A once in a lifetime opportunity is now available for one, well-off fan of Morgan Freeman to purchase the ultimate film star memorabilia. Freeman’s yacht, Afrodesia, is now up for sale for just under $300,000 with all the net proceeds going to support charity. Freeman bought the Shannon 43 in 1996 and has sailed her extensively along the East Coast and throughout the Caribbean.
Afrodesia is a well-equipped boat and has been meticulously maintained with multiple upgrades over the years. She is ready to cruise and comes with sails and a Westerbeke 71-C Four Diesel engine with 1198 hours. The Afrodesia offers seven berths in three double berths, one single berth, and two heads. The Afrodesia is currently laying in the British Virgin Islands.
Freeman love of the ocean and sailing ships began as a child while reading classic tales about the sea. But it was not until 1967 while working at the Stowe Playhouse in Vermont that he first stepped aboard a sailboat. Over the course of that summer, Freeman learned the basics of sailing aboard a borrowed 18-foot Lightning-class centerboard boat.
Since then, sailing became an ever-growing part of his life. Freeman purchased his first sailboat, a Holiday 28, in 1971. Over the next 16 years, he sailed out of Eastchester Bay to cruise the waters of the Northeast from Long Island Sound to Nova Scotia. Throughout the years, Freeman has owned various sailboats and extended his cruising grounds to include the Caribbean.
Freeman finds sailing is much more than a simple pastime, he calls it a passion and his refuge from the world. But after an unfortunate automobile accident in 2008 which left the 80-year-old actor’s right hand immobile, he hasn’t managed to get on the water as much he would like. So, after much consideration, Freeman is offering his beloved Afrodesia for sale through Virgin Gorda Boat Sales.
Those who are seriously interested in buying the sailboat can view the complete listing on the broker’s website.