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1958 42 (ft.) MATTHEWS Flybridge Cruiser WOW !

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General Information

Listing# 40057

STRATFORD, CT, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Motor Yachts
Flybridge Cruiser WOW !
42 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

This 42’ Matthews Flybridge Cruiser 1958 is located in Stratford, CT.  Classic, Traditional, Historical, Luxurious, Functional – a partial restoration just waiting to be fully completed!  PRICED to be affordable this mostly operational and seaworthy vessel is in the water and ready for her new owners to enjoy right away or bring back toBristol condition for one of the most valuable resale restoration projects you can find.  You won’t be disappointed with this grand and classic yacht as she effortlessly glides through the water at hull speed or as you kick her up and feel the solid yet forgiving response of her wooden hull.  We disclose she is in need of some mechanical work and restoration however at this price she offers an incredible value for the do-it-yourselfer or the investor.  Take a look at a fully restored Matthews and you will quickly find yourself whisked back in time aboard this quintessential vessel of a by-gone era.  She is usable as is and provides a wonderful platform for the liveaboard, the water loving family, or the executive commuter!

Matthews Wooden Boat building company started out in Branscomb, Ohio, back in the late 1800s, where Scott J. Matthews, aside his father’s sawmill, developed some of the early hulls. Over the course of the next 50 years The Company created everything from small runabouts to rumrunners for the government, to military craft, and of course the luxury yachts that they are most renowned for.

During their heyday many influential people like the Ringling Brothers of circus fame and Ernest Hemingway owned a Matthews. This particular Matthews 42’ has design elements that span the commuter yacht, flybridge, sportfish, and cruiser designs.  She has been routinely maintained by her current owner and is equipped with galley, two cabins, and separate head and shower.  Solidly constructed of White Oak keel and frames with Philippine Mahogny planking, she easily is a testimonial to the old “they don’t build ‘em like they used to” quote granddad used say. 

Powered by dependable 4-71 Detroit Diesels she will cruise nicely at a comfortable 14 knots or, at your leisure, just throttle back and enjoy watching the world go by – life on the water in style you could say. Standing at the helm of this classic with the wheel in hand, one feels free, connected to the past, but oddly open to whatever the future holds.  Showings are by appointment only.


LOA:  42’ 4” LWL:  41’ 0” Headroom:  6’ 2” min Beam:  13’ 0” Approx Weight:  23,000 lbs Fuel Capacity:  200 gallons Water Capacity:  100 gallons   Draft:  3’ 4”   Construction Keel & Frames:  White Oak Planking:  Philippine Mahogany   Engines Engine Make:  Detroit             Model:  4-71, w/Allison Transmission Year Built:  1958 Fuel Type:   Diesel Horse Power:  160hp Hours:  UNDERTERMINED Drive Type: Inboard (1 transmission is in question, port) Max Speed:  Cruising Speed:   Electrical System System: 110 V AC/ 12 V DC Battery(s):   4                                                    Charger:  Yes Generator Make:   No   Electronics VHF Radio:  No GPS/Chartplotter:  No   Accommodations Staterooms:  3 Forward V-Berth w/ sink and head.  Midship Cabin two berths port/startboard Sleeps:  4-6 Heads/Showers:  Standup AC/Heat:  No Galley Stove/Oven:  Combo               Type:   Electric Hot Water Tank:   No                          Holding Tank:   30 gallons Macerator:  Yes   Safety Anchor(s):  Danforth Chain: @ 20 ft Rode: @ 50 ft Bilge Pump(s):  2   Interior Features *Headliner redone *True to period, much is original and in good condition   Disclaimer This company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.