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Gig Harbor Yacht Sales

3111 Harborview Dr
Gig Harbor
United States

Fax:  253-858-2674

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1987 Freedom Yachts 36 Sloop


Anderson Island,WA,United States

Large Main, Small Jib
Freedom's Trademark Unstayed Mast
Radar on Pole
Wheel AutoPilot
Long, Straight Cockpit Benches
Protection of a Dodger
All Lines Led to Cockpit Self-Tailers
Mid-Boom Sheeting to Traveler
Boom Brake for Controlled Jibing
Control Lines Led Aft
Battens Ride on BattCars
Jib on a Boom
Monitor WindVane
Salon Overview
Open Salon when Table is up
Table Down (Storage Behind)
Starboard: Straight Settee
Teak & Holly Sole, good condition
Portside: L-Shaped Settee
Tight Galley next to Companionway
Galley: Top-opening Fridge
Nav Station with Pivoting Stool
Propane Bulkhead Heater
Aft Quarter Private Stateroom
Cabinetry at Forward End of Salon
Forepeak Stateroom
Cabinetry in Forepeak Stateroom
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Significant price-drop-- owner's health not improving, so he can't do his long cruises anymore.... Make offers! 

One of Gary Mull's "second-generation" Freedom designs: Freedom's unstayed carbon-fiber mast allows for ultimate simplicity - powerful deep-roach main has full-length battens easily sliding up-mast thanks to batt-car type track system.  Sloop rig gives added versatility of a self-tending foresail on a boom.  Set up for single-handing, with both autopilot AND wind-vane; all lines led to cockpit -- Octogenarian owner (since 1991!) still single-hands her, but realizes his days of going to the Broughtons and further north (alone) are nearing an end.   A true two-stateroom layout: private enclosed double-berth stateroom aft of the large navigation station as well as traditional forepeak enclosed stateroom.  Recent canvas: new dodger, mainsail cover and jib bag on-boom. Interior teak woodwork in very good condition!  No tears, stains or spills on original fabrics.  Fresh bottom paint AND engine servicing April 2012 -- she's ready for your cruising!    -----    Please call at least a day in-advance for viewing, as owner moors boat just off a private island in SouthSound, and will bring the boat to nearest mainland dock, with sufficient advance notice.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 12 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 6 ft 
Length at Waterline 30 ft 7 inLength Overall 36 ft 5 in 
Number of Engines 1Max Bridge Clearance 55 ft 6 in 

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3111 Harborview Dr
Gig Harbor
United States

Fax:  253-858-2674


ALL-NEW Headliner, summer 2013 --- really modernizes the "look" of the interior!

Two long windows each side

3 opening portlights

deck-hatch on-centerline above table

L-shaped settee to port

Straight settee starboard

Storage behind each settee-back

Storage under L-shaped settee (water-tank under straight settee)

Table pulls down off forward bulkhead, to expose storage racks

Table leaf opens up for seating at either settee

Outboard of either settee, long bookshelves hullside, with louvered cabinets each end

Caframo fans

Force-10 bulkhead-mount propane cabin heater, externally vented

Cabinetry at passageway to forepeak: 2 large lockers

half-height bulkhead divides salon from galley portside aft and nav-center stbd aft

Interior is oiled-teak paneling thru-out; NO water-stains anywhere

Varnished Teak & Holly cabin sole

Original upholstery: un-stained, still very good condition

Headroom: 6'4"


U-shaped, at aft port end of salon

Double-basin SSTL sink w/ single-lever faucet

3-burner Tasco  propane stove with oven

deep countertop-opening locker, fwd of stove

hullside sliding-door cabinets

deep top-opening electric refrigerator aft of stove

NEW refrigeration-system (compressor, in-box evaporator) installed June 2012

Navigation Center

Nav table just aft of half-bulkhead 

Round stool pivots out from beneath table

oilskins hanging locker adjacent to nav-table

Regency Polaris VHF

Kenwood SSB "ham"-rig, w/ MFJ antenna tuner

Furuno 1621 LCD-screen radar on swing-out mount; visible from cockpit thru companionway

Aft Stateroom

Privacy door just aft of nav-center

Standing headroom at entry: note cabinet above and drawers below the shelf

Double-berth, beneath cockpit seating ("quarter-berth" arrangement)

Two opening portlights

hullside lined with light Ash "ceiling" planking

Forepeak Stateroom

V-berth with filler-cushion

Reading lights either side

opening portlight; deck-hatch above

private en-suite door to head

continuation of cabinetry (matching salon cabinets just outside) -- 2 lockers above shelf, 1 locker & 3 drawers below.

Hullside lined with light Ash "ceiling" planking

Headroom: 6'1"


Door to salon; second door to forepeak stateroom

Raritan PH II manual toilet

New sewage-hoses and Y-valve, 2011

wand-type shower, pulls out of sink faucet

curtained-off shower-area

2 opening portlights, AND overhead small deck-hatch


Wheel steering

Monitor Windvane

Raymarine ST4000 wheel autopilot (recently upgraded)

Standard-Horizon "Multi" = depth, speed (impeller not currently deployed)

Signet "system 1500" mastehead windspeed/direction

Emergency manual bilgepump adjacent to helm

SSTL-tubing pushpit behind cockpit

Ritchie Powerdamp compass in SSTL binnacle atop steering pedestal

Radome on a tall pole at transom corner

Dodger; recent canvas and isinglass

all lines brought aft to cockpit thru line-clutch stoppers, to two self-tailing winches on cabintop

Deck gear


ContourKore balsa coring for light weight and stiffness

Lifelines from pushpit to pulpit, midship opening

FenderStep (inflatable boarding step)

Zodiac inflatable-floor dinghy (stores across cabintop)

Maxwell 1000 vertical-shaft Windlass with chain gypsy AND separate capstan

150' all-chain anchor rode

Bruce Anchor

heavily-reinforced bow pulpit, with SSTL pivot-platform sufficient for future installation of Hoyt "gun-mount" spinnaker pole

Wide un-obstructed side-decks all the way aft (NO SHROUDS!)


Sails and Rig

Freedom's trademark: unstayed carbon-fiber mast

Main with deep roach, multiple full-length battens

batt-car type ball-bearing sail slides and batten slides, on attached track

This owner has rigged extra blocks to allow anchor-windlass to power-raise mainsail!

new halyards 2011

Dutchman-type "boom-brake"

Small self-tending jib on camber-boom

newer mainsail cover and jib boom-bag

Mechanical, Electrical

Yanmar 3GM30, 27hp --  fresh-water cooled

no engine hour-meter

2 house and 1 engine-start battery, all approx 3 yrs old

West Marine 20A multi-stage charger

12vDC and 110vAC panels; shore-power cord


ContourKore Balsa-cored construction for stiffness required with unstayed mast

vinylester resins in outer layers

Isophthalic gelcoat

Tillotson-Pearson constructed (same as J-boats!)

Gary Mull design, one of the "second-generation" Freedoms

Minimal overhangs; maximum waterline length

Relatively flat bottom, fin keel, spade rudder

Identical to Freedom 38, except flush-transom (desired for easiest WindVane mounting)

Fresh bottompaint Feb 2012 - Seahawk AF33 (a harder ablative, self-polishing)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.