All Cabo Rico Boats For Sale
Cabo Rico Yachts, a small semi-custom manufacturer of fibreglass Yachts, was located in Costa Rica and designed by W.I.B. Crealock and Chuck Paine. Sizes range from 34 to 56 feet. In 1965, the company was started building boats in a small corner of a British Leyland assembly plant in the San José area.
In the 1960s, John Schofield started building powerboats in the corner of the British Leyland assembly plant in Costa Rica. In the early 1970s, their first Yacht was a 36-foot ketch designed by W.I.B. Crealock, the Tiburon 36. In 1977, the 36-foot design became the now legendary Cabo Rico 38. Some company literature erroneously credited Dennis M. Garrett, general manager of the company Fibro Tecnica S.A., as the designer of the 38. In 1983 a separate company, Cabo Rico USA, Inc., opened in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to offer new Cabo Rico boats.1986 saw the Chase 38 sportfishing boat's introduction designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates of Boston.
In 1987, two Canadians, Fraser and Edi Smith purchased the factory in Costa Rica. They also arranged for a corporation in Ontario, Canada, to purchase the sales company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. First, the new owners introduced the XL version of the 38 and then a smaller 34-foot Crealock designed sistership to the 38 the following year. This was the first new sailboat design in ten years and long-anticipated. The first European dealer came on board in Oslo, Norway, in 1988. Other foreign dealers were added over the years.
Updated in 2021 By Network Yacht Brokers Barcelona