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This Boat is Off Market

  • Off Market
  • Sail / Cruisers
  • Freedom Yachts / 40 Cat Ketch
  • 1980 / Used
  • 40' / 12'
  • 1980 Perkins Diesel 4108
  • 50 hp
  • Diesel

Cruisers 1980 Freedom Yachts 40 Cat Ketch

Off Market since Aug 23rd 2018

To see full description of this boat from the seller click on the Seller Description tab above.

Dessert First is a beautiful example of the classic Gary Hoyt/ Halsey Herreshoff designed Cat Ketch. Her traditional lines, comfortable layout, simple but powerful carbon fiber rig and exceptional sailing characteristics make her a vessel that any discriminating yachtsman would be proud to own. She was built by the master craftsman at Tillotson/Pearson in Road Island and was the personal boat of Margaux Hemingway in the 1990's.

Her centerboard design allows access to shallow anchorages with her 4'5" draft. When the wind picks up, lower her board to 7'6" and you've got a stable cruiser that can point high into the wind and handle rough conditions with ease. I sailed alongside her for a photo session in 20-26 kts of breeze. She points and sails beautifully to windward. On a run or a reach, she is even more impressive and left my cutter in her wake.

Her current owner of the past 23 years has taken excellent care of her. Over the past three months, she had had a $25k major refit. Come take a look, and fall in love with this classic beauty.

Highlights Include:

ALL New BG Electronics Currently Being Installed 7/2018. Zeus Chartplotter, Autopilot, Wind and Depth. ALL BRAND NEW! Perkins 4108 w/ 2063 hours. (Rebuilt in 2007) Vetus Bow Thruster With Foot switches At Helm Mase 3.2KW Diesel Generator Upgraded Sails with Traditional Booms 12,000 BTU Air Conditioning (NEW 2017) Fully Battened Main and Mizzen Sails (NEW 2008) Paneltronics Electrical Panels (NEW 2008) High Output Alternator Frigoboat 12V Refrigeration/ Freezer All Screws In Teak Decks Removed and Re-bedded With Epoxy- NO LEAKS (2010) 12V Lewmar Windlass (New 2014) All AGM Batteries (NEW 2016) NEW Bottom Paint (6/2018) Flag Blue Awlgrip Paint- (Buffed and Polished 6/2018) White Awlgrip Boot Stripe (NEW 6/2018) Exterior Brightwork in Process Of Refinishing (6/2018)

Vessel Walkthrough:

The vessel features two ways to enter the cabin. Entering from the main aft companionway, gains access to the aft stateroom and chart table area. The aft stateroom is home to the main electrical panels and engine access under the ladder. There is access to the single head to port, and a walk through to the galley forward. The galley is L-shaped, with a separate freezer/ refrigeration to port. Walking forward gains access to the main salon with a straight settee to port, and an L-shaped settee to starboard. There is a drop leaf table offset to starboard. Walking further forward there is another private stateroom with a v-berth.

Forward Stateroom: The forward stateroom features a v-berth with filler cushion, a large opening hatch, two opening: port, hanger lockers, drawer storage, and access to the chain locker forward. The cushion upholstery was renewed in 2012.

Aft Stateroom: The aft stateroom has a full size berth to port, and a single berth and navigation desk to starboard. There is access to the Perkins diesel under the companionway ladder, and new electrical panels on the aft bulkhead. Access to the galley is forward and a private entrance to the head is forward and to port. Water tanks are located under either berth, and a 12,000 btu air conditioner is mounted inside the starboard side hanging locker.

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Blue Upholstery (NEW 2012)

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Air Conditioned

Salon: The salon offers plenty of seating to both port and starboard with storage underneath and outboard. There is a second ladder descending from the midship hatch that allows access to the salon without intruding on guests in the aft stateroom. Several opening ports also allow ventilation.

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Rich Mahogany Interior

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All LED Lighting

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Blue Upholstery (New 2012)

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12,000 BTU Air Conditioning (NEW 2017)

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Solid Teak and Holly Flooring

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32 Television

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Opening port lights

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Speakers

Galley:

The galley is L-shaped and offers a deep double stainless steel sink, and plenty of cabinet storage. Opposite from the galley to port is a large top opening refrigerator and freezer compartment.

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Force 10 Three Burner LPG Stove/ Oven with Cutting Board

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12V FrigoBoat K50F Freezer/ Refrigerator

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Deep Stainless Steel Double Sink

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Pressurized Hot/Cold Water

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Hand Pump Fresh Water

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Counter top Storage with Wooden Cover

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Digital Air Conditioning Controls/ Thermostat

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LPG Solenoid Controls

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LED lighting

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Water Heater

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Trash Bin

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Freshwater Pump With Accumulator Tank

Head: The Head is accessed via the aft stateroom or from the galley.

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Manual Head

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Large Basin with Hot/Cold Water

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Teak Grating with Show Sump

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Overhead hatch

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Opening Port

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Storage

Electronics:

  – ALL New BG Electronics Currently Being Installed 6/2018!! Chart plotter, Autopilot, Wind and Depth. ALL BRAND NEW. More details to come.
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West Marine VHF550

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JVC Stereo w/ Speakers

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Clock and Barometer

  – Television Antenna

Electrical/ Mechanical

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Vetus Bow Thruster with Foot Controls At Helm

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Perkin 4-108 Diesel w/ 2063 hours since rebuild in 2007- (Engine Room detailed 5/2018)

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Borg Warner Velvet Drive Transmission

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Mase Diesel Genset 3.2KW

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12/120V Paneltronics Electrical Panels (NEW 2008)

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(4) 6V AGM House Batteries (NEW 2016)

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(2) AGM Starting Batteries (NEW 2016)

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(2) AGM Batteries and Dedicated Battery Charger for Bow Thruster (NEW 2016)

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High Output Alternator W/ Regulator

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Xantrex Inverter/ Battery Charger w/ Remote

  – (2) Automatic Bilge Pumps
  – Wash down Pump
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Hydraulic Steering

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Three Blade Propeller

  – Tri-Color Light

Hull and Deck

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Fresh Bottom Paint (5/2018)

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Hull Awlgripped Flag Blue in 1995- (Retouched and buffed 5/2018)

  – NEW Awlgrip white boot stripe (NEW 5/2018)
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Teak Decks (All Screws Removed and Rebedded in 2010, and serviced 5/2018)

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Lewmar 12V Windlass w/ Wired Wireless Controls (NEW 2014)

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CQR Anchor w/ 200 Chain + 200 Rhode

Cockpit:

  – Bow Thruster Controls
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Vinyl Cockpit Cushions (New 2017)

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Bimini Top and Dodger

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Edson Wheel Steering

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Emergency Steering Tiller

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Folding Bimini w/ Removable Isinglass Front Panels (Blue)

Sails and Rigging:

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57 Carbon Fiber, Unstayed Masts

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Wishbone Rigs Replaced With Traditional Marconi Booms

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Fully Battened Mainsails by Haarstick Sailmakers (NEW 2008)

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MacPack Sailcovers

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Lazy Jacks

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Twin Harken Travelers

Additional Equipment:

Safety Equipment

Man Overboard Pole

Lifesling

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