Owners say this powerful, Taiwan-built world cruiser carries Hinckley quality at half the price. The Mason 43 was introduced in 1978 by Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE), a California-based "developer" of Taiwan-built yachts. The Mason 44 which uses the same hull but a different deck mold, appeared in 1985, and is still in production today. In all 180 43's and 44's have been sold. Due to a program of continual refinement it is probable that no two are exactly the same. The Masons have earned a reputation for offering quality approaching that of Hinckley Swan Alden and Little Harbor at a lower price, largely due to lower labor rates in Taiwan.
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