|Builder(s)||Tillotson Pearson for Freedom Yachts|
|Boat weight||2,000 lb (907 kg)|
|Draft||3.75 ft (1.14 m)|
|LOA||21.67 ft (6.61 m)|
|LWL||17.50 ft (5.33 m)|
|Beam||8.00 ft (2.44 m)|
|Engine type||outboard motor|
|Keel/board type||fin keel|
|Ballast||500 lb (227 kg)|
|P mainsail luff||24.42 ft (7.44 m)|
|E mainsail foot||10.75 ft (3.28 m)|
|Mainsail area||131.26 sq ft (12.194 m2)|
|Total sail area||131.26 sq ft (12.194 m2)|
The Freedom 21 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a catboat rig with a freestanding carbon fiber mast and a fully-battened mainsail. A sloop rig was optional. The hull has a raked stem, a vertical transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a fixed fin keel or shoal draft keel.
The design has sleeping accommodation for four people, with a double "V"-berth in the bow cabin and two straight settee berths in the main cabin. The galley is located on the starboard side just aft of the bow cabin. The galley is equipped with a sink. Cabin headroom is 54 in (140 cm).
In a 2010 review Steve Henkel wrote, "here's a catboat with a modern flavor ... The deep fin is a better performer, but hard to get off a trailer without a crane. Best features: Deep cockpit coamings and a cockpit well proportioned for good foot-bracing help make the Freedom 21 a pleasure to sail. So does the easy-to-control gunmount spinnaker arrangement, which allows you to douse the chute by just popping the halyard and lowering the chute into its launching tube by hauling on a retrieving line. Worst features: Going forward isn't always easy, since the port side is taken over by the chute launching tube. She's not fast upwind, especially as a catboat. (A staysail can be rigged.) And her unusual appearance, with dark, wraparound 'windshield,' may not appeal to everyone."