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Beneteau
1988
44' Mason
"Rhapsody"
Location:
Brunswick, GA
Price:
$154,900.00
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Whiteaker Yacht Sales
(941) 776-0616


 
April 2014 Complete "Out of Water" Survey Available to Qualified Buyers

A NEW DAY! - PRICE JUST REDUCED AGAIN!!

"RHAPSODY" has it all - PRICE, PERFORMANCE, CONDITION

and most important... VALUE!

RHAPSODY IS WAY TOO NICE TO BE OVERLOOKED!

Mason sailboats have always brought out the romantic adventurer in sailors. Because of their sheer beauty, and because they are built to sail around the world, Masons appeal not only to those with an appreciation of fine traditional lines, but also to those with ambitious cruising plans. This combination of high aesthetic values and offshore capabilities has been tremendously successful; over 300 Masons have been built to date. Mason are synonymous with beautiful, handcrafted interiors, impeccable gelcoat, and meticulously finished stainless steel hardware. Their beauty is further enhanced and demonstrated by how well they sail on and off the wind, maximizing sailing performance right up to the point of NOT sacrificing cruising comfort.


Sellers are on board completing her "early spring" updating... Fresh bottom paint, hull & deck buffed and waxed, brightwork freshened, all details attended to.. She's never looked better!!

Mason sailboats have always brought out the romantic adventurer in sailors. Because of their sheer beauty, and because they are built to sail around the world, Masons appeal not only to those with an appreciation of fine traditional lines, but also to those with ambitious cruising plans. This combination of high aesthetic values and offshore capabilities has been tremendously successful; over 300 Masons have been built to date. Mason are synonymous with beautiful, handcrafted interiors, impeccable gelcoat, and meticulously finished stainless steel hardware. Their beauty is further enhanced and demonstrated by how well they sail on and off the wind, maximizing sailing performance right up to the point of NOT sacrificing cruising comfort.

INTRIGUED?

Move on to the Full specs and let "RHAPSODY" overwhelm you.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Rhapsody

Specs
Designer: Al Mason & P.A.E.

Dimensions
LOA: 43 ft 11 in
Beam: 12 ft 4 in
LWL: 31 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 5 in
Displacement: 27400 lbs
Ballast: 9400 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 61 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in

Engines
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: 4JHTE
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4518
Engine(s) Total Power: 55 HP

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (205 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (146 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass


Accommodations
From the Bow - Guest Stateroom: through solid teak door to cabin with double berth offset to port. Berth is expandable with the additional cushion provided. Dressing seat w/ storage under, hanging locker, drawer and cabinetry under berth, full length shelf to starboard, 9 lockers, fiddled cubby storage, 12V fan, overhead hatch w/ teak framed screen, 2 opening portlights w/ screens, access to chain locker full forward.

Guest Head: Has private entries from the guest stateroom as well as the salon, vanity with S/S sink, 4 lockers, mirrored medicine cabinet, NEW Jabsco head, shower, pressure and manual water.

Starboard Salon: Settee to starboard is upholstered in beautiful leather. This settee can be converted to bunk berths if needed. Here you will find a bureau with 3 drawer and two cabinets, 4 lockers with open fiddled storage between and storage lockers behind the cushions. ALL of the leather cushions have tasteful covers to protect them from the elements (or careless Captains!)

Portside Salon: Solid teak dining table surrounded by beautiful leather cushions, 4 cabinets with open fiddled shelving between, traditional brass trawler lamp over the table provides evening atmosphere and gives the salon a warm, cozy feel. A huge overhead hatch with screen provides ample ventilation when combined with her additional 4 hatches and 10 opening ports (all screened). Wine storage compartment under the settee plus hullside storage. A brass clock and barometer grace the aft bulkhead.

Nav Station: Properly located at the starboard base of the companionway with easy access to the helm. She has a flip top chart table, dedicated nav seat, 3 drawers, storage locker, electrical panel, teak faced panel for additional electronics, 12v fan, charting tools, weather monitor and a chart light.

Master Stateroom: Enter to port through a sliding solid teak privacy door. Queen berth is hullside with overhead storage, bureau with mirror over, hanging locker, 2 cabinets under berth, open cubby storage, teak staving hull (throughout the boat), two cabinets, 2 stainless ports with screens and a screened overhead hatch. The adjacent ensuite head is entered thru a bi-fold door and has a vanity with S/S sink, mirror, NEW Groco Model K head, pressure and foot-pump water, 4 lockers.

Companionway: Five steps up to cockpit. Adjacent to the steps are 4 storage cubby's, a storage locker, a hanging locker and a trash compartment.

Engine Room: 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 prop shaft is parallel with the yacht's waterline. The prop is deep and the thrust is directly out of the stern providing very efficient operation. The boat motors 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 the shaft is that torque pull when reversing is almost non-existent. Engine noise level is kept to a minimum due to the sound deadening effect of the heavily insulated cabin sole. Engine access is exceptional.


Construction
Hull: Hand laid to Lloyds 100 A1 specifications. Initial laminates are Vinylester resin. Hull has 10 full length longitudal stringers.

Deck: Deck to hull joint is 3M 5200, lamianted and through bolted. Teak decks have been well cared for, never scrubbed with harsh chemicals, no missing bungs or crazed thiokol seaks. Deck plug available for review.


Galley
Stonecold 12v (top & front loading)w/ separate refrigerator/freezer compartments - digital temp controls
Regal (gimbaled) 3 burner propane stove w/ oven & broiler
Seaward microwave oven
Double S/S sink
Dry storage locker
Two overhead cabinets opening to galley and salon
Two storage shelves over refrigeration
(6) Cabinets, (3) Drawers
Under stove pot & pan storage
Extended countertop
Stove safety bar w/ harness
Stainless overhead at stove
Xintex propane monitor
LED lighting

Electronics
Raymarine 7000 Autopilot w/ remote
Garmin 5212 Touch Screen Radar & Chartplotter - Updated with 2012 software.
G2 Vision chipfrom South Florida throughout the Bahamas
Furuno GPS navigator
B&G & Garmin - wind, depth, speed & direction
ICOM 700 PRO SSB w/ full embedded grounding plate
ICOM 504 w/ DSC
RAM MIC @ Helm
Panasonic TV
TV antenna amplifier
Pioneer CD/AM/FM stereo w/ salon & cockpit speakers
Wired for cable TV

Electrical
(7) Group 31 AGM house batteries, (1) Engine start battery
Heart 3000 watt inverter/charger
AC/DC Electrical panel
Battery combiner
Honda 2000 gas generator w/ only 50 hrs.
Emergency battery paralleling system
NEW 100 amp alternator (2013)
NEW Regulator (2013)
Imbedded grounding plate in hull for SSB
Two spare alternators - 100 amp and 55 amp
12V outlet at nav station
KISS High output wind generator
17 Interior lights
Nightlights throughout the cabin
50' 30 amp Marinco cables to a 30 to 50 connector
50 amp shore power connector

Mechanical
Yanmar 55 HP with 4518 well cared for hours
Marine Air 16,000 BTU reverse cycle system
(2) Automatic, (1) Manual bilge pumps
High water bilge alarm
Racor fuel filters
Forward head w/ Y-valve and Henderson manual pump
Aft head overboard only
Max Prop - 3 blade
(2) Fuel gauges plus all tanks have sounding rods & starboard fuel tank has a sight gauge
Xintex propane fume detector
Reverso OP4 oil transfer pump
Spare 3 blade fixed bronze prop

Deck & Cockpit
Ground Tackle: 60# Bruce w/ 300' 3/8 chain, 45# CQR, Danforth lunch hook
Maxwell 1000 electric windlass w/ foot control & remote
Bimini & Dodger with 2 connectors - 1 clear, 1 Sunbrella, 6 side curtains for sun shade and rain protection
Dodger has front & side handrails
Companionway has hatchboards, plexiglass filler and teak framed screen
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table and drink holder
(5) Polished S/S Dorades w/ adjustable interior openings
(10) Stainless steel ports w/ screens
(6) Hatches w/ teak framed screens
(4) Hatch covers
Mainsail cover
OB motor lift
Mast pulpits
(2) Deck prisms
(2) Fishing rod holders
Flag & staff w/ custom S/S mount
Swim ladder
Fenders & lines
(1) Man overboard module
Lifesling system
Horseshoe buoy
(3) ABC Fire extinguishers
Stainless Steel lifelines (2010)
Bosun's chair
Emergency tiller
(6) Life jackets
Coastal Valise 2 man liferaft (Needs certification)
Rubrail w/ bronze striker
Bronze striker on toerail forward of rubrail
Ditch bag complete with emergency watermaker
Salt water washdown at bow
Mahogany boat pole with brass end hook
Winter storage emt framework
Ships bell

Sails & Rigging
Full batten main, 100% Genoa, Spinnaker (with MPS and all necessary rigging), staysail
Sails are original but in very good, serviceable condition - cleaned & evaluated by North Sails 2011
Lazy jacks on main
Harken roller furling staysail and genoa
Harken Batt-car system on main mast
(8) Lewmar ST primaries
Boom brake system
Running backstays
Original standing rigging system but evaluated
4" Spinnaker pole is stored and adjustable on the mast
Inclinometer
Lined mainsail cover
Spare full battened main
Cable cutters
Lewmar Ocean series winches: 56 ST (upgraded), 40ST secondaries (upgraded), 30ST Mainsheet, 40ST Main Halyard (upgraded), 16ST Staysail halyard, 16ST Reefing

Brokers Comments/ Additional Information
Since you've now read the complete specs you don't need me to tell you what an exceptional yacht "Rhapsody" is. She shows "as written" and her best pictures match her "reality". She represents the best Mason 44 currently available under $200k and is sure to please the most discriminating Captain and his Admiral as well. Please allow us the opportunity to introduce "Rhapsody" to you today.

Mason 44 factory manual
All equipment manuals and tech notes
Fresh Brightwork 1/14
Blue hull is in good to very good condition
Good spares inventory for lengthy Bahamas cruising

Exclusions
Personal gear, books, binoculars, tools, artwork


Disclaimer
Owners personal items not listed here are not a part of this sale. The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyers desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
Manufacturer/Model/Designer
- Manufacturer: Mason
- Model: 44 Cutter
 
Dimensions/Weights
- Length: 44' 0"
 
Engines
 
Tankage/Capacity
 
Construction
 
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