FREE WINGS - 30m Ketch


SY FREE WINGS is a remarkable sailing yacht built by the famous New Zealand shipyard Thackwray Yachts to a very high standard and build for safe and comfortable world cruising. Thackwray Yachts has built famous sailing yachts and tall ships like S/Y “SPIRIT OF NEW ZEALAND”, S/Y “AURASTEL”, S/Y “CHARDONNAY” and S/Y “AURASTEL”.

Originally launched in 1984 and always cared for by a professional crew she was sold to her actual owner in fall 2016 and sailed to Pula to perform a thorough refit to improve her technical and overall condition. 

Class Society RINA was appointed to survey the yacht and to obtain RINA class certification as COMMERCIAL YACHT. Malta Maritime Authority Surveyor was appointed to survey the yacht and obtain Flag State certification as COMMERCIAL YACHT.

SY FREE WINGS is rigged as a ketch and all sails are hydraulically furled, enabling a small crew to run her with ease in all conditions.

Her large deck space invites for relaxation either on the bow or aft. With the well protected and comfortable al fresco seating area aft and the cozy deck house guests can enjoy their time on board in highest comfort yet are able to enjoy the scenery around them. The full beam central salon with a large dining table and seating opposite enhance the feel of space and comfort on board. Accommodation is offered with two very large, en-suite VIP cabins and two smaller guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms for the most discerning guests.


  • True world cruiser
  • Spacious interior and large deck area
  • Easy to handle sailing yacht for small crew
  • Excellent technical condition thanks to large and thorough refit
  • VAT paid / commercially registered

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Basic Information

  • Type: Ketch
  • Naval architect: Harry Jorgensen Marine
  • Builder: Thackwray Yachts, Auckland-NZ
  • Year: 1984 refit 17/18
  • Hull: Steel
  • Length: 29.86m (97'11')
  • Beam: 7.20m (23’7’’)
  • Draft: 2.85m (9’4’’)
  • Sail area: 391m2
  • Engines: 1x Mercedes OM 403 267 HP
  • Displacement: 128t.
  • Registry: Malta
  • Location: Pula, Croatia

  • SOLD!


  • Guests:

    8 owner/guests in 4 cabins with ensuite bathroom

  • Crew:

    5 crew in 3 cabins