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1971 Hughes

St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada


Capable design from Sparkman and Stephens

If you are "handy" around boats and are looking for a bluewater experience "Freedom II" should be on your short list.

See full specs for detailed inventory. We have an older survey on file.

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Offers will be considered. Please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Power for more information.

Basic Boat Info

Price: C$27,900 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Freedom II
Make: Hughes
Year: 1971
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48 ft
Waterline Length: 33 ft
Beam: 11'10 ft
Max Draft: 7 ft
Displacement: 30,000 lb
Ballast: 15,700 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal


Boat Class: Cruisers


Sunnybrook Yachts
Contact us for details on how to buy this boat - we handle everything from pre purchase surveys through to financing(if required) and insurance needs. Call us at 902 275 2424 or email us at - thanks.
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500


Classic lines on this rare freshwater Sparkman and Stephens designed yacht hearken back to a bygone era when sailing ships were designed and built with sea kindly motion and graceful passage making in mind. She won’t sleep twelve in eight private cabins, but she will take you and a few guests anywhere you want to go, in almost any weather you want to go. Sails include (Main, Furling Genoa, Spare 150% Genoa, Mizzen, Gale), 55hp Volvo diesel and systems (transmission, prop shaft, exhaust, etc.), good upholstery,  wiring and more. She has plenty of cruising gear including 300′ of chain hooked to a 50lb plough anchor and retrieved by an electric windlass, with a stainless CQR as a spare. She has a unique factory built hard dodger and bimini with Isinglass panels that can enclose the dodger when it's raining or storming. Walker Bay 10' hard dinghy & outboard.


- Will sleep a total of eight in private forward and aft staterooms, each with their own head, two single salon berths, and a mid cabin single. All berths have been reupholstered 2010.

- Interior finished in rich oiled teak.

- Salon is finished in beautiful oiled teak, has been freshly upholstered, and is very bright, surrounded by ports and a massive opening hatch.

- Aft cabin can be accessed via an inside hallway or through the cockpit.

- Cockpit with hard dodger and hard bimini can be fully enclosed with snap on Eizenglass (plastic) panels. Seats are long enough to lay on and are covered with cockpit cushions.


- U-shaped galley is great for comfort and safety at sea

- Gimballed propane stove with oven

- New counter tops

- Stainless sink

- Cold pressure water

Sails & Rigging

- All new sails include Main, Mizzen, Roller furling genoa, spare 150% genoa & Gale.

- Heavy-duty keel stepped mast.

- Dacron running rigging.

- Heavy-duty winches.

Mechanical & Accessories

- Electric windlass with 300′ of chain and 50lb plough anchor and stainless CQR anchor.

- 2013 Walker Bay hard dinghy with older 2-stroke 5hp outboard.

- New wiring including high-end Blue Sea Systems panel

- Hydraulic steering

- PVC Plumbing



Both heads replaced
New LED anchor light, steaming light & mast wiring
LED interior lighting & exterior nav
Two new manual bilge pumps
45lb Universal anchor w/chain & rode (primary anchor)
Stainless steel claw 38lb anchor w/chain & rode (secondary anchor)

New shore power
AC panel
AC wiring
Auxiliary DC panel and some DC wiring
Bilge pump & switch
Propane tanks, sensor & valve
Icom M504 GM DSS VHF w/cockpit mic
RV outlet
Garmin chart plotter with the GPS map 720 S with Garmin HD 18" radar dome
Sayes self steering rig customs made for Hughes 48
Lazy jacks
All new halyards & sheets

Engine electronics replaced & engine instrument cover plate
4 new batteries
Battery isolator
Cushions recovered with Sunbrella

Cowls - 4 silicone; 2 s/s solar vents
Electric water pump
Galley hand pump
Shaft zinc
International Brightside "Sea Green" hull paint; white waterline; black bottomkote
Florentino para anchor w/300' of rode (never used)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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