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Etap 32S



Etap 32S for sale




32' 3"


11' 3"


4' 3"

Keel type

Tandem keel


Volvo diesel



The Etap 32S is a modern fast family cruiser with the usual high build quality and careful and innovative detailing of the Etap brand. Like all Etaps, she is 'unsinkable' - even if holed Etaps will not just float but still be sailable, though a little slower. This 2004 Etap 32S is a shallow draught tandem keel version with EVS steering, and is in very good condition throughout, with quite a lot of recent updates. The present owners have owned her since 2011 and sailed her both locally from their SW England base, and cruised from there to Brittany and the west coast of Scotland. They are only selling now because they have now bought a larger Etap.

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Etap were a large Belgian company with a variety of products, and have been building yachts since 1970. In 1990 the yacht building division was split off as a separate company, Etap Yachting. In 2008 the Etap yachting division was bought by Dehler, but in 2009 Dehler then became insolvent. Etap briefly restarted as an independent company, but then again ceased trading.

Etaps have always been 'different' - all their boats are unsinkable, with double skins and closed-cell polyurethane foam. This also gives excellent insulation to the interior, minimising condensation. The company makes extensive use of custom aluminium and stainless fabrications produced in-house. Etaps are not cheap, but are very well engineered and built.

In production until the company ceased trading, the Etap 32S is a modern fast cruiser with some unusual but practical design features, and all the high quality engineering that made Etaps different from other production boatbuilders.



Engine details

Volvo Penta MD2020D 3-cylinder diesel with 120S Saildrive, freshwater cooled, run approx 850 hours. Serviced annually. Sail drive gasket replaced 2018.

Fuel tank capacity

82 litres


Two bladed


Trojan T105 (2 off 6V providing 12V) deep cycle. 225AH services batteries and Varta 12V 40AH engine start battery

Battery charging /electrics

Engine alternator and shorepower dual output battery charger plus 100 watt Lensun solar panel fitted to spray-hood with MTTP controller. Solar charges domestic batteries only. Fuel and water tank gauges and battery monitor built into main switch panel.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Fractional sloop rig, Selden twin spreader alloy mast, boom and gas strut rod kicker. S/S standing rigging renewed 2017. Dyneema halyards new 2017. Removable mainsheet traveller.


Crusader Sails fully battened mainsail, three reefs, new 2017


Crusader Sails roller genoa with padded luff, new 2017

Genoa furling



Cruising chute - little used

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 30 2-speed self tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar 16 self tailing

Bower anchor

10 Kg Delta, new 2020, with 30 metres 8mm chain and 5o metres anchorplait warp. NB: this is not the anchor shown in some of the photos above.

Kedge anchors

10 Kg Danforth with chain and warp totalling 45 metres.

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence Anchorman


Etap EVS vertical steering system. Also emergency tiller.


Raymarine ST4000

Steering compass

Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass

Handbearing compass

Plastimo Iris 50

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood with fitting for solar panel, cockpit table, fitted covers for panoramic saloon window and EVS. Stackpack type cover for mainsail.

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Furuno GP32 GPS receiver.


10.1" daylight viewable screen Armor rugged Windows touch-screen plotter. Runs OpenCPN with 2017 charts for UK, Eire, Channel Islands and Northern France. Receives and displays AIS and Raymarine data.


Raymarine ST60

Depth sounder

Raymarine ST60


Raymarine ST60

VHF radio

Radio Ocean RO4800 with DSC and AIS reception, also wireless remote mic.

Radio receiver


Safety/emergency equipment

Lifebuoy etc.

Horseshoe with danbuoy and MOB rescue sling

Radar reflector

Tubular type

Bilge pumps

Electric and manual pumps


2 x fire extinguishers and fire blankets, flare set in date to 2021


Cabin layout

Forecabin, saloon, aft cabin and heads

Cabin heating

Eberspacher D2 Airtronic blown hot air diesel heating


4 - 6

Water tank capacity

170 litres including calorifier. Hot and cold pressurised water with Isotemp stainless steel calorifier.


Eno 2-burner and oven, serviced 2018 with new hoses and regulator


Coolbox with Isotherm refrigeration



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