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1966 53 (ft.) MATTHEWS 53 Sportfish (diesel)

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General Information

Listing# 133233

Price
$54,000.00
Location
Harrison Twp, MI, United States
Manufacturer
MATTHEWS
Boat Type
Powerboat
Model Year
1966
Category
Other
Model
53 Sportfish (diesel)
Status
Used
Length
53 (ft.)
Beam
183
LOA
636
Hull Material
Wood
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Model
871
Number of Engines
2
Engine Type
Other
Engine Hours
315

General Details

This 1966 Matthews 53 Sportfish is a very unique boat. What makes it unique is that there were only 4 made. The layout of the boat is modeled after the Matthews design of there much larger boats. It is a very user-friendly layout designed for entertaining or just relaxing with your family. When you enter from the aft there is an enormous outdoor deck area. As you enter the cabin there is even a bigger spacious family room type area. In this area there is a low profile but very nice modern sound system. Beyond the family room is the fully functional galley with a side-by-side refrigerator. Beyond the galley are there are three staterooms and 2 heads which provide ample room for a fully crew.

This boat has a lot of charm. Just look at the pictures and you will see it has a Cape Code type look all throughout. It's not a flashy looking boat but it has a comfortable, easy feel that will make your guests, your family and friends feel right right at home. Quality workmanship is obvious when you step aboard. Beautiful woodwork, thoughtful layout, and unique features are everywhere.

The boat was made in Northwest Ohio. It was built in 1966 and delivered to the original owner in 1967. Just one year later in 1968 the second owner who owned the boat for over 50 years bought it. This owner only used the boat occasionally and primarily in the west side of Lake Erie. The currently owner is a self-proclaimed boat "junky". He's a wood boat expert and has owned and restored many of vessels. The current owner knows wood boats very well. If fact, on this boat, he has installed a modern alert system that will sent a text message to his phone if the boat looses power or the bilge takes on water to an unacceptable level. When you meet him you'll be impressed with his level of knowledge.

The engine room cannot go unmentioned. Powered by two big Detroit Diesel's it is enormous and clean.These powerful diesels have recently been completely rebuilt by an experienced Detroit Diesel mechanic. It includes an very large water heater and giant halon system, two A/C units, the generator and other mechanical systems.

The helm would make any Captain proud. It's clean, well laid out has it's own sound system and a full canvas enclosure.

The boat is currently in the water in a heated indoor space. It's ready for viewings and the engines and other mechanical systems are fully functional. Also a recent survey is available to qualified buyers.

This is a lot of boat for the money. It has a great layout and an easy comfortable feel when you come aboard.

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

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. 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 ***126 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

Stock #36241

Specifications

Navigational Equipment
- CD Player - Depth Sounder - Navigation Lights - Sound System
Mechanical
- Cooling System - Engine Alarms - Engine Cylinders (Eight) - Flybridge
Electrical Systems
- Battery Charger - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker Panel - Cockpit Lighting - Gauges - Generator - Horn - Night Lighting - Shore Power (110v. AC - Stereo - Water Heater
Accommodations
- A/C (2 Units) - Bath - Cabin Lighting - Cabinets - Freezer - Fridge - Galley - Head (2) - Heat - Hot Water System - Oven - Pressurized Water System - Shower - Sink - Stove - Subwoofer - Table - Wet Bar
Construction
- Bottom Paint (New In 2012) - Hard Top - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Wake Board Rack - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE - Bottom Paint (New In 2013) - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Propeller - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Binnacle W/compass - Hard Top - Tower - Forward Berth sleeps 2 , stand - up vacu- flush head , AC/Heat , Refrigerator - Galley - sink,microwave,refigerator - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water Cooled) - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller (2- Stainless Duo Props) - Radar Arch - Propeller (SS Dual Prop) - Bottom Paint (April 2014) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Stored Inside - Binnacle W/compass - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Blk/white) - Propeller (Stainless) - Stored Inside (Dry Stacked) - Tee Top (Blk. Sumbrella) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (SS) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller - Cobia Tower - Tee Top - Anchor (1, With Rode) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (2012) - Gel Coat - Stern Pulpit - Toe Rail - Ballast (4200#) - Propane Tanks And Locker (External) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (2012) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint (Fresh) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (New) - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Helm Console - Propeller - Anchor - Bow Scuff Plate - Continuously Welded Box Girder Construction Hard Top with Alaskan Bulkhead with Door Dual Handrails on Hard Top Six Full Length Lifting / Turning Strakes Slotted Chine Extrusions Weld-on Bow Cleat Weld-on Double Bow Eye Six Gunnel Cleats - Weld-on Aluminum Stern Eyes Heavy Duty Welded Aluminum Offshore Bow Rails Two Weld-on Transducer Brackets Sound Insulation Package - Bottom Paint (Needs New) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Raised Helm Deck - Upper Helm Station - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Very Good Condition) - Binnacle W/compass (Ritchie) - Keel Type (Shoal Draft) - Propeller (3 Blade) - Stern Pulpit - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Tuna Tower - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Helm Console - Propeller (1 Extra) - Engine Cooling (Integrated) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Cabin Heat - Propeller - 2014 ~ New Stainless Steel Prop - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller - Bottom Paint (New 2013) - Propeller - Bottom Paint - All info was provided by the owner - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - POWERPOLE (8 Foot) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Keel Type (Lead) - Propeller (SS) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (3-blade Mercury Enertia Stainless Steel Prop) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Helm Console - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat (Very Good/excellent) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint (Oct 2013) - Helm Console - Tee Top - Propeller - Tower - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Dual Screw) - Wake Board Rack (Titan Spinner Comb-fork Rack) - Anchor - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Ballast (4 Tons) - Keel Type (Full) - Propeller - Last Haul Out Bottom Job (2013) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS 16x21.5) - POWERPOLE - Stored Inside (Winter (cover Lift In The Summer)) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Cockpit Type (Center Console) - Tuna Tower - Bottom Paint (New 2014) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat (Great Shape) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Generator (Kohler) - Cockpit Snap In Carpet - CO2 Detectors - Radar Arch - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Anchor - Propeller - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Bow Pulpit - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings (Bronze Sea Cocks) - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Stored Inside - Bow Pulpit - Gel Coat - Propeller - Tower - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (BRONZE) - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (X2) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Nice) - Propeller - Tuna Tower (Removeable Tuna Tower/belly Basket) - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat (Just Buffed And Waxed) - Stored Inside (Stored On A Hydo Hoist In Covered Slip) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Dual Console) - Stored Inside (Garage Kept) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Fair) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (8 Months Ago) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual Stainless Steel) - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Propeller (SS) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint (Just Done In May) - Propeller (2-blade) - Radar Mast - Toe Rail - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Tower - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Bottom Paint (New Oct. 2013) - Lazarette /garage - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Gel Coat (Just Gleams) - Stored Inside (All Winters) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Stored Inside - Custom Paint Job from Kachina - Bow Scuff Plate - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (FRESH WATER) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Thru-hull Fittings - Custom Exhaust (Indmar EXT Cat) - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint (New July 2014) - Cabin Heat (Reverse AC) - Engine Cooling (Closed, FWC) - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (New 2014) - Gel Coat - Stored Under Cover (Shed) - Bottom Paint - Tee Top - Power Engine Hatch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual) - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (F/W Cooled) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller (Ss) - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Propeller (2 Spare Props) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller - Anchor - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (ALUMINUM) - Thru-hull Fittings - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Water) - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Cockpit Type (Bow Rider) - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Propeller (Enclosed) - Hard Top (Alaskan Bulkhead Package) - Helm Console - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Heat Red) - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Wakeboard Tower - Bottom Paint (Recent) - Bow Pulpit (For Genoa Sail) - Propeller (Bronze Folding) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Gel Coat - Propeller - Control Type (Single) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (5 Blade) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Custom Exhaust (Patented Underwater) - Gel Coat - Stored Inside (Boathouse Kept) - Thru-hull Fittings (Color Coordinated) - Vent System (Electric Front Vent) - Power Engine Hatch (Gas Assisted) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Ballast (12,400 Lbs.) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Propeller (3-blade Nibril) - Anchor (2) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Helm Console - Radar Mast - Anchor - Optional Super Sport Graphics Package. Red Gel Coat with White and Black Writing. - Anchor - Thru-hull Fittings (Stainless) - Cockpit Type (OPEN FISHERMAN) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Polling Platform - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Radar Mast - Tuna Tower - Anchor (8 LB. Danforth) - Hard Top - Forward Console - Freshwater Boat (In Freshwater 4 Years, Owned 4 Years) - Double Stepped Hull - Flybridge - Anchor - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Helm Console - Gel Coat - Toe Rail - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint
Deck Gear
- Anchor - Canvas - Windlass - Windshield
Safety Equipment
- Alarm - Bilge Pump - Fire Extinguisher - Fire Suppression System - Auto/captain Text System (See Description)