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Freeman 27

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Boat REF# 177732
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.22m (27'0")
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 54hp, BMC 1800 (1978)
Lying Medway


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Extra Details

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Designer Freeman
Builder Freeman Boats
Lying Medway
Fuel capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 54hp
Engine make and model BMC 1800 (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

The engines look really good and sound excellent too. The owner has recently serviced them.


LOA 8.22m (27'0")
LWL 8.15m (26'9")
Beam 3.07m (10'1")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Airdraft 2.41m (7'11")
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Freeman 27 first launched in 1978. This one appears to be a lovely example. The Freeman 27 was cutting edge in her time and has a much sportier look compared to the earlier boats produced by John Freeman. A very popular vessel with 300 were built by 1984. There are still many around today which is a testament to the quality of build. The Freeman 27 boasts a long shallow keel giving great directional stability. Perfect for river cruising. This vessel benefits from a new canopy cover with full window covers too. There is also an all over winter cover to protect her.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The accommodation is really well thought out and looks very good. 2 v berths to forward cabin with Infill panel converts to double berth. There is ample storage under the seats and a wardrobe too.
◦ There is a clever Partition door that separates the forward berths to for a separate cabin. The dinette is to port and the Table drops down to form double berth. ◦ The galley provides good worksurfaces and cleverly conceals the sink and cooker too. The lovely Timberwork is in gloss makori.
Heads new in 2012.
Eberspacher heater new in 2012.
12v/240 Fridge,TV Aerial - Hob-Cooker

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

1 anchors
6.00m (19'8") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This design speaheaded the "modern" Freeman The medium V hull with keel allows easy river handling. This particular model is a fine example with a current survey, recently serviced engines she is already for her next owners.

This Freeman 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. 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.