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Riva - 38 Bravo Special

Unique Riva 38 Bravo Special with cockpit hard top, numerous recent upgrades and twin 270hp Cummins diesel engines which give it an impressive 27 knots maximum speed. A well maintained example of these classic offshore sports cruisers with full service history. British Part 1 Registered. All offers will now be considered as the owner has just purchased a new boat.



  • Length overall: 40’9” (12.43 M)
  • Beam: 12’9” (3.88 M)
  • Draft: 3’1” (0.94 M)
  • Displacement: 11.5 Tons


  • Diesel (2 x s/s tanks): 202 Gal (920 Lt)
  • Fresh water: 70 Gal (320 Lt)

Mechanical and electrical

  • 2 x 270 hp Cummins diesel engines give 27 knots maximum speed (23 knots cruising)
  • Full engine instrumentation (946 hours) and Ultraflex twin lever controls
  • Trim tabs
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Side-Power bow and stern thrusters (2010)
  • 12 volt electrical system with independent thruster batteries, isolator switches and cigar lighter
  • 220 volt shore supply with ring main and Mastervolt battery charger (2011)
  • Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system (calorifier / immersion)
  • Lofrans electric anchor windlass with cockpit and deck controls (2010)
  • Electric bilge pump (2010)
  • Overhead cockpit lights
  • Windscreen wipers and washers (2)
  • Engine compartment blower
  • Blaupunkt casette player and Grundig KWV 1000 cabin radio
  • Automatic fire extinguishers in engine and fuel tank compartments (2011)

Navigation equipment

  • Furuno radar with electronic variable range marker (2010)
  • Standard Horizon CP300 chartplotter (2010)
  • Furuno GPS Navigator
  • Navico RT 6500 VHF radio with additional handset in cabin
  • Robertson AP100 autopilot with remote control
  • Raymarine Bidata speed and depthsounder
  • Datamarine depthsounder
  • White Star compass
  • Clocks (2), barometer, hygrometer and thermometer
  • Navigation lights including Sanshin remote controlled searchlight


  • Spacious open plan accommodation for 4 in recently upholstered and carpeted cabin
  • 2 “V” berths forward with deck hatch above
  • Privacy curtain divides forward berths from main cabin 
  • Comfortable full width dinette arrangement midships (2 settee berths)
  • Galley to rear of cabin on starboard side with fridge, Gaggenau hob and s/s sink
  • Separate heads compartment opposite with wash hand basin, shower and marine toilet with macerator / electric pump out
  • Companionway steps up to semi-enclosed cockpit with double helm seat to starboard
  • Additional seating (2 persons) to port with insulated freezer locker under
  • ‘U’ shaped seating area aft with table
  • Transom mounted teak bathing platform with s/s boarding ladder
  • Ample stowage including 2 hanging wardrobes and lockers under all berths / seats


  • Zodiac 6 man valise life raft (2010)
  • Coastal flare pack
  • Manual fire extinguishers (2011)
  • Inflatable tender with snap davits and 2.5hp Mercury o/b motor (2012)
  • S/s Danforth anchor with chain (approx 35 M)
  • Warps and fenders
  • Boat hook
  • Camper cover
  • Cockpit bimini cover
  • Instrument cover
  • Cockpit carpet
  • Ensign staff
  • Fishing rod holders (2)


In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

Category:Motor Boats
Subcategory:Offshore Cruisers
Sales status:Sold
Model:38 Bravo Special
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1980
Length:12.19 m/40 ft
KW:540.0 hp
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