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1981 Mason 43

$124,900 USD

  • $124,900 USD
  • Emmett Cregan
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cutter Sailboats
  • 1981
  • Mason
  • 43
  • Sister Bay, Wisconsin, US
  • Sail
  • 43ft / 13.11 m
  • 12ft 3in / 3.73 m
  • Yanmar
  • 4jh3-te
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 1969-12-31
  • 2016-07-19
  • 2266547

Solitude was purchased in Annapolis and moved to Sister Bay Wisconsin in 2002 where she has been sailed about 4 months out of the season on the Bay of Green Bay and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and always stored in a heated building during the off season.

She is a fine sailor and virtually all systems have been refurbished. The hull is Awlgrip flag blue. The in boom furling system and power halyard winch has eased deck work. Both head sails are on furlers though the original removable baby stay is available should one prefer a handed on stay sail. The engine has less than 600 hours and has been totally reliable.


Beginning forward is the guest cabin with a large V-berth, drawer storage under berth and a hanging locker to starboard.

Next aft to port is the head with a separate stall shower, marine toilet, vanity with sink, mirror, drawer and locker storage. Opposite to starboard are additional drawers and a hanging locker.

Amidship is the main saloon with a large U-shaped settee a hi - low table to port and a straight settee opposite to starboard with a pilotberth above. There is stowage under and above both settees.

Access to both the engine and bilge is in under cabin sole.

The U-shaped galley is to port and is equipped with a stainless steel propane stove and oven, two stainless steel sinks, refrigerator/freezer, and plenty of storage. 

Stainless steel tanks hold 200 gallons of fresh water and two water heaters provide ample hot water for the galley and head. The pressure water system is backed up with fresh water foot pump in the galley and head as well.

Storage is good, with four hanging lockers, including a wet locker at the bottom of the companionway stairs.

The owners cabin is aft  and has a full bulkhead at the head of both berths. A double berth is to port and single berth to starboard with a hanging locker between. There is storage under and shelving outboard of both berths.

At the base of the off centered companionway steps, tucked in to starboard is the aft facing navagation station with a chart table, seat, drawer storage, shelving and the installed electronics.

A teak and holly cabin sole run throughout and the interior joinery is hand rubbed teak in satin varnish finish.There are 3 large opening hatches with screens, 13 opening bronze ports with screens, deck prisms and 5 dorade cowl ventilators.


Navigational Equipment

  • RC530CRC Raymarine GPS/Chartplotter at Nav Station
  • Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot
  •  RL70CHB Raymarine 7" LCD Radar/Plotter at helm
  • 2kw 18" Raytheon Radar
  •  Data- Raymarine ST60+ Graphic (depth,speed,log,wind)
  •  VHF radio-Icom HM-127W Command Mic
  • Instrument repeater at helm and nav station
  • Compass


  • Heart Freedom 10 series 50 amp 110 volt AC to 12 volt DC charger
  • Heart Interface Link 2000R monitor system
  • Marinco 30 amp /125 volt shore power
  • Marine Air CSD16K 16,000 BTU air conditioner /reverse heat
  • Atwood Hot Water Heater
  • Grunert Refrigeration with two holdover plates

Hull & Deck

  • Maxwell Windlass
  • Spade 67# anchor w/300' chain  

  • Danforth 27# anchor w/ 250' rode 

  • Side stanchions w/lifelines & double gates

  • Groco washdown system

  • Dodger - Bimini
  •  Fenders and lines

  • Navigation lights

  • Foredeck light

  •  Seacocks and thru-hulls are bonded

  •  Horseshoe life ring

  •  Lifesling (overboard rescue system)

Sails & Rigging

  • Cutter rigged

  •  Power Halyard winch for Leisurefurl system and Headsails

  • Profurl Staysail and Genoa Furlers

  • Stay sail on Furler
  • Doyle 130% Genoa
  • Asymmetrical Spinaker and Chute
  • Leisure Furl Boom System with solid vang
  •  North Main Sail Fully battened  

  •  Lewmar ST53 primary winches

  •  Aluminum keel stepped mast



Engine & Mechanical Equipment

  • 75 HP Yanmar Turbo Diesel Engine Approx 600 hrs

  •  Borg Warner Velvet Drive Transmission

  •  PSS Dripless Shaft Seal

  •  Hydraulic Automatic Shaft Brake

  •  Side Power Bow Thruster 10 HP

  • 18" Max Prop
  • Avon 310 RIB
  • Evinrude 2.5 HP Outboard Motor


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By YACHT WORKS, INC. - Sister Bay

PO Box 199 10967 North Bay Shore Drive
Sister Bay, Wisconsin, 54234