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1980 Mason 43

  • 43 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Sedgwick, ME, US

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  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - Sailing Newfoundland
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - Sailing Newfoundland
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring
  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - On Mooring




"The Mason 43 is a proven passage-maker with lots of ocean miles to back up this claim. In a blow she heaves to well under staysail and reefed main, lying surprisingly close to the wind." ~ Joe Minick for Cruising World  

     Rising Wind is a proven offshore cruising boat. Her current owners are Cruising Club of America members that have taken good care of this vessel to ensure safe and reliable passage making. With an upgraded engine and years of loving care, this Mason 43 is ready to cruise.


Basic Information

Sedgwick, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Rising Wind
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Dimensions & Weight

43 ft - 13.11 meter
43 ft 9 in - 13.34 meter
12 ft 4 in - 3.76 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 3 in - 1.91 meter
Bridge Clearance:
63 ft - 19.2 meter
Dry Weight:
25000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
7 MPH - 6.08 KTS
600 MI
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
65 (Individual), 65 (combined)
Max Speed:
8 MPH - 6.95 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
104 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
206 gallons - 5 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


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Mason 43
     "The Mason 43 was designed by Al Mason. During his career Mason worked with Carl Alberg, John Alden, Philip Rhodes and Sparkman & Stephens, as well as independently. His take on design is generally traditional , with pleasing proportions and gentle sheer lines. According to PAE's Joe Meglen, the 43 is an "evolution of a successful CCA ocean racer named Sitzmark," which in turn evolved from the Nevins Yawl, Finisterre, and farther back, the New York 32...
     Ta Shing Yacht Building Co. of Tainan, Taiwan, built the molds and the boats for PAE. During a tour of Taiwan boat builders in 1986 we felt that Ta Shing was doing the best work of any Taiwanese-owned and operated yard in the country (the other superior yard at that time was Ted Hood's Little Harbor facility). Ta Shing also has built the Norseman 447 Skye 54, the Babas, Flying Dutchmans and Pandas and its own Tasbiba and Taswell lines....
     The design of the Mason 43, with its long trunk cabin, generous overhangs and full keel, makes no pretenses of modernity. Apt adjectives include traditional, classic, handsome. and according to the ads "timeless.' With its heavy displacement (d/l ratio= 400) and cutter or ketch rig, cruising is clearly its intention." ~ Practical Boat Buying
     "The Mason boats are heavily built with solid fiberglass hulls, balsa-cored decks, and eight longitudinal foam/ fiberglass stringers for added stiffness. Bulkheads are 3/4-inch mahogany plywood bonded to the hull with foam in between to prevent hard spots (the right way to do it). The hull/deck joint of the 43 was... through-bolted, caulked with Thiokol and reinforced with stainless steel flat stock." ~ Practical Boat Buying
  • Hull - hand laid to Lloyds +100 A1 specifications with 10 full length longitudinal stringers
  • Deck - molded fiberglass sandwich core construction with teak overlay
  • Cabin - molded fiberglass sandwich core construction
  • Exterior trim - teak
  • Cockpit sole - teak grate
Hull and Deck Equipment
  • Petit Protect barrier coat ~ 2007
  • White Awlgrip topsides ~ 2004
  • Gold cove stripe
  • Blue boot stripe
  • Red antifouling ACT ablative
     Rising Wind features teak decks with a solid teak toe rail that wraps around the deck. The plastic-coated stainless-steel wire lifelines are supported by stainless steel stanchions that are deck mounted and thru-bolted to stainless steels backing plates. The double wire lifelines have port and starboard gates and attach to the stainless-steel pulpit on the bow and the stainless steel pushpit on the stern.
     Aft deck
  • Custom stainless steel arch/davit
  • (2) Stainless steel 10 1/4' stern cleats thru-bolted to stainless steels backing plates
  • Chrome ventilation cowling
  • Stern chocks inset in the teak toe rail port and starboard
  • Bimini frame with custom hard bimini with (2) 140 watt solar panels and solar regulator at navigation station
  • Pedestal with a custom Edson binnacle and solid wood antique wheel
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Teak cap rail on cockpit coaming
  • High volume bilge pump
  • Maine sheet traveler
     Weather Decks
  • Genoa track on teak toe rail port and starboard
  • Stainless steel midships cleats port and starboard
Coach Roof
  • (2) Teak framed opening deck hatches with acrylic tops (new acrylic ~ 2017)
  • Custom teak butterfly overhead hatch with new gas powered struts and stainless protection cage
  • (14) Opening port lights: (6) port, (6) Starboard, (1) aft and (1) forward
  • Teak handrails port and starboard
  • Covers for hatches and handrails (see Soft Goods)
  • (5) Teak framed dorade boxes with smoked acrylic tops and stainless steel cowls with covers (see Soft Goods)
  • Stainless steel frame for dodger with dodger (see Soft Goods)
  • Stainless steel pulpits at base of mast port and starboard
     Fore Deck
  • Ideal 3 oversized vertical electrical windlass with foot switch and remote switch at helm
  • Stainless steel bow cleats port and starboard
  • Bow chocks inset in the teak toe rail port and starboard
  • Wash-down salt water Parr pump and fitting
  • Stainless steel bow fitting with single bow roller
Spars and Rigging
  • Stearns painted aluminum mast
  • Stearnsr painted aluminum boom
  • Alum spar double spreader 
  • LED spreader lights
  • Foredeck and bow lights
  • Stainless chainplates ~ pulled for inspection winter 2012
  • Nav-Tec stainless steel and bronze turnbuckles and toggles
  • Sta-lock terminals backstay for SSB antenna
  • Complete running rigging
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Shaefer 08 series blocks
  • Main sheet traveler – stops and double roller bearing
  • Genoa track – stops and lead blocks
  • Garhauer tensioner to adjust tracks while loaded
  • Storm sail track
  • (2) Barrient 32’s two speed self-tailing primary winches
  • (2) Anderson 46ST’s two speed self tailing secondary winches
  • (2) Barrient 22 two speed self tailing furling winches
     On Mast
  • Anderson 40ST two speed self tailing mainsail winch
  • Anderson 40ST two speed self tailing genoa/jib halyard winch
  • Barlow 20 stay sail winch  
     On Boom
  • (2) Lewmar 14 two speed self tailing  
     On Deck
  • Schaeffer 2100 staysail furling drum with double track ~ 2004
  • Schaeffer 3100 genoa furling drum with double track ~ 2006
  • Additional set of Schaeffer preventer blocks
  • Northstar 6100i chart plotter, radar overlay, Sirius Wx and depth
  • Simrad AP22 rotary drive auto pilot
  • Raymarine rotary SmartPilot X-5 auto pilot 
  • Furuno GP-33 multi function display with plotter
  • Danforth Constellation marine compass
  • ICom Commandmic III
  • ICom IC-M422 marine VHF
  • Raymarine ST60 speed
  • Raymarine ST60 depth
  • Raymarine ST60 wind
  • Raymarine ST60 ch wind
  • Perkins engine display with tach, hour meter, temperature and oil pressure
     Transome Arch
  • Raymarine wind instruments
  • Furuno GPS antennae
  • Simrad AIS AI50
  • Northstar antenna
  • Furuno Navtech
  • Northstar radar dome
  • Raytheon 40X radar dome
  • Windex
  • ACR CA1 AIS antenea on mast head through splitter
  • VHF antenna - Vespar splitter
     Aft Cabin
  • ICom IC-422 marine VHF
     Navigation Station
  • Raymarine E97 Hybridtouch chart plotter
  • ACR CA1 AIS display
  • ICom IC-M802 single side band radio
  • ICom IC-M604 Marine VHF with hailer/foghorn
  • Raymarine multi display
Mechanical System
  • Perkins England TPL No. M65  Serial # UA30413U870869L 65 HP 4 cyl diesel  conventional aspirated ~ 2007 
  • Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmission ~ 2010 with Evolution bearing Serial 11538
  • Speed: max 7-8 knots, seawater cooled;  regularly cruise 6 knots
  • New engine panel, new Groco seacock and water filter ~2007
  • Par Blower ~ 1991
  • Racor fuel filters two primaries available 500 MA ~ 2002, 500 MA ~ 2007
  • Shaft seal PYI ~ 2007
  • Mercury propeller 19R13m - ashore ~ 2016
  • H&H propeller: 20R14  3 blade bronze – spare prop.ashore ~ 2007
  • Michigan propeller 19R13 Sailer 3 blade bronze, razor cutter installed ~ 2016
  • Edson steering pedestal and quadrant cables installed ~ 2020 
  • Secondary quadrant for autopilot ~ checked 2020
Water System
  • Isotherm stainless steel water heater ~ 2000
  • Henderson MKV manual bilge pump ~ rebuilt 2005
  • Automatic bilge pump Rule ~ 2002
  • 4000 GPH bilge pump ~ 2013  
  • High water alarm ~ replaced 2007
  • Johnson Viking bilge pump (2015) - Par bilge pump 36600 (2011) to rebuild  as spare
  • Seacock added to separate bilge from galley seacock
  • Par water system pump 36800 ~ 2016
  • Replacement pump Johnson Aqua jet
  • Water filter
  • Jabsco Pressure accumulator
  • Par washdown pump (under forward port bunk) 36950 series 
  • Wilcox Crittenden Skipper marine toilet ~ rebuild 2015
  • Shower faucets and lavatory faucets replaced, replumbed ~ 2012
  • Galley faucet and sink drain ~ replaced 2016
  • Galley salt water pump ~ replaced 2016
  • Doyle mainsail
  • Maine Sailing Partners staysail ~ new 2000 and new sunscreen 2016
  • Maine Sailing Partners gennoa ~ new 2003 and new sunscreen 2016
  • Doyle asymmetrical in excellent condition ~ 2011
  • 150% Drifter
  • Storm tri-sail like new ~ original
  • Backup staysail
  • Backup 130% genoa
Soft Goods
  • Doyle stack-pack cover - linen ~ 2012
  • Binnacle and wheel cover - linen
  • Wheel cover - linen
  • (2) Deck hatch covers - linen
  • Butterfly hatch cover solid - linen
  • Butterfly hatch cover with clears - linen
  • Hand rail covers - linen
  • Dodger over companionway - linen
  • Salon dinette fitted cushions
  • Salon settee fitted cushions 
  • Bosun's berth cushion
  • Forward cabin mattress 
  • Forward cabin single settee
  • Quarter berth in aft cabin 
  • Double berth in aft cabin 
     "Interior construction and furniture is excellent. Tank mounts, floors, frames, bulkheads and the engine mounts all are heavy to the point of robustness." ~ Blue Water Sailing
     Stepping down the companionway from the large cockpit you enter the spacious, well lit, and luxurious interior of Rising Wind. Her wood work is clean and well maintained. She is spacious and well laid out for cruising. To port of the companion way is the wrap around galley with wood counter tops and plenty of storage. This area also features:
  • Over head lights
  • Opening port light with screens
  • Ventilation with dorade style vents
  • Marinco solar vents aft and forward
  • Locker storage above counters forward, aft and outboard
  • Built in teak cup rack
  • Double basin sink with dual pressurized hot/cold fresh water mixing head controls
  • Manual salt water pump
  • Force-10 3-burner propane stove with oven ~ 2012
  • 2 Propane tanks stored in vented propane locker aft
  • Marinetic propane control system with CO detector ~ 2019
  • Stainless steel safety bar with twin d-rings inboard of stove with belt
  • Frigoboat Capri 50F refrigeration with air cooled compressor and evaporator ~ 2011
  • Drawer and locker storage below counters
  • AcuHeat marine heater (bottom of cabin stairs) bus heater, electric fan
     Moving forward on the port side of the boat is the wrap around dinning table that drops down into a double berth. Also featured in this area:
  • Large overhead opening butterfly hatch with built in screens
  • Teak hand rail overhead
  • Overhead lighting
  • (2) Opening port lights port and starboard
  • (2) Kerosene lamps with chimney and cover
  • (1) Weems and Plath kerosene lamp
  • Force 10 Cabin heater forward main cabin near mast
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Locker and shelf storage outboard above seating to port
     Continuing forward on the port side you enter the head with walk in stall shower.
     Stall Shower
  • Shower curtain over head
  • Vent over shower
  • Shower wand with flexible hose and dual pressurized hot/cold fresh water mixing controls
  • Teak tower rack/hand rail
  • Soap tray
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Teak bench in shower
  • Teak grate over shower sump
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Opening port light
  • Large medicine cabinet with mirror face above sink
  • Towel rack
  • 110-Volt outlets 
  • Single basin sink with dual pressurized hot/cold fresh water mixing head controls
  • Marble counter
  • Storage locker outboard above head
  • Wlcox Skipper manual marine head
  • Locker storage below sink
     Just forward of the head is Rising Winds forward cabin with a Pullman style bunk and single settee offset to the starboard side of the bunk. Well lit with tons of storage this area features:
  • Bi-fold teak entry door
  • Large overhead opening deck hatch with built in screens
  • Port lights port, starboard and forward
  • Reading lights port and starboard
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Shelf storage outboard port and starboard above bunks
  • Access to chain locker forward
  • Credenza with locker above counter top and drawer and locker storage below
  • Hanging locker outboard to starboard
  • Drawer and locker storage below bunk
      Returning to the salon from the forward cabin on the starboard side of the boat the sheer volume of storage that Rising Wind has becomes obvious with the large wardrobe locker with double doors followed by a credenza with locker storage above counter and drawer and locker storage below counter. Adding to this:
  • Teak hand rail overhead
  • (3) Opening port lights
  • Shelf storage outboard
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Reading light forward
  • Bosun's berth
  • Storage below settee
  • Hanging locker aft of the settee
     On the aft side of the hanging locker, out board, is the aft facing navigation station that offers great access to the cockpit in a secure and protected location:
  • Opening port light
  • Overhead Alpenglow lighting
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Electric panel (see electrical)
  • Top loading chart table
  • Storage above and outboard navigation seat
  • Battery switch below navigation seat
     Just inboard of the navigation station is the teak stairs to the cockpit with stainless teak hand rails and treads for safe passage up and down the companionway steps. Moving inboard and continuing aft you enter spacious aft cabin with:
  • Overhead opening deck hatch with built in screens
  • Overhead Alpenglow lighting
  • (3) Opening port lights
  • Vent overhead
  • Overhead locker
  • Weems and Plath kerosene lamp with chimney and top
  • Reading lights port and starboard on forward bulkhead
  • Large storage locker with double door access center aft
  • Cubby and locker storage outboard port and starboard
  • Quarter berth to starboard
  • Double berth to port
  • Drawer and locker storage below bunks
Electrical System
     12-Volt DC System
  • Blue Seas Systems 12-volt distribution panel with volt and amp meter ~ 2013
  • Ocean Industries 12-volt distribution panel with volt and amp meter
  • Civic solar panels on bimini 280 watt with charge controller ~ 2012
  • Main Guest switch
  • 8D battery ~ 2016
  • 8D  battery ~ 2020
  • Additional battery switch
  • 2 Marine batteries size 31 ~ 2015
  • Fresh water pump
  • Bilge pumps
  • Sump pump
  • Windlass
  • Refrigeration
  • Electronics
  • Lights
  • Engine blowers
     120-Volt AC System
  • Ocean Industries distribution panel with reverse polarity, volt meter and amp meter
  • Weatherproof ship to shore receptacle
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • 3 Bank battery charger
  • Galaxy 2000 inverter with small inverter in nav station near electrical panel 
  • (1) ProMariner Dura-30 inverter/battery charger
  • Steel fuel tanks, triangular under stern bunks. Capacity approx 110 gal.  cleaned inside and coated, corrosealed and exterior  painted as much as feasible ~ 2015
  • Stainless steel water tanks (5) under seating in main cabin. Capacity approx 250 gallons
  • Centroid fuel level sensors ~ replaced 2015
Anchors and Windlass
  • 80# Canadian CQR type plow with addition of 40 lb. lead; 250 ft. ACCO Sched 40 chain with a  link to approx. 150 of older chain ~ 2004
  • 60#  Danforth, Hi Tensile, storm anchor  300 ft. ¾ nylon rode 40 ft. 3/8  ACCO chain 
  • 22#  Danforth, Hi Tensile, stern mounted, 100 ft. 9/16 nylon braid.
  • Ideal windlass, electric Model V3C with remote ~ rebuilt 2016

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  • Mason 43 - Rising Wind - Walkthrough



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