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1973 Matthews fiberglass flybridge Sportfish

Annapolis, Maryland

$69,000

The Matthews Boat Company was founded by Scott J. Matthews in 1898.  In 1906 the company moved to Port Clinton Ohio, where it prospered as a world-renowned builder of quality boats. 

 In 1913 Matthews built the first recreational vessel powered by diesel engines. The 110' Aeldgytha cruised 2,700 trouble free diesel powered miles on the Great Lakes, marking another first for Matthews in the recreational boat building industry.  

Because of its world-wide reputation for quality Matthews built yachts for several luminaries such as W. E. Scripps, president of the Scripps Motor Co. and commodore of The Detroit Motor Boat Club, Charles E. Ringling of circus fame, who had Matthews build 6 yachts for him and the owner of  the Packard Automobile Company. 

The US government had the company build vessels for the US Army in 1909, 110' sub chasers during World War I and landing craft in World War II.  In 1924 Matthews began building the first stock production boat in the industry... the  Matthews 38' "Special".  All recreational boats prior to that had been custom made. 

In 1969 sensing the end of wooden yacht construction, Matthews contracted with Halamatic of England  to build 46' fiberglass hulls that were nearly identical to the Matthews 45' wooden hulls in weight, appearance, dimensions and performance.  The hulls were shipped to the Matthews factory where the cabins, bridges and interiors were built and engines were installed. Matthews was the only production powerboat in the US to carry a Lloyds of London certification.  

Unfortunately the company switched to fiberglass construction too late and was a victim of the oil crisis and the US recession of the early 1970s .  

 "MOONGLOW III" is one of the last vessels built by Matthews and is a perfect example why Matthews had a reputation for unsurpassed quality.

Significant  Upgrades    

  • Rebuilt galley with modern appliances and custom counter tops
  • Replaced main saloon furniture
  • New helm enclosure & cockpit brow
  • New VHF marine radio
  • New Raymarine multifunction display (GPS & chartplotter)
  • Replaced most plumbing and wiring
  • Installed a custom stainless steel shore power cord receptacle box in cockpit
  • Residence type mirror door, medicine chests in both heads
  • Barrier-coated the bottom
  • Replaced pumps 
  • Replaced seacocks
  • New teak cockpit table
  • New main saloon sole
  •  LED lighting
  • Custom high wear carpet in the staterooms & hallway.
  • Custom breaker panel
  • 3 air conditioning units
  • Electrosan waste treatment system
  • PropSpeed applied to underwater running gear 

  Due to being continually upgraded and maintained to a very high standard, "MOONGLOW III", upon inspection, appears to be much, much younger than her age.  This is your chance to own a Lloyds certified classic vessel.     

Basic Boat Info

Price: $69,000
Make: Matthews
Model: fiberglass flybridge Sportfish
Year: 1973
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Matthews Boat Co.
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 46 ft
Length Overall: 45'10 ft
Beam: 14'10 ft
Max Draft: 3'6 ft
Dry Weight: 34,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 3
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 6-71 after-cooled turbo
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1973
  • Engine Hours: 4825
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 6-71 after-cooled turbo
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1973
  • Engine Hours: 4825
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make: ONAN
  • Model: 12kw
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Other
  • Year: 1973
  • Engine Hours: 2287
Total Engine Power: 740hp

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal

Other

Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats, Flybridge

Contact

Ken Jacks
Contact Listing Broker KEN JACKS ken@crusaderyachts.com or call me anytime on my cell at 443-223-8901
Crusader Yacht Sales

Office

Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
Tel:(410) 269-0939
Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any 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. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.



Galley

The galley has been completely redone with:

  • Formica counter tops,
  • Virtifrigo stainless steel under counter, drawers. one drawer for refrigeration, one drawer for a freezer  
  • An large front opening, under counter, ice maker.
  • Microwave oven
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Single lever faucet
  • Princess 3 burner electric stove with oven
Electronics
  • Raymarine L1250 Multifunction display ( GPS, Chartplotter)
  • Cobra VHF marine radio (2016)
  • Furuno 36 mile radar (CRT)
  • Benmar auto-pilot
  • Navico Depth sounder
  • Three 16,000 BTU CruiseAir reverse cycle AC/heat 
  • Onan 12kw generator
  • Fusion stereo am/fm cd  player

 

Additional Information
  • Electric crane on deck for launching & retrieving dinghy
  • Boston Whaler 11' "Yachtsman" dinghy in chocks on deck
  • 3 Automatic Bilge pumps
  • Two 8D lead acid batteries (2016)
  • Ideal vertical capstan electric windlass
  • Raritan Crown electric marine toilets
  • Two Stall showers-one in each stateroom 
  • LectraSan waste treatment system 
  • Fortress FX23 main anchor
  • Trim tabs
  • Raw water washdown
  • Barrier coated bottom
  • PropSpeed on underwater running gear
  • Misc. fenders, dock lines, spares, etc. 
Accommodations

                                       Intertior Walk Through

Starting forward in the bow is the first stateroom. There are single berths outboard, port and starboard on either side about 4' above the cabin sole with storage cabinets beneath each berth. There is a triangular platform all the way forward making access to the berths easier.  Beneath the platform, concealed by a cover, is an electric marine toilet.  On the forward bulkhead, above the platform,there is a mirrored access door to the chain locker. As you enter the cabin there is a sink to port and a glass door stall shower to starboard.

Heading aft down the hall is the large second stateroom (the owners cabin) on the starboard side.  It features a large double bed outboard to starboard, with a large night table next to it.  There is a large cabinet topped with a cushion on the other side of the room, across from and parallel with the the bed, which could serve as a single bed.  A couple of feet from  the foot of the bed is a large hanging locker and farther forward is a large ensuite head with a glass door stall shower.

The hallway and staterooms all have custom cut attractive high wear carpet.

Heading aft there are two large closets with wicker inserts in their doors outboard to port. 

Four steps up from the hallway to the staterooms, heading aft takes you to the main saloon and galley. 

The Galley features a long Formica topped center island athwart ship with the stainless steel galley sink, refrigerator and freezer draws below it. Forward across from the galley island counter is a counter under the windshield which has the Princess electric 3 burner stove and oven with lots of storage space below it.   

The Main Saloon, aft of the excellent galley, has 2 bucket chairs to port, with a coffee table & convertible sofa (which opens to becomes a queen bed) to stbd,  Farther aft a plexiglass door opens to the stern deck. The plexiglass doors which span the entire aft end of the main saloon can completely open to make the main saloon and aft deck one continuous open space. 

 EXTERIOR

  • There is a Large foredeck with Fortress FX 23 anchor, Ideal windlass,and an          electric crane for launching and retrieving the 11' Whaler dinghy chocked on deck, 
  • There are generous side decks which make a comfortable path to the bow. 
  •  The aft deck has a custom teak table and space for several deck chairs (included)
  • There is a ladder leading to the large flybridge which has several seats and can accommodate several people.
  • All of the electronics, instruments and controls for operating the vessel are located at the centrally located helm featuring a Stidd helm seat for the captain's comfort.
Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any 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. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

Additional Contact Information

Call me (443-223-8901) any day 9:am -10:pm to make an appointment to see this fine vessel.

More photos to follow!

Subject to the owner's review and approval.


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