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1941 38 (ft.) MATTHEWS 38 Cabin Cruiser

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General Information

Listing# 133209

Portsmouth, VA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Antique and Classics
38 Cabin Cruiser
38 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

***All reasonable offers will be considered***

This classic Matthews Cabin Cruiser is a true beauty. Almost completely professionaly restored at a shipyard that specializes in wooden boats, this is much more than a typical project boat. Over 2000 hours have already been put into the restoration, with more to come.

The project began in October 2008 with the bottom, replacing every butt blocks including the rudder and strut blocks. The bottom was recaulked, and hull sides routed to give definition, then repainted with z spar enamel paint.

The old canvas top was removed, and the top/sides of the salon/cabin were re-done with fiberglass. The brightwork was stripped and refurbished, the wood and all molding was sanded and varnished with 8 coats of Epifanes.

All of the interior cabinets and woodwork were stripped, sanded, repainted. *All of the hardware is original* Even the compass.

The ceiling of the salon/cockpit has been done in white perforated vinyl. Also all of the teak deck has been refinished.

The salon and cabin top and sides was fiber glassed using west epoxy and painted with awl grip paint.

The head is being rebuilt and will be replaced. There is a new water heater and new seacocks as well.

The boat is powered by twin 8.1 SeaMaxx motors. The starboard motor runs great. The port is currently not working, but seller will consider fixing or a credit with the right offer. The Westerbeke generator is also not running - she has not been started in years. The genset may or may not be repairable. Radar is operable but outdated, and not currently installed due to ceiling work.

For the interested buyer:

If you would like to repower the boat, the owner will include the labor for no added cost.
If you would like to upgrade the electronics, the owner will include the labor for no added cost.
Any additional work you are interested in can be negotiated at a reduced rate.

This boat is a gem - absolutely gorgeous in every way. She will make someone VERY happy.

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***186 PICTURES*** of this vessel, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE REPRESENTATION of every vessel we market. We are a full-service brokerage company, ready to assist you in purchasing any boat anywhere! Please allow us to be your eyes and ears on the ground and assist you with your next vessel purchase. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

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This vessel was personally visited, photographed and video'd by Chris Croxton of POP Yachts, Int'l...