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Cabo Rico 42
$295,000 USD
42ft 6in

The Cabo Rico 42 defines its own genre of cruiser. Chuck Paine drew the lines of an elegant, classic full keel cruiser with ample overhangs, and a distinctive clipper bow complete with bowsprit. He reduced wetted surface where possible and applied modern thinking to make it a good sailing yacht. The cutter rig was designed for the Intracoastal Waterway, yet distributes plenty of canvas in manageable portions in the mainsail, staysail and jib. The trunk cabin finishes the look while providing excellent headroom and room for sizable opening ports.

Unabashedly heavy, the Cabo Rico happily accepts the equipment and stores for extended voyaging. Exquisite joinery is combined with sensible planning to create usable storage throughout, for everything from pots and pans to ample fuel and water. Chuck Paine’s deft design performs superbly as a passagemaker. Tanks are located under the cabin sole, and combined with its relatively modest beam, sea-motion is excellent. Tracking is enhanced by the long full keel. All of this makes for comfortable, fast passages.

Valkyrie’s owner is both meticulous and, as a retired fire boat captain, a very safety-minded skipper. He has upgraded Valkyrie to extremely high standards and applied his ABYC certified electrician’s and carpentry skills liberally. While the boat has cruised both to Alaska and Mexico, many hard miles were avoided by shipping Valkyrie back from Mexico instead of sailing her on her own bottom.

  • Electric halyard winch
  • 4-blade feathering Maxprop
  • Spectra watermaker, rebuilt 2020
  • 12 ABI opening ports
  • 9’ Aluminum RIB with 9.9 hp outboard
  • (2) diesel heaters
Name of vessel Valkyrie
Model Cabo Rico 42
Year 2001
Builder Cabo Rico Yachts
Designer Chuck Paine
Price $295,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 42
Beam (feet) 12.75
Draft (feet) 5.25
Displacement (pounds) 26800
Ballast (pounds) 10400
Engine model Yanmar 4JH3E
Engine horsepower 55
Engine hours 3083
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 100
Water tank capacity (gallons) 100
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 40
Straightforward in layout, the overall feel of the Valkyrie’s interior is one of useable comfort. There seems to be an unending supply of lockers and cabinets, all securely latched and accessible. Ventilation is key to onboard comfort, and Valkyrie features all opening ports plus a large forward hatch and extra-large mid-hatch. Combined with fans throughout, Valkyrie stayed cool through the hot months in Mexico without air condition. There are covers to keep the sun off the deck at anchor, key to staying cool in hot anchorages. There is 6’5” headroom.The forward V-berth is slightly offset to port to make getting in easier via the seat to starboard. The spacious head features a separate shower stall. In a nod to the owners’ time in Mexico, there’s a very colorful tiled counter and sink that fits the space better than the original. Drawers and lockers are abundant in the forward cabin and passageway.The main salon features a settee to starboard, where a Dickinson diesel heater with fan is situated. (Valkyrie also has Espar forced air heat.) lockers line the hull sides, with dimmable access lighting in recesses. A simple slide out extension coverts the dinette to a comfortable double. A 32” screen TV can be mounted on the starboard side, when not in its dedicated storage place in the forepeak.The navigation table is compact. Instruments, including chartplotter, surround the navigation station. The electrical panels are extensive; user friendly, complete and expertly finished. The neighboring countertop in the galley has a large horizontal surface for spreading charts flat over the dry storage locker.The galley is complete, with plenty of space for food and dishes, and the Spectra watermaker flushing can be done from the galley. The deep refrigerator is well insulated, working well even when the boat was in warm Mexican waters.The aft cabin to starboard features and abundance of lockers and a very large double berth. It can be closed off from the main cabin with room to spare and a seat for dressing.

Dometic CU 200 12-volt refrigerationSpectra 380c watermaker rebuilt 2020 with new membrane

Seagull IV X-1FP drinking water purification system

Jabsco fresh water pump with accumulator tank

Seaward S700 water heater

Whirlpool Microwave

Force 10 3-burner stove with oven

Espar forced air heater

Dickinson Newport diesel fireplace

West Marine honeycomb ceramic heater

Fusion MS-NRX Stereo

Bose Series 131 speakers in main cabin

Chelsea clock and barometer

Salon dome and accent lights rheostats

Bug screens on all hatches and ports

Hella fans in all cabins, galley

Samsung 32” UN32J429 television

Jabsco 18590-series self-priming macerator pump

B&G Zeus2 broadband radar/ GPSB&G Zeus radar chart plotterB&G chart plotter V7 with AISB&G Vulcan chartplotterRaymarine ST60 depth, speed, wind instrumentsVesper 8000 AISIcom  I-802 single sideband radioIridium GO with external antennaB&G S50 VHFIcom – M504A VHF in cockpitStandard Horizon HX290 handheld VHFRaytheon ST60 autopilot

Ritchie 6” binnacle compass

Wema fuel and water gauges

Weems & Plath quartz clock in forepeak

GPS antenna

Loudspeaker on mast

The owner is an ABYC certified electrician and has developed top-quality AC and DC electrical systems over the years of ownership. Most of the work was done 2017 and 2018 prior to trips to Alaska and Mexico.Blue Seas 120V AC ELCI Main Panel(3) Lifeline 4D AGM house bank batteries  (2018)Lifeline AGM starting Battery (2018)Voltage regulator (2020)Balmar MC 614 charging sytem – alternator rebuilt 2019Blue Seas ACR (Automatic Charging Relay)Isolation TransformerBlue Seas M2 state of charge monitorMagma Sine MS Series inverter/chargerMagnum ME-RC remote control

SmartPlug shorepower system

Yanmar 4JH3E 55 HP
Racor 75/500 GX Max fuel filter/water separator
Heat exchanger – New 2019
Raw water pump – New 2019
Maxprop 4-blade
PYI PSS shaft seal
Cabo Rico boats are known for their rugged construction. Because they came in on the heavier end of the scale, there was no reason to compromise on the construction. Vinylester resin was used to prevent blistering, and balsa core was utilized only above the waterline to add insulation. In loaded areas, such as cockpit coamings underneath winches, coring was eliminated.Bowmar Hatches

  • 28” mid-hatch
  • 24” forehatch
  • (2) 8.5” over aft cabin and galley
  • (2) 15” x 8” in head and forward

Extra tall lifelines; solid rails aft around cockpit, double wire gates amidships and new Dyneema double lifelines forward.

Dodger – Starbuck Canvas

Bimini -= Starbuck Canvas

Windscreen canvas around cockpit

Muir HR 2500 Cheetah windlass

44lb Rocna Vulcan anchor

250’ anchor chain

Fortress anchor w/ chain and rode

Magma Newport II barbeque with dedicated tank on deck

(4) large Dorade vents

Large mooring cleats

(2) forward

(2) midships

(3) aft

(2) adjustable on track

Outboard hoist

Stern boarding ladder

Double spreader mast with intermediate forestay, Spectra running backstays and continuous riggingProfurl furling for jib and staysailPort Townsend sails main sail (2017)Lazy jacksDoyle stack pack130% genoa100% jibStaysailATN spinnaker sockStorm trysail w/ dedicated track and halyardTides Marine mainsail trackHarken traveler, 6:1 adjustment

Headsail tracks on rail with four lead blocks

Headsail track inside shrouds

Lewmar 44 Ocean electric winch

(2) Lewmar 44ST

(2) Lewmar 55 ST

(1) Lewmar 40 in cockpit

(2) Lewmar 40 on mast

Forespar solid boom vang

Belaying pins at shrouds and cockpit

Spinnaker halyard

Extra jib halyard

Spare mainsail halyard

Extensive supply of sparesSpare 4 gals. Seahhawk Biocop bottom paintAll new freshwater hosesAll new head hoses40 lb Bruce anchor with 200’ chain availableJabsco Model 34000-series bilge pumpExtra large foam fire extinguisherXintex S2-A Propane/CNG fume detectorViking 4 UKL 4-man life raft (needs recertification)LifeslingBilge pump cycles counterACR Globalfix 406 MHz EPIRB

Extra large fire extinguisher

AB Model 9AL aluminum RIB

Yamaha 9.9 outboard

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.
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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