Southern Star | Cabo Rico 56' 2004

Fort Lauderdale

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Yacht Name: Southern Star
Builder: Cabo Rico
Model: Aft Cockpit
Year: 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Hull Material: Fiberglass

"Jamma" is a 56' Cabo Rico, fully outfitted for worldwide cruising. She is in near-perfect condition, spotless, professionally maintained and appears to be much newer than her actual years. Included in her inventory: Leisurefurl Mainsail with electric halyard winch Maxpower retractable bow thruster Electric Anderson primary winches Electric Anderson secondary winches and main sheet winch Raymarine e165 HybridTouch display (2015) New 6 man Liferaft (2016) New Canvas Cockpit enclosure (2016) New Alcantara upholestry in dusty blue suede (2016) 125 HP Yanmar with only 1200 hours Redundant electronics Three units of Cruisair AC Balmar generator ... and pages more

Beam: 15 ft 8 in
LWL: 42 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 51300 lbs
Ballast: 18750 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1200
Engine Power: 125 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (267 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (320 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (97 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


"Jamma" boasts two large staterooms and two heads, perfect for "two couple" cruising.  Her solid teak interior finish is striking, as is the case for all Cabo Rico Yachts.  No veneers means that it can always look great, as dings and scratches can be removed. Included is a large sea galley, workshop/machinery room, commodious salon, and a dedicated navigator's area.

  • (2016)  Alcantara Upholstery throughout boat
  • Three zone AC:  (2) 12,000 BTU Cruisair Reverse Cycle AC units and (1) 16,000 BTU Cruisair Reverse Cycle unit
  • SMXir controls for the Cruisair AC
  • Cantalupi lighting
  • Cabin fans throughout
  • Gas assisted hi-low pedestal for main salon table.  Table leaves open to change it from cocktail table size to dining table size.
  • Locking floor hatches for bluewater passages
  • Hidden valuable storage in Owner's stateroom
  • Safe in Owner's stateroom
  • Samsung HDTV in salon
  • Surround sound system by Apple integrated with home theater and Bose Speakers
  • Sirius XM radio
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD player in salon
  • Bose speakers


Unusually spacious C-shaped sea galley with copious amounts of counter space and storage.  Cream white Corian countertops, hardwood faced drawers and high galley fiddles.  Safety bar in front of oven, wine glass, bowl, and plate storage built in.  Overall a magnificent galley!

  • Technautics Cool Blue holding plate refrigeration and freezer.  Very well insulated with double gasketed lids and positive closing latches.  Front-opening door for refrigeration side
  • Gas assisted lifting shocks for refrigeration and freezer lids
  • Spectra 12v 17gph watermaker
  • Moonstone double sinks on center-line
  • Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven
  • Propane sniffer and gas control panel
  • Trash compactor
  • Microwave oven
  • Manual fresh and saltwater foot pumps
  • Large pantry

Electronics and Navigation

Fully equipped for bluewater cruising.  Redundancy has been very important to the owner.

  • Icom Model 602 VHF radio
  • Icom Model 502 VHF radio
  • Raymarine IP70 Multifunction display (2015) at cockpit and nav station.  Works with the e165.
  • Raymarine e165 HybridTouch GPS/radar/plotter (2015):  communicates with the navigation table by iPad.  With C Map Charts
  • (2) Raystar 120 GPS antennae on Edson radar pole
  • Raymarine 320 color plotter at nav station with selector switch
  • C Map charts
  • Simrad AP20 Autopilot w/ hydraulic ram, fluxgate compass and control head
  • Simrad AP22 Autopilot w/ hydraulic ram, fluxgate compass and control head 
  • The autopilots are fully independent
  • Icom SSB Model 802 w/AT-170 auto tuner
  • Pactor modem with cable and line isolator ( through SSB)
  • KVH Immarsat C antenna
  • Wifi 
  • Epirb (2016)

Deck, Cockpit and Hull

All fiberglass non-skid deck, easily walked.  High bulwarks for safety, with high and securely fitted stanchions. 


  • Broad stemhead fitting for carrying two anchors at ready
  • Twin Muir 3500 electric vertical windlasses, each with up and down foot switches
  • Chain stoppers for both windlasses
  • 75# CQR anchor with 200 feet of 7/16" chain and rode
  • 66# Spade anchor with 100 feet of 7/16" chain and rode
  • Anchor lockers (2)


  • Spacious and deep aft cockpit
  • Bimini top with connector
  • Dodger with EZ2CY windows and stainless steel grab bar
  • Full canvas enclosure for cockpit (added 2016)
  • Sundowner mesh curtain for aft part of cockpit
  • Cockpit cushions - closed cell foam
  • Canvas pedestal cover
  • Teak opening table in cockpit with full cover
  • Sheet fall bin on starboard side to keep lines neat
  • Padeye for hooking harness
  • Bose speakers in cockpit


  • (2016) Achilles Roll Up dinghy - Used Once!
  • (2016) Revere 4 man Offshore Liferaft
  • 7 Goiot reversible deck hatches with screens
  • Stainless steel grabrails
  • 12 polished New Found Metals stainless steel opening ports with screens 
  • Canvas covers for all hatches
  • Caribbean awning
  • Companionway doors with screens
  • Two Edson outboard mounts
  • Two stern seats, port and starboard on aft pushpit
  • Horseshoe ring 
  • Docklines and fenders
  • Swim ladder at stern


Modified full keel design with reduced wetted surface area.  Designed hull speed of 8.74 knots.  Vinylester resin hull construction with Core-Cell foam core above the waterline.  545 Epoxy primer on bottom.  Bottom painted May 2017. Sizable molded-in rubrail with stainless striker port and starboard. 


Sails and Rigging

Smartly set up for a couple to handle easily, or even a singlehander.  Spars are non-electric, but employ electric winches.  In case of electrical or mechanical problems, all sail functions can be performed manually.   Powerful cutter rig sail plan.  Sail Area/Displacement ratio is 17.35.

Unique sailplan with three headsails.  A large roller furling (but not roller reefing) light-air Code Zero rig is furthest forward.  The sail has a positive roach like a spinnaker, but furls like a genoa.  A conventional genoa is next and, behind that, a staysail for heavy winds.  Sail Inventory:  Mainsail, 135% Genoa, Staysail, Code Zero reacher, Storm Trysail.  All sails were sent to Sail Loft in June 2017 for maintenance and inspection.

  • Leisure Furl boom furling mainsail
  • ProFurl N152 Genoa furling system
  • ProFurl LC142 staysail furling system
  • ProFurl Code Zero L52 furler for cruising spinnaker
  • Electric Anderson 68 Primary winches
  • Electric Anderson 52 Main sheet winch
  • Electric Anderson 46 Main furling winch
  • Electric Anderson 58 Secondary winches
  • Hydraulic Boom Vang with safety bar
  • Whisker pole
  • Masthead tricolor and strobe
  • Spreader and foredeck lights
  • No Strike lightening protection
  • Spare halyards
  • Flag halyards
  • Storm trysail track
  • Split backstay
  • Harken block and tackles for all line handing
  • Sheet stoppers and on mast and at cockpit
  • Forward sail locker with bins

Electrical Systems

"Jamma" is set up for US or International voltages.  She is primarily a 110vac vessel, however she has a 220v battery charger and connection to allow her to charge at a 220v/50 cycle dock.

  • Six 2.1v 1500 ah batteries (1500 ah at 12.6v)
  • One 12v engine/generator start battery
  • One 12v dedicated electronics battery
  • Four Winds towed water generator w/ stainless down-rigger
  • Two 80 watt solar panels
  • Ferris multi-source regulator for solar and water generators
  • Xantrex Trucharge 220vAC/50 hz battery charger
  • Xantrex Freedom SW 3012 110vAC/60 hz battery charger and 3 kw inverter (2014)
  • Xanbus SCP inverter/charger control panel (2014)
  • Link 2000 battery monitor
  • Balmar AP750 DC generator with 450 hours
  • Balmar high output alternator
  • Balmar MC612 Smart regulator
  • Two Charles Isolation transformers for 220v 
  • Two 30 amp shore power cords
  • Dual Shore power inlets available both fore and aft

Mechanical Systems

Amazing machinery room aft to port.  Easy, centralized access to pumps, compressors, watermaker, and generator.  

  • MaxPower retractable bow thruster with joystick control at helm
  • Yanmar 125hp engine with only 1200 hours
  • MaxProp 3 blade feathering prop
  • Edson single lever control
  • New cutlass bearing (2017)
  • Engine fuel priming pump
  • Priming pump for water tanks (2016)
  • Oil change system for engine and generator
  • Racor fuel filters with "switch on the fly" setup
  • Manual clean out tubes for each fuel tank
  • Fuel Polishing system
  • Sea Fire fire suppression system for Engine and Generator compartments
  • Grego Hydromatic Strainers fore and aft
  • Raritan Atlantis electric head for owner's stateroom
  • Blake Victory manual head in guest/day head
  • Wema gauges on holding tanks
  • Waste macerator pump-out system for both holding tanks
  • One manual bilge pump
  • Three automatic bilge pumps
  • Bilge pump counter/monitor
  • Gray water tank with primary and backup discharge pumps


Length: 56'
Beam: 15' 8
Draft: 6' 6
Power: 125HP
Engine Hours: Lori Goldstein