Freeman 32 Mk I ‘Katie Bee’


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A development of the Freeman 30 with 6 berths including two singles in the aft cabin, a double in the saloon and a further double in the forward vee berth. Twin 6 cylinder diesel engines give Katie Bee river and estuary capabilities and she retains her classic Freeman interior finish. Having been in the same hands since 2016, she is now offered for sale as her owners have purchased another vessel for longer stays afloat. Viewings are by prior appointment, so please contact us to make arrangements.


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White GRP hull, topsides, decks (painted), superstructure and wheelhouse. Stainless steel pulpit, stanchions, stern rail, swimming ladder, transom platforms, and grab rail brackets, white plastic coated guard rail wire, chromed and stainless deck fittings, chromed window frames, timber grab rails and mast, white painted steel davits, black rubber gunwale fender, stainless steel canopy frame, blue acrylic canopy. Hull last antifouled in 2021. The cabin floors are timber panelled with loose fitting carpet, cabin side and hull linings are a mix of varnished veneered ply and cushioned vinyl, and the deck heads are painted fibreglass.

There is good access to the roomy wheel house from both sides with raised platforms for the helm’s and co-pilot’s seats that can be easily removed when access to the engines, batteries or pumps is required. The central floor panels are also easily lifted for access to bilge stowage, water tank, inverter and battery charger. Visibility from the raised helm is excellent with the benefit of a solid roof and removable canopy panels at the sides and back, which also protect the sun deck above the aft cabin. Wheelhouse dimensions are approximately 8’7″ x 7’3″ (2.62m x 2.21m).
There are steps down to the aft cabin (6’7″ x 6’6″ / 2.00m x 1.98m), which is currently used for storage, but comprises a raised double berth with the fuel tanks beneath, a built-in vanity unit with wash basin and hot and cold taps, a three-quarter height locker and a WC compartment. Headroom in the aft cabin is 5’6″ (1.68m).
Forward of the wheelhouse, a pair of doors and steps lead down to the saloon (8’8″ x 8′ / 2.64m x 2.44m) with a convertible dinette to port with storage beneath the seating, a glass cabinet mounted on the aft bulkhead and a half-height locker forward. The original fitted galley lies to starboard with a small LPG cooker, modern 12v fridge, stainless steel sink and drainer with a hot and cold mixer tap, wood effect formica work surfaces, partly tiled upstand, LPG water heater and a range of storage drawers and lockers.
There is a good sized WC and shower compartment forward of the galley with a fold down wash basin, shower attachment, thermostatic mixer tap, shower tray, ceramic toilet bowl, mirror and small storage locker. A cleverly concealed folding door makes a partition for-:
The forward cabin (6’2″ x 8′ narrowing to 3’9″ / 1.88m x 2.44m narrowing to 1.14m) comprising seating with storage beneath, a pedestal mounted table that makes an infill for the double berth, shelving at deck level, access to the chain locker and an escape hatch to the foredeck.
The accommodation is well lit by the large cabin windows, and LED and original lighting. The upholstery is in an ivory wipe-clean fabric with scatter cushions, and the curtains are in a neutral striped pattern.

2 x Thornycroft 6 cylinder 108hp diesel engines with Velvet drive hydraulic gearboxes coupled to conventional shaft drives. A pair of Morse single lever engine controls are mounted at the helm with RPM, oil pressure, voltage, temperature and fuel gauges.  An engine hours clock reads 4493. Engines last serviced by the owner in 2022.

Eberspacher D4 diesel cabin heater (warm air), Morco Ecoplus LPG instant water heater, Flavel Vanessa LPG cooker, manual bilge pump, Jabsco manual sea toilet (with pump-out tank), fire extinguishers and blanket, CO and smoke alarms, water system accumulator cylinder, 15kg butane LPG cyclinder, LPG bubble leak tester, deck wash tap, plow anchor, manual windlass, fenders and ropes.

12v – 2 x 120ah engine starting batteries, 3 x 120Ah domestic batteries, navigation, steaming and anchor lights, spot light, LED and original cabin lights, screen wiper motor, 2 x electric bilge pumps, domestic water pump, shower gulper pump, Pioneer CD/music player with cabin and cockpit speakers, USB and plug sockets, Vitrifrigo 90 litre fridge, Renogy 3kW inverter, fuel and water tank gauges.
240v – shore power connection, consumer unit, plug sockets (some with USB connections), Quick 25A battery charger.

Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. They are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. The Vendor does not make or give, and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel, in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection. A demonstration of the vessel will be conducted once a Sale and Purchase Agreement has been signed by both the seller and buyer and a 10% deposit has been paid into the broker’s client account.

Additional information


For Sale


Fish and Duck Marina


Fish and Duck Leisure Ltd as broker on behalf of the seller

Boat Safety Certificate

Expires 25/05/2028.

Vessel Name

Katie Bee

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Motor cruiser


John Freeman




32 Mk I

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

Thornycroft 6 cylinder 180hp

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive (Velvet drive hydraulic gearbox)

Cruising Speed

6 mph

Maximum Speed

12 mph

Length Overall

31'6" (9.60m)


10' (3.05m)

Maximum Draft

2'5" (0.74m)

Bridge Clearance

8'6" (2.59m)

Cabin Headroom

5'6" (1.68m) – 6'3" (1.90m)

Hull Material


Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

5 tons (estimated)

Fuel Capacity

2 x 40 gallons (2 x 180 litres)

Water Capacity

45 gallons (205 litres)

Waste Tank Capacity

100 litres (22 gallons) – estimated