Freedom 38

1990 Freedom 38 now for sale with DBY Boat Sales.

The first thing you notice when you step below on the Freedom 38 Silver Seas is the quality of the WOODWORK. The joinery and finish are second to none in the boat building industry, built by skilled craftsmen and not computers.

This iconic Gary Mull design is the perfect-sized coastal cruiser for two couples or a couple with children, but also has the equipment and storage space of a long-range voyager or even a live-aboard home.

Up forward is a spacious V-BERTH that is well-lit and ventilated by a large overhead hatch. There are shelves on the port and starboard sides of the forward cabin, as well as private access to the head. The HEAD is also accessible from the main salon and has had all sanitation hoses and Y-valves replaced in 2016 and also serves as an enclosed shower.

The MAIN SALON has 6'4" of headroom and comfortable seating for 8 people on starboard and port settees, the port side being L-shaped. A large DINING TABLE can be folded up and stowed against the forward bulkhead when not in use, cleverly hiding and securing storage shelves behind it. There is a great amount of STORAGE SPACE in the main salon on shelves and behind and beneath the settees.

The U-shaped GALLEY is located to port and is equipped with a refrigerator, two-burner propane stove/oven and as well as containing multiple dedicated cabinets for storage.

The NAVIGATION STATION is located to starboard and features a large table surface (actually big enough for a chart!).

The SWITCH PANEL and redundant B&G instrument displays are neatly organized and labeled.

The AFT CABIN is located to starboard and contains a large double berth. It is well lit and ventilated by two opening ports and has a cabin fan as well as plenty of closet and storage space.

The headroom and wide beam, as well as the multiple port lights and overhead deck hatches, give the cabin on Silver Seas a light, spacious feel. (There are also LED cabin lights.) Two 12-volt cabin fans in the salon and one 12-volt fan in each in the cabins, as well as cowl vents, provide excellent air circulation. You will never feel claustrophobic in this cabin!

On Deck
The COCKPIT of the Freedom 38 is roomy and seats 6 people comfortably.

Silver Seas is equipped with a dodger, bimini and when fully deployed turn the cockpit into another enclosed living area. The navigation instrument are mounted on the pedestal with good sight lines while at the helm. All control lines and halyards are lead back into the cockpit to a pair of Barient winches for easy sail management.

Integral scoop SWIM PLATFORM on stern accessed through stern rail and folding swim ladder. Solar panels and other antennas as well as Anchor light mounted on solid stainless steel DAVITS for an 8.5 foot RIB dinghy. Wind generator dedicated mast at stern. The Tohatsu 9.8 OUTBOARD MOTOR HOIST mounted on stern pole.

Moving forward, one notices the WIDE, UNOBSTRUCTED SIDE DECKS. There are no shrouds, or chain plates to get in the way. There are no genoa tracks on the deck to stub your toe on!

The gelcoat on the deck and cabin top has been well-maintained and is in excellent shape. There is just enough BRIGHTWORK in varnished handrails and rub rail to add beautiful accents, but not so much that you have to devote your life to maintaining it, or pay a fortune for someone else to do it.

The ANCHORING SYSTEM consists of a Quick Pro-Series 1000 ELECTRIC WINDLASS with 250 feet of 5/16" Acco chain to a 20 kg primary anchor.

HALYARDS and control lines renewed between 2017and 2019, all in good condition. All blocks and deck line organizers functional and in good shape. Double life lines on deck.

Sails and Rig
Silver Seas comes equipped with a 377.65 sq. ft. full-battened mainsail and a 195.35 sq. foot self-tacking jib. There are two jiffy reef points in the main operated by a single line system lead back to the cockpit. She is also equipped with lines leading back to dedicated winches in the cockpit.

Mainsail handling is facilitated by a HARKEN BATTCAR SAIL SLIDE system on the mast track so the main can be hoisted and dropped with virtually no friction. The main is contained on the boom by lazy jacks. The painted aluminum boom is supported by a rigid boom vang.

The FREE-STANDING CARBON FIBER MAST, though initially very expensive to build, has many advantages over aluminum masts. There is no need for wire standing rigging, with multiple terminal fittings and turnbuckles that require tuning and maintenance and are subject to sudden failure. There is no need for through-deck chain plates, which are prone to leaking and can cause soft spots in the deck. There are no spreaders for cormorants to sit on. Light weight and extremely strong, the carbon fiber mast has the ability to flex and spill wind in gusts, eliminating excessive heel and increasing upwind performance.

The expense of building free-standing carbon fiber rigs precludes widespread use among boat builders, but they are one of the reasons Freedom Yachts are still highly sought after in the used boat market.

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Freedom
Model: 38
Length: 38.00 Feet
Year: 1990
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: GRP
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make:
Engine Type: Yanmar 3GM30F 27hp
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
HIN Number: FYC38136F091
Stock Number: PWFM383087
Registration Number: ST32651
Designer : Gary Mull
Builder : Tillotson Pearson
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 416
Hull Construction Material : GRP sandwich
Hull Type : Mono round bilge
Deck Construction Material : GRP sandwich
Country Origin : USA
Length (feet) : 38 feet
Length (m) : 11.58 m
Length Waterline (m) : 9.33 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 12ft 6 inches
Beam/Width (m) : 3.81 m
Draft (m) : 1.5 m
Keel/Ballast : Fin keel. 2,500 kg ballast.
Number of Helms : 1
Colour : White hull
Engine Notes : Yanmar 3GM30F 27horsepower, Serial#1036 Installed as original equipment, 6800 hours presently Last Service 19/11/2019 Mixing elbow installed and New exhaust system Installed 2015 Cleaning Fuel Tank 2018 New Dripless prop-shaft seal 2019 New Cutlass Bearing 2019.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Yanmar 3GM30F Inboard (1990)
Engine Hours : 6800
Horse Power (hp) : 27
Drive Type : Shaft
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 132
Propeller : 3 blade fixed
Steering System : Wheel
Accomodation Notes : 2 cabin version. 2 x double. 2 x single. Headroom 6ft 3 inches.
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 1
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Raritan manual.
Number of TVs : 1
Holding Tank (L) : 75
Stove : Dometic gas stove 2 burner, Grill and Oven.
Refrigeration : Isotherm Top load 420L Magnum - with a water cooled compressor and holding plates. Waeco cooling box with compressor New 2017 ( Temperature Sensor must be replaced).
Number of Sinks : 2 Sinks stainless steel with fresh and saltwater
Anchor / Winch : 1000 W Quick Windlass, 80m 5/16” high strength galvanised chain New2019 1x Rocna 20 kg main anchor 1x Bruce 45 lbs, 1x Fortress FX 23 Aluminium foldable 4x 40m Anchor rope 16mm 4xFenders 4x Mooring rope 20mm.
Bilge Pump : 2 x auto + 1 x manual.
Mast/Rigging : Free-standing carbon mast.
Sail Inventory : 1x self tacking jib with Camber spare 2008 and 1x as spare 1x Mainsail used sail approximately 6 year old 1x Trysail
Electrics : House 12V 3x4D size Lead Acid Total AH 480 New 2018 Starter Battery 12V AH 75 New 2019 Battery Windlass 12V AH 85 2016 Windgenerator Kiss 2006 Solar Panel 2x130W 2007 Battery Monitor Battery charger Mastervolt 50 AH Generator Inverter Yamaha 4 stroke 2 KW 120V New 2018 Inverter 12V/120V 2000W Inverter 12V/220V 600W pure Sinus New 2018 Shore Power 120V incl. Cable.
Electronics Navigation : B&G Hydra Depth, Speed, Wind [Wind sensor out of order) and Autopilot with linear drive hydraulic Ram. 1x Hydraulic Ram T1 B&G as spare New 2019 VHF Radio Horizon with DSC/ AIS and GPS New 2018 VHF Handheld Icom M1 Plotter 7” Garmin New 2018 with electronic charts [carib, French Poly. Australia and New Zeeland] New 2019.
Dinghy : Caribe 8.5 feet RIB with Tohatsu 9.8 stroke Model M9.8B.
Safety Gear : Life raft for 4 persons in soft bag on deck New 2017 Flares and extinguisher 3 solid and 3 inflatable life vests Lifesling MOB horse shoe buoy with MOB light 2 Electric bilge pumps, 2 Manual driven bilge pumps EPIRB New 2017
Ground Tackle : 3
Watermaker / De-Sal : Water maker Spectra Ventura 150 - 24L per hour.
GPS : 2 x Garmin + 1 x Horizon.
Number of Fish Finders : 1 x B & G.
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : VHF & SSB
Number of Life Jackets : 6
Remarks : Many spares and tools.
Vessel Name : SILVER SEAS