Freedom 33/35

The archetypal, and most popular of the breed, she originally

appeared as the Freedom 33. But, by the time she arrived in

Britain she had grown a bowsprit and was called the 35. The

hull, with its full bow sections and wide transom, was spacious.

The offsetcompanionway, forced by the location ofthe mizzen

mast, created an unusual but successful interior with a double

cabin forward and twin-bunked after cabin. The large heads was

forward opposite the chart table. The galley was along the

starboard side. The keelbolt, though intrusive was well used.

Construction standards were high and she makes a

comfortable cruiser. Performance off the wind is reasonable but

much skill is needed to getherto sail well to windward.

LOD 33ft (10m) LWL 34ft9in (1 O.6m) beam 11 tt(3.3m) draught

7ft6in to 3ft6in (2.2m to 1.07m) displacement 12,000 Ib

(5,442kg) Price guide: £30,000 to £50,000.