Safe, Strong, Fast and able craft suitable for any waters in the world. The solid fiberglass hull is heavily reinforced and will protect you in any conditions you may encounter. Modified full keel with performance cut-away forefoot provides great performance and pointing ability when compared with more traditional cruiser
|Fuel Capacity (Gallons):||160|
|Fresh Water Capacity (Gallons):||205|
|Waterline Measure:||37.25 ft|
|Max Speed:||8 kn|
|Number of Engines:||--|
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The cabin plan incorporated into the MASON 44 has been designed with a dedication to function and comfort offshore as well as dockside living. Interior joiner work is of hand rubbed, satin-finished teak, including a teak and spruce cabin sole. Urethane varnish is used throughout and provides a beautiful, long-lasting finish which can be cleaned with soap and water. To offset the darkening effect of the teak white Formica is used for the yacht's cabin side and overhead. The interior is light and airy.
One of the most important aspects of any cruising boat which is to be used in warm climates is ventilation. Nine large opening stainless steel ports are standard. Each cabin, including the head, has opening marine windows. Under rough conditions when the ports cannot be opened, air circulation is insured by five dorade vents. These vents provide more than ample air circulation to all parts of the boat under the most adverse conditions and when the boat is left locked up unattended.
The standard MASON 44 layout is a development of the proven MASON 43 and, upon close inspection of the cabin plan, it should be noted that a tremendous amount of usable storage exists. Access doors are provided to every nook and cranny, under bunks, seats, floorboards, companionway stairs, etc.; lockers are large and deep, and all are finished with an insulating material and painted with an enamel paint. There is also substantial storage beneath the cabin sole because of the full deep underbody of the boat.
It should be noted that careful attention has been given to handholds, rounded corners, counter top fiddles, deep sinks, etc. Often these items are the last things noticed by a buyer during an inspection, and only after he really begins to sail the boat does he recognize the importance of them.
The MASON 44 offers full length "valance type" grab rails on the port and starboard sides below the opening stainless steel ports. These grab rails are easy to reach on both port and starboard tack, and also double as water traps should any water dribble in through an open port. There, grab rails drain from their lowest point through a drain into the bilge.
Tiger Shark is fitted out with a Yanmar 55 hp freshwater cooled marine diesel coupled to a mechanical transmission with a 2.15 to 1 reduction gear. A 1 1/4" stainless steel propeller shaft is used with a feathering three-bladed Maxi Prop.
The propeller shaft is supported with a rubber Morse cutlass bearing at the front of the stern tube and another at the rear. The forward cutlass bearing is lubricated and cooled by diverted engine cooling water, which is expelled out the stern of the tube. The 1 1/4" shaft is oversized, and the system is supported far beyond normal practice for pleasure boat applications. The drive train on a MASON 44 is designed to commercial specifications and should give thousands of hours of trouble-free use.
The placement of the engine is beneath the cabin sole of the main salon. If viewed from the side profile, it should be noted that the propeller shaft is parallel with the yacht's waterline. The propeller is deep and the thrust is directly out the stern providing a very efficient installation. The boat motors extremely well and is very maneuverable during docking due to the effect of the deep prop blast directly against the large rudder. Another notable feature of a horizontal propeller shaft is that torque pull when reversing is almost non-existent.
In addition to excellent performance under power, the -noise level is kept at a minimum due to the sound deadening effect of the insulated cabin sole. Another benefit of the engine's location is its contribution to the yacht's righting moment. The weight is kept low where it belongs. For engine service, the entire cabin sole is removable and engine access is exceptional.
A very deep sump is provided below the engine, and a substantial amount of water can be held prior to any danger of machinery damage.
Tiger Shark has spent many years cruising the US East Coast, The Mediterranean, Canary Islands and the Caribbean. It has just returned to Annapolis, the initial homeport from its last trip from the Med and through the Caribbean. Current owner, only the 2nd since new, .
Electric Main and in Mast Furling
Profurler on Jib
Profurler on staysail
Removable inner forstay
Halyards in Mast
Primary lewmar winches #55
HD dual turning Blocks
Running back stay with block and tackle
Downwind pole carbon fiber on Mast
Halyards in mast
Hansen Boom Preventer
Lewmar Traveler with two way Adjustable winch under dodger
Lewmar st winches on Mast
Hydrovane Self Steering
Engine driven Switchable Dual Alternators
Dripless Shaft Seal
Extra filters for water,fueland oil
Portable solar Panel
SS life lines
Dual Yellow Life rings
Man overboard Life Sling
Outboard Motor Bracket
Man Overboard Life Sling
SS Binacle with Garmin Chart Plotter
HD SS rigging SS Shrouds
1 Electric Bilge Pump
2 Manuel Bilge Pumps
Automatic Fresh water Pump
Shower sump Pump
Air Cond pump
12V and 120V ship systems
Breaker Panel for 12V and 120V
Perko Batt Switch
@ 8D house Batteries 200 AH each
40A charles Charger Coast Gaurd approved
Solar Controller and Portable Panel
Compass 5' Hamburg
Radio Standard Horizon Explorer W/Remote
Icom Hand heil
Garmin 5208 Chart Plotter Integrated Radar, Sionar and AIS
Radar Garmin 24 mile
Icom SSB with Auto Tuner and Antenna grounded to Keel