40' 4" (12.29m)

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1996 40' 4" FREEDOM YACHTS Cruising Sailboat 40/40 Moss Landing California United States
$123,000 USD

The 1996 40' 4" FREEDOM YACHTS 40/40 Cruising Sailboat Encore is a sail boat for sale located in Moss Landing, California, United States.


"Encore" is set up for one or two couples to comfortably cruise anywhere. Tremendously powerful rig derived from the two working sails. The helm features a control console  w/two finger wheel steering.

Bow Thruster, A/C & Heat, varnished Cherry interior along with teak and holly sole. 5 deck hatches, 14 opening stainless steel portlights!


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LENGTH 40' 4" (12.29m)
BUILT 1996
BEAM 13' 5" (4.09m)
DRAFT 5' 2" (1.57m)
LOCATION Moss Landing, California, USA
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"Encore" is set up for one or two couples to comfortably cruise anywhere. Tremendously powerful rig derived from the two working sails. The helm features a control console  w/two finger wheel steering.

Bow Thruster, A/C & Heat, varnished Cherry interior along with teak and holly sole. 5 deck hatches, 14 opening stainless steel port lights!




Keel Details

Keel Type: Wing
Ballast: 9749 lb
Displacement: 23762 sq ft
Max Draft: 5.17 ft

Engine, Mechanical and Plumbing

  • YANMAR inboard diesel VERY GOOD ENGINE ACCESS in main salon (new engine mounts in 2013).
  • Model 3JH2-TE (Serial #10575)
  • 47 hp
  • hours 3458
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauge and electric fuel pump.
  • The engine with vibration-dampening flex coupling is combined with a Vetus BOW THRUSTER to make handling in close quarters very easy.
  • Pressure hot/cold water system


The forward cabin has a 6'/6' V-berth with inset; cushions are custom Swedish foam; lockers along the hull and below the bunk. The vanity is offset to port, and the hanging locker to starboard is lined with aromatic cedar. Just aft is the main cabin.

A straight settee runs aft to the Nav Station which faces aft, and a hidden backrest pulls out from behind the settee for the navigator’s comfort.   To port is an “L” shaped settee that converts to a double berth.  The two-leaf bulkhead-mounted table folds down to seat six for dinner or folds up out of the way when not in use; storage shelves on bulkhead.  A cabinet to starboard holds wine and bar bottle rack.  Indirect lighting and custom light fixtures throughout.   Custom cherry companionway doors with louver panels and screens, and raised panel inserts.  Custom interior doors for wine cabinet. The spacious HEAD is aft to starboard with large separate shower with acrylic door closure.

Aft of the galley is the OWNER’S STATEROOM with queen-size bed and upholstered headboard cushion laid athwartships.   Cedar-lined hanging locker.   Custom reading lights.

The electric head is  USCG approved MSD Type 3 sanitary system and is plumbed with fresh water.


The galley is conveniently located aft adjacent to the companionway. The chef may be a part of the group without being in the way in this U-shaped galley.  Plenty of counter and storage space allows for full meal preparation.   Three-burner stainless Force 10 stove with oven and broiler is gimbaled.   The unique refrigerator and freezer compartments have counter-top and front opening doors and are cooled by top quality Grunert Holding Plates which are engine driven as well as 110vAC compressor.  A new water cooling pump was installed in 2012 for increased efficiency.   A Samsung microwave is installed above the galley sink on a custom shelf so it doesn’t steal valuable locker space, and the double basin polished stainless steel sink makes clean up a snap.

  •  Grunert engine-drive HOLDING PLATE refrigerator & separate freezer compartment
  •  Grunert 110vAC HOLDING PLATE refrigerator & separate freezer compartment
  •  Force 10  three burner gimbaled stainless stove with Oven and Broiler
  •  Samsung Microwave
  •  Double basin polished stainless steel sink
  •  Deep dry storage compartment
  •  Custom overhead shelf
  •  Lockers outboard
  •  Drawers for flatware and utensils


  •  Raymarine C80 color Chartplotter /Radar with AIS and updated software charts for East Coast and the Bahamas
  •  Autohelm 7000 Autopilot with remote control
  •  Autohelm Wind instruments
  •  Autohelm Boat Speed
  •  Raymarine ST 60 Depth

  •  ICOM IC-M710 HF Transceiver SSB with new Antenna (2011)
  •  Standard Horizon with AIS Receiver (2013)
  •  Fusion radio with Sirius antenna (2013)
  •  Fusion IPod Dock (2013)
  •  Autohelm Nav-Data, Wind and Tri-data Repeaters
  •  Custom interior and exterior speakers


Prior owners of Encore were experienced cruising sailors, having previously owned and sailed a 45 Freedom equipped with Stack-pac as well as other boats with in-mast furling.  They have been extremely pleased with the Furl-Boom system allowing for ease of short-handed sailing and stowing of the fully-battened mainsail.      

Rare offering with FURLBOOM In-Boom mainsail furling/reefing system for fully battened Thurston VECTRAN (laminate cruising) mainsail.  Furling Main with Furling Jib led to single-line control for SELF TACKING plus two-speed self-tailing ELECTRIC winch makes this boat very easy to sail.  All sail controls lead back to the cockpit,  so you may raise, lower, reef, vang and sheet the sails from the safety of the cockpit.

The decks are wide and spacious.  Integral anchor locker on the foredeck with electric anchor windlass and remote-control unit which can also be operated from the cockpit.  Cockpit is T-shaped with large elkhide-covered wheel and WALK-THROUGH TRANSOM for the ultimate in easy access on and off the boat.  The wide side decks make the Freedom 40/40 a very easy boat to get around.  Swim platform has a telescoping swim ladder.  Double, PVC-coated lifelines are extra high and are supported by stainless stanchions and bow and stern rails.  “Spa” Sunbrella canvas includes a custom Dodger with elkhide-covered grab bar and handrails, full cockpit Bimini, and full COCKPIT ENCLOSURE panels, wheel and table covers.  The substantial two-leaf fiberglass cockpit table with teak drink holders allows you to sit six for dinner al fresco.  Hull is original factory white  gel-coat which compounds and polishes nicely, protected by rubrails with stainless striker.

  • World-famous free-standing carbon fiber mast, ICW-friendly
  • Furlboom In-Boom mainsail furling/reefing with canvas protective boom cover
  • Thurston VECTRAN fully-battened mainsail in excellent condition
  • Furlex Roller furling twin luff jib in excellent condition
  • Custom reinforced masthead
  • Deck-mounted Whisker Pole
  •  Electric Maxwell Anchor Windlass with Remote Control and custom fairlead/rollers
  •  45 lb Bruce anchor with 200’ chain and 300’ rope road (primary)
  •  25 lb CQR with 50’ chain and 300’ rope road (secondary)
  • Spare Fortress “lunch hook” stowed in anchor locker at the ready
  •  Firdell radar blipper mounted on mast
  •  Outboard motor bracket
  •  Stainless steel hoist for outboard
  •  Harken 48 ELECTRIC two-speed self-tailing winch on cabin top with second set of controls at helm
  •  Harken 44 self-tailing winch
  • Harken mainsheet traveler with controls
  •  Harken jib self-tacking traveler
  •  Performance Rigid boom vang also functions as topping lift along with spare mainsail halyard to control boom angle at anchor, venting any rainwater from boom
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Dodger with elkhide grabrail
  • Bimini with Connector to Dodger, FULL COCKPIT ENCLOSURE 2011
  • Sunbrella Wheel and Table Cover 2012
  • Custom Cockpit Cushions
  • Lifesling
  • FAIRCLOUGH custom winter cover with frame
  • Stainless steel shaft, cutlass bearing and PYI dripless seal 2012
  • Ports and skylights rebedded 2013
  • Flat nylon-web jacklines
  • Two inflatable PFD’s w/safety tethers
  • Two sets docklines
  • USCG Safety Package
  • Stainless barbecue grill and Sunbrella cover

Manufacturer Provided Description

The extraordinarily stiff hull of the Freedom 40-40 provides stable motion through the seas, and her generous sail area makes her easily driven. David Pedrick, naval architect to Dennis Connor's 1995 America's Cup challenge, fulfilled every promise when he designed the 40-40 for Freedom Yachts; utilizing the most advanced building technologies, no part of Freedom's unique simplicity was compromised. As sophisticated as she is, the 40-40 is still effortless to sail. With all sheets, halyards, reefs, and control lines led aft, every sail function can be performed from the comfort and safety of the cockpit. Together, a couple can make passages aboard their 40-40 to the very limit of their imaginations' destination - with optimal safety. After all, a boat that's easier to control is a boat that's safer. Because the Freedom 40-40 allows every sailing function to be performed without ever leaving the cockpit, mishaps are less likely. In addition, the swim platform on the stern provides a step area that makes dinghy access safer and overboard retrievals a lot more sure. The companionway is the first indication that no detail is overlooked in this yacht's accommodations. From a seahood that's set into a deep aluminum track with flange and molding to prevent leakage, to the steps that cleverly conceal the dropboards, she's very well appointed. Hand-fit, matched cherry panels and trim define the open, well-ventilated main saloon (there are seven ports, with two opening and two fixed skylights). Two choices of interior are available. The Anniversary Edition Freedom 40 features a traditional navigation station, a fixed dining table with collapsing leaves, and a very practical seaberth outboard of the starboard settee; in addition, the forward bulkhead has been moved forward slightly to add even greater volume to the main saloon and the forward cabin has an offset double berth.

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