Freedom Yachts(now out of business) was the maker of the Freedom 28. Garry Hoyt, a champion sailor created the unstayed rig to give "freedom" from the inefficient sail shapes of traditional sloop rigs as well as to give "freedom" from the compression and maintenance issues associated with standing rigging. The masts are made of carbon fiberand are set well forward on the boat.A cat-ketch is a sailboatthat is rigged as both a catboatand a ketch. Specifically, there is larger mast stepped at the very bow, and a smaller mast further aft. It is different from a standard ketch rig because there is no jib, and the foremost mast is further forward than most ketches.
Please contact John Jirsa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-336-5456.
Please contact John Jirsa, CPYB at 847-336-5456
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
It's An Adventure
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 6800 lbs
Perkins Parma 19 HP 3 cylinder diesel installed (1998)
2 blade prop
Racor fuel filter
Vetus water strainer
Sails & Rigging
Carbon fiber masts & aluminum booms
North Square Top Main
North Square Top Mizzen
(1) Barient #23 self-tailing winch mounted on cabin top
(1) Small winch mounted on cabin top
Tides Marine Sail Tracks (New 2012)
This boat is very roomy for a 28’ boat. The boat had a lot of work done to it in the early 2000 time frame, and was re-powered in 1998. There is need of electronics up grade for wind, speed, depth instruments but the boat has “Good Bones” and has been used extensively to teach young sailors through the IL Rangers Support Foundation. They have it priced to sell quickly and proceeds go to benefit the foundation for future charitable causes. All offers will be presented.
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.