1956 Matthews 42' Stock Cruiser

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Matthews 42' STOCK CRUISER 1956

1956 Matthews 42' Stock Cruiser

This boat is not for everyone. GRETA combines the unmistakable mid-50s vintage lines of a classic motoryacht with a completely updated list of equipment, electronics, and creature comforts that rival any other recreational cruiser today. Under her present owner, GRETA emerged from a complete restoration process 5 years ago, during which everything needing to be upgraded, was upgraded. Powered by twin Crusader 454 gasoline engines, she comfortably cruises at 12 knots (8 GPH with a range of 345 miles) and can reach a top speed of 20 knots, if you need to get there in a hurry. She has undergone a complete rewire, while every interior and exterior surface has been stripped, sanded, and painted or varnished to at least 5 coats. All bronze fittings inside and out have been rechromed. A 2018 hull survey (available upon request) showed only a few minor recommendations, which were immediately taken care of by the owner. The hull, the decks and the superstructure should last another 25 years with proper preventative maintenance. Established in 1890, The Matthews Boat Company represented the peak of recreational cruiser design in the mid-nineteen fifties with dealerships located throughout the U.S. With the introduction of her 'convertible' option, the salon doors open fully onto the cockpit, offering 20' of living space and eliminating that closed-in feeling inherent with a single door entry. During her recent refit, the narrow companionway between the salon and the dinette/galley has been removed for a brighter, more spacious experience. In addition, her reconfigured flybridge now seats 6, and a custom aluminum alloy mast is hinged to permit 13'6" clearance in covered moorage. The new mast accommodates updated radar, chart plotter, depth sounder and GPS. This fully restored example of a siganture mid-50s cruiser design turns heads everywhere she cruises. If you are interested in owning a turnkey classic, GRETA may be the opportunity you have been looking for. For more info, plus a pictorial history of her restoration, please go to https://www.vintagematthews.com/ or email Bill at: billbuckphotography@gmail.com or call Bill at 206-403-8586.

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