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1984 Mason --CUTTER/KETCH -- Center Cockpit- 4 Staterooms!!

$130,000 Annapolis, Maryland
Make Mason --CUTTER/KETCH --
Model Center Cockpit- 4 Staterooms!!
Year 1984
Condition Used
Price US$130,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Cruiser (Sail)
Length 53 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Annapolis, Maryland
LOA 53 ft 6 in
Length at Water Line 39 ft 9 in
Beam 14 ft 10 in
Displacement 39600 lb
Engine Make Yanmar
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 2002
Power 140 hp
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Designer Al Mason
Builder PAE/ Ta-Shing
Fuel Tanks 1 x 190 gal (UK)
Fresh Water Tanks 1 x 330 gal (UK)
Holding Tanks 1


reduced - **offers encouraged**

Designed by Al Mason, the Mason 53 is one of the most venerated and respected vessels in her class.  WATER MUSIC was ordered by Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE), to be built by the Ta-Shing Shipyard in Taiwan, in 1984.  PAE, based in California, is currently well-known as the exclusive importer of Nordhaven yachts. 

Some of WATER MUSIC's notable feature include:

  • Comfortable owner's stateroom -plus 3 guest staterooms
  • Fine satin/varnished teak joinery
  • Awlgripped hull; gelcoat non-skid on decks (no teak!)
  • Cutter/ketch rig -w/ electric furling
  • 140 hp Yanmar diesel 140hp (2002)
  • Kohler 8KW Generator (2000) 
  • Radar, GPS/plotter, autopilot, SSB
  • Bow-thruster

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Throughout:   Beautiful satin-varnished teak, teak & holly sole, reverse cycle AC/heat, numererous opening ports and hatches -providing ample light and ventilation.

  • Three guest staterooms forward w/ a shared, private head.
  • Saloon w/ dinette to port and settee/berth to starboard
  • Nav-station and walk-in utility locker, aft to starboard in the saloon
  • Galley in walk-thru to the aft cabin
  • Owner's stateroom is aft -w/ enclosed head w/shower, and double and single berths


  • Grunert refrigeration and freezer ('11)
  • Force 10 propane stove w/oven
  • Deep, double SS sinks
  • Spacious counterspace and storage


  • Dodger w/ Isenglass covers
  • Teak Boarding Ladder
  • BBQ Grill
  • Teak Cockpit grate
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Muir Electric-Hydraulic Windlass
  • 75# CQR anchor w/ chain
  • 66# Bruce w/ chain and rode
  • 20 HT Danforth w/ chain and rode
  • Teak folding swim ladder
  • Saltwater pressure wash down
  • Avon life raft
  • Canvas covers for various deck items
  • Other miscellaneous gear


  • Versatile "cutter/ketch" rig
  • Running backstays -for mainmast and mizzen
  • Mack mainsail ('03)
  • Mack 180% furling genoa ('04)
  • Hood staysail
  • Hood mizzensail
  • Schaefer electric/hydraulic furler for genoa ('03)
  • Hood furler for mainsail (rebuilt '07)
  • Hood furler for mizzen
  • All Spars awlgripped  '(03)
  • Rod-rigging refit ('02)
  • Barient electric primary winches
  • Additional Barient winches -sheets, halyards, reef


  • Raymarine C-120 color chartplotter
  • Raymarine radar
  • Icom M-700 SSB transceiver
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • 2 Raymarine ST-90 windspeed/direction -at helm and nav-station
  • 2 Raymarine ST-90 multi-displays (depth, knot/log, etc) -at helm and nav-station
  • 2 Raymarine ST-60 multi-displays - at companionway
  • Magellan GPS;  Northstar GPS
  • Icom VHF transceivers -at helm and nav-station
  • Standard hailer/horn
  • RitchIe compass


  • Yanmar 140hp diesel w/500 hours ('03)
  • 3 blade Max-prop
  • Electric oil change system
  • Fuel filters; Engine alarms
  • 8KW Kohler Genset ('00)
  • CruiseAir reverse cycle AC/heat (rebuilt '11)
  • HRO Watermaker (currently "pickled")
  • Hydraulic Bow-thruster
  • 20 Gallon water heater


  • 12V DC "ship's" system -w/ 8D batteries
  • Dedicated engine start battery
  • Battery Parallel Switches
  • Kohler 8 KW genset
  • 110v AC system
  • 110V AC outlets throughout


Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.


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