1997 Mason 44


Year: 1997
Length: 44′
Engine/Fuel Type: Single / diesel
Located In: La Paz Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YW#: 81897-3656528


New to Market Blue Water Cruiser

Immaculate, quality craftsmanship, loaded with all the cruising gear you need! Boats like this don’t stay on the market long. 

There simply aren’t many truly cruise ready beauties like this on the market. Designed by Al Mason and built at the renowned Ta Shing facility, the attention to detail is evident everywhere you look.

The Mason 44 is a beautiful, capable ocean-going sailboat with graceful sweeping lines, beautiful overhangs and a full keel. 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 place with a heavy bronze shoe. The cutter rig gives you different sail configurations that will add comfort and safety in the high seas. Both headsails are mounted on shaffer roller-furlers and lead to the cockpit for ease of use and safety. Engine placement is below the salon sole to provide quieter running. It also provides excellent engine access and allows for a straight shaft, direct drive. With the 3 blades “Max-Prop” angle perpendicular to the water plane you get greater efficiency and performance.

The boat is currently located in Marina Palmira in La Paz Mexico and the slip is available to pass along to the new owner if desired.

Purchasing a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantage, plus the boat is already where you want to start cruising.   When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and peace of mind.

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Boat Name
Ciao BellaSpecs
Builder: Ta Shing – Taiwan
Designer: Al Mason/Jeff Leishman
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: FullDimensions
LOA: 43 ft 11 in
Beam: 12 ft 4 in
LWL: 31 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Displacement: 27400 lbs
Ballast: 9400 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 5 inEngines
Total Power: 50 HPEngine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 2529
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 50 HPTanks
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (205 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (160 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (35 Gallons)Accommodations
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1Electronics
CD player – Sony
Autopilot – Simrad Robertson AP20
Depthsounder – 2 separate units
VHF – Standard Horizon + Handheld
Plotter – Garmin 3206
Radar – Furuno
Wind speed and direction – B&G and Garmin
Cockpit speakers – Bose

Furling genoa
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker – With top down furler
Storm jib
Fully battened mainsail

Spinnaker pole – Adjustable

Inside Equipment
Fresh water maker – Spectra 5 GPH 12V
Manual bilge pump
Hot water
Electric bilge pump
Refrigerator – Tec Cool Blue
Battery charger – Xantrex
Marine head – Vac-Flush manual
Oven – Brand new 3 burners Force 10
Sea water pump

Electrical Equipment
Inverter – Xantrex 2000 Watt
Shore power inlet – 115V/30Amp
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Liferaft – 6 persons – needs service
Wind generator
Swimming ladder
Solar panel – 660 watts in total
Teak cockpit
Cockpit table
Outboard engine brackets
Radar reflector
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Bimini Top
Spray hood
Cockpit cover
Mainsail cover


  • Refrigerator/Freezer: Ice CoolBlue 12V system with top and side door for easy access.
  • Stove: Propane, Force 10; 3 Burner with Oven and Solenoid Switch
  • Sink: Deep Stainless Steel
  • Water System: Pressure; Filtered Water with 12 Volt UV System
  • Water Heater: AC/Engine Heated “Seaward” 10 Gallons with Pressure Valve
  • Locker wired for a microwave
  • Large spice rack


  • Diesel – 2 aluminum tanks with a total of 160 Gallons
  • Water – 5 stainless-steel tanks selected by a manifold with a total of 205 Gallons
  • Holding tank – 30 Gallons


The companionway is offset to starboard and that allows for a double berth aft cabin for a comfortable long distance passage, even if you are heading upwind against a choppy sea (which seems to always be the case…). The private state room V-berth, is another double berth cabin, with the head just next to it to the port side.The U-shaped salon on the port side is roomy and comfortable and can be used as a single berth. The starboard side has a long settee with lee-cloth that will provide another single berth.6’5″ headroom, makes this boat a comfortable live-aboard even for the taller sailors among us, and as they know – many times is hard to find.
“Ciao Bella” is the type of boat you will fall in love with after the first glance. It’s been personalized by the current owners to be and feel like a home that will take you anywhere you wish. Teak & Holly cabin sole, the interior is exquisitely crafted in teak, hand rubbed and varnished with 7 coats of satin varnish. Dinette table, chart table, hatch interiors and the companionway are finished in gloss varnish.The sturdy construction includes 10 full length longitudinal stringers and it is built to fit “Lloyds” specifications with Vinyl-ester resin used in its initial laminates. To add strength and stiffness, the deck to hull joint is through bolted with a 5200 adhesive compound and the deck is a molded FRP sandwich. A nonskid pattern makes it a safer trip when need to get out of the cockpit under way.All winches are self-tailing, 6 top hatches, 10 stainless-steel portholes and 5 stainless-steel dorade vents, allow for a good light and good ventilation throughout the boat. A stainless-steel mast pull-pit gives you that extra safety when its time to reef with full length teak hand rails on trunk cabin to hold-on to.
Additional Information
Monitor self steering wind-vane, Max Prop, spare 3 blades fixed prop, spare starter, spare fresh water pump, spare alternator, 2 Bruce anchors and 1 Fortress, New membrane in water-maker.   Magma Rocker-Stopper.  Mast steps to spreader.  Courtesy lights throughout, LED lights throughout.  Lots of storage inside as well as in Cockpit and Lazaret.
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.