36 Picnic Boat Classic

Freedom Train

  • Year Built / Launched: 1999
  • Hull Names: Freedom Train - 2008 - 2019
    Freedom Train - 2008 - 2019
    Freedom Train - 2008 - 2015
    Freedom Train - 2011 - 2019
    Freedom Train - 2019
    Freedom Train - 2019


Author: Barry Hinckley

We owned her for 10 years…great family boat. Her name was Michael Sue when we bought her in 2008. Guillaume and Regis DeRamel were partner's with me (Barry Hinckley) on the boat. Guillaume flew us up to Southwest Harbor in his seaplane, to take ownership and deliver her back to Newport, RI. It was a great flight up, noticing a few humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. Regis and I delivered the boat in a straight shot to Newport, stopping for fuel in Sandwich at the Cape Cod Canal.  We used Freedom Train for years as a family boat around Narragansett Bay and over to the Cape and Islands as times. Regis went off and bought his own boat as his family grew and we welcomed Drew and Tara Reilly into the partnership. Our kids are all friends, so we had a great time together on Freedom Train on over the years. We sold her to Charles Finelli and Ann Prosser in the Summer of 2019. We replaced the engine in 2018 and had her re-awlgripped as well.

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All Owners

Barry Hinckley

  • Dates owned: 2008 - 2019

Guillaume DeRamel

  • Dates owned: 2008 - 2019

Regis DeRamel

  • Dates owned: 2008 - 2015

Drew Reilly

  • Dates owned: 2011 - 2019

Charles Finelli

  • Dates owned: 2019 - present

Ann Prosser

  • Dates owned: 2019 - present