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1994 Freedom 45 Aft Cockpit

Annapolis, Maryland


The Freedom 45 was designed by the late Gary Mull and built by Tillotson-Pearson Industries in Middletown, Rhode Island. The largest of the Freedom line, the 45 has the hallmark feature all Freedoms possess- an unstayed carbon fiber mast. While it looks unusual to many compared to a traditional mast, they have been building unstayed masts since 1980 and there has never been a recorded failure. The lighter weight makes a much higher limit of positive stability and pound for pound carbon fiber is about 3 ½ times stronger than aluminum. One other interesting feature is that the tip of the mast is designed to deflect slightly to leeward in a gust, which automatically depowers the sail, providing better stability and greater performance.  All running rigging is led aft to the cockpit through stoppers.  Large winches, including an electric winch for the main halyard, ensures ease of handling even when shorthanded.  

As to the designer, Gary Mull's credentials speak for itself. A lot of his workload when he was alive was working in composite construction engineering for both the yachting and aerospace industries- where "close enough" isn't, right?   

Known for ease of handling and excellent performance, Freedom 45's have cruised short-handed extensively including at least two circumnavigations. With the self-tending jib and her robust construction, the Freedom 45 is one of the easiest and safest boats available that can be sailed comfortably by two people. This has safely led many Freedom 45 owners to the far corners of the globe.  

Our offering is hull #51. She has cruised to the Azores and in more recent years, summered between the Chesapeake and New England. Her owners have decided to move onto different adventures and decided it was time to part with her as a result. Just waxed, bottom painted and launched in April, she’s ready to go to her new home!

Call and make an appointment to see her today!


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Freedom
Model: 45 Aft Cockpit
Year: 1994
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tillotson Pearson
Designer: Gary Mull
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: FYC45051D394
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 45 ft
Length Overall: 44'6 ft
Waterline Length: 34'4 ft
Beam: 13'5 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Min Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 25,130 lb
Bridge Clearance: 62'5 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Ballast: 9,500 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 4JH2-TE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1994
  • Engine Hours: 2108
  • Engine Location: Center
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 72 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 58 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminum


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers


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Master stateroom: As you enter the master stateroom, on your right there is a cedar lined hanging locker followed by shelving with double doors. The entire top provides divided storage as well. The berth is 83” long, 19” at the foot and 77” at the shoulder. There are two large drawers beneath the berth. Cherry staving lines the hulls on either side above the berth and radiused drop-front lockers line the hullsides above the staving. LED rope lighting is installed under the cabinets. The space is warm, inviting and well ventilated, with three opening ports, an overhead hatch, a pair of 12-volt fans, two overhead lights and two reading lights. Headroom in her is 6’3”. 

Forward head:  The ensuite head is accessed via a sliding door on the port side of the cabin. As you enter, the sink and counters are to the right. At the aft end of the counter is a top loading hamper. There are two lockers beneath the counter and a pair of medicine cabinets on either end, with an opening port between the two. The head is at the aft end of the space on the right; across from that are the shower controls and wand. Headroom in here is 6’ 2”. Lighting and ventilation is provided by an opening port, an overhead hatch, two overhead lights and LED rope lighting under the soffit above the porthole. 

Salon:  The salon in the Freedom 45 is warm, comfortable, inviting and has plenty of storage.  The settee on starboard has storage the entire space beneath as well as behind it. It serves as a good sea berth, at 6’4” long. There is a double doored locker above it, with two levels of fiddled bookshelves on either end of it.

Across on port, the L-shaped settee pulls out to convert to a 6’4” x 36” berth; there is storage beneath and behind this settee as well. Above it is the opposite of the starboard side, with double doored lockers on either end and two shelves with rails between them. There is a coffee table with a reversible top that doubles as a serving tray. The dinette is wall mounted, keeping the space nice and open when not in use. When down, it will seat four; open the leaf and several more can be seated on starboard.

Headroom in the salon is 6’4”. Lighting and ventilation is from two fixed ports, two opening ports, three overhead hatches, two dorade vents, an Alpenglow light and four reading lights.

Galley:  On port at the base of the companionway, the U-shaped galley is well thought out for offshore work. A massive sink is oriented on centerline and has an integral stainless steel drain board. Beneath it and in a well-insulated compartment is the engine, so there is good access from all four sides to work on it.  

The forward end of the galley has a fiddled countertop space with three drawers beneath it and a drop-front door locker below that.

Moving around along the hullside are the top-loading freezer and refrigerator, these have a fiddled shelf running along the hull behind it. Aft of the refrigerator is the stove and oven. Beneath the oven is a nice-sized locker for pot and pan storage; above it is a microwave and behind the stove is a cubby for cutting boards and such.

Ventilation in the galley is great, with three opening ports, an overhead hatch, and a fan. Additional lighting is from an Alpenglow light overhead and two LED lights above the stove and refrigerator areas. Headroom in here is 6’3”.  

Nav station: The nav station is at the bottom of the companionway on port and aft of the galley. As you enter, the headroom is 6’4”. The nav top is huge- 52” x 24”- and has lots of storage space beneath the lid. There is a swing-out nav seat that swivels and stows neatly out of the way when it isn’t in use. Above the nav top are hinged panels for the electrical panels and electronics.  

There is a 75” x 32” quarter berth aft of the nav station, allowing the captain to be by the companionway and with the nav instruments immediately available. Along the hullside and aft of the nav seat is a 51” long fiddled counter that runs to the transom at the same height as the nav top and then a fiddled shelf above that the same length. Below the counter are two drawers and a drop-front locker. Lighting and ventilation are from one fixed light, one opening port into the cockpit, an overhead hatch, one reading light and one Alpenglow. There is a privacy curtain to close the space off when wanted. 

Aft head: The aft head is on starboard at the base of the companionway and is accessed via a sliding door. As you enter, the sink and counter is in front of you. There is a locker beneath the counter and a mirrored door medicine cabinet above it, with another locker to the right of that. The head is to the right of the sink. To the left of the sink is the shower stall, with the spray wand on a height-adjustable bar. The outboard side of the stall has hanging rods for wet gear. Headroom in here is 6’ 2”. Lighting and ventilation is provided by three opening ports, an overhead hatch and two overhead lights. 

Aft stateroom: Located on starboard at the base of the companionway, the aft cabin is comfortable and has plenty of storage. A bi-fold door provides entry to the space. There is a cedar lined hanging locker to the left, with a fiddled shelf above it. To the right of that is a counter with two drawers and a drop-front locker beneath that; at the back of the counter is another locker. Staving lines the hullside next to the berth, which is a comfortable 76” x 49” x 33”. A large shelf is mounted above the bed at the foot, which is out of the way but provides loads of storage that is out of the way. 

Headroom in here is 6’3”; lighting and ventilation is from a 12v fan, an overhead hatch, an Alpenglow light, a reading light, and a fixed light in the housetop. 

  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Hand rubbed satin varnish cherry interior
  • White laminate with satin varnished trim in galley, nav station and heads
  • Arched cabin doors
  • Louvered locker doors
  • Continuous sculpted handholds along house sides
  • Lewmar hatches
  • Cherry hinged screens on all hatches 
  • Lewmar stainless steel opening ports
  • Alpenglow cherry LED lights ('19)
  • LED lights throughout ('20-'21)
  • Z-Accord shades on salon fixed and opening ports
  • White laminate countertops with cherry fiddles and trim
  • Huge, deep stainless-steel sink with integral drain board
  • Single lever brushed stainless steel water mixer with pull-out sprayer wand ('20)
  • Fynspray freshwater hand pump (inop/disconnected)
  • Pump soap dispensers for hand and dish soaps
  • Force 10 3-burner LPG stove with oven and broiler
  • Two 11# aluminum LPG bottles 
  • Propane lockers port and starboard vented overboard 
  • Stove safety bar
  • GE Spacemaker II microwave oven
  • Top loading refrigerator and freezer (13 cu. ft.)
  • Dual Seafrost air/ water cooled refrigerator and freezer units ('18)
  • Dual Seafrost electronic controls ('18)

Forward head:

  • White laminate walls and door panels
  • Fiddled white laminate countertops and cabinetry with cherry trim
  • Countertop clothes hamper
  • Oval porcelain sink
  • Moen single knob hot & cold-water mixer
  • Wrap-around shower track and curtain
  • Teak shower grate
  • Shower spray wand on height-adjustable bar
  • Moen single knob hot & cold-water shower mixer
  • Whale Gulper electric shower sump pump ('19)
  • Raritan PSII manual toilet ('20)
  • 35-gallon aluminum holding tank
  • Y-valve for overboard discharge
  • Towel bar
  • Large mirror


Aft head:

  • Teak floor grate
  • White laminate walls and door panels
  • Fiddled white laminate countertops and cabinetry with cherry trim
  • Oval porcelain sink
  • Moen single knob hot & cold-water mixer
  • Separate shower stall with nonskid floor
  • Hanging rods in shower for wet locker gear 
  • Shower curtain for wet locker gear
  • Bi-fold acrylic shower door
  • Shower spray wand on height-adjustable bar
  • Moen single knob hot & cold-water shower mixer
  • Whale Gulper electric shower sump pump ('19)
  • Raritan PSII manual toilet ('20)
  • 23-gallon aluminum holding tank
  • Y-valve for overboard discharge
  • Blake manual discharge pump
  • Towel bar
Water Systems
  • 160 gallons of fresh water in two aluminum tanks
  • Par-Max 6 GPM electric freshwater pump ('21)
  • Jabsco marine accumulator tank ('21)
  • Electric water tank gauges at nav (aft tank gauge inop)
  • 12-gallon stainless steel hot water heater
  • Anchor wash down pump ('21)
  • Hot and cold freshwater shower on swim platform
  • Attwood 2000 GPH electric bilge pump with high water alarm (’14)
  • Edson high capacity emergency bilge pump
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • Marelon seacocks with double hose clamps below waterline 
Hull and Deck
  • 6’6” draft lead fin keel
  • Spade rudder
  • Lloyd’s approved Baltek end grain balsa laminate construction
  • Solid GRP transverse floor supports throughout the bilge
  • Vinyl ester resin on outer hull layer for blistering resistance
  • Bottom stripped and barrier coated with Interprotect 2000 (’17)
  • Bottom paint (’23)
  • Fiberglass rub rail with stainless steel nosing
  • Hull to deck joint fastened with 3M 5200 and bolted on 6” centers 
  • White deck with contrasting gray non-skid
  • Slotted anodized aluminum toe rail
  • Six 10” stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel 28” double bow rail
  • Double 28” high stainless-steel lifelines
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Stainless steel 28” split stern rails with integral transom handrails
  • opening gate
  • Fold down hinged transom door 
  • Teak swim platform with custom swim ladder
  • 66# Spade anchor ('19) with Mantus swivel ('21) on 200’ of 3/8” chain
  • Spare rode with 50' of 3/8" chain and 200’ of ¾” nylon 3-strand rode
  • Stainless steel double anchor roller
  • Lewmar 2000 vertical windlass with up & down foot switches
  • Anchor locker with locking cover 
  • Fortress Stowaway anchor
  • Stainless steel grab rails
  • Nine Lewmar hatches with screens
  • Hatch lenses all replaced ('21)
  • Fourteen stainless steel opening ports 
  • Four large fixed lights with safety glass in main cabin
  • Teak dorade boxes
  • Stainless steel dorade cowls with stainless steel guards
  • Port and starboard coaming lockers for running rigging
  • Two cockpit lockers
  • Atlantic Towers aluminum arch with integral dinghy hoists ('18)
  • Atlantic Towers hardtop dodger with side and aft grab bars
  • Dodger window covers
  • Bimini
  • Liferaft mounting brackets on housetop
Sails and Rigging
  • Custom carbon fiber freestanding spar
  • Aluminum boom 
  • Harken outhaul track and car
  • Internal reefing lines
  • Mast steps (5)
  • Harken Battcar system
  • Trysail track ('18)
  • Harken whisker pole track and car
  • Quick vang rigid vang
  • Furlex roller furler
  • Harken mainsheet track and car
  • Inboard mounted Harken Genoa tracks and cars
  • Harken blocks and deck organizers
  • All lines led aft to cockpit
  • Harken #46 two-speed chrome self-tailing primary winches (2)
  • Harken #46 two-speed chrome self-tailing control winch on housetop for vang and reefs
  • Harken #48 two-speed chrome electric self-tailing winch on housetop
  • High and low speed foot switches for electric winch
  • Lewmar line clutches (13)
  • Laminate 90% jib
  • Laminate fully battened Tri-radial mainsail
  • Storm jib
  • Storm trysail
  • Sails routinely inspected, cleaned and serviced by Quantum
  • Lewmar One-Touch winch handles (2)
  • Stack Pack and lazy jacks (’19)
  • SA Main: 631.07’
  • SA Jib: 301’67’
  • Air draft: 62.41’
  • I: 44.78’
  • J; 15.08’
  • P: 52.48’
  • E: 18.50’
Engine and Machinery
  • Lead lined engine room insulation
  • Yanmar 4-cylinder 4JH2-THE fresh water cooled 56HP turbo diesel engine S/N 23288 with 2108 hours
  • 72-gallon aluminum fuel tank
  • Switchable dual Racor 1000 fuel filters
  • Racor vacuum gauge
  • Electric fuel tank gauges at nav and helm stations 
  • Kanzaki KM 4A transmission with 2.63:1 ratio S/N 6621
  • Stainless steel 1 ¼” propeller shaft
  • 3-blade 16” RH bronze Max Prop (factory rebuilt ’21)
  • Prop zinc replaced ('23)
  • Conventional stuffing box 
  • Red/white engine room light
  • Custom Edson fiberglass steering pedestal
  • Single lever engine control
  • Custom lighted engine instrument panel with oil pressure and water temperature gauges, hour meter
  • LED warning lights and toggle switches for compass, running and steaming lights
  • 48” Edson powder coated aluminum steering wheel
  • Wheel brake
  • 5” Ritchie compass
  • Edson rail mounted wheel storage bracket
  • Vetus BOW9512D bow thruster (zincs replaced ('23)
  • Dometic 16,000BTU reverse cycle heat/air conditioning

The electrical system was significantly upgraded in 2018 by Andy Fegley of Yacht Electronics Systems. Primary wiring was replaced and new fuses, batteries, charger/inverter, solar panel system and a generator were installed.   

  • 30A 125V shore power connections (2)
  • 50’ 30A shore power cords ((2)
  • 50A> 2-30A electrical splitter
  • Bass 120V AC electrical panel with volt and amp meters
  • 120V receptacles throughout with GFCI protection
  • Bass 12v DC electrical panel with volt and amp meters
  • Bass 12v DC auxiliary electrical panel
  • Two 8A27M AGM batteries for thruster and anchor windlass ('18)
  • Lifeline Group 31 AGM starting battery ('18)
  • Two Lifeline Group 8D AGM house batteries (510AH) ('18)
  • Perko battery selector switches with combiner
  • 12v electrical receptacles at nav and helm
  • Magnum Energy MS2012 200V/100A charger/inverter ('18)
  • Magnum Energy ME-BMK battery monitor kit ('18)
  • ACR Automatic battery charging regulator
  • Balmar 150A alternator (installed)
  • Yanmar 80A alternator (spare)
  • Balmar ARS-5 multi-stage voltage regulator
  • 12v fans (6)
  • NextGen 3.5 KW Genset with 87 hours ('18)
  • Canadian Solar 200W solar panel ('18)
  • SmartSolar MPPT 100/20 solar charge controller ('18) 
  • LED rope lighting around dodger
  • Raymarine HD Digital radome ('14)
  • Raymarine HybridTouch e95 multifunction display ('16)
  • Raymarine e50 wind ('18)
  • Raymarine e50 speed ('18)
  • Raymarine e50 depth ('18)
  • Raymarine p70 Autopilot ('14)
  • Raymarine p70 Autopilot at nav ('14)
  • Raymarine ACU400 Actuator control unit ('14)
  • Raymarine hydraulic linear autopilot drive ('21)
  • Raymarine S100 wireless autopilot remote ('14)
  • Standard Horizon GX2150 Matrix AIS+ VHF radio ('14)
  • Standard Horizon /RAM 3 microphone at helm ('14)
  • Raymarine AIS700 Class B AIS transceiver ('14)
  • ICOM IC-M32 waterproof handheld VHF
  • Fusion MS AV600 DVD stereo with CD/MP3
  • Fusion MS-WR600 remote in cockpit
  • Polk Audio cockpit speakers ('20)
  • Sony speakers in salon
  • Speakers in each stateroom
  • Linksys router
  • Digital Yacht WL510 Long range wi-fi adaptor
  • Sansui 19” flat screen TV
  • Samsung VHS player
  • Emergency tiller
  • Jacklines
  • PFD’s
  • Boat hook
  • Fire extinguishers throughout ('22)
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors ('16)
Other Equipment
  • 10'2" Highfield aluminum dinghy with trailer ('17)
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Teak binocular/cup holder
  • Binnacle and cockpit table cover ('17)
  • Swim ladder
  • Four Sport-A-Seats
  • 3” closed cell foam cockpit cushions in gray ('16)
  • Seth Thomas brass thermometer
  • Seth Thomas brass barometer
  • Seth Thomas brass hygrometer
  • Chelsea brass ship’s clock
  • Brass tide timer
  • SnapIt drink holders (2)
  • Outboard motor pad
  • Winch holders (3)
  • Blue organizer bag in companionway

Owner’s personal effects and any items not specifically described in this listing


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