Kuan Yin

a Mason 43 Auxiliary Cruising Ketch

George Hay Kain, III - Skipper

Updated 06/10/2008 14:47

Kuan Yin - a Mason 43 auxiliary cruising ketch

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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.

Her Identity:

        Name                           Kuan Yin (ex Cherimoya pre 1997)
        Hailing Port                  Annapolis, Maryland
        Home Port                    Pasadena, Maryland
        Radio Call Sign              WDB4867     
        MMSI Number                 366903250  
        Hull ID#                         MSN430060979
        US Documentation #       617544
        Gross Registered Tons    16
        Net Registered Tons       15
        MD Registration             MD 5471 BM  
        CBYRA Sail #                  93305 - Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association
        406 MHz EPIRB #             ADCE0228ED00C01

Her Specifications:

Completed:                   September, 1979.  
Note:                            She is the 6th Mason 43 built of over 300.
Length Overall (LOA)     43' 8" (13.1 meters)
Design Waterline (DWL) 31' 3" 
Beam                            12' 3"
Draft                             6' 3"
Displacement                 28,000  lbs(14 tons) (23,860 lbs per 1/97 Blue Water Sailing review)
Ballast Weight                8,400 lbs (4+ tons) (9,400 lbs per 1/97 Blue Water Sailing review)
Sail Area                        916 square feet
Engine                           2001 Yanmar 4JH3-E 56 hp Diesel Serial No. E22841
Fuel Capacity                 90 gallons
Cruising Range                531 nautical miles on diesel at 6.5 knots - world wide on sail power
Fresh Water Capacity      210 gallons
Sleeps                            8 persons
Dingy                               11' 2" West Marine inflatable dinghy  HIN#:WMPP3200C404 
Dingy Registration #         MD 7765 BW
Outboard Motor              5 hp Honda 4-cycle engine Serial # ________
Calculated Specifications: (From US Sailing Calculators)
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 cruiser-racer.
The Displacement to Length Ratio is: 409.6. The sailboat is a heavy displacement cruiser.
The Motion Comfort Ratio is: 43.62

Other Photos of Kuan Yin:

        To see other photos of Kuan Yin, click here.

Her Designer:

        Alvin Mason for Pacific Asian Enterprises, 1978.

Her Builder:

        Ta Shing Yacht Building Company, Ltd., No. 4, Shing Yih Rd., Tainan, Taiwan.

Her Current Equipment:

        Click here for her equipment list.

Her Caretakers and Homeports:

        September 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

Her History:

        Click here for her history.

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.

        Directions to White Rocks Marina, Pasadena, MD

Links of Interest to Kuan Yin and other Mason 43 Owners:

        Click here for relevant links.

Kuan Yin photo log:

        Rock 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

        Solomons Island Night Race, 18-20 July 2003

        See Photo Album for more photos and stories


This page is from the website of SSS YORKSHIRE - Sea Scout Ship 25, York, PA, USA - http://ship25bsa.org