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  • Manufacturer: Custom Built
  • Location: Chatham
  • Year: 1983
  • LOA: 32'2" (9.80m)
  • Beam: 9' 9'' (2.97m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.91
  • Keel: Lifting Keel
  • ID no.: 38330
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 140 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta
  • Horsepower: 17hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 125 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 4.5
  • Top Speed: 7

Broker Remarks

1983 Duellist 32
The Duellist 32 is a very traditional design of cruiser with a spacious and extremely solid hull, long fin keel with centre plate and a strong rig, although very much a cruising yacht they have had some racing success. The accommodation has been very nicely fitted out in traditional style varnished mahogany with stowage everywhere. A nice example of the style and well worth viewing.


The accommodation offers up to six berths in two cabins. In forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Separate heads compartment to port with marine toilet and washbasin. Hanging locker opposite. In saloon, dinette to port converting to double berth, with single settee berth opposite. Fixed table with drop leaf. Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Two burner gimballed Dometic gas cooker with grill and oven. Refrigerator. Galley sink with pressurised cold-water supply. 140 litres freshwater capacity. Heated throughout via a Planar 2Kw diesel heating system. Radio/CD.

Mechanical and Rigging

Sails and Spars

Bermudian masthead rigged. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging with running backstays.  Terylene running rigging).  Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Headsail furling system. Four sheet winches. Spinnaker pole. 


  • 2 x Sheet winches (Lewmar)
  • 4 x Halyard winches (Lewmar)
  • 2 x Other winches (Lewmar)


  • 1 x Mainsail (needs replacing)
  • 1 x Genoa (good condition last valeted 2018)
  • 1 x Spinnaker (fair condition)

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway, Volvo Penta MD7B three-cylinder 17hp diesel engine (serviced by the owner in August 2020). Electric start. Volvo 120 saildrive drive to three bladed folding propeller. Seawater cooled.  Single lever control. 125 litre fuel capacity. 4.5 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 7 knots. Anodes and antifoul 2020.

Electrical System

3 x 12-volt 105Ah batteries (2019) charging from the engine alternator, shore power connection with 240-volt ring main.


Deck Equipment
  • 1 x Anchor (CQR 15kgs)
  • 50m Chain/warp
  • Windlass (Lewmar electric)
  • Mainsail cover
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit enclosure
  • Cockpit dodgers

Navigation Equipment
  • Depth (NASA)
  • VHF Radio (Silva)
  • Autopilot (ST 2000)
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead light
  • Clock/Barometer

Safety Equipment
  • Fire blanket
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Deck light
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Bilge pumps (electric & manual)

History and Construction

Built in 1983 by Ford marine to a design by Alan Hill. Pale blue GRP hull. Teak rubbing strake. White GRP superstructure with painted Treadmaster non-slip to deck. Long keel with lifting centreplate. Skeg hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self-draining cockpit. She was designed for exploring shallow coastlines like the East Coast, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk etc. Though the previous owner sailed to Tallin in Estonia with the Cruising Association and cruised the Baltic.




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