1988 Mason 44

  • 44 ft
  • Cutter
  • Portsmouth, RI, US

Yacht price :

  • At Mooring
  • Salon
  • Perfect Dorades
  • Teak Decks in good shape
  • Starboard Cockpit
  • Cockpit
  • Portside Cockpit
  • Raymarine ST60's
  • Ritchie Globemaster
  • 1988 Mason 44


  Journey is one of the nicest Mason's I have been aboard. She has been continually upgraded throughout her life with three owners. The most recent owners have prepared her for extended cruising. Over the last 4 years Journey has been Yard maintained and has been stored indoors during the last four winters. All exterior varnish is in above average condition. The owner has either replaced or re-built much of the major systems as to prepare her for long distance cruising.This is a "must see" Mason 44!

All photos and video shot in August 2013

Owner is open offers!



Basic Information

Portsmouth, RI, US
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Al Mason
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

44 ft - 13.41 meter
43 ft 11 in - 13.39 meter
12 ft 3 in - 3.73 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
59 ft - 17.98 meter
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
55 (Individual), 55 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
160 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
205 gallons - 5 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
Crew Berths:
Crew Sleeps:
Crew Heads:



Recent Upgrades and Improvements


Awlgrip -flag blue

Dodger and bimini (toast color) - Excellent Condition with both Sunbrella and EisenGlass connectors.

New interior upholstery - New Condition

New cockpit cushions - New condition


Awlgrip mast and boom (matterhorn white)

7/16 AracomT halyard

1/2 inch StaSet halyard

3/8 inch AracomT halyard

3/8 T100 halyard

Echomaster radar reflector

Raymarine C140w chartplotter/radar mounted at helm

Raymarine radome mounted on SS stern pole

Raymarine ST60 apparent wind/windspeed

Running light bulbs replaced with LED's

Custom SS Swim Ladder

Custom covers for Dorade boxes and Hatch covers


Rebuild Yanmar (DePaul Diesel)

Rebuild transmission

New SS shaft

New dripless stuffung box

North 130% Norlam headsail

Bottom stripped, barrier coat, bottom paint (Micron) 

House batteries replaced


New Teak cockpit seats

New Engine start battery

New Topping lift 


  Entering the cabin via the teak companionway offset to port you will find the owners aft stateroom. This cabin contains large double berth, book shelf, dresser with multiple drawers and Vanity. To starboard of the companionway there is a hanging locker for Foul Weather gear. At the base of the companionway there is a grated teak floor to collect water and debris.

  Moving forward there is the navigators station to starboard. Outboard facing with lockable Navigators Seat. There is plenty of room to work on proper paper charts as well todays electronics. Some of the electronics installed are inoperable as they have been superseded by the new Raymarine C140 on deck. To your right, when seated, is an extensive electrical panel.

  Directly across from the Nav Station is the outstanding galley. It is perfect for either offshore cooking or the "at mooring gourmet". A double deep sink is positioned close to the centerline with tremendous storage both under, above and outboard. Outboard there is a Force 10 Stainless Steel three burner, with oven. The Aft portion of the Galley contains the Sea Frost top and bottom loading refrigerator/freezer, microwave and additional storage.

  Forward of the galley is the handsome U-shaped salon with bookshelves and cabinets outboard. There is an adjustable height teak dining table. Across from the dinette table is the starboard settee that pulls out to make a double as well as a second Pilot Beth above. Storage abounds in this boat. Every space that can be used, is used. Bookshelves, cabinets and lockers are properly placed. There is storage behind all the seat backs.

  Continuing forward of the main salon are hanging lockers to starboard and large head with separate shower stall to port.

  As you enter the private V-Berth stateroom you find a very comfortable and complete cabin. Again plenty of storage of all types. Bookshelves, cabinets, drawers and locker. There is plenty of lighting and ventilation ensuring a comfortable night. At the foot of the V-Berth is a teak door allowing access to the chain locker


  The intelligent design of the galley not only provide all the space a yacht of this size needs for refrigeration, cooking and storage. It also affords a safe environment for preparing meals while sailing offshore.

  Examples: A safety bar with cook strap hooks mounted in front of the gimbaled stove. Stainless steel surfaces and overheads surrounding the range. Stainless steel sink is oversized and deep. Proper fiddles on all counter tops. Great ventilation via opening portlights, overhead hatches and a Dorade vent for foul weather ventilation.

  • Force 10 propane stainless steel three burner stove and oven/broiler, gimbaled:
  • two 13 # propane tanks in vented outside locker, regulated, safety solenoid:
  • Sea Frost holding plate system. Engine & 120 VAC driven compressor (new 2003):
  • Oversized refrigerator & freezer boxes. The Fridge is both top and front loading:
  • Microwave oven:
  • Deep stainless steel sink with flush fitted covering board;
  • Pressure hot and cold fresh water:
  • Optional over-sink dish locker:

Electronics and Navigation
  • Installed at the helm:
  • Richie Globemastercompass with Stainless steel binnacle and hood:
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind direction and Speed
  • Raymarine ST60 Tri-Data
  • Raymarine C140 plotter with Radar
  • Simrad AP20 Autopilot Linked to C140 Plotter (2001):
  • Installed at nav station:
  • Icom M800 SSB radio:
  • Icom 100 VHF radio:
  • Trimble Navtrac GPS - Inop:
  • Furuno 24 mi Radar- Replaced with C140 at helm:
  • Sony AM/FM w/cassette stereo:
  • Sony CD player w/10 dis cartridge:
  • Stereo speakers in salon and cockpit:

Engine and Generator

Yanmar model 4JHTE 4 cylinder turbo charged 55 hp @ 3600 rpms: This engine was completely rebuilt in 2011. The Kanzaki model KBW20 2.6:1 Marine transmission was also rebuilt at the same time.: The engine has less than 150 hours since major rebuild.

Racor primary fuel filter/water separator: Yanmar secondary fuel filter: Fresh water cooling:  Morse double cable engine controls: 12 volt engine room blower: Engine control panel in cockpit with tach,oil pressure water temp, volt and hour meters: 1 1/4" S/S prop shaft (new 2011): Maxprop 18' 3 blade (new 2001): Two diesel tanks cleaned (2003):

Genset 25 hours


  Master electrical distribution panel in navigation station with master circuit breakers for the 120 vac and 12vdc systems:

Westerbeke  7.8Kw diesel gen set - new in 2010 w/ 25 hours:

Air conditioning thru out the vessel:

  • 50 amp 125/250 vac shore power service with (1) 50 amp and (2) 30 amp cables and pigtails:
  • Panel meters for monitoring voltage and amps:
  • Link monitoring system on house batteries (new 2001):
  • TrueCharge 40 amp 3 bank battery charger (2000):
  • (3)Group 31 deep cycle house batteries - New 2012:
  • Group 27 engine starting battery - New 2013
  • Group 24 generator starting battery:
  • Conitinuous copper ships bonding system:


Double lifelines(new 1999):
Stainless steel stemhead with double anchor rollers:
Double bow railings and stern railings with new integrated Swim Ladder:

Mast Pulpits:
Port and starboard boarding gates:
Deck prisms:

  • Two Vetus deck vents:
  • Six S/S Dorade vents with SS line guards - Refurbished and new covers 2010:
  • Two mast railings:
  • Six aluminum deck hatches:
  • Nine s/s port lights with screens:
  • Screens for all hatches and port lights:
  • Over -boom awning:
  • Stainless steel radar mast:
  • Stainless steel folding dingy davits:
  • Salt water washdown system:
  • Teak decks in good condition:
  • CQR 45 lbs. Anchor with 300' 5/8" chain :
  • Bruce 20KG anchor with 5/16" chain and rode:
  • Maxwell electric windless with remote:
  • Edson steering pedestal with instrument pods:
  • 34" leather wrapped destroyer wheel:
  • Teak cockpit floor grates:
  • Cockpit cushions:(new 2009Like new condition):
  • Cockpit dodger (new 2009):
  • Bimini top with Sunbrella insert and Eisenglass instert to dodger (new 2009):

Sails and Rigging

Journey is cutter rigged with the inner forestay fitted with a hyfield lever allowing the stay to be quickly de-rigged and secured in a custom tie-down along starboardside the mast. Rigging the inner forestay allows for hanking on the staysail with a deeply reefed mainsail for heavy airs. In big blows,she can be taken down to storm jib and storm trysail. The double speader mast is keel stepped,and strongly rigged with upper ,intermediary, and doublelower shouds,plus running backstays for use in heavy going.

Forespar aluminum mast and boom (repainted 2010):
Storm try sail track:
Pro furling roller furling head stay:
Hydraulic back stay adjuster (rebuilt 2010:
Insulated back stay for SSB antenna:
Mainsheet traveler:
Lazy jack system with Doyle Stack Pack main cover:
Internal halyards:
Internal outhaul:
Internal reefing lines w/ sheet stoppers: Three mast mounted deck lights:

  • Mainsail with two reef points and full battens - Fair to Good Condition:
  • 110% R/F yankee jib w/UV cover - Sobstad - New Condition:
  • 130% R/F genoa w/UV cover - North - Excellent Condition (2010) :
  • 130% Jib Original
  • Staysail Sobstad - Excellent condition:
  • Storm Trysail - Schurr - New Condition:
  • Storm Jib - Schurr - New Condition:
  • Cruising Spinnaker pole-less,blue and white - North - Excellent Condition:
  • All winches are Lewmar self tailing,re chromed in 2000:
  • two Lewmar 55 STC primary:
  • Two lewmar 42 STC seconary:
  • Lewmar 40 STC mainsheet:
  • Three lewmar 40 STC halyards:
  • Lewmar 30 STC reefing:
  • Two single lewmar winch handles:
  • One double lewmar winch handle:

Additional Items
  • Drogue sea anchor:
  • Leecloths and leeboards for berths:
  • Screens and privacy curtains for all hatches and ports:
  • Stainless Steel and teak folding swim ladder;
  • Numerous spare parts:
  • Outboard motor braket on stern rail:
  • Windex masthead wind indicator:
  • Oil and waste placards:
  • Two snatch blocks:
  • henderson manual bilge pumpin cockpit:
  • Par auto bilge pump:
  • USCG required safty equipment:
  • Dock lines and fenders:
  • Exclusions:
  • Dinner ware:
  • Clothing:
  • Personal effects:

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 the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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