Captains Log - For Sale


PURPOSE: To sell Compass Rose - £65,000

Part Exchange Considered (Rib boat or land in the Cornwall / Devon area

Having owned Compass Rose for not very long, approx 3 months I have made the decision to sell her.


If you have read my pages on her since buying you will see that I have had lots of improvements, upgrades & general maintenance done to her.


I am selling her purely because she is too big for me to handle alone. I can't drive & moor her up at the same time. I initially bought the boat when I was with a partner but having split I need a smaller boat.


Corvette 32 Classique built in 1991 with twin Volvo Penta 62hp diesel engines.


Excellent condition for her age she is an ideal live-aboard or perfect for cruising the coast or French canals.

With her smaller engines she cruises comfortable at 6.5 - 7.5 knots & is very economical on fuel



  • Exceptional spacious design only found in a Corvette 32.
  • Full underbody GRP osmosis treatment in 2013.
  • Full TEK DECK to side, aft & flybridge decking - applied 2010
  • Waste holding tank - Not connected.



  • Volvo Penta MD31A 62hp engines x 2 - 1420 hours
  • FULL engine space service January 2018
  • Extensive service Aug 2018
  • Partial Service June 2020
  • Good service history
  • New Vetus silencers
  • Very clean engine room
  • Battery charger system with shore power throughout
  • Eberspacher diesel heating system
  • BM-1 Battery Monitor system
  • Hot water system via calorifier - heated by engine & 240V shore power
  • 4 x Leisure batteries – 1 x engine start / backup battery



  • Synthetic teak
  • Davits for tender
  • Bathing platform
  • Fender baskets on transom
  • Flybridge cover
  • Flybridge cushions
  • Screen covers
  • Aft deck teak chairs & table
  • Folding mast
  • Manuel Anchor



  • Plastimo steering compass at lower helm
  • Matrix AIS/GPS GX2200E Fitted VHF Radio
  • JVC Stereo CD/radio system
  • GARMIN GPS map 550 colour chartplotter
  • Steering compass on flybridge
  • Depth & log
  • Blipper radar reflector
  • TV aerial



  • Warps
  • Fenders
  • Boathook
  • Crockery



  • Double aft cabin with en-suite heads & shower - electric heads
  • New galley rug
  • Curtains in saloon
  • Fwd twin with en-suite heads
  • Gas hob & oven
  • Double sink unit
  • Microwave
  • Parque wood floor in saloon
  • All new headlining
  • Fitted 32” Flat screen TV in aft cabin
  • 300 watt inverter fitted June 2020
  • 6 x USB sockets throughout the boat 2020
  • 2 x wardrobes & various storage under the beds, galley seats & side lockers.


  • Various manuals for most parts of the boat, schematics, receipts, service history etc.



  • Anti fouled June 2020
  • Hull pressure washed June 2020
  • New Anodes June 2020
  • Surveyed June 2020
  • Engines extensively serviced in 2018, partially serviced June 2020. They have been run weekly & have 1500 hours on them.
  • 300 watt inverter fitted June 2020
  • Electrics checked June 2020
  • New curtains in both cabins & partially in the galley.
  • New covers for both front cabin beds.
  • Deck wood varnished in July 2020.
  • Extensively deep cleaned throughout, all outside & inside lockers. June 2020
  • Hot water hose replaced. - June 2020
  • Electric toilet motor replaced Aug 2020



  • Aqua Marina 2020 Deluxe Heavy Duty Tender / Sports Boat Aluminium Deck 3m – New July 2020
  • Torqeedo 1103c Electric Outboard – New July 2020



  • Fuel tank 550 litres.
  • Extremely economical


I am unable to offer a fuel running costs as I bought the boat with a 3/4 tank & have not filled up since.

I have taken her out on 2 separate occasions for approx 3 hr & I have also motored her from Falmouth Marina to Plymouth which took around 8 hrs. I've also run the engines on a weekly basis for approx 15 minutes.


The fuel gauges have moved down to the position as seen in the below picture. So being small 62hp engines she is very economical.

(I don't know why she has twin fuel gauges when she only has one fuel tank & for some reason the 2 gauges do not quite agree with each other)



  • 2 x life jackets & 4 x float jackets
  • 5 x Volvo Fuel Filter
  • 1 x New Impella - 1 X Used Impella
  • 4 x Impella gaskets
  • 6 x Filtration units
  • 2 x Oil Filters
  • 1 ltr Diesel Engine Oil
  • 1 ltr Synthetic Transmission Oil
  • 4 x Fan belts



Compass Rose was bought in 2018 by an elderly gentleman who spent money on various improvements & upgrades but then unfortunately went into hospital & got very little use out of her.


I've spent approximately 6k on various repairs, maintenance, improvements & additions since purchase. She runs well, both engines start first time & run smoothly, she cruises at around 6.5 - 7.5 knots.


Loads of paperwork, previous services history, repairs, installations etc plus manuals for various parts of the boat.


Since her last survey in June this year she has used 3 times, twice for journeys of around 90 minutes each & once for a longer trip when I moved her to Plymouth, 8 hrs. I make sure to run the engines for 15 - 20 minutes 1 - 2 times per week.


I am happy to pass on the survey report after a viewing, everything in the report was positive with a few advisories, most of which have been dealt with.


She's been a lovely live aboard for me this summer but a split from my partner has meant I now need to sell her primarily as she is too big for me to drive & moor up alone.


Moored at Falmouth Marina, she is ready to start having fun with. Sea trial welcome & own survey report commissioned if required.

Viewings / questions welcome.


Please email or call 0 7 8 6 7 7 7 4 8 8 9 (spacing to stop spam bots)


This is a private sale and you are welcome to make all of your own checks re ownership details. I have registered her under my own name with the UK small ships registry.


Sea trials welcome at buyers cost.


P/X Considered. I am open to a rib or speed boat or land in the southwest of England.