The Cabo Rico 38, a heavy displacement aft-cockpit cutter, was designed by Bill Crealock & Dennis Garrett and built in Costa Rica by Cabo Rico Custom Yachts Inc.
Underwater Profile: Long keel
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 38'0" (11.6m)
Waterline Length: 29'3" (8.9m)
Beam: 11'6" (3.5m)
Draft: 5'0" (1.5m)
Rig Type: Cutter
Displacement: 21,000lb (9,525kg)
Designer: Bill Crealock & Dennis Garrett
Builder: Cabo Rico Custom Yachts (Costa Rica)
Year First Built: 1970
Number Built: 200
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 20.5
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 37.1
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 375
4. Comfort Ratio: 39.4
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 20.5 suggests that, in the right hands, the Cabo Rico 38 will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 37.1 means that a sailboat like the Cabo Rico 38 (which doesn't have a stiffness-enhancing bulb keel), is likely to benefit from being reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 375, tells us the Cabo Rico 38 is firmly in the ultra-heavy displacement category. Load her up as much as you like and her performance will be hardly affected, not that it was ever startling. Few if any sailboats are built to this displacement category these days - but they remain popular with some long-distance sailors.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 39.4 suggests that crew comfort of a Cabo Rico 38 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.7 indicates that a Cabo Rico 38 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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