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Freedom 38, 1989, Charlestown, Massachusetts, $73,000, Price reduced 1/29/19 to $68,000, SOLD 6/17/19

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Freedom 38, 1989

CAROLINE is a clean, ready-to-sail, nicely updated example of this classic cat-sloop designed by Gary Mull. Designed for ease of sailing, the Freedom 38 can be single-handed efficiently and safely with all the sail controls led to the cockpit. With two private cabins and a generous salon, full cockpit enclosure and a cockpit table, both living and sailing are comfortable below and above. USCG documented vessel.

Caroline has been well maintained and it shows. This 1989 Freedom 38 has been CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED from 2013 through 2018.

Updates include:

  • Replaced 2011 engine mounts
  • Replaced 2013 Sunbrella dodger, bimini with full cockpit enclosure & new sail covers
  • Replaced 2014 shaft log, shaft, and dripless shaft seal
  • 2014 main traveller rebedded
  • Replaced 2014 cushions and covers inside, new countertops in galley and head
  • Replaced 2015 headstay deck compression fitting, reinforced bow rail
  • Replaced 2015 halyards and running rigging
  • Replaced 2015 leather wheel cover from Edson
  • Replaced 2015 Interior head liner replaced, teak and holly flooring

  • Deck light on radar mast.
  • Electric and manual bilge pumps
  • Shower drains to dedicated box with separate sump pump and float switch
  • Lifeline AGM batteries
  • Full cockpit cushions
  • Four fenders, six dock lines
  • 35# CQR anchor with 120' chain and 140' rope rode. Fortress FX 16 anchor for spare.
  • LED navigation lights
  • LED interior cabin lights, and 1000 watt inverter added
  • Edson outboard motor bracket and dinghy davits

  • Replaced 2016 ACR automatic charging relay
  • 2016 Teak cockpit table was stripped and revarnished
  • Replaced 2016 cockpit shower
  • 2016 rebuilt the rigid Hall Spar Quick vang

  • New 2017 two Blue Seas electrical sub panels
  • New 2017, second 30 amp shore power connection, two shore power cords
  • New 2017 Nature's Head toilet (no smelly holding tank or hoses)
  • New 2015 double lifelines, Raymarine wheel autopilot, engine panel, and engine water pump.
  • New 2017 stainless steel water heater
  • New 2017 Balmar alternator and remote regulator
  • New 2017 rudder post bearing, new Edson pedestal steering assembly
  • New 2017 water pump and accumulator for pressurized water
  • New 2017 seawater pump for refrigeration
  • New 2017 stereo CD & MP3 player, speakers in cabin and cockpit

  • New 2018 throttle and shift cables for engine
  • New 2018 compressor and refrigeration system for icebox (7.5 cu. ft.)
  • New 2018 paint and varnish in lockers, bilge, under settee
  • July 2018 hull buffed and waxed, bottom cleaned, non-skid renewed
  • New 2018 20V electric drill motor with winch attachment for raising sails
  • New 2018 mainsail with Tides Marine strong track & slides, and camberspar jib

    Equipped for coastal cruising, there is a color chartplotter/GPS at the helm, Firdell Blipper radar reflector on mast, autopilot, sailing instruments, VHF radio, electric anchor windlass, three blade feathering Max prop (refurbished 2013), three burner propane stove with oven, two propane tanks in cockpit storage locker, smart battery charger, full Fairclough canvas winter cover, and more.

    All of this and regular maintenance!


  • Builder: Tillotson-Pearson
  • Designer: Gary Mull
  • Construction: GRP (fiberglass)


  • Length: 38'
  • LWL: 30.58
  • Beam: 12' 6"
  • Max Draft: 4' 6" with its shoal draft fin keel
  • Ballast: 6500 lbs
  • Displacement: 14370 lbs


  • Engine Number: 1
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3GM30F
  • Engine Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade feathering Max prop


  • Fuel: 1 metal, 33 gallons
  • Water: 2 plastic, 135 gallons total


  • Depth sounder
  • Plotter
  • Autopilot
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • VHF
  • Radar
  • Radio/CD/MP3 player w/USB & Bluetooth
  • Cabin & Cockpit speakers

    The Freedom 38 is very well respected for her sailing performance, designed for ease of single handing. The 38 is a longer version of the Mull Freedom 36. The added two feet of swim platform adds to performance substantially, as well as the aesthetic appeal and the convenience for boarding and safety. The free standing, carbon fiber mast with fully battened mainsail and Tides Marine Strong track and self-tending, Camberspar jib deliver a simple, powerful, and easily controlled sail plan for simple short-handed performance cruising. All sail controls are led through updated rope clutch stoppers to the cockpit and may be controlled by the two Barient # 27, two speed, self-tailing winches. The traveler is Harken and the traveler control lines are fed through the dodger to the cockpit. The deck is white with gray non-skid.

    2017 survey available.

  • Price: $68,000


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