"Stella Maris" is an extremely well built cruising cutter that will take her owners wherever they wish to go. This efficient Crealock full keel design results in a very comfortable motion and minimum water on decks even in strong winds and rough seas. The boat’s tracking ability and easily handled sail plan minimize crew fatigue and she can be easily single-handed. The deep, comfortable cockpit provides a high level of security in even the roughest weather. Wide decks, bulwarks, and hand rails make moving on deck easy. Her teak accents on the cabin top, wooden bulwarks and bowsprit add to her traditional, sleek lines. The short aft deck gives the cruiser a place to use as a work area, or just relax in calm weather.
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Stella Maris has an interior which is light and airy, thanks to the blonde, south American teak, large hatch and numerous portlights. The beautiful fold-down table, with storage shelves behind, attract ones attention immediately. On the starboard quarter is a spacious quarterberth, which can be used as a sea berth when offshore. A large hanging locker plus a drawer below the bunk, and a shelf along the hull, provide abundant storage. To port of the companionway is a well appointed galley with plentiful storage and counter space, a double sink, well insulated fridge/freezer & stove with oven. The sink has pressurized water supply. Forward of the galley and the quarterberth is the salon. The settee to port is straight, full-length and can be used as a sea berth. The starboard is an "L" shaped settee which provides excellent seating at the fold-down table. The teak fold-down table, with built in shelves, can seat 6 people for a meal. Storage is located above, behind and under the settees. The storage under the seats is conveniently accessed by a series of opening doors in the vertical surface above the sole. Port-forward of the salon is a corner cupboard which provides a table-top and further storage. This butts up against a full-length hanging locker in the forward stateroom. The head is opposite the corner cupboard on the starboard side of the boat. The forward stateroom has a slightly offset berth to starboard and is spacious with a seat that allows for easy access. The cabin has lockers along the hull to port, access to the anchor locker at the foot of the berth, drawers below the bunk, an opening hatch above the berth and two opening ports, all of which provide comfort, great storage and excellent ventilation.
The Cabo Rico 38 has a really well thought out and roomy galley that gives you comfort and safety whether cooking in a lazy anchorage or in a blow offshore. She provides many features of a galley found in much larger vessels.
Located portside of cockpit steps.
Double sink faces aft with a dry locker below counter.
Tasco double burner gimbled stove w/ oven.
Portside and counter forward are in "U" shapad arrangment with Adler Barbour refrigeration/small freezer under.
Electrical/engine heated water tank under sink with cooking pot storage.
4 Drawers beside refrigeration midships with recessed cutting board over.
Drawers one & two- 8 place setting knife/fork/dessert & tea spoons with additional cutting cooking implements.
Drawers three & four- Sundry other kitchen items.
Ample storage cupboard above counters.
The navagation station aboard the Cabo Rico 38 is very versitile and functional as it provides all the necessary area for comfortable navagaion when needed, and can be converted into added space when not in use.
Located on the starboard side of cockpit steps.
Set of three drawers vertically with sundry storage above accessed by 2 hatches for navigation equipment.
The three drawers used for storing flash lights, winch handles, pump handles, batteries etc.
Fold down Navigation table on aft side of storage unit which uses fwd end of Quarter berth for a seat.
Navigation storage unit supports the Furuno Radar display with mileage readout and instrument on/off switch on stbd surface.
The fluid systems aboard some vessels can be complicated and hard to manage, but with the Cabo Rico 38, the designers have given you easy access to all the valves without compromising the interior beauty of this boat.
Freshwater pump under aft end of starboard side double quarter berth, supplied by either or both fresh water tanks. Sellection valves under galley floor beside diesel fuel tank with dip stick access via trap door in floor.
Hot/cold water faucets available to cockpit shower, galley sink, head hand basin and shower compartments.
Electric Bilge Pump - Float initiated located under portside deck, accessed via cockpit locker with Manual/Auto switch above Refrigeration on portside.
Manual Bilge Pump - located in port side aft end of cockpit seat (pump handle located bottom of nav table draw stack.)
Piping to draw up bilge water located in deep bilge well under engine and is accessed via cockpit locker port side.
Both bilge pump outlets port side.
Head system uses a Raritan standard flush marine head with seawater flush via a thru-hull under the shower compartment seat. (Owner does not use the seawater option but prefers to use fresh water from the shower hose.) The head discharges either into the holding tank or directly overboard via a thru-hull accessed via the floor hatch in the forward cabin. The three way valve switches the discharge flow either way and is located under the floor hatch in the head.
The holding tank is discharged via a deck pumpout under suction using a marina pumpout or via a manual pump under the forward cabin berth (when offshore.) The three way valve directing this choice is under the forward cabin berth. The deck pumpout access is starboard side adjacent to the head, while the overboard thru-valve is under the shower seat.
The galley, head basin and shower discharge locations are via thru-hulls: a) under cockpit port locker portside, b) under shower seat starboard side and c) under the forward cabin floor hatch three way 'Y" valve to thru-hull.
Deck anchor wash down uses seawater via shower discharge thru-hull and "Y" valve into an electric pump to a hose on forward deck locker beside the deck stored second anchor.
Propane supply system
Saftey is paramount when dealing with flamable gas aboard a floating home, and this vessel gives you ease of use but also has the necessary saftey features to make using propane much less of a worry.
Two 10lb propane bottles are located in the vented locker at the aft end of the cockpit under Helmsman's seat.
The gas supply electric switch must be turned on, first on the electric panel and second on the port side over refrigeration in galley. As an extra precaution we keep the gas ignitor in the Helmsmans seat until needed. The colorful ignitor acts as a warning when in the galley that the gas is on.
Portable Barbeque is stored in a blue bag in aft locker. When in place, it is connected on the aft starboard rail.
Navigation & Electronics
No matter where you might be headed, navigation is key to getting there quickly and safely and this boat has all the right gear to get you where you want to go.
The Navigation station has already been described, but now only used for trip planning when the paper charts are laid out and the route selected. Thereafter, the Garmin 546 at the steering station serves very well. This changes when fog is encountered when someone must attend to the radar readout, the Furuno 1621. With the scanner above the cross trees, the quality of the readout is good. Range can be varied from close to 16 miles.
Besides the chartplotter at the helm, the original Datamarine depth/boat speed/wind velocity and direction are in good working order.
So too is the Cetrek Auto Pilot using the new 740 Leisure controller with the below deck Hydraulic Ram onto the rudder post. This is like having an extra crew member.
Often neglected but always reliable is the original Ritchie Magnetic Compass. This agrees well with the Auto Pilot Magnetic Compass when the latter is properly set-up.
Never to be ignored under sail is the newly installed Windex.
VHF Communications are made from the Nav Station using an Horizon radio. This also has a cockpit unit but recently has stopped working due to remote plug-in problems.
A four channel Kenwood Stereo Radio with CD changer has two speakers (NHT) in the main cabin. Two spare channels are available for cockpit use if required.
Electricity is often a constant worry aboard an offshore cruising boat, though this vessel has not only ample storage capacity, it has the monitoring and replenishment capabilities to allow you to live comfortably.
The AC 110 Volt System is only available at dockside when connected to shorepower. This system is unchanged since new. 50' long 30 Amp dockside cord available in stern locker.
12 Volt system: Consists of one 90AH Gel Battery while the house battery consists of two (New 2012) 200AH Wet Acid Batteries giving at least 400 AH house capacity.
The engine is started using the dedicated 90AH Gel Battery. The charging system uses an Ample Power System installed in 1994. When charged either by dockside charge or engine alternator, the engine starter battery is preferentially favored using a device called an Eliminator. Since it is a Gel, it has less voltage applied than the 2 8D's which are lead acid (Deka), the smart Alternator Regulator V3 was replaced in 2011 and the 8D's in September 2012.
There is an energy monitor which controls the system and indicates power in use at any moment and how much has been used since full charge . This is located at the end of double quarter berth. All batteries as well as the fresh water pump are under this berth
Turning the 12 V System on and off requires the main battery switches to be turned one click forward on each one. When away from boat these would be off.
Power for windlass is switched on/off from end of quarter berth to activate windlass and deck wash down pump. A second switch for deck washdown pump is under forward berth.
Most of the separate electrical services on 12V system are switched on & off at the electrical panel at the end of the galley counter on portside. At the top of this panel, there is a main panel switch which should be on to control all the others.
Exceptions from the above are:
Bilge pump - directly connected to house battery
Windlass on fore deck connected directly and fused appropriate includes the deck washdown pump additionally switched under fwd berth.
Solar panel Unisolar USF 32 on Dodger Hood roof is permanently connected into battery system to allow a trickle charge to reduce battery power leakage. Battery voltage stays about 0.1 to 0.2 volts higher when sun shines.
The engine alternator is a high output unit which can recharge the 12V batteries quickly. Typically, a full charge for one over night stop in recovered when motoring for a couple of hours with most of the recovery being achieved early on the session.
The right ground tackle is essential for a good nights sleep when the wind picks up, and this Cabo Rico 38 has all the right stuff to give you night after night of worry free sleep.
35lb CQR on starboard bow roller. Includes 150 ft of chain & 200 ft of nylon rode. Deck stored 2nd anchor is a Danforth with 180 ft of rode, also 20 ft of Nylon chain snubber.
Electric Lewmar Windlass Installed (2007)
Rigging and Sails
Proper sails and sail handling gear makes the voyaging a pleasure aboard this Cabo Rico 38. Stella Maris will give you the thrills you want without all the headaches of tending sails properly while in light or heavy air.
Harken genoa furling with stanchion blocks, line and cleat.
Main Halyard, outhaul and two reef lines.
Dutchman flaking system.
Main deck and Foredeck lights on mast.
Tri-color light at masthead.
Sails: 2002 by North - fully battened main with two reefing points and 120% Genoa with UV protection with padded luff for inproved reefed performance. New staysail by North added in 2008. Sail covers for both main and staysail.
Performs best to windward with both genoa and staysail set. When necessary, it is reccommended to reef the main first.
Deck, Hull and Related Equipment
This beefy boat has plenty of extras on deck that allow for an appearance that is pleasing to the eye, safe to operate, and the knowlege that you will get there even in the roughest of conditions.
Balsa Insulation in hull.
Contrasting non-skid surfaces on deck.
Three teak hatches.
Dorade boxes with inside closure and guard.
Single spring line cleats amidships.
Pelican hooks on lifelines.
Varnished teak exterior.
Stern rail seats.
Outboard motor bracket.
Stern swim ladder.
Pedestal guard and brake.
Stainless steel hooded compass.
Teak cockpit sole, seats and lazarette hatch.
Upgraded self-tailing primary winches and non-self tailing mainsheet winch.
Alcoves for winch handles and engine panel.
Flexible air scoops on cockpit coaming.
Heavy duty cockpit latches.
Custom cockpit table.
Companionway screens with storage in aft locker.
Docking package consisting of docklines and fenders.
Safefy package includeing flare kit, fire extinguishers, horn, first aid kit, lifejackets, throwable cushion.
Teak drink caddy.
Whisker pole with eye slide.
New England style boat cover made 1993 available. It has standing supports and a two part tent one each forward and aft of mast. Can be used either in water or on shore storage.
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.
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