The Freedom 39 is an exceptional cruising vessel that is both easy to sail and comfortable to live on. The schooner rig is well balanced and the freestanding masts allow for easy sail handling for short-handed or solo crews. The aft cockpit is comfortable for six to eight passengers and in foul weather the pilothouse offers protection from the elements while providing full 360 degree visibility from the dinette. The Ron Holland hull design delivers strong performance with a cruising underbody that features a long modified fin keel and skeg hung rudder. The 5'6" draft is suitable for Bahamas and Florida cruising, and the mast height is ICW friendly. This is a boat that can take you places in comfort and safety. Perhaps an old review from Yachting World magazine says it best: "...The rig is elegantly simple, easy to handle and so well suited to cruising. The hull is fast and very well balanced and is fitted out with true live-aboard comfort for extended cruising. Few yachts can boast a basic specification anywhere near that of the Freedom 39."
This 39 is structurally sound in overall good condition but has a few needs for the handy buyer and is priced accordingly. Major projects include a galley rebuild, wiring updates, and some cosmetic improvements. The hull and deck are believed to be solid. There are no blisters or hull damage. Masts appear good. Interior mostly in good condition. Fuel tank and injector pump replaced in 2013. This is a terrific opportunity for the right buyer.
OWNER READY TO MOVE ON AND OFFERS ARE ENCOURAGED
The Freedom 39 has a remarkably roomy interior. There is a large V-berth forward with storage lockers aft. There is a large head aft to starboard and the galley area across to starboard. The galley needs a complete rebuild. The original galley was removed by the previous owner and replaced with a bar. Continuing aft is the pilothouse area with a large dinette to port and a single sette/berth to starboard, and nav area. Continuing aft is the large master stateroom to starboard and a second head to port.
Hull reported as solid and dry.
There are some small areas of dock rash in the blue hull paint that have been touched up 2015.
Bottom in good condition with no blisters.
Deck appears solid but has some typical gelcoat crazing.
Transom features a built-in swim platform.
Large cockpit has room for 6
All lines lead aft to cockpit
Ground Tackle: 2 fortress anchors with chain/nylon rode. New Rocna 25 Anchor 2015.
Seawolf Electric Windlass, operating condition unknown
Canvas: SST frame for both dodger and bimini but canvas is absent.
Operating Condition of all electronic equipment is unknown
Raymarine VHF radio
Icom AT-120 SSB automatic tuner (status of SSB radio TBD)
RayMarine C70 chartplotter (currently uninstalled)
Wiring on this boat reportedly requires a lot of work and needs to be organized & inspected, or replaced altogether. A complete list of electrical equipment is not yet available.
Sails include UK Dacron Main & Mizzen, recently serviced and reportedly in good condition
Carbon masts in good condition, painted white
New halyards, sheets & lazy jacks 2015
2-speed S/T Barient winches for sail handling
All lines lead aft to cockpit through line clutches
PowerMate Power winch for sheets and halyards
Yanmar 4JHE 40hp diesel, hours unknown.
Last run in 2012, owner currently commissioning engine for 2015.
New injection pump and fuel tank 2013
20 Doaks Lane, At Little Harbor
P. O. Box 924
Marblehead, MA 01945