Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with passenger boarding doors forward and aft of amidships on port and starboard. The main deck provides fixed seating throughout.  The heads are on the main deck forward port and starboard, the forward stair (between the main and 01 decks) is along the centerline forward of amidships, abaft the forward stair is the beverage bar.  The aft stair (between the main and 01 decks) is along the centerline well aft of amidships. The 01 deck offers open air space for passengers, a mid-section providing a hardtop canopy and side bulkheads and the wheelhouse.


The FREEDOM is in fair condition. She is due for a cosmetic update including an exterior coating.  The vessel is well set up for sightseeing and ferry type excursions.  The fixed seating could be removed for a convertible type arrangements.



General Specifications


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Deck Arrangements

Name Freedom
Style Ferry
Builder Blount
Hull Displacement
USCG Certified Yes
USCG Dry Dock January 2022
USCG Official Number 509653
Route Certification  Lakes, Bays & Sounds
Passenger Capacity 438
Gross Tonnage 99
Net Tonnage 67
Speed (approx.) Cruising: 11 knots @ 1,800 RPM
Max: 12 knots @ 1,950 RPM
Built 1967
LOA 121′
LWL 103′
Beam 23′
Hull Depth Depth 6.5′
Freeboard Depth 4.1′
Draft Water: 7′ Air Draft: 28′
Hull Material Steel (corten)
Deckhouse Material Steel
Tank Capacities Fuel: 2,900  gallons
Waste: 1,200 gallons
Potable Water: 1,200 gallons


  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, ammeters, oil pressure, water temperature, gear oil pressure, and temperature)
  • Wing controls (port/starboard)
  • Morse clutch and throttle controls
  • Hydraulic steering system
  • Fog bell
  • Kahlenberg dual trumpet horn
  • Lever controlled searchlight.
  • Rudder indicator
  • Windshield wiper
  • Ritchie 5 ¼” magnetic compass
  • Raytheon Ray 90 VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse model GX1250S VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Furuno model FR7061 radar system
  • Raytheon model R41XX radar system
  • Raymarine model RC435 global positioning system (GPS)
  • Raymarine model RC435 chart plotter


  • 176 fixed seats


  • 244 fixed seats (130 are covered)


  • Laminate top
  • Soda bag in the box system


  • Two 40 kW Northern Lights generators powered by a marine diesel engine with fuel filter.
  • Engine Hours: 10,061 port, 10,448 starboard – March 2021
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 120 VAC/32 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • LaMarche A22-20-32 VDC battery charger
  • Battery isolation switch
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 1/4” steel (corten) plate hull
  • Seven watertight compartments formed by six transverse bulkheads.
  • Deck fittings:
    Electrical: aft 01 deck
    Waste: port forward
    Water:  port amidships
    Fuel: aft


  • Two 385 HP Detroit Diesel model 12V71 NA marine diesel engines and fuel filters (s/n port: 12VA12811, starboard: 12VA12607)
  • Twin Disc model MG 514 4.5:1 reverse reduction gears
  • Engine room insulation
  • 5” steel shafts
  • Two 52” x 50 pitch 3 blade bronze propellers, two spare propellers
  • Dry exhaust
  • 10-gallon water heater


The vessel is equipped with four heads each containing:

  • One toilet
  • One sink
  • Cabinet
  • Toilet paper dispenser

Paper towel dispenser


  • 464 Type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 47 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • Thirteen twenty-person buoyant apparatus
  • Three 24” life rings, one with line and light
  • Guest category I EPIRB
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Two fire stations including: two UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, two brass or bronze nozzles, two brass or bronze hose bibs.
  • Fire axe
  • Zee first aid kit
  • Jasons cradle


  • Exterior coating:
  • Exterior decks: Non-skid
  • Interior decks:
    Salon:  Nonskid
    Heads: Nonskid
    Bar: Non-Skid
    Wheelhouse: Non-Skid
  • Headliner: Metal
  • Interior Bulkheads: Metal