44' (13.41m)

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Brave Heart
1989 44' TA SHING YACHTS Aft Cockpit Mason 44 Maine United States
$139,000 USD

The 1989 44' TA SHING YACHTS Mason 44 Cutter Aft Cockpit Brave Heart is a sail boat for sale located in Maine, United States.

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 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 are 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 spec and call for an appointment to preview and inspect this new arrival to the brokerage boat market.

Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1989 44' TA SHING YACHTS Mason 44 Aft Cockpit Cutter Brave Heart yacht for sale in Maine, USA today!

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LENGTH 44' (13.41m)
BUILT 1989
BEAM 12' 3" (3.73m)
DRAFT 6' 5" (1.96m)
MX SPEED 8.00 Knots
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NEW listing.  Boat is still in winter storage.  Owner's plans have changed and after owning this yacht since 2008, he has now decided to sell.  Situation is such that the owner will commission the boat and hopes 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.


Sleeps six in 2 stateroom and main salon.  Forward owner's stateroom has over-sized double berth to port.  Forward to starboard is a countertop 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.  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 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 and dining table cushions and pillows were reupholstered in 2004.

The U-shaped galley is to port with deep, double stainless steel sink, hot and cold pressure water with foot operated back-up fresh and salt water pumps.  Broadwater gimballed propane stainless steel 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 shut-off 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 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 of the galley, includes one compartment for the S/S sink with hot and cold pressure water, marble countertop, and back-up 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 over-sized 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.

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
2009 Leather spreader boots
2010 Replaced all circuit breakers at helm panel
2010 New boom vang
2010 All new lifelines
2011 New transmission / gearbox
2011 Packless prop shaft stuffing box
2011 Paint 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 replace 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

Han 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 autopilot
Emergency tiller
Custom teak and spruce boom gallows with S/S supports
S/S bow and stern pulpits
Double lifelines replaced 2010
Port and 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"
CQR 45# anchor with 240' chain and a Fortress secondary anchor with rode
Nilsson V3000 electric windlass with cockpit and foredeck switches
Saltwater wash-down pump and fixture on foredeck
Miscellaneous other gear on board that will convey with sale.  Gale Rider drouge; EPIRB, Crewsaver life-raft (needs inspection), life sling with hoist horseshoe buoys, MOB, dodger, etc.


Deluxe 12V DC and 110V AC systems and panels and gauges
Delco 150-amp alternator
Battery parallel switch for engine starting
Xantrex 1000W DC/AC inverter for AC power
Battery charger
(4) 12V interior cabin fans
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 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

2013 New radar
2013 Raymarine E-Series chart plotter/navigator
2008 Raytheon S2G autopilot with 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 hook-up
Copper ground plate for SSB radio
Radar reflector
Insulated backstay for SSB radio antenna

Rigging - Sails

ProFuel roller reefing/furling systems on headsail and staysail
Forespar electric internal furling on mainsail system; hand back-up system
S/S rigging
Double spreaker 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 SEondary 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 & 2015.  Macerator rebuilt 2015
(2) Deck fitting s for waste pump-outs
(2) Electric pumps for overboard waste-water pumps-outs.  (2) 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.

Listing Marketed by

Alan Bernard
KYS Luke Brown Yachts
1500 Cordova Rd. #200 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316 USA

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