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1982 Mason 63 Ketch

San Diego, California


"AVENIR" is hull #1 of the 6 Mason 63's  built. This vessel, without a doubt, is the nicest, cleanest, most experienced,  best equipped, best maintained and prettiest Mason 63 anywhere. She is new to the market. She must be seen to be appreciate exceptional  condition

The knowledgeable owners have maintained this beautiful cruising yacht to exceptional standards and is now for sale. Some of the upgrades since first commissioned are as follows:   Main engine with 1600 hours since rebuild, new transmission, new sails, stack pack for mainsail and mizzen , new standing rigging, custom dingy davit,  bow thruster, beautiful teak decks, updated electronics, new autopilot, second radar, custom power winch, roller mainsail and mizzen track  and much more.

This vessel is a real no nonsense cruising yacht capable of passages anywhere on the planet "Avenir" is  a Hawaii veteran, sailed through the great lakes of the US, through Panama Canal, the Caribbean islands and more.

Avenir, means "to the future"  let her be in your future!!


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Basic Boat Info

Price: $289,500
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: AVENIR
Make: Mason
Model: 63 Ketch
Year: 1982
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: MSN63001981
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 63 ft
Length Overall: 83'7 ft
Beam: 16'6 ft
Max Draft: 7 ft
Displacement: 68,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 4-53
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 140hp
  • Type: Outboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 7550
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 731 gal
Water Tanks: 4
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Motorsailers, Deck Saloon


Cabrillo Yacht Sales


Cabrillo Yacht Sales - San Diego
Cabrillo Yacht Sales 5060 North Harbor Drive, Suite 155
San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:(619) 523-1745


Starting st the forecastle, find a large  v-berth with storage, hatch to the for deck, port lights on hull sides and hanging locker all teak lined. Just aft of this door is an open space with a head to starboard, settee to port and storage. Again aft is the u-shaped galley full appliances, sink, stove, two side opening refer/freezer doors, microwave, counter space, good light from the cabin.  Up a couple of stairs and you enter the Salon with nav station. L-shaped bench to starboard.  Port side is the navigation station, electric heater , great storage, access to the engine room space and finally to the companionway stair up to the pilot station.  From there its down a few stairs to the hall is across from to the aft master stateroom. On the way aft is a over/under stateroom to starboard across from the master head. Finally the master  with large modified queen bed, a bench to port and lots of storage. The teak hanging locker is very well done The boat has heat and Air conditioning

Navigation and Electronics

Furuno 821 Radar with mast mounted scanner

Garmin 4208 GPS plotter   Raymarine ST 60 wind speed and direction meter

Danforth 6 " compass with additional units in master aft and forward stateroom

West Marine 500 DSC VHF radiotelephone   Icom M126 DSC VHF radiotelephone

Autonav A-1500 Auto pilot   New Raymarine Autopilot

Clarion Stereo    Toshiba Flat screen   DVD  Television


Major Refit 2008

 Refit as follows:

New Maxwell VC 1000 in front of main mast

Replace 9 Ft main shaft, repack stuffing box GFO and attach prop

New Cutlass bearing installed

Install new bow thruster :    24 Volt Sidepower Thruster system

                                                2 ps-31-AGM dedicated batteries

                                                New PT 24-20 24Vx3 step batt charger

Rebuilt Main Detroit 4-53 Diesel Engine and replace velvet drive

Complete in-frame rebuild to to bottom by PCE 

new motor mounts      realignment

New Velvet drive transmission   all work done at 6115 hours

Service and or replace all thru-hulls and sea cocks

Inspect and replace all below waterline hoses and inspect valves

Hook up all bonding wires on all thru hulls

New main engine thru-hull valve and sea strainer

Replace main engine and gen-set exhaust hoses

New Mainmast and mizzen mast boots    re-bond rudder

Install and plumb new wash down pump

Install new Rule 3700 gph bilge pump

Install new mast head tricolor and anchor light

Install new spreader lights

Install new Garmin 4208 Navigation Chart Plotter  CDL 30 reciever

GSD 22 Sonar with Garmin tri-ducer new Ray ST60 wind system

Fabricate and install new Stainless Steel dingy davit system

Complete re-rig All New Standing Rigging main mast and mizzen

Replace all line halyards 

New Dacron Full Batten mainsail with new reef points

Strong track system for main mast and mizzen

Stack-pack system for main and mizzen

Re-cut spinnaker and new sail sock

All four fuel tanks inspected and polished

3000 Deck screws replaced including new plugs,  decks sanded

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.
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