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  • Manufacturer: Freedom
  • Location: Dartmouth, Devon
  • Year: 1985
  • LOA: 34'9" (10.59m)
  • Beam: 11' 0'' (3.35m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.27
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 171489
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Webasto
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 52 Gallons
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Horsepower: 28hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 23 Gallons
  • Cruise Speed: 6 knots
  • Top Speed: 7 knots

Broker Remarks

Freedom 35 Cat Ketch for sale. This is a good example of this popular cruiser, equally at home cruising the channel or crossing oceans.  A fast and very sea-kindly boat with good accommodation. 

Twin unstayed carbon fibre masts converted to tried and tested Tanton rig in 2006 by Hillyards by addition of tracks to both masts and mast fittings for suspension of the wishbone booms.  The advantage is that for downwind sailing the booms can be let forward of the beam.  This makes for a very stable, safe and fast downwind rig.  The rig is ideal for short- or single-handed sailing as the booms both tack on their own.  Many other items updated during the 2006 refit.

In second ownership and in the current ownership since 1997.  Kept in Bosham, Chichester from 1997 – 2013 and in Dartmouth 2013 to date.

THE FREEDOM EXPRESS has been used for family sailing and has been cruised along the South coast from the Solent to the Scilly Isles and cross channel as far as Belle Isles.

Accommodation

Sleeps 6 in 2 x double berths and 2 single berths in 3 cabins including saloon 

  • 6-foot standing headroom
  • Catalytic gas heater (mounted on bulkhead by chart table)
  • Webasto 3500 hot-air heating (fully serviced 2019)
  • Headlining (2006)
  • Portlights (2006)
  • Teak interior joinery
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Blue upholstery, covers and cushions (2006) 

Cockpit:

  • Companionway (to starboard)
  • Extended seat (to port)
  • Shower fitted in cockpit locker

Galley:

  • Linear galley
  • Plastimo Neptune 2 x burner gas cooker with grill and oven
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Keel cooled Frigoboat fridge (2006)

Saloon:

  • Chart table (opposite heads compartment)
  • Settee
  • Table (lowers to convert to double berth)

Forecabin:

  • V berth with infill to make a double berth

Aft Cabin:

  • 2 x single berths
  • Engine box in centre
  • 3 opening ports (to cockpit)
  • Locker space

Heads:

  • Marine toilet
  • Sink

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 1985 by Freedom yachts to a design by Gary Hoyt

 

Registered #: 710345

Tonnage: 8.14

 

  • White GRP hull (hull moulding is balsa cored from deck to waterline, with solid GRP below), deck (heavily laid up GRP / end grain balsa core laminate) and superstructure
  • External lead ballast keel (faired into the GRP hull with a thin skin of epoxy or polyester filler).
  • Long keel with transom hung rudder attached to base of keel, encapsulated lead keel
  • Aft Cockpit
  • Whitlock wheel Steering (pedestal overhauled, and bearings fitted (2017/18)
  • Bow re-gelled (2018/19)
  • All paint removed from underwater hull and re-epoxied with 5 x coats GEL shield (2017/18)

 

Engine:

  • Volvo 2003 3-cylinder 28 hp inboard engine (1985)
  • Drive coupling / spline replaced as recommended
  • Injectors service (2011)
  • Shaft drive to a fixed 2-bladed propeller
  • Prop shaft (2006)
  • Shaft seal and engine mounts (2006)
  • Cables (2006)
  • Cutlass bearing replaced and housing overhauled (2019)
  • Fuel consumption approximately ¼ to ½ gallon per hour at cruising speed
  • Cruising speed approximately 6 knots
  • Engine controller (2006)

Electrical:

  • 12v system
  • 2 x Varta 12v domestic batteries (2018)
  • 1 x 12v dedicated engine start battery (2016), linked to solar panel, engine alternator and mains charger
  • Starter motor (2018)
  • Batteries charged by engine alternator
  • Cabin lights (2006)

Water System:

  • Pressurised hot and cold-water system
  • Water heated by engine heat exchanger
  • Solar panel, for trickle charging on mooring (2006)

Tankage:

  • Fuel capacity 23 gallons in 1 x stainless steel tank
  • Fresh water capacity 52 gallons in 2 x stainless steel fixed tanks plus 1 x flexible plastic tank (2006)

Rigging:

  • Cat Ketch rig
  • Twin unstayed carbon fibre masts (Rig converted to Tanton Rig by Hilyards 2006)
  • Wishbone booms
  • No standing rigging
  • Hercules 10 mm  running rigging (2019)
  • 8mm running rigging to wishbone booms
  • Stakpak sail covers
  • All lines led back to cockpit
  • Spinlock 8-14 rope clutches x 13 (2006)

Sails:

  • Wilkinson’s sails Mizzen (2007)
  • Wilkinson’s sails Mainsail (2007)

Both in good condition as not heavily used and professionally maintained each winter

Winches:

  • 1 x large self-tailing electric winch
  • 1 x small self-tailing manual winch

Inventory

Navigation Equipment:

  • Raymarine ST60, including autopilot, depth sounder, wind instrument and log (2006)
  • Standard Horizon chart plotter (2006)
  • Standard Horizon VHF, with external cockpit mike controller
  • Fittings for navigation station (2006)

Anchoring and Mooring Equipment:

  • 25 lb CQR anchor
  • 60 metres of chain
  • 15 lb Gilding anchor
  • 15lb CQR anchor
  • Lofrans electric anchor windlass
  • Mooring warps
  • Fenders
  • Boathook

General Equipment:

  • Foredeck locker
  • Brown spray hood (2002)
  • Fixed yacht legs
  • Yamaha 2-stroke 5 hp outboard engine (2007)
  • Rib Eye RIB (seats between main and mizzen masts)

Safety Equipment:

  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Guard wires (2018/2019)
  • Gas locker
  • Remote gas safety valve (2019)
  • Skin fittings (2006)
  • Radar reflector (2006)
  • Handrails (re-bedded, 2006)
  • 2 x fire extinguishers (2019)
  • Fire blanket
  • Lifebuoy with light
  • Inflatable danbuoy

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