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1999 Cabo Rico Northeast 400

Nuevo Nayarit, Mexico


The Northeast 400 is a Mark Ellis design, built by Cabo Rico Yachts to a very high standard. This is a true motor sailor with good performance under sail & trawler like performance under power. She is fast, fun, easy to sail and and motors extremely well.

 She has a large cockpit that can be easily entered from the dock or from the dingy via the swim platform through the transom door. The cockpit is on the same level as the main salon and is entered via sliding doors to make entertaining a delight. 

“Aurora” has been constantly maintained and upgraded and will prove to be a good purchase as these vessels hold their value very well through the years.  The 400 NE is rarely found on the market. Included with this beautiful vessel are a pair of nice inflatable kayaks, Diving equipment, dishes, pots pans, Honda gen and numerous spares ready for cruising.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Cabo Rico
Model: Northeast 400
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42 ft
Beam: 13'8 ft
Max Draft: 4'1 ft
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2 UTE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 100hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Hours: 2,800
Cruising Speed: 7 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 220 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Motorsailers


Robert Kupps
Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service


Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service
Paradise Village Marina
Nuevo Vallarta, MX

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Forward of Aurora is an island double berth in the owners cabin, the top of which lifts with gas cylinders to provide enormous storage. A large hanging locker, a linen locker, open lockers, bookshelves and drawers provide exceptional storage in the forward cabin. The large head with shower and storage has a dual entrance to the owners stateroom as well as a separate entrance to the rest of the boat. The library/den features a love seat that can be used as a second stateroom. There is a writing desk, cabinets, a standing liquor locker and a large book storage above. The library/den is the signature of the Northeast 400 and is a very attractive and well thought out addition. In the main salon the dining table sits midship between the two large settees.  “Aurora’s” large main salon has 360-degree visibility. The inside helm can keep you out of inclement weather with a custom walnut dinette table for two. The galley features a deep double stainless steel sink, Corian countertops and ample storage. 






  • Stove: Force 10, 4 Burner Propane with Oven
  • Refrigerator/Freezer: Sea Frost Engine Driven with separate Sea Frost Shore Assist 110V System
  • Sink: Double
  • Water System: Pressure
  • Microwave: New
  • Other: All Dishes, Pots, Pans, etc. 



Electronics and Navigation Equipment
  • VHF: Standard Horizon with AIs Transmitter
  • B&G Zeus 2 Navigation MFD System, Inside and Outside Helm, New 2023
  • B&G Triton 2 instruments, Inside and Out (5 total), New 2023
  • Radar: B&G Halo 20 plus, New 2023
  • Autopilot: Robertson AP300X, Inside and Outside Helm
  • B&G Forward Scan System
  • Stereo: CD, Bluetooth System, New 
  • Bose Speakers in Salon and Cockpit


Electrical System
  • Batteries: New Start and Solar Installed 2023, 450 amp hours House. 125 amp Hours Start
  • Solar Panel: 150 watt on Stern
  • Inverter/Charger: Xantrex 2000 watt 
  • New LED Interior Lights
  • Generator: Honda 2000 watt, Gas, Lightly Used
  • Power Shore Cord: Marinco  30 and 50 amp with Adaptor
  • Heating System: Webasto 
Mechanical Equipment
  • Bilge Pump
  • Fuel Filters: 2) Racor
  • Propeller: Three blade, Fixed Bronze
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Bow Thruster: Vetus F-50
  • Heater: Webasto
  • Head Type: Vacuflush System




Sails and Rigging
  • Cruise Equipped
  • Roller Furling: Schafer Main and Jib
  • Custom Machined Aluminum Spindle/Worm Gear for Main Furling at Mast
  • 2) 130% Genoa. Re-stitched, new Sunbrella Sun Cover
  • 2) Mast Roller Furling Mainsail with Vertical Battens, Restitched
  • Light Air Gennaker with Sock, Nearly New
  • ATN Tacker
  • Winches: 2) Lewmar 30 Mast Winches
  • Winches: 2) Lewmar 44ST Electric, Primary 
  • Winches: 2) Lewmar 40ST Secondary 
  • Standing and Running Rigging and all Turnbuckles Replaced 2019
  • Boom Brake: Stainless Heinson 
Deck Equipment
  • Anchor: Bruce 15kg on 300 ft 5/16 Chain
  • Anchor: 35 lb. CQR with Chain and Rode
  • Anchor: 12 lb. Aluminum Danforth on Stern with Chain and Rode
  • Lifelines/Stanchions: Double, Replaced 2019
  • Railings: Double Custom 1' Stainless Steel surrounding Cockpit, 2022
  • Stainless Steel Hand Rails on Deck and House
  • Gates: Reinforced Stainless Steel Transom Door Latches
  • Dinghy Davits: Custom Stainless Steel Stern Mounting Lift System
  • Dinghy/Motor: Rowing Gig Harbor on Flotation Tubes with 2 ½ hp Yamaha Outboard on Stern (lightly used)
  • Covers, Cushions and Curtains: Cockpit Bimini and Cushions; Sunbrella Sailing Awing over Entire Cockpit
  • Other: 3) Sunbrella Bean Bags in Cockpit


Safety Equipment
  • Life Raft: Revere 6-person Soft Valise with Sunbrella Cover (needs recertification)
  • MOM Overboard System (needs recertification)
  • Ditch bag with Essentials 
  • EPIRB: ACR 406
  • Lifesling System on Stern Rail


Additional Equipment and Upgrades
  • Upholstery in Den/Office Area, New 2020
  • Kiwi Grip on Decks and House
  • Imron Paint ((2019) on Hull
  • All Windows and Ports are Treated with UV and Sun Blocking Film
  • Dive Tank in Cockpit with 50 ft Hookah System
  • Fishing Gear, Complete, (4) Rods and Reels
  • Skin Diving Gear
  • Numerous Spares, Blocks, Fasteners, Tools, Lines, Fenders, etc.
  • Engine Parts and Spares
Standard Equipment

Northeast 400 Standard Equipment

The standard equipment list is extensive and there ig a reason for this. We have anticipated an owner's desire to spend extensive time aboard. The occasional need to be totally independent of marinas, to plan trips requiring great range and do it quickly in comfort requires the highest quality equipment and the most professional installation, For this reason, the equipment should be incorporated into the initial building. This is economical and presents a complete boat. The result of this conviction is the list of standard equipment which follows :

Cockpit Area

Hinged cockpit transom door  

Full width swim platform

Swim ladder - fits into swim platform

Two completely sealed and self -draining lockers: one for two 10 1b propane tanks, one for outdoor engine gasoline storage or extra propane storage  

Three sculpted seats for cockpit steering

44" Edson wheel

5" Lighted Ritchie chrome pedestal compass

Imron paint pedestal with angled guard, wheel and brake

Cockpit table with folding leaves, grab rails, built-in insulated cooler, and stainless steel foot rests

Hugé port and starboard lockers (large enough for folding bicycles) Single lever engine controls

Engine gauges with start-and-stop switches at both stations

Deck Hardware

 Stainless steel bow sprit with dual anchor rollers

Stainless Steel Hand Rails on Deck and House

 Bow pulpit on bow sprit

 Electric anchor windlass with chain stopper

2nd anchor hawse pipe with split anchor locker

45 1b Bruce anchor or 45 1b CQR with 200' chain

All ports stainless steel

Center opening windshield

Sliding windows in pilothouse    

Stainless dorade over shower in head

Stainless steel stanchions

 Double lifelines and gates (both sides)  Stern pulpit

 All winches in cockpit are self-tailing

 All winch handles are locking (3)

 Two 12" forward mooring cleats

 Two 12" midship cleats

 Two 12" aft mooring cleats

Teak cap rail 

Non-skid on deck and house

Teak hand rails on cabin top and forward house

 All sail handling lines lead to cockpit

Custom Freeman windows - tempered glass

Pilot house step to cabin top (2)

Under Water Configuration

Modern high-lift modified wing keel draws only 4' 10"

Low resistance, swept back skeg protects prop and rudder

Three bladed propeller

Balanced low drag rudder with skeg


Stainless steel wire rigging. Only two color coded lines - set reefs and furls thru cabin tunnel thru stoppers to sheet winch

Mast height 52 feet

Mast, boom and spreaders are white Imron Paint

Sail handling includes genoa furling, all sheets led aft and color coded

Foredeck flood light

Solid vang


12 volt system throughout

Four batteries

Two master battery switches

110 volt system with 50' shore power cord and 110 volt outlets throughout

All interior, exterior and running lights

100 hp Yanmar fresh water cooled diesel engine

Two 75 gallon fuel tanks (150 gal. total) , two electric fuel gauges and dual

Racor filters and Cabo Rico's "Easy Pump" tank clean out system

Two 110 gallon water tanks (stainless steel with baffles and access ports)

 55 gallon waste holding tank with Y valve, vented loop and overboard discharge

 Inside steering station with compass, controls and chart table

All wiring is color coded and tin tipped throughout, with heat shrink ends  Windshield wiper for inside steering and washdown

Electric bilge pump with float switch

Manual bilge pump

 80 amp hour alternator


 Choice of Den, Bed/ sitting room or Guest cabin amidships interior teak is finished with six coats of satin varnish

All cabin soles are teak and holly, finished in satin varnish

All doors and cupboards are solid teak with solid frames    

Overhead panels are removable to access wiring, etc .

5" foam cushions in main cabin, 6" foam cushions in stateroom

Teak ceilings and cedar lined hanging lockers in owner' s cabin

Island double bunk in owners cabin, top of which lifts with gas cylinders to provide enormous storage

Double handing lockers, large drawers and aircraft-type lockers provide exceptional storage in forward cabin

Scalloped ceramic sink in head/ shower enclosure

Dust bin in cabin sole

Galley is equipped ag following :

Double sinks of bright polished stainless steel

All counter tops are Corian (Sierra Sandstone)

Hot and cold pressure water

 12 gallon stainless steel hot water tank - engine and 110v

  Force 10 3 -burner propane stove with oven and broiler

 Extensive counter tops, lockers, shelves, spice racks, garbage bin, dry food locker and large pantry-size locker for cans and bottles  Refrigeration with separate freezer opening (4" insulation)

Extraordinary ventilation and lighting with 8 . 5' headroom     

Flip-up galley extension

Large inside wet locker

Two 6' 2" x 34" bunks in pilothouse

Harvest type table with drawers, leaves and opening top with storage below

Bookshelves in stateroom and saloon (2 in each)

Entire sole removes for total access to engine, filters, systems

 Three 5' fire extinguishers

 Three fenders and six dock lines



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Contact Information
Mobile In Mexico 044 (322)779 7526
U.S. Line to Mexico  1 (619) 488-4428