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Freedom 40

Build year:  1984

Basimakopoulos Shipyard., Greec...

Sailing boat for sale

37,500 EUR

  • Indigo Yachting
  • Unit 3 Martins Barn
  • PO20 7BX Chichester
  • United Kingdom
  • +44 1243 88 45 55
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Freedom 40, built 1980. From the design boards of Gary Holt comes this immediately recognisable and uniquely designed pioneering sailing yacht from the 80s. To those unfamiliar with the Freedom 40, the lack of standing rigging becomes instantly noticeable as soon as you step onboard, making for a far less cluttered deck. Westerbeke 42Four 39hp diesel engine (1991), Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins plus 3 in saloon. Located and ready for viewings at the Basimakopoulos Shipyard.Dimensions DetailsMax Draft / Drive Down: 4.2 FeetConstruction DetailsHull Shape: Additional Information: Blue GRP hullWhite GRP deck with non-slipWhite GRP superstructureCentreboard swing keelTransom hung rudderWheel steeringOwners commentsPurchased as a sail-away yacht in 1980 with interior mouldings fitted. The owner carried out subsequent interior carpentry to a professional standard. Classic layout with two forepeak bunks, toilet and washbasin (and shower) section, saloon, and galley vis-a-vis a large navigation table. Separate aft cabin with double bed.Solid hull, no osmosis presence since a minor treatment in 1987. The vessel hit a channel marker in 1982, which took out a fist-sized chunk of GRP from the stem above the waterline. Repaired andinvisible now.The foresail wishbone was replaced in 2007 after sustaining damage during an unplanned gybe in storm conditions off the southern Spanish. No other damage to the vessel.Tank DetailsFuel: 300 ltrs/phNo of fuel tanks: 1Water: 300No of water tanks: 2Holding: 50 ltrs/phNo of holding tanks: 1Holding Tanks: YesNavigationNavigation AidsPlotter: Handheld Garmin GPSCompass: Binnacle compassSpeed Log: Trailing speed logWind Indicator: Mast-top wind indicatorDepth: Depth sounderAdditional Navigation Information: Owners comments Gazella was intentionally rigged as a "low tech" vessel to avoid digital obsolescence in more remote cruising areas (read: Portugal 1980s and 90's). Navigation is paper-based and by portable GPS plotters. A reliable echosounder and high-quality compass will be included: no AIS, no radar, no anemometers and no onboard wifi.Rig/SailsSails DetailsMainsails: 2x Red Single line reefing Dacron Dolphin sails mainsail 1980Spinnaker: Blue and With striped Dacron Spinnaker 1984JIB / Staysail: White Dacron storm jib 1984Additional Information: Owners comments Currently, Gazella is fitted with the refurbished first set of sails, manufactured by Dolphin Sails UK.Sails are wrapped around, i.e. double layered and are much less stressed than modern Marconi riggedsloops.A set of newer wrap-around sails will be included in the sale. These are made from slightly heavier fabric and are more suited to windier locations. Mainsails are both equal in size, although not exactly interchangeable, and about 350 sq ft each in size.They can be reefed by single line slab reefing, reducing sail area by about one-third. Typical reefing is to drop the entire mizzen and just sail by foresail alone.Gazella can set an asymmetric spinnaker or light weather staysail from the mizzen top, using runningbackstays to support the mizzen mast. Spinnaker is pale blue and white ve1tical striped, ca. 800 sq ft insize. The light weather staysail is about 500 sq ft. A heavy-duty storm sail can also be set from themizzen top and requires the foresail boom to be dropped to the deck.The freestanding rig with wrap-around sails and wishbone booms that are hoisted is an excellent low-effort rig, i.e. can be sailed with minimal winch use. The main winch is only used to pull up the last 25% of the sail. The rig is self-tacking, making upwind passages simple. Beam reach to downwind legs are best. The wishbone booms naturally steady the sails and provide superb stability.Rig DetailsAdditional Information: Freestanding Aluminium mastsOrignal wooden wishbone boomsSafety EquipmentSafety Equipment DetailsEPIRB: NoLife raft: Deck mounted 6 person Viking life raft last serviced 2015No. Life Jackets: 6Jack Stays: NONo. Life Buoy: 1No. Dan Buoy: 0No. Electric Bilge Pumps: 0No. Manual Bilge Pumps: 2Radar Reflector: NO Emergency Tiller: YES Gas Alarm: NO No. Of Fire Blanket: 0 No. Of Fire Extinguishers: 3 EquipmentDeck Equipment DetailsWindlass Make: Quick electric windlassAnchor 1: 45lb CQR anchor with 70m/10mm chainAnchor 2: 35lb CQR anchorAnchor 3: 20lb Folding grapnel anchorAdditional Information: Various warps6 x FendersWooden board pasarelleBoathookRemovable swimming ladderDeck showerBimini covering entire cockpit 2015Sail coversLED navigation lightsHandheld hornTenders & Toy DetailsTender: 3 Person Nest hardshell dinghyOutboard Make: Seagull outboardElectronicsElectrics DetailsOn-board Voltage1: 12VOn-board Voltage2: 24VOn-board Voltage3: 220VDomestic Batteries: 2 x 12v inline (24b) 100amp/h domestic batteries 2016Engine Batteries: Engien start battery 2022Battery Charger Make: CTEK 24v Battery chargerShore Power: NO Solar Panels: 150W solar panels Additional Information: Owners commentsThe domestic power supply is 24v. All lamps are retrofitted to LED operation, with theexception of the steaming light at the top of the mast. 24v is provided by two 12v l00Ahstandard batteries connected in series. Solar panels are sufficiently sized to run the fridge and pressurised water systems indefinitely.An Autohelm autopilot was fitted in the late 1980s but this is no longer functional and requires replacement.Machinery DetailsEngine Age: ReplacedProp Type: FeatheringDrive Type: ShaftAdditional Information: ZF Gearbox3 blade feathering propOwners commentsAn extensive set of spare parts will follow the sale of the vessel, including propeller anodes.Careful service was carried out by the owner, including yearly engine oil changes. Waterpump impellers, diesel filters, belts etc... all changed to the manufacturers recommendation andlogged on the boat. The wiring harness of the engine was entirely replaced in 2009. The seawater to primary cooling water heat exchanger was replaced with an OEM part in 2010. A new starter battery will be


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1 x Westerbeke 42 Four Diesel Engine (1991)

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