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Matthews 52' Flush Deck Motoryacht

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

2 x diesel 255hp, Detroit 6-71 (1963)

Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Hargraves
Builder Matthews
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 400.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 125.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 15.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 06/04/2009


Engine 2 x diesel 255hp
Engine make and model Detroit 6-71 (1963)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Four blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 17 knots
Generator output 6KVA


Approximately 1,200 hours on each engine since rebuild.

Racor Fuel Filters

Northern Lights 6000 Generator in Sound Shield
Sears 1.5 Battery Charger for Generator

McCarron 40 Amp. Automatic Battery Charger
Dyna-Mote 6000 Inverter


Length 52'0"
LWL 50'0"
Beam 14'0"
Draft Min 3'8"
Draft Max 3'8"
Airdraft 12'0"
Displacement 42,007.2lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage In water

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


The holding tank is part of the Mansfield overboard treatment system.

The fuel tanks are monel.

The hull is mahogany planking on oak frames with bronze fastenings. The decks are teak.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick


Starting all the way forward is a private cabin with sleeping for two. Below the bunks there is ample storage both port and starboard.
Aft and to starboard is another cabin with sleeping for two in upper and lower bunks. It is provided with two doors which, when both are open, provide private access to the port head and greatly enlarge the cabin area to include the center companionway.

Aft to starboard is the large U-shaped galley and to port is a U-shaped dinette which can seat five persons. Up two steps is the main saloon which includes a movable couch, two occasional chairs and a low coffee table. There is storage port and starboard under the windows. On the galley divider to the saloon is a counter with bookcase and storage below.
Along the aft end of the saloon on the port side is a small couch which converts to a double bed.

Aft down three steps on the starboard side is the private aft cabin with two large bunks port and starboard separated by a large chest of drawers. On the port side is the master bath with sink, toilet and enclosed shower stall. Aft of the main saloon and up a set of stairs is the enclosed pilot house with helm seat and a large seating bench across the back. The entrance to the pilot house from the cockpit is through a door on the starboard side. The aft deck features a large outside bench with cushions, and the davit for deploying the dinghy. The dinghy is a 1985 12' Boston Whaler with handrails and center steering.

Cabin heat is by Marine Air (heat/AC) and electric baseboard heaters.


2 burner spirit Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Computer tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick


Furuno 36 mile Radar
Robertson Autopilot
Garmin Fish Finder
Dell Computer with Nobeltec Plotting System
Raytheon Power Halier
Bilge High Water Alarm
Lowrance Surface Water Temp Indicator
Danforth Windspeed Indicator
Motorola Hand Held VHF Radios
Hewittt Exhaust Temp Indicators
Personal Locator Beacon
Samsung LCD TV
Sylvania VCR/DVD Player
Yachtmaster Ships Barometer
Yachtmaster Clock
Stearns Immersion Survival Suit
Imperial Immersion Survival Suit
Magma S.S. Gas Barbecue
Electric Oil Changer
Vosper Maxi-Fin Stabilizer System
Custom S.S. Dinghy Davit with 12 Volt Winch System
Two Spare Four Blade Props
Bennett Trim Tabs

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick


Electric Ideal windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
30'0" of chain
300'0" of rode
Boston Whaler dinghy (1985)
(Hard Dinghy)
15hp outboard, Evinrude (1990)

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick


3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)


One 120 V. Sump Pump

Broker's Comments

You will find this classic 52 Matthews Motoryacht a pleasure to view. Great effort has gone into maintaining her originality. The sweeping teak decks, the canvas covering on the cabin top painted a soft green, the gleaming white hull with her splined plank seams, and sparkling varnished mahogany are traditional features not found on modern yachts. This boat has received upgrades to most of its original systems. The engines are rebuilt twin Detroit 671s. Newer electrical system, upgrades to the galley and much more. And all of this with an eye for keeping with the original appearances.

This boat will serve its next owner as a great traveler for exploration of the Pacific Northwest waters, and provide the pride of ownership that comes from owning a real thing of beauty.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Matthews 52' Flush Deck Motoryacht has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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