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Rival 41 AC


South Wales


Southern Boatbuilding, Southampton



Price reduced



41' 0"

Sail area

963 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details


32' 8"



The Rival 41 is the biggest of the range of Rival Yachts designed by Peter Brett. This is a serious cruising yacht with impeccable credentials for long-distance passage-making. She is Part I registered and in only her second ownership from new. She has a bow thruster, the hull has been epoxied, and she has had the original 48 hp Perkins 4.108 engine replaced with a newer Perkins/Sabre 65 hp engine. The inventory includes both a Autohelm autopilot and Aries windvane steering. The price has been reduced as the owner is keen to sell.


12' 3"


2 plus saloon


5' 11"


max 9


22,046 lbs


Perkins/Sabre diesel





Keel type

Fin and skeg

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 9 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.

Rival 41 AC for sale

Yachtsnet photographs November 2015 on a very stormy day

Rival 41 AC for sale


Forward heads

Forward heads

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Saloon table
Rival 41 for sale

The steps to the hatch in the saloon lead to deck level forward of the cockpit sprayhood.
Headroom is 6' 2" in the saloon and aft cabin

Chart table
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Accommodation plan
Aft heads basin Aft heads

Internal access to the aft cabin is via the aft heads compartment. The aft cabin has a deep single berth to starboard, and a large double to port, with companionway steps to the cockpit for external access. The green wire in the photos is for an additional sacrificial anode used only when moored.

Aft cabin single berth and companionway

The aft cabin has a very deep single quarter berth to starboard,
and a 6'6" by 4' 0" double berth to port

Aft cabin double berth

Engine from aft cabin

The original 48 hp Perkins 4.108 engine was replaced in 2000 with a new Perkins/Sabre 65 hp.
This drives a three-bladed Maxprop feathering prop via an Hurth gearbox and Aquadrive coupling

Engine from saloon

The saloon companionway emerges on the coachroof with grab bars either side.
There is a second companionway into the cockpit from the aft cabin.

Deck forward
Bow detail
Deck aft

She is cutter rigged, with the inner forestay well back, and used for a small heavy weather staysail. There are twin spinnaker poles, and a Reckmann genoa furling gear. The mast has a separate trysail track, and the standing rigging was replaced, and check stays fitted, in 2007.


Photographs November 2015

Cockpit aft
Cockpit forward

Equipment List:

Engine details

Perkins/Sabre M65 3.0 litre naturally aspirated diesel, installed new in 2000, fresh water cooled, with Hurth HBW 250-02 gearbox and Aquadrive coupling to shaft

Fuel tank capacity

70 gallons in S/S tank with gauge


Maxprop three-bladed feathering propeller on shaft drive

Bow thruster

Sleipner SP75T (4.4 Kw/75 kg thrust)


6 in total: 3 x 110AH domestic batteries, 110AH engine start battery, plus two separate batteries dedicated to fridge/freezer, and bow thruster and anchor windlass.

Battery charging/electrics

70 amp engine alternator with Sterling power management system. Cetrek shorepower charger/controller, and Rutland 913 wind generator

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, deck stepped alloy mast and boom with twin spinnaker poles plus jockey pole. S/S standing rigging renewed 2007. Mast has separate trysail track.


Ratsey & Lapthorne, slab reefing with three reefs


Ratsey & Lapthorne roller genoa

Genoa furling


Heavy genoa

Ratsey & Lapthorne

Working jib

Ratsey & Lapthorne

Heavy weather staysail

Crusader Sails


Ratsey & Lapthorne

Cruising chute

Ratsey & Lapthorne with snuffer

Storm jib

Ratsey & Lapthorne


Ratsey & Lapthorne

Storm jib

Ratsey & Lapthorne


Ratsey & Lapthorne with own furler

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 45ST self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar 42ST self-tailing

Halliard winches

2 x Lewmar 40ST self-tailing on mast, also Lewmar 40 and Lewmar ST30 also on mast

Mainsheet winches

Lewmar 40ST self-tailing, plus 2 x Lewmar ST16 for traveller

Bower anchor

60 lb CQR with 60 metres 10mm calibrated chain

Kedge anchors

45 lb CQR and Fortress anchors

Anchor windlass

Muir HR3500 Jaguar 1500w electric windlass


Whitlock Mamba wheel steering, with emergency tiller


Raymarine ST8001 autopilot with SBG course computer


Aries servo-paddle windvane gear

Steering compass

Sestrel on binnacle

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood and dodgers

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Koden MD3404 CRT radar, scanner on pole at transom


Garmin 4012 12" colour plotter in cockpit with Garmin GPS

GPS/Chartplotter (2)

Yeoman Plotter Pro with MX300 GPS


Garmin handheld GPS


Brookes & Gatehouse

Depth sounder

Brookes & Gatehouse

VHF radio

Icom M505 with DSC and remote command mic

SSB radio

Yaesu HF transmitter/receiver with backstay aerial

Radio receiver

Radio/CD with USB port

Safety/emergency equipment


McMurdo Smartfind G5 EPIRB


4 man - due for annual service


2 x horseshoes plus Lifesling and danbuoy

Radar reflector

Echomax mast mounted

Bilge pumps

Engine driven Jabsco 51580 20 gpm @ 1,500 rpm plus manual pump in cockpit


Cabin layout

Forecabin, forward heads, saloon, aft heads, through to aft cabin

Cabin heating

Taylors 065 paraffin/diesel heater with flue


max 9: two in forecabin, saloon 1 plus convertible double plus pilot berth, single and double in aft cabin

Water tank capacity

50 gallons in two S/S tanks. Pressurised hot and cold water to both heads washbasins and galley sink. Hot water from engine calorifier and shorepower immersion heater.


Force 10 four-burner and oven, gimballed


Stainless steel lined fridge box with 12v Frigoboat compressor, auto switching to shore power when connected


Stainless steel lined freezer box with separate 12v Frigoboat compressor, auto switching to shore power when connected


Baby Blake marine WC in forward heads, Jabsco marine WC in aft heads.





10' Zodiac inflatable with removable floor sections


2.5 hp Tohatsu two-stroke

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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