1982 Mason 53 Cutter Ketch

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Yacht Overview

Make: Mason

Model: 53 Cutter Ketch

Year: 1982

Length: 53′

Located In: Fernandina Beach, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8261462


This 53′ Mason is a dream boat…. Traditional lines, sound structure and amazing space. Not only is she beautiful under sail, she also has a beautiful interior. 2015 – 2018 she has had extensive upgrades, (2018 2 new Jabsco quite flush fresh water toilets, all new canvass – sail bags, bimini, dodgers, replaced exterior cushions, replaced main sheet jib sheets, main halyard and extra forward halyard) and currently her bottom is being serviced. Perkins Engine rebuild in 2007. She is on the hard, but ready to get back into the water and show her strength. Her owners spent several years in the Caribbean and enjoyed a wonderful lifestyle with travel. The ocean calls her angelic name… Seraphim..

Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 53.5
LWL: 40.5
Beam: 14.33 ft
Maximum Draft: 7.42 ft
Displacement: 38,600 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft


Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4.236
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 85|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (330 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (192 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (25 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 2

1982 53' Mason - Accommodations

Starting forward, the chain locker is in the forward part of the Guest V-berth cabin follows with hanging and storage lockers. Moving aft is the Head, which is the full width of the boat and has access from all 3 guest cabins. There is a marine toilet, (new Jabsco quiet flush fresh water 2018) vanity with sink, mirror and locker storage.

There are two additional Guest Cabins to port and starboard with over/under berths, hanging locker and drawer storage. Both have deck prism lighting as well as electrical lighting. There is also storage below the cabin sole. There is companionway access to these cabins from the deck as well.

The Main Salon has dinette to port with bench seating and settee to starboard. There is ample locker and shelf storage.

The Navigation Station is at the base of the second companionway steps to starboard.

The galley is to port in the passageway leading to the aft Master Cabin. This cabin has a double berth to port and a single berth to starboard. There is a hanging locker and ample storage lockers. To port is an ensuite head with shower, (replaced grey water pump with Whale pump 2015), marine toilet, (new Jabsco quiet flush fresh water 2018) vanity with sink, mirror and locker storage.

  • Ten Chrome Opening Ports with Screens and Peek-A-Boo shades
  • Teak and Plastic “Butterfly” hatch
  • Four Opening Hatches
  • Additional overhead Stainless Steel Grab rails
  • 2016 all overhead lights replaced with 10W equivalent LED bi pin lights
  • TV (2015)

1982 53' Mason - Galley

The large U-Shaped galley is located to port between the Main Salon in the walk-through to the aft cabin. There is a deep, double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water system, Fresh and Salt water foot pumps and Seagull filtered water. There is lots of dish, drawer and cabinet storage. The propane storage is in the Helm seat locker with 2 large 20 lb. tanks with a 12v solenoid, regulator and gauge.

  • Gimbaled, Hillerange 3 Burner stove and oven
  • Grunert AC450 Holding plate refrigerator/ freezer with top and front loading doors
  • GE Microwave Oven
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Fresh water and salt water faucets with foot pumps
  • 2015 fresh water pump replaced with new ShurFlo Auga King II 4.0 GPM
  • Seagull Water filter faucet
  • 2017 New Spectra Cape Horn extreme watermaker installed

1982 53' Mason Electronics at the Helm
  • Raymarine E120 Radar/Chart plotter
  • Westmar Bow Thruster (24 v)
  • Raymarine ST 6000+ Auto Pilot Head
  • Raymarine ST 60 Wind Direction/Speed
  • Raymarine ST 60 Speed
  • Electrical Panel at Helm

1982 53' Mason Electronics at Nav Station
  • ICOM M802 SSB
  • ICOM M120 VHF
  • Raymarine E127 Chart plotter/ Radar (2016)
  • Raymarine digital Radar (2016)
  • AIS Class B system (Dec 2010)
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Furuno GP-31 GPS Navigator
  • Generator Start/Stop switch
  • Two Electric Fuel Gauges
  • 2015 NavPod installed
  • Clock

1982 53' Mason Electrical
  • Two 50 amp Shore power cords, 50 foot and 25 foot
  • 110 and 220 volt AC system and separate circuit panel
  • 12 and 24 volt DC system w separate circuit panel
  • 8 kw Kohler 8EOZ Generator (2003) with 1,833 hrs.
  • 9 Batteries Total: (removed for storage) (2017) Two 8D AGM, One group 27AGM 12volt, Two pairs of AGM 6 volt each wired in series to make two 12v banks, Two 8D AGM 12v batteries for genoa furling, windalass and bow thruster (total amp hours 1,420)
  • Bow Thuster and Harken II Head sail furler are 24 volt
  • Xantrex Freedom 25 Inverter with Link 1000 panel at Nav
  • 130 amp Charger
  • Two Xantrex Truecharge 40 Amp Battery chargers
  • Balmar Alternator (2016) 100A 631 series and new ARS-5 Balmar external regular
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • Full Electrical bonding system with Hull grounding plate
  • Lightning grounding system
  • All Nav lights, including Tricolor at mast head, converted to LED
  • Engine room lights
  • Directional reading lights in all cabins
  • Wall switches for overhead lights
  • Automatic lights in all hanging lockers
  • Compass light
  • Foredeck lights
  • Spreader light
  • Four 100W solar panels with Outback flexmax 80 A Controller (2016)
  • Replaced tachometer stator wire and new gauges (2016)

1982 53' Mason Mechanical
  • Perkins 85 hp model 4.236 Rebuilt (2007) at 3600 Hrs.1860 Hrs. since for total hours 5460
  • Velvet Drive model 10-17-008 Gear Box Rebuilt (Feb/2011)
  • Oil Change pump for Engine and Generator
  • Fuel tank gloat gauges replaced (2009) Type VDO Model #226-001 10-180 ohms
  • Port Fuel tank 85 gallon aluminum tank installed (2011)
  • Remote Oil filter on engine
  • Racor 500 filter/ separators
  • Electric Priming Pump
  • Fuel polishing / transfer pump
  • Vetus muffler with stern discharge fitting
  • Return selection valve
  • Tank selection valves
  • Morse Dual Lever Controls Feathering Max Prop (serviced in 2012)
  • New Heat Exchanger and Circulator pump (7/2011)
  • 12v blower and Natural Ventilation for engine room
  • Marine Air 16,000 BTU and 6,000 BTU Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning systems
  • Spectra Water Maker (2005)
  • Splendide WD2100 washer/dryer (2016)

1982 53' Mason Deck & Cockpit
  • 88 lb Rocna anchor and new G4 High test 7/16' chain (2016)
  • Replaced windlass chain gypsy and cones compatible with G4 High test 7/16' chain (2016)
  • Installed new Maxwell windlass with remote and chain counter (2018)
  • Stainless Steel Stemhead fitting with twin anchor rollers
  • Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit with extended rail
  • Stainless Steel Stern Pulpit with extended rail
  • Stern rail with weather cloths
  • SS Stanchions with Double Lifelines
  • Three Companionways each with sliding hatch
  • Stainless Steel rails at mid companionway
  • Teak Companionway grating
  • Life raft Cradle
  • Safety rails at Mast
  • Port, Starboard and Stern Boarding Gates
  • Removable Stainless Steel Ladder with Teak Steps
  • Aluminum framed Deck Hatches
  • Teak Cap Rail
  • Teak Grab rails
  • Teak Louvered Doors and Drop Boards for Companionway
  • Custom Teak 38” Destroyer type Pedestal Wheel Steering Pedestal with Electronics pods and SS Safety rail
  • Cockpit Table
  • Dorade Boxes with Chrome Cowls
  • Stainless Steel and Teak Boom Gallows
  • Four Deck prisms
  • Rod Holders
  • Six Cleats
  • Stainless Steel Closed Chocks and Cleats forward and Aft
  • Amidships Chocks and Cleats for Spring lines
  • Four Deck plates with treads to screw in optional Blocks
  • Davits installed (2015)
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Awlbrite system all exterior varnish (2018)
  • Replaced all new canvas- sail bags, biminis, dodgers (2018)
  • Exterior cushions replaced (2018) and kept inside
  • Electric winch switches replaced (2015)
  • Mounted Rogue wifi antenna (2015)
  • Mounted Wilson cell booster and antenna (2015)

1982 53' Mason Sails & Rigging

All Spars were removed and refurbished with all new fasteners and repainted by JSI, St. Petersburg, FL in October 2006.


  • Main Mast Chainplates replaced with 8-18 Stainless Steel in July 2008
  • Main Mast is a Double Spreader, Keel Stepped and Outfitted with Tides Strong Track system (replaced 2014), Storm Tri-sail track, Masthead wind anemometer and direction sending unit
  • VHF antenna
  • Windex
  • Light Fixtures
  • Spinnaker Pole track
  • 2 Lewmar # 30 ST winches
  • Lewmar # 40 ST winch
  • Lewmar # 42 ST winch
  • Lewmar # 44 ST winch
  • Lewmar # 8 winch for outhaul on main boom
  • Spinnaker pole and Gear mounted on mast
  • Aluminum Whisker pole with Carbon Fiber insert
  • Replaced 4 lower shrouds (2014)
  • Replaced main sheet, jib sheets, main halyard, extra forward halyard (2018)
  • Mizzen Mast is a Single Spreader, Stepped below deck and Outfitted with Tides Strong Track (track and standing rigging replaced 2014)
  • 2 Lewmar # 30 ST winches on Mizzen Mast
  • Light fixtures
  • Ion Dissipater
  • TV antenna
  • Hailer Horn
  • Radome
  • Rope Clutch
  • Standing Rigging - Shrouds are constructed with 1x19 Stainless Steel Wire with Swage and Norseman end fittings
  • Headstay was fitted with a Harken 2E Electric furling system (Dec. 2010)
  • Staysail, Inner forestay was fitted with a Harken roller furling system
  • Triatic Stay replaced (2007)
  • Two upper shrouds replaced (2005)
  • Two intermediate shrouds replaced (Aug 2010) and four lower shrouds
  • Six Teak Shroud Rollers
  • Winches
  • 2 Harken #60 Electric two speed Primary ST Winches (cockpit coaming) (2015)
  • 2 Lewmar # 42 ST Staysail Sheet winches (cockpit coaming)
  • 1 Lewmar # 42 ST forward cockpit
  • 2 Lewmar # 48 ST on either end of Mainsheet Traveler
  • Running Rigging
  • All rope Halyards replaced in November (2006)
  • Wire rope topping lifts with adjustable tails
  • Line Clutches
  • Lead Blocks
  • Several deck blocks
  • Lewmar Mainsheet traveler with Double Roller Bearing Car
  • Sails
  • Roller furling Genoa (New 2010)
  • Rolller furling Staysail (2003)
  • Full Batten Main Sail with two Reef points (New 2009)
  • Doyle Stack Pac Stowing / Flaking system with Lazy Jacks
  • Tides Strong track system with cars
  • Full Batten Mizzen with one reef point
  • Yankee Jib (2003)
  • Mizzen Staysail
  • Storm Trysail

1982 53' Mason Safety
  • Precision 406 MHz EPIRB
  • MA2-200 Automatic FE 24 Fire suppression system in engine room
  • 4 Fire Extinguishers
  • Type 1 and Type II PFD’s
  • MOB pole
  • Life Harness
  • Flares
  • Distress Marker Lights

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