Kalista | Cabo Rico 45' 2001

Chesapeake City, DE
$315,000


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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

Hi, I'm Bernie Jakits. After 20 years of owning and running a successful brokerage in Annapolis, my partner Kate Christensen and I have merged our company with David Walters Yachts. We are happy and excited to be a part of something bigger and continue to live our passion that started long ago. When I was an engineer in the aerospace industry I had lots of time to read every sailboat review and follow every development in the industry. I dreamed of one day owning a distinctly different brokerage firm and it all came true when in 1997 I started RogueWave Yacht Sales It came out of a passion for the sea and love for the beautiful vessels that sail on her. My vision was to create a new kind of brokerage dedicated to honesty and integrity and desire to help people be successful and achieve their bluewater sailing vision. Kate Christensen joined me in 2001 to share that vision and bring her talents and expertise in business and marketing as well as her passion for sailing her Bristol Channel Cutter. Over 20 years, we built an incredible brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean going vessels and live aboard cruising sailboats. We have advised and guided over 800 Clients worldwide from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Europe and everywhere between, so that they too can also achieve their dream of owning and cruising with a capable bluewater vessel to find and reach their own horizons. We have the experience and expertise required to really help people.

For over 45 years, I have sailed, delivered and worked on hundreds of different types of vessels. Representing many clients, I have sailed in the North Sea to Med, across the Atlantic, and in the South China Sea and the, Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and also both Coasts of the USA. Having owned and maintained over 3 million dollars worth of sailing vessels, I have vast experience with incredible sailing vessels from the Hallberg Rassy 53 or a Valiant 40 & 42, a Norseman 447, a PSC34, and a BCC28. I've sailed to many foreign ports and also lived aboard while raising a family. Kate and I have had the opportunity to have incredible sailing adventures aboard our boats from the amazing Bristol Channel Cutter to the Hallberg Rassy 53 and finally our Valiant 42 that we built new in 2008 when we were Valiant Dealers in Annapolis. We have sailed far and lived aboard; we have led the Caribbean 1500 to the Bahamas. We have raced to Bermuda. We have delivered boats from the North Sea to the Med and from Guatemala to Annapolis and of course from the Caribbean to Annapolis many times. Through that experience we can help cruising couples make the right decisions. I have decommissioned and shipped many vessels and put them back together again, for myself and also for our clients. I have upgraded each vessel we owned installing every system imaginable, and maintaining every boat properly. I have taught and advised clients so that they themselves will have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Being a fellow boat owner and having personally experienced both sides of being a buyer and a seller, I understand your concerns.

With these many years of experience I have come to know and appreciate what a truly high caliber blue water sailing yachts is and should be. As a licensed & bonded professional yacht broker, please give me the pleasure of helping you define your requirements and help choose your next passage making/offshore capable sailing or power yacht. My experience is gained from having had a 100 Ton USCG Master License, being a Captain on several ocean races, having been a Marine Surveyor, and of course my background as an MSME Mechanical Engineer. And most important of all, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for client to about everywhere.

Now as the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts, Kate and I carry on the RogueWave traditions as Your Choice for Bluewater Boats! We continue to specialize in the bluewater boats we love; the vessels of quality, style, and substance. We are skilled in understanding the unique requirements of each individual to find them the right boat. Our mantra of Honesty, Integrity, Love for our Ocean, and Appreciation for the Beautiful Vessels that Sail on Her, remain the passions that we share with all of you. Sailing isn't a hobby to us, it's a lifestyle. And we remain your choice for bluewater boats.

We are very proud to be part of the unique and talented team of David Walters Yachts as the RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD the sailing capitol of the world. Please feel to reach out to me, anytime, bernie@dwyca.net. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.

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About Kalista

SOME BOATS LOOK AS OLD AND TIRED AS THEIR AGING OWNERS DO BUT NOT THIS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WORLD CRUISER, FOR THIS YACHT IS YOUNG REGARDLESS OF HER AGE BECAUSE SHE WAS EXERCISED/FED, LOVED AND CARED FOR PROPERLY REGARDLESS OF THE TIME AND MONEY THAT IT TOOK. THIS PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A HIGH CALIBER DESIGNED AND BUILT, SAFE AND COMFORTABLE WORLD CRUISER IS TURN KEY READY TO GO NOW, ALL IN 100% YACHT CONDITION. SHE'S AS WELL PRESERVED AS A CLASSY BEAUTIFUL FIT MIDDLE AGED WOMAN THAT DOESN'T LOOK OR ACT HER AGE. SHE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT........SELLERS ARE "THINKING" ABOUT MOVING TO POWER.

We are very pleased to present this beautiful and well maintained Cabo Rico 45 to the brokerage market. Kalista, as she is called, is a gem. She is beautiful, well equipped, totally comfortable cruising yacht that you would be very proud to own. With two gorgeous staterooms and two heads she is perfect for a couple with room for friends and family to join in the fun. With her full keel and 5’6” draft she is ideal in the Bay and Bahamas and safe to cross oceans and venture far! With her cutter rig and divided sail plan and of course all the mechanical advantages of in-boom furling and power winches she is so easy to sail. Her displacement of just over 35K lbs and ballast of 13,500 lbs makes her comfortable and stable with sail area to drive her easily. The Cabo Rico 45 is a great boat.

There really are not a great number of really wonderful blue water sailboats and this Cabo Rico 45 is one of them. She’s a pedigreed design by William Crealock built in Costa Rica by CR Marine which started with the Cabo Rico 38 in 1977. Cabo Rico, CR Marine is recognized for their continuous production of Cabo Rico since those great days of ocean going sailboats. The same family of highly skilled and dedicated craftsmen have been building these boats by hand for over 40 years. All the parts are sourced in the US except the famous Cabo Rico Teak grown especially for the factory. CR Marine is still in business building power yachts as well as sailboats. The build quality is robust and seaworther. The workmanship is excellent. The boat is built for the demands of the sea. Cabo Rico is surely among the very best blue water boats! The Cabo Rico 45 is particularly idea for a cruising couple.

This is a very special offering indeed! Kalista is a 2001 Cabo Rico 45 originally built by CR Marine for a very experienced sailor who knew exactly what he wanted. It took three years to build the boat. This lifetime sailor was building his dream boat and knowing this was the last sailboat he got everything he had ever dreamed of including in-boom furling mainsail, furling headsails, electric winches, water maker, bow thruster, solid ground tackle and windlass, Espar diesel heat, entertainment systems, and top of the line electronics and communications. And inside she is gorgeous….I mean really really beautiful. She has a special interior with a Herreshoff white and varnished teak. She is light and bright inside and really rare and special.

Kalista took so long to build that she was not even launched until 2007 and her first owners took her to the Bahamas and then just one trip to the Caribbean, back to Bermuda and home to Annapolis. Her second owner was a lucky sailor too. And he has maintained her and cared for her as the piece of art that she is. Kalista is special with many custom features and every comfort. It is quite wonderful that the custom dinette converts to a huge double berth so that you can sleep seven in comfort if you want.

Just Some of the Highlights include:

  • Mast height at 63’ is ICW compatible!

  • Draft at 6’6” for wonderful Bahamas and Offshore Ocean adventures

  • Two beautiful staterooms and two heads

  • Forward stateroom with island queen berth and ensuite head with stall shower

  • Aft cabin quest cabin with second head and shower

  • Custom Wave Stopper hard dodger

  • Beautiful teak interior with incredible joinery

  • In Boom furling mainsail and furling headsails

  • Electric Lewmar winches

  • Yanmar Turbo Diesel with 4800 hours and new engine mounts

  • Bow thruster marriage saver

  • Big tough rub rail with SS striker

  • Robust ground tackle for super security with big Rocna anchor and lots of chain

  • New standing rigging in 2013

  • New running rigging 2013

  • Complete navigation and communication systems with AIS and SSB

  • Great power design with 12volt systems and solar and wind power generation and a big alternator

  • Wind generator

  • Solar panels

  • Spectra water maker

  • Espar hydronic diesel heater

This boat is easy to sail, safe and comfortable; elegant beyond your dreams she is a cruising yacht of the highest caliber! With her pedigree of Cabo Rico and the care she has had, she is an absolutely beautiful yacht for the most discriminating blue water enthusiast. If you are looking for a high caliber cruising sailboat you may have just found her. Kalista will not disappoint. Call now before someone buys her.

Yacht Name: Kalista
Builder: Cabo Rico
Model: Cutter 45
Year: 2001
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Location: Chesapeake City, DE
Asking Price: $315,000
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Hull Material: Fiberglass
Length: 45'
Beam: 13' 2"
Draft: 5' 6"
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