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1989 Ta Shing 44' 13.41 m Mason Aft Cockpit Cutter - Brave Heart

  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale
  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale
  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale
  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale
  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale
  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale
  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale
  • Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale

$ 128,000 USD

The Mason 44 will always be a classic, ocean capable, highly regarded cruising sailboat.


Vessel ID# 2799097Last Updated: 05-15-2023 14:38:39

Alan Bernard

Yacht Broker


Update:  December 2022  This boat has been for sale and is now winter stored in Portland, ME. The Owner is selling due to some personal medical issues. His Refit is almost completed, but with winter and a backlog of work that the Yard has, this work will not be completed until Spring 2023. Therefore the Owner, is not showing this boat until the work list / refit is completed. If you are interested and the timing works for you, please call and log in your name. When Spring breaks this boat will be ready to be shown and sold. Thank you for your understanding.

The Mason 44 will always be a classic, ocean capable, highly regarded cruising sailboat.  BRAVE HEART is the cutter rigged, aft cockpit version. The Al Mason series of sailing yachts has a firm reputation for quality, handsome looks and good, safe sea-keeping capabilities.

This model, Hull No. 145, with two heads and two staterooms and aft cockpit appeals to sailors that feel most comfortable with the lower profile and steering from the helm, aft.  These hulls were hand laid to Lloyd's +100A1 specifications.  A user-friendly design with a draft of 6.25' and a mast of approx. 60' off the waterline, the boat is designed for blue-water sailing and also ICW friendly.

Please review the specs and call for an appointment to inspect this Blue-Water boat. 

Also, could be included and negotiated in the sale, is a 5000# mooring in Falmouth Foreside, ME, near the Portland Yacht Club. All ground tackle is in good order. 

Data Sheet

LOA: 43' 11'' (13.39 Meters)

Type: Sail- Used

Year: 1989

Beam: 12' 3''

LWL: 31' 9''

Draft Max: 6' 5''

Cabins: 2

Single Berths: 4

Double Berths: 1

Heads: 2

Maximum Speed: 7.5

Cruise Speed: 6.5

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Bridge Clearance: 61'

Fuel Tank: 160 Gallons (605.67 Liters)

Fresh Water: 205 Gallons (776.01 Liters)

Holding Tank: 20 Gallons (75.71 Liters)

Displacement: 27400

Builder: Ta Shing

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Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JH-HTE
  • Engine Year: 1989
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 66.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

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Brave Heart 44ft Ta Shing Yacht For Sale

44' Mason 1989

Full Details


Updated Listing 2022

BRAVE HEART has completed a large Refit. Yacht is now on a mooring in Maine.  The Listing has a comprehensive list of upgrades and improvements that have been completed on the yacht.

This model, Mason 44 has the two (2) head configuration, & is an aft cockpit design.

This Mason 44 is a high quality cruising yacht designed by Al Mason to cross oceans in comfort and safety. BRAVE HEART is a 1989 cutter-rigged, Yanmar diesel powered sailboat that will provide years of enjoyment to a cruising couple .BRAVE HEART has never been chartered, and has been operated and maintained by a professional boatyard and the Owner. She has received many upgrades and improvements in the last 18 months. Several important features are her roller furling main as well as genoa for easy sail handling; two staterooms, two heads, and a very complete inventory of electronics and equipment. 


Sleeps six in 2 staterooms and main salon. Forward owner?s stateroom has oversized double berth to port. Forward to starboard is a countertop shelf area with multiple louvered door clothes compartments beneath and above. There is large comfortable single settee just aft to starboard with a drawer beneath. A large hanging locker with automatic lighting and camphor wood liner adds to the abundant clothes storage space within the stateroom. Port and starboard overhead lockers outboard with bookshelf. Teak facing on hull surface. Large and small overhead deck hatches with screens. Three screened opening ports. Upholstered foam cushions on berth and seat, 2001. 

Forward head is ensuite the stateroom, with marble countertop around S/S sink, backup freshwater foot pump, overhead screened hatch, and 12V Groco Model K marine toilet with y-valve, rebuilt in 2015. Holding tank with macerator pump or deck pump. 

The main salon has a U-shaped dinette table to port with Navy blue and red piping cushions, and center storage compartment and add-on folding leaf for extra seating. The starboard settee becomes a lower berth with an additional fold-up single upper berth. Seven large compartments are behind the seatbacks on the port and starboard sides. A built-in color TV and DVD player (2006) are in the cabinet to port over the dinette. High intensity reading lights and dome lights throughout. Bulkhead fans and a large, screened deck hatch provide cooling air flow, with additional screened ports for additional ventilation. Bookshelves, liquor cabinet, and additional storage lockers are above the settees. Settee cushions and dining table cushions and pillows were reupholstered in 2004. 

The U-shaped galley is to port with deep, double S/S sink, hot and cold pressure water with foot operated backup fresh and saltwater pumps. Broadwater gimbaled propane S/S stove has 4 burners and oven with broiler. A S/S protective bar with rings for galley strap attachment provides safety underway. 

Large freezer and refrigerator compartments are cooled by Seafrost cold plate refrigeration systems operated by engine power or by an independent AC powered system. New Compressor 2013. Freezer is top-opening, and refrigerator has both top and front door opening. There are three large louvered door storage lockers outboard with wide, deep louvered door storage locker beneath the stove. There is also a large, deep cookware storage locker outboard of the sink, with additional double louvered storage cabinet beneath the galley sinks. An electric propane shutoff switch is in the galley (two propane tanks). A Litton microwave is located in a cabinet over the sinks. 

The navigation station is to starboard with a large lift-top table, with recessed electronics, and a well laid out electrical panel. There is a swingout swivel chair for the navigator. 

Companionway passage is aft of the navigation station, with a large wet hanging locker and teak floor grate and drip pan. A pullout drawer and additional lockers and shelf storage are to the starboard of the companionway. 

Aft head to port, aft the galley, includes one compartment for the S/S sink with hot and cold pressure water, marble countertop, and backup foot operated fresh water pump. The second compartment, separated by a smoke acrylic door, contains the push-button toilet, fold down teak seat and shower, with sump and electric drain pump. Groco toilet factory rebuilt, 2013. 

Aft stateroom to port has an oversized double berth, louvered storage lockers and bookshelf overhead outboard, bureau with mirror and four drawers, additional storage beneath the berth, and large camphor wood lined locker with light. There is a sliding bulkhead door at the entrance to the stateroom.

Upgrades and Improvements

The following List represents the Upgrades & Improvements made to this 44':

2009 Tri-Radial Spinnaker w/sleeve (2013), used 4 times, like new

2009 Leather Spreader Boots

2010 Replaced all Circuit Breakers at Helm Panel

2010 New Boom Vang

2010 Cutlass Bearing replaced

2010 All New Lifelines

2011 New Transmission / Gearbox

2011 Packless Prop Shaft Stuffing Box

2011 Bottom job; Soda Blasted old paint off; New Barrier Coat

2012 Replaced Bow Nav /Running Lights

2013 New Engine Water Supply Seacock

2013 New Wind Instrument

2013 New Depth / Temp / Knot Log

2013 Replaced with New Refrigerator Compressor

2013 Rebuilt Aft Toilet

2013 New Radar

2013 Raymarine E- Series Chart Plotter / Navigation 

2014 Rebuilt Propeller

2015 Rebuilt Forward Toilet & Replaced Forward Macerator

2015 Replace with New Generator

2015 Replace with New Main Engine Starter

August 2022 

Braveheart Improvement List 

*Varnish Topsides teak (work in progress)

Close off former generator exhaust to transom seawater inflow

Rebuild Whale PUMP

Install Bilge high water alarm

Replace hoses throughout (except fresh water system)

Repair leaky port hole on starboard aft

Replace phone antenna

Service, repair, or replace all thru hulls

New flares

New fire extinguishers

New Propane supply

Stabilize fuel filters and raw water strainer

Add safety collar to graphite shaft seal

Install battery terminal protectors

New Battery box for starter battery

*Completely refurbish teak deck

*Refinish cabin sole (area in front of companion ladder a work in progress)

*Clean and polish hull

New shower sump pump

*Remove, inspect, clean, reinstall and re-bed chainplates

New Life Ring

New smoke detector

New carbon monoxide detector

New line cutter and prop shaft anodes

Deck and Hull

Hand laid fiberglass hull laid up to Lloyd's +100A1 specifications. Has 8 full-length fiberglass, foam cored longitudinal stringers.  Transverse fiberglass member reinforcement full length of bilge. Interior of hull has polyurethane, closed cell foam insulation to 18" under the waterline.

Teak tub rail with S/S cap     Epoxy coated bottom: Soda blasted; New barrier coat

Dark blue Awlgripped hull with double white boot stripe. Gold cove stripe.

Deck is molded fiberglass sandwich with silver gray teak decks and internal scuppers.

Lewmar hatches            Pedestal wheel cable steering. Hydraulic Auto-Pilot

Emergency tiller            Custom teak & spruce boom gallows with S/S supports

S/S bow & stern puplits. Double lifelines replaced 2010

Port & Starboard boarding ports or gates.  (2016 New starboard Gate stanchion)

New Dodger cover 2016

S/S ladder on the stern.  S/S mast rail pulpits or "goal posts".

S/S cowl vents with S/S cowl protectors.   S/S opening ports.

45# CQR anchor with 240' chain and a Fortress secondary anchor with rode.

Nilsson V3000 electric Windlass with cockpit & foredeck switches.

Saltwater wash-down pump and fixture on foredeck.

Misc. other gear on board that will convey with sale. GaleRiderDrogue; EPRIB, Crewsaver life-raft, (needs inspection), Lifesling with hoist, Horseshoe buoys, MOB, Dodger, etc.


Deluxe 12V DC and 110V AC systems and Panels and gauges

150 Amp Delco alternator            Battery parallel switch for engine starting

Xantrex 1000w DC/AC Inverter for AC power.        Battery charger

Four 12V interior cabin vans      Low intensity red night floor lighting in cabin

Numerous 110V outlets throughout the vessel.

Circuit breakers replaced at helm station electrical panel.

Note: This boat had a AC Generator.  This owner bought the boat without it. He never replaced it due to his needs and relatively short sailing schedule. It should be noted that all the hook-ups for a generator are installed; therefore a new installation will be much less expensive.


Single Yanmar 66 Hp 4JH-HTE diesel engine, approx. 3000 hrs.

Racor primary fuel filters                   Fuel polishing system

3 blade feathering propeller rebuilt 2014       S/S shaft replaced in 2007

New transmission / Gearbox replaced in 2011  2011 Packless shaft stuffing box

New starter 2015                        2013 New Refrigeration Compressor

Replaced alternator 2015  

New engine raw water intake replaced - new seacock 2013.

2022 All thru-hulls have been serviced or replaced within the last 4 months. With the advice of a marine surveyor, all belts, hoses, etc. have been replaced as needed.

Rebuild Whale PUMP              Install Bilge high water alarm

Replace hoses throughout (except fresh water system)

Stabilize fuel filters and raw water strainer

Add safety collar to graphite shaft seal

Install battery terminal protectors

New Battery box for starter battery

Instruments - Electronics

2013 New Radar             2013 Raymarine E-Series Chart Plotter/ Navigator

Garmin 128 GPS             Two ICOM IC-302 VHF radios

2008 Raytheon S2G Autopilot w/ remote in pod on pedestal.

2013 New Wind Instruments    New Depth, temp and knot log instruments

Kenwood AM/FM/ CD Stereo 2007  Ritchie Compass on S/S binnacle.

Dockside Cable hookup        Copper ground plate for SSB radio

Radar reflector                Insulated backstay for SSB radio antenna 

Rigging - Sails

ProFurl roller reefing/furling systems on headsail & staysail.

Forespar electric internal furling on mainsail system; hand backup system.

S/S Rigging       Double spreader rig w/ spreader lights, foredeck light & nav lights.

Lewmar mainsheet traveler.           Internal halyards and topping lift.

2 extra external halyards.             Running backstays.

Boom vang / break for controlled jibes   2 #55 Primary headsail winches 

2 #43 Secondary winches            One #40 Mainsheet/ outhaul winch

One #24 Staysail halyard winch        One #30 Main halyard winch

One # #30 Headsail halyard winch

New Mainsail 2016          North Furling Genoa 130% 2002

Shore Furling Staysail       Tri-Radial Spinnaker w/sleeve 2013 (used 4x)


Fuel: 160 US Gallons in 2 coated black iron tanks

Water:  205 US Gallons 5 S/S tanks

Holding: (2) 20 Gallon tanks, replaced in 2006 / 2007

Both Groco electric Model K toilets rebuilt 2013 & 2015. Macerator rebuilt 2015.

Two deck fittings for waste pump-outs.  

Two electric pumps for overboard waste-water pump-outs. Two Y valve set-ups.


This Mason 44 represents a good value for a capable cruiser and solid, offshore sailing vessel.  The Owner has not been able to use the boat as anticipated and it has been used sparingly for the last 4 years.  For these reasons, he has decided to sell.

The owner is in process of completing the final work on his punch list. Between him, various service vendors and a boat yard, this boat is now ready for a sale.

Please review the Specs and call if you have questions. There is a large inventory of other items on board, both functional to daily use and many spare parts, etc.

Alan Bernard

For more information about this yacht please contact Alan Bernard
We look forward to working with you!

Alan Bernard

Yacht Broker

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