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1986 Freedom 38

Tacoma, Washington

$75,000

Great liveaboard or cruising sailboat! 

The Freedom 38 is probably the smartest mid-size cruising sailboat ever designed and built. Simple to sail, simple to maintain, and simply a joy to cruise, this Gary Mull designed, Tillotson-Pearson built boat stands out as a timeless, excellent choice for coastal cruising. Fin keel, spade rudder, huge main, self taking jib, no standing rigging, lines led aft to the cockpit all combine to provide effortless, easy to control sailing performance.   Upwind sailing is a breeze. To tack, simply put the helm over.   Crash jibes are no issue with the very forgiving carbon fiber unstayed mast.   Wide, flat hull sections provide high form stability. This coupled with a flexible mast which bends off in puffs to depower the mainsail for less healing and flatter, more comfortable sailing.   Quality of build is excellent with a beautiful, hand fitted and hand crafted teak interior. Most furniture is glassed and tabbed to the hull and deck and there’s minimal use of interior liners.   Close examination of details and design will reveal why Ferenc Mate’ included Freedom Yachts and Tillotson-Pearson in “The World’s Best Sailboats".

Basic Boat Info

Make: Freedom
Model: 38
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: wat002465970
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Beam: 12'6 ft
Min Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 18,000 lb
Dry Weight: 15,400 lb
Ballast: 5,530 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3gm30f
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 12
Cruising Speed: 7 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 64 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 12 gal

Other

Heads Count: 1
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers

Contact

Matt Palmer CPYB
Please contact me for more information on this yacht at 253-310-7162 or email matt@nwyachtnet.com
NW Yachtnet

Office

NW Yachtnet
Tacoma Waterfront Office 1717 Dock Street
Tacoma, Washington, US, 98402
Tel:1-253-310-7162
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION
  • Raytheon SC70C color radar/plotter on stainless steel swing arm bracket at companionway
  • 2KW Raymarine closed array radome mounted on stainless steel pole on port quarter
  • C-Map cartridge for Puget Sound to Claycroft Island
  • B&G Network wind, speed, and depth instruments at steering pedestal
  • Raymarine Autohelm 4000 autopilot
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass on steering pedestal
  • Horizon fixed VHF radio
  • Handheld VHF radio
  • Clarion XMA-1 CD/AM/FM player with 6 CD changer, (2) cockpit speakers and (2) salon speakers
  • Remote control for stereo in cockpit
  • Seth Thomas clock and barometer mounted on main bulkhead
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
 
  • Yanmar 3GM30F 27hp diesel engine fresh rebuild 
  • Three blade feathering Max-Prop
  • Engine controls on steering pedestal
  • Engine control panel in cockpit with tachometer, visual and audible alarms
  • 34 Gallon 5052 grade aluminum fuel tank
  • USFDA approved polyethylene 64 gallon water tank
  • Variable speed water pressure pump with accumulator tank
  • 6 gallon hot water heater: 110V and engine heated
  • Shower drain pump with overboard discharge
  • 12 gallon holding tank with deck pump out and overboard macerator pump
  • Manual Whale bilge pump mounted in cockpit
  • Bass 110V AC and 12V DC switch/breaker panel at nav station
  • (6) 6 volt deep cycle batteries totaling 750 amp-hours
  • (1) 12V starting battery
  • 12V smart charger
  • 750 watt inverter
  • Battery isolation/crossover switch
  • Marinco 110V 30 amp shorepower inlet fitting
  • Marinco 50’ 30 amp 110V shorepower cord
  • Marinco phone/cable fitting inlet fitting
  • Edson steering pedestal with 32” diameter stainless steel wheel and pedestal guard
  • Aluminum emergency tiller
  • Seas diesel cabin heater with 12V fan for stack heat recovery
  • (2) 1 gallon aluminum propane tanks in dedicated, vented cockpit locker
RIG & SAILS

 

The Freedom 38 has an amazingly simple and reliable rig. NEW STRONG TRACK sys just installed!!!  The freestanding carbon fiber mast has proven itself in over three decades of use including southern ocean storms.   In the 1982 BOC singlehanded round the world race “Lady Pepperell” was rolled twice in the Southern Ocean; her Tillotson-Pearson built free standing carbon mast stayed upright and intact. No spreaders, shrouds or backstay eliminates the leaks and numerous failure modes found with conventional stayed rigs. The gooseneck is laminated to the mast rather than screwed and is amazingly strong and reliable. With no backstay, the full battened mainsail has a very large roach as found on newer generation race boats.   Lazy jacks and full battens make handling this large sail very easy. Although the boat is very much mainsail powered, a self-tacking, small jib with camberspar boom helps windward performance. All lines are led aft to the cockpit where rope clutches and two self-tailing winches are placed under protection of the dodger and within easy reach of the helmsman.

  • TPI free standing carbon fiber mast painted white
  • Aluminum boom with two reef lines
  • Full battened, radial cut spectra mainsail with three reef points
  • Lazy Jacks and mainsail cover
  • Two reef lines led aft to cockpit
  • 4:1 boom vang led aft to cockpit
  • (2) Aluminum folding mast steps for hooking up main halyard
  • Signal halyard to masthead
  • Self-tacking, self vanging jib with camberspar and sail cover
  • (8) Lewmar rope clutches at cockpit
  • 4:1 Harken traveler with control lines led aft to Spinlock stoppers in cockpit
  • (2) Barient 27 self tailing winches at companionway for reefing, halyards, mainsheet, and boom vang
  • Line organizer in cockpit for coiling halyards, sheets and control lines with hooks and bungee straps
  • Winch handle holder in cockpit
  • (2) Locking winch handles
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

 

Listing agent CPYB Matt Palmer 253-310-7162  matt@nwyachtnet.com

 


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