Rival 32 for Sale

Good Morning / Afternoon to you all.  It has been far to long since I have written. I apologise from the bottom of my heart.  Carlotta, Troskala and I are back in the British Virgin Islands working for The Moorings Charter Company.  I am now the Captain of a luxury Catamaran with my first mate and chef Carlotta. We have been so lucky and so busy.  I have a lot to write about and within the next week you will all receive a blog highlighting what has happened to us in the past 5 months, which I think you will find very interesting.   For now though we have some distressing news. I have already mentioned this on Facebook but it is only fair that you all are part of this new development.   Please see the below and feel free to ask any questions.  All the best for now and we shall speak soon.

So this is it, a sad day for Carlotta and myself but the start of a new life for someone else. For one minute of this day open your minds to the opportunity of sailing the high seas, living a dream and experiencing an adventure that far exceeds a two week vacation in a mundane resort. Think about changing your lives for the better, sell the car, the house, pay off your debts, put the children into care and buy this yacht. What would be better than a 32 foot yacht, strong, reliable, safe and beautiful in every way (sorry Carlotta). It is not all about size (as Carlotta informs me daily) but about and safety and design; Troskala ticks all the boxes in regards to stability (AVS) and displacement. This is your chance to buy what is probably the best Rival 32 in the world as mentioned by people far more experienced than me. Incredible enhancements have been made to Troskala and no expense spared throughout. She comes with a new engine the latest in navigational software and much more (please see the below inventory. I hear you ask the meaning of the name. Well Troskala means beautiful curves and she certainly carries them well. You will be the proud owner of a classic sailing vessel. Troskala has sailed over 10,000 miles in the past year. My worries throughout all of my passages between the UK to The British Virgin islands were to do only with my capabilities and not the capabilities of this fine sailing vessel. Troskala currently lies in paradise on the small island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. So, get on a plane and sail her back to European waters or why not keep her in the most idillic location in the world that is the BVI’s. She is ready for an ocean crossing and I cannot meet the needs of my other women so she needs a new man / lady to keep her looking good. There is a world out there and a world that needs exploring before it is two late. Troskala has given me a new career, many adventures, unbelievable friendships and the joy of escaping the ‘rat race’ and living a life that exceeds even my wildest dreams. So, this is your chance. She will sell and she will sell quick so take the step get the courage to improve your life and see the world. Please see inventory below and feel free to ask any questions. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so do not let it pass.

Troskala – Rival 32 MK2 1980

LOA – 9.70m
LWL – 7.47 m
Beam – 2.95m
Displacement – 5,300kg
Ballast – 1891kg
Sail Area – 45.4 sq m
Sleeps 6 in two cabins

Engine –

Complete engine refit:

New BETA 30 hp installed 2011
New propeller 2011
New Shaft 2011
New Throttle 2011
New BETA instrument Panel

Instruments and Systems –

Standard Horizon Chart Plotter – CP180 with updated charts for US waters 2013
Digital Yacht AIS overlaying data on Chart Plotter
Sterling Pro Charge Battery Management System
Clipper Depth Gauge
Clipper Wind Gauge
Furono Marine Radar – Model 1715
Furono GPS – GP-31
Rutland 913 Wind Charger – Installed 2011 with charge regulator
Clipper Navtex
Autohelm ST 4000
Hydrovane installed 2012
Icom VHF Marine Radio – IC-M505
Plastimo Compass
MB Quart Nautical Stereo
Webasto Diesel Heater – Installed 2011
New Battery Monitor installed 2012

Deck –

Delta Anchor with 40 meters of 10mm chain and 40 meters warp
New rig installed in August 2012 (Z-Spar) this included: New Mast, tricolour and anchor light, New Boom, complete renewal of both standing and running rigging
Spinakker pole
New Spray Hood – 2011
New Life raft installed 2012 – 4 man
New Henderson Manual Bilge Pump operated at helm
Emergency antenna
Emergency ladder
2 domestic batteries and one starter battery New 2013
Avon Dinghy with Honda 2.3HP outboard
Distress Flares – In Date
SL Manual Windlass
Furlex 200s
New Crusader Sails 2012 – New Genoa, Main and sail cover. Heavy duty sails with UV resistant material all in excellent condition
Ghoster Sail
Spinnaker Sail with sock

Cabin –

New Quick Boiler installed 2011
New hot / cold pressurised water system installed 2011
Shower with hot and cold mixer
2 X 210 litre Tek Tank water tanks installed 2012 with water gauge under V Berth
New Marine Bedding double mattress with memory foam and fitted sheets
New Plastimo 200 cooker 2011 including grill, oven and two hobs. Gas system also updated to be Gas Safe registered
Salt Water Tap
Jabsco Marine toilet
Hew Houdini Hatches replaced in 2012

Jack-stays – New 2013

4 thoughts on “Rival 32 for Sale

  1. Wow! You did it! Congrats on the job. I can understand why you need to sell Troskala – sad say though. You could get her back to the UK and use her as a pad when you are home though?

    All the best to you both, sorry we missed you when you were back but maybe when you are visiting again someday. Keep the blog up and we may find you in the Caribbean some day! Only 3-4 years until we departs for sunnier climes.

    Mark and Heather

  2. Hello Mark. It is lovely to hear from you. Yes, we are sorry we could not meet up on our visit to Europe but most of our time was spent in Spain. We may be heading back for a week in August so we will keep you posted. 3-4 years will fly. We used to have a calendar on our fridge and marked off each day until we could leave. How is Cariblue? I will be in touch with ROA also to see if anyone is interested. If I had time I would sail her back but time is something we have very little of, which is unfortunate but certainly not as much of a problem as before. We will talk soon but please send our regards to Heather and Jess. All the best. Oliver & Carlotta

    1. If you come back in August, we might be around to take you out on Cariblue! yes she is fine, I am getting her ready for the new season and we are hunched over charts planning the first trip of the year to the Channel Islands. Try http://www.apollosuck.com for Troskala as that is probably better than the ROA (although they are worth a try too). Good luck with the sale and hopefully catch you for a beer in August.

  3. Hi Capt Ollie and First Mate Carlotta, We met in Peniche. I predicted you’d get a job. Clever aren’t I? Anyhoo, I’m here in Tortola, end of May. Are you still here? Would be great to catch up.

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