The Freedom 33 is extremely easy to sail with good performance and a huge amount of accommodation due to her 12ft plus beam and a head hight of 6ft.2” throughout the 3 cabins. The Freedom 33, made in the UK, is a single masted "cat sloop" with a self-tacking jib and gun mount spinnaker.
She is a strongly made and well-maintained yacht with many recent upgrades and improvements.
Built by Western Yachts in Cornwall to designs by Gary Hoyt
GRP hull and deck
Hull resprayed 2002
Three new seacocks 2018 and others inspected
Hull full osmosis treatment and re-epoxy 2017
Dry weight 4090kg
The engine is located abaft the companionway under the dinette.
Perkins Perama M30, 3 cylinder diesel engine (new 1992).
Twin disc Technodrive TMC40 new gearbox (replaced 2008).
Freshwater cooled by heat exchanger.
New timing case 2020, water pump 2018
The engine is serviced annually by professional engineers.
New alternator and starter motor 2017
Fuel tank drained and cleaned 2020
Shaft drive to fixed pitch 2 propeller.
New stern gland 2014.
Shaft mounted rope cutter. (New 2016)
Single lever control.
30 gallons / 136 litres fuel capacity giving approximately 300 mile range at 6.5 knots cruising speed.
Max speed under power approx 7 knots.
MP battery charger, battery state indicator, diesel tank gauge.
The accommodation offers up to seven berths in three cabins and is pleasantly finished in teak joinery. There is full standing room headroom and excellent stowage throughout. New cabin sole 2020.
In the fore cabin, there is a large double berth with washbasin unit and stowage. There are also two drawers under the berth and a large hanging locker to port. The fore cabin is lit by an opening hatch to the deck.
In the saloon, there is a curved dinette to port with a single settee berth opposite. The saloon table has folding leaves and pushes down to make a double berth. Above is an opening hatch to the deck.
The chart table is big enough to hold a full folio chart and is facing forwards. There is a desk underneath for storage. The instrument panel and various instruments are beside it.
The galley is located to port and is comprised of a large working area, deep coolbox, twin stainless steel sinks, hot and cold pressurised water to the galley as well as backup whale pump. New freshwater water pump installed end 2015. A portable 12v/240v Waeco fridge freezer is also included.
The cooker, a Plastimo Neptune 2500 is self-igniting, new in 2007 and is comprised of an oven, grill and 2 gas burners all gimballed.
Located to starboard. New Jabsco marine toilet installed 2013 with new Jabsco Twist n Lock pump installed 2020, shower and washbasin.
The wet locker is located in the heads. Holding tank and macerator available, but not connected.
Unstayed Freedom sloop rig.
Anodised aluminium mast and boom.
Harken sail track and ball bearing batten cars.
Single line slab reefing to mainsail.
Self tacking jib and camber spar.
All lines lead to cockpit.
Two Barient self tailing winches.
The spinnaker is rigged with the Hoyt gun-mount yard with snuffer for ease of handling.
Mainsail - fully battened - 2002
Jib - self tacking - 2002
Spinnaker with snuffer – 1989
Nasa Clipper depth, windspeed and direction –mast head unit replaced 2016)
Windex unit (new 2016), boatspeed and log
Plastimo ships compass
Furuno GP32 GPS (2004)
Raytheon SL70 radar
Standard Horizon GX2200E Fixed VHF DSC Radio with Built in GPS and AIS receiver with cockpit speaker - New 2016
VHS Aerial - Vtronix Whipflex Replaced and New 2016
Clock and barometer
Kenwood CD/radio with 10 x CD stacker
Masthead and deck navigation lights (New Tricolour, Anchor light and in mast cable replaced 2016)
15Kg Bruce anchor with chain
Simpson Lawrence manual anchor windless
Self-draining anchor locker
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit, stanchions and guardwires
Pushpit wooden seats - port / starboard
Stainless steel dinghy davits – not fitted, but included
Teak helmsmen seat
Teak coachroof grabrails
Mainsail cover with lazy jack. regularly cleaned
Sprayhood and grabrail (new 2019)
2 x Bariant winches
12 x deck clutches
3 x solar powered ventilators
Various fenders / warps
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Windows - all removed and resealed 2014
Manual bilge pump & electric bilge pumps
Cockpit harness attachment points
We have cruised Crossjack along the South Coast and across the channel during the last 14 years and have had the most amazing times in her. She is a well-made boat with excellent sea keeping qualities and we will continue to use her until she is sold so the future owner will know that everything is in order and working as we would want. She has a low freeboard so no steep step up and a safe large cockpit. Down below she is bigger than nearly all the other 10m boats we have seen and all visitors are pleasantly surprised. It can sleep a family of up to 7 people, though the 7th berth is really more suitable for a child.
She is quick and easy to handle and we sail her easily between 2 of us. We are selling her as we wish to upgrade to something bigger.