M. V. Vrijheid (for sale post March 2018)

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After many happy years living aboard full-time, Bruce and Caroline are forced through family circumstance move on to pastures new. For them life has now taken a different course and it is time for new owners to enjoy the privilege of living on this historically-important vessel.

Over the course of ownership a continuous programme of improvement and refitting has taken place providing their London residence through the working week and then a weekend cruise when time permits. With certification VRIJHEID would make an ideal European waterways vessel.

As shown in the comprehensive service history/maintenance log,  she has been professionally surveyed in dry dock every 4 years, regularly repainted, serviced, improved and pampered. Her hull, superstructure, decks and steelwork are in good condition. Meanwhile below decks a comfortable interior with all modern day conveniences,  professionally installed, gives a level of comfort enjoy by those living on land.

Living and cruising aboard M.V.Vrijheid is relaxing and easy. She is extremely uncomplicated to helm and is currently sailed by Bruce & Caroline.

More than adequate domestic battery banks deliver through inverters all normal ‘mains-powered’ services to operate freely when sailing away from home. Fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, hairdryer, toaster, computers and  home entertainment equipment can be used just as if connected to the shore mains supply, even on extended cruises. A large fresh water tank and a more than adequate blackwater tank (sewage) means you only stop when you want to, not because you have to.

The Aga-style Stanley 80000 BTU oil-fuelled range  is ideal for all kinds of cooking and produces massive amounts of hot water for showers, dishes and general use as well as supplying all the central heating radiators.

Sale is to include an extensive inventory including light fittings, fixtures, curtains, carpets, white goods, ship’s spares, tools, warps and hackle, dinghy and so much more.


Main engine Single six-cylinder, VOLVO D67A Diesel engine, Serial No: 496263/10487, reportedly fitted 1968 and run some 1500 engine hours in current ownership.
Gearbox NEWAGE COVENTRY Hydraulic Gearbox, Serial No: 0603553 GO295 310 SVR3
Generator 240v/50Hz power supply is delivered via a main engine powered 24V/150 Amp Belmar 9600 Series alternator through two banks of deep cycle floated lead/acid batteries via two inverters.
Inverter MASCOT Electronics – 24vDC/12VDC 20A for instrumentation and auxiliary 12V battery charging
Inverter Statpower Prosine 1800i
Inverter/Charger Heartinterface Freedom 25 charger/inverter controlled by an
Link 2000 Integrated Battery Monitoring / Charger/Inverter Controller
Electrics Main switchboard & consumption meter with auto-change shore to mobile power switching with individual RCG protection 240v circuits (selected fused 24volt & 12 volt circuits)
Batteries Separate engine & domestic banks. Engine: 24V @ 175A (installed 1999). Domestic: 2 x 24V @ 800A
VHF Comms. UNIDEN MC 6700 Marine Radiotelephone
Depth Sounder Seafarer 5 ECHO SOUNDER
Dinghy Original Dutch steel with oars
Water Softener Series 155 Programmable Reverse Osmosis Type
Heating/Cooking 2300 gallons (4 x 575 gallon, 6mm Steel interconnected)
Stove Stanley Twin Series 80,000BTU Cast Iron CH/Range. Radiators throughout the ship
Cooking Hob ELECTROGAS propane two burner peizo-electric hob.
Washing Machine BOSCH – sensortronic front-loader.
Clothes Dryer BEKO – condenser type.
Dish Washer BEKO.
Refrigerator Fisher & Paykel / Kelvinator 480 Frost free, Fridge/Freezer.
Dehumidifier Clarke CD1100
 Tanks  Large Potable and Blackwater tankage installed


  • Certificate of Gross Tonnage: Certificate No: V30/13902 Vessel fresh water weight 44.1 tons (Hull + Breaks)
  • Certification (Kadaster) Dutch Ship Register Official No: 2772 B GRON 1952
  • Survey Reports: Originals available for inspection from 07/05/1987 to 05/09/2013
  • Meetbrief (included in sale) – Providence: Name “Nomadisch” http://mmr.adlibhosting.com/graphics/smbrandg/H2044_034_R.jpg


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