A rare opportunity to purchase a vintage Broads classic in excellent condition.

Key Features

  • Bailey And Stone hood
  • Boat Safety Scheme Certificate until 2025
  • Antifouled 2020
  • Shore Power

About this Boat

Waterside Marine Sales are proud to present a brilliant British classic. This Freeman 26 family cruiser has been immaculately cared for by the same owner for the past 11 years.

This Freeman 26 offers 4 berth capability, original gel coat, original wood, the Ford Sea Tiger 1600 single petrol engine had new coils, plugs, oil and filter in 2021 there are  2 x 110 amp batteries (1 new 2021), 1 x 50 amp.

She was anti-fouled in 2020, the 3 year old Bailey and Stone canopy is in very good condition, there is a gas blown air heating system, fridge, shore power, calorifier for hot and cold water, bilge blowers, ignition spares and davits.

The galley has a Nelson cooker, stainless steel sink, worktop with cupboards under.

Separate toilet compartment has a porta potti.

Cordwainer has  Boat Safety Scheme Certificate to 2025 and a Broads river licence to March 2024

A bit of Freeman history – Using the same hull as the Freeman 25, the Freeman 26’s superstructure was developed from the Freeman 22 Mk2. We see the return of the step in the deck and larger cabin windows. The Freeman 26 offers larger accommodation and together with the Freeman 22 Mk2 formed the back bone of what is generally known as the Freeman range.

Waterside Marine Sales LLP normally act as Broker for the Vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and to have at his/her own expense a survey carried out by a qualified surveyor to check the condition and description of the boat thoroughly prior to completing the purchase.

Deposits paid prior to the survey taking place, are non-refundable, except for when the surveyor discovers a severe material defect.

Waterside Marine Sales LLP cannot be held responsible for any fault that is found with a boat after it has been purchased.

A buyer may have redress to his or her surveyor, if the fault that is found was missed when the survey was carried out.


Name Freeman 26 - Cordwainer
Manufacturer Freeman
Model Aft Cockpit
Year Built 1970
Engine Ford Sea Tiger
Construction GRP
Drive Shaft
Fuel Type Petrol
Berths 4
Length 26ft
Beam 8ft 10"
Air Draft 7ft 4"
Draft 2ft 6"

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