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Seller's Description

Freedom 21, 1985 sailboat for sale Length: 21’ Location of boat: West Coast FL

This boat is a 1985 model, shoal draft. It is a keel boat that is versatile, easy to handle and ready to go sailing. All lines are lead aft to the cockpit. Strong, light carbon fiber mast means no stays. The mast is freestanding and not supported by the normal set of standing rigging. No backstay, no shrouds to be in the way. It allos for an extra large, full battened mainsail for good performance under a range of wind conditions. This excellent sloop also has the unique “Hoyt gun mount” spinnaker system that allows the spinnaker to be raised, controlled and doused by one person from the cockpit. Easy for the beginner and challenging enough for expert sailors.

Shoal Draft (draws only 2’6”) Professionally restored.


Custom Trailer with 3,600 lbs rated axle. Awl Grip Epoxy primer AwlGrip Color Coat Finish All new Sheets, Halyards, Lifts New Lexan Port Lights (2 per side) New Tiller Completely redone mahogany wood work New Raymarine ST60+ Close Hauled Wind Instrument Complete set of new cabin cushions New mainsail cover designed to use lazy jacks if desired Rebuilt 4 HP Tohatsu outboard New Stanchions and Lifelines Re-conditioned Deck Winches New Ice Chest with a mahogany top for a step down into the cabin New 12-volt battery New electrical control panel with USP port Optional mast tabernacle for stepping the mast without the need of a boatyard lift. Rigging and sail handling manual. New mainsheet fiddle Block.

This is an great looking boat that is fun to sail and produces a turn of speed for a boat this size.

Email Jeffat jeffganiere@gmail.com

or phone 727 858 four-five-five-four


Gary Hoyt
Freedom Yachts
# Built
Transom hung


Length Overall
21 8 / 6.6 m
Waterline Length
17 5 / 5.3 m
8 0 / 2.4 m
3 8 / 1.1 m
2,000 lb / 907 kg
500 lb / 227 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
200′² / 18.6 m²
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Air Draft
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.0 kn
Classic: 5.6 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.03 knots
Classic formula: 5.6 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
<20: lightweight racing boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Also available with free-standing fractional sloop.
Shoal draft: 2.0’/.61m
‘Gun Mount’ spinnaker setup available as an option.
Also built in the UK with twin lifting keels. (iron ballast)

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