32' Rival MK3+Boat for sale!
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32′ Rival MK3

Current Price: US$ 27,500

Yacht World Number: 2937846
Located in La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Year: 1976
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Peter Brett, designed “Rondinella” a heavily built wood boat which
was the only class III boat to finish a race in the English Channel in
1956 in winds of force 7 to 11 with 80 knot gusts.  A decade or so
later Peter Brett would design most of the Rival line of sailboats in
fiberglass to Lloyds standards.  Each boat was inspected on an
individual basis during construction and given a Lloyds certificate,
guaranteeing the owner that the boats was built to the highest standards.
Because of the reputation of the Rivals, Nick Franklin used the Rival
32 on the cover of his brochure for the Aries Wind Vane, which Nick
designed and built.
Saga has crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans all the way to New
Zealand and never gave the previous owners a moment’s concern for
their safety.  They left Mexico at the same time as a 43 footer and a
Valiant 40.  In mostly light airs, Saga arrived in the Marquesas 12
days ahead of the 43 footer and 6 days ahead of the Valiant 40.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Marine Construction Ltd.

Designer: Peter Brett

Keel: Fin


LOA: 32 ft 0 in

Beam: 9 ft 8 in

LWL: 26 ft 0 in

Minimum Draft: 4 ft 8 in

Displacement: 12000 lbs

Ballast: 4400 lbs

Headroom: 6 ft 0 in


Total Power: 29 HP

Engine 1:

Engine Brand: Volvo

Engine Model: 2030

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine Hours: 1900

Propeller: 2 blade propeller

Engine Power: 29 HP


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (50 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (35 Gallons)

Holding Tanks: 1 (5 Gallons)


In a cruisers race of 1500 miles in the South Pacific, Saga finished 3rd overall, despite being the smallest of 15 boats. Peter Brett, sure knew how to design fast safe and comfortable cruising boats.

The current owner who worked in a boat yard, improved the leading edge of the keel which gave Saga 30 degrees more lift to weather. He inspected and refoamed the rudder, added North Sails, Foruno Radar, Force 10 Stove and Oven, Dickenson propane heater, new 5 inch thick cushions, still like new and an excellent 3 cylinder Volvo MD 2030 29 HP Diesel engine. With new injectors, rocker arms and seals in the water pump, the engines runs like new and does not smoke.

The current owner sailed from Seattle to Mexico, incurring 40 plus knots of wind with 20 to 24 foot combined seas. Towing a small drogue, Saga sailed down the coast in perfect control, covering 135 miles per day for those two days and nights. In lighter winds, Saga covered 150 miles in a day without a Spinnaker. The boat is also insulated, which makes it very comfortable and quiet inside the boat.

The current owner is only selling the boat, because after 40 years of owning boats, he is ready for other adventures. The owner would like to sell the boat to someone who wants to go cruising and knows the advantages of a 32 foot extremely well built ocean going boat. Saga, was designed by a professional, built by professionals, and inspected by Lloyds of London, back in the 70’s when standards were very high for ocean going fiberglass boats. Saga will carry you safely anywhere you would like to go for many more decades.

With over $75,000.00 spent, the price has been reduced from $42,500.00 to $27,500, it is a steal!


Water tight deck locker for anchor and chain + line.  Large double fwd with lots of storage; head and storage; 2 settees in main cabin; galley to port, large chart table to stbd (chart table folds down to access storage and engine compartment.


  • WATER SYSTEM: Manual. Fresh and salt water foot pumps
  • STOVE: Force 10, 2-burner propane with oven
  • SINK: Single SS   

Navigation and electronics

  • SSB TUNER: Sitex, SSB receiver only
  • RADAR: Furuno 1623, 16-mile range
  • VHF: Icom M58
  • STEREO: Kenwood with Bose speakers
  • AUTOPILOT: Simrad TP30, Tiller
  • COMPASS: 2


  • BATTERIES: One 4D gel (3 y.o.), one engine and one house, with 180 total amp-hours
  • INVERTOR: Yes, small
  • ALTERNATOR: 60 amp; regulated at 14.1 V for gel batteries
  • AC VOLTAGES: 110V at
  • SOLAR PANELS: Two with regulator, 3.5 amp and 5.5 amp
  • OTHER: 2 Hella fans


  • CRUISING SPEED: 5.5 knots AT 2400 rpm; top speed is 6.5+
  • BILGE PUMP: One auto, one manual
  • RAW WATER SEA STRAINER: One auto, one manual
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHING: Halon (out of date)
  • FUEL SHUT OFF: Stove an engine
  • HEAD TYPE: Overboard
  • HOLDING TANK: Manual, 5 gal, fits PHII head
  • EXTRA PROPELLER: 3-blade
  • FULL SHAFT: SS 1 inch
  • STEERING: Tiller
  • OTHER: Engine alarm and emergency engine stop

Deck and hull

  • ANCHOR: Delta 35 lbs. with 60′ chain and 180′ 5/8" Marlow  braid rope
  • ANCHOR 2: Fortress 7 lbs. and 350′ 9/16" 3-strand, New England Ropes (premium, new) feet rope
  • WINDLASS: Manual SL555
  • DINGHY: Avon 8′ 1/2" with a Susuki 2.5 HP (faily new)
  • BOW ROLLERS: Large
  • NAV LIGHTS: Tri-color
  • LIFELINES: Yes, and jack lines
  • RAILS: Aluminum cap rails
  • COVERS: Dodger, slip covers for cushions and backrests
  • OTHER : 2 Aluminum deck hatches, 2 Dorade vents and vent for head
    Boat is insulated FG in deck and foam on hull, plus 2 layers of grey carpet in all lockers on hull. No mildew nor dampness ever from Seattle to Mexico (also makes boat quiet!)


  • TYPES OF SAILS: Main, Jib, #1 Genoa, #4 Jib, #5 Storm Jib. North, cruise equipped
  • SAIL AREA: WK Jib and main is 420 sq.ft. 150% and main is 520 sq.ft. 
  • BACKSTAY ADJUSTER: Wichard            
  • WINCHES: Lewmar ST main; Anderson 40 ST primaries; 5 other
  • BOOM VANG: Solid vang
  • MAST: Aluminum
  • SPIN POLE: On mast

Additional information

Saga is the best sailing Rival 32 you can buy do to her North Sails and contemporary keel shape.

Saga had a 150 mile day sailing down the west coast without a spinnaker in 20 knots of wind.

The rudder has been re-foamed and glassed and is in perfect condition.

Saga has three water tight lockers in the stern and three water tight compartments in the bow. 

All this makes Saga the best performing and safest Rival 32 you can buy.


  • Owner’s personal items

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

La Paz Yachts
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Tom & Cindy
Marina de la Paz
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000

Toll-free 1-855-225-2729
Other Local (612) 123-1948
EMAIL US lapazyachts@aol.com


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