The owner of Freya is quoted in Yachting World as saying,'Although she is 47ft, I only needed the interior of a Contessa 32, but I wanted the boat to go like a bat out of hell. I think Bill Dixon has achieved both of those aims'.
Sailing performance is excellent - sailing upwind in 14 knots Yachting World reported, ' with her standard jib and full main Freya almost sailed herself upwind reaching 7 knots and tacking through 60-65 degrees. Close winded and fast in the flat water, she was most rewarding'
The classic styling of Freya's topsides hides a thoroughly modern underbody, which features a swing keel, reducing her draft from 2.6m to 1.83m.
Freya uses the latest technology to keep weight down, she weighs in at only 7.9 tons. Wood epoxy construction and carbon spars, plus foam-cored interior woodwork, all help to contribute to this low weight.
|Length Overall :||14.4m|
|Length waterline :||9.18m|
|Keel Type :||Swing Keel|
|Draft :||2.6m / 1.86m|
|Naval Architecture :||Dixon Yacht Design|
|Deck stylist :||Dixon Yacht Design|
|Shipyard :||Collingwood Boatbuilders - Southampton|