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Moxie43' Mason 43 1982

$ 114,000

"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  

 Moxie is a well-equipped Bluewater sailing vessel ready and set up for family adventures. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by East Coast Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 114,000
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  • Location:

    Rockland, Maine, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 43 ft 10 in
  • Display Length: 43 ft
  • Beam: 12' 3"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 100 gals
  • Engine Details: Perkins M65
  • Engine 1: 2007 65.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

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

Moxie Improvements


  • New transmission clutch plate
  • Bright work
  • Cabin top paint
  • Hull Paint
  • new LED deck lights


  • (3) new 130 ah AGM House batteries
  • New Balmar alternator replaced in 2021 with 2010 spare
  • New starter for engine
  • New HT Anchor Chain 5/16" 275'
  • Bottom paint
  • New bilge float switch
  • New flares
  • New watermaker RO filter, pressure gauge, pump rebuild kit, filters, service watermaker. 
  • New interior decorative pillows, bedding and kitchenware


  • New fire extinguishers
  • Detailed boat interior


  • Recharge and service fridge and freezer
  • (5) Sprinter Exide AGM 130amp hr (650 total amp hr) house batteries
  • New battery cables and terminals
  • Replaced Balmar controller
  • New Maxwell Anchor windlass VRC1500
  • Soundproofing material for engine compartment
  • Repair Stanchion 2 sb posts
  • Deep clean of boat interior and exterior
  • Bright work, doors and hatches sanded to bare wood then varnished
  • New smoke & carbon monoxide alarms
  • Rigging inspection


  • New stereo and cockpit speakers
  • Polished all stainless, including rigging
  • Rigging inspection and re-rigging of boat (post hurricane season), new Windx installation, electrical system inspection
  • (2) new cabin fans
  • New LED lighting for all interior light fixtures
  • New bathroom faucets
  • New bilge pumps and bilge switch (primary, secondary and emergency manual)
  • New safety equipment (EPIRB, Man overboard recovery system, flares, fire extinguishers, 7 new PFDs)
  • Safety line hardware and jerry can mount rail and cans
  • Sails serviced and new staysail UV cover
  • Polished fuel in both tanks
  • New gas grill
  • New docking lines (6 x 40') and fender lines
  • New lazy jack line and replace damaged genoa sheet
  • (2) New anchor swivels
  • Auxiliary anchor -Fortress anchor
  • New engine hour gauge 
  • Service engine (new raw water impeller, fluids, check all injectors) 
  • New exhaust hose
  • Rebuild engine lifting muffler removal and installation 
  • Serviced all through hulls and replaced 5 through hulls 
  • Painted transom 
  • Deck washdown pump
  • All new plumbing and macerator pump for holding tank
  • New 35 gallon holding tank
  • Bottom paint
  • Framing for solar panels and modifications to bimini top 
  • (2) new 88 watt solar panels
  • Rebuild alternators engine and house
  • New shore power cables and adapters
  • New wiring (Windlass, batteries solar charger and shore charger) 
  • New House battery charger
  • New solar controller 


  • (6) New 460amp hour house batteries and (1) start battery
  • Sanded & painted anti-fouling on bottom
  • All new running rigging and shackles
  • Rigging inspection
  • Recharged & serviced the fridge and freezer
  • New autopilot

Numerous Parts on board that are included in the sale: 

  • Filters
  • Oil
  • Fuel (primary and 2nd)
  • Water filters
  • Watermaker pre filters
  • Several new pumps
  • Spare Balmar alternator
  • (2) gallons new bottom paint
  • Back up running rigging, blocks & shackles
  • Misc. parts


    "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 - glued teak deck over molded fiberglass sandwich core construction 
  • Cabin - molded fiberglass sandwich core construction
  • Exterior trim - teak
  • Cockpit sole - teak grate

Hull and Deck


  • White topsides
  • Gold cove stripe
  • White boot stripe
  • Teal antifouling (2021)
  • Hull painted (2022)


    Moxie features teak decks with a solid teak toe rail that wraps around the deck. The stainless-steel wire lifelines are supported by stainless steel stanchions that are deck mounted. The double wire lifelines have port & starboard gates that attach to the stainless-steel pulpit on the bow and the stainless-steel pushpit on the stern.

     Aft deck

  • Fishing rod holder on pushpit
  • (2) Stainless steel 10 1/4' stern cleats
  • Chrome ventilation cowling
  • Stern chocks inset in the teak toe rail port and starboard
  • Life ring
  • Swim ladder
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits
  • Stereo and cockpit speakers (2017)
  • Gas Grill (2017)
  • Vented propane locker with (2) propane tanks


Aft cockpit, of molded FRP as deck, with teak planking to the seating at port & starboard, forward & aft, with lockers beneath port and starboard seating and the propane locker beneath aft seating. There is hardwood grating to the cockpit sole, and a varnished hardwood capping at the raised cockpit coaming. Over the cockpit is a stainless-steel tube framed canvas bimini, on top of which are 4 x solar panels.

  • Bimini frame 
  • Bimini with custom isinglass front 
  • Stainless steel pedestal pulpit
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • (3) Teak back rests with stainless steel brackets
  • Teak cap rail on cockpit coaming
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Whale high volume bilge pump
  • Man overboard recovery system (2017)
  • Fresh water wash down system
  • Cockpit table

     Weather Decks

  • Genoa track on teak toe rail port and starboard
  • Deck prisms
  • Stainless steel midships cleats port and starboard
  • Midship chocks inset in the teak toe rail port and starboard
  • Side stanchions and lifelines with new lifeline bases (2010)
  • Fenders and dock lines (2017)
  • (4) Harnesses with built in life jackets

     Coach Roof

  • (3) Teak framed deck hatches 
  • (13) Opening port lights: (6) port, (6) Starboard, (1) aft 
  • Teak handrails port and starboard
  • Covers for hatches and dorads
  • (4) Teak framed dorade boxes and stainless-steel cowls
  • Stainless steel frame for dodger with dodger
  • Stainless steel pulpits at base of mast port and starboard
  • Cabin house repainted (2014)

     Fore Deck

  • Maximum 1500 vertical electrical windlass with cockpit control (2018)
  • Stainless steel bow cleats port and starboard
  • Bow chocks inset in the teak toe rail port and starboard
  • Wash-down fitting
  • Stainless steel bow fitting with double bow roller
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • 40 lb CQR anchor with 250’ chain
  • 72 lb Rocna 275' 5/16 H anchor chain (2021)
  • LED Nav, spreader and anchor lights

Sails and Rigging

  • Aluminum keel stepped mast (2010)
  • Manual boom vang
  • Spinnaker pole
  • (7) Lewmar winches
  • Doyle genoa (2007)
  • North sails spinnaker with sock
  • 1 x 19 Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Roller furlers for both head sails
  • Doyle offshore mainsail (2007)
  • Doyle offshore staysail (2007)
  • Doyle stack pack (2009)
  • Sails serviced and new staysail UV cover (2017)
  • New lazy jack line (2017)
  • Rigging inspection (2018)
  • New running rigging and shackles (2016)
  • New LED Spreader lights (2022)
  • Shaefer 08 series blocks
  • Main sheet traveler – 2'10” stops and double roller bearing
  • Genoa track – 14’ stops and lead blocks
  • Storm sail track

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine RL70C multifunction display
  • Garmin GPS Map720 chart plotter 
  • ICOM IC-M604 DSC VHF radio w/ Command Mic II
  • ICOM IC-M802 HF transceiver (screen needs replacing)
  • Uniden MHS235 handheld VHF radio
  • Raymarine ST6002 autopilot (2016)
  • Raymarine p70 Autopilot
  • Raymarine i50 multifunction display
  • Radar reflector
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Delorme In Reach Explorer satellite communicator
  • Stereo with cockpit remote
  • Stereo speakers
  • LED anchor and cruising lights



  • (3) Lewmar 40ST winches
  • (2) Lewmar 50ST winches

    On Mast

  • (3) Lewmar 30ST winches
  • (2) Spinlock rope clutches

    On Deck

  • Profurl stay sail furling drum
  • Profurl jib furling drum


  • Double stainless-steel galley sink with mixer faucet
  • Princess (3) burner, propane stove with oven
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Pots, pans, cutlery, utensils
  • Top opening freezer with 2 x holding plates, with an adjacent top and front opening refrigerator cooled by air transfer from the freezer.
  • Blender
  • Hardwood counter tops with a flip-up counter/workspace extender
  • Hardwood cabinetry

Head and Water Systems


  • Jabsco electric head
  • Stainless steel sink surrounded by a marble countertop with a mixer faucet and a manual pump/faucet
  • Shower stall with mixer controls

Water Systems

  • Pump - Jabsco Parmax 2.9 12-volt 
  • Water Heater - Atlantic Marine Products
  • Watermaker - 12-volt motor driven high pressure pump and single membrane. (2021-Serviced, new filters, pressure gauge & pump rebuilt)

Mechanical Equipment

  • Jabsco electric/auto bilge pump (2014)
  • Secondary bilge pump restored (2022)
  • Third bilge pump (2021)
  • (5) Fire extinguishers
  • Edson wheel steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • Engine has extra water trap exhaust
  • Engine serviced – oil and filters replaced (2022)
  • Replace two silent blocks of the engine (Aug 2014)

Electrical System

12-Volt DC System

  • 12-volt electrical panel with volt and amp meter (2006)
  • All wiring is 2006 or newer
  • 12 Volt outlets
  • (2) 88W Solar Panels (2016)
  • (3) 130AH AGM House Batteries (2021)
  • Fresh water pump
  • Bilge pumps
  • Sump pump
  • Windlass
  • Refrigeration
  • Electronics
  • Lights (90% + are LED)
  • Engine blowers

120-Volt AC System

  • 120-volt electrical panel with volt and amp meter
  • Bryant Shore Power Inlet 125V 30A
  • 120-Volt outlets
  • Chicago Electric Power Systems 115V inverter
  • Battery charger

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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