Join Date: May 2006
Location: Left Coast USA
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
You are right to worry, I have looked at several Freedoms and had the same concerns. If there will be a failure due to age it will be in the age of boat you are looking at simply because they are the oldest. Whoever buys the boat from you someday will worry about the same thing. They could last forever, but I doubt it. They get a lot of abuse, flexing, sun damage and temperature changes.
So, who knows?
The insurance companies don't particularly like them either. I have heard they really don't do well with lighting strikes. I would want a close inspection by an expert if I were buying one.
Having said all that I know there are lots of happy owners out there. Met some nice people on a Freedom 30 once that loved their boat. They told me they never jibe however, it scared them too much.