1981 Freedom 33 Cat Ketch
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33 Freedom Cat Ketch
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Our Docks!! (Westlake, Lake Union) Seattle, WA
- Hull Material:
- Last Listed Price:
- US$ 21,500
This Freedom 33 Cat Ketch was well built by Tillotson Pearson of Rhode Island back in 1981. Sisterships have successfully criss-crossed the Atlantic and enjoyed sailing tropical waters. This example has the updated booms with lazy bags attached to her free-standing carbon fiber masts.
We have just taken "Ocean Gypsy" in trade and we have priced it to sell. She clearly needs some love that a handy person could give but she has good bones, a great pedigree, newer (2017) sails, newer diesel engine and a Harken electric winch. She’s worth investing some time and energy into her and will bring a new owner a lot of joy in sailing (especially short handed) and cruising the islands. She is available for viewing at our Signature Yachts docks.
For more information, contact:
Ken Monaghan Cell 206-910-7459 (Ok to Text) and Email Ken@Signature-Yachts.com
Or click "Full Specs" and/or call Signature Yachts, Main Office 206-284-9004.
You may also contact one of our other brokers direct:
Tori Parrott Cell 206-618-0197 Tori@Signature-Yachts.com
John Cooper Cell 206-909-8776 John@Signature-Yachts.com
Please contact Ken Monaghan at 206-284-9004
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 33 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 30 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 12000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 1 in
Total Power: 25 HP
Engine Brand: Beta/Kubota
Engine Model: B-25
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 400
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 25 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (83 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (22 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (30 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Freedom 33 Cat Ketch 1981
These Freedom 33s are great sailing machines with their long waterline, carbon fiber masts and upgraded aluminum booms (versus the old wishbones that were a hassle!). Her new full batten sails easily power her along and she's a joy to sail.
We took this boat in trade towards a new boat. We had a survey done (copy available on board) and priced her accordingly. She is worth a look for a hands on person looking to do some cruising or living aboard. What she needs is mostly labor and a few materials...your time and your love. She will be worth the effort. See the photos noting the wood damage.
This boat is a bit of a conundrum. She was well built and has good pedigree with several nice recent updates such as new sails, recent diesel inboard engine, Harken electric halyard winch and new electrical system wiring. She has plastic port lights that have been evidently leaking (I'd replace them with stainless opening ports) and her oak interior shows water staining and some wood damage. She would be a great boat for a handy person as she's worth bringing up and taking cruising.
This boat looks better in person than on paper. She's at our docks and available to see Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm or possibly other times by appointment.
Interior joinery is a varnished oak finish with Blue Sunbrella upholstery that is in good condition. There's evidence of water staining on interior wood.
The stainless-steel galley sink includes hot and cold pressurized fresh water as well as hand and foot pumps. All were operational.
The galley features a top-loading refrigerator using an Dometic refrigeration system. The system appeared to be operational.
The vessel also includes a Wallas diesel two-burner stove and heater which appeared to be operational.
Sanitation and Water System:
The vessel features a single, manual pumping head, connected to a 30-gallon plastic type I holding tank with ElectroScan waste treatment. Direct discharge of treated waste is no longer legal in Puget Sound. If the boat is to be used locally, a holding tank could be put in place of the treatment system. The area is open and accessible.
The fresh water was stored in two plastic tanks, totaling 83 gallons. Pressurized hot and cold water was provided to all sinks by a Jabsco 12v pump, which was operational.
Heating and Cooling:
The cabin was heated with the Wallas diesel stove/heater, which was tested and was operational.
The single pedestal helm was connected to a cable steering system, which appeared to be serviceable, although rust was noted on the steering cables.
The vessel was equipped with new (2017) Doyle fully-battened main and mizzen sails with new Stack Pack covers. Sails are hoisted by a Harken electric main halyard winch.
Halyards and sheets are all led aft to the cockpit for easy single handling.
Cockpit is sheltered by a Bimini and complete enclosure in fair condition.
Navigation and Electronics:
Garmin GPSmap 541s at the Pedestal
Raymarine ST6002 wheel pilot
Datamarine depth sounder (non-operational)
Datamarine wind speed/direction (non-operational)
Icom IC-M45 VHF
Tiny Tach digital tach and hour meter
Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo
Beta/Kubota Diesel Inboard (new 2015?) with approx 400 hours.
Recent Batteries and new 12VDC Wiring shows well.
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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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