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“Patty Jean” is Hull# 18 of the Chuck Paine-designed Cabo Rico 42 line and the last of this line produced. As her broker states: “She is as close as you will get to absolute nautical perfection.”

Her current owners have had her for 11 years, primarily exploring the Bahamas. They are the second owners, having bought her from the original owner who commissioned her with the idea to set her up for simple short-handed cruising, and to include all of the creature comforts. She’s been clearly well maintained and “looks as if she’s at a boat show when you step inside.”

Her cabin glows with the high-quality woodwork (Costa Rican teak) that you would expect from a Cabo Rico. Her galley is a chef’s dream. Her engine is immaculate and easy to access. Her storage is ample. From her four electric winches to her bow thruster to her elaborate navigation station, she is everything you’ve dreamed of in terms of a seaworthy and safe and luxurious vessel. According to her owners, “she sails like a dream,” and they always feel safe aboard her. 

Sunshine Cruising Yachts

Cabo Rico’s are well known for their high-quality construction, excellent joinery, and general sea-worthiness. The Cabo Rico 42 was awarded Sail Magazine’s “ultimate bluewater boat” prize in 2000.

The Chuck Paine-designed Cabo Rico 42 has an excellent reputation as a bluewater cruising boat. Its full underwater profile, sturdy good looks, and quality craftsmanship have helped instill confidence in offshore sailors for years…

Sail Magazine

The Cabo Rico 42 was the first Paine-designed addition to that Costa Rican builder’s series of heavy offshore cruisers. Cabo Rico yachts were loved by yachtsmen who valued a comfortable motion, voluminous stowage and overbuilt scantlings, combined with a decent but not spectacular turn of speed. This 40 footer, introduced at the Fall 1998 boat shows, retained all of the comfort and safety of her older sisters, with a “New England” styled hull and minimal wetted surface keel and my now well proven balanced long-keel rudder. The yacht was genuinely fun to sail, fast for a yacht of her weight and an absolute delight to helm. After a few boats were built she was “stretched” to 42 feet and a pilothouse version added.

Designer Chuck Paine

PATTY JEAN is listed by Sunshine Cruising Yachts in Palm Coast, Florida for $274,000 USD.

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