36' Cabo Rico Tiburon - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-13-2006 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
36' Cabo Rico Tiburon

Hi there, my wife and I have spied a 36' Cabo Rico Tiburon for sale and her lines and spacious interior has really caught our attention.
We are from new zealand and are unfamiliar with this design.
Can anyone share their thoughts on this yacht with us?
We are looking for a boat to take us across oceans and live aboard.
How well does she sail?
Are there any common problems that are associated with these yachts? teak decks?
I have so far not found any reviews? Can any one point me in the right direction?
It has a perkins 4-107 40hp any comments?

Grateful for any help
kirstindally is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 09-14-2006
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0


The Tiburon 36 was a Bill Crealock design. His office might help you. Info on the 'Net indicates that the design was later morphed into the Cabo Rico 38.
There may be a review of the Cabo Rico 38 that would give you some idea about construction quality.

dustdevil38 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-16-2006
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0

I made my first offshore passage on a Tiburon 36, STARPATH. I sailed with the owner from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagoes, then on to Ixtapa/Ziahuat and on to peurto Vallerta. As I recall we made fairly decent progres on the passage, but she was no speed demon. She was however a sturdy and seakindly boat full keel and ketch rig. When winds piped up to gale force, she stood up well and handled better. We lost the auto pilot midway and had pleanty of hand steering and in hindsight I believe she tracked well. I know the owner had previously had problems with the hull deck joint which were solved, as well as the teak deck, which I belive were pulled, filled and renewed with teak set with adhesives. When I arrived at the boat it was in drydock having just affected repairs on the rudder around the post.
As to layout, I liked the pilot berth, and the aft cabin was fine for a 36ft boat. Engine access was good to starboard and forward, but I think it took some doing to get into the port side. The companionway to the aft cabin was basically a crawl through, with the alternative being a hatch opening just aft of the mizzen, which was nice for popping your head out to check on things. I really liked this boat, but keep in mind I am looking back on her to a time when I had very little experience several years ago, and I may be sporting rose tinted glasses...

Good luck!

geo is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-15-2017
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Re: 36' Cabo Rico Tiburon

We sailed a Tiburon 36 (hull #10) from ALaska to New Zealand, taking 6 years, living aboard 7 years. We had never sailed, it was learn as you go operation, and she took excellent care of us. Sold her in NZ in 1999 due to health issues but intended circumnavigation. You will not regret it!

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cabo Rico fans Annapolissailor General Discussion (sailing related) 10 10-24-2013 10:21 AM
Cabo Rico Bob Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 02-16-2012 01:33 PM
Cabo Rico Tiburon in Puget Sound? NoDragons Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 02-25-2008 02:37 PM
Cabo Rico/Tiburon 36 bntube247 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 09-21-2006 11:35 AM
The Cabo Rico 40 Micca Hutchins Buying a Boat Articles 0 10-07-1999 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome