Rival 36 for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

£43,000 GBP

General information
Rival 36
Sail boat for sale
£43,000 GBP
Price comment
Fully loaded blue water cruiser in great condition
Name of boat
Paramour de Mer
Peter Brett
Length overall
10.97 metres
Length waterline
8.28 metres
3.38 metres
1.50 metres
6,464 kg
GRP hull with lead Scheel ballast keel
Winged Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Rival 36

The Rival 36 was the last of the Rival designs to be drawn by Peter Brett, the man responsible for creating the Rival brand and its iconic reputation as a robust reliable cruiser. Built by Southern Boatbuilding Company there were a total of 78 hulls produced in the class. Paramour is No 50.

'Paramour de Mer' was built for the Southampton Boat Show in 1988 at a time when the Company was trying to get into the N American market. She has the Lead Scheel Keel, and Mk2 Layout, Tall mast (+5’), Saloon bulkhead teak posts and much larger gas locker. She is offered for sale with a sizeable inventory highlights of which are:

Scheel keel.

Taller US-Spec sloop rig.

Preventative epoxy treatment applied to underwater hull (2003 & 2013)

Topsides painted with Awlgrip two-pack paint system (2013).

Standing rigging replaced fully in 2015.

Down wind Tradewind rig, with twin headsails.

Extensive sail wardrobe including storm sails.

Monitor windvane system

Air Breeze wind generator

Solar Panels

Water Maker

Bow Thruster

In commission and offered in sail away condition she is ready to set off on a blue water adventure with her next owner.

Lying in the Oban area she is available for viewing by prior arrangement.



Single piece, hand consolidated, heavyweight GRP moulding.

External bolt-on lead ballast Scheel keel.

Skeg hung rudder.

Moulded GRP sheer strake.

Moulded toerail with teak capping rail.

Preventative epoxy treatment applied below the waterline in 2003. A further two coats of epoxy applied in 2013 after antifouling removal.

Topsides finished externally in Awlgrip two-pack white paint in 2013.


Single piece, deck, cockpit and coachroof moulding.

Hand consolidated, heavy weight GRP moulding.

Non-slip Treadmaster panels epoxied to deck in 2013.

Moulding finished in original off-white gelcoat.

Lewmar Alloy framed portlights and deck hatches.

Teak grabrails running length of coachroof.

Teak slats on cockpit seat tops.


Designed for offshore cruising the Rival 36 was drawn with a moderate sail plan. 'Paramour de Mer' benefits from having been with a US rig giving an additional 5’ of mast height, increasing sail area and improving light airs performance.

Deck stepped, masthead sloop rig.

All spars by Kemp/Selden, silver anodised alloy with cast end fittings.

New boom 2006 with uprated Selden Gooseneck.

Standing rigging of 1x19, 8mm stainless steel with chromed bronze rigging screws. Standing rigging and bottle screws replaced in 2015.

Selden roller reefing systems for Genoa.

Temporary forestay and highfield lever for attachment to either stemhead fitting or plate under bollard in foredeck.

Slab reefing mainsail, reefing lines at mast. 3 reefs.

Twin spinnaker poles for twin headsail – Tradewind rig.

Dedicated trysail track fixed to aft side of mast with Ronstan cars.

Mast steps fitted at masthead.

Mast mounted radar reflector.

Mast Clutches for all halyards

Additional Genoa tracks on deck to allow Blade Jib (full height, no overlap) and storm jib to be sheeted inside shrouds for better upwind performance in heavy weather.


Permanently rigged boom preventer.



All winches were stripped and serviced during the winter 2018/19

Primary Winches - 2 x Lewmar 46ST, two speed.

Secondary Winches - 2 x Lewmar 16ST, two speed.

Companionway Halyard Winch - 1 x Lewmar 16, two speed.

Mast Halyard Winches - 3 x Lewmar 16, one speed main/two speed genoa.

Mast Reefing Winch - 1 x Lewmar 8, single speed.


Mainsail - White Dacron. Fully battened, Slab reefing with 3 reefs. Owen Sails. (2013)

Roller Reefing Genoa – Hi-Tech Cloth with Red UV stripe. Roller reefing. Owen Sails. (2009)

Blade Jib – Hi tech Cloth with Red UV stripe. Roller reefing. Mouse Sails. (2006)

Storm Jib – Orange Dacron. Owen Sails (2003)

Storm Trysail – Orange Dacron Owen Sails (2003)

Spinnaker – Red/Yellow very lightly used. Crusader Sails (2006)

Cruising Chute – Red/white/blue Relling Sails (1988)

Roller Furling Genoa - for Tradewind (twin headsail) rig Relling Sails (2008)

Various other sails not usually carried on board are also available.


Sprayhood - Red canvas with window panel forward. On stainless frame. (2013)

Mainsail Cover – Stone coloured canvas, stack pack type cover. Owen Sails. (2013)


Hatch Covers

Full Boat Sun Cover


Main Anchor – 20 Kg Rocna on 60m, 8mm calibrated chain rode.

Kedge Anchor - 45lb CQR on chain and warp rode.

Stern Anchor – 10Kg Brittany.

Windlass - Lofrans Tigres electric windlass (2002)

Mooring Warps – Extensive Selection, anchor strops etc. etc.

Fenders – Extensive Selection stored in lazarette.


Of a conventional design. The deck has the raised cockpit superstructure confined to the centre of the boat. Side decks run the length of the boat between the coachroof edge and moulded toerail.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.

Stainless steel, deck mounted, stanchions supporting stainless steel guardwires.

Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers.

Panama style fairleads forward.

Clear foredeck with mooring cleats and large S/S bollard outboard.

Self-draining anchor locker below deck level accessed through large lockable opening hatch.

Anchor windlass mounted within locker.

Teak grabrails running length of coachroof.

Moulded coamings around cockpit providing protection

Bench seating in cockpit port and starboard with bench across aft end.

Teak slats on cockpit seat tops.

Teak cockpit sole grating

Varnished teak tiller secured to rudder stock at aft end of cockpit.

Teak Cockpit table

Folding stainless steel Bimini frame


Depth Sounder 1 – Stowe

Depth Sounder 2 – NASA Clipper at chart table

Log – NASA Clipper with repeater at chart table

Wind - Raymarine ST60+

GPS - NASA Clipper repeater in cockpit

GPS – 2x Garmin GPS128, mounted at chart table, fully independent.

Plotter – Raymarine C80 Classic, deck head mounted in way of chart table.

Radar - Furuno 1623 with mast mounted 2kw radome.

VHF - Icom ICM-504 DSC VHF with cockpit speaker

Handheld VHF - Icom

SSB – Icom M801E with auto-tuner in Lazarette to backstay aerial

Pactor Modem for SSB email offshore

AIS - NASA Clipper AIS engine, receiver only.

Autopilot - Raymarine ST4000+

Navtex – Clipper


Freshwater System – Pressurised hot/cold system with outlets at galley and heads. Shower in heads with teak gratings over sump with electric pump discharge. Calorifier (2018) with 240v immersion heater under cockpit locker. Also manual f/w pump at galley.

Watermaker – Spectra 5Gph 12v watermaker under settee berth aft of main bulkhead.

Water Tank - TekTank rigid plastic keel tank (2017) 45Gall. With gauge.

Heating - Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system. 2 outlets. (Replaced 2016).

Galley Stove - Plastimo Neptune, 2 burner, grill and oven cooker. (2006)

Refrigerator - Top loading, Isotherm 12v under bridgedeck 2002.

Heads – Jabsco manual marine toilet, discharging overboard or via holding tank.

Holding Tank - Located under forward berth. Manual discharge overboard or deck suction pump out.

Stereo - Radio/CD with auxiliary input and cockpit speaker.


The main bulkhead with supporting posts, dominates the first impressions as you go below decks. The interior of the boat is constructed in a traditional fashion with joinery work of teak veneered plywood and solid teak trims finished in a satin varnish, maintained to a good standard. Upholstery is Alcantara “Fern Green” with a suede effect.

Description of below deck accommodation from forward:

Forepeak -Two single berths in the traditional V-berth formation with infill section to create double when required. Storage shelves overhead. Access to chain locker provided through opening hatch in forward bulkhead. Bin type locker storage provided under the bunks.

Heads -To port immediately aft of the forpeak, dedicated compartment with door. Compartment constructed from easy clean white formica finished with varnished teak trims. Beam facing Jabsco marine toilet, enamel sink. Opposite the heads a large hanging locker is provided aft, with vanity unit/draws to forward.

Saloon -Occupying the full beam of the boat the saloon spans the area between the main and saloon bulkheads. Centrally mounted teak drop leaf saloon table with bottle storage in central section. L-shaped bench settee with curved ends to port with straight bench settee to starboard. Port settee converts to double. Both settees protected with lee cloths. Above the starboard bunk a pull out pipe cot bunk pulls out when required. Generous storage provided throughout saloon area with lockers below and behind settees and lockers overhead.

Galley -Aft of the saloon bulkhead to port. U-shaped galley with work surfaces along aft ends, cooker mounted on gimbals outboard. Twin stainless steel sinks in work top adjacent to the saloon bulkhead with storage locker under worktop outboard. Coolbox under aft worktop outboard. Crockery and general storage lockers outboard with lockers beneath worktop. Baize lined cutlery drawer and 2 No additional drawers under chart table.

Nav Station -Opposite galley to starboard side of companionway. Large forward facing chart table with chart storage within the table. Dedicated forward facing navigators seat (batteries under). Bosuns drawers aside table. Ships switch panel outboard of seat with navigation instruments, radar display, GPS’s, Prosser electric barometer, AIS, mounted on bulkhead forward.

Quarter Storage area -Extending aft from nav station on starboard side. With shelves/storage cave lockers outboard and large engine access panel . Further storage under the gas locker.


Wind Vane – S/S Monitor wind vane pilot, mounted on transom two vanes and with tiller pilot attachment.

Wind Generator - Air Breeze on S/S post at stern with control panel at chart table.

Solar Panels - x2. Brand new, not currently fitted. Previous panels fitted above bimini.

Manual Bilge Pump - In cockpit.

Electric Bilge Pump - Manual and automatic activation.

Emergency Electric Bilge Pump - Plug in. High volume pump.

Tender - Avon inflatable dinghy. (2006)

Bow Thruster – Vetus 55 (2006).


Liferaft – Plastimo Offshore 6 person valise. Serviced January 2019.

EPIRB - McMurdo 406 MHz. Serviced January 2019

MOB Recovery Sling.

Storm drogues.

Inflatable Horseshoe Buoys.

CO2 Danbuoy.

Gas Alarm.

Fire Blanket.


The engine compartment is located within the box structure forming the bottom of the companionway steps. The box dismantles to provide excellent access around the engine. Further access to the exhaust system and sterngear can be gained through removable panels in the quarter storage area.

Yanmar 3YM30 2006 marine diesel engine installed and commissioned by Yanmar Agent.

30hp at 3600rpm

3cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.

Kansaki mechanical, reversing marine gearbox.

Top end rebuild 2013. Encompassing: decoke, valve grinding, new springs/seals, injector/pump rebuilding and new raw water pump and rebuilding of old as spare.

Single lever morse control fitted.

Traditional shaft type sterngear with PSS seal

3 blade, Brunton Autoprop bronze, folding propeller refurbished at Bruntons 2013.

Stainless steel diesel tank, 180ltrs.

Extensive set of cruising spares for engine.


Engine Battery - 1x 12v, 110Ah lead acid.

Domestic Batteries - 2x 12v. 110Ah lead acid.

Bow Thruster Battery - 1x 12v lead acid.

Solar regulator incorporating battery condition monitor.


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Yanmar 3YM30 2006 marine diesel engine installed and commissioned by Yanmar Agent. 30hp at 3600rpm 3cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Kansaki mechanical, reversing marine gearbox.
Fuel capacity
180 litres
Drinking water capacity
200 litres
This Rival 36 has been viewed 678 times
Broker/Dealer Information

Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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