

Corian countertop

Stainless steel sink

Hot and cold pressure water

Foot pump for fresh water

Opening porthole with screen

Deck hatch with screen

Medicine cabinet and various stowage lockers.

Hella fan

Three dome lights with white LED bulbs and two also with a red LED bulb

Lavac vacuum head (2021)




U-shaped settee to port that converts to a double berth, stowage underneath and behind

Settee to starboard, stowage underneath and behind

Lee cloths on both starboard and port settees

Hanging locker with LED light

Various stowage lockers and bookshelves

Varnished teak table with bottle stowage

Mast wrap

Four reading lights (LED)

Four overhead dome lights with white and red LED lights, on dimmer

Two fans (one Hella and one Cafrano)

TV and Stereo/DVD player (both 2016) and Bose stereo speakers

Five opening portholes with screens

Deck hatch with screen


Chart table


Chart table with electronics; chart stowage underneath.

Extra chart stowage in after cabin

Stowage under seat

Dome light with white and red LED light bulbs

Chart light LED


Hella fan

Opening porthole with screen

Deck hatch with screen

Locker with the inverter/charger and DC wiring and main switches and fuses




Corian counter tops

Double sink with shut-off valve between sinks

Hot and cold pressure water

Foot pump with charcoal filter for fresh water

Foot pump for salt water

Engine under galley unit

Broadwater 4-burner stove with oven and broiler, model “Schooner”

GE microwave

Overhead stowage lockers

Stowage lockers and drawers

Four dome lights with white and red LED bulbs

Hella fan

Opening portholes with screens

Deck hatch with screen

Freezer and spill-over fridge

CoolBlue refrigerator unit with holding plate and SensiStat controller (with recharge kit)

Xintex propane control system (2022)

Dust bin in cabin sole

Stuffing box access


After cabin


Original after cabin as designed has a double berth. The original owner had added stowage lockers built beneath the cockpit sole. The current “double” is narrow at the foot, but the original configuration can be restored by removing the stowage unit and replacing the mattress.

Electrical panel 12V DC and 120V AC with 30A back-up battery charger

(A picture of the electrical panel and the wiring behind it has at least 4 times been used in various articles in Practical Sailor magazine as an example of excellent wiring.)

Stowage lockers to port and starboard.

Two LED reading lights

Two dome lights with white and red LED bulbs

Hella fan

Two opening portholes with screens, one with access to the cockpit

Chart stowage overhead


On Deck


External chainplates, therefore unobstructed side-decks.

Varnished teak dorade boxes removable for easy maintenance, with SS cowls and guardrails

Varnished teak stern seats

Varnished folding cockpit table with inlayed CR logo

Teak cockpit grating

Stainless steel hand rails from cockpit to foredeck

Line stowage in both cockpit coamings

Anchors, electric windlass and two cleats and hawse holes on the foredeck. 

Bow pulpit. Deck wash in foredeck locker.

Two center cleats and hawse holes on the side decks.

Mystic stainless swim/boarding ladder, with port and starboard mounts.

Two cleats and four hawse holes on after deck. 

Aft pulpit with outboard bracket and motor hoist

Three cockpit lockers and aft lazarette. 

Fresh hot and cold pressure water shower.

Dock lines, fenders, boat hooks

Green canvas dodger, awning and side panels

Forespar MOB pole

Jon buoy

Canvas covers for deck hatches

Canvas caprail covers

Sail cover




Lifelines replaced in 2019 and the aft sections with rail tubing

EPIRB: ACR GlobalFix

Four fire extinguishers

Smoke/CO2 alarm in saloon

Fog horn

Radar reflector

First Aid kit

Rule 3700 large capacity electric bilge pump with float switch.

Whale Gulper 320 primary electric bilge pump with float switch

Bilge pump counter and alarm bell.

Whale/Henderson manual bilge pump

Flotation cushions and life jackets.

Winslow liferaft model 60 SL/O (last serviced 2007)

Set of flares




Complete set of design blue prints, updated electrical, electronics and plumbing diagrams.

Extensive documentation and maintenance records

Yanmar engine shop manual


Hank-on storm jib

Top-climber bosuns chair

Loose PT-3 rigging tension tool


Not included

Minto sailing dingy (purchase negotiable)



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.


Fuel Type
Hull Material
Baltimore, Maryland
46 ft 10 in
Length at Water Line
35 ft 1 in
Length on Deck
42 ft 6 in
12 ft 8 in
Max Draft
5 ft 8 in
35000 lb
Dry Weight
27000 lb
Total Sail Area
1089 ft²
Headsail Area
475 ft²
Mainsail Area
407 ft²
Max Bridge Clearance
58 ft
Fuel Tanks
56 gal
Fresh Water Tanks
165 gal
Holding Tanks
40 gal

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