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Details about  1979 Rival Yachts 41 AC

1979 Rival Yachts 41' Aft Cockpit Cutter- Solid Blue Water Cruiser

1979 Rival Yachts 41 AC

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May 16, 2014
US $45,900.00
Approximately C $55,860.28(including shipping)
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Baltimore/ Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1979
Hull Material: Fiberglass Make: Rival Yachts
Rigging: Sloop, Cutter Model: 41 AC
Keel: Fixed, long fin, 10000# encapsulated Type: Cutter or Sloop
Engine Type: 55 HP Turbo Diesel Length (feet): 41.7
Engine Make: Yanmar Beam (feet): 12.3
For Sale By: Private Seller

A classic Peter Brett design, and a fine example of British naval architecture, the R41 is the largest Rival ever built.  After owning Rivals for 17 years, I bought this boat in 2001 and brought her to Annapolis for a refit.  She is in fairly good shape for a 34 year old blue water sailboat...  A lot of new rigging and gear, good sail invetory, strong and reliable Yanmar engine, good fuel and water tankage, fridge, 6 new sealed batteries...  Good documentation of systems and equipment.  She has been well cared for by a skilled and knowlegable owner. 

I am downsizing and have bought another boat already, so now the "Cariad" must be sold!  I have over $100,000 invested in the refit as described below.

I am looking for serious buyers who know what they want, and are willing to come see her here in Maryland.  If it's before Thanksgiving, we can take her for a sail or seatrial.   

I will arrange to ship or deliver the boat anywhere in the world.

$2000 Cashier's Check or Cash Deposit.

Purchase subject to satisfactory survey.

Additional Specifications

Dimensions:       41’-08” LOA

                                12’-03” Beam

                                32’-08” LWL

                                5’-10”    Max. Draft


Keel :                     Encapsulated Lead

10,000 Kg  Displacement

Construction:     GRP

                                Original teak deck removed 2002, w/ GRP restoration

                                Gel coat removed below waterline 2002; 4 epoxy barrier coats applied


Machinery:         55 HP Yanmar turbo-charged diesel, pulled and serviced 2009, new stuffing box, motor mounts, fueling system, water filtration.


Rig:                         Cutter rig with (3) hank-on staysails, adjustable fairleads

Anodized Aluminum mast and boom

Single spreaders

2 mast-mounted Spinnaker poles on tracks.

New roller furling gear for Yankee on forestay

Cabin-mounted adjustable main traveller behind companionway

Recent mainsheet and tackle

Recent jib sheets and spinnaker sheets & blocks.

Insulated backstay

Adjustable boom topping lift and reefing lines (2) led to front of boom

Large 4:1 boom vang with 5/8” line


Tankage:              Diesel  - 100 gal. stainless steel tank below cockpit; cleaned and inspected 2012.

                                Water – 100 gal. stainless steel ; 2 baffled 50 gal. tanks below cabin sole

                                Hot Water:          8 gal. stainless tank, below cabin sole, heated from engine exchange

                                Holding Tank:     12 gallon polyethylene, under forepeak ; never used

Propane:             2 – 8 lb. aluminum cylinders, cockpit locker

2 – 2.5 gal water jugs

2 – 6 gal water jugs

                                3 – 6 gal diesel jugs


Winches               Cockpit :               2 Self-tailing Barient 44 – stainless steel

                                                                2 Barient 32 – re- chromed 2004

Wire rope winch for wire furling.

                                                                1 mainsheet winch (mounted on cabin top)

                                Mast:                    5 – Barient 32s – re-chromed  2004


Steering:              Whitlock Pedestal and gear, and binnacle compass completely replaced with new 2002

                                Beautifully varnished laminated teak wheel

                                Hydraulic Self-Steering


Sails                       Mainsail 2 + 2 full battens (2003) –  Lam Sails (HK)

                                Yankee 135% - (2001) Bruderseker (GR)

                                Reacher Drifter (185%)

                                Heavy staysail

                                2nd staysail

                                No. 3 Working jib (furling)

                                2 - No. 2 Jibs



Canvas:                                Bimini Top frame (no canvas)

                                4 pole mast to stern harbor awning

                                Attachments installed for fore and aft companionway dodgers


PVC coated double ¼” dia lifelines, with opening gates port and starboard New 2004


Ground tackle:                  65 lb. CQR, galvanized

                                                35 lb. CQR, galvanized

                                                45 lb. Danforth, galvanized

                                                100 ft. ¼” galvanized chain

50 ft. ¼” galvanized chain; 80 ft. Rode

Ample recessed anchor locker built into foredeck with pad for windlass                


Instruments:      Ray Marine wind, depth and speed , only sending units installed, instruments new in box

                                Uniden VHF Marine Radio mounted inside aft companion way

                                SSB Receiver

                                Sony CD stereo and 4 new speakers installed 2007 in main salon

                                Separate stereo in aft cabin


Plumbing:            New Electric Fresh Water Pump, manual pump (not installed in galley)

                                All new Blake bronze through-hulls and greased seacocks installed 2003

                                All new water hoses installed 2003

                                2 LAVAC marine heads 

                                Manual bilge pump at steering station



Electric Power:  5 – Group 27 Optima Blue Top sealed AGM house batteries; 66 AH each, (New 2012)

1         - Group 27 HD marine engine starting battery; switched to isolate from house

50’ of 30A shore power cable, assorted adapters.

Mounting installed for generator (not included)

Mounting installed for Esberspacher heater (not included)                         


Cabin Appointments:

·         Marine quality upholstered cushions in main cabin New 2008

·         Settee in main salon makes up to a double berth

·         Cushions or foam for all bunks

·         Stowable Pipe Berth above settee

·         Ductwork installed for AC/Heat all cabins

·         Interior teak stripped, sanded, and varnished 2003

·         Teak and holly sole throughout cabins

·         Two heads, fore and aft with sinks/showers, new sump pump in forward shower

·         New vinyl headliner installed aft cabin, aft head, galley and nav station 2007 (large roll of material left to complete job in main salon) and quarterberths.

·         New (R+W) lighting throughout cabin

·         Force 10 - 3 burner gimbaled propane stove with oven

·         Double Stainless sink in galley

·         Large well insulated refrigeration

·         Two solar powered cabin ventilators

·         2 removable dorade vents

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$2000 Cash or Cashiers Check for Deposit, Puchase subject to Satisfactory Survey, however the boat is pretty much being sold as is, where is. She is quite able to complete a delivery within reason, or can be shipped overseas, prepaid.

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