Refit: Mason 54

Vessel: Mason 54 Sailing Yacht

Name: Signe
Owner: Jon Paterson
Hailing Port: Old Lyme CT

When a father/son team decided to turn a 54′ sloop into a yawl, they looked for a yard and naval architect willing and ready to embrace the challenge. They chose GIBY and Ed Joy Design. The job was unusual and would represent one of GIBY’s most complex projects to date. But the team was determined to turn the clients’ vision into reality. Project meetings helped to lay the groundwork. Once the job was set in motion, good communication remained key. GIBY’s riggers and carpenters were called upon for their ingenuity and creativity, and acted as problem-solvers as needed. For metalsmithing, Cumberland Ironworks was employed. The end result? A custom yawl that looks and performs just as the owners hoped it would.

Work Scope:

  • Alter rig plan
  • Locate & fabricate mizzen mast step
  • Spec & install Forespar mizzen mast
  • Relocate antennas & radar to mizzen mast
  • Relocate backstay hydraulics
  • Modify Selden masthead, fabricate a triadic & spinnaker crane
  • Modify caprail to accept bowsprit
  • Mill, laminate, shape & install teak bowsprit
  • Build teak bow seat for new pulpit
  • Mount bowsprit hardware
  • Fabricate & install bobstay
  • Build & install new boomkin
  • Install new stern rail
  • Measure, build & install new standing & running rigging
  • Build & install new main, mizzen & head sail furlers
  • Strip hardware, plug-weld, Awlgrip & rebuild main mast
  • Install outhaul car & new rope clutches on mast
  • Upgrade spreader lights
  • Strip, sand & rebuild varnish, 10 coats
  • Replace rotten bulkheads below cockpit
  • Locate & install new chainplates
  • Replace fuel hoses & misc. dry-rot hoses
  • Service electrical system
  • Service mast & deck winches
  • Awlgrip new boot stripe
  • Strip rub rails, epoxy coat (3x), Awlgrip finish to match hull
  • Relocate Espar heater
  • Install Aquadrive
  • Replace engine exhaust riser
  • Misc. mechanical updates & repairs
  • Replace batteries
  • Clean & sanitize bilges
  • Change pedestal guard & mount plotter in nav pod
  • Repair leaky gearcase on windlass
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