a Mason 43 Auxiliary Cruising Ketch
George Hay Kain, III - Skipper
Updated 06/10/2008 14:47
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Our Kuan Yin is a 43' Mason auxiliary cruising ketch and the
newest member of the SSS YORKSHIRE - Sea Scout Ship 25 family. She is
named for the oriental goddess of mercy and compassion who looks out for
sailors and others who entrust their lives to the elements.
Kuan Yin (ex Cherimoya pre 1997)
Documentation # 617544
Gross Registered Tons 16
Net Registered Tons 15
Registration MD 5471 BM
# 93305 - Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association
406 MHz EPIRB #
She is the 6th Mason 43 built of over 300.
Length Overall (LOA) 43' 8" (13.1
Waterline (DWL) 31' 3"
28,000 lbs(14 tons) (23,860 lbs per 1/97 Blue Water Sailing
8,400 lbs (4+ tons) (9,400 lbs per 1/97 Blue Water Sailing review)
916 square feet
2001 Yanmar 4JH3-E
56 hp Diesel Serial No. E22841
531 nautical miles on diesel at 6.5 knots - world wide on sail power
Fresh Water Capacity 210 gallons
11' 2" West Marine inflatable dinghy HIN#:WMPP3200C404
# MD 7765 BW
hp Honda 4-cycle engine Serial # ________
Calculated Specifications: (From US
Maximum Theoretical Speed (Hull Speed) 7.49 kts. (1.34 * square
root of waterline length)
The Stability of the boat is: 1.61 (Stability is predicted )
The Sail Area Displacement Ratio is: 17.68. The sailboat is a
The Displacement to Length Ratio is: 409.6. The sailboat is a heavy
The Motion Comfort Ratio is: 43.62
Other Photos of Kuan Yin:
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photos of Kuan Yin, click here.
Mason for Pacific
Asian Enterprises, 1978.
Shing Yacht Building Company, Ltd., No. 4, Shing Yih Rd., Tainan,
Her Current Equipment:
Click here for her equipment
Her Caretakers and Homeports:
1979 to 31 December 1996 - Henry
and Eleanor L. Lucas, San Francisco, California
1 January 1997 to 3 May 1999 -
3 May 1999 to 4 June 2003
_______________________, Wilmington, Delaware
4 June 2003
George Hay Kain, III, Annapolis, MD
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How we met:
Sea Scout friend Brian Johnson saw her at the Annapolis Used Boat
Show in May
2003. Knowing that I was looking for the "perfect" cruising
boat, Brian strongly recommended I go and take a close look at
her. He sent me her brokerage
summary sheet, and the rest is history.
What does the future hold for us?
Click here to get a glimpse
of the future.
to White Rocks Marina, Pasadena, MD
Links of Interest to Kuan Yin and other Mason 43 Owners:
here for relevant links.
Kuan Yin photo log:
Hall, MD to Annapolis, MD for the Eastport Yacht Club BOR
ShortTail Race, 7-9 June 2003
Herrington Harbour South, MD, 20-22 June 2003
Island Night Race, 18-20 July 2003
See Photo Album
for more photos and stories