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FREE STYLE is a fine example of the legendary Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. She has all of the amenities of a much larger boat, but is easily single-handed for coastal cruising.

The Dana 24s are well-known for the diminutive stature, and their well built, seaworthy construction. They’re built to take on a blow, and have proven themselves to be highly capable in short, choppy conditions as well as sailing down a Pacific wave. Outfitted with top quality gear, and built to last, they’re ideal for shorthanded crews who want an easy to manage little pocket cruiser for explorations afar.

The Dana 24 is a cruiser that will feel at home anywhere winds blow more than five knots. She’s a proven performer in short, choppy conditions, and sailing down a Pacific wave. She’s well built, and outfitted with top quality gear.

It’s “the smallest boat in which a couple could cruise offshore in safety and reasonable comfort, with an enclosed head… The hull would have to be roomy to carry a fair amount of weight in tankage and supplies. She would not be a light-displacement boat. Displacement was not considered a disadvantage since no other single factor eases motion, in my opinion.”

Bill Crealock – designer of the Dana 24

FREE STYLE has clearly been well-maintained, and has been upgraded with electronics and quality canvas. She’s well-equipped to sail away, and as the broker states “needs nothing”. Her belowdecks accommodations appear tidy and spacious, ideal for a couple looking to keep things simple.

Pacific Seacraft boasts that the area belowdecks is “fully 50 percent larger than any other boat of similar length.” In the absence of proof to the contrary, we believe them: This 24-footer has 6′ of headroom in the saloon and 8’6″ of space between the foot of the companionway and the V-berth. The V-berth is large enough for two 6’2″ adults to sleep comfortably. Settees port and starboard measuring 4’6″ long convert to 6’6″ berths. The galley is large, there’s an enclosed head to starboard, and there are even a few cubic feet of stowage space.

Practical Sailor

She lies in Hull, Massachusetts and is listed for $49,000.

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