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Freeman 26 Refurbished Classic

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Boat REF# 165211
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.87m (25'10")
Year 1966
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x petrol 0hp, Ford 122E (unknown year)
Lying Kent, Medway


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Extra Details

Designer John Freeman
Builder Freeman Marine Ltd
Lying Kent, Medway


Engine 2 x petrol 0hp
Engine make and model Ford 122E (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Twin Ford 122E engines , Petrol engines, that have been removed and refurbished by a local marine engineer. The owner has provided the make of the engines, however they are not marked and according to the Freeman website I think they may be WaterMota Sea Tiger Mk1 1500cc. But the jury is out. Having said that they do start up nicely.


LOA 7.87m (25'10")
LWL 7.92m (26'0")
Beam 2.69m (8'10")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Airdraft 2.24m (7'4")
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Freeman 26 is a classic River cruiser built from 1965 to 1968. Each boat was individually made, sometimes to owners particular specifications. The hull on this vessel looks very smart and she has been lovingly restored by her current owners.
Anti-fouled - April 2013
Boat lifted annually


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Cooker tick
Hot water system tick

The accommodation is fantastic. At this price you can comfortably take a family of four on holiday. The joinery gleams and provides a really pleasant, nostalgic ambience. The Canopy was renewed 2012
Woodwork in cabin and cockpit have all been beautifully restored.
The Windows, deck fittings, horn, spotlight – all original and have been rechromed
New cushions too! The dinette cleverly converts to a nice double berth. Moving forward there is a v-shaped additional saloon area which also has an infill and can convert either to a double or be used as a twin berth. Note also that the cockpit seat pulls out and can be used as a sun lounger or an additional double berth in fine weather.

2 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

1 anchors
Canopy renewed 2012

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

River licence valid until March 2014 – River Medway.
Boat safety certificate until 2015

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
A much loved classic River and Estuary cruiser that has been lovingly restored. She has quite a history – She was used to ferry HRH Prince Philip when he opened Grafham Water. There is a commemorative plaque to mark this event taking place. This is an ideal vessel for family cruising for a great price. Video to follow.

This Freeman 26 Refurbished Classic 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.

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