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Builder : John Freeman Marine, Hinckley
LOA : 8.99m (29ft 6in)
Beam : 3.02m (9ft 11in)
Draft : 0.76m (2ft 6in)
Composite GRP and wood construction
GRP hull, decks and coachroof
Wood cabin sides
Centre cockpit with hard top (with sun roofs) and canvas sides (new partially made windowed canvas sides included in sale, red)
Two cabins (forward with galley, aft with heads)
Mechanical & Electrical
Twin 2.5L Parson's diesel engines on outdrives (understood to be in running order)
2 x diesel tanks
Wheel steering with full engine controls at helm
12V lead acid batteries
12V (3 pin) and 230V sockets in both cabins
4 berths in 2 cabins
Could potentially be reconfigured to provide 6 berths
Main (forward) cabin with dinette (converts to double), forward storage area (could be fitted out to provide additional single or double berth) and galley
Aft cabin provides 2 x single berths, table, heads compartment and vanity unit
Galley provides gas cooker (2 burners, grill & oven), stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap, fridge, microwave oven (230V), worktops and stowage
Pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, etc. all included in sale
Heads compartment with sea toilet (recent, no holding tank) and vanity unit/hand basin (hot and cold pumped supply) opposite
12V (3 pin) and 230V sockets in both cabins
12V cabin lights
Berth cushions for all berths (currently protected with plastic sheeting and appear to be in good condition)
Large opening windows throughout providing lots of light and air flow
Window dressings (mostly blinds) and floor coverings where fitted
Maximum headroom 1.83m (6ft), 1.55m (5ft 1in) in aft cabin
Boat Safety Scheme certificate to TBC
Fire extinguishers and fire blanket
Stainless steel pulpit
Stainless steel handrails (not all currently fitted)
Folding wooden flag mast (not currently fitted)
Dodgers with name on rear coachroof
2 x small bathing platforms (also provide protection to outdrives)
Ship's clock and barometer in both cabins
Danforth type anchor with rode
Various fenders (including fitted corner fenders)
Various mooring warps
Spare material left over from cutting of new cockpit canopy sides (red)
Lots of spare parts, engine spares, etc.
The Freeman 30 was one of John Freeman Marine's most popular models and is now considered to be a genuine classic. And this example is rumoured to have been built for John Freeman himself! Constructed in GRP and wood, the Freeman 30 offers good accommodation with a centre cockpit and cabins fore (with galley) and aft (with heads) in a pleasing, traditional design with lots of character and a light and airy interior. Powerful 2.5L twin engines make the Freeman 30 a versatile boat for estuary, sea or river use.
This example was purchased by the present owner and her late husband (a marine engineer) about 5 years ago. They quickly commenced a comprehensive refit, but sadly this was never completed due to ill health. Unfortunately the boat has since suffered from some water ingress at the front of the main cabin due to a leaking/rotten window frame. "Exotique" offers lots of scope as a comfortable family cruiser, or even as a characterful liveaboard vessel, once the her refit has been completed and exterior tidied. It's understood that the boat's engines are in running order, although a service is overdue. A quick sale is desired and offers will therefore be considered.
Lots more photos on line at www.topsail.co.uk !
|Vessel type:||Centre cockpit river/estuary cruiser|
|Builder:||John Freeman Marine|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Parsons 2.5L|
|Drive type:||Sail drive|
|Length over all:||29' 6"|
|Maximum draft:||2' 6"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
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