Freedom 35

In the late 19805, Pedrick Yacht Designs

produced this up-to-the-minute fast

cruising hull and topped itwith an unstayed

mast, fully battened main,and jib. The

forestaywas untensioned. The jib luff

was supported by a sprung-steel batten.

The six berth accommodation was

largely conventional but well put

together and finished. She was fast

and, with herself-tacking jib, as easy

to sail as her predecessor.

Unfortunately she was also

expensive and, by the time of her

introduction, the gloss had gone

off the unstayed rig principle.

LOA 35ft4in (1 0.7m) LWL 29fl

1Oin (9.1 m) beam 12ft(3.6m)

draught 6ft6in (1.9m)

displacement 14,300Ib

(6,485kg) Price guide: £60,000

to£100,000. YMTestReport

November 1994.