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Mason ketch, 53' 6", 1984, Aransas Pass, Texas, $169,000, Price reduced 12/18/22 to $144,000

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Mason ketch, 53' 6", 1984 sailboat for sale

  • Beam: 14;10”
  • Draft:7 ft
  • 124 HP Yanmar Diesel (low hours)
  • Water Maker
  • 180 Gl Fuel
  • 300 Gl water
  • Location: Aransas Pass, Tx

  • A production 53 fiberglass composite staysail ketch rigged auxiliary sailboat.
  • Center cockpit with pedestal wheel steering, teak-capped coamings, teak-planked seating, and canvas dodger. Raked bow with stainless steel anchor roller.
  • Traditional pinched transom with long-overhang. White hullsides with dark blue boot stripe and gold cove stripe.
  • Tan non-skid decks with varnished teak toe-rail, (4) In-deck prisms, stainless steel stanchions with stainless steel wire lifelines, and large fore deck fiberglass focsle hatch.
  • White trunk cabin with tan non-skid top, (5) aluminum hatches, (12) aluminum or stainless steel opening ports, teak eyebrow and teak hand-rails.
  • Inboard turbocharged diesel auxiliary engine with conventional direct drive shaft. Single 120240VAC diesel generator.
  • Masthead staysail ketch rig with painted aluminum spars and solid stainless steel rod standing rigging.
  • Hood in-mast roller furling at mainsail and mizzen roller furling genoa and conventional hank-on staysail.

    Four cabin accommodations:

  • Enter the salon via the cockpit companionway ladder. The nav station and washing locker (formerly a day head) are immediately to starboard. Moving forward into the salon, a foreaft dinette with adjustable table is to port. A settee is to starboard.
  • The main engine and generator are below the salon sole.
  • Moving forward, port and starboard guest cabins with upper lower single berths are forward.
  • Continue forward through the cabins, and into the shared private head.
  • Continue forward through the head and into the focsle, with a convertible V- berth in the bow section.
  • Moving aft through the salon, the galley is to port, as a walk-through to the owners aft cabin. The owner cabin has a double berth to starboard, and single berth to port.
  • A private en-suite head is forward to starboard.
  • Current owner purchased the vessel in 2012 at Annapolis, MD Ex: Water Music Sailed the vessel to Texas and has used sparingly for day-sails


  • New fuel tanks 2015
  • New dinghy and engine 2015
  • Removed port aft water tank - did not replace
  • 2004 New roller furling genoa
  • 2003 Spars were painted
  • 2003 New mainsail
  • 2002 New rod standing rigging
  • 2002 New Yanmar engine
  • 2000 New generator
  • BOTTOM PAINT: 2018 - No history of blisters
  • Stove Force 10 LPG three burner with ovenbroiler
  • Fuel Tank (2) Painted steel upright cylinders
  • Tank Location Inside aft deck dedicated recessed in-deck locker
  • Tank Shut-off Valve OPD type manual valve at each tank, and 12VDC remote controlled solenoid
  • Tank Plumbing Copper tubing, and approved neoprene hose
  • Refrigeration Topside loading iceboxes with Frigomatic 12VDC Keel-Cooled refrigeration
  • Sink Twin stainless steel sinks with Formica laminate countertops
  • Sink Drain Sinks drain overboard below the waterline via a large seacock below the aft cabin sole
  • Appliances Panasonic microwave oven - good condition, functioned properly

  • Make Model Yanmar 4LHA-HTP turbocharged
  • Horsepower - Continuous 124Hp (91.2 kw) at 3100 rpm
  • Maximum 160Hp (118 kw) at 3300 rpm
  • Year Installed Reported new 2002
  • Re-build History None reported
  • Hours 960.3 at start - 963.6 at conclusion
  • Number of Cylinders Four cylinders
  • Controls Two-handle mechanical controls with jacketed stainless steel
  • Morse cables - functioned properly
  • Gauges Yanmar cockpit control panel with tachometer, oil pressure, temperature gauges - functioned properly
  • Warning Alarms Audible and visual alarms functioned properly at start-up
  • Fluid Levels Engine oil and coolant transmission oil - all at full levels
  • Cooling System Closed system: Fresh water cooled with sea-water heat exchanger - functioned properly
  • Sea Water Intake 1 2 Bronze ball-valve with bronze in-line strainer (below galley sole) - good condition, functioned properly
  • Mounts Yanmar steelneoprene isolation flex mounts on fiberglass beds - fairly good condition
  • Belts Hoses good condition
  • Exhaust System Turbocharged with a wet exhaust system through a cast-iron sea water-injected elbow and fiberglass water-lift muffler with raised anti-siphon loop and overboard discharge at the stern counter - good condition,
  • Voltage AC 120VAC shore power and ships diesel generator
  • Shore Power System
  • (2) 125V 50 amp service with marine cords - good condition
  • Voltage DC 12VDC ships batteries negative ground
  • 120 Volt Outlets All functioned properly with correct polarity GFCI type at galley sinks and aft head
  • Wiring Stranded copper wire -
  • Batteries - (1) Napa Commercial 12V sealed leadacid #31, rated 950
  • CCA (engine starting) - below salon starboard settee
  • (4) Trojan Motive 6V wet leadacid #T-105, rated 225Ah each (wired as a single 12V house bank) - below starboard guest cabin berth
  • (1) Napa 12V sealed lead acid #317236, rated 925 CCA (generator starting) - in bilge immediately aft of the generator
  • Battery Charger Xantrex TrueCharge2 12V 40 amp output (at nav station) -

    In 2010 Brokerage had it listed at 349K. This Bluewater vessel has been maintained professionally. A REAL BARGAIN now For Sale By Owner @ 169K.

  • Contact us here for direct purchase w owner.
  • A 6 month old Survey is available upon request to serious buyers only. Survey Valuation is at 175K.
  • Nearest Airport is Corpus Christi.
  • t would be my pleasure to host you onboard!

  • $144,000
  • Location: Aransas Pass, Tx

    Email Daniel at

  • or phone 806.787.0012
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