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  • Manufacturer: Rival
  • Location: Chichester
  • Year: 1979
  • LOA: 38'0" (0.00m)
  • Beam: 11' 0'' (0.00m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 03F7636658
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 300 Litres
  • Engine Make: Bukh
  • Horsepower: 36|horsepowerhp
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel Type: 0

Broker Remarks

RIVAL 38A 1979 Moulded by Southern Boat Co. Ltd. Bermudan cutter rigged sloop, GRP hull, teak laid deck, GRP superstructure, fin keel, skeg hung ladder, wheel steering, aft cockpit version, Bukh 36HP diesel shaft driven engine (hours not known but in good condition), folding Darglow propeller 2017, stainless steel standing rigging, sails - main and large furling Genoa both recently serviced, staysail and spinnaker, engine battery new 2020, updated navigation equipment, 6 berths in 3 cabins, toilet compartment with Jabsco wc, handbasin and shower fitted, Blue upholstery, pressurised cold water (needs a new calorifier for hot water) fuel tank holds 254 litres, water tank 300 litres, built in fridge, extra see under Inventory. Aries wind vane steering system (BY separate negotiation), new deck hatch, topsides painted Dupont Blue 2013, last anti fouled 2019.

Rival Yachts are classics, the 38 designed by Peter Brett, who raced his personal yacht with considerable success, winning the 1976 Ostar single handed transatlantic race, one of the roughest in which only 76 finishers made it out of 125 entries. Brett created one of the last designs to incorporate a traditional stem and stern, the resulting lines, so easy on the eye yet managing to provide an interior of spacious elegance. Three cabins provide accommodation for six, the galley is a good sea layout and the navigation station shows the hall marks of having been designed by a practical sailor, the same comment applies to the saloon and head. The quality of the fit out and equipment, are indicative of a yacht prepared for serious passage making. 

Owner purchased her in 2013 in Gibraltar and sailed her back, she spent some years on a Swiss lake and a few more in the South of France. Owner looking for a larger yacht.

Viewing: Casaleo viewings will be available to book from 16.04.21 in Birdham Pool.

Mooring: Possibility of mooring available for a year under separate negotiation.


Inventory includes:

DECK - Delta anchor with 50M of 10mm chain, Lofrans Tigress anchor windlass (2013), manual winch handle, LED masthead light and deck level, guard wire, sprayhood, ladder, 5 x fenders, assortment of service items, 2 x Lewmar 43 genoa winches, 2 x Lewmar 40 halyard winches, self tailing Lewmar main halyard winch, manual bilge pump serviced 2020 and electric bilge pump (new), new cockpit teak 2018, mast mounted radar reflector, Aries self steering, cockpit table new 2020.

CABIN: Plastimo gas cooker 2 burner with oven and grill, stainless steel sink, barometer, new interior covers 2014.

NAVIGATION - Sestral compass, Raymarine C90 chart plotter/radar, Brookes & Gatehouse Vulan x 2, Brookes and Gatehouse VHF with AIS and repeater in cockpit fitted 2018, electronic charts updated 2018 Plus x 2 Triton 2 wind/depth units.
Aries wind vane steering system (by separate negotiation).

SAFETY: Man overboard sling, Danbury, 3 x fire extinguishers. 
Liferaft NOT included as owner taking to their new boat


Bukh 36HP diesel inboard engine, shaft driven, hours not known but in very good condition, seawater cooled via closed loop heat exchanger, last serviced 2018 by engineer Dick Woodruff.

Electrics: 4 x 12v batteries 2013 and 220 110AH each, alternator, 240v battery charger.

Rigging: Bermudan cutter rigged sloop, aluminium spars, no spinnaker pole.

Sails: 4 x sails, main by Ratsey, ages not known.

Stainless steel standing rigging - age not known last checked 2013 before she sailed back from Gibraltar, running rigging, 3 reefs to block on boom.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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