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"I am absolutely captivated by the boat and am not objective at all in my feelings toward her. The general construction is of the highest standard. Like an Irish hunter, she is a workhorse and a lady-maybe not quite as fast around six furlongs as a racehorse, but for the long pull, through timber, brush and over walls, she is really some- thing." ~ Owner of a 1986 model in Maryland
Entropia should stand at the top of the market as she does not, and has never had, teak decks. Well equipped to cruise this yacht has enjoyed summers in New England and winters in the Caribbean for several years. This is an iconic blue-water cruiser with proven abilities for comfort, safety and dependability.
The world class designer Al Mason certainly designed one of the most beautiful ocean-going vessels you will ever see. And the builder, Ta Shing is well recognized for quality. The attention to detail is evident everywhere you look.
The Mason 44 is a beautiful, capable ocean-going sailboat with graceful sweeping lines and beautiful overhangs with a full keel with a substantial cut away in the fore foot. The large rudder provides excellent turning ability and the long keel gives tremendous directional control in all conditions. The rudder sits up four inches from the keel bottom providing a grounding safety assurance and is secured in a place with a heavy bronze shoe. Engine and generator placement is below the salon sole to lower the CGs and provides quieter running. It also provides excellent engine access and allows for a straight shaft, direct drive. With the propeller angle is perpendicular to the water plane you get greater efficiency and performance.
“The Mason 44 was designed and constructed to meet and exceed specifications set forth by the American Bureau of Shipping and Lloyd’s for fiberglass yacht construction. All laminations took place in dehumidified air-conditioned lay-up rooms. Materials such as fiberglass, resin, foam, etc., are also stored within climatically controlled areas as mandated by Lloyd’s regulations. Every Mason was built to the same rigorous standards.
The Mason 44 hull is completely hand laminated with eight full-length longitudinal foam-filled stringers. Heavy laminated transverse transvers stringers, double bonded ¾” structural bulkheads, and joiner bulkheads used for interior furniture assured a rigid structure capable of withstanding a great deal of abuse…
A vertical-end grain balsa core separated two hand laid laminates of one-piece molded fiberglass deck. The deck was secured to the hull using a combination of 3-M 5200 epoxy compound, heavy fiberglass bonding of six laminates, thru bolts on 8” centers and self-tapping stainless-steel screws on on 8” centers. Many designers of production fiberglass “offshore cruising boats” endorsed identical hull to deck joint construction but without the fiberglass lamination. The Mason 44 had without a question the toughest hull to deck joint in the industry.
It should be noted that there are no less than six ¾” structural bulkheads in a Mason 44, all of which are attached to fiber rope (mare’s tale) and three alternating laminates of 1 ½ oz. matt and woven roving on both sides of mahogany bulkhead. The foam between the bulkhead and the hull insures no hard spots on bulkhead transfer visible from the yachts exterior. Every joinery bulkhead (of which there are dozens) is also attached to the deck and hull using two alternating layers of fiberglass matt and woven roving. Also note that one of eight full-length foam and fiberglass longitudinal stringer. No other yacht offers this level of security and peace of mind.” ~ Pacific Asian Enterprises
“Only the highest quality electropolished stainless steel was used for the deck hardware onboard the Mason 44. All stanchions bases, chocks, hinges, and bow rollers were fabricated from forged stock. Virtually no cast fittings were used insuring void-free rugged gear.” ~ Pacific Asian Enterprises
Deck is cored fiberglass sandwich and molded nonskid with oversized hardware featuring:
Spacious comfortable cockpit destroyer wheel and leather cover
“The design, fabrication, and installation of the chainplates on a Mason 44 is an example of the many details on which a Mason buyer gets their money’s worth. On the standard cutter-rigged boat, the double spreader rig utilizes a individual chainplate for both the upper and intermediate stays. The upper and intermediate chainplates, as with all the chainplates, are forged stainless steel measuring ½” x 2” and running below the deck level over 36”. Both chainplates are attached to a primary structural bulkhead which is reinforced with two ¾” mahogany doublers. The total thickness of this chainplate attachment is just under three inches, including all the fiberglass lamination. The two chainplates are anchored to either side of the bulkhead with eight 7/16’ stainless steel bolts. The fore and aft lower chainplates which are ¼” x 1 ¾” are similarly anchored to a ¾” mahogany webs laminate with three alternating layers of 1 ½ oz. matt and woven roving plus the mare’s tails as discussed in the structural bulkhead attachment.” ~ Pacific Asian Enterprises
Entropia is a delight to sail with Harken roller furling (2020) for both the jib and a tidy Dutchman to manage the mainsail and the beautiful Anderson electric primary winches, jib winches overhauled in 2021 with factory 3 year warranty.
“The main electrical panels were manufactured by Pacific Asian Enterprises. The custom designed and built panel uses magnetic circuit breakers exclusively.” ~ Pacific Asian Enterprises
Complete 110 volt and 12-volt systems with shore power connection and charging system and Northern Lights Genset with about 1100 hours. Bonded and grounded with lightening protection system.
12 Volt DC system:
(3) 8D AGM 200 amp/hour batteries for house, in 2016 professionally installed and secured, plus (2) 8D AGM engine start battery. Balmar 100 amp alternator for engine charging and solar panels on top of cockpit bimini for additional charging needs.
110 Volt AC system:
“The cabin plan incorporated into the Mason 44 was designed with a dedication to function and comfort offshore as well as dockside living. Interior joiner work is of hand-rubbed, satin-finished teak, including a teak ·and spruce cabin pole. Urethane varnish is used throughout and provides a beautiful, long-lasting finish which can be cleaned with soap and water. To offset the darkening effect of the teak, white Formica is used for the yacht's cabin side and overhead. The interior is light and airy.
One of the most important aspects of any cruising boat which is to be used in warm climates is ventilation. Nine large opening stainless-steel portside standard. Each cabin, including the head has opening marine windows. Under rough conditions when the ports cannot be opened, air circulation is insured by five dorade vents. These vents provide more than ample air circulation to all parts of the boat under the most adverse conditions and when the boat is left locked up unattended.
The standard Mason 44 layout is a development of the proven MASON 43 and upon close inspection of the cabin plan it should be noted that a tremendous amount of usable storage exists. Access doors are provided to every nook and cranny, under bunks, seats, floorboards / companionway stairs, etc., lockers are large and deep, and all finished with an insulating material and painted with an enamel paint. ·There is also substantial storage beneath the cabin sole because of the-full deep underbody of the boat.
It should be noted that careful attention has been given to handholds, rounded corners, countertop fiddles, deep sinks etc. Often these items are the last things noticed by a Buyer during an inspection and only after he really begins to sail the boat does he recognize the importance of them.
The MASON 44 offers full length "valance type" grab rails on the port and starboard side below the opening stainless-steel ports. These grab rails are easy to reach on both port and starboard tack and also double as water traps should any water dribble in thru an open port. There grab rails drain from their lowest point thru a drain into the bilge.” ~ Pacific Asian Enterprises
Entering Entropia’s interior from the offset companionway off to port is the large well ventilated aft cabin that features:
Exiting the aft cabin and entering the main salon to starboard and outboard is the strategically placed navigation station that is centrally located at the base of the companionway steps and central to the interior. This are also features:
Turning to port is the large well protected galley that features plenty of working surfaces and storage while maintaining a safe and usable area at sea. Of note is:
Moving forward from the galley you enter the spacious well-lit salon with wrap around dinette and to port and a bench sea to starboard with a blue and green classic striped pattern that accentuates the teak joinery. Also featured:
Entering the companionway between the salon and the head/forward cabin you pass buy built in locker storage outboard and to starboard and opposite this is the access from the salon to the head with separate shower stall. Of note in this area is:
Continuing forward you enter the forward cabin with a traditional v-berth with infill, upholstered with the same blue and green classic striped pattern that is in the salon. Also highlighted in this cabin:
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