1974 Freeman 23

£8,250
Norfolk Broads
Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

1931 Easticks Motor Cruiser
For Sale
Price: £12,500 Price reduced
1981 Bounty 27 Sedan
For Sale
Price: £17,000
1978 Seamaster 813
New Listing
Price: £18,000
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General Specification

Designer :
John Freeman
Builder :
John Freeman (Marine), Hinckley
LOA :
7.08m  (23ft 3in)
Beam :
2.28m  (7ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.61m (2ft 0in)
Air Draft:
2.08m (6ft 10in)

Construction

  • GRP construction
  • Original gelcoat finish throughout
  • Non-slip painted decks
  • Aft cockpit with helmsman’s seat, folding navigator seat and rear bench seat
  • Folding cockpit canopy on frame
  • Folding windscreens enabling vessel to pass under all Broadland bridges (air draft a little over 6ft with screens lowered)
  • Wooden rubbing strake replaced 2023
  • Last ashore, polished and antifouled winter 2022/23

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 1974 Ford Watermota petrol inboard, last serviced 2023 (New starter motor fitted)
  • Wheel steering
  • Engine instrumentation at helm
  • 2 x 12V batteries
  • Shore power connection

Accommodation

  • 4 berths in 2 cabins
  • Traditional ‘Freeman’ wood finish to cockpit and cabin
  • Separate Heads compartment with portapotti
  • Hanging locker doors separate accommodation areas to create 2 cabins
  • Full height hanging locker
  • Saloon dinette converts to double berth
  • V-berth in forecabin
  • Upholstery all in very good condition
  • Galley with gas stove (2 burners & grill), sink (cold supply, manual pump), worktops and cupboards
  • Traditional ‘Freeman’ glassware/crockery cabinet on rear saloon bulkhead
  • Drawers unit under forward saloon seat and plenty of storage throughout
  • Lockers under forecabin berths
  • Large opening windows providing lots of light and ventilation
  • Forward escape/ventilation hatch
  • 12V cabin and cockpit lights
  • Curtains and floor coverings where fitted
  • 1.8m (5ft 10in) maximum headroom

Equipment

  • New Boat Safety Scheme certificate (Expires 2028!)
  • Folding cockpit canopy on frame
  • Older spare cockpit canopy ideal for winter use
  • Stainless steel pulpit rail
  • Folding wood flag/light mast
  • Navigation lights
  • Single bow roller
  • Swim ladder
  • Fire extinguisher (not guaranteed in date)
  • Fire blanket
  • Mudweight
  • Various fenders including bow fender
  • Various mooring warps

Remarks:

Developed from the very popular Freeman 22, the Freeman 23 is a foot longer, thereby providing a slightly larger cockpit and heads compartment. She also has a slightly squarer shape than her smaller sister, with no step in the deck. Offering comfortable accommodation for 4, with a separate heads and the wonderful ‘Freeman’ wood finish to the cabin and cockpit complete with concealed galley and glassware/crockery cabinet. The Freeman 22/23 motor cruisers remain ever popular throughout the inland waterways of the UK and Ireland and have an almost cult following! Without doubt, a ‘modern’ classic!

This Freeman 23 comes with the added bonus of a shore power connection (and regular 3 pin plug sockets) as well as a new Boat Safety certificate until 2028! Re-upholstered and with very comfortable cushions for sitting and sleeping she is an ideal choice for a few nights away. Now for sale owing to a lack of time to use her following a change in circumstances.

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