|Hull Beam||16' 6"|
|Fuel Capacity||2270 liters|
|Engine Power||590 HP|
|Make & Model||Cummins 903M|
|Propeller Type||4 Blade, Bronze|
|Make & Model||Cummins 903M|
|Propeller Type||4 Blade, Bronze|
Presenting Freia, ex-Twila B, a custom made 60-foot cruising yacht.
In the 1970s, a Seattle yachting couple commissioned the design and build of a new family cruising yacht. They engaged Edwin Monk Jr for to help designing their dream, and Clyde Willey of Cornet Bay, Oak Harbor for the build.
Mr Willey and his crew reportedly built about 12 such vessels. This custom 60 was started in Oak Harbor, and after four labour-intensive years the hull and deck was painstakingly completed.
Sadly, around that time, Mr Willey passed away, and the unfinished yacht was floated to Anacortes for completion.
The build was taken up by Lovric Seacraft of Anacortes for the completion of the superstructure, the flybridge, the interior, and the machinery and related systems.
The quality of the build and finishing, by both Willey and Lovric, are not to be taken for granted. The original owners had a superb eye for detail and quality, and the builders responded with a bespoke vessel that met their demands and exceeded their expectations.
There is a photo journal on board the vessel detailing various steps of the build from laying the keel, to floating the hull to Anacortes, to the fine teak finishing.
The first owners enjoyed their dream yacht for about fifteen years, and over the next fifteen years to other owners enjoyed and took care of her. These are the fourth owners, who have owned Freia for eleven years. The current owners are a seasoned yachting couple, and the time has come to retire from cruising, which makes Freia available to purchase.
Edwin Monk and classic wooden yachts are almost synonymous in our area. This yacht by Ed Monk Jr is quite a departure from the long respected partnership between Monk and McQueen Boat Works. The difference being in the yards chosen for Freia, and in their construction methods, which is detailed in the section below entitled “Construction”.
The robust displacement, the flared bow, and the fine entry combine to produce a smooth comfortable ride through any reasonable seas. Wooden yachts are known to be warmer in winter, and cooler in summer. And the wood absorbs engine vibrations, further quieting the ride. Wooden yachts are also known to have a slightly (or not so slightly) musty smell. Yet Freia is exceptionally clean throughout and exhibits no such odour.
The exterior surfaces are in excellent condition with a gleaming hull, fresh brightwork, and flawless teak decks. The hull and most of the superstructure have been repainted, with the upper cowl next on the to-do list. Exterior spaces are spacious and designed with safety and comfort in mind with an enclosed cockpit, wide covered side decks, and a spacious flybridge.
The interior is also pristine, all finished in teak, with warm inviting spaces, broad carpeted floors, gently sloped stairs between spaces, a perfect headliner, and impeccable hand crafted teak joinery with a hand rubbed finish.Freia has lived in a boat shed all her life except while with these current owners, when she spent winters under a boat cover. She sleeps seven owners and guests in three cabins.
Board Freia’s high side decks, port or starboard, via a removable teak ladder that stows under the aft cockpit flybridge ladder when not in use. Or at dock level, board via the swim platform up a ladder to the aft cockpit.
Enter the salon by way of magnificent solid teak sliding double doors from the cockpit, or via port or starboard doors from the side decks.
The salon is wide and open with wide windows all around affording 360 degree views for guests and operator.
A side table in the salon expands to seat six diners comfortably.
The lower helm is forward and to port, with a broad chart table to starboard.
Five gently sloped steps on the starboard side of the salon lead down to the galley with its breakfast bar, full size appliances, ample working spaces, and plenty of storage in beautifully crafted teak cabinets.
Forward along the starboard side is a companionway to the guest cabin and guest head with shower. More storage along the side of the companionway.
Aft of the galley, again down five gently sloped steps, find the master suite with master cabin, master head with shower stall, third cabin, and access to the machinery space.
The master cabin is the full beam of the yacht, and features ample floor space, a walk-around queen berth, a vanity, and storage in numerous lockers.
The master head is ensuite to the master cabin and features an updated marine toilet, separate shower stall with grey water sump, exhaust fan, basin, bright lighting, opening portlight, and storage cabinet under basin, and linen storage shelves.
Aft Guest Cabin
Further aft is a guest cabin with double berth, opening port light, storage cabinets, and wash basin.
Forward Guest Cabin
Forward of the galley is the VIP guest cabin with a large double berth above, and a single athwartship bunk below. There is a side table with storage shelves, more storage in drawers, and a cedar-lined hanging locker.
Note that as the companionway curves with the shape of the yacht, so too does the teak bulkhead and the solid teak door within it - a clear indicator of the builders' refined skills.
Forward Guest Head
All the way forward is the guest head with updated marine toilet, basin with storage, and shower. There are four opening portights, and an opening overhead hatch. Note the custom wallpaper, original to the boat, featuring drawings of favourite local cruising destinations.
The salon has a comfortable sofa to starboard, two leather occasional chairs to port, and a wingback chair aft with side table and reading lamp. There is a side table between the occasional chairs, that makes into a dining table for six. The original carpet from 1980 still shows as new. This very high quality wool carpet was an overage from a Seattle law firm’s renovation at that time (80% wool, 20% nylon).
The galley is down five broad steps from the salon, and is the full beam of the boat with U-shaped working space to port, and breakfast bar, crew companionway, and storage lockers to starboard.
The size of the galley rivals that of any large condo apartment, with full size appliances, and storage in numerous drawers and lockers.
In the galley floor, a hatch opens to a ladder that leads down to a large utility room:
This is a flush deck design with the lower helm integral and forward of the salon. There are helm and co-pilot chairs, engine instruments and controls, navigation and communication equipment, AC and DC breaker panels, and a very large area for charts, books, and all other cruising and piloting needs. The helm chair was formerly the navigator’s chair aboard Hotei. It is super comfortable, and has a teak fold down foot rest.
The flybridge is accessed via a teak ladder from the cockpit through a sliding hatch finished in teak planking. The upper helm station is on the centreline with matching port and starboard wing chairs. There is an upholstered L-shaped settee with storage under, a varnished teak cocktail table, and a sink basin. The three forward-facing chairs swivel around to join guests while at anchor.
Upper helm with
Aft of the flybridge is the boat deck, which stores the tender, kayak, flybridge umbrella, and other cruising gear.
A signature feature of the design are the wide side decks with high bulwarks for comfort and security.
Surrounding the salon, the side decks are covered for protection from weather, and also for keeping rain off the salon windows, making rainy days on board feel not at all claustrophobic.
The decks are treated with Cetol, and the cap rails, window frames, doors, and other exterior teak treated with high gloss varnish.
220/110VAC power is distributed through circuit breaker protected panels. AC power is provided by 220/110V 50Amp shore connection, by a 20 kW Isuzu diesel generator (2,592 hours), and for lighter loads, by an inverter off the house bank of batteries.
12VDC power is distributed through a circuit breaker protected panels. There are two banks of batteries; the house bank for onboard systems, and a dedicated start bank for engine and genset starting; both with dedicated charging systems.
The machinery space is accessed via a companionway through the master and aft guest cabins. It is well lit with opening portlights, and overhead lighting. There is an overhead escape hatch to the aft deck.
Freia is powered by twin Cummins model 903 V8 diesel engines producing 295 hp each. These are strong, industrial grade, natural aspirated engines With approximately 1,400 hours each
Construction is robust and utilizes resorcinal glue and bronze fasteners throughout. There is no cotton caulking. Resorcinol is an early form of epoxy that is still in use today and is prized for its outstanding ability to withstand long-term water immersion, and for its high resistance to UV light. The use of resorcinol requires great skill. Joints need to be close fitting and clamped under pressure. In yacht construction, the tolerances are extremely tight.
In addition to the resorcinol, all fasteners throughout the yacht are bronze.
Frames are at 8” centres forward, increasing to 12” centres at midships and further aft and are of 1.5” x 2.5” steam bent oak. There are three 2.5” x 6” longitudinal fir side shell stringers.
Bulkheads are marine plywood laminated with resorcinol.
Main engine bed stringers are 4” x 14” wood timbers.
Strakes are 1.125” x 1” Western red cedar strip plank, glued with resorcinol and fastened with bronze nails and screws, then epoxy finished and painted with Alexseal marine paint.
Last haul out for bottom paint and zinc service was spring 2021.
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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.