Eastern Yacht Sales, Inc.
170 Shipyard Drive
Hingham, Massachusetts, US, 02043
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1989 Freedom 38

location icon South Bristol, Maine
Year 1989
Length 38 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Freedom

LINNET is an exquisite example of what is possible when you combine a truly remarkable, well designed, well built, modern sailboat, with an owner that truly appreciates the difference some well executed maintenance and upgrades can make.

Since signing on as the third owner of this boat in the first days of 2016. The current owner has refined what was already a beautiful boat, into a fully capable cruiser, ready to take her new owners wherever they wish to go.

New diesel engine and systems, New Garmin electronics, New holding tank and sanitation system, Addition of Hoyt Jib Boom system, New electric wiring and panels, New thru hulls and seacocks, Installed jack lines and harness hard points, New Jib, Full strip and refinish of hull bottom, Custom stainless steel mast pulpits, and so much more.

The Freedom 38 is a great combination of innovative design, impeccable construction, ease of handling and comfort.  Few boats are as simple to sail on or off the wind. Tacking is as simple as turning the wheel. the unstayed self-tacking rig does the rest.

When it's time to relax. The Freedom 38 provides a large, comfortable cockpit, and and a spacious interior that is hard to beat, even on a larger boat.


Year Built 1989
Category Sail
Length Overall 38 ft
Beam 12'6 ft
Max Draft 6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 30 hp
Fuel Tank Cap. 25 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. aluminium
Water Tank Cap. 60 gal
Holding Tank Cap. 30 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 6500 lb
Displacement 16,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar Diesel
Model: 3YM30AL
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 30hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze, Feathering
Drive Type: Direct
Year: 2016
Engine Hours: 100

The Freedom 38 has a large, high quality interior. Starting forward is a v-berth with full standing headroom. There is  a filler cushion to form a full double berth. There is a lot of storage and open bins. A large overhead hatch provides ample ventilation. There is a mahogany bureau and hanging locker to starboard. A private door from the v-berth accesses the head compartment. Mahogany woodwork throughout with ash battened hull ceilings. The berth is separated from the main cabin by a hinged mahogany door.

The main salon is next aft with an L-shaped settee to port which converts to a double berth. Storage below settee and in lockers and open cabinet above the settee. A hinged dining table is mounted on the main bulkhead which encloses a large bottle storage unit. The table has a hinged leaf to allow dining from both sides of the salon. There is a straight settee to starboard with tankage below and storage above in lockers and an open cabinet. All of the above settee storage lockers have louvered doors for ventilation of their contents. The salon features four large opening ports for ventilation, and one large overhead hatch.

The head compartment is to port featuring a  marine toilet, white laminate vanity with mahogany trim in the Hereshoff manner, with storage above and below. Stainless steel head sink, hot and cold pressurized water with shower, large mirror on the bulkhead, shower drain in the non-skid floor. Ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch. A teak locker and storage cabinet is opposite the head compartment.

The nav station is aft to starboard with electrical panels, nav instruments, a stainless steel based swing-out nav stool, and a hinged cover revealing chart storage. Aft of the nav station is a hanging locker.

The galley is opposite the nav station to port. A spacious aft cabin with a double berth completes the interior featuring storage in a hanging locker and cabinet. Ventilation is provided by three ports, two of which open to the cockpit and one opens to the starboard topsides. The woodwork below decks is all mahogany, with a varnished teak and holly cabin sole.

  • New Yanmar 3YM30AL Diesel Engine (29hp) installed winter 2016/17. Current engine hours: 114
  • New Propeller Shaft (winter 2-16/17)
  • New Engine Mounts (winter 2016/17)
  • New muffler and exhaust system (winter 2016/17)
  • New raw water intake strainer (winter 2016/17)
  • New engine control panel in cockpit (winter 2016/17)
  • Upgrade to dripless propeller shaft seal / stuffing box  (winter 2016/17)
  • Cutlass bearing replaced (winter 2016/17)
  • Install sound insulation on all engine compartment interior walls. (winter 2016/17)
  • Max Prop, 3 blade feathering propeller (Refurbished by manufacturer winter 2016/17)
Electronics / Navigation
  • Garmin GPSmap 7612xsv Chartplotter / Radar display in pod at helm (2017)
  • Garmin HD Radome mounted on SS post at stern (2017)
  • (2) Garmin GNX Multi Instrument Display (Depth, Wind Speed / Direction) in pods at Helm (2017)
  • Ritchie Powerdamp Compass in SS binnacle at helm
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF Radio (DSC and GPS) (2017)
  • Autohelm 4000 Autopilot
  • Coax cable in mast for VHF radio, replaced (2017/18)
  • Jensen AM/FM Stereo with Speakers

Fuel: 35
Fresh Water: 60
Holding: 30.  New plastic tank, hoses, and macerator system (2016/17)

Water Heater: 6


The well thought-out U-shaped galley is aft to port at the base of the companionway. The galley features gelcoated fiberglass furniture bases with teakwood accents. Double polished stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurized water. Ice Box  in the countertop; Dry goods storage locker in the countertop; dish and food storage in cabinets above the galley; storage for cleaning products beneath the sink. TASCO 3 burner  propane stove with oven; trash-bin pass-through door. Overhead mounted spice rack.

  • All medium and heavy load wiring replaced (New, Winter 2016/17)
  • 12 volt DC panel with labeled switches and breakers (New, Winter 2016/17)
  • The batteries are charged by a battery charger at dockside and by the alternator underway;
  • Battery Combiner (New, Winter 2016/17)
  • Invertor - Kenyon 1500 Watt
  • Battery Charger  -  Guest 2514
  • Engine Battery Meter
  • Battery selector switch
  • Batteries relocated and secured. 2 house batteries under nav station. 1 engine battery in starboard lazarette.
  • Three Group 31, 12 volt batteries, one for starting and two for the house, (new in 2023) 
  • 125volt  30Amp  AC shorepower panel with labeled switches, breakers, and meters. (New, Winter 2016/2017)
  • 50 foot long 30 amp shorepower cord
  • Electric Bilge Pumps (2), with manual and automatic switches (New, 2016/17)
  • Xintex Propane Fume Detector
  • Rule High Water Bilge Alarm
Additional Upgrades and Equipment
  • Hull bottom stripped, barrier coated and painted (2016/17)
  • Sanitation system completely replaced. New holding tank relocated under fwd berth, hoses replaced, new macerator pump system.
  • Thru Hulls and Seacocks Replaced with Bronze 
  •  Manual bilge pump
  • US Flag with Staff
  • Horseshoe buoy mounted on the stern rail
  • Life Sling mounted on stern rail
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • CQR plow anchor with chain and rode
Sails and Rigging
  • Custom Hoyt Jib Boom system fitted in lieu of the standard Camber Spar. (New winter 2017/18) Provides improved performance and sail shape on all points of sail.
  • Full Battened Mainsail with 2 reef points
  • Lazy Jacks (Reconfigured for better performance (2018)
  • Reconfigured reefing system for better operation (2018)
  • Jib, custom designed for Hoyt Jib Boom  (New 2022)
  • Mainsail and Jib covers
  • All lines led aft to coach roof at forward end of cockpit.
  • (9) Line stoppers for halyards and control lines. (Replaced, labeled and reconfigured 2017/2018)
  • Electric halyard winch (feed angle adjusted 2018)
  • Barient 2 speed self tailing winch for mainsheet, reefs, vang and controls lines.
  • Head / jib stay replaced (2018)
  • Unstayed carbon fiber mast with aluminum boom. 
  • Main, jib, and spinnaker halyards
  • Custom Stainless Steel mast pulpits with varnished step plank for easy access to boom and halyard fittings (New 2021)
  • Jack Lines from cockpit to bow, port and starboard. (2018)
  • Tether attachment hard points in cockpit, at mast, and at bow (2018)
  • White deck with contrasting gray nonskid surface on deck and in the cockpit
  • Blue  cove stripe and Blue boot stripe
  • Slotted aluminum toe-rail.
  • Custom navy blue Sunbrella dodger by Hood
  • Varnished teak handrails
  • Stainless Steel wire double lifelines with boarding gates
  • Double rail stainless steel bow and stern rails and stainless steel stanchions (2021)
  • Hinged boarding ladder with varnished teak steps on transom
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless Steel Anchor Roller
  • Edson steering system with Leather covered stainless steel destroyer wheel, brake, engine shift and throttle controls
  • Custom teak step board and foot rest at aft end of cockpit. 
Comfort and Ventilation
  • Custom cockpit dodger with removeable side panels by Hood
  • Cockpit fly cover for use when not under way
  • 10 opening ports
  • 3 deck hatches
  • Solar vent in deck hatch over main salon
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.