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The Rival 34 is a fast passage maker originally built for offshore racing. Powerful rig with large sail area making her an easily handled boat even in light airs. Can sleep 5 persons but more comfortable with 4. Comprehensive electronic package and excellent cruising inventory. In good order throughout and ready for the season.
Built by Rival Yachts in 1973 to a Peter Brett design. Now regarded as a classic, she has beautiful lines and sails superbly. Her high bow and deep cockpit makes for a dry yacht, and her wide side decks makes moving around very easy and safe. GRP constructed yacht with heavy lay-up making her extremely solid and stable. White topsides and white superstructure in good condition. Moulded non slip deck and coachroof adds to safety when forward. Moulded capping rail hides the hull to deck joint.
Cast iron long fin keel fully encapsulated in GRP. Counter hung balanced rudder with tiller steering. Large self bailing cockpit with locker storage port and starboard and gas locker to rear. All locker tops finished in teak and removable teak grate floor.
Henry Morgan's auxiliary power is provided by an inboard Volvo Penta 2003 28HP diesel engine, not original, dates approximately from early 90's, regularly serviced. Engine situated in a sound proofed compartment beneath the companionway steps allowing easy access for daily checks and servicing. Engine start panel with rev counter and audible and visual warnings for temperature, oil pressure and voltage. Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and 2-bladed fixed propeller. Remote greaser for stern gland.
Bank of 2 batteries providing 12V throughout and charged from the engine alternator or the Integral Hi Tec combination shore powered battery charger and RCD unit.
Sails and Rigging
Masthead sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging. Majority of lines led aft to helm via a series of blocks and cleats. Slab reefing mainsail situated on a lazy jack bag on the boom. Harken roller furling head sail system.
Accommodation and layout
Below decks is warm and comfortable with lots of storage. Vessel can sleep 5 with two berths in forepeak, two single in the saloon and a pilot berth aft of the chart table. The main saloon is reached via the companionway steps.
Galley area to port of companionway with Neptune 2000 gas fueled oven with two burner hob and grill. Stainless steel sink with hand pumped fresh water.
Opposite the galley is the large chart table with chart storage below. Comprehensive navigation aids in place including radar, GPS and VHF radio.
Saloon has a central drop leaved table with settee/berths either side fitted with lee cloths.
Forward of the saloon bulkhead is the heads compartment with sea toilet, sliding hand basin with storage below and vanity unit storage above. Forward is the forepeak with twin V-Berth with infill to make a double.
Well equipped yacht with good inventory suitable for long range and coastal cruising. Included in the sale are:
- Echo sounder
- Fixed VHF
- Handheld VHF
- Autohelm x2
- Digital barometer
- GPS repeater
- Various paper charts & pilot books
- Bilge pumps
- Monitor self steering system
- Harken MK2 furling gear
- Electric windlass
- Anchor, chain & warp
- Fenders & warps
- Navigation lights
- Boarding ladder
- Lazy Jack bag
- Horseshoe lifebuoy x2
- 2.7m tender
- Outboard motor
- Plastimo 4 person liferaft
Wind speed and direction
Shore power inlet
Manual bilge pump
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