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1984 32 (ft.) FREEDOM YACHTS Freedom 32

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 132891

Stonington, CT, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Freedom 32
32 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
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General Details

At her mooring in Stonington Harbor, Connecticut. TY is a fine example of  Gary Hoyt's classic cruiser design, well built with famed quality construction by Freedom Yachts (TPI). Unstayed carbon fiber mast and boom. Simplicity is the key essence of the yacht, with freedom from cluttered decks and freedom from the compression and maintenance associated from standing rigging. Fully battened large roached mainsail. All lines lead aft to cockpit with self tending Mylar jib. Sails and handles effortlessly, with a superior upwind sailing stability. Interior is spacious and comfortable. 27 hp Yanmar diesel. Transom mounted swim platform. Lowrance GPS, VHF radio, Raymarine ST60+ wind, depth and speed, Autohelm ST400 autopilot.

Motivated seller has reduced price for summer sale, wants to move to power next season and is very open to negotiation.



Accommodations and layout
Simplicity is the key to the Hoyt designed Freedom 32. With uncluttered decks, minimal deck clutter, and a large cockpit the Freedom 32 has a pleasing and functional open layout. Wheel and pedestal well aft with a raised curved helmseat. Locker to starboard. A serious bridgedeck and companionway leads below, opening to the Freedom 32's spacious living accommodations. Adjacent to companionway to port is fully equipped sea going galley, to starboard is over-sized navigational desk and area (chart table, three drawers and locker). In the port quarter abaft the galley is the after cabin with large berth, hanging locker, opening port and  reasonable headroom. The after cabin also has a opening portlight into the cockpit Private shower and manual Jabsco head with plastic holding tank is aft of the nav. station to starboard.  The main saloon features a  large  half moon shaped dinette area. The oval table drops to make a large berth. Stowage below seating, shelf above and cabinets and outboard. To starboard is a 6'6" long settee (also a good sea berth on a port tack) with ample stowage below and behind, bookshelves above. Ambient light provided by fixed ports, overhead opening hatch. Additional stowage under companionway stairs. All cabinets are cane-faced for ventilation and pleasing aesthetics. Headroom: 6'2" The forward cabin has a 6'6" large double berth with storage below. A hanging locker is located to port. Sliding door for privacy. Upholstery is royal blue. Teak and holly cabin sole and oiled teak interior finish.
Hillerange gimballed 2 burner propane stove/oven. 10" double stainless steel sinks faucets new in 2010. Seafrost refrigerator Manual backup pump. Lockers and condiment shelf.
Sails and rigging.
The Freedom 32 has an unstayed carbon fiber mast, aluminium boom. This boat is easy to single-hand, and a fine boat for a couple. The carbon mast reduces weight aloft adding to this fine yacht's stability. Self-tending 105 sq ft Mylar jib . 400 sq ft fully battened mainsail (new 2010) (with lazy jacks) Spare original and serviceable main 500 sq ft Hoyt gun spinnaker Two Barient #23 self-tailing winches Canvas sail cover Blue canvas dodger on stainless steel frame Kenyon traveler on deck house Shaeffer deck hardware Spinnaker pole Custom stainless steel burgee pigstick at mast head 58 ft bridge clearance Easy sail handling. To tack: Turn wheel, come thru the wind, fill the sails and carry on. Being without a backstay means the working main can have a large roach. The jib includes a flexible batten that maintains good sail shape. The spinnaker is controlled by a "gun mount" pole, an innovative design by Garry Hoyt, designed to facilitate a two person launching, control, and dousing. The in-boom reefing system allows easy reefing without leaving the cockpit. Combined with the pair of Barient self-tailing winches make sail handling a joy.
Construction and design
Built by Tiliotson Pearson International (TPI). Designed by Gary Hoyt. Solid respected, well above average construction that has stood the test of time. Hull is handlaid up fiberglass with a balsa core creating a very strong yet light hull. TPI was a pioneer in composite construction, and used vinylester resins in the outer laminate. Decks are also balsa cored. The yacht is light enough to be easily driven yet solid enough to take a seaway and the challenge of bluewater. The hull shape is beamy, however the hull narrows at the waterline, with a low wetted surface area. Fin keel, with 6'2" draught. Lead ballast. The tapered carbon fiber mast is stepped on the keel. Another advantage of the lack of rigging shrouds is that there are no chain plates to maintain. Non skid decks. Fiberglass rudder with stainless steel post. Bulkheads are marine plywood with oiled teak veneer, bonded to the hull.
Electronics and navigational equipment
Autohelm ST 4000 (at helm) Raymarine ST60+ Anemometer, boat speed and depth meters (at helm) Lowrance GPS Chartplotter at nav stn. Ritchie Globemaster compass in binnacle Windex Ritchie compass at cockpit bulkhead. ICOM VHF radio (nav. stn and helm) Chronometer
12 volt DC electrical panel 110 volt AC electrical panel Solar panel battery charger Battery charger Three batteries, selector switch 30 amp shore power cord 80 amp alternator.
Engine and mechanical details
27 hp Yanmar 3GM diesel. Excellent access: Amidships, under aft dinette settee. Edson Pedestal 36" elkhide covered wheel steering with brake. Three blade Max-Prop, self feathering (new 2011) Manual bilge pump Electric bilge pump
Deck equipment
Stainless steel bowrail (very robust) and pushpit Swim ladder at transom Swim platform Fortress FX 16 anchor with chain rode and nylon leader. Double lifelines with stainless steel stanchions, port and starboard gates. Six life jackets, flares, ship's bell, fire extinguishers, lifesling and horseshoe Fenders and docklines. Emergency tiller.
Additional comments
The Freedom 32 design has stood the test of time: The free standing mast, quality build, and well conceived, clever design remain well appreciated. An easy boat to handle that has proven to be a tried and trusted bluewater cruiser, as well as a yacht to spend the afternoon reaching nicely at 6 knots plus out on the bay, to return later in the evening glow and achieve the mooring with a lazy, gentle but nimble tack.  
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.