The Freedom 40 is a nimble centerboard kat-ketch with un stayed carbon fiber spars. It is incredibly easy to sail, performs beautifully and draws just 4' 3" with the centerboard up.
This classic Gary Hoyt designed Freedom 40 Center Cockpit is one of the first built in the UK by Freedom Yachts. Horizon was purchased in the Netherlands and shipped to the US in 2015. She is in excellent condition, not just for her age but in general overall. Without exaggeration she might be the best example of this classic design available.
S&J Yachts - Charleston
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Charleston City Marina
13 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
Broker of fine yachts and dealer for:
Island Packet, Seaward, Blue Jacket and Delphia
US Sales Ambassador for Discovery Yachts Group's full range including, Longitude Yachts, Southerly Yachts, Revelation Yachts, Bluewater Catamarans and Britannia Yachts
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The classic interior of the Freedom 40 CC features high-quality teak joinery and white paneling. The interior is split into two separate spaces (fwd cabin & aft cabin) with two private staterooms,one head in the forward cabin, a salon, galley and navigation station.
The Aft Cabin is aft of the cockpit. It features a large double berth, seat, storage above and below the berth. The head was removed by the previous owner. There are seven opening ports and one large opening hatch.
The large Salon has two settees (port settee converts to a double berth) and a teak drop leaf dining table. There are storage lockers beneath the settees and behind the starboard backrest.
The U-shaped Galley is to port of the companionway. It has a deep double stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressure water, a manual water pump, four-burner stove/oven, top-loading Isotherm 12V cold-plate refrigerator, ample counter space and plenty of storage.
The Nav Station houses the electric panel and features a seat and teak nav table. It is adjacent to the galley on the starboard side.
The Forward Stateroom has a V-berth with filler cushion, opening ports, an overhead hatch, and storage shelves under the berth.
The Fwd Head vanity is to port with a large hanging locker and the head is to starboard.
The Freedom 40 is unbelievably easy to handle and sail. Once the sails are set, drop off the mooring, or tack up to the anchor, snub up on the short stay, break the anchor out, heave it on board. Going to windward once the sails are sheeting in, which is easy to do as they are on tackles, not on direct leads to a genoa sheet; one merely steers the boat. Tacking is absolutely nothing as sheets do not have to be touched when tacking. Tack 20 times in 30 minutes and your crew will be not the least bit exhausted. Time comes to reach, just ease the sheets, sails swing out in a flat plane with little or no twist, no vang to rig and set up and no sheet leads to shift. Ease off onto a broad reach and look at the wind, if it is light in two shakes one can hang up a mizzen staysail of 400 square feet, giving a total sail are of 1,184 square feet. on a ten ton boat, she'll fly.
Bear off to dead downwind, dowse the mizzen staysail, ease the backsail to one side, swing dead downwind, shove the foresail to the other side wing and wing then overease sails i.e. ease them 10 to 20 degrees forward of right angle of centre line (amount of over ease will depend on helmsmanship and sea conditions) and the chance of jibing are nil. When desiring to alter course, depending on altering to port or starboard - it is hard to say which is windward and which is leeward, as is the frontsail the mainsail or the backsail? Half the crew will say your are on starboard jibe, half will say you are on port jibe! This could be a difficult rule interpretation in a dead downwind racing situation. To jibe, first trim the appropriate sail in, jib it over - easy to do as the wishbones are extremely light and have no tendency to rise or twist when trimmed.
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