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Rival 32

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9.70m (31'10")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 29hp, Yanmar 3HM 35FW (1991)

South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Peter Brett
Builder Marine Construction
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 140.0 ltr (30.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 06/12/2011


Engine 1 x Diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3HM 35FW (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

New £5000 engine fitted in 1991
Refurbished in 1999
New Engine Mounts 2011
Engine last serviced in March 2018
Gearbox Serviced in March 2018
Fuel Tanks cleaned in March 2018


LOA 9.70m (31'10")
LWL 7.49m (24'7")
Beam 2.99m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.46m (4'9")
Draft Max 1.46m (4'9")
Displacement 5,300kg (11,686.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Seldon Aluminium spars (1976) with stainless steel standing rigging (2004)


Mainsail Olsen - Slab (1999) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Olsen - Furling (1999)
Other sails Storm Jib (2005)
Trysail (2005)

New Furler Fitted 2015
Sails, Sprayhood and Dodgers cleaned and refurbished in 2017

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Hull was professionally stripped back and epoxied in 2005
Last Antifouled in March 2018
She is lifted out for the winter bi-annually
All gas installations checked and serviced Gas Safe Certificate issued May 2018


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick

Bengco Charcoal Heater fitted 2009

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR + Kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Rival 32 is a solid traditional cruiser, with longish fin keel and skeg hung rudder. The Rival 31, 32 and 34 are very similar, all being very well respected as seagoing cruisers. Many Rivals have made long ocean passages including the 32.
Her high, full bow makes her dry and sea kindly and the long fin keel and substantial skeg give her good manners under sail.

There is an active Rival Owners Association.

This example has been in the same ownership since 2000 with many crossings to France. She has clearly been looked after and upgraded over the years.
She benefits from a stripped back hull which was professionally re-epoxied in 2005 and found in good order in her last Survey in 2011
This is a Yacht that will be an ideal purchase for a family or crew who wish to sail in a safe and spacious design without spending a great deal of money on a newer vessel. Having just been serviced, sails refurbished and anti-fouled she is ready to sail away, and if looked after will remain a solid investment.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Rival 32 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Dartmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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