Originally conceived by and built, to ABS class, for former Treasury Secretary William Simon, FREEDOM set the standard for the many near sisters that followed her launching. However she stands alone in terms of her spaciousness and distinctive interior configuration. She has excelled as a sailboat, having won both the very competitive St. Bart’s and Nantucket Bucket race series while enjoying with strong finishes in other events including the annual Shipyard Cup.
From June 2003 into January of 2004, she underwent a top of the mast to bottom of her keel bow to stern extensive refit that included a full paint job, hull and spars, at the McMullen & Wing Yard in Auckland, NZ. Every electrical, mechanical and operating system was inspected upgraded, repaired or replaced as needed. Generators were replaced, not rebuilt and her drive train from the engine aft was completely renewed with the latest system from Hundestad. The main engine was removed from the boat for a run on a dynamometer before being reinstalled using new LoRez mountings and couplings. In 2007 she wintered in Palma when she was again looked after with anything that needed attention.
In 2011 she was sold to an experienced hands on yachtsman who managed her many upgrades along with completing a detailed Buyer’s survey list. Due to a change in the owner’s plans the boat is back on the market for a new proud owner.
A yacht that has been fortunate to enjoy committed and caring owners, she is capable and has circled the globe. A great family/private yacht, she has developed a loyal following on the occasions when available on the charter market, making for a mix of a business or pleasure yacht.
Richly furnished and using the full beam of the yacht and encircled by large side windows to provide an expansive view of the surroundings. Large dinning area and table with U shaped settee aft and to port, and forward of which is the entertainment center with pop up TV. Opposite on starboard is a very comfortable sitting area in a U shaped arrangement of sofas. Centerline aft are stairs up to the pilothouse or down and aft to the guest and master cabins. Forward is access to the galley and crew area. Outboard beneath the side decks is plentiful amounts of storage space.
Fitted out in teak with a teak and holly sole. Five forward facing aluminum framed widows, port & starboard drop down side windows along with aft windows, some of which also drop down provide excellent 360 degree visibility. Directly in front of the wheel are the yachts operating and control systems with navigation gear and a nav area, with chart drawers, outboard to port. Above the helm is extensive array of monitors including a very complete systems alarm monitor. Split by the doorway to the cockpit/aft deck area, port and starboard cushioned seating with storage beneath lines the aft bulkhead.
Forward to starboard with its own entry is a special space on a yacht of this size. It is a full working office with desk, lots of storage/file drawers, communication access and internet capable. An L-shaped settee converts into additional sleeping space.
Located at the end of the aft passageway, it is generous in scale with a new king sized centerline bed with drawers beneath. Flanking are port and starboard nightstands outboard of which are full length hanging lockers. The port forward corner offers a custom fashioned sitting area, convertible to a child berth if needed. Inboard is a generous walk in wardrobe. A vanity makes up the starboard side, just aft of the Master Head, where a bathtub and separate large shower are fitted along with heated towel racks (in all heads). Overhead hatches and opening ports provide natural light and ventilation, while an escape hatch is available for emergency exit from the suite.
GUEST STATEROOM 1
There are three cabins for guests starting with the starboard side VIP cabin, which includes a large double berth, vanity/desk, and fold down Pullman berth, copious hanging locker and drawer and locker storage. The ensuite head with stall shower can also serve as a day head with direct access by a second door to the hallway. Opposite to port are two identical cabins comprised of twin berths with drawer storage below and night stand between, and a large hanging locker. Each cabin has its own ensuite head with stall shower.
There is no more used or enjoyed area onboard than this area. Undercover, with drop down side curtains, are two seating areas that can be used separately or together. A large U shaped settee is to port with straight settee along the starboard side. Two crafted teak tables, which can drop down to cocktail height and swivel, are located in each of these spaces, for outside dinning. At the forward end is a bar/serving area with icemaker and refrigerator. The after deck is spacious capable of holding several teak steamer style deck and lounge chairs and can be covered by a full awning as conditions require.
There are three (3) cabins forward, each with their own ensuite head and stall shower. The bow cabin has three (3) berths, port side cabin has two (2) berths and captain’s cabin, to starboard, has a double berth. There is a centerline companionway ladder to the main deck.
The crew mess is outboard to port aft of the captains cabin and includes a U shaped dinette with stainless refrigerator beneath. Entertainment system is on a bulkhead to starboard and access to the engine room, laundry, and additional refrigerator and freezer is to starboard.
Continuing aft, the galley spans the full width of the yacht with a well equipped working area to starboard and a pantry area to port. All working surfaces are Corian.
Sharp carousel microwave oven
True stainless steel commercial refrigerator
Double stainless steel sink with disposal
Overhead exhaust fan
Double stainless steel sink with ISE disposable
New Ice maker
New Miele dishwasher
(2) Miele Clothes Washer and Dryers
AUDIO AND VISUAL EQUIPMENT
All TV and VCR are multi standard
Satellite TV – KVH High Def HDII
3 US digital decoders
3 Caribbean digital decoders
PC based music server to main computer system
New flat screen TV
Computer monitor - flat screen
Sony TV, recessed on electric lift
12 disc CD
Alpine CD player
4 cockpit speakers
Sony TV with VCR
3 CD players (one per cabin)
CD player with speakers
New KVH Trackvision HD satellite antenna and receiver
New Navcom autopilot installed
Secondary Furuno radar and chart plotter installation with GPS compass
Upgrade to Nobeltech electronic navigation software
Genoa furler and vang dump switches at helm station added
SeaTel TAC 92 Sat TV w/34" dish
Fleet 55 - Phone/Fax/ISDN/MPDS
KVH Mini Sat - Broadband & Internet
Furuno 48 mile radar with RA-48 alarm
Simrad 96 mile radar with MARPA
Northstar 941X GPS (2)
Anschtz gyro compass
Scanti 350 watt SSB
Furuno 8500 VHF w/DSC
Hydra II full function displays (2)
Rudder angle indicator
Furuno D-fax 2008 weather facsimile
Prosser digital barometer
Panasonic PABX telephone system
Analog cell phone system (2 phones)
VHF - (2) Standard handled
Two way radios (6)
Custom computers with keyboard and flat screen monitor
Internal Wireless network
HP Office jet
Hydra II full function displays (2)
Rudder angle indicator
Furuno 8500 VHF w/DSC
B&G Hercules II full function display - crew mess & captains cabin
Furuno FM2610 VHF
Scanti 150 Watt SSB
B&G Hydra II full function display
Hewlett Packard - all in one printer
Custom computer w/flat screen monitor and keyboard
Northern Lights generators, (2) – 50kw 380 volt, w/full soundshields.
Stbd generator completely overhauled 2012
Port Generator received major service (turbos, starter, alternators, generators, fuel pumps, injectors and all heat exchangers) 2012
AC-380 Volt 3 phase 50-cycle & 220-volt single phase
AC-110 via transformer
Atlas Marine Shore Power frequency converter system
Master Volt 24/2500 Inverter – dedicated to selected outlets and computers
Master Volt AC charging system
Total of 30 batteries for Service/House/Engine start/Generators/Radio Bank
Rebuilt or replaced most electrical panels
All Batteries replaced in 2007 (Recently load tested and still good)
Engine room air conditioning added 2012
The engine room, entered by ladder from the crew area, has a single centrally located watertight door in its forward room bulkhead with an emergency escape hatch in the center of the aft bulkhead. This space has good head room throughout and AC/DC lighting. Well laid out, there is full walk around access to the main engine and one can get outboard of both generators. Forward of the engine room is the laundry space with two Miele washers and dryers, separate walk-in refrigerator and freezer, and an abundance of storage space for foodstuffs, dry goods, and other stores.
Caterpillar 3406C went through a major service to include: 2012
Turbos, starter, alternators, generators, fuel pumps, injectors, and all heat exchangers either replaced or rebuilt. All main engine exhaust components have been rebuilt. 2012
SAILS AND RIGGING
All winches are Lewmar and self tailing, 7 hydraulic
Primaries 2 #120 – hydraulic Rebuilt 2012 reversible
Running backstays – 2 #70
Mizzen mast & coaming area – 5 #65’s & 1 #50
Main house top – 6 #70’s, 1 #48, & 1 #700
Main Mast – 2 37-‘s & 1 # 52
Foredeck – 1 #70
New Lewmar sail control switches on aft deck
Sails and Rigging
Complete rebuild and service of Main, Genoa and staysail furler motors.
New running rigging replaced 2x Mizzen stay sail halyards, tender topping lift, stay sail halyard, Mainsheet, Main outhaul 2x running backstays.
Rondal spars and furlers
Stoway Main Mast
Southern Spars carbon fiber main boom
Sails – All by Doyle
Mainsail, roller furling with battens 2012
Mizzen, roller furling 2012
Genoa, roller furling, Stratis, 2011
Staysail, roller furling
Mizzen staysail, 1.5 oz in sock
Spinnaker, 1.5 oz in sock
Lofrans Super Ercole 380 volt AC horizontal windlassw/2 chain gypsies and vertical capstan & handheld remote control
Pool 350lbs / 160Kg Anchors w/swivels - port & starboard
120 meters 16mm stud link-galvanized chain - per side
Aluminum Fortress anchor - spare
Fender hooks w/leather covers (12)
Aere fenders w/covers (12)
Avon heavy duty commercial fenders (3)
SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND SECURITY
Zodiac SOLAS Cat A life rafts (3) w/hydrostatic releases
MOM 9 man overboard modules
MOM 8 man overboard module
406 EPIRB on house top
Personal EPIRBS (2) for life rafts
Full set of operating running lights
360 degree red mast head light
Remote control search light - mizzen mast
Air horn with automated fog horn
Grab bags (4) w/flares
SART (3) Search & Rescue Transponders
Personal Survival suits (8) USCG
SOLAS commercial grade man overboard rings port & starboard
Line thrower (2)
Smoke and dye markers
Mustang Air Force Life preservers (13)
Eval Olympia SOLAS commercial life jackets (24) w/lights & whistles
Intrusion alarm system
Onboard firefighting system
Engine room fire extinguishing system in:
Nitrogen bottles in laundry w/pressure switches to shut off fuel pumps
Fire extinguishers throughout - dry powder, foam or CO2
Gasoline powered portable bilge/fire in lazarette
EVAC U8 smoke hoods (2 per cabin)
Rotating red light in engine room
Carbon monoxide sensors in guest cabins
New ships alarm panel in engine room
4 battery operated smoke detectors fitted
Lifted onto aft deck by the mizzen boom or the topping lift is used with tender
Nautica R18W, rigid inflatable (New Fall 2007)
New115hp Yamaha outboard 2012
Center console w/wheel steering and new Garmin sounder, plotter combo installed 2012
AB, 2.9 Meter inflatable
15Hp Yamaha Outboard
Hull and superstructure are of welded aluminum, AWLgrip painted white with an Aristo blue cove and boot stripe, and red bottom. Her house has varnished solid teak covered sides and there are 8 oval opening ports in each side of her hull for the various accommodation sections. The aluminum rudder is on a full skeg and an aluminum centerboard is managed by a hydraulic lifting system. A full perimeter bulwarks is covered with a varnished teak caprail. Stainless pulpit, stern rails, and stanchions with double stainless wire lifelines. Port, starboard and stern gates. 6 Underwater lights have been added to her original construction. Her deck area, throughout, is covered in teak.
Gangway - stainless w/teak steps, starboard side
Passarelle folding type
Full set of runners and drop cloths for the interior
Deadlights for all port lights
Storm covers for all windows on deck
Handheld search light
Extensive inventory of spare parts
ABS inspection recently completed
New 65hp Tunnel Naiad hydraulic bow thruster. ABS approved
New 115hp 4 stroke Yamaha outboard for tender
New KVH High Def TV Satellite system HDII
New Nav Net III Furuno radar/plotter
New back up Autopilot
All A/C compressors, air handlers, control panel, ducting were replaced.
New Breath Easy ultraviolet air purifiers in each duct.
Genoa furler rebuilt
Main sail furler inspected
New MSD tanks forward and aft.
New U shaped sofa, cocktail table, dining chairs, soft cushions for inside and outside aft deck.
All new teak furniture
Accessible tanks were opened and cleaned.
Most electrical panels have been upgraded or rebuilt.
New hull paint.
New Cockpit paint
All railing removed and teak cap rail stripped and recoated.
Upgraded walk in freezer
Added SC-30 Compass
Upgraded bridge NAV Computer with more hardware and latest Nobeltec Timezero Trident Software
Installed multi drive cluster disk server on boat network with over 2000 movies and TV shows for Apple TV connections