This custom-built Friendship Sloop was built by one of the best builders of classic wooden boats, the Ralph Stanley Boatyard of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Freedom was owned and sailed by one owner for over 30 years, and her current owner of four years cannot sail her due to time restraints. She has been meticulously maintained and is in excellent condition. She has been stored inside winters at Great Harbor Boatworks (formerly the Ralph Stanley Yard). Replacement cost would exceed $250,000. Freedom is a beautiful example of Maine-built craftsmanship and represents a very good value.
Please contact Kathe Newman at (207) 244-5560
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Ralph Stanley Boatyard
Designer: Ralph Stanley
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 9 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Ballast: 3000 lbs
Headroom: 5 ft 11 in
Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 6
7/8" cedar planking over oak frames. Oak stem, keel, floor timbers, horn timber, stern frame, and deck beams and fastened with bronze screws by the Ralph Stanley Yard of Southwest Harbor, Maine. External 1800-lb. lead keel secured with bronze bolts. 1200 lbs. of interior ballast as well. Decks and cabin top are canvas over plywood, painted blue. Cedar decks, cockpit seats and soles. Varnished mahogany toe rails, hand rails and caps. Cockpit is 6'6" long.
27 HP Volvo 3-cyl. diesel, 2001. Very low hours. 1" bronze shaft. Wet stern exhaust with Waterlock muffler. Single-lever controls.
Sails and Rigging
Mainsail, staysail, and two jibs, one roller furling. Main with spruce gaff and boom, self-tending jib with boom. Spruce mast. All spars varnished. Tiller steering. Dacron running rigging, Stainless steel standing rigging.
Sleeps 4 below. Two 6'6" vee berths forward with lockers below. Privacy door. Next aft starboard is 16" hanging locker. Next aft to port is enclosed head with fold-down SS sink w/cold water. Mid-cabin galley with 2-burner alcohol stove and lockers below to starboard. To port is a SS sink w/bronze hand pump and ice box below. Next aft, port and starboard, are two quarter berths, 6'4" long. Six bronze opening ports with screens and cabintop hatch for good ventilation. Varnished pine ceiling and varnished mahogany cabinsides and trim. Painted sole.
Auto. Elect. Bilge Pump
Ritchie Compass, bulkhead mounted
Fenders & Dock Lines
Cockpit Instrument Panel
This custom-built Friendship Sloop was built by one of the best builders of classic wooden boats, the Ralph Stanley Boatyard of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Freedom was owned and sailed by one owner for over 30 years. She has been meticulously maintained and is in excellent condition. She has been professionally stored inside winters, which is reflected in her status. Replacement cost would exceed $250,000. Freedom is a beautiful example of Maine-built craftsmanship and represents a very good value.
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.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-239-9148Tel: (207) 266-5574