Freeman Boats Yachts For Sale
Freeman is a premium brand of custom offshore performance fishing catamarans that are built in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, just north of Charleston and west of the Cooper River that empties into the Charleston Bay estuary. United Yacht Sales can help you find the perfect Freeman Boat on the market today and assist you with every aspect from negotiations to closing.
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Billy Freeman, an offshore fishing enthusiast, was frustrated by a lack of fishing boats he could afford that could handle the range of weather and sea conditions out of Charleston. He envisioned a boat that could conquer rough seas with the stability and other advantages of a catamaran and assembled a team to pursue his dream. The major disadvantages he found with catamarans are the lack of speed and quirky handling, especially in following seas. Working with Jesse Rhodes of Rhodes Yacht Design, Billy and his team redesigned the catamaran hull from the ground up to transform it into a performance fishing catamaran. His first boat was hand built in his garage in 2007, which led to founding a company, Freeman Boatworks, to fulfill demand for the high-quality custom fishing boats. The first redesigned catamaran was tested in Venice, Louisiana by a charter fishing company known to be hard on boats, that put the original Freeman 33 through its paces in the Gulf—and they loved it! Finally, a great handling fishing catamaran with speed!
List Of Freeman Boats Yachts On The Brokerage Market
More than a decade later, Freeman Boatworks continues its commitment to build the best offshore fishing boats, improving fuel economy, speed, and any other innovation to enhance the offshore experience. The materials and construction standards are the best in the industry, exceeding Marine industry manufacturing standards. The custom catamaran hulls are designed to safely and comfortably handle the waters off of the Carolina coast, even in seas and weather that keep other center consoles inshore. Every Freeman is constructed with biaxial and triaxial fiberglass and vinylester resin using closed cell structural core for excellent strength with reduced weight.
The hull design utilizes a two-step vented hull state-of-the-art technology that originated with performance racing boats and has since been utilized in monohulls and superyachts for greater speed and efficiency benefits. Freeman’s vented hull technology has set a new standard for 36-42ft catamaran center console fishing boats in speed, comfort, and fishability. The new design of the Freeman fishing catamaran is spacious and provides a fast, dry, stable ride running or drifting in heavy seas and at anchor. The engines and electronics are top line making Freeman Boatworks the fishing platform choice of premium fishing charters for their durability, high level of comfort, superior offshore performance, and fishability. Draft ranges from 18” (34VH) to 24” (42LR) for fishing skinny waters like around the Keys.
Freeman Boatworks currently has 3 models of offshore twin hull saltwater fishing center consoles with a hardtop that are built to take on ocean conditions or cruise through a bay at 80 mph! Slicing through waves at blistering speed without the spine-jarring jolt has been proven to take captain and crew to destination 2x faster than regular monohull and catamaran center consoles. Freeman custom catamarans are dedicated fishing machines, not cruising yachts, and are purpose-built for serious offshore fishing—tournament, recreational, and premier charters.
The Freeman 34VH is based on the tried, true, proven 33 Freeman with the new standard of speed and fuel efficiency of the Vented Hull Technology. The 34VH offers a dry, stable, smooth ride in nearly any sea condition. Standard features include huge 800 qt over-insulated coffin box, 50gal pressurized transom livewell, 2 tackle storage units, elevated split cooler, Teleflex Optimus hydraulic power steering, Bennett XPT heavy duty trim tabs, 18 gunnel rod holders, 8 each 10” stainless steel pop-up cleats, below deck fish box, two 85 qt round in-deck insulated storage (upgradable to livewell), freshwater washdown/shower, LED navigation lights and much more.
The Freeman 37VH standard features include Bennett XPT heavy duty trim tabs, deluxe custom molded fiberglass leaning post, Teleflex Optimus hydraulic power steering, 2 tackle storage units, elevated split cooler, freshwater washdown/shower, huge 800 qt over-insulated coffin box, 400 qt below deck fish box, 70gal pressurized transom livewell, 18 gunnel rod holders, 8 each 10” stainless steel pop-up cleats, two each 280 qt round in-deck insulated storage, LED navigation lights, and much more.
The Freeman 42LR is a long-range fishing platform that cruises at 45 knots. Standard equipment includes 2 tackle storage units, 185 qt split cooler, freshwater washdown/shower, twin 510 qt gullwing coffin box, 500 qt below deck fishbox, Bennett XPT heavy duty trim tabs, Teleflex Optimus hydraulic power steering, twin 50gal transom livewells, 20 gunnel rod holders, 8 each 10” stainless steel pop-up cleats, two each 280 qt round in-deck insulated storage boxes (upgradable to fully plumbed livewell), and many more.
Freeman Boatworks in not a production factory; the 3 meticulously built hulls are customized for the owners. Want a tower built over the hardtop, outriggers, electric reels, tuna doors, certain electronics, or custom livewells? A comprehensive list of options is also helpful for upgrading and customizing each Freeman model. New model Freeman 47T with 1800hp (quads), an incredible amount of storage, LED lighting, and more is now available. Current wait for a new custom Freeman is about 3 years!
Can’t wait? There are currently several Freeman Boats models (37ft and 42ft) available in the US brokerage market, ranging in year from 2017 to 2021. Pricing ranges from about $625,000 for a 2018 Freeman 37VH to $1,349,000 for a 2020 Freeman 42LR.a