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Rival 38A, 37'7" 1979,

Rival 38A for sale, 1979, long distance proven English built and ready for Bluewater Cruising. Yachting Monthly Magazine, "a no-nonsense, go anywhere, deep water cruising yacht...reliability and ruggedness."

  • Survey completed by A.B.Y.C. Surveyor in 2010: "No blisters or osmosis, no structural failures or defects." Beautiful teak interior.

    I am a private seller and have this Priced to SELL to a serious buyer! Last year same model, same size sold for over $90,000.

  • Two Rivals are listed in the $70,000 price range on YachtWorld. Best priced Rival on market.
  • Once owned by Tania Aebi's father and Pathfinder's Mediterranean voyage is described in the book 'Maiden Voyage' (have supporting documents).

  • Beam: 11'3"
  • Draft: 5'4"
  • Displacement: 17198
  • Length of Waterline: 29"6"


  • SSB ICOM IC-M710, ICOM AT-130 HF Automatic Antenna Tuner, Split Lead Antenna,
  • 2 Solar Panels with Blue Sky Solar Boost and mounted on custom built arc,
  • ICOM M59 VHF Radio
  • Raymarine 2009 Autohelm Auto-Pilot, 2009
  • Raymarine 2009 Depth Sounder
  • Garmin 128 GPS, CARD Radar Detector, Sony CD Player with Bose Speakers
  • Flavel 2 burner gimbaled stove
  • Platismo Compass
  • Washdown Pump


  • 2007 Custom Neil Pryde sails-White Mainsail (Full Battens, 3 Reef Points, Tradewind Specs)
  • 2007 Custom Neil Pryde White 130% Genoa (Navy color Sunbrella suncover, foam luff)
  • Extra Set of backup sails (include Neil Pryde Mainsail and 150% Genoa Sail)
  • Spinnaker Pole and Asymmetrical Spinaker, Stainless steel standing rigging and
  • Detachable inner forestay (replaced 2007)
  • Profurl roller reefing

    ENGINE: 36 HP fresh-water cooled diesel Bukh Engine (Danish engine known for high standards, reliability and used on Lifeboats)


  • Sunbrella Binimi and Dodger on Stainless Steel Frame custom made in 2007 in Navy
  • 35# CQR Anchor
  • 35# Delta Anchor
  • 8 Berths
  • Headroom in the saloon is 6ft 3in.
  • Keel with internal ballast and skeg mounted rudder
  • 40 gallon stainless steel fuel tank
  • 75 gallon stainless steel water tank and an additional 30 gallon bladder
  • Blake Lavac head
  • Rack and pinion steering with teakwood wheel


  • Lots of teak and well designed for off shore use.
  • The galley has well-thought-out storage.
  • The chart table is larger then most with a chart stowage (1,150mmx675mm/46inx27in)
  • Built to Lloyd's+100A1 with Certificate
  • Yachting Monthly Magazine, "offering a very comfortable motion and the ability to hang on to her working, canvas well into Force 5. She is reported to be directionally highly stable and easy on the helm, especially of the wind."

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