Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
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2000 Cabo Rico 42

location icon Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
Year 2000
Length 42 ft

"Tai Chi" is hull #1 of 18 Cabo Rico 42's built. She has been the subject of magazine reviews during the introductory year of the 42 model and as such was finished to a high standard as the builder's "show boat".

In the Cabo Rico 42, fast performance requirements are pushed even further without compromising Cabo Rico's firm commitment to cruising yachts that are safe and comfortable in all conditions, yet easy to handle at sea.

The blend of traditional elements with the latest thinking and computerized design techniques has created a very special yacht that accomplishes these goals.

She's fast, safe, comfortable, and easy to handle alone. Below is found a sensible seagoing interior with two private staterooms, a good navigation station, and many thoughtful features, including a special dish-drying locker in the large galley.

Half of her life has been spent in freshwater regions and as such, she shows like a younger vessel.

Her current (third) owners have cruised her since their purchase in 2009 both down island and of late, further north into the uncrowded cruising coves of Newfoundland.

Not launched in 2020 due to Covid restrictions she was sailed from Lewisporte, NL to Chester, NS this summer. Currently on the hard, under cover, available for detailed inspections. A detailed SAMS pre purchase survey was completed at the owners request in September 2021. Survey is available for review on request.

For sailors looking for old world craftsmanship, real solid wood finishes, impeccable joinery and finish, the Cabo Rico has few peers. Almost impossible to replace in today save for a few semi custom builders. 

Her features and specifications are detailed under the Additional Information section; resulting questions on any aspect of her inventory or history should be directed to the listing broker via our Contact Us link. 



Year Built 2000
Category Sail
Length Overall 42 ft
Beam 12'8 ft
Max Draft 5'3 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 105 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 165 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 45 gal
Dry Weight 26,800 lb
Ballast 10,400 lb
Deck and Hull

• White, modified-full keel hull w/dark blue boot and cove stripes, navy blue canvas.
• Non-skid area tan colored on fiberglass decks
• Hull & deck construction: hand laid solid fiberglass, sanded between each cured layer;
• Hull cored with Corecell providing thermal & sound insulation properties.
• Deck cored with 1/12" Baltek balsa core sandwiched between 1808 stitched cloth
• Solid fiberglass construction in way of thru bolted hardware
• ISO-NPG gelcoat & interior hull surfaces are gel-coated (gray)
• Hull to deck joint is well done w/raised bulwark flange, attached to internal flange using 3m 5200 marine sealant/adhesive, S/S
• 1/4-20 bolts with washers & aircraft locking nuts
• Keel internal, encapsulated ballast
• Rudder is solid fiberglass with 3/8 X 3" extra strong "Core 10" rudder skeleton
• Rudder post is made of 1 1/2" Aquamet 22 solid S/S
• Molded in rub rails with S/S strike rails
• Heavy teak cap rails, including transom
• Teak sheathed bow pulpit with 2 S/S anchor roller assemblies
• Covers (Sunbrella) for pedestal and hatches
• Barrier coats on bottom: Micron C Antifouling bottom paint



• Edson pedestal w/36” teak wheel steering w/Elkhide cover
• Newgen3 Navpod with instruments
• Full cockpit enclosure with cortex thread and strataglass vinyl (2011)
• Custom cockpit cushions
• Teak table, pedestal mounted w/drop leaves
• Bose speakers


• Sleeps a total of 7 in a forward and aft stateroom and in the saloon.
• Queen V berth with a custom plush mattress is forward in the master stateroom between built-in, teak-fronted stowage lockers.
• Spacious head with stowage and a separate shower stall with teak grating.
• Further aft is the saloon with a u-shaped dinette that seats 6 comfortably or sleeps a couple. More stowage is located in the teak dinette table.
• Starboard side and across from the dinette is the settee. Both are covered in navy fabric cushions. The starboard settee is equipped with lee clothes for offshore sleeping.
• More teak stowage lockers, drawers and bookshelves are located outboard and under the settees.
• Starboard at the foot of the companionway steps is the nav station designed for utility and comfort.
• Aft of the nav station and starboard side is the guest stateroom. It has double berth with stowage below, portlights and hatches above for ample ventilation. A hanging locker offers more stowage.
• Located starboard side across from the Nav station, is the large, u-shaped galley features great utility in a seaway, or ease and practicality in a slip or swinging on the anchor. 

Interior Extras
• Fusion 650 Entertainment System (2015)
• Bose Speakers, main saloon
• ESPAR heater, cabin, 11,000 BTU (rebuilt in 2018)
• CruiseAir 12000 BTU air conditioning unit
• Hinged floor hatches
• Magazine rack, fwd end of STB Settee
• Full length mirror - forward cabin
• Top Access hatch Nav. Seat - Hinged & Latched
• Fans, Hella 2 speed (6)
• Chelsea Clock(currently not working) & Barometer
• Two Oil Gimballed oil lamps
• Handcraft Queen V-Berth mattress 6 1/2" Latex Plush




• 12 opening Ports S/S with screens
• 6 opening Lewmar Hatches with screens (replaced 2016)
• 4 dorades S/S with teak boxes and S/S guard


• Trace Inverter/Charger, 2500 watts and remote control
• Heart Interface Link 20 battery monitor
• Blue Sea Systems SI-ACR automatic charging relay with start isolation
• Rutland 914i Wind generator
• 30 & 50 amp shore power service
• Two 50’ Shore power cords
• T-400A fuse added to protect against short/discharge of house bank of batteries (2017)
• Six Northstar AGM house batteries: Group 31 102AH capacity 612 AH – 2016
• One 12V Northstar Engine starter battery (2017)
• Battery switches, house & engine
• Trina Solar panel 185w (2012)
• LG Solar panel 315w (2017)
• Two Victron Bluesolar MPPT Solar Controllers (one 100/30 and one 75/15), both with dongles for remote charging and battery monitoring from cell phone -2017
• Five Maretron tank gauges (two water, two diesel and one holding tank) - 2016
• Maretron tank monitor (at nav station) – 2016
• Eight Dome lights (Red/White) (LED) - 2012
• Masthead tricolor sailing light (LED) - 2016
• Masthead anchor light (LED) - 2016
• Foredeck light
• Spreader lights
• Steaming light
• Lightening protection device: No Strike
• Dynaplate bronze grounding system


• Sea Frost refrigeration system w/ separate freezer - two compressors - 2012
• Manual refrigerator drainage pump
• Teak overhead galley cabinet
• Teak galley package which includes sink covers w/ rack & stove tray
• Teak spice rack
• Corian countertops
• Deep dual stainless-steel sinks
• Water filter, manual pump
• Teak cabinet, overhead
• Teak galley pkg: Sink covers w/rack & stove tray
• Teak spice rack • Force 10 3 burner gimballed stove w/ oven.
• Solenoid shut off valve.
• Hot & cold pressurized water system
• Freshwater foot pump with AquaPure filter
• 2 X 10lb. propane tanks stored in vented flush deck lockers in deck area aft of the cockpit


Sails and Rigging

• Hood Vectran Sails (Full Batten Main with three reefs, 120 Genoa, Staysail)
• North Sail G-Series Gennaker - Norlon 0.75 oz
• Harken Bat cars
• Dutchman System
• 32 mm Track Slide for Asymmetrical Spinnaker
• Professionally rigged boom preventor (from aft-end of boom)
• Maxi Braid Puls 3/8" Red Tack Line for Asymmetrical
• Maxi Braid Plus 3/8 Green Asymmetrical Sheet w/Trigger Snap Shackle

Standing/Running/ Sail Equipment
• Genoa Furling Reefing System, Profurl
• Staysail Furling System, Profurl
• Stow Tensioner for Intermediate Backstay
• Winch, Electric on Coach Roof, Lewmar 40 CCSTE
• Winches, Primaries, Lewmar Ocean 54 CCST (2) - Upgrade
• Winches, Secondaries, Lewmar Ocean Series 44 CCST (2)
• Halyard, Spare Genoa Halyard with Cleat
• Halyard, Spinnaker on Masthead Crane
• Boom Topping Lift Oversize as 2nd Mainsail Halyard
• Halyards, Flag, Port & Starboard, with Blocks
• Lights, Masthead Strobe & Sailing Light
• Combined TriColour Navigation Light and combined Anchor/Strobe TDH/SW/S 40 with quicfits (upgraded to LED – 2016)
• Lights, Spreader (P & S) •
• Mainsail cover
• Pedestal cover
• Dodger Elkhide Grab Strip
• All lines lead aft through two banks of stoppers placed on coach roof in cockpit, making it possible to carry out all mainsail adjustments & reefing single handed without leaving safety of cockpit



• Cockpit chartplotter: Raymarine eS127 Multifunction Display (MFD) - 2016
• Nav table chartplotter: Raymarine a98 Multifunction Display (MFD) - 2016
• IC M710 Single Side Band Radio (with Pactor III Modem and supplementary backplanes, upgraded in 2012)
• Icom M504A VHF Radio – 2013 (nav station)
• Icom Command Mic III (cockpit)
• Waterproof, floatable Hand-held VHF radio
• Speco PA speaker (loud-hailer on mast)
• Icom MA-500TR AIS Transponder - 2012
• SI-TEX MDA-3 Metadata Zero Loss AIS Antenna Splitter
• Simrad Robertson 2000MK2L Hydraulic Linear Drive AP20 Autopilot
• Simrad Robertson AS RFC35R Rate Compass
• Simrad Robertson AS RF300 Rudder Feedback
• Ritchie compass, with light
• Thru-Hull Depth Transducer
• Raytheon ST60 Depth Instrument
• Raytheon ST60 Speed Instrument
• Raymarine Wind Vane (replaced in 2013)
• Raytheon ST60 Wind Instrument
• Raytheon ST60 Multi-Instrument
• Airmar Speed/Temperature Sensor with Valve
• Digital Radar: Raymarine Quantum mounted on mast - 2016
• Radar reflector
• Raymarine SeaTalk-STNG-Converter - 2016
• Raymarine multifunction displays – 2016 (two – cockpit and nav station)
• Raymarine EV-1 Course Computer - 2016
• Raymarine iTC5 Converter – 2016
• NEMA-2000 backbone - 2016
• Bad Boy Extreme WiFi antenna - 2013
• Bad Boy Unleashed Wi-Fi Broadcaster - 2013
• Bose 131 Marine Speakers (two in cockpit and two in salon)


• Total Power: 56 HP
• Yanmar 4JH-2TE – turbo diesel inboard engine
• Engine Hours: 3470
• All four engine motor mounts replaced in 2017
• Shaft removed and checked for any bends – well within spec
• HBW250 2.0R reduction transmission. S/N: 15947.
• Ventilation is by 12 – volt electric blower. The engine is heat exchanger cooled with a “UL” raw water strainer.
• Pick – up is via a sea valve below the galley
• Cutless bearing (replaced in spring of 2013)
• PSS Dripless seal (replaced in 2013) and stuffing Box 1 1/4" x 2 1/2
• Propeller: MaxProp VP 3 blade auto-feathering propeller (factory rebuilt in 2017)
• Aquamaax 160 Amp Alternator with Serpentine belt (installed in 2014)
• Balmar MC512 Maxcharge voltage regulator
• Fuel transfer pump to move diesel between tanks, electric
• Racor fuel filter

Water Systems


  • Watermaker: Spectra 12 VDC (Clark pump factory rebuilt, new filter and two new feed pumps – 2018)
  • Water heater, Seaward 6 gallon (replaced 2014)
  • Fresh water pressure system (almost all hot and cold water lines replace with blue and red PEC lines – 2010)
  • Freshwater foot pump in galley sink goes through and AquaPure water filter
  • Hot and cold-water shower in cockpit
  • Note:  In 2009, our first Canadian winter with the boat, all thru hulls were equipped with y valves and extra hoses which makes it very easy to winterize all systems (engine, air conditioning, water lines, etc)
  • Pump and hose for saltwater deck wash at the bow
Safety and Offshore Equipment

• EPIRB: 406MHz ACR Global Fix (replaced in 2019)
• SPOT Satellite Emergency locator / messenger
• LPG locker - vented port & stbd (for 2-10lb tanks)
• Pulpits, S/S double railed, bow & stern
• Lifelines: Heavy S/S lifeline stanchions, bulwark side-mounted
• Paratech Sea Anchor
• Bolt cutters for cutting away rigging
• Port & starboard lifeline gates w/safety hooks
• Stern rigid rail gate
• S/S & folding ladder
• Emergency Tiller
• Drop boards in addition to companionway doors
• Third reef in main sail in lieu of storm trysail
• Tethers, jacklines, throwlines, life ring with light etc.
• Deep bilge with three bilge pumps (regular electrical, manual, emergency electrical) and high water alarm

Anchors and Mooring Gear

• Spade S120 55 lb anchor (2012)
• Primary anchor chain - 338' of G4 5/16" chain - working load is 3660 lbs
• Delta 45 lb anchor 100' Chain/150' rode
• Fortress FX23 anchor on back rail with 150 ft of rode.
• (7) 12" S/S mooring cleats w/adjacent S/S hawseholes
• S/S bow facing plates on anchor platform w/double anchor rollers
• Windlass: Muir 12 BDC w/overload 1600 electric, w/ remote


• Kato S/S Dinghy davits
• Outboard mount with pole and pulley lift system (2012)
• Magma propane grill
• Shower, hot and cold fresh-water in cockpit
• Shaped helmsman seat
• Teak flagstaff w/S/S socket
• Fenders (4), Fender Balls (2), Taylor Made (2), Dock lines (6)

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.
Additional Contact Information

Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.

Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over 200 years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, MJM, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, True North and Tartan Yachts.

Import and export specialists for North American and European transactions.

In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.

For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.

Listing Broker: Jim Snair