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Riva Bravo 38

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Boat REF# 165726
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.85m (38'11")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 320hp, Cummins (1981)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Builder Riva Italy
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 920.0 ltr (202.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 320.0 ltr (70.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 320hp
Engine make and model Cummins (1981)
Engine Hours engine1:   1097    engine2:   1097
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 x 3Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 27 knots
Max speed (approx) 31 knots
Generator output 3KVA

Engines inspected by Cummins in 2006, no issues.
Shorepower replaced 2008.
Inverter for silent 240 running


LOA 11.85m (38'11")
Beam 3.85m (12'8")
Draft Min 0.80m (2'7")
Draft Max 0.80m (2'7")
Headroom 2.10m (6'11")
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick

Fridge new in 2010.
Eberspacher heating with call to start 2010.
Pressurised and hot water system replaced in 2008.

2 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

Raymarine RAY240 VHF DSC Radio
Raymarine C120 - Radar/AIS/GPS/Chartplotter
Garmin fishfinder 240 - Echosounder

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
40.00m (131'3") of chain
Chain new in 2011.
Chain counter on windlass.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Life raft due for survey June 2014.

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Torquay are delighted to offer this impressive Riva Bravo 38 for sale. She has a deep V hull tapering at the transom, ensuring that she offers speedy and smooth trips. Once I stepped onto her I was pleasantly surprised with the spaciousness and the imaginative functional design which has permitted space for a large saloon and a forward double cabin with privacy curtains. With a smart corner galley, ample headroom and a generous heads with shower she makes for comfy living. With many extras and updates she is a great boat at a realistic price.
If you would like more information or if you would like to organise a viewing then please contact me.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Riva Bravo 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jane Robinson of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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