Mason sailboats have always brought out the romantic adventurer in sailors. Because of their sheer beauty, and because they are built to sail around the world, Masons appeal not only to those with an appreciation of fine, traditional lines, but also to those with ambitious cruising plans. This combination of high aesthetic values and offshore capabilities has been tremendously successful; over 200 Masons have been built to date. It’s hard to think of any sailboat that has more circumnavigations under its keel than Mason. One Mason 44 has been around the world three times. A Mason 53, already around the globe five times, is reportedly on her sixth circumnavigation. Developed and built by Pacific Asian Enterprise (P.A.E.), which has also developed the successful line of Nordhavn offshore power vessels, Masons are synonymous with beautiful, handcrafted interiors, impeccable gelcoat, and meticulously finished stainless-steel hardware. Their beauty is furthor demonstrated by how well they sail on and off the wind. Maximizing sailing performance right up to the point of not sacrificing cruising comfort, they represent a remarkable value in today’s market, along with a high resale value. Because each Mason is an individual reflection of her new owner, they are sold one at a time directly by those who are responsible for building them.

The above excerpt is from the Nordhaven website.

I have just today become acquainted with the Mason line of sailboats and I gotta say I am in lust! If you notice there is a beauty sitting in the much acclaimed “Boatdejour” spot to the left. What a beauty! If I were to come into some money tomorrow there is a very good chance I would be calling a broker. As a certain Mr. Tilllerman used to be fond of saying, “OMG!” I don’t know if there are still any readers left of the once popular Boat de Jour, but if you have any experience with these beauties I would love to hear about it.

Feast your eyes on these!

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