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Rival 32

Sailing cruiser from the year 1979 - 9,7m length - in Yorkshire (United Kingdom)

Vessel of used

19.189 €

Advertiser's comments

Well appointed and maintained Rival 32 Mk III built in 1979 by Marine Construction. Cast iron fin keel with deck stepped, masthead rig. Inboard reconditioned Volvo Penta MD2030 installed 2018, offers reliability and economy. Heavy duty mainsail with sail cover, roller furling genoa , storm sail and Trysail. Large cockpit with new wooden locker tops and sole boards. Tiller steering. Below decks has been renovated and modernised without losing the Rival DNA. She can sleep 5/6 over forward cabin and saloon. Galley with ice box, sink and oven with grill. Navigation aids include DSC VHF, Colour Garmin plotter with Radar and tiller pilot.

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Ref:: 8015111

Features of Rival 32:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1979

  • Length: 9.7 m

  • Location: Yorkshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: Drifter

  • Flag: Reino Unido

  • Shipyard: Rival

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 2.95 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: 1891 Kg

  • Displacement: 5300 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 2

  • Berths: 4

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: 120 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 29 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 70 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Volvo Penta MD2030

  • Engine usage (hours): -

This Sailing cruiser's equipment


Radar, Vhf, Gps, Log speedometer, Plotter, Autopilot, Compass

Electricity/ Motor Rival 32

Shore power inlet

Deck equipment

Radar reflector, Tiller, Spray hood, Swimming ladder, Mainsail cover, Liferaft, Spinnaker pole

Comfort / Interior

Battery charger, Hot water, Manual bilge pump, Marine head, Electric bilge pump, Oven


Masthead sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped anodised aluminium spars.Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging. All running rigging in good quality thanks to a replacement programm. Slab reefing mainsail with smart navy sail cover. Roller furling headsail with UV strip. Sails have been professionally valeted and checked. 2-speed genoa sheet winches mounted in cockpit. Halyard and spinnaker sheet winches mounted at mast. Spinnaker rigging with pole.
Mainsail Genoa Storm sail Spinnaker

Battened mainsail, Storm jib, Furling genoa, Spinnaker


The Rival 32 was the improved version of the Rival 31 crafted by Peter Brett and manufactured by Marine Construction or Marcon as they were later named. This was a highly successful design with 200 bodys manufactured and tailored out by Southern Boatbuilding. Drifter has been in her present proprietorship since 2017. During that time she has upgrades to her engine, replaced with a requalityed Volvo Penta MD2030 and renovations to her cockpit and inside fit out. 
Deck stepped, mast front rig with heavy Dacron main mounted on boom. Roller furling frontsail with Plastimo furling gear and a little pre-owned spinnaker.
This go anywhere yacht is in good shape and benefits from the introduction of a 30hp Volvo diesel in 2018.
GRP constructed body with skeg hung rudder and tiller direction. White topsides in fresh gelcoat and white superstructure.Underwater areas were stripped stern to the gelcoat and  primed using International Primocon in 2015. Hull antifouled in 2020. All windows in coachroof were removed, cleaned rebedded and sealed in 2016.  
Hull to deck joint finished in teak capping. Protective fairleads mounted for and aft. 
Cast iron fin keel weighing 2000 Kgs giving a ballast ratio of 38%, making her excellent in a blow. Stainless steel stemfront fitting with mainstay roller. Anchor mounted ready for deployment. Self bailing mainstay safe with lid. Stainless steel mooring bollard. 
Good dimensionsd cockpit with transom stowage. Good dimensionsd halyard safes seaport and starboard. Lockers have new hardwood lids. Cockpit sole and cockpit chair mouldings finished in hardwood planking new in 2020.
Good dimensionsd side decks offering easy access forward. Stainless steel stanchions with double set guard wires. All sea cocks replaced in 2018.


Vessel was re-engined in 2018 using a requalityed Volvo Penta MD2030, 29hp inboard diesel. The engine bay was stripped, repainted and n engine compartment beam installed. All associated gasoline, water hoses, throttle and gear cables replaced at the same time. New gasoline basin installed to bypass the fresh one. New engine start panel mounted at companionway with key start. New shaft coupling on gearbox with new cutless bearing and deep sea seal. New 3 bladed propeller. 
Engine is situated beneath the companionway steps. The companionway steps and part of the fascia have been replaced with new hard woods.  
Bank of two, 12V batteries tailored with isolators and recharged via the engine alternator or onboard charger charger. Engine start charger brand new 2020. New 12V function selector panels with switches.


Compass Garmin 3006C Colour blueprint GPS with Radar Icom M411 DSC VHF Battery monitor Echomax mast mounted tracking reflector Boarding ladder Air horn Electric and hand-operated bilge pumps Warps and fenders CQR Anchor with chain Fishermans Kedge mainstay Navigation beams Boathook Engine spares Sprayhood Clock and Barometer set Liferaft - Requires a assistance Infladesk Danbuoy Infladesk Horseshoe Buoy 2 Life jackets Manual Fire extinguisher


You can see why most Rival proprietors have pre-owned their boats for distance cruising with the family. They offer excellent frontcompartment and a well organised living space in which to relax after a long passage or day on the water. The yacht can sleep 6 in luxury with 4 in the bar and tow inn the forward cabin. There is oodles of stowage space and the present proprietor has made this a bit more efficient by the installation of roll top safe fronts. He has also transformed the inside with attractive  pine lined bulkfronts, forica lined half bulkfronts in the bar and a refurbishment of the fronts compartment which gives the boat a modern twist without losing the Rival DNA. The flooring is smart hard wearing laminate and the frontlinings are dark hard wearing carpet w

Information from the shipyard catalogue. This data could vary from the data about the boat on sale published by the advertiser,

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