|Designer||William H. Tripp, III|
|Builder(s)||Tillotson Pearson for Freedom Yachts|
|Boat weight||3,250 lb (1,474 kg)|
|Draft||6.00 ft (1.83 m)|
|LOA||24.42 ft (7.44 m)|
|LWL||21.50 ft (6.55 m)|
|Beam||8.25 ft (2.51 m)|
|Engine type||outboard motor|
|Keel/board type||lifting keel|
|Ballast||1,350 lb (612 kg)|
|Rig type||Bermuda rig|
|Sailplan||fractional rigged sloop|
|Total sail area||303 sq ft (28.1 m2)|
The design was built by Tillotson Pearson for Freedom Yachts in the United States from 1994 to 1995, but it is now out of production. McArthur notes, "the number built is unknown but not a big seller."
The Freedom 24 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has a fractional sloop rig with a freestanding mast. The hull has a slightly raked stem; a reverse transom; a transom-hung, folding rudder controlled by a tiller and a lifting keel with a weighted bulb. It displaces 3,250 lb (1,474 kg) and carries 1,350 lb (612 kg) of ballast.
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 two-burner stove and a sink. The head is located opposite the galley, on the port side. Cabin headroom is 55 in (140 cm).
In a 2010 review Steve Henkel wrote, "Freedom Yachts, a marketer of high quality sailboats, wanted to try selling a fast boat of high quality construction that was easy to trailer, launch, and sail, and with a good measure of comfort below ... Best features: ... the retractable rudder and lifting bulb keel (draft 6' down, 1' 10" up, with an intermediate position of 4' 5" for sailing in shallow water) eases launching from a ramp, given the right trailer and ramp. The finish inside and out is very good quality. Worst features: For the short period this boat was sold, her price was at the top end ... but construction quality is also at or near the top end. Yet for some reason this boat did not sell well. Perhaps it was the small forward V-berth, big enough for kids but not adults, or her speed, indicated by her average PHRF of 207—quite a bit higher than most of her comp[etitor]s."