Duelist 32ft Lifting Keel, GRP Sloop


Price: £8,500 GBP
Location: Walton-on-the-Naze CO14 8SL  GB
Make: Duellist
Year: 1979
Condition: Good overall condition
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


The 32ft Duelist is a no nonsense lifting keel yacht designed for ease of handling and provides a comfortable, spacious family cruising vessel. The Duelist is often favoured for single handed or short handed sailing. Ideal for shallower coastal sailing, with stability assisted by a well ballasted shoal keel through which the centreboard hinges. Unlike many lifting keel boats, the Duelist has a very strong winching post with modest housing inside the saloon, which is cunningly combined with the galley units. Poltroon is a respectable example of the class, has been well maintained and is offered in a a good overall condition. An Alan Hill design, with up to 6 berths and a headroom of 6ft 2inchs.  She is a well fitted out yacht, has a fully battened main sail which adds to the performance credentials of the class. Poltroon is also offered with a 3 person inflatable tender and hardly used [10 hours] Mariner 3.3HP outboard engine.



Length Overall: 10.00m
Length At Water Line: 8.66m

Beam: 3.25m
Draft: 1.93m
Max Draft: 1.93m
Keel Up: 1.12m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gallons
Displacement: 5.00 tonnes
Engine Power: 20hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Lifeline Mouldings
Designer: Alan Hill
Boat Name: Poltroon


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement


Engine Model: Bukh 20
Engine Description: The 20HP Bukh engine was last serviced in September 2107, and has been regularly run up during the winter of 2017/18.

Engine controls are by a Morse lever. Transmission is through a Bukh gear box, prop shaft and 3 blade bronze propeller. Direct sea water cooling.


The Duellist has a displacement hull with shoal keel and centre plate – an effective combination which offers performance and stability.

The shoal keel includes 2.3 tonnes of lead ballast.
The hull, decks and superstructure are of white GRP. Internal headroom is 1.88mtrs [6ft 2”].


The Duellist interior layout is spacious and accessible. Storage space makes for extended cruising, if required, with capacious lockers throughout.
Once in the saloon, the galley is to port, and a chart table and navigation station to stb’d. Mid saloon an” L “shaped double bunk settee with a saloon table to port

plus a settee berth to stb’d with a pilot berth over.  There is a large V berth in the forward cabin,  6ft 8inchs length, bunk cushions. The heads with shower compartment and hanging locker separates the cabins.

Vast lockers are accessible from the cockpit.


Heating – Taylors paraffin heater in saloon with Taylors exhaust system.
Gas fired water heater in Heads [Rinnai REU 38E]

External _ 1 x Hyspeed 510 Windlass anchor winch.

Winches – 2 x Halyard and 3 x sheet winches. Harken two way,
Sails: Sail Spar Boom, recently replaced,with outhaul and 2 slab reefing lines
Spinnaker pole.
Genoa reefing using a continuous line Sail Spar roller reefing system.

Fully battened Mainsail
Furling Genoa
Cruising Chute
Working Jib  –  All in good condition

Navigation Equipment:

Garmin GPS 120
Yoeman Plotter
Ray Marine ST60 Depth and speed plus repeater.
Autohelm SP2000.

VHF Radio -Simrad RD 68


Ground Tackle – 1 x CQR anchor 16 kgs
1 x Bruce anchor 9 kg.
1 x Hyspeed 510 Windlass anchor winch.

Safety Equipment:

Radar reflector, Flares and Dan buoy.

3 person Inflatable dinghy with 3.3 Mariner engine and oars.


Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith.

All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise.

We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party.

M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey