Freedom 45

Summary

The Freedom 45 is an American sailboat, that was designed by Gary Mull and first built in 1987. The design is out of production.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Freedom 45
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Development
DesignerGary Mull
LocationUnited States
Year1987
Builder(s)Tillotson Pearson Inc (Freedom Yachts)
NameFreedom 45
Crewtwo
Boat
Crewtwo
Boat weight22,992 lb (10,429 kg)
Draft4.92 ft (1.50 m)
Hull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA45.00 ft (13.72 m)
LWL34.40 ft (10.49 m)
Beam13.50 ft (4.11 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typewing keel
Ballast9,500 lb (4,300 kg)
Rig
GeneralFree-standing Fractional rigged sloop
I foretriangle height38.40 ft (11.70 m)
J foretriangle base13.85 ft (4.22 m)
P mainsail luff50.33 ft (15.34 m)
E mainsail foot18.50 ft (5.64 m)
Sails
Mainsail area465.55 sq ft (43.251 m2)
Jib/genoa area265.92 sq ft (24.705 m2)
Total sail area731.47 sq ft (67.956 m2)
Racing
PHRF99 (average)

The Freedom 45 is a development of the Freedom 42, created by extending the aft section of the hull.[1][2][6][7]

ProductionEdit

The boat was built by Tillotson Pearson in the United States for Freedom Yachts, starting in 1987.[1][2][6][7]

DesignEdit

The Freedom 45 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a free-standing fractional sloop, an internally-mounted rudder and a fixed wing keel. It displaces 22,992 lb (10,429 kg) and carries 9,500 lb (4,309 kg) of ballast. It has a draft of 4.92 ft (1.50 m) with the standard winged keel.[1][2][3][6][7]

The boat is fitted with a Japanese Yanmar 4JH HTBE diesel engine of 66 hp (49 kW).[1][2][6][7]

The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 99 with a high of 99 and low of 102. It has a hull speed of 7.86 kn (14.56 km/h).[3][6][7]

VariantsEdit

Freedom 45 AC
Model with an aft cockpit configuration.[1]
Freedom 45 CC
Model with a center cockpit configuration.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Freedom 45 AC sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Freedom 45 CC sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Freedom 45 CC". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Garry Mull (1939-1994)". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  5. ^ Sea Time Tech, LLC (2021). "Gary Mull". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Sea Time Tech, LLC (2021). "Freedom 45 AC". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Sea Time Tech, LLC (2021). "Freedom 45 CC". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.