56' CABO RICO 56 (2003) "SOFIA"
VESSEL LOCATION: PORTSMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND.
"Sofia" (previously Madrina) took 2nd in class in the 2005 Trans Pacific Yacht Race. She was originally commissioned brand new by Dick Simon, including onsite collaboration with the designer Bill Crealock at the Cabo Rico yard in Costa Rica. The custom specs included a 5 foot taller mast, with the rigging engineered by the designer to accommodate.
They also installed an extremely high output watermaker, compressor for dive tanks, etc. If purchased through Dick Simon Yachts, the sale will include the $20,000 custom spinnaker sail built by Ullman Sails in Newport Beach , CA., which Dick still has in storage in Dana Point, CA.
The sail has, "Patriot" on it. It was only used once, for the Trans Pac, and has been in off-boat storage since 2007. Dick sold the boat to the current owner, who moved it to the East Coast. Please call Dick for the build history and great stories about the Trans Pac and cruising in Mexico.
PLEASE CONTACT BROKER (AND ORIGINAL OWNER) DICK SIMON ABOUT THIS LISTING
Cabo Rico Yachts have launched the first two of their spacious 56 foot sailing yachts-- now the largest yachts in their range of offshore world cruisers. Their naval architecture is similar in most respects to the Cabo Rico 42 including a safe and strong full keel of modest draft and our well proven balanced full flow yet keel supported rudder. Interior accommodations are for either two large or three smaller sleeping cabins, an exceptionally large main salon, two heads and a truly unique aft shower or boat maintenance room. This yacht is intended for true live-aboard use and is designed, constructed and equipped accordingly.