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Freedom Yachts - 40

Freedom 40. Built 1982 to Gary Hoyt design. The ultimate in shorthanded/easy sailing. Perkins 4108 50hp completely reconditioned 2007. Gearbox new 2012, Yacht rewired 2007, Cream Wilkinson mainsails 2007, Eberspacher cabin heating, O2 watermaker, Duogen wind generator, Last osmosis treatment 2007, Last structural survey 2007, sleeps 4 in 2 double cabins plus 2 in saloon. €59,950 REDUCED.


Blue GRP hull.
White GRP deck with blue nonslip matting
White GRP superstructure with blue non slip matting
Long lead keel
Wheel steering
Last osmosis treatment 9 Years
Last structural survey 5 Years


Perkins 4108 50hp completely reconditioned in Hythe Marina (UK) in 2007.Gearbox new in 2012 installed Leros, Greece.

Shaft drive folding prop

Duogen wind generator
Vetus bowthruster
O2 Watermaker


12v onboard circuits
Yacht rewired 2007
2 x GM 220amp/h domestic batteries 2009
GM 220amp/h engine starter battery 2009
GM120amp/h bowthruster battery 2006
Charging via solar, wind and alternator
Battery charger
Solara panels
Shore power


500ltrs Stainless steel fuel tank
350ltrs Plastic water tank
200ltrs Plastic holding tank

Rig and Sails

Freedom rigged
Cream Wilkinson mainsails age 5 Years
Special Rig and Sails, all 5 years old


Sleeps 4 in 2 double cabins plus 2 in saloon
Interior joinery and upholstery
Eberspacher cabin heating
2 x Heads with showers and Blake toilets
Average headroom 2m


Plastimo cooker with oven, 2 hobs and grill
2 x Galley sinks
Pots, pans and cooking utensils
Clock and barometer


Electric windlass
Hydrobubble bow anchor 50m 3/8 chain
CQR aux anchor with 75m 3/8 chain
Full set of mooring warps
8 x Fenders
Swimming ladder
Boarding ladder
Spray hood
Navigation lights
2 x Boat hooks


Raymarine C speed/log
Raymarine C wind indicator
Raymarine C GPS and chart plotter
Raymarine C depth sounder
Raymarine C autopilot
Raymarine C radar
Icom VHF
Icom SSB radio


4 Man life raft, last serviced 5 years ago
Fire blanket
3 x Fire extinguishers
2 x Electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
Grab bag
Jack stays
Flare kit
Life buoy

(We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear. Put your safety first it’s more valuable than a yacht)


Honda 2.5m tender
Honda 2.3hp outboard service in May 2012

Owners Comments & History

Yacht history – 1982 -1999 Family sailed around the world, 1999-2004 mostly laid up, 2004 present owner in Med.

The simplicity of her rig creates an uncluttered deck and ensures sailing onboard is to be a doddle. Her recently installed Perkins 4108 50hp coupled with upgrades to the onboard wiring (2007) will give the new owner total piece of mind. Below accommodation consists of 2 large double cabins with the option to convert the saloon table to a double berth for the short staying guest, two heads service both cabins and a well equipped galley provides the onboard chef ample space to exercise their culinary skills
A super, unique yacht available for €69,000

She was built by Freedom Yachts UK in 1982 for a Canadian family who lived aboard her until 1997. During that time they had two children, transited the Panama Canal both ways and sailed the Atlantic four times.

She was then bought by her next owner, a professional British skipper, in Palma de Majorca and he lived on her there until 2002 when he sailed her back to the UK and stored her on the hard at Yarmouth Isle of Wight. He sold her to the current owners in 2005.

During 2006/7 she had a major rebuild at Hythe Marina. Internal work completed: totally new plumbing and wiring, new water tank, new navigation system (Raymarine C series inc. radar), new heads, new berths, new decoration. Externally her rig was changed from the Freedom to the simpler and better Nonsuch wishbones, fitted with new sails, liferaft, all lines, anchors and decking plus top to bottom new paint. By the time she sailed from UK in 2008 she had been totally renewed and brought up to date with the latest equipment.

The new owners planned to sail her from the Solent to India and back for a work project but Somali pirates persuaded them to fly the final part instead. Nevertheless she is equipped for blue waters: SSB radio, Hydrovane self-steering, hydraulic autopilot and steering, solar panels, Duogen wind and air generator, sea anchor and watermaker. She has sailed all over the Mediterranean, as far east as Suez.

Now she has become a floating villa, in the water all summer and on the hard in winter. The owners have reached the age where they need to downsize and so very reluctantly are offering their much loved yacht and floating home for sale.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Trusted British Yacht Brokers, Established almost 40 years, specialising in Cruising and Blue Water yachts permanent offices in Lefkas Marina, Ionian Greece & Portsmouth, UK. We specialise in live aboard blue water cruisers. Experienced, Professional, Qualified All Brokers are Full Members of ABYA, we work to a code of practice with safe Clients bank Accounts and carry PI Insurance. As Agents for Allures Yachting we represent a respected brand of blue water cruiser with Aluminium hulls, GRP topsides and Lifting keels. Experience our Service we sell yachts nothing else. Call us for a chat 00 44 (0)1329 827053

Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Manufacturer:Freedom Yachts
Mooring Country:Greece
Year built:1982
Sales status:Delete
LOA:12.8 m/42 ft
Length:12.19 m/40 ft
Width:3.96 m/13 ft
KW:50.0 hp
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