|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Co Cork Ireland|
Beautiful lines and traditional quality construction .... This boat will take you absolutely anywhere in safety and is ready to sail away.
EUR 20,000 spent on upgrades in last 4 years including new mast and rigging.
Bigger, more comfortable and drier than a Contessa 32, and just as seaworthy.
The video above shows the boat's easy motion with triple-reefed main and genoa in F6/F7.
This is a low-maintenance classic with a teak cockpit and lovely wooden interior but practical GRP decks and hull.
The keel ballast is fully GRP encapsulated and bonded to the hull, cannot fall off.
The Rival 34 is a classic cruiser, a superbly strong ocean-going boat with an impressive history of long-distance cruising and ocean racing.
A good sized and safe well-protected cockpit, winches and cleats within easy reach of the helm for singlehanded sailing. Directionally very stable, whether with an autohelm or a power-saving windvane.
A sweeping high bow to throw off the spray and keep you dry.
Lower freeboard at the cockpit makes it easy to get on and off with a dinghy.
This is the sought-after deep keel version of the R34, with a lead keel encapsulated in fibreglass (no keel bolts) - giving excellent windward performance and higher pointing ability.
The interior was factory finished in beautiful joinery - some of these boats were fitted out by DIY owners, this is not one of those.
New Selden mast 2017.
New Furlex furling gear
New Standing rigging 2017.
LED masthead navigation lights.
Recent, lightly used sail inventory - main / furling genoa / storm jib / inner foresail / asymmetric gennaker.
New UV strip on Genoa.
Newly recovered main sail cover to match Genoa UV strip.
Removeable inner forestay allows for pointing higher with a better sail shape, for conditions where a partially furled genoa is at a disadvantage.
Powerful Nanni 29HP engine with low hours and perfectly maintained.
Fitted out for long distance trips with recent voyages to France, Iceland, UK, Netherlands & cruising around Irish coastline over the last few years.
Epirb, Liferaft, AIS, Radar target enhancer, Windvane self-steering.
This boat has the later style interior with the much more widened version of the "keyhole" shaped bulkhead, an oval instead of a circle shape.
Plenty of light and storage space, good long berths in the saloon, a spacious forward cabin, a quarter berth also behind the nav station.
LED interior lighting.
Sleeps up to 6.
Double V berth forward.
Double and single in saloon.
Pilot berth aft of chart table.
The kerosene/paraffin cooker provides great heat so I never installed a heater.
It is a Taylors 2 burner plus grill and oven. One burner recently replaced with the new 4 leg design.
Very economical and safe. With dedicated fuel tank.
There is also a suitable locker in the cockpit for propane cylinders, with an outboard drain, if a gas cooker is preferred.
One new electric bilge pump and one manual.
Electrical - mains hookup with Mastervolt 12/25-3 charger.
2x 120AH Gel batteries - domestic
1x 120AH engine battery
In very good condition. Electrical system renewed in recent years.
Get in touch for more details and photos.
For sale as my short-handed sailing days are on hold and we are moving to more of a floating caravan with teenagers for the foreseeable future. Wish me luck...
|Vessel type:||Rival 34|
|Fit Out:||Factory complete|
|Registration:||UK Part 1 registered|
|Registry:||UK Part 1 registered|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||34'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Displacement:||6 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||120 Litres|
|Water capacity:||80 Litres|
The engine is a Nanni 3100HE - details below
There were only 270 hours on the engine when I bought the boat in 2015
Also she had a new prop shaft, flexible coupling, Volvo shaft seal and cutlass bearing.
I replaced the cutlass bearing in 2018 as there was 2mm of play in it.
I have a spare VSS but not fitted it as there are no leaks with the existing one.
The flexible coupling is perfect.
The prop is probably original - fixed 2-bladed.
Diesel tank 120L - she only uses 2 litres per hour at cruising revs (around 2200RPM)
The digital tachometer stopped working (as they do) in April 2017 @ 480 hours.
I've logged all engine hours since then and the hours are now 958 in total.
I replaced the raw water intake seacock last year.
I've checked the exhaust elbow every 2nd year and found no issues.
It has a cast iron elbow and the replacement would be aluminium, available from Peachment above.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.