Mason 43

Mason 43

Noank, CT, US


Mason 43

Noank, CT, US$139,000

$80,000 worth of Recent Improvements That Should Not Be Overlooked!

FIREFLY is a completely upgraded and nicely equipped Mason 43.  A full keel sailboat with lovely classic lines, cutter rigged and a refit that modernized her equipment and fittings.  FIREFLY features a long list of upgrades and equipment detailed in a special section of this listing but some of the major items are a recently replaced Yanmar diesel engine and transmission, 3 blade feathering prop, Maxwell windlass, bow thruster, new inverter, new wind generator, all LED lights (interior and navigation), Doyle 130% head sail, staysail, dodger, bimini and full enclosure, upgraded navigation electronics and much more!

FIREFLY is available for inspection.  Please call or email to schedule a viewing!


Boat Name: Firefly

Make: Mason

Model: 43

Year: 1981

Condition: New

Category: Sail

Construction: Fiberglass



Length Overall: 13.11

Beam: 12.25 ft

Max Draft: 6 ft



Engines: 0


Fuel Tanks: 1

Fuel Tank Capacity: 110|gallon

Water Tanks: 1

Water Tank Capacity: 250|gallon

Holding Tank Capacity: 30|gallon


Boat Class: Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers, Sloop


Ryan Miller

Phone: 401-835-0069


Upgraded Equipment and Features

Firefly has had an extensive refit by her previous and current owners which has improved and enhance the boat beyond what can be described.  This boat must be visited to truly understand the condition and upgrades.

  • New Yanmar 4JH57 57HP Diesel Engine (2018)
  • New Transmission (2018)
  • 3 blade feathering prop (2018)
  • Maxwell windlass with 60LB CQR & 300 3/8 chain
  • Side Power 8 HP Bow Thruster
  • All lights (interior, exterior navigation etc. LED's)
  • No teak decks – all new fiberglass
  • Custom Dodger, Bimini, and Full Enclosure
  • Doyle 130% head sail, staysail, and main stack-pack
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Hull Awlgrip painted and clear coated
  • Davits Installed
  • 200 Watt Kyocera solar panel
  • Rutland Wind generator (2020)
  • Updated Batteries (2018-2019)
  • 2 Replaced Stainless Steel Fuel Tanks - total 110 Gallons - (2015)
  • Frigiboat refrigerator & separate freezer with keel cooler
  • All interior cushions and foam replaced
  • Updated wiring throughout and electrical panel
  • Updated plumbing throughout, thru-holes, seacocks, hot water heater, fixtures
  • Navigator custom cast iron/porcelain finish wood stove
  • Replaced Lewmar hatches
  • All Newfound Metals stainless steel ports
  • Lewmar electric main halyard winch
  • Garmin Chart Plotters (helm & navigation station)
  • Raymarine sailing instruments
  • Maxim 2000 Watt pure sine wave inverter

Firefly features beautiful woodwork throughout her interior.  She has three distinctive cabin areas; the forward stateroom features a bi-fold doorway, a seating area upon entry, a double berth to port, great light  and a number of drawers, cabinets and lockers for ample stowage and exceptional natural light and ventilation with opening hatches and ports.  The private aft stateroom features a double berth to port and a single berth to starboard separated by a large hanging locker.  There are additional lockers both port and starboard and an opening hatch provides both ventilation and natural light. The main cabin is beautifully appointed with a settee to starboard and a large dining U shaped settee surrounding the dining table.   This area is convertible to a double berth.  The main salon also features stunning woodwork contrasted with the white bulkheads, ample stowage areas in cabinets, lockers and shelves and a beautiful new Navigator custom cast iron/porcelain finished wood fired stove for heat and warming up soup and tea on those chilly days and nights.

The head is located to port just forward the salon.  It features a sculpted shaped vanity with a marble counter top and large mirror, lots of cabinets, natural ventilation and lighting, a manual head and a separate stall shower.

The entire interior of Firefly shows like new with features like

  • all LED lighting
  • Upgraded lighting fixtures
  • Replaced cushions and foam
  • Updated wiring throughout
  • Updated plumbing throughout
  • Replaced Lewmar hatches
  • Replaced Newfound Metals stainless steel ports.

The galley on Firefly is U shaped wrap around design with plenty of counter space for meal preparation, double stainless steel sinks, hot and cold pressure water, a new Frigiboat stainless steel refrigerator, a separate freezer with a keel cooler, and a two burner ENO propane stove and oven.

  • Frigiiboat refrigerator
  • Separate freezer
  • ENO two burner propane stove and oven
  • 6 gallon Indel hot water heater
  • Lots of cabinets and drawers
Mechanical & Electrical


  • New Yanmar 4JH57 57HP Diesel Engine (2018)
  • New Transmission (2018)
  • Three bladed feathering prop (2018)
  • Two Stainless Steel fuel tanks totaling 110 gallons (2015)
  • Manual bilge pump


  • 6 AGM House batteries (2019)
  • 1 Starter Battery and Switch (2018)
  • 1 Thurster/Winlass Battery (2018)
  • 12v and 110 power
  • Magnum battery charger
  • New inverter (2021)
  • Upgraded wiring throughout
  • Replaced electrical panel
  • Rutland Wind generator (2020)
  • 200 watt Kyocera solar panel
  • 8 h.p Side Power. bow thruster
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass
  • Lewmar electric winch
  • Replaced interior and navigation lights
  • Two electric bilge pumps (2021)
  • Three cabin fans

Firefly is nicely equipped with updated chart plotters and sailing instruments

  • Garmin 4210 chartplotter at the Helm
  • Garmin 541 chartplotter at the Nav station
  • Garmin Autopilot (2017)
  • Raymarine ST6000+ Wind, Speed, Depth instruments
  • Garmin HD radar antennae mounted on the mast
  • Compass
  • ICOM 800 SSB radio
  • VHF radio with remote in the cockpit
  • Sony CD/Ipod/AM/FM stereo
Sails, Rigging & Canvas


  • North mainsail with 3 reef points
  • Doyle 130% head sail
  • Doyle stay sail
  • Doyle main stack pack



  • Lewmar electric main halyard winch
  • Harken roller furling
  • Whisker pole
  • Boom vang
  • Barlow primary and secondary winches



  • Custom dodger (Oyster color)
  • Bimini (Oyster color)
  • Full enclosue for cockpit
  • Cockpit cushions (Blue)
  • Winter cover (Island Nautical)
Additional Equipment and Features


  • Fire extinguishers
  • 60 lbs CQR anchor and 300' 3/8" chain
  • 44 lbs Bruce anchor 100' chain 200' rode
  • Smoke detector
  • Hailer horn
  • Bell
  • Flares
  • Emergency tiller
  • Horseshoe Lifering
  • Life jackets
  • Radar reflector


  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Boat hook


  • Clock
  • Barometer
  • Flag staff & ensign
  • New davits
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Teak cupholders in cockpit
  • Three custom teak backrests in cockpit
  • Teak cockpit grate
  • Granny bars at mast
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.customContactInformation

We are always in search of quality vessels to list, so if you are thinking about selling or upgrading, please email us to discover the difference that is Latitude Yacht Brokerage:

Ryan J. Miller

Yacht Broker / Owner / U.S.C.G. Lic Capt.


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