1985 Mason 43

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Yacht Overview

Make: Mason

Model: 43

Year: 1985

Length: 43′

Located In: Oriental, NC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 9047656


BODACIOUS is a pristine Mason 43 with exquisite classic lines. Her world-class build quality, joinery, and finishes are comparable to a Hinckley or a Morris. She is one of the prettiest boats in the area and a real head-turner in every anchorage. The owner has invested considerably in maintenance and improvements, caring for this boat with an attention to detail that shows. This is your opportunity to own a safe and comfortable world cruiser that is ready for whatever adventures you have in store–whether daysails or crossing oceans. And she sails as beautifully as she looks. BODACIOUS is a must see. Please make a reservation for a private showing. Read on for more details.

Updates Include:

Repower/refit in April 2023 @ $65k, including:

  • New BetaMarine B-50 (50 HP) with fewer than 50 hrs 
  • New VelvetDrive transmission
  • New shaft and cutlass bearing
  • New Edson steering quadrant


  • Hull faired and painted
  • New bottom paint
  • Boom repainted
  • New cutlass bearing and new shaft
  • New Seafrost 12v refrigeration 


  • New Electric head with computer control added five years ago


  • The teak decks where removed. The deck was filled and faired, built up with fiberglass board, and then glassed over.
  • All shroud chain plates replaced 
  • Mast prepped for paint and repainted 
  • New cockpit instruments, gps and wind/depth instrument. 


Step down into the interior and find the Galley to port, the Nav Station to starboard, and a large cabin aft. Moving forward through the Main Salon, the Head is to port and the V-Berth is forward. Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning along with five Caframo fans provide comfort aboard in any weather. Teak throughout gives the interior a warm and cozy feeling.

Main Salon

The Main Salon features two cushioned settees to port and starboard. On centerline is a fiddled teak drop-leaf dining table that seats four. Each settee has two lockers with louvered doors separated by a fiddled open locker above the backrest cushion, as well as three additional storage lockers with pull-out panels behind the backrest cushion. A new Weems and Plath clock and barometer on the port settee bulkhead adds to the cozy decor and provides the time and weather information at a glance. One full-length hanging locker with a removable wooden rod and selective dome lighting is situated to starboard, at the forward end of the cabin facing the head. Immediately adjacent, a Shipmate Kerosene/Diesel heater is located on the starboard settee bulkhead.

Both settees pull out to create sleeping berths and are equipped with lee cloths that secure to the overhead teak grab rails. Ventilation is provided by three opening ports to port and starboard, and one deck hatch.

The various compartments in the teak and holly cabin sole provide access to the engine and various mechanical components, and are secured by removable positive-locking floorboards.

Forward V-Berth Cabin

The forward cabin features a spacious V-Berth with two ceiling-hung teak lockers and a fiddled shelf to port. Two opposing lockers and a fiddled shelf are to starboard. All of the lockers have removable shelving and louvered doors. Moving aft, there is a cabinet to st