Ta Shing Mason Aft Cockpit Cutter for sale in United States of America for $139,000 (£105,773)

13 m
$139,000 (£105,773)
3.7 m
Draft Max
2.0 m
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, Maine
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About this Ta Shing Mason Aft Cockpit Cutter

The Mason 44 will always be a classic, ocean capable, highly regarded cruising sailboat. BRAVE HEART is the cutter rigged, aft cockpit version. The Al Mason series of sailing yachts has a firm reputation for quality, handsome looks, and good, safe sea-keeping capabilities.

This model, with two heads, two staterooms, and aft cockpit appeals to sailors that feel most comfortable with the lower profile and steering from the helm, aft. These hulls were hand laid to Lloyd's +100A1 specifications. A user-friendly design with a draft of 6.25' and a mast of approximately 60' off the waterline, the boat is designed for blue-water sailing and also ICW friendly.

Please review the specs and call for an appointment to preview and inspect this new arrival to the brokerage boat market.


NEW listing.  Boat is still in winter storage.  Owner's plans have changed and after owning this yacht since 208, he has now decided to sell.  Situation is such that the owner will commission the boat and hope for a quick sale.

There will be a full listing available shortly.  That listing has a comprehensive list of upgrades and improvements that have been completed on the yacht.

This model of the Mason 44 has the two (2) head configuration.Please feel free to call and ask questions

This Mason 44 is a high quality cruising yacht designed by Al Mason to cross oceans in comfort and safety.  BRAVE HEART is a 1989 cutter-rigged, Yanmar diesel powered sailboat that will provide years of enjoyment to a cruising couple.  BRAVE HEAR has never been chartered, and as been operated and maintained by a professional boatyard and the owner.  She has received upgrades and improvements.  Several important features are her roller furling main as well as genoa for easy sail handling; two staterooms, two heads, and a very complete inventory of electronics and equipment.


Sleeps six in 2 staterooms and main salon.  Forward owner's stateroom has over-sized double berth to port.  Forward to starboard is a counter top shelf area with multiple louvered door clothes compartments beneath and above.  There is a large comfortable single settee just aft to starboard with a drawer beneath.  A large hanging locker with automatic lighting and camphor wood liner adds to the abundant clothes storage space within the stateroom.  Port and starboard overhead lockers outboard with bookshelf.  Teak facing on hull surface.  Large and small overhead deck hatches with screens.  There screened opening ports.  Upholstered foam cushions on berth and seat, 2001.

Forward head is ensuite the stateroom, with marble counter top around S/S sink, back-up fresh water foot pump, overhead screened hatch, and 12V Groco Model K marine toilet with y-valve, rebuilt in 2015.Holding tank with macerator pump or deck pump.

The main salon has a U-shaped dinette table to port with Navy blue and red piping cushions, and center storage compartment and add-on folding leaf for extra seating.  The starboard settee becomes a lower berth with an additional fold-up single upper berth.  Seven large compartments are behind the seat backs on the port and starboard sides.   A built-in color TV and DVD player (2006) are in the cabinet to port over the dinette.  High intensity reading lights and dome lights throughout.  Bulkhead fans and a large, screened deck hatch provide cooling air flow, with additional screened ports for additional ventilation.  Bookshelves, liquor cabinet, and additional storage lockers are above the settees.  Settee cushions, dining table cushions, and pillows were reupholstered in 2004.

The U-shaped galley is to port with deep, double S/S sink, hot and cold pressure water with foot operated back-up fresh and salt water pumps.  Broad water gimbaled propane S/S stove has 4 burners and oven with broiler.  A S/S protective bar with rings for galley strap attachment provides safety and underway.

Large freezer and refrigerator compartments are cooled by Seafrost cold plate refrigeration systems operated by engine power or by an independent AC powered system. New compressor 2013.  Freezer is top-opening, and refrigerator has both top and front door opening.  There are three large louvered door storage lockers outboard with wide, deep louvered door storage locker beneath the stove.  There is also a large, deep cookware storage locker outboard of the sink, with additional double louvered storage cabinet beneath the galley sinks.  An electric propane shut-off switch is in the galley (two propane tanks).  A Litton microwave is located in a cabinet over the sinks.

The navigation stations is to starboard with a large lift-top table, with recessed electronics, and a well laid out electrical panel.  There is a swing-out swivel chair for the navigator.

Companionway passage is aft of the navigation station, with a large wet hanging locker and teak floor grate and drip pan.  A pull-out drawer and additional lockers and shelf storage are to the starboard of the companionway.

Aft head to port, aft the galley, includes one compartment for the S/S sink with hot and cold pressure water, marble counter top, and back-up foot operated fresh water pump.  The second compartment, with sump and electric drain pump.  Groco toilet factory rebuilt, 2013.

Aft stateroom to port has an over-sized double berth, louvered storage beneath the berth, and large camphor wood lined locker with light.  There is a a sliding bulkhead door at the entrance to the stateroom.

Upgrades and Improvements

The following list represents the upgrades and improvements made to this 44':

2009 Tri-radial spinnaker with sleeve (2013), used 4 times, like new

25009 Leather spreader boots

2010 Replaced all circuit breakers at helm panel

2010 New boom bang

2010 Cutlass bearing replaced

2010 All new life lines

2011 New transmission/gear box

2011 Packless prop shaft stuffing box

2011 Bottom job; soda blasted old paint off; new barrier coat

2012 Replaced bow nav/running lights

2013 New engine water supply seacock

2013 New wind instrument

2013 New depth / temp / knot log

2013 Replaced with new refrigerator compressor

2013 Rebuilt aft toilet

2013 New radar

2013 Raymarine E-Series chart plotter/navigation

2014 Rebuilt propeller

2015 Rebuilt forward toilet and replaced forward macerator

2015 Replace with new generator

2015 Replace with new main engine starter

2016 * To be completed

New mainsail, new dodger canvas cover, new starboard gate stanchion

Deck and Hull

Teak rub rail with S/S cap

Epoxy coated bottom; soda blasted; new barrier coat

Dark blue Awlgripped hull with double white boot stripe

Gold cove stripe

Deck is molded fiberglass sandwich with silver gray teak decks and internal scuppers

Lewmar hatches

Pedestal wheel cable steering

Hydraulic autopilot

Emergency tiller

Custom teak and spruce boom gallows with S/S supports

S/S bow and stern pulpits

Double life lines replaced 2010

Port and starboard boarding ports or gates (216 new starboard gate stanchion)

New dodger cove 2016

S/S ladder on the stern.  S/S mast rails pulpits or "goal posts"

S/S cowl vents with S/S cowl protectors.

S/S opening ports

CQR 45# anchor with 240' chain and a Fortress secondary anchor with rode

Nilsson V3000 electric windlass with cockpit and foredeck switches

Salt water wash-down pump and fixture on foredeck

Miscellaneous other gear onboard that will convey with sale.  Gale Rider drogue; EPIRB, Crewsaver life raft (needs inspection), life sling with hoist, horseshoe buoys, MOB, dodger, etc.


Deluxe 12V DC and 110V AC systems, panels, and gauges

Delco 150-amp alternator

Battery parallel switch for engine starting

Xantrex 100w DC/AC inverter for AC power

Battery charger

(4) 12V interior cabin fans

Low intensity red night floor lighting in cabin

Numerous 110V outlets through the vessel

Circuit breakers replaced at helm station electrical panel

Note:  This boat had an AC generator.  This owner bought the boat without it.  He never replaced it due to his needs and relatively short sailing schedule.  It should be noted that all the hook-ups for a generator are installed; therefore a new installation will be much less expensive.


Single Yanmar 66 hp 4JH-HTE diesel engine

Racor primary fuel filters

Fuel polishing system

3-Blade feathering propeller rebuilt 2014

S/S shaft replaced in 2007

New transmission/gear box replaced in 2011

2011 Packless shaft stuffing box

New starter 2015

2013 New refrigeration compressor

Replaced alternator 2015

New engine raw water intake replaced - new seacock 2013

Instruments - Electronics

New radar 2013

Raymarine E-Series chart plotter/navigator 2013

Garmin 128 GPS

(2) ICOM IC-302 VHF radios

Raytheon S2G autopilot with remote in pod on pedestal 2008

New wind instruments 2013

New depth, temp and knot log instruments

Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo 2007

Ritchie compass on S/S binnacle

Dockside cable hook-up

Copper ground plate for SSB radio

Radar reflector

Insulated back-stay for SSB radio antenna

Rigging - Sails

ProFurl roller reefing/furling systems on headsail and staysail

Forespar electric internal furling on mainsail system; hand back-up system

S/S rigging

Double spreader rig with spreader lights, foredeck light, and nav lights

Lewmar mainsheet traveler

Internal halyards and topping lift

(2) Extra external halyards

Running backstays

Boom vang/break for controlled jibes

(2) #55 Primary headsail winches

(2) #43 Secondary winches

(1) #40 Mainsheet outhaul winch

(1) #24 staysail halyard winch

(1) #30 Main halyard winch

(1) #30 headsail halyard winch

New mainsail 2016

North furling genoa 130% 2002

Shore furling staysail

Tri-radial spinnaker with sleeve 2013 (used 4x)


Fuel: 160 US gallons in 2 coated black iron tanks

Water:  205 US gallons 5 S/S tanks

Holding: (2) 20-Gallon tanks, replaced in 2006/2007

Both Groco electric Model K toilets rebuilt 2013 and 2015.  Macerator rebuilt in 2015

Two deck fittings for waste pump-outs

Two electric pumps for overboard waste-water pump-outs.  Two Y-valve set ups.


This Mason 44 represents a good value for a capable cruiser and solid, offshore sailing vessel.   The owner has not been able to use the boat as anticipated and it has spent a large percentage of time on-the-hard.  For these reasons, he has decided to sell.

The boat has been kept maintained more in a mechanical and structural way, than in a cosmetic manner.  The owner is a realistic man and therefore has priced the boat accordingly; he wants it sold.

Please review the specs and call if you have questions.  There is a large inventory of other items on board, both functional to daily use and spare parts, etc.


Double Berths1
Single Berths4
Cruising Speed6.5
Engine Horse Power66.00
Engine Year1989
Engine TypeInboard
Fuel Capacity Gal160
Fuel Tanks Capacity605.67
No of Heads2
Holding Tank Gal20
Holding Tanks Capacity75.71
Max Speed Knots7.5
Num Sleeps6
Water Capacity Gal205.01
Water Tanks Capacity776.05


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