Freedom 40

The original Freedom only had limited

sales success in this country though

there are several hundred in the

States. The first version boasted a

recherche poop deck and centre

cockpit The hull was voluminous

and accommodation excellent

although somewhat ‘American’

in its layout later versions

included aft cockpits and fully

battened rigs.

LOA 40ft 9in (12.4m) LWL

35ft (1 0.6m) beam 12ft

(3.6m) draught 9ft Sin to

4ft 2in (2.8m to 1.2m)

displacement 20,000 Ib

(9,070kg) Price guide:

£50,000 to £75,000. YM Test Report

February 1977, March 1985.