Rival 32

Sailing cruiser from the year 1972 - 9,8m length - in Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom)

Vessel used

Verified boat

16.182 €

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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 

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Features of Rival 32:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1972

  • Length: 9.8 m

  • Location: Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: -

  • Flag: Reino Unido

  • Shipyard: Rival

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 2.95 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 8000 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 1

  • Berths: 4

  • Heads: 1

  • Water capacity: 100 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 29 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 65 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Nanni N30

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Sailing cruiser's equipment


Compass, Radio, Gps, Depthsounder, Log speedometer, Autopilot, Vhf

Electricity/ Motor Rival 32

Shore power inlet

Deck equipment

Spray hood, Tiller, Cockpit table, Solar panel, Mainsail cover, Radar reflector

Comfort / Interior

Marine head, Manual bilge pump, Electric bilge pump, Oven


Masthead sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped gold anodised spars.
All Standing Rigging and running rigging replaced 2018 Including Staysail inner forestay.
New Boom tailored 2019 with reef slab reefs 
Roller furling headsail by Crusader with Furlex furling unit.
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 quality.

Battened mainsail, Furling genoa


The Rival 32 was crafted and updated by Peter Brett and manufactured by Marcon. This was a highly successful design with 200 bodys manufactured. 
The fresh proprietor, a dentist from lymington, bought the body provisioned with an engine in 1972 and tailored her out himself to a very high basic in a boatyard on the Thames. She was pre-owned for family holidays on the south coast and France for 30 years. In 2002 she changed hands, after having new mast rigging and the body epoxied.
A new Nanni engine in 2013 with the doghouse, padding renewed and revarnishing internally.
The present proprietor bought her in 2017 and embarked on an 18 month modernisation in Larkmans boatyard at Melton; new LED beaming, feathering propellor, new mast rigging, new electronics, more solar potential, re-epoxied body and holding basin.
Deck stepped, mast front rig with heavy Dacron main mounted in lazy bag. Roller furling frontsail with Furlex gear and a cruising chute that has only ever had a test fbeam.
This go anywhere yacht is in good shape and benefits from the introduction of a 30hp Nanni inboard in 2006 and Windcaptain self direction gear.
Solid traditional cruiser with longish fin keel and skeg hung rudder 
Ideal for family or short handed sailing.


GRP constructed body with skeg hung rudder and tiller direction.
Red Painted topsides and beam 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 gasoline safe stowage and two good sized halyard safes seaport and starboard.
Cockpit sole and cockpit chair 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 gust shield was fabricated and tailored.


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 assistance 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  tailored with isolators and recharged via the engine alternator, and also 120w Solar Panels 
Yacht is tailored with 240V ring main for electrical use when in harbor.
New domestic charger tailored 2021 
CTEK Charge Controller 
LED inside beaming tailored 2018 including LED Nav beams 
Water System
Pressurised hot and chilly water unit
1x 100 Litres rubber Water Tank 
1x 65 Litres Metal Diesel Tank 
1x 40 Litres Plastic Holding Tank 


The yacht can sleep 5/6 persons with ease. Along with the seaport settee the bar desk can be pre-owned to create a double dock if required.
There are two singles in the fore compartment, a further single in the bar and a sizeable captain dock at the blueprint desk.
The bar is entered via the companionway. The engine housing acts as steps and takes you into a bar with 6 foot frontroom.
To starboard is the direction area with forward facing blueprint desk, blueprint stowage and blueprint reading beam and direction aids.
To seaport is the galley with hot and chilly pressurised water, stainless steel sink, oven and ice box. The ice box can easily be converted to a refigerator if desired.
Moving forward through a half bulkfront is the bar chairing/dining area with plentiful safe and cupboard stowage, bar desk and settees/do

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Rival 32

The boat Rival 32, with a sale price of 16.182€ has dimensions of 9,8m and 2.95m. It is a sailing cruiser of the year 1972 and located in Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom).

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