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1988 Riva 38 Bravo Special

Chatham, United Kingdom


Riva 38 Bravo Special £39,500
One of the best Riva 38’s we have seen. Very original, Cummins V8 diesels. Wide beam makes her a stable platform and gives the cockpit a massive open area. Flexible cabin means she is perfect for day use or cruising for 4 adults. Quality of Riva is there and will always be there. A 2011 survey report is available on request.

Please call our Kent – Chatham Office+44 (0)1634 571605 for further information or to arrange a viewing.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £39,500
Boat Name: Bare Feat
Make: Riva
Model: 38 Bravo Special
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Riva Boats
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 37'2 ft
Length Overall: 37'2 ft
Beam: 12'7 ft
Max Draft: 3 ft
Displacement: 11,000 kg
Cabin Headroom: 6'2 ft
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: VT555
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 990
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: VT555
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 990
  • Engine Location: Starboard


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 L
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 100
Water Tank Capacity:

The Riva 38 Bravo Special, offers one double berth in the fore cabin and two single berths in the saloon, this is separated by a curtain from the saloon. Separate heads and shower to port with vanity basin. The salon feels spacious and open, the seating either side is very comfortable and has plenty of storage below and behind. With the rear cushions removed the seats become good sized single berths. Riva stainless steel port lights, to let plenty light into the cabin. The removable Riva saloon table can sit six people in comfort. Worktop with fridge below, 2-burner electric or alcohol hob. Single bowl stainless sink. Overhead storage for crockery, glasses, etc. Water heated via calorifier. Cabin heating via reverse cycle A/C.

Mechanical Systems

The Riva is powered by twin 1988 8-cylinder Cummins VT555 diesel engines producing 320hp each very low hours of 990 as of August 2019 (Full-service history), shaft drive to 3 bladed bronze propellers. Twin lever control. Fuel capacity of 400 litres in two stainless steel tanks. Cruising speed approximately 25knots with a maximum speed of approximately 35knots. Last out of water service April 2019. Bowthruster.

Electrical Systems

6 x 12-volt batteries charging from the engine alternators and battery charger, 240-volt shore power supply with 240-volt ring main and immersion heater.

Deck Equipment
  • 1 x Anchor
  • Windlass (electric)
  • Cockpit awning/enclosure
  • Bimini
  • Bathing platform
  • Boarding ladder
  • 6 x Fenders
  • 6 x Mooring warps
Navigation Equipment
  • Compass (Riva)
  • Speed/Log (Garmin)
  • GPS/Chartplotter (Garmin)
  • Autopilot (Raymarine)
  • Electronic charts
  • Paper charts
  • Navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Fire blanket
  • Lifejackets
  • Deck light
  • Spotlight
  • 2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys
  • MOB Sling
  • Liferaft (4 person)
  • Bilge pumps (3 x manual 3 x electric)
  • First aid kit
  • Radar reflector

Planing hull

History and Construction

Hull: GRP deep V but with flatter sections aft. Hand laid glass fibre construction off white finish. Deck: GRP moulded non-slip surfaces on side decks. Superstructure: GRP, stainless steel screen frame. Bathing Platform: teak laid grating Interior Colours: Blue/white with grey upholstery. Furniture finished in natural light teak; helm console finished with blue GRP moulding. Cockpit upholstery cream with blue trim. Helm seats cream with grey trim.

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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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