Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type: Cat Ketch (unstayed)
LOA: 28.33 ft / 8.63 m
LWL: 25.75 ft / 7.85 m
S.A. (reported): 395.00 ft² / 36.70 m²
Beam: 9.33 ft / 2.84 m
Displacement: 7,000.00 lb / 3,175 kg
Max Draft: 5.33 ft / 1.62 m
Min Draft: 2.50 ft / 0.76 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1979
Builder: Tillotson Pearson Inc, (USA)
Designer: Gary Hoyt/Jay Paris

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Yanmar
Type: Diesel
HP: 15
Fuel: 18 gals / 68 L


Water: 30 gals / 114 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 17.33
Disp: / Len: 183.03
Comfort Ratio: 20.83
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.95
Hull Speed: 6.80 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 858.43 pounds/inch

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Sailboat Links

Designers: Gary Hoyt
Builders: Freedom Yachts
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When introduced the FREEDOM 28 CAT KETCH featured free-standing carbon spars, wrap-around sails with wishbone type booms, (as shown here: The sleeved sails and wishbones were later abandoned for a more conventional sail attachment arrangement and standard booms.
(A similar scenario took place with the FREEDOM 33.)
A similar model was built under license and sold in the UK (from a number of different yards) as the FREEDOM 30.
Thanks to 'vellofello' for providing additional information about the English version.