Occasionally a boat comes onto the brokerage that’s just in a little better shape than most others. Not just because their owners lavish them with love, but also a lot of money. This is ever so true for our offering, an incredibly well cared and properly equipped 1995 Freedom 45 named Raven. She has been a fresh water boat for half her life.
She sits on the hard near Downtown Annapolis for easy viewing, I was truly amazed at her glow from her shiny black Awlgripped hull, to freshly painted bottom, to new zincs installed, anti-fouled max prop, new ss lifelines. All lines on deck were properly coiled, new sail covers and other canvas was new. And with her teak decks, she truly has a yacht feeling. Walking into her interior gave an ambience and feeling that I could easily stay here for a long while happy. No smell, no dirt, no stains. Raven’s engine room is as clean as this listings brokers boat. Everything on Raven leads me to saying that whoever gets this wonderful offering, they will be happy and their partners even happier.
The Freedom 45 was conceived to sail effortless, short-handed, comfortable, and in total safety, to anywhere. With the Gary Mull hull shape, one will know that she’s well behaved and balanced all while still ever so powerful and quick.
Our offering has most of her systems upgraded, improved, replaced and just made better; all by her past two very experienced and generous owners. She shows almost new and will not disappoint in any way. Raven offers ALL of the cruising gear, safety gear, and spares that one will ever need and want. Plus its all top shelf stuff. Just get on and go. She's ready to enjoy today and she's definitely ready to head south in three months with everyone else. One check, not one check and then PLUS four more getting her ready.
|Water Tank Capacity:||160 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||94 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||20 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||5200 Hours|
The Owner's Cabin is aft with a centerline island queen berth. An ensuite head and stall shower is private to this stateroom. Beautiful varnished ash cabinetry, 5 opening stainless steel ports, and a large overhead deck hatch make this space bright, airy, and inviting. A vanity with mirror to port and large drawers, cedar-lined hanging locker, and assorted bins and lockers provide ample storage.
A passageway to starboard leads past a wet locker and freezer compartment to the Navigation Station with a large chart table and pull-out seat. The chart table has a file drawer and a sliding tray for keeping nav gear and owners manuals well organized. The electrical panel, battery selector switches, and other operating controls are located conveniently in this central area.
The spacious Main Salon has an L-shaped settee to stbd, straight settee to port, and a two-leaf dinette table in between. The table opens to comfortably sit six for dinner. An entertainment center is located facing the stbd settee and includes TV and stereo/DVD player. Storage abounds in the settees, behind the backrest cushions, and in cabinets. A liquor cabinet is featured to port which lights as the doors are opened.
The U-shaped Chef's Galley is open to the main salon and convenient to the companionway ladder. This is the ideal offshore galley: protected, close, but out of the way. A microwave, gimbaled, three-burner, propane stove with oven and broiler, refrigerator, stainless steel sink with long washboard and ample lockers and counter space all combine to make meal prep and cleanup a pleasure.
Forward to stbd is the Guest Head with access from the main salon and private access from the forward cabin. This is a large space with shower and the portlight and overhead hatch keep this area well ventilated.
The Vee Berth is forward and private. Numerous drawers, bins, and a cedar-lined hanging locker provide ample gear storage. Opening portlights and a large hatch overhead make this area comfortable for guests.
Special features include indirect lighting in each of the cabins which creates a wonderful evening ambiance. Reverse cycle air/heat provides climate control comfort for extended season cruising. Throughout this interior is quality joinery and varnish work to rival the very best cruising yachts; fine furniture in motion. Every detail is well considered for service, comfort, reliability, and live-ability. Built in central vacuum helps keep this area clean
A custom electrical panel is mounted in the passageway near the nav station. Two battery parallel switches power the house and engine banks individually to isolate power surges on engine start-up. The electrical panel has DC and AC amp and volt meters. Back-lit breaker switches with LED lights are well labeled. The generator and inverter/charger control panels and water and fuel tank level gauges are mounted here.
Batteries consisting of Two 8D House and One 4D Start AGM are in two banks. Charging is through dual 80 amp engine alternators as well as the Xantrex Freedom 20 Inverter/Charger (2006). The 5kw Northern Lights generator powers the AC system and has approximately 2000 hrs.
The reliable workhorse Yanmar 4JH2-HTE engine is located amidships under the cockpit. Access is excellent from all sides. The engine compartment is well insulated. The generator is installed in this space as well.
Aluminum fuel and water tanks are located where you want them, down low in the middle of the boat. TWO fuel and one water tanks provide plenty of capacity. one 60 gallon plus one 28 gallon
Freedom is famous for using a free-standing carbon fiber mast with fully battened mainsail and CamberSpar jib. The mast eliminates all potential failure points in traditionally rigged spars and allows the use of a large roach main that can be easily handled by an electric winch in the cockpit. All sail handling including raising, lowering, sheeting, reefing, and vanging the sails are led to the safety of the cockpit and all can be handled by the electric winch. Ask me about the "man overboard drill" unique to Freedoms, and the fact that it is nearly impossible to jibe by accident. Roller furling jib is self-tending and self-tacking, making this boat truly a short-handed sailors delight.