CAROLINE is a lovely and highly updated example of this Gary Mull classic cat-sloop design. Designed for ease of sailing, the Freedom 38 can be sailed efficiently and safely by one person with all the sail controls leading to the cockpit. Caroline is owned by knowledgeable and caring owners and this shows clearly upon inspection.
This Freedom 38 has been HIGHLY UPDATED since 2013 through 2016. Updates include:
Caroline is now hauled but very easy to see. Winter storage is paid. The seller is interested in offer so call today for added details and an appointment.
The Freedom 38 accommodates six in two private staterooms and a convertible dinettee. The cabins are spacious and the ergonomics are designed for real comfort. 6'4" headroom is unusual for a boat this good looking. The interior is oiled teak which is complimented by Ash hull ceiling strips and newly installed white foam-back vinyl overhead panels. The sole is traditional teak and holly and is new in (2015). All contribute to making this design elegant and inviting. Eight opening portlights and three overhead hatches add light and air. The fixed windows have been professionally reglazed with tempered safety glass and are very clear: a vast improvement over the cloudy plastic lenses on most other boats. There are numerous drawers, lockers, and four hanging lockers one of which is for wet gear.
The Forward Cabin has a vee berth with insert and this berth is recently upholstered. A large overhead deck hatch and opening ports make this cabin bright and airy. Drawers and lockers provide ample storage capacity. There is a private entry into the head. An optional extra bureau in the vee berth face adds to storage.
The Head is spacious with access from the main salon and fwd cabin. Two opening ports and an overhead hatch ventilate this area well. The Dometic VacuFlush toilet flushes with fresh water and is plumbed to a new bigger capacity 26 gal holding tank. A macerator is installed so the tank may be emptied offshore. The shower drains to a integrated box with float switch. A new counter was installed under the sink.
In the Main Salon there is a straight settee to stbd and L-shaped settee to port which converts to a large berth. Optional locker doors in the port settee make access to this area easier. A bulkhead-mounted table with storage has two leaves which fold out to sit six for dinner or fold up and out of the way when not in use. Opening ports, fixed windows, and a large overhead hatch makes this area bright and the ergonomics of the settees makes evening reading very comfortable. New Upholstery is bright and fresh.
The Galley is open to the main salon and convenient to the companionway and cockpit. The U-shape provides lots of storage and counter space for meal preparation. The counter surface is new. A custom trap door accesses a waste basket outside the galley. Included is a three burner Tasco propane stove with oven and stove guard. Adler Barbour refrigeration has a freezer compartment in 6 cu ft ice box. A double basin, stainless steel sink has a Indiana Brass faucet and a foot pump provides fresh water.
The Navigation station is located across from the galley. There is a large chart table and swing-out seat. Well organized 110V AC and 12V DC panel and electronics installation make this area an excellent work station. Custom canvas pocket storage adds to the organization.
The Aft Cabin has a fore and aft double berth and opening ports provide cross ventilation. Optional locker doors aft add to the storage space in this cabin. The curved hull and reading light placement makes for a great spot to sit and read. New berth upholstery.
New interior cushions installed (2013)
New varnished teak and holly sole (2015)
New countertops in galley and head (2013)
New interior overhead liner (2014)
New LED interior cabin lights (2016)
Oiled teak interior in nice shape
Clear tempered safety glass window lenses
Tascon three burner stove with oven
Adler Barbour refrigerator with freezer
Raymarine SL70C color chart plotter and radar
Chart chip Passamaquoddy to Montauk
Radar scanner mounted on pole off transom
Two Nexus Multi displays in cockpit
Nexus wind speed and direction display mounted but not operating
Autohelm 4000 wheel autopilot
Standard VHF radio with antenna at masthead
Garmin GPS 120 mounted at nav station (may not be operating)
Jensen stereo - cassette player with speakers in cabin and cockpit
Ritchie compass at binnacle
120vAC and 12vDC breaker panel with volt and ammeters is centrally located at the nav station. Ship's power is from three batteries in two banks A battery selector switch at the nav panel is provided to select from one bank or the other. Two 30 amp shore power cords are provided. Charging is from Xantrex True Charge 20+ amp multi-stage battery charger and engine alternator. A Balmar high output alternator and smart regulator are available but not installed. A Link 10 battery monitor from Xantrex is installed.
Inverter added recently
New AGM Lifeline batteries (Two group 31 house bank: One group 27 engine start)
New ACR automatic charging relay (2013)
Electric anchor windlass
110vAC receptables Ground Fault Protected
Flood light on radar mast
New Navigation lights including Bow, Stern, Combo deck-steaming) (2014)
Reliable Yanmar diesel is widely known to be a workhorse engine. Easy access for service. A feathering Max prop helps maximize both sailing and powering performance. A new fiberglass shaft log, shaft, and shaft seal were yard installed in 2014.
The Freedom 38 is very well respected for her sailing performance. The 38 is a longer version of the Mull Freedom 36 and the add-on swim platform adds to performance substantially as well as the aesthetic appeal and convenience of boarding and safety.
The free standing, carbon fiber mast with fully battened mainsail with Tides Marine Strong track and self-tending, Camberspar jib deliver a simple, powerful, and easily controlled sail plan for easy short-handed performance cruising. All sail controls are lead 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 traveler control lines are fed through the dodger to the cockpit. The deck is white with gray non-skid.
Caroline has been well cared for by knowledgeable owners. Her current owners have made substantial improvements since buying her in 2012. The are ready now to move on to new boating advertures. This listing is preliminary. Please call the broker for details on her current condition and for an opportunity to see her in person. Owner's personal effects may be on board and do not convey with this sale.
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.
252 Elm Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748