H2O | Cabo Rico 42' 2005

Marco Island, FL

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Yacht Name: H2O
Builder: Cabo Rico
Model: Pilothouse 42
Year: 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass


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Amazing 3 cabin 42 footer with work room, H2O is a must see for all serious cruising sailors!

H2O is a rare 42 pilothouse Cabo Rico boasting a Yanmar 56 hp main engine, Westerbeke 5.5 KW genset, Vetus bow thruster, powerful double head rig furling head sail, Scheafer boom furling, and world class construction.  It features a centerline master forward with an ensuite head and large stall shower.  There is also an over/under cabin to port and an aft double to starboard. YES that's three cabins in a 42' boat! The pilothouse has a full lower helm that provides great 360 degree visibility.  Hidden under the raised seating is a very functional work room with vice mounted along with an additional freezer and plenty of storage for spare parts! This vessel has an equipment list too long to mention here and has been very well maintained by a knowledgeable owner.  This is a very capable world cruising vessel with great sailing performance, not to be confused as a motorsailor. This Cabo Rico 42 should be at the top of the list for anyone seeking this class of vessel.


Length: 42'
Beam: 12' 8
Draft: 6'
Water Tank Capacity: 165 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 143 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JHJE
Power: 56 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2453

Vessel Walkthrough

H2O has a large T-shaped cockpit with all control lines leading aft. Over a bridge deck through double doors is the spacious pilothouse with helm forward to starboard and a settee and dinette to port. There is access under the settee to a functional workshop. From the pilothouse aft to starboard is a roomy aft double cabin. Forward to port is an over/under cabin. Just forward of that cabin to port is the dual access head with stall shower and further forward is the centerline double master stateroom.


Pilothouse/ Main Salon

The spacious pilothouse is four steps down from the cockpit and is beautifully appointed in Costa Rican teak with 360 degree visibility from the helm and all seating positions.  To starboard is the fully equipped helm station with S.S. Edson distroyer wheel, full array of electronics and a large chart table just behind.  The dinette is to port with a custom teak table and a  U-shaped designer fabric settee that can convert to a single berth.  The settee is designed to fold up and allow access to a cleverly located workshop with storage for tools, and workbench with vise. Additional freezer located in work space. 

  • Overhead teak handrail throughout
  • (2) small Bomar overhead hatches allowing visibility to main sail and wind sensors
  • (5) white/amber 12v. lights
  • (1) 12v. reading light at chart table
  • (3) Hella turbo fans
  • (2) overhead vents (deck dorades)
  • 9 windows provide great visibility in all directions 

Helm station

  • S.S. distroyer wheel
  • Stidd adjustable helm chair (currently removed)
  • Single lever Vetus shift/throttle control
  • Yanmar engine start panel with tachometer
  • Fuel gauges
  • Bow thruster control
  • Full electronics (see electronics section)



The full service galley is opposite the mid cabin to starboard and two steps down from the pilothouse.  It is appointed with beautiful Costa Rican honey colored teak joinery work, louvered cabinetry, and Corian countertops.  Storage is exceptional, with a double cabinet for dishes, two large pantries with double sliding doors, an additional pantry to port, under sink cabinet, and storage bins under the steps.  In addition there are also ten drawers.

  • Force 10 gimbaled three burner propane stove and oven 
  • Nova Kool large 12v. top loading refrigerator with front access door to lower compartment
  • Nova Kool 12v. freezer (in workshop)
  • Kenmore carousel microwave
  • Large double S.S. sink
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Optional manual foot pump
  • Fireboy Xintex propane solenoid control and detector
  • Large Bomar overhead hatch
  • (2) S.S. opening ports with screens
  • (4) 12v. white/amber lights
  • (3) 12v. directional lamps
  • (2) overhead vents (deck dorades)
  • Overhead teak handrail
  • Pantry with shelves
  • Numerous drawers and cabinet storage lockers


Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is forward with beautiful teak joinery work with louvered teak doors on all cabinets.  It features a queen centerline berth with gas-prop assisted lift feature to access storage, tankage, bow thruster, safe deposit box, and numerous seacocks.  There is private access to the head on the port side.

  • Queen centerline berth with Tempurpedic mattress
  • (4) large storage cabinets with bookshelves below
  • Large storage cabinet (aft to port) with removable shelves that converts to hanging locker
  • (2) Large storage cabinet (aft to starboard) with removable shelves that converts to hanging locker
  • (2) Hella turbo fans
  • (2) 12v. reading lights
  • (4) overhead 12v. white/amber lights
  • Large Bomar overhead hatch with hinged teak framed screen
  • Overhead vent (deck dorade)
  • (3) S.S. opening ports with screens



The head is dual access and functions as the ensuite head for the master, but with additional access for the other cabins and as a day head.  It's spacious with a separate stall shower.

  • Vanity with ceramic sink and Corian countertop
  • Raritan vacuflush marine toilet
  • Tile flooring
  • (2) solid teak privacy doors
  • Fully enclosed stall shower with sump and teak grate
  • Hella turbo fan
  • 120v. outet
  • 12v. white/amber overhead light
  • (2) S.S. opening ports with screens (head and shower)
  • Bomar overhead hatch with hinged teak framed screen


Mid Cabin

The mid-cabin is to port aft of the head and feature single over/under berths with Tempurpedic mattresses. There is a built-in night stand forward with threee drawers and a book case above.  Aft is a hanging locker and storage bin.

  • (2) Hella turbo fans (each berth)
  • (2) 12v. reading light (each berth)
  • (1) S.S. opening port with screen
  • (1) 12v. white/amber overhead light
  • 120v. outlet


Aft Cabin

The aft cabin is to starboard and a step down from the pilothouse.  It features a double berth with Tempurpedic mattress and a small vanity with mirror.

  • Hanging locker
  • (2) double door cabinet
  • (1) single cabinet
  • (2) tip out storage bins
  • A small storage compartment beneath the sole
  • (2) 12v. white/amber lights overhead lights
  • (2) 12v. reading lights
  • (2) Hella turbo fans


Sails & Rigging

This vessel is equipped with an aluminum double spreader mast with oversized wire rope rigging.  It features a clipper bow with furling headsail, hank on staysail, running backstays, and a boom furling main.  All control lines lead aft to the cockpit.

  • Charleston Spar aluminum double spreader mast
  • Profurl headsail furling system
  • Scheafer Gamma Boom furling boom system
  • Solid adjustable boom vang
  • Custom heavy duty heavy air hank-on staysail
  • Forespar whisker pole
  • Harken mast mount track and block for whisker pole
  • Harken genoa tracks and blocks
  • Harken staysail tracks and blocks
  • Sail Technologies 130% genoa
  • 2017 Sail Technologies full batten main - Very Good Condition
  • 90% working jib
  • 130% genoa
  • 2019 Custom hank-on heavy weather staysail in very good condition
  • Custom heavy duty storm trysail in very good condition
  • Doyle custom spinnaker
  • (2) Lewmar ST54 primary sheet winches
  • (1) Lewmar ST40 jib furling winch
  • (1) Lewmar ST44 electric halyard winch
  • (2) Lewmar ST40 staysail sheet winches
  • (2) Lewmar ST40 halyard winches on mast
  • (11) Lewmar rope clutches on cabintop
  • (4) Lewmar rope clutches on mast
  • Oversized wire rigging with split back stay and Sta-Lok fittings
  • Running back stays with vangs
  • New running rigging (2017)

The mast also features (3) deck lights, masthead light, radar dome, VHF wip antenna, lightning arrester, wind sensor, and windex.


Deck Equipment

Side decks provide easy access to the foredeck with plenty of working space. athe high bulwarks and hand rails offer safe movement under any conditions.

  • S.S double bow rail
  • S.S. double anchor roller
  • Muir Cheetah HR2500 electric anchor windlass
  • 60 lb. CQR anchor
  • 66 lb. Bruce anchor
  • Double lifelines with midship gates
  • (5) Chrome ventilators with dorade boxes
  • Varnished teak toerail



  • (2) Garmin GPS Map 7212 multi display (chartplotter, radar, wind, depth, speed,etc.)
  • Garmin 36 mile mast mounted radar dome
  • Garmin GMI 20 wind sensor
  • Garmin multi in cockpit
  • (2) Raymarine ST6000 autopilot in cockpit and at lower helm with wireless remote
  • ICOM M502 VHF at lower helm with RAM mic in cockpit
  • (1) Simrad IS15 multi wind depth at lower station
  • (2) Simrad IS15 multi displays (wind, speed, depth) in cockpit
  • (2) Ritchie 6" Powerdamp compass (cockpit and lower helm)



  • Westerbeke 5.5KW generator ( very low hours)
  • Xantrex Freedom Marine 30 inverter/charger
  • Xantrex Link 2000 inverter/charger control center
  • Xantrex Truecharge 40 220v battery charger
  • (5) AMG Lifeline batteries (house bank) under helm station
  • (1) AMG Lifeline battery (engine/generator start)
  • Battery selector switches
  • Balmar high output alternator
  • Balmar Smart Gauge Max Charge MC-612 voltage regulator
  • (2) 30 amp shorepower receptacles
  • (1) 50 amp shorepower receptacle
  • Full 12v. and 120v. electrical breaker panels at pilothouse helm station


Engine & Mechanical

  • Yanmar 4JHJE 56 hp diesel (very low hours)
  • Vetus bow thruster with cockpit and pilothouse control
  • Flexofold 3-blade feathering prop
  • Groco hydromatic water strainer
  • Racor fuel filters (single for genset and dual for main engine)
  • Racor P510MAM fuel polishing system
  • 16000BTU and 12000BTU Cruisair reverse cycle ac/heat system
  • Espar electric/diesel cabin heater
  • Hynautic 1200 hydraulic steering system
  • (3) Imtra marine windshield wipers (pilothouse)
  • Seaward electric /heat exchanger water heater


Cockpit/Aft Cockpit

H2O has a large user-friendly T-shaped cockpit with port and starboard seating and a built in helm seat.  There is a large sail locker to port that afords access to the genset.  The aft deck has port and starboard propane lockers and a large lazarette.

  • Edson binacle and S.S. guard with instrument pod
  • Edson custom distroyer wheel with S.S. spokes and varnished teak rim
  • Yanmar engine panel with tach, oil pressure, temp. gauges
  • Engine controls and bow thruster control
  • Electronics (see electronics section for detail)
  • Bimini with S.S. frame
  • Teak floor grate at helm
  • Teak folding cockpit table and drink holder
  • Double S.S. stern rail with port and starboard seats
  • S.S. center swim ladder with teak steps
  • Kato S.S. outboard motor davit
  • Edson outboard motor rail mount


Additional Features & Equipment

  • Complete copper bottom job done in 2017
  • Liferaft (uncertified)
  • Swittik MOM8A man overboard module
  • Lifesling 2 throwable device