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38' XL MK Cutter 2


  • Year: 1992
  • Current Price: US$ 189,900 Tax Paid
  • Located In Florida, USA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel

The Cabo Rico 38, designed by W.I.B. Crealock, has proven herself on the oceans of the world to be a classic in every sense of the word. This gorgeous cutter is in like-new condition. Stored for several years, she has only 900 original engine hours and features a private aft quarter cabin with double berth. Well equipped with high quality cruising and safety gear: single handers package (all lines lead aft to cockpit), safety pulpits at mast, superior ground tackle with chain, electric windlass, SSB radio, GPS, EPIRB, chart plotter, Furuno RADAR, autopilot, Heart inverter/charger, over sized alternator, battery monitor system, refrigeration. There is no other yacht that elicits as many admiring looks as she glides gracefully into an anchorage. Central Fort Lauderdale location and easy to see, she is in turn-key condition and ready for new adventures. 

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, she can make excellent headway in high wind conditions where reduced leeway is critical."


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Cabo Rico
Designer: Bill Crealock
Keel: Full
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 41 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 29 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 21500 lbs
Ballast: 8000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 52 ft 0 in

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Hours: 900

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (56 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (40 Gallons)

Wind speed and direction - Autohelm
GPS - Garmin
CD player - JVC 12 disc
Radio - JVC
TV set - 2 TV's
Depthsounder - Autohelm
Cockpit speakers
Log-speedometer - Autohelm

Furling genoa - 135 % Harken roller furling
Battened mainsail - 2 reef points
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker
Storm jib - Staysail, 1 set of reef points 

Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions
Swimming ladder
Cockpit shower
Cockpit table
Teak cockpit

Bimini Top
Mainsail cover
Genoa cover

Deck and Hull


  • Edson pedastal with stainless steel steering wheel and cupholders
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Richie compass 
  • Huge lazarette
  • Twin propane tanks
  • Sail locker
  • Hot and cold fresh water cockpit shower
  • Double lifelines
  • Port and Starboard boarding gates
  • Jacklines
  • Life sling
  • Stainless steel Force 10 BBQ with cover
  • 2 opening hatches with screens
  • 11 opening ports with screens
  • 2 Dorade vents with sheet guards
  • Mast mounted TV antenna
  • Deck light/Steaming light
  • Muir electric windlass with up/down deck switches
  • 35lb CQR anchor with 200' of chain rode
  • 20kg Bruce anchor with 36' of chain and 180' of rode
  • Double anchor roller on bow sprit
  • Bow pulpit on bow sprit
  • Aluminum mast with port and starboard safety pulpits (Granny bars)
  • Dodger and bimini top with connecting panel
  • Swim ladder
  • Teak cap rail
  • Bobstay
  • Over sized rubrail with stainless steel strake
  • Insulated backstay


  • Two self-tailing Lewmar #48 primarys
  • Two self-tailing Lewmar #30 secondarys
  • Two Lewmar #16 mast mounted


There are two separate onboard electrical systems. The 120 volt AC system is brought onboard by a shore power cord which supplies power to the AC outlets and battery charger/inverter. The 12 volt DC system is powered by two onboard batteries which provide power to all of the boats other systems. 

  • Heart 2000 watt charger/inverter
  • Battery/voltage monitor
  • 2 batteries
  • Over sized 80amp alternator
  • Water heater - electrical & engine heat exchanger


Spacious wrap around galley is lite and inviting. An open design allows for cooking and provides for easy cooking and has extensive storage, ample counter top space, numerous lockers and drawers. 

  • Corian counter tops
  • Microwave oven
  • Nova Kool DC refrigeration
  • Force 10, gimballed 3 burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Twin, centerline stainless steel deep sinks
  • Pressurized hot/cold water
  • Manual fresh water back-up pump

Additional Information

Cabo Rico´s history is truly unique in the boat building industry. The company was born over 40 years ago in a corner of the British Leland assembly plant in San Jose, Costa Rica, through a yachtsman's love for boating. This man, John Schofield, knew first-hand the craftsmanship and work ethic exhibited by Costa Ricans, who are highly skilled and well educated. They have lived with pride in a politically stable democracy for well over 100 years – Costa Rica, the Switzerland of the Americas. 

The Cabo Rico artisans use only the finest materials available world wide. The exquisite, honey colored Costa Rican teak is plantation grown and, due to the far-thinking environmental and ecological policies of this prosperous little country, will continue to be grown into the future. All of the thousands of components (with the exception of the teak) are sourced from the United States. You know these respected names: Harken, Schaefer, Profurl, Edson, Lewmar, Force 10, Yanmar, Raritan, Corian... to mention but a few. Roy Pinney, of Venture Yacht Sales in Fort Lauderdale, was associated with Cabo Rico's designer, Bill Crealock for many years prior to his death. 


Interior walkthrough: starting forward there is an access hatch to the divided chain locker. The large V berth sleeps two and is surrounded by shelves outboard, lockers and drawers below and a large hanging locker to starboard. This cabin is well ventilated with two opposing ports an overhead hatch, Hella fan and louvered privacy door. 

Continuing aft, the head is to port and has two louvered privacy doors for access from the salon and/or forward cabin. There is a vanity and sink, hand held shower, marine toilet, teak medicine cabinet with mirror, ceramic floor, essentials locker, storage under the sink, opening port for ventilation and overhead light. 

Salon: entering is a cabinet to starboard with a built in TV and large storage locker below. Starboard side main bulkhead has a brass Chelsea 5" ships clock and a brass Chelsea 5" barometer. To port is an L shaped settee with storage below and louvered access doors. On centerline is a double drop leaf teak dinning table. To starboard is a straight settee with built in book shelf and cabinets above, storage below and louvered access doors. Excellent engine access is provided from under the athwartship portion of the L settee.

Nav: Continuing aft is the outboard facing nav station with teak chart table and swing out seat, RADAR display, repeaters for GPS, wind, speed and depth, battery voltage monitor. ICOM SSB radio is in locker forward of settee 

Galley: the wrap around galley is to port and features two deep stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water system plus manual backup faucet. Abundant counter space, large ice box with refrigeration, gimballed Force 10 propane stove with oven and broiler, built in microwave oven lockers for dish storage and numerous drawers for utensils.   

Aft cabin: is located to starboard. Has louvered privacy door, oversized berth (sleeps 2) which wraps under the cockpit, book shelves, TV, Hella fan, opening port and large hanging locker with shelves. 

The interior of this vessel is exquisite. She is finished in honey blonde teak and has teak and holly sole throughout. In this improved model, Cabo Rico moved the engine from under the companionway to midships under the centerline galley sinks. The result: a galley that provides plenty of work space and storage (a cruising chef's dream), a large, comfortable aft berth and great engine access. 

  • Boson's chair
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • Bilge alarm

Roy Pinney
Venture Yacht & Ship Sales Inc.
1314 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1102
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 USA
Tel: 954-463-5900 Fax: 954-337-8155

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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