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Freeman 23

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Boat REF# 105123
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.10m (23'4")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x petrol 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
Fuel capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x petrol 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 G) /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.


LOA 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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
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
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains 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 gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Passerelle tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 anchors
(CQR & mudweight)
10.00m (32'10") of warp
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
Boarding 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.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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