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Freedom Freedom 40 Aft Cockpit Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Freedom
  • Location: Menton
  • Year: 1985
  • LOA: 43'0" (13.11m)
  • Beam: 12' 0'' (3.66m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft:
  • Keel: Long
  • ID no.: 171151
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Diesel
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 627 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo MD30
  • Horsepower: 65hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 318 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6k
  • Top Speed: 8k

Broker Remarks

Freedom 40 for Sale. Designed by Gary Hoyt (former Finn Olympian and Sun World Champion), "Simena" is simply a great offshore cruising yacht.  A cat ketch, her innovative freestanding spar design has also stood the test of time and in 2004 the Freedom 40 became one of just 26 boats to ever be inducted into the American Sailing Hall of Fame.Elegant and head turning, "Simena" is a later design Freedom 40 (1985) with an aft rather than a centre cockpit, carbon fibre masts rather than the original aluminium, and fully battened sails mounted on tracks, instead of the original wooden wishbone booms and wraparound sails.A true blue water yacht, her sturdy balsa core construction, long keel and low centre of gravity make her very stable and seaworthy in all sea conditions.  She is ideal for sailing short handed or with an inexperienced crew and has a good turn of speed off the wind.  An electric winch handle makes raising the sails easy and an electric windlass with a foot switch handles the anchoring.  The cockpit is comfortable and the decks are wide and clear with all lines running aft to the cockpit.In 2010, "Simena" underwent a 7-month refit, with over £60,000 spent on a new teak deck, engine and elecrical equipment upgrades, rewiring and plumbing upgrades and lots of new equipment including a Hydrovane self-steering system, safty gear, rigging, ground tackle and navigation aids.  Below deck also saw a great number of improvements including brand new headlinings, new cushions and upholstery throughout, a new custom built black water tank (as yet unused!) and countless other upgrades and new equipment.  A full list of work undertaken is available on request, along with the 2010 survey and update.Her first owner had her delivered to Turkey where she cruised the Aegean before returning to the Channel Islands and a new owner who tackled the Atlantic Circuit with her.  She then moved to Holland before returning again to Cornwall for some cold water cruising and a £32,000 update.  In 2010 her current owners sailed her from Plymouth across Biscay and have been gently cruising with their little girl (now 5) in the Med ever since.  

"Simena" is a great boat for anyone wanting a bigger, well spec'd, ocean capable yacht which is easily sailed and has a roomy interior, vast storage space and large water and fuel tanks for increased independence.  She and her current owners have looked after each other extremely well but they are now reluctantly settling ashore and she needs new owners to begin a new chapter...British flagged and VAT paid, she is currently in the water at Menton-Garavan Marina, on the French Cote d'Azur, and priced for a quick sale.


Sleeps 7 in 1 Forward and 1 Aft Cabin with Double Berths and 3 Single Berths (one very small) in the Saloon.  A Pilot Berth could be reinstated if required – the space is currently occupied by a large dry storage cupboard which originally housed an engine-driven freezer.

The Aft Cabin has a Double Berth, Hanging Locker, Porthole to the Cockpit and Ensuite Head with Shower & Handbasin.  The Forward Cabin has a Double 'V' Berth, Hanging Cupboard and Seat and Ensuite Head with Shower & Handbasin.  (New Showers, Drains, Pump Assemblies and Pipework were fitted to both Heads in 2010).  Headroom in the cabins is a very decent 6'4"/196cm and 6'5"/198cm.

The Interior is constructed in teak with a Walk in 'U' Shaped Galley with Taylors 041 2 Burner Gas Cooker with Oven, Hotplate & Grill (Reconditioned in 2010 with All New Parts).  The Galley also boasts Twin Stainless Steel Sinks and a deep Isotherm 4201 top-opening Fridge (New 2000), along with some clever storage of cutlery and dishes.  A full gas inspection, service and upgrade were also carried out in 2010. (3 gas bottles are stored in the cockpit and externally drained.)

The Saloon area is well planned to allow easy access forward, whilst retaining maximum dining/seating.   Light prisms added during the deck refit have also increased the light below deck and added coolness in summer and warmth in winter.  3 ECS Sun Air Solar Fans were also fitted in 2010.  There is a Teak Cockpit Dining Table and a lovely Taylors Brass Diesel Cabin Heater (fully reconditioned in 2010 with a new Burner Assembly and Flue Deck fitting).  There is also a decent-sized Chart Table with Chart Light & Seat.  There are also a great many lockers and storage spaces throughout the boat.

Mechanical and Rigging


Designed by Gary Hoyt 

Built by Western Yachts, Falmouth in 1985

GRP Hull & Superstructure with Balsa Core (Hull repainted & Bottom epoxy coated in 1998) 

Teak Laid Decks & Cockpit (All Renewed 2010) & Teak & Stainless Steel Rubbing Strake   

Long Keel & Transom Hung Rudder 

Edson Wheel Steering


Volvo MD 30 65hp Diesel Engine 

Fresh Water Cooled 

Shaft Drive to 3 Blade Propeller (2004)  

Twin Fuel Filter System (Installed 2010)


240v and 12v system re-wired in 2010 refit

Mastervolt 1200 combi-system with remote at navigation table (2013)

150 amp alternator for domestic battery bank and 50 amp for engine batteries.

240v system has UK and euro sockets.

All 12v lighting is LED


Fuel Capacity approx. 318 litres (70 gallons) + 80 litres in Jerry Cans 
Fresh Water Capacity approx. 545 litres (120 gallons) + 40 litres in Jerry Cans 
Drinking Water Tank approx. 82 litres (18 gallons) 
Fuel and Water Tank Gauges – Non-Electrical

New Stainless Steel Black Water Tank fitted in 2010, with both Deck Pump-Out and Manual Pump-Out at sea. Generous Deck Vent.

Water System:

Pressurised Hot and Cold Fresh Water System 
Water Heated by Engine Calorifier and Immersion (New Immersion Element 2010)  
Power Survivor 35 Water Maker (Serviced and New Shaft 2010)


Cat Rigged Ketch

Unstayed Carbon Fibre Masts by Tillotson & Pearson International, USA

Rig Measurements: P 45.1 E 16.3; PY 40.8 EY 15.0

Conventional Aluminum Booms with Single Line Reefing

All Control Lines Lead Aft to Cockpit via Rope Clutches

Fully Battened Sails with new cars in 2011 and new battens in 2013

Hydrovane Self Steering Gear fitted 2010.  (Spare Vane Cover & Locking Pin)

Halyards and Sheets (2010)

Mooring Ropes & Springs (2010)

Webbing Jackstays (2010)

Mast Split Collar (2010)


Doyle Fully Battened Mainsail with 3 Reefs (1995) (Valeted & Serviced 2010) 

Doyle Fully Battened Mizzen with 3 Reefs (1995) (Valeted & Serviced 2010) 

Staysail (1995) (Excellent Condition) 

Mizzen and Main Storm Trisails (1987) (Excellent Condition) 

Cruising Chute (1989) (Excellent Condition) 

2 x Sailcovers (valeted & Serviced in 2010 and Refurbished 2011)


Self-Tailing Halyard Winch - Harken/Barbarossa 48.2 2 Speed

WinchMaster™ Electric Winch Handle

2 Self-Tailing Sheet Winches - Lewmar 40s


Ground Tackle:

45 lb. CQR with 50m Chain & 20m Octoplait 24mm

35 lb. CQR with 10m Chain & 50m Anchorplait Rope

Fortress FX 23 Folding Anchor (New 2010)

Quick 700 Vertical Windlass (New 2002 & Fully Serviced in 2010 with New Switches)

Large Anchor Trip Hook (New 2010)

Chain Grab Hook (New 2010)


Navigation Aids:

Sestrel Major Binnacle Compass (Reconditioned 2010)

Navman Tracker 5505i GPS Chart Plotter and C-Map MW3 (2010) with Navstation Interface

JRC 1500 Radar (New 2002)

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF, (New 2003)

Raymarine ST60 Log/Speed (New 2003)

Raymarine ST60 Depth, (New 2003)

Raymarine ST60 Windspeed & Direction (New 2003)

Raymarine ST60 Multi-function Display (New 2003)

Raymarine Autopilot 2007 (Reconditioned 2010)

Simrad A150 AIS Transponder (New 2010) with V-Tronix AIS VHF Antenna

Furuno NX300D Navtex & Deck Mount (New 2010)

ECHOMAX Active X-Band Radar Target Enhancer (New 2010)

Handheld VHF ICOM IC-M1EURO V and Charging Stand

All Navigation Lights replaced with LED Units in 2010

Aqua Signal Series 25 Masthead & Foredeck Combi (Steaming/Deck) & Aqua Signal Series 41 Stern Light (New 2010)


Safety Equipment:

6 Man Avon Liferaft (Serviced 2010 with new lashing straps but probably ready to be replaced)

Fire Blitz Automatic Fire Extinguisher 1.5kg 3.4m cubed for Engine Space (New 2010)

3 x 2kg Dry Powder Extinguishers (New 2010)

Fire Blanket

Guardrail Netting (New 2010)

Security System (New 2010)

McMurdo Smartfind (E5) 406 MHz EPIRB (New 2010)

2 x Horseshoe Lifebuoys (New 2010)

KIM MOB Rescue Sling (New 2010)

Jonbuoy Inflatable Danbuoy (New 2010)

McMurdo XL Grab Bag (New 2010)

Hand Held Halogen Searchlight (New 2010)

Safety/Boarding Ladder (Refurbished 2010)


Other General Equipment:

Sea Anchor (2010)

Deck Wash System (Currently Disconnected)

Avon Rover 2.8 Dinghy & Paddles/Repair Kit/Pump/Dinghy Bag & Cover (2010)

Mercury 2.5HP 2–Stroke Outboard (2010)

Warps & Fenders (New 2010)

Cockpit & Deck Awnings

Cockpit Cushions (New Zips 2010)


2 x Bosun’s Chairs

Wonderwash™ Hand Washing Machine (2011)

Sony Radio/CD Player with Saloon & Cockpit Speakers

2 x Electric Bilge Pumps (Rule 2000 Bilge Pump GPH & Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch New 2010)

Engine & Plumbing Spares

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