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Mason 54
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
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Review Date: Thu September 10, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


The Mason 54 was designed by Al Mason. So far, 11 have been built since 1988. We have hull #6. There are aft cabin and center cockpit versions. Ours is center cockpit and cutter rigged. Basic specs are as follows:

LOA: 53'6" Beam: 14'10" Draft: 6'8" Displace: 43500#

In our case, main winches are hydraulic. Also, main, headsail, vang and backstay are also hydraulic. Steering is hydraulic as well. Decks are all teak.

Down below, the layout is outstanding. To starboard after companionway is nav station with large swivel chair. To port is main salon. Across from salon is settee that converts to upper and lower bunk. Forward on port side is sink, shower and head. To starboard is large cabinet area. We have combo washer/dryer here and watermaker. Further forward is vee berth. Aft of main salon on port side is large galley area. On one side is sink and large storage area. On opposite side is refrig/freezer/stove. Further aft is main stateroom with queen size bed. On starboard side is main head/sink and separate shower.

The boat is tender and sails well, even in lighter winds, despite displacement. Shortening sail is easy with hydraulic roller furling. Keeping heel angle around 15 degrees gives very good performance. Boat handles well under power. But, for those used to mechanical steering systems, it takes time to get used to hydraulic steering.

Overall, she's a beautiful boat and highly recommended.
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