Freedom yachts were developed by Gary Hoyt with the idea of simplified rigging for more enjoyable and less maintenance while cruising. The 39 pilot house is a Ron Holland design with a Cat/Schooner rig. This particular boat has had a recent repower with other nice upgrades. It does have the lower helm station. The Freedom line is well regarded with respect their construction. This is an ideal couple cruising boat.
Freedom 39 Pilot House
Built By Tillotson-Pearson
Icom Radio with mast head antenna
Furuno Wireless Digital Radar to IPad Display- Works very well. IPad mount in companion way.
Garmin GPS & Lake Michigan card
Interface forward looking depth
Nexus Speed Depth
Nexus Wireless Wind Speed & Aparrent Wind (Currently not operating due to some type of communications issue with sensor – never installed)
ComNav AutoPilot with Hydraulic ram and rudder position indicator
Cockpit Steering – Cable and quadrant
Lower helm station with hydraulic Ram, compass, throttle, and engine repeater
Chart Storage, battery charger, Steering Hydraulic reservoir and two house batteries and one starting battery under helm console
Throttle and Control Head in Cockpit
Kiwi Feathering Prop
Rear Platform with steps from helm seat, and pass thru door under helm seat to platform for loading supplies from dingy
Raw Water wash down spigot under helm seat
Shore Power 30A under helm seat
Two Barrient Two Speed Winches; Two Bronze Handles.
Teak Cockpit table attached to helm, with leaves which raise on either side – Seats 4-6
Propane Stove with tank in locker next to helm seat with overboard ventilation
Stove with Oven
Two compartment Sink
Fresh and Raw water gusher pumps (not functional)
Large Refrigerator with new refrigeration system and condenser plate (2016)
Large amounts of storage
Wine Glass Rack on Ceiling
Ceiling Ventilation Hatch
12V and Engine heated hot water tank
Dinette converts to third sleeping position (1-2 people depending on size)
Storage under Settee’s
Engine located mid ship under forward side of settee. Directly behind main mast for centered mass.
Ventilation port on deck
LED Red/White Cabin light
New light fixtures throughout
Chart Table with LED chart light – red; Chart light – White
Swivel Seat for Chart Table or Helm station
Yamaha Stereo with Bass Box
New Upholstery – Settee, Forward Cabin Seat, Aft Cabin Seat 2018 Green & beige Tweed
Green Sunbrella canvas on Rear and Forward berth, as well as filler for Sette table
Sunbrella Sun Shade material inside cabin on large windows in main cabin- off white
Large V Berth with filler
Full hanging locker
Seat (refrigeration underneath)
Large Hanging locker
3 shelf locker
Solid bifold Door
Three ventilation ports
Electric flush – Macerator and seals replaced 2018
Separate enclosed shower with sump pump and Handheld Shower Head and seat.
Fluorescent lighting in Head
Y Valve & Holding Tank
Synthetic Marble Counter top
Cabinet & Mirror
Fully Battened Main Sails, with Tides Marine sail tracks new in 2013 and used about 20 days per season. Excellent condition
1st and 2nd reef lines led to cockpit for Main and Fore Main.
Bruce Bronze anchor
Capacity - Approximate
Fuel – 50 Gallons
Water – 80 Gallons
Holding Tank – 20 Gallons
The Freedom 39PH is a terrific boat for short handed sailing. She is easily handled by one person while sailing, and with the slab reefing capability from the cockpit, there is no need to go on deck in most conditions.
The Helm is very well balanced, and the rudder is virtually impossible to stall, so control can be had under the most difficult circumstances. She is fast on all points of sail except hard on the wind in light air (under 5 aparrent). In 10-30 knots, we have won races around buoys against spinnaker boats. It’s really hard to screw up a spinnaker takedown when you don’t have one! She runs "wing and wing" down wind, and goes to this configuration by herself once you go past about 165 degrees. Straight to the downwind mark! On San Francisco Bay, in heavy wind, these boats are known for point to point speed on reaches against the rest of the fleet.
When the weather is foul, take down the sails, and run under power from the lower station using the windows and radar, or sail with the autopilot, and sit in the companion way with hatch closed. In either case, this is a great boat to sail