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Freedom 39
(11,80 m) - 1983

Layout :

  • Length : 11,80 m (38' 8")
  • Beam: 13'
  • Draft: 5.5'
  • Displacement: 8.4 T
  • Construction material: Fiberglass
  • Rigging: Cat Ketch
  • Engine: Perkins 4108 48 HP

American flag. Import tax not paid.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 5,6 M XPF / 47 000 €


The classic Freedom Cat Ketch has been continually upgraded and maintained by her owners.

She has sailed from Mexico to French Polynesia, is fully equipped and ready to continue cruising.

Interior fittings :


  • King-size V-berth forward
  • Bathroom to starboard
  • Spacious U-shaped galley to port
  • Saloon with two upholstered swivel armchairs to port, integrated table and bar. To starboard, a large U-shaped sofa and table
  • Two pilot berths (port and starboard amidships)
  • Chart table to port
  • Port quarter berth

Listing :

Building and history

Hull designed by the legendary Ron Holland: deep draught, fin keel, fully encapsulated lead ballast with sump and large bilge. Deck material: 25 mm balsa fibreglass, 50 mm in the cockpit.
The deck is solid and dry, with no soft spots, and a new anti-slip coating was applied to the deck in 2019.
In 2021 the hull was fully treated to eliminate pin-sized blisters. Fibre bottom ground and re-epoxied, resin and three coats of soft bottom paint. On the gel coat: removal of all the small deformations and cracks using a Dremel drill and sealing with epoxy, then new gel coat paint.


Perkins 4108 48 CV (6890 h)
Hurth 150 V transmission (installed in 2020), which saves considerable space by using a shorter drive shaft. It is coupled to a Drivesaver. Hydrolube ring replaced in 2021.
PSS joint coupler
2 Aluminium fuel tanks 250 litres
Three-blade propeller + 1 spare

Cat ketch rigging

2 Carbon fibre masts
Fully battened Schaefer mainsail with lazy-jack
2 Fully battened Schaefer mizzen sails with lazy-jack: one furling and one for light air (inflated from the mizzen mast)
Stay sail (rolls up on boom and mizzen mast)
Storm sail
Spinnaker with sock
2 Vang-Masters rigid poles
4 Barient 27 self-tailing winches
Sail covers (2016)
New halyards, reefing lines 2020-23

Ground tackle

Simpson Lawrence Horizon Express electric windlass
Main anchor : Anchor CQR 46 with chain 300-5/16
Secondary mooring: Anchor CQR 35
Other moorings: Fortress 23 with 56m of chain + Luke Fisherman 50
Additional 25m chain
Anchor clamp
Portable teak boarding ladder
Fixed aluminium stern boarding ladder
Stainless steel davit


2 x 250 L Plastic freshwater tanks, total 500 L
Pur/Katadyn 40 watermaker
Double stainless steel sink
Electric pressurised water and hand pumps for fresh and sea water
Adler Barbour Super Cold Machine fridge/freezer
Hillerange 3-burner stove and oven
Corel crockery for 8 people, cutlery for 8 people and Reve saucepans
Lavac toilet


4 Trojan House bank 6V lead batteries Total 440 Ah (2022)
Engine battery (2022)
Ample Power V.3 regulator
Nanopulser PG-12M battery desulphuriser
Ample Power Emon II H1 battery monitor
5 Flex Renogy solar panels total 660W (2020)
2 Victron controllers with Bluetooth
Inverter 400W
Ample Power Alternator Model 4023
Xantrex 40 Ah battery charger
Honda generator

Electronics and navigation instruments

Alpha 3000 autopilot
Scanmar Monitor windvane
Raymarine GNX 20 echo sounder in cockpit and navigation station, new NMEA installation (2023)
Icom 710 SSB/Ham radio with digital loudspeaker
Icom AT 130 SSB/Ham tuner with loudspeaker
Radar JRC 1500, 16 mi (to be upgraded)
New windex on main mast and new shell for depth gauge
VHF 1 Standard Horizon Galaxy fixed mount (2022)
2 Standard Horizon portable VHF
Portable VHF in cockpit
Widelink AIS transponder wirelessly linked to GPS chartplotter
4 Compasses: Raymarine Network, Ritchie Binnacle mount; Autohelm, manual compass
Wilson dual band cellular signal booster


12 ft Inflatable dinghy
4.5 HP Mercury outboard engine (lots of spares for outboard)


Revere life raft for 4 people (December 2021)
3 life jackets
MOB pole attached to lifebuoy
Carbon monoxide alarm
2 boxes of flares and pistols (to be updated)
5 fire extinguishers
Emergency tiller
Floating anchor
2 automatic + 2 manual bilge pumps


Tricolour LED navigation light, deck light on mizzen mast
Double lifelines with port and starboard opening doors
Dodger and bimini with Phifertex roller shade curtains
Weather protection covers for cockpit and stern
4 Fenders
26-Inch high lifeline with safety net
Maps for Pacific cruising
2 12-Litre aluminium propane gas cylinders
Numerous tools and spare parts

Main strenghts

Self-sufficient in water and energy.
Sails are trimmed from the cockpit, ideal for single-handed sailing.
Numerous parts and tools.

Last modified : 09/11/2023


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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