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This classic is one of only five ever made 60 foot Mathews Cruisers and the last and only good one left in the world. Artania II, a 1970 60’ Cruiser build by the Matthews Boat Company in Port Clinton, Ohio, is the last of the wood-hulled Matthews boats built before the company began building fiberglass boats in 1971. Formerly known as "Mahogany", the Matthews was owned by a Michigan congressman, and was a familiar sight to many cruising the Great Lakes every summer. Artania II was purchased by her current owner at Mertaugh Boat Works during the winter of 2011. That spring some new planks were installed in time to launch for the owner to enjoy a trip to Mackinac Island as well as win 1st Place in the Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show, the third time she would receive that honor. During the winter layup of 2012 plans were made to replace more hull planks, and beautiful new teak decking was milled and installed while the hull planks were being replaced.The deckhouse was refurbished as well. Also a custom-designed and fabricated teak bench seat was built for the bow deck area, providing additional seating and storage. All bright work was sanded and varnished to show-quality specs, and the hull was primed and painted. The yacht underwent a major electronics upgrade including the installation of two complete navigation systems while making extensive upgrades to the interior wiring and electrical systems onboard. In August of 2014, Artania II headed south, and she is currently cruising the waters of South Florida “Artania II” has just recently undergone more wood plankingreplacement on the underwater areas. This work has been well documented withphotographs. Please request these photos if required. The company that carried out these repairs isGillen Diesel and Marine Services at Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach Florida. As well as new bottom planking, anew 17.5 Kw Phasor Generator, New AGM Batteries, Mastervolt Battery Charger and Magma Energy Inverter were installed, as well as many other upgrades including some electrical upgrades. New 12 volt “gulper” bilge pumps were added to themachinery space. There has been no expense spared in the care and upgrades to the vessel“Artania II”.
United Yacht Sales New Jersey would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 60' Matthews Cruiser 1970. This yacht for sale is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and priced at $299,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!
Detroit 8V71 N
1970 4120.00 HRS 318.00 HP
1970 4120.00 HRS 318.00 HP
Phasor 17.5kw newly installed with 20 hrs. Receptacles: 2 x 250 volt x 50 AmpPower cords: 1 x 250 volt x 50 Amp + 1 x 125 volt x 50 AmpPower cords: 2 x 125 volt x 30 Amp Battery installation: 4 x 12 Volt AGM forward to starboard in engine room12 Volt chargers: 50 Amp “Mastervolt”Inverter: “Magma Energy”Inverter charger: 60 Amp All batteries AGM sealed type inWood boxes Battery switches: Four approved typeAir conditioning: Cruise AirHeating: Reverse cycle in the above + electric floor level heatersPhone / TV recep.: Yes Lights: 12 volt DC & 110 volt AC Bonding system: ThroughoutEngine rm. blowers: 12 volt DC
Compass: 10” RitchieAuto Pilot: GarminRadar: Garmin 7215 72 MileGPS: 2 x Garmin 7215Chart plotter: In above GPS’sVHF: Garmin VHF 200Hailer: In VHF radioSpeed log: In GPS’sDepth finder: Garmin GMI 10 multiCCTV system: Yes w/ cameras in engine room, aft deck & salon
Location of galley: Forward down to portLocation of dinette: Opposite galley to starboard + helm deck tableStove top: 4 Burner “General Electric”, electricMicrowave: “General Electric”Convection oven: In the above microwave ovenRefrigeration: “Marvel”Freezer: As aboveIcemaker: On helm deckHot water heater: 30 gallon “Kenmore”, electricWasher / Dryer: “Ariston” two piece
Built in system: “Kidde”Type: 2 x 35 lb. Co2 bottlesTank location: In engine roomAutomatic release: YesManual release: At helmHand held: 4 x 2 ½ LB. & 1 x 10 lb. Dry powderAux. fire pump: 12 volt deck wash downs Dewatering pumps: 4 x 12 volt submersible type w/ float switches + 4 x 12 volt dryout Gulper pumps
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