Kalista | Cabo Rico 45' 2001

Annapolis, MD

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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.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Kalista
Builder: Cabo Rico
Model: Cutter 45
Year: 2001
Location: Annapolis, MD
Asking Price: $315,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass


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.


Length: 45'
Beam: 13' 2
Draft: 5' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 150 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2-TE Turbo
Power: 75 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


The Cabo Rico 45 is a blue water boat designed with headroom of about 6’5” in the salon, two beautiful staterooms, two heads, shall shower in the master, huge galley, comfortable salon, and loads of storage. The famous Cabo Rico teak interior and sumptuous joinery with all the custom features is simply elegant. Many Cabo Rico are all teak below but Kalista has the bright and airy Herreshoff interior with white Formica and plenty of varnished teak. She is a beautiful yacht. The headliner is light creamy fight resistant material with teak battens. The opening stainless steel portlights and overhead stainless steel deck hatches provide wonderful light and ventilation.

The original CR 45 layout is traditional and beautiful and it totally works. The vessel is bright and well ventilated with beautiful built in teak furniture and a traditional teak and holly cabin sole. Starting forward the chain locker is in the bow with the master stateroom with the very sought after island queen berth and ensuite head and stall shower. There is an overhead hatch for ventilation as well as two opening ports. There are cabinets outboard port and starboard as well as two lockers port and starboard cedar lined with lights provide stowage as well as storage underneath the berth and drawers. The ensuite head is large head with a separate stall shower. The head is largely white Formica for ease of cleaning with Corian vanity top and has a large teak cabinet and mirror.

The main salon just aft of the main bulkhead sumptuous with a solid dining table and U shaped settee to port. The large teak table has with built in liquor storage in the center. The dining area converts to a double berth to sleep a total of seven if you bring the family. The straight settee to starboard has a lee cloth to provide a secure sea berth. The elegant cabinetry outboard of the settees provide nice storage. There is well ventilated storage under the berths as well as behind. All the space is accessible for good storage. Several stainless steel opening hatches with screens provide excellent ventilation and there are of course many opening ports and three Calframo fans. There are even dimmers to set the mood lighting and the courtesy lights are really nice also. The ambiance is lovely and pleasing.

The guest cabin aft to port is a complete private cabin with a teak louvered door. There is a hanging locker and cabinetry. It’s a nice private guest cabin and it makes a wonderful sea berth on a passage. The aft head has red and white dome lights and a hatch on opening port for ventilation. It has a standard marine head, Y valve and a sink/shower and teak grate.

The Nav station is just aft of the salon to starboard adjacent the galley. The nav station is a classic sit down forward facing Nav station with a chart table with storage outboard and a cabinet below as well as the chart table itself. It is a proper Nav station and ships office with the electrical breaker panel and all the electronics including Radar, Chart plotter, VHF radio and Icom single side band radio.

The Cabo Rico galley is opposite the nav station on the port side. It is a very, very nice and secure galley that you will enjoy at anchor and at sea. There is everything including the refrigerator with top and side opening, the freezer, propane stove and oven and also a microwave. There is ample counter space and good stowage. It is lovely Corian! It is a large u-shaped galley with an opening port and overhead hatch as well as a fan. Kalista has the additional galley cabinet over the refrigerator/freezer between the salon and the galley which is great storage. With the storage outboard of the stove and also the deep storage under the counter at the bulkhead outboard of the double sinks, there is a tremendous amount of galley storage.

The engine room is under the cockpit behind the companionway with pretty good access. The companionway stairs are removable for access to the large engine room. 

  • Two staterooms two heads
  • Salon with large dinette to port
  • Port dinette converts to double berth
  • One large head with separate stall shower
  • Ensuite master head and stall shower
  • Beautiful teak and white fiberglass Herreshoff interior is light and bright
  • Stainless steel hatches with teak trimmed screens
  • Stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Teak interior and beautiful joinery
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Built in furniture
  • Cedar lined lockers with courtesy lights
  • Formica ceiling panels add light bright feeling
  • Companionway storage and wet locker
  • Teak grate and the bottom of companionway
  • Teak dust catcher
  • Bilges and lockers are painted with two part epoxy clean and smooth
  • Locking floor boards

Creature Comforts:

  • Espar diesel heater!
  • Hard dodger
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Dinghy davit system
  • Nice lazarette on the aft deck space
  • Cockpit shower – hot and cold
  • Robust electric windlass
  • Bow thruster marriage saver
  • Stereo and sound system cockpit speakers
  • Stall shower
  • Beautiful teak screens for all ports and hatches
  • Custom lexan ½” companionway with locking capability from inside
  • Beautiful teak louvered companionway doors (and also solid hatch boards
  • Storage for companionway hatch boards
  • Solid teak louvered doors on each stateroom
  • 12v Calramo fans in each cabin and galley and salon
  • Manuals for all the systems!
  • Book storage



  • Light and bright with opening port and hatch
  • Calframo fans
  • Technautics 12volt refrigeration system
  • Separate freezer compartment
  • Force 10 three-burner propane stove, with oven and broiler
  • Solenoid shut off
  • Safety bar and belt
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Six gallon hot water heater
  • Pressure water with mixing faucet
  • Seagull water filter system
  • Foot pump for fresh filtered water
  • Corian counter tops (eight square feet)
  • Dish storage outboard
  • Under stove storage
  • Flatware drawer
  • Large cabinet over sink
  • Microwave
  • Inverter
  • Two 110v outlets for appliances with GFI
  • Opening hatch and opening port
  • Teak spice rack
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Propane system with two 10lb tanks for stove
  • Fireboy Xintex S-2A propane detector with solenoid switch



  • 150 Gallons water in three fiberglass tanks 60 gallons forward, port and starboard midship tanks are 44 gallons each baffled with inspection/clean out ports
  • Tank tender
  • Standard marine toilets with Y valves and holding tanks
  • One Lectrasan system
  • Forward head has stall shower
  • Aft head has sink/shower and teak grate
  • Sink and Corian vanities in the head
  • Large medicine cabinet
  • Hot water heater 110v and engine
  • Cockpit shower
  • Deck wash system



Complete 12 volt electrical system with, Kyocera solar panels, Wind generator and low amp lights.

12 Volt DC System:

  • House bank: Four Lifeline GPL 1400T 6v batteries (2018)
  • 1 Lifeline GPL 6CT 6v start battering (2018)
  • 2 Lifeline bow thruster batteries (2018)
  • Battery diagram reference sheet
  • Main battery switch with emergency All setting
  • Balmar 120 amp alternator
  • Balmar smart regulator
  • Link 2000 battery monitor system
  • Custom DC Breaker Panel with digital volt meter and amp meter
  • Electric primary winches and mainsail winch
  • Bow thruster
  • International navigation lights
  • Tricolor Light and deck level nav lights
  • Stern light
  • Steaming light
  • Anchor light
  • Technautics 12 v refrigeration system
  • Two electric bilge pumps
  • 12 volt outlets
  • 12 volt fans
  • Cabin lights
  • Courtesy lights
  • Red nav station light
  • Red/white dome lights in the head
  • Engine room light
  • Engine room blower
  • Electric bilge pumps Rule 2000 2018
  • Rule Lo Pro bilge pump; 900 gallons per hour 2018
  • Deck wash down pump
  • Electric windlass
  • Pressure water pump
  • 12 v outlets
  • Inverter/Charger
  • Prosine 2.5/3.0 ACS panel
  • ProSafe FS 30-30 amp galvanic isolator
  • Electrical spares

110 Volt AC System:

  • 120 Volt 30 Amp connection
  • 30 amp shore power cord
  • 110 breaker panel
  • Battery charger/inverter
  • 110v AC outlets

Wind and Solar Power:

  • Four Kyocera 135 WATT panels (540 watts)
  • Atkinson wind and solar monitor and shunt
  • Blue Sky Energy solar boast 3024 IL
  • Kiss Wind Generator



  • Yanmar 4JH3 Turbo 4800 hours
  • Dual Racor filters with pressure gauge and shut off
  • 250 gallons fuel
  • Burns about 11/2 gallons per hour with a range of about 1000 nm
  • Variprop floor-blade feathering prop DF”112 21x13
  • Cruising speed 7.5 knots at 2200 rpm with max speed of 8 knots at 3200 rpm
  • Aqualift muffler
  • Groco seawater strainer
  • Traditional shaft seal
  • Balmar 120 amp alternator
  • Balmar smart regulator
  • Edson single lever engine control
  • Engine instrument panel
  • Engine room blower system
  • Electric oil change pump
  • Raymarine autopilot with remote
  • Engine room lights
  • Vetus Bow Thruster
  • Technautics 12 volt refrigeration


Navigation & Communication

Beautiful forward facing sit down nav station with chart table and complete ships office.

  • Nav station instrument panel
  • Ships electrical panel
  • 12v outlet and 110v outlets
  • Overhead red and white chart table light
  • Chart storage in nav desk
  • 12 volt fan
  • Manuals for all the systems
  • Mast mounted radome
  • GARMIN Color Radar/Chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST60 wind/speed/depth and log
  • Garmin GPSMap 7612 (2017)
  • Garmin integrated AIS (2018)
  • GDL 30/30A marine weather satellite receiver
  • ICOM 710 SSB with ground plate embedded in the hull
  • Pactor III email modern
  • Garmin 210 VHF Radio with full function remote mic in the cockpit
  • Ritchie 5” Globemaster compass binnacle mounted
  • Raymarine ACU-400 autopilot with P7QRS pilot controller under warranty
  • Clock and barometer
  • Masthead windex



  • True cutter, keel stepped mast with single spreader
  • Keel stepped aluminum tapered spar
  • New Standing rigging 2013
  • Two backstays
  • Open turnbuckles
  • Anodized and power coated mast and boom
  • Running rigging is all new in 2013
  • Schaefer boom furling mainsail
  • Dutchman boom break system #750 adjustable in the cockpit
  • Schaefer roller furling on both headsails
  • Mainsail has in boom furling system
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Dutchman boom brake with control line in the cockpit
  • Line stoppers on the cabin house
  • Reefing in the cockpit with in boom Schaefer system and electric winch



  • Primary Sheet winches are electric Lewmar #54 on the coaming
  • Staysail winches cabinhouse Lewmar #40
  • Mainsail electric winch on cabin top Lewmar #48
  • Boom furl Reefing in the cockpit


Sail Inventory

  • Hood Vectran Sails 2009
  • Schaefer boom furling mainsail
  • Genoa 110% headsail on Schaefer 3100 furler
  • Staysail on Schaefer 2100 furler
  • Whisker pole for downwind sailing
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker with a sock
  • Sails inspected and new UV covers on the headsails


Hull & Deck

  • Hand laid solid glass hull
  • Classic Bill Crealock long fin cruising keel with cutaway forefoot
  • Skeg mounted rudder for lateral stability, speed and safety
  • Deck is marine plywood and fiberglass sandwich
  • Keel is external mounted lead ballast (13,500 lbs)
  • Massive teak rub rail with stainless steel striker
  • Marlon seacocks with ball valves
  • Molded non-skid deck surface
  • Teak hand rails
  • Teak cap rail varnished
  • Bow pulpit
  • Double lifelines with boarding gates port and starboard
  • Eight stainless steel oversized mooring cleats
  • Boarding ladder on the stern
  • Deck scuppers
  • Propane locker properly vented
  • Stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Four opening Stainless Steel deck hatches with screens
  • Four dorades with teak boxes and SS guards
  • Deck fills for water and fuel
  • Cabin house with teak eyebrow
  • Stainless steel stern rail with outboard Edson motor mount
  • Davit system for Apex dinghy


Cockpit Details

  • Wave Stopper Hard dodger with hand holds
  • Connector piece to bimini
  • Bimini
  • T shaped cockpit
  • Helm seat stows in locker
  • Edson pedestal steering system with cockpit light and mainsail spreader light
  • Stern ladder from aft deck area
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Teak cockpit table folds to the binnacle
  • Binnacle steering
  • Teak combings you can sit on
  • Teak Cockpit Grate
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Sailing instruments over the companionway
  • Electric winches
  • Excellent winch placement for single handing
  • Two cockpit drains
  • Cockpit lockers
  • Lazarette on the aft deck
  • Covers for deck hatches and for dodger windows and winches


Ground Tackle

  • Double bow roller
  • Chain locker forward
  • Deck washdown system
  • Muir Electric Jaguar horizontal HR3500 windlass
  • Custom stainless steel hawes pipe
  • Primary Bow anchor 88lb Rocna 400' 3/8 chain rode
  • Secondary anchor 44lb Delta 250' 5/8 chain and rode



  • Apex 10’ inflatable (Almost new)
  • 15 HP Mercury outboard (Almost new)
  • Lifting crane for outboard
  • Edson motor mount


Additional Equipment

  • Winslow life raft 2008 (reconditioned)
  • PFDs
  • EPIRB (battery expired)
  • Galerider Drogue
  • MOB pole
  • Jack lines
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Two Rule electric bilge pumps 3700
  • Edson pump 1 gallon per stroke (30 gpm)
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares (may not be current)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Wood plugs
  • Horn
  • CO detector
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Marpole placard
  • No Discharge placard
  • Lee cloth on starboard settees
  • Reefing in the cockpit
  • Sun shade awning
  • Covers for exterior teak