BEING THERE is a lovely and updated version of the classic Gary Mull designed Freedom Sloop. Known to be stiff, weatherly, and well balanced, this Freedom 38 has been well cared for and used for light cruising around New England. The owners are looking to downsize now.
Expensive upgrades including a new Yanmar engine and the accessories, Simrad Touchscreen chart plotter, recent sails and more make this a compelling choice.
The famous Freedom free-standing carbon fiber mast and sail plan provide excellent performance with ultimate short-handed ease of handling. She has the shoal draft wing keel which provides excellent performance and gunk-holing capabilities. As Freedom Yacht's founder Garry Hoyt often said, Freedoms are designed to be "Swifter, Safer, and Simpler." Being There was awarded the category A1+ Offshore capable plaque by ABS when built.
Being There has a pretty interior with varnished Cherry and Ash hull ceiling strips. Varnished teak and holly sole adds the traditional touch. Below decks you will find two private staterooms, sit-down nav station, and galley with propane stove, refrigeration, microwave, double sink and tons of storage.
Big updates include a new Yanmar diesel plus parts in 2012 and new mounts in 2018, new sails 2011, new electronics 2011, new batteries 2019, Balmar high output alternator and new monitor 2016, Max prop rebuilt 2018, shaft seal replaced 2018, dodger 2017, and more.
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Contact Listing Broker - Mark Edwards, CPYB 774-526-0914 cell and email@example.com
The Freedom 38 accommodates six in two private staterooms and a convertible dinette. The cabins are spacious and the ergonomics are designed for real comfort. 6'4" headroom is unusual for a boat this good looking. The interior is beautiful varnished Cherry. Ash hull ceiling strips line the hull and give a traditional look but are not dark. White foam-back vinyl overhead panels are recent and look great. The cabin sides in the main salon are a varnished cherry. This is both elegant and inviting.
Eight opening stainless steel portlights and three overhead hatches add light and air. The fixed windows are tempered safety glass and are very clear: a vast improvement over the cloudy plastic lenses on most other Freedoms. There are numerous drawers, lockers, and four hanging lockers one of which is for wet gear.
The Forward Cabin has a vee berth with insert. The berth has a custom memory foam topper and a Froli spring system for under the mattress for ultimate in comfort. A large overhead deck hatch and opening ports make this cabin bright and airy. Drawers and lockers provide ample storage capacity. There is a private entry into the head through a sliding door. An optional extra bureau in the vee berth face adds to storage.
The Head is spacious with access from the main salon and fwd cabin. Two opening ports and an overhead hatch ventilate this area well. The manual marine toilet is plumbed to a new and large capacity holding tank which may be discharged at the deck with a pumpout. The shower drains to a integrated box with float switch.
In the Main Salon there is a straight settee to stbd and L-shaped settee to port which converts to a berth. Optional locker doors in the port settee make access to this area easier. A bulkhead-mounted table with storage has two leaves which fold out to sit six for dinner or fold up and out of the way when not in use. Opening ports, fixed windows, and a large overhead hatch makes this area bright and the ergonomics of the settees makes evening reading very comfortable.
The Galley is open to the main salon and convenient to the companionway and cockpit. The U-shape provides lots of storage and counter space for meal preparation. A custom trap door accesses a waste basket outside the galley. Included is a three burner Force 10 propane stove with oven and broiler and stove guard. A GE Carousel microwave is installed. Sea Frost refrigeration (2011) cools the 6 cu ft ice box. A double basin, stainless steel sink has a Indiana Brass faucet and hot and cold pressure water. Ample storage is available for pots/pans, dinner ware and all galley essentials.
The Navigation station is located across from the galley. There is a large chart table and swing-out seat. Well organized 110V AC and 12V DC panel and electronics installation make this area an excellent work station. There is a wet locker next to the nav table.
The Aft Cabin has a fore and aft double berth and opening ports provide cross ventilation. Optional locker doors aft add to the storage space in this cabin. The curved hull and reading light placement makes for a great spot to sit and read.
The Freedom 38 is very well respected for her sailing performance. The 38 is a longer version of the Gary Mull Freedom 36 and the add-on swim platform adds to performance substantially as well as the aesthetic appeal and convenience of boarding and safety. This swim platform was molded to the hull and not an add-on.
The free standing, carbon fiber mast with fully battened mainsail and self-tending, Camberspar jib deliver a simple, powerful, and easily controlled sail plan for easy short-handed performance cruising. All sail controls are lead through updated rope clutch stoppers to the cockpit and may be controlled by the two manual Barient # 27-48 two speed, self-tailing winches chrome winches. There is an electric right-angle drill for the winches used primarily for raising the mainsail. The traveler is Harken and traveler control lines are fed through the dodger to the cockpit. The deck is white with light gray non-skid. Sail covers, dodger, and bimini are all Aquamarine blue Sunbrella.
Being There is a new listing and preliminary. Seller's personal gear is on board and if not specifically included in the listing description, buyer should assume it does not convey with the boat. Seller's dinghy viewed in a couple of photos is not included. The boat is seriously offered for sale and inspections and offers are encouraged. The boat will be hauled in New Bedford in September.
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.