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condition: good
engine hours (total): 2400
length overall (LOA): 42
make / manufacturer: Matthews
model name / number: Deluxe Sedan with Bridge
propulsion type: power
year manufactured: 1961

Ive lowered my asking price. Spring is here, and soon it will be time to launch. Imagine owning this Rare Vintage 1961 42' Deluxe Sedan Matthews ''America'' formerly the ''Rasselhague'' with Flybridge. One of 2 built. The only one of it's kind with the unique layout and cabin design down below. This is a lot of boat for the money. You can't even buy a 16' fishing boat for this price. This boat has never been sunk or underwater, and soaks up in 24 hours. The hull and bottom are straight. Upper and lower station. Twin 430 Lincoln Inboard Power, with Onan Generator. The generator runs. I think it just needs a fuel pump rebuild, carb cleaning, and water pump impeller. I never use it. Though it would be nice for extended cruising, or when you don't have shore power. I'll try to get it going, if I don't sell the boat. The twin Linclon 430 engines run well, and have approx 2400 hours on them. Always maintained with Ams Oil. The transmissions and reduction gears work well too. The Starboard trans and reduction gear was replaced last Summer. Motor mounts were replaced on one of the engines as well. Parts are available for both the engines and generator. I have a source if needed. Lots of work has been done on this beautiful Vintage Yacht. These are just some of the pictures. I do have more I'd be happy to show you if you schedule a viewing. Take a Moonlit Cruise, stay on board for the weekend, or go out for a swim, etc. Be the envy of all your friends and make new ones in this Rare Vintage Yacht. This boat gets attention wherever it goes. Sure I could sell you on the idea, but you need to experience it for yourself. I'm the third owner and the boat does have some history, saving it from the scrapyard 4 years ago. I replaced a lot of wood, and got the systems up and running again. This is a well preserved, partially restored Yacht. It wouldn't take much to finish it, and with a little modification would make a great live aboard. 42' long, 13' beam, with a 3.5 ft draft, and 26,000 lbs. Very heavy framed boat. You can run this boat just about anywhere and feel safe. She loves a head sea and is very quick. Best cruising speed is 2200 rpm at about 15mph, burning roughly a gallon per mile. She will run up to 3200 rpm and is very fast. 200 gallon fuel tanks, 100 gallons per side, 100 gallon water tank, holding tank. Master forward, with head, Full Head Midship, with shower, hot and cold running water. Galley with full refrigerator, Bunks Midship and large Dinette. Sleeps 4, comfortably, maybe more. Unique main salon, and cabin down below. Large Aft Cockpit, and Flybridge. Fresh Varnish and Paint inside and out, last Spring, Summer. Bottom paint and caulk. New batteries last Spring, New Port Throttle Cable on Flybridge, New Hot water Heater Element, Shower Head. New Points, Cap and Rotors. Rebuilt Fuel Pumps 3 years ago, and Carbs. New Water Pump Impellers last Spring. Most hoses have been replaced. The starboard engine generator, and starter were rebuilt 2 years ago. New Bilge pump last Fall, 4 Bank battery charger 3 years ago. Anchor Mast has been rewired and new sockets and bulb. Forward light has been rewired also with new socket and bulb. Salon Bulkhead has been replaced last Spring. New Flybridge Bimini top added last Summer. New lights added to aft cockpit, and flybridge. New Gauges for flybridge, never installed. 2 reconditioned props in engine room. Too many extras to list. This boat has plenty of headroom and space. Built in Port Clinton, Ohio. She needs to go to someone who appreciates craftsmanship, because they just don't make them like this anymore. I've done a lot of work, and it shows. This boat would make anyone proud. I fell in love with it when I saw it, and I'm sure you will too. I took the boat to the Algonac Antique Boat Show in June, and to the Boat the Blue Show in Port Huron, in Sept where it was judged. The boat received a score of 112 out of a possible 130, which is pretty good. Serious inquires and offers accepted. No low balling. This is a complete turn key Yacht that when in the water, floats, runs, and all systems work. I've been told by a Marine Surveyor my asking price is accurate. Winter Storage and launch in the Spring is paid for. A 10% Non Refundable deposit is required to hold the boat. I feel that's only fair. In other words if you look at it and are serious, leave me a deposit, but don't expect me to hold the boat if you back out, when I could of had other people who want it. Any questions, or want a viewing, feel free to inquire. Please note, I do plan on routine maintenance this Spring. Bottom, deck, hull paint, varnish. If I do that the price will go up, when it goes in the water. So act now if your interested in owning this beautiful Rare Yacht. My agenda has always been to work on the boat until late May, early June. Then I put away the paint and varnish brushes. Otherwise you never use or enjoy the boat. The best thing a Vintage Yacht like this needs is life, use and exercise. Take care of her and she will take care of you. The old saying is Wherever you cruise, you'll find a Matthew. Not anymore, this is your chance to own one, and When the wind blows, the Chris Craft's stay in and the Matthews go out. That part still holds true, and you could be doing it too in this Rare Vintage Yacht.
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