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September 21, 2007

Freedom 22 Center Console

A center console replete with fishing features.

The McKee Craft Freedom 22 Center Console uses high-tech materials.

The all-new Freedom 22 Center Console features the McKee Craft pressure foam-filled "Pressure Bonding System," a closed-cell foam core construction system guaranteed by the company to be unsinkable - and backed by a ten-year, fully transferable hull warranty. Constructed of 100 percent composite materials, the boat also features ceramic micro fiber deck coring.

At 22 feet overall and sporting a comfortable eight-foot, six-inch beam, the Freedom 22 Center Console can handle outboards up to 300 horsepower. When matched with a 250-hp Evinrude E-Tec outboard, top speed is over 50 mph, with a cruising speed of 33.6 mph at 4000 rpm. Time to plane is a quick 2.7 seconds.

SPECIFICATIONS
Length 22'
Beam 8'6"
Draft 20"
Max HP 300
Deadrise 22 ¿
Fuel 120 gals.
Water 55 gals.
Price $50,724
With single 250-hp Evinrude E-Tec outboard

Built with the features of the larger Freedom series boats, the 22 has a functional flush-deck design and high freeboard for safety. Rigged with a huge 250-quart storage box in the bow, a salt water washdown system, four gunwale- and four transom-mount rod holders and a 35-gallon aerated oval livewell illuminated with L.E.D. lights, the Freedom 22 also features a seven-drawer tackle center, a leaning post with backrest and grab rail and cockpit courtesy lights.

McKee Craft, Fairmont, NC; (910) 628-0926; www.mckeecraft.com.