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Old 26-03-2009, 16:50   #1
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What's wrong with this boat?

I've always loved this design, clean and simple double ender. Not over cluttered alike pirate ship wanna be either. Perfect looking underbody appointments... Never heard a bad word about the Freya 39 , but I've never owned one either..!
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Old 27-03-2009, 10:31   #2
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Here's a mini-review from a Sailnet article by John Kretschmer:
The Freya, designed by Halvorson, traces its roots to Australia. Built originally in wood, and later in steel, a fiberglass version was eventually produced in California in late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Exactly how many boats were built is not known; what is known, however, is that the Freya is a well-respected blue-water passage maker with several circumnavigations to its credit. The Freya has a proud bow and a flush foredeck trailing aft to small trunk cabin. The cockpit is relatively small, a design feature of most double-enders. The hull is usually uncored fiberglass and heavily laid up, and hence the Freya 39 displaces around 26,000 pounds. The boat carries a lot of sail area with a working cutter rig, and Pam and Andy have logged many impressive passages over the years. In fact, one the builders, Jim Gannon, sailed his Freya 39 to first place in the inaugural single-handed transpac race in 1978. The underwater profile is a long fin keel and skeg-hung rudder.

Like other ‘through-the-cracks' boats, the Freya was also sold as a kit boat so the quality of the interior finish varies dramatically from one specimen to another. The basic interior arrangement usually includes a V-berth forward, followed by an open, comfortable main saloon, with a double quarter berth aft to starboard and a single quarter berth, or work area aft to port. The U-shaped galley under the trunk cabin is aft to port with the nav station opposite. Although the beam of just over 11 feet is narrow by today's standards, the open interior plan gives the boat a spacious feeling.


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