Rival 32 for sale

Ardrossan, United Kingdom

£14,000 GBP

Rival 32
General information
Rival 32
Used sail boat for sale
£14,000 GBP
Peter Brett
Length overall
9.80 metres
Length waterline
7.47 metres
2.95 metres
8,000 kg
Full Keel
Ardrossan, United Kingdom

About this Rival 32


Solid traditional cruiser, Rival 32 built in 1972 by Marine Construction. Encapsulated keel with deck stepped, masthead rig. Inboard Nanni N30 diesel, added in 2013 offers reliability and economy. Crusader, heavy Dacron mainsail with lazy-jack bag, Crusader furling genoa and cruising chute. Large cockpit with tiller steering and Windpilot self steering.

Below decks can sleep 5/6 over forward cabin and saloon. Galley with ice box, sink and oven with grill. Navigation aids

include VHF, Navtex, Sounder, Log, Autohelm GPS and Solar panels 


The Rival 32 was designed and updated by Peter Brett and built by Marcon. This was a highly successful design with 200 hulls built. 

The original owner, a dentist from lymington, bought the hull equipped with an engine in 1972 and fitted her out himself to a very high standard in a boatyard on the Thames. She was used for family holidays on the south coast and France for 30 years. In 2002 she changed hands, after having new mast rigging and the hull epoxied.

A new Nanni engine in 2013 with the doghouse, cushions renewed and revarnishing internally.

The present owner bought her in 2017 and embarked on an 18 month modernisation in Larkmans boatyard at Melton; new LED lighting, feathering propellor, new mast rigging, new electronics, more solar power, re-epoxied hull and holding tank.

Deck stepped, mast head rig with heavy Dacron main mounted in lazy bag. Roller furling headsail with Furlex gear and a cruising chute that has only ever had a test flight.

This go anywhere yacht is in good shape and benefits from the introduction of a 30hp Nanni inboard in 2006 and Windpilot self steering gear.

Solid traditional cruiser with longish fin keel and skeg hung rudder 

Ideal for family or short handed sailing.


GRP constructed hull with skeg hung rudder and tiller steering.
Red Painted topsides and light grey superstructure.

Epoxy Coated with Hempel high protect applied 2018/19.

Hull to deck joint finished in teak capping replaced in 2008.

Cast iron fin keel weighing 2000 Kgs giving a ballast ratio of 38%

Good sized cockpit with transom gas locker storage and two good sized halyard lockers port and starboard.

Cockpit sole and cockpit seat mouldings finished in teak grate.

Good sized side decks offering easy access forward. Stainless steel stanchions with double set guard wires.

Original sprayhood removed and a more roust GRP wind shield was fabricated and fitted.




Vessel was re-engined in 2013 using a Nanni N.30, 3-cylinder, 29hp model.
Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and a 3-bladed Feathering Max Prop propeller prop new in 2018 with rope cutter.
Engine has completed 806.9 hrs (31st March 2021) and has full service history 2018, 2019 and 2020.
At time of installation a permanent tool box was incorporated into the engine bay so that all necessary tools would be to hand during routine maintenance or emergency situations.


Bank of two, 12V batteries with a total of 200 amp  fitted with isolators and recharged via the engine alternator, and also 120w Solar Panels 
Yacht is fitted with 240V ring main for electrical use when in harbor.

New domestic battery fitted 2021 

CTEK Charge Controller 

LED interior lighting fitted 2018 including LED Nav lights 

Water System

Pressurised hot and cold water system


1x 100 Litres rubber Water Tank 

1x 65 Litres Metal Diesel Tank 

1x 40 Litres Plastic Holding Tank 


Rigging / Spars

Masthead sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped gold anodised spars.

All Standing Rigging and running rigging replaced 2018 Including Staysail inner forestay.

New Boom fitted 2019 with reef slab reefs 

Roller furling headsail by Crusader with Furlex furling system.

2008 Slab reefing mainsail fully battened  by Crusader, made using heavy Dacron with 3 reefing points and mounted in a lazy jack bag.

Spinnaker rigging with pole.

2006 Cruising gennaker in excellent condition.



The yacht can sleep 5/6 persons with ease. Along with the port settee the saloon table can be used to create a double berth if required.

There are two singles in the fore cabin, a further single in the saloon and a sizeable pilot berth at the chart table.
The saloon is entered via the companionway. The engine housing acts as steps and takes you into a saloon with 6 foot headroom.
To starboard is the navigation area with forward facing chart table, chart storage and chart reading light and navigation aids.
To port is the galley with hot and cold pressurised water, stainless steel sink, oven and ice box. The ice box can easily be converted to a fridge if desired.
Moving forward through a half bulkhead is the saloon seating/dining area with plentiful locker and cupboard storage, saloon table and settees/berth port and starboard.
Forward of the saloon bulkhead and to port is the heads compartment with privacy door, Lavac sea toilet with 40 litres holding tank. .
Opposite is a hanging locker and in the bow are two further single berths.
The interior is bright, airy and benefits from 12V LED lighting and openings

Upholstery including foam and "russet" coloured hard wearing fabric
Oven with a gas fuelled Plastimo Neptune 2000 oven with 2-burner hob and grill
Re-varished the interior teak furniture to a high standard.
240V ring main Shorepower.



Plastimo bulkhead compass

NASA Clipper Speed/Log

Garmin 128GPS

Seafarer 501 Depth sounder

Simrad TP10 tiller pilot  

Windpilot Self Steering gear

Standard Horizon GX1500B VHF with Link to GPS

Quark AIS+GPS+WIFI fitted 2018 

Echomax XS Reflector fitted 2018 

NASA Navtex

CTEK Charge Controller 


LED Navigation lights

Gas leak detector

Gas safety switch

Automatic bilge pump

Manual bilge pump

Automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay

3 x Manual fire extinguisher in saloon

Fire Blanket 


3x Warps and 5 x fenders 

Sowester CQR type 20lb Anchor with 60m of Chain 


Doghouse with canvas sprayhood roof  and dodgers

Removeable Cockpit Table 

Stern boarding ladder 

Cutlery, crockery and utensils

120W Solar Panels on Aft Arch and sprayhood roof 


  • Spray hood - Solid Doghouse
  • Tiller
  • Marine head
  • Battened mainsail
  • Compass
  • Furling genoa - and Staysail with Inner Forestay
  • Cockpit table - removeable
  • Radio
  • Solar panel
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Mainsail cover
  • Gps
  • Depthsounder
  • Gennaker cruising spinnaker
  • Log speedometer
  • Autopilot
  • Vhf - with Quark AIS+GPS and Wifi
  • Shore power inlet
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Radar reflector - Echomax XS Active
  • Oven
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Vendor 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 particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. Note to seller and purchaser: If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat. If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled. If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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1 x Nanni N30
Fuel capacity
65 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Sunbird International Yacht Sales

Mrs Andrea Martin
Clyde Marina
KA22 8DB
United Kingdom
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