Cabo Rico Yachts
has a history that stands alone in the yachting industry. Years ago, the idea for Cabo Rico was born in a San Jose, Costa Rica assembly plant for British Leland Motors. It was in 1965 that the company started building boats in the corner of the British Leyland assembly plant. John Schofield, a yachter, admired the talent and hard work that was shown by the Costa Rican people. Today, Costa Rican workers continue to produce boats for Cabo Rico, using plantation-grown teakwood and fiberglass. Cabo Rico has its headquarters and a staff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cabo Rico builds two lines of sailboats: cruising sailboats from 73 feet to 49 feet in overall length, and Cambria cruising/racing sailboats from the Cambria 40 to Cambria 52. The Cabo Rico models offer a pilothouse version and a center cockpit version. Sailing Magazine named the Cabo Rico 42 as one of the top 10 sailboats in the world. Cabo Rico produces 34/36, 40/42, 42 Pilot, 45/47, 47 Pilot, and 54/56-foot cruising designs along with Cambria 40, 44, 46, 48 cruiser/racers, Northeast 400 and 450 motorsailers, and Chase 38 Sport fishing yacht.An interesting bit of trivia: In the popular 80's TV show Miami Vice, a 38-foot Cabo Rico was used in the pilot episode. The boat was called the St. Vitus Dance and it was the home of the main character, Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and his pet alligator Elvis. The Cabo Rico was only seen in the pilot episode and an Endeavour was used for the rest of the show.