New Photos added: October 2020
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, Hull No. 145, with two heads and 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 approx. 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 inspect this Blue-Water boat.
Update: This boat is on-the-hard in Portland, Maine. It has a winter cover on it, which should be coming off within a couple of weeks. Owner has a list of items that will be addressed and part of the commissioning of the boat. Plan is to launch some time in May. Would be advisable for a buyer to come and see the boat / conduct a out of the water survey where it is stored and then have the owner launch and commission the boat and do your sea trials. Saves a buyer the cost of a short-haul for survey.
Also, could be included and negotiated in the sale, is a 5000# mooring in Falmouth Foreside, ME, near the Portland Yacht Club. All ground tackle is in good order.
Contact the Central Agent, Alan Bernard of Luke Brown Yachts, Newport RI.
Newport Office: 401- 848-0577 Mobile: 954- 415- 3565
CALL OR TEXT ALAN - 954-415-3565
Updated Listing. Boat is on-the-hard. Owner's plans have changed and after owning this yacht since 2008, he has now decided to sell. Situation is such that the owner has had a change in lifestyle and hopes for a quick sale.
This is a full Listing. That Listing has a comprehensive list of upgrades and improvements that have been completed on the yacht.
This model, Mason 44 has the two (2) head configuration, & is an aft cockpit design.
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 HEART has never been chartered, and has 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 oversized double berth to port. Forward to starboard is a countertop shelf area with multiple louvered door clothes compartments beneath and above. There is 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. Three screened opening ports. Upholstered foam cushions on berth and seat, 2001.
Forward head is ensuite the stateroom, with marble countertop around S/S sink, backup freshwater 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 seatbacks 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 and 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 backup fresh and saltwater pumps. Broadwater 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 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 shutoff switch is in the galley (two propane tanks). A Litton microwave is located in a cabinet over the sinks.
The navigation station is to starboard with a large lift-top table, with recessed electronics, and a well laid out electrical panel. There is a swingout 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 pullout 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 countertop, and backup foot operated fresh water pump. The second compartment, separated by a smoke acrylic door, contains the push-button toilet, fold down teak seat and shower, with sump and electric drain pump. Groco toilet factory rebuilt, 2013.
Aft stateroom to port has an oversized double berth, louvered storage lockers and bookshelf overhead outboard, bureau with mirror and four drawers, additional storage beneath the berth, and large camphor wood lined locker with light. There is a sliding bulkhead door at the entrance to the stateroom.
The following List represents the Upgrades & Improvements made to this 44':
2009 Tri-Radial Spinnaker w/sleeve (2013), used 4 times, like new
2009 Leather Spreader Boots
2010 Replaced all Circuit Breakers at Helm Panel
2010 New Boom Vang
2010 Cutlass Bearing replaced
2010 All New Lifelines
2011 New Transmission / Gearbox
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 & 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
2020 Much work completed on this boat, by Owner and the Boat Yard. Teak decks
addressed and bungs replaced. Good teak thickness. All personal goods
Hand laid fiberglass hull laid up to Lloyd's +100A1 specifications. Has 8 full-length fiberglass, foam cored longitudinal stringers. Transverse fiberglass member reinforcement full length of bilge. Interior of hull has polyurethane, closed cell foam insulation to 18" under the waterline.
Teak tub 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 Auto-Pilot
Emergency tiller Custom teak & spruce boom gallows with S/S supports
S/S bow & stern puplits. Double lifelines replaced 2010
Port & Starboard boarding ports or gates. (2016 New starboard Gate stanchion)
New Dodger cover 2016
S/S ladder on the stern. S/S mast rail pulpits or "goal posts".
S/S cowl vents with S/S cowl protectors. S/S opening ports.
45# CQR anchor with 240' chain and a Fortress secondary anchor with rode.
Nilsson V3000 electric Windlass with cockpit & foredeck switches.
Saltwater wash-down pump and fixture on foredeck.
Misc. other gear on board that will convey with sale. GaleRiderDrogue; EPRIB, Crewsaver life-raft, (needs inspection), Lifesling with hoist, Horseshoe buoys, MOB, Dodger, etc.
Deluxe 12V DC and 110V AC systems and Panels and gauges
150 Amp Delco alternator Battery parallel switch for engine starting
Xantrex 1000w DC/AC Inverter for AC power. Battery charger
Four 12V interior cabin vans Low intensity red night floor lighting in cabin
Numerous 110V outlets throughout the vessel.
Circuit breakers replaced at helm station electrical panel.
Note: This boat had a 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, approx. 3000 hrs.
Racor primary fuel filters Fuel polishing system
3 blade feathering propeller rebuilt 2014 S/S shaft replaced in 2007
New transmission / Gearbox 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.
2013 New Radar 2013 Raymarine E-Series Chart Plotter/ Navigator
Garmin 128 GPS Two ICOM IC-302 VHF radios
2008 Raytheon S2G Autopilot w/ remote in pod on pedestal.
2013 New Wind Instruments New Depth, temp and knot log instruments
Kenwood AM/FM/ CD Stereo 2007 Ritchie Compass on S/S binnacle.
Dockside Cable hookup Copper ground plate for SSB radio
Radar reflector Insulated backstay for SSB radio antenna
ProFurl roller reefing/furling systems on headsail & staysail.
Forespar electric internal furling on mainsail system; hand backup system.
S/S Rigging Double spreader rig w/ spreader lights, foredeck light & 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 One #40 Mainsheet/ outhaul winch
One #24 Staysail halyard winch One #30 Main halyard winch
One # #30 Headsail halyard winch
New Mainsail 2016 North Furling Genoa 130% 2002
Shore Furling Staysail Tri-Radial Spinnaker w/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 & 2015. Macerator rebuilt 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 in a mechanical and structural way. The Owner is a realistic man and therefore has priced the boat to be sold.
The owner will be working on his boat, and has a punch list to have various issues addressed by his boat yard. He has stripped the yacht of his personal belongings and the boat is Ready-to-be-Seen. The Yard will be working on the teak decks and re-plugging any fastener that needed attention. The decks are quite solid with lots of teak depth. Many maintenance issues have been addressed. Some new equipment has been added, such as a bilge pump.
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 many spare parts, etc.