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Freeman 23

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Boat REF# 105123
This boat has been sold
Length 7.10m (23'4")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x gasoline 30hp, Watermota Seawolf 1098 crossflow (1970)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Designer John Freeman
Builder John Freeman Marine Ltd
Lying Norfolk Broads
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x gasoline 30hp
Engine make and model Watermota Seawolf 1098 crossflow (1970)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots
Engine spares tick

New batteries, alternator, switchgear and wiring, plus new bilge pump, water pump and wiper motor ensure all is well in the electrical department. J-type gearbox and side gearstick conversion. Full engine service May 2010.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 7.10m (23'4")
LWL 6.71m (22'0")
Beam 2.29m (7'6")
Draft Min 0.61m (2'0")
Draft Max 0.61m (2'0")
Airdraft 1.98m (6'6")
Displacement 1,525kg (3,362.6lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Reknowned Freeman build quality is evident in this boat, which is solid and dependable.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Delightful bright and airy interior has walk-through accomodation divided into two cabins for privacy by fold out cupboard door. Beautifully patterned richly veneered woodwork, quality joinery and excellent upholstery and original fittings make this an exceptional boat.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Passerelle tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 anchors
(CQR & mudweight)
0.00m (0'0") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode
With topside in original gelcoat and very high quality fixtures and fittings, this is a deck to be proud of.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

The current Broads safety certificate runs to 30/4/2013, Broads licence is paid for the year and all documentation is filed and indexed in ship's papers folder. Very neat!

Broker's Comments

These sturdy Freeman cruisers are much sought after, thanks to their build quality and sweet handling. This example is exceptional in every way, having been lovingly cared for and sensitively restored with original Freeman fixtures and fittings.
The boat comes with an impressive list of new electrical equipment and extensive inventory.
A vessel to delight the senses and satisfy the soul!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price will be considered.

This Freeman 23 has been personally photographed and viewed by Bob of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.