40' FREEDOM YACHTS 40/40 (1997) OFF MARKET
When you choose your Freedom, you get what the Freedom Yachts builders have delivered for twenty years: truly relaxed, comfortable cruising. And a little something else: Peace of mind. That's because Freedom's unique free-standing, carbon fiber spar is not dependent upon a complex, highly tensioned web of rigging. It doesn't put you at the mercy of a system of small, interdependent parts, the failure of any one which can cause the whole rig to fail. Instead, the unstayed rig gives you freedom from the maintenance that all that superfluous rigging requires. It gives you clean, uncluttered sidedecks. There's no tweaking or tuning required. Best of all, it gives you easy, confident sailing. And a generous sail area to assure a good turn of speed.
Photos and description courtesy: Freedom Yachts, Cruising World