A stunningly beautiful and shockingly strong blue water cruiser the Mason 43 is a sought-after and well-respected offshore sailboat.
Through storms and hurricanes, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the current owners experienced growing confidence in their Mason 43 and her ability to keep them safe, no matter where their adventures would take them.
She’s ready for her next owners and new adventures.
Tiana of Barklay is set up for offshore cruising with simple, uncomplicated systems that stand the test of time. From the tried and true Airies wind vane, oversized rigging and modern navigation aids, she’s ready for extended cruising. With three decades of log books detailing a dedication to ongoing care and maintenance, new owners will have confidence that the boat and systems have been continuously maintained to a high standard.
She’s located in Ladysmith BC and the moorage is assumable with marina approval.
With offshore cruising at the heart of all Mason 43’s the accommodations are meant to keep you safe and comfortable on offshore passages with comfortable sea berth options and lee cloths. All ports open and there are 4 large dorade vents to provide great ventilation in hot climates.
Coming down the companionway into the main cabin the feeling is one of spaciousness. With almost 7′ of headroom, it feels like a cabin that belongs on a 50+ ft boat.
The aft cabin has plenty of headroom, two separate berths, lockers and drawer storage, you will find it to be a comfortable place to be on passages as well as in port. The original owner commissioned a workshop area complete with a workbench, vise, tool storage and space to keep your tool on hand, in reach and where they belong. No more searching through lockers trying to find the impeller puller.
Forward of the aft cabin is the galley to port and a full-sized navigation table to starboard.
The U-shaped dinette is comfortable and can be converted into a double berth for visiting guests. A pilot berth on the starboard side has a custom, removable centre table which makes the area more user-friendly.
Dickenson Newport bulkhead heater warms up the boat nicely on cold mornings.
Forward is a full head, with a huge separate shower stall with enough headroom for even the tall folks.
There is a large hanging locker across from the head and a large double berth in the bow with plenty of storage and access to the chain locker.
Well-appointed galley perfect for long-distance passage making. A folding counter shelf is utilized at anchor to provide additional space.
Force 10, 4 burner gimballed propane stove and oven
Double stainless steel sink
The folding table adds additional counter space when in port or at anchor.
Large ice box/fridge/freezer with freezer down below and refrigeration above. Electric, compressor pump
The sail plan has been created with safety and short-handed sailing handling in mind.
English-built Perkins engine has been maintained to a high standard, A recent mechanical inspection was completed and confirmed the reliable state of the engine and due to the popularity, parts remain available.
Perkins 4108 55 hp diesel
PSS dripless seal
Approximately 825 hours since a major overhaul in 2011
7000 hrs total since new
All the basics, and not so basic for confident offshore travel
The Mason 43 has a prestigious heritage. It was the first boat manufactured by Pacific Asian Enterprises of Dana Point California, (now Nordhaven), at Ta Shin Yacht Building in Taiwan. Ta Shin gained a world-renowned reputation as one of the highest quality builders and the Mason 43 is one of the success stories that helped solidify Ta Shin, and PAE, as world leaders in producing luxury yachts.
Bulletproof is the word to describe the construction of the Mason 43. The solid glass is more than an inch thick at the top of the keel and maintains a half-inch thickness to the gunnel. The lead ballast is encapsulated in the keel providing a hugely strong appendage that can withstand a head-on collision with a coral head or submerged rock without risking actual hull damage or leaks.
The hull-deck joint employs a bedded fibreglass flange with full-length stainless steel straps. The teak toe rail and genoa tracks are through-bolted and the bolts also pass through and are tapped into the stainless steel straps. This makes for an uncommonly strong deck.
AB 8′ aluminum hull inflatable tender
Honda 8hp outboard
24″ life ring
Man overboard pole
Canvas is in great condition – dodgers, dorade covers, cockpit coaming, life raft, bimini., mainsail, etc
2 X 100′ Panama Canal lines
Full winter cover