Rival 41 AC - 39,000


Peter Brett designed the first Rival, the 31 in 1967, and the hull design was later lengthened to become the 32. In 1972 the 32 was replaced with the 34, which rapidly became known for it's seaworthiness: the designer's own Rival 34 'Wild Rival' won the OSTAR singlehanded transatlantic race in 1976.

In 1977 the Rival 38 and Rival 41 were added to the range, all these designs sharing the general character of moderate displacement, fin and skeg hullform, and solid build. They also have a pronounced and distinctive sheerline. The Rival 41 is the biggest of the Rival, and was built with two different deck layouts, aft (AC) or centre cockpit (CC), and a choice of sloop or ketch rigs. 57 Rival 41s were built in total.

This Rival 41 is a sloop rigged aft cockpit (AC) model. The interior layout has up to 6 berths, though a more typical crew would be two to four. There is a double aft cabin under the cockpit, with separate companionways from aft cabin to cockpit, and from saloon to deck. She is cutter rigged, but normally is sailed as a sloop, with roller furling genoa: the inner forestay is used only for mast support and to set a small heavy weather staysail if needed.

Inspection by appointment with YBC.

Location: Langkawi Year Launched: 1980
Registered: Langkawi
Designer: Peter Brett Builder: Southern Boatbuilding Co. (UK)
Displacement: 10,000 kg Keel: Long fin and skeg
Engine: Perkins Sabre M65 2003
Engine hrs: unknown

Genset : Honda EU 1000 portable

Steering: Wheel Autopilot: Yes
Length : 12.37m
Beam: 3.71m
Draft:   1.80m
Speed u/power: 6 kts
Propeller: 2 blade fixed

Two burner gas hob, needs attention. Fridge and freezer.

Two manual JABSCO (no holding tank)

Batteries & Electrics:

  • New house bank of sealed batteries in 2016.

Old distribution panel needs attention.

Electronics & Navigation:
  • SIMRAD AP22 autopilot
  • POWERTALK HF radio

Sail inventory:

  • Mainsail
  • Genoa (furling)
  • Spinnaker

Sails were new in 2011 and have been very lightly used.

Mast and Rigging :
Original alloy rig. Age of standing rigging unknown.

Ground Tackle:
  • Electric windlass
  • CQR anchor
  • 40m chain

Safety Gear :

  • 6 person life raft (condition unknown)
  • 8 life jackets
  • Life ring
  • 2 fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket

Dinghy and Outboard:
3.2m RIB. TOHATSU Unused 18hp outboard (2016).


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