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1982 Freedom 33

Beluga

YACHT DETAILS: 1982 Freedom 33

LOCATION

ASKING PRICE

STATUS

LENGTH

MAX DRAFT

BEAM

BRIDGE CLEARANCE

Deltaville, VA
$24,900 USD
Active
33 ft
6 ft
11 ft
N/A

ENGINE YEAR

ENGINE MAKE

ENGINE MODEL

CABIN(S)

HEAD(S)

FUEL TANK

FRESH WATER TANK

HOLDING TANK

N/A
Yanmar
3GMDF
N/A
1
(1) 25|gallon
(1) 53|gallon
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The Freedom Yacht series built in Rhode Island by Tillotson Pearson shook up the yacht design and building industry by using innovative thinking “out of the box” similar to what Tesla has done to the motor industry. From carbon un-stayed rigs to self tacking sails to cat ketches to centerboards, the Gary Hoyt team was always keeping the industry guessing as to “what is next”. 

Tillotson-Pearson Inc.(TPI), were leaders in the development of coring for hull structures and carbon fiber for light stiff laminates and builder of J boats, Etchells, etc. Cored hulls reduce weight add strength, thermal and acoustical insulation. 

The Freedom 33 Cat Ketch went through several design evolutions including changing out the centerboard for a fixed keel and  discarding the sleeved sails for tracks and batten cars. Beluga is of the updated design so has the fixed keel with a 6’0″ draft. The one piece carbon fiber masts fitted with sail tracks are 30% lighter though stiffer than previous two piece aluminum masts, reducing weight aloft, pitching and increasing performance. With no shrouds; howling in the rigging is eliminated as well deck stress/leaks from chain plates.

With all lines leading to the cockpit, sailing the cat ketch is simplicity itself:  hoist the sails, slacken the lazy jacks and sheet in, turn the wheel to tack. No winch grinding is necessary and multiple sails are not filling the V berth and should the wind increase, throw a in a reef from the cockpit.

A waterline length of 30ft allows her to sail comfortably at speeds regularly exceeding 7kts.

Practical Sailor said of the Freedom 33:  “The aesthetic impression created by the interior joiner work is among the best we have had in any production boat. The warmth and illusion of spaciousness imparted by these light colored woods will appeal to many sailors. It certainly does to us”.

Beluga is a decent example of the Freedom 33 model though she does suffer from some of the fine gelcoat crazing that many of these boat were known to suffer from.  Recent upgrades to make cruising more comfortable include the addition of an electric windlass with cockpit remote control, new refrigeration, new marine head and a Raymarine autopilot. 

Beluga has recently been cruising on the US East coast but the owners have had to return to work for a while, so decided to sell. She is on the hard in Deltaville but is itching to head for the horizon. 

 Brokers seeking to co-broker this vessel should contact the listing broker about available commission.

 

  • V berth forward
  • Head aft of V berth to port
  • Lockers to starboard opposite the head
  • Main salon with L shaped settee to port
  • Folding table off centerline to port
  • Settee berth to starboard
  • Navigation table to starboard 
  • Quarter berth aft to starboard
  • Galley to port

    GALLEY
  • Hillerange stove with oven and 3 burners
  • Refrigerator – Waeko 85 Air Cooled (new 2023)
  • Stainless steel sink – single
  • Propane Hot water heater
  • Pressurised water
  • Hand pump (disconnected)

    HEAD
  • Jabsco Manual Twist and Lock Head  (2023)
  • Yanmar 3GNDF 20 HP
  • Hours Unknown
  • Fixed 2 blade propeller
  • Alternator 40 amp
  • CQR anchor 25lb with 120ft chain
  • Danforth anchor with 30ft chain and 120ft rode
  • Lewmar 1000 Electric Windlass (new 2023)
  • Windlass controls in cockpit
  • Barient self tailing winches x 2
  • Dodger, Bimini
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Pedestal cover
  • Swim ladder
  • Cockpit table
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot (2023)
  • Datamarine Depth and Speed
  • Garmin 4210 Chart Plotter/GPS
  • Raytheon SL 72 Radar
  • Icom M504 VHF and Command Mike
  • Jensen Stereo
  • ACR EPIRB
  • 110 volt shore power system with cord
  • Battery charger 110v – 12v
  • 12v system
  • Start battery x 1  (age unknown)
  • House batteries x 2  (age unknown)
  • Solar Panels 2 x 75 watts
  • Carbon Fiber Unstayed “Freedom Rig” Masts
  • 2 x Main sails (age unknown)
  • 2 x Mizzen sails (age unknown)
  • Running rigging – some replacements in 2023
  • Sail covers 
  • Lazyjacks
  • Docklines and fenders
  • Numerous spares
  • Plexmore inflatable dinghy (no outboard)
  • Lifejackets, Flares 
  • Disclaimer
    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.
    customContactInformation

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043

    jon@yazuyachting.com
    804-567-0093
    anne@yazuyachting.com
    804-567-0092

    Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia.
    We are cruising yacht specialists who have “been there and done that”. We are able to guide buyers and sellers through the purchase and sale experience as a result of having sold hundreds of boats in the past fifteen years and our personal backgrounds in boating.
    Give us a call or send us an email to see how we can assist you with this yacht or another. 

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