Freedom 28 Cat Ketch


The Freedom 28 Cat Ketch is an American sailboat that was designed by Gary Hoyt and Jay Paris, first built in 1979. The design is out of production.[1][2][3]

Freedom 28 Cat Ketch
DesignerGary Hoyt and Jay Paris
LocationUnited States
Builder(s)Freedom Yachts
(Tillotson Pearson Inc)
NameFreedom 28 Cat Ketch
Boat weight7,000 lb (3,200 kg)
Draft5.33 ft (1.62 m), board down
LOA28.33 ft (8.63 m)
LWL25.75 ft (7.85 m)
Beam9.33 ft (2.84 m)
Hull appendages
GeneralCat ketch
P mainsail luff12 ft (3.7 m)
E mainsail foot30 ft (9.1 m)
PHRF204 (average)

The boat is sometimes confused with the similarly-named Freedom 28.[1]


The boat was built by Tillotson Pearson on behalf of Freedom Yachts in the United States, starting in 1979, but is now out of production.[1][4]


The Freedom 28 Cat Ketch is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has an unstayed cat ketch rig, a transom-hung rudder and a swing-up centerboard. It displaces 7,000 lb (3,175 kg) and carries 3,800 lb (1,724 kg) of lead ballast.[1][2]

The spars are made from carbon fiber. The initial models were produced with wrap-around sleeve-type sails and wishbone booms, but these were later changed to more conventional sails and booms.[1]

The boat is fitted with a Japanese Yanmar 2GMF diesel engine of 15 hp (11 kW) and has a fuel tank with a capacity of 18 U.S. gallons (68 L; 15 imp gal). It also has a 30 U.S. gallons (110 L; 25 imp gal) water tank.[1]

The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 204 with a high of 186 and low of 240. It has a hull speed of 6.8 kn (12.59 km/h).[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Browning, Randy (2016). "Freedom 28 Cat Ketch sailboat specifications and details". Archived from the original on 13 November 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Freedom 28 Cat Ketch". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Gary Hoyt". Archived from the original on 11 December 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  4. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Freedom Yachts". Archived from the original on 11 April 2021. Retrieved 13 November 2021.