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Freest Gaff Ketch Ex-Baltic fisher, now cruising liveaboard.

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Boat REF# 230400
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.90m (48'11")
Year 1943
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 110hp, DAF 615 (1983)
Lying Milford Haven


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Extra Details

Builder Freest
Lying Milford Haven
Fuel capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 110hp
Engine make and model DAF 615 (1983)
Engine Hours engine1:   3500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Bladed Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.0 ltr (1.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 15KVA
Engine spares tick


LOA 14.90m (48'11")
LWL 13.50m (44'4")
Beam 4.50m (14'9")
Draft Min 2.50m (8'2")
Draft Max 2.50m (8'2")
Displacement 33,000kg (72,765.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Wood spars (1994) with galvanised standing rigging (1994)


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Mainsail - Slab (1994) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Hank on (1994)
Other sails Stay Sail (1994)
Mizzen (1994)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Oak hull, Larch deck, spars Larch and Douglas Fir. Note: the repairs shown in the photos are complete and are merely included to illustrate work previously completed.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Kabola Boiler for hot water & heating

4 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrance windlass
2 anchors
(CQR Bruce)
180.00m (590'7") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

6 bilge pumps (0 manual / 6 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Currently owned by a very competent shipwright and engine fitter who, with his wife, has lived aboard and cruised Freya for the last three years, this little ship has an interesting history. Built in 1943 at Freest in eastern Germany, she was to fish the Baltic and Helgoland under engine power for fifty years. Retired from fishing she was purchased by a Dutchman who spent almost ten years refitting her in Holland and then used her as a sailing charter boat. During her extensive re-fit he replaced everything, including some frames, planks, deck, deck-house, engine, generator - the list goes on. A Dutch naval architect designed the rig and appropriate ballast (line drawings and rig calculations are held with the vessel) and she was coded for work as a charter boat - indeed she only requires upgrade of safety equipment to satisfy re-coding requirements. Her present owner - a committed 'work boat' enthusiast who has owned several similar 'Little Ships' has used her for live-aboard cruising since his purchase in 2013. As our photographs show, successive owners have continued to maintain her in proper fashion, replacing timbers as required. So, here's the question; are you tired of cloned plastic boats? Do you have the urge to own a proper piece of maritime heritage? We await your call!

NOTE: Further photographs will be taken of her interior in the next couple of weeks, when her owners return from abroad.

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

This Freest Gaff Ketch Ex-Baltic fisher, now cruising liveaboard. has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy, Mark Richards, Mike of Boatshed Wales. 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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