33' 1985 Mason 33


Last Updated: 2024-03-20

DELPHINUS is a serious bluewater cruiser with comfortable accommodations. The 33' Mason was designed by Al Mason to conform with Lloyds specifications. Built in the Ta Shing Yacht Builders yard in Taiwan for Pacific Asian Enterprises. Her construction is solid and stout throughout.

She was ordered from the factory without teak decks. She has an excellent factory non-skid surface decks without the issues associated with teak. She may be the only one on the market today with this feature.

Her deck is well laid out with excellent equipment and her spars and sail handling equipment far exceed any other cruiser on the market.

The interior of DEPHINUS is beautiful. The fit and finish of the light teak interior joinery is outstanding.

DELPHINUS is nicely equipped for cruising with a Spectra Watermaker, great ground tackle, Hydrovane Wind Vane, etc. She is a logical choice for anyone seeking a fine quality cruising yacht.

Call the listing broker below today to view this fine yacht.

'  Spectra Watermaker

'  45 Lb Manson Anchor

'  Lofrans Tigres Windlass

'  Hydro-Vane Wind Vane Steering System

'  Quantum Mainsail

'  Quantum 110% Jib

'  Quantum Working Staysail

'. Harken MK III Roller Furler

Make: Mason
Model: 33
Year: 1985
Length: 33ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: San Rafael, CA

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • Designer: Al Mason
  • Builder: Ta Shing Boat Builders - Tianan Taiwan Hull # 6
  • LOA: 33.5 feet
  • LWL: 25.25 feet
  • Beam: 10.83 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 60 feet
  • Max Draft: 5.75 feet
  • Ballast: 5040 pounds
  • Displacement: 14629 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Westerbeke
  • EngineModel: W-21
  • EngineYear: 1985
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 2450

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 65 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Construction Overview

The 33 Mason was designed by Al Mason and built by the respected Ta Shing Boatbuilders yard in Tianan Taiwan. Construction supervision and and importing was by Pacific Asian Enterprises of Dana Point, CA. The hand laid hull is built to Lloyds +100 A-1 specifications. The Ta Shing yard is also notable for producing the Nordhavn, Taswell, Norseman and Tashiba lines. All are recognized as high quality builds.

  • Hand laid fiberglass hull built to Lloyds +100 A-1 specifications
  • (4) Full-length longitudinal stringers
  • Transverse members
  • Bonded structural bulkheads
  • Deck is hand laid molded sandwich FRP with end grain balsa core
  • Molded gelcoat diamond patterned non-skid
  • Fiberglass weather hood for sliding teak hatch

The main salon features comfortable settees located on port and starboard, both extend to large single berths. There is a beautiful drop-leaf table with storage. Nice additional features include a wet locker with a drain for foul weather gear adjacent to the companionway and a sit-down navigation center with chart storage. There is both under-seat storage, under-table storage and a cabinet with shelves at the nav. station. All interior joinery work is of hand-rubbed, satin-finished teak and the cabin sole is of finished teak and spruce with many removable panels for bilge access. The headroom is 6'2" and there are 3 lexan hatches and 10 opening ports.

The master stateroom is forward with a full-sized double berth, under-berth storage, numerous cabinets and shelves with fiddles, vanity and dressing seat. There are two large hanging lockers and ample storage solutions. The interior fabric is done in durable Sunbrella marine fabric.

The head features a stainless steel sink set in a formica countertop with teak fiddle, shower, Raritan marine toilet, Whale foot-operated water pump and many storage cabinets.


The U-shaped galley is well configured for cruising. There is ample counter space and cabinet storage. The galley is equipped with a double stainless steel sink with both a hot & cold pressure water system single lever faucet and a foot operated Whale pump. There is a gimbaled 3 burner Mariner Regal propane stove with oven and broiler. The propane system is properly configured with a pressure regulator, pressure gauge and a safety solenoid. The galley features a large refrigerator / freezer box with an Adler Barbour cold plate refrigeration system.

  • Adler Barbour cold plate refrigeration system
  • Mariner Regal 3 burner LPG stove with oven and broiler
  • Hot & Cold pressure water system
  • Whale foot operated fresh water pump
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Ample counter space
  • Abundant storage in lined cabinets and cubbies
  • Raytheon C80 Radar / Chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot
  • Garmin GPS 152
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth Sounder
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind Speed / Direction
  • Raymarine knotmeter, Multi Repeater
  • ICOM IC502 VHF with Command Mic.
  • ICOM M802 SSB Radio
  • Alpine stereo system
Misc. Additional Equipment
  • Spectra Water Maker
  • Hydrovane Self Steering System
  • Lazy Jack System
  • Lofrans Electric / Manual Windlass
  • Harken MK III Roller Furler
  • ACR 406 RapidFix EPIRB
  • Aluminum Spinnaker Pole
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Outboard Motor Davit
  • Sunbrella Canvas Dodger, Mainsail Cover, Binnacle Cover & Hatch Covers
  • Manson 45 Lb Plow Anchor mounted on bow
  • Danforth Stern Anchor mounted at stern

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Mark Miner

Yacht & Ship Broker

415-290-1347 - mobile
510-254-3665 - office

3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

Contact Mark Miner

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your Phone


    For additional information and viewing of this fine quality yacht please contact listing agent Mark Miner. I am always available on my mobile phone at 4152901347 or e-mail me at