SAFARI is one of the impressively-built Mark Ellis
designed Cabo Rico Northeast 400 Motorsailers. These unique vessels
have proven to provide 8 knot trawler speeds under power with their
100 hp Yanmar diesels, and high performance under sail, easily
reaching 7- 9 knots. This unusual speed for a motorsailer is due to
her long waterline, fine entry forward, cutaway forefoot and flat
sections aft. The Cabo Rico Northeast 400 really does it all well. She
has one of the largest interiors found in a 40 footer, is built to
very high standards, is handsome with a lovely sheer, has a deep and
safe cockpit and walkways, heavy duty hardware, and two staterooms
with a luxurious owner's cabin forward with a queen berth, and masses
of storage. The guest cabin is designed as an office, library or
second cabin for one. In short, she makes a supremely comfortable
liveaboard cruiser which is able, dry and stiff as a sailor.
What makes SAFARI special? Since 2010-2017, her
owners have spent well over $250,000 in upgrades. Please note all of
her improvements: New standing rigging, New Simrad-B&G networked
electronics ($35,000), New Awlgripped hull and spars, New ultrasuede
berth cushions, New epoxied bottom, one New fuel tank, New 2017
batteries, rebuilt Balmar alternator, New inverter-charger, New S/S
wire double lifelines, New bimini top, New electric Lewmar 44 S.T.
sheet winches, New sails and more.
Our office believes there is really nothing left to improve upon.
With her Schaefer roller furling main and 150% genoa, she is easily
handled by a couple. Who needs to go to the "dark side" when
you can still enjoy many years of sailing, all the while powering at
trawler speeds. The builder in Costa Rica called to report that these
vessels offer much better visibility than other PH Motorsailers as
they sail flat, they are stiff as well, and can handle 20 knots
without having to reef. One does not have to leave the cockpit to sail
this vessel. Please note that a new boat price starts at $650,000.
Please come and inspect this well maintained Motorsailer. Take
advantage of this owner's necessary change of plans; an owner who has
had decades of owning many special vessels, all kept in first class condition.
Annie Gray is a longstanding YBAA member, offering 43 years of experience in assisting clients in the purchase or sale of high quality yachts of distinction. Please call Annie at 207-363-7997 or on her cell at 603-498-3450