1969 Matthews Flush Deck Tri-Cabin

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Class Power
Category Motor Yachts
Year 1969
Make Matthews
Length 45'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Wood
Fuel Type Gas
Location Traverse City, MI

 The tri-cabin layout accommodates 6 owners and guests in 3 staterooms. The forward cabin has 2 single berths outboard of centerline with plenty of storage underneath and a large hanging locker. There is also an ensuite head. Moving aft is the starboard side galley with (2) refrigerators, (3) burner electric stove with oven and a double SS sink. Up 1 stair is the main salon with plenty of room to entertain guests. Aft to port is a second cabin with bunk beds with abundant storage. Across is a shared head with electric toilet and a separate shower stall. The aft stateroom is spacious with twin beds outboard, with a chest of drawers and (2) large hanging lockers. A set of steps leads up to the aft deck for a private entrance.


Carvel planked mahogany on white oak frames sided 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" on center fastened with silicon bronze fasteners. Heavy white oak engine and bilge stringers, thru-bolted with silicon bronze fasteners. The transom is broad-planked mahogany fastened over a marine grade plywood sub-transom on white oak frames. The companionway & cabin soles are marine grade plywood on oak & fir frames. The bottom is freshly painted with copper bronze anti-fouling bottom paint and topsides are spray painted with Sterling catalyzed linear polyurethane paint over epoxy primers giving it a high luster finish.


Twin 300 HP V-8 inboard Chrysler Marine M440 engines, fresh water cooled


6.5 KW Onan generator

Cruisair Marine Air Conditioning

(4) Wet cell marine batteries

Raritan battery charger

(2) 30-amp shore power cords

ABI anchor windlass

Danforth  35# plow anchor w/ 250' rode  & 25' chain

Danforth 6SR 100' 5/8" rode


(15) Type I PFD's

(24) Type II PFD's

(2) Type IV throwables

Visual flares

12-volt hailer

Ships bell

(2) Automatic CO2 fire extinguishers in engine compartment

(6) Hand held Type B:C fire extinguishers

Double lifelines

Owners Comment

Owner's Note:

Since acquiring 'Southwind' from her original owners in 1996, we have worked to improve this beautiful vessel in big and small ways every year. From cleaning and re-painting the bilges to re-painting the entire boat, we have followed a regimen of listing and prioritizing the work/repairs/improvements to be undertaken in the current year and then completing the work as time allowed. We started by completing every item listed on the original survey's 'Findings and Recommendations' list while building and executing our own Upgrades and Improvements list.  And now, after the last 3 year make-over, She is ready for her next 25 years of enjoyment.

It has been a labor of love to maintain and improve Southwind over the past 25 years. All work has been done to professional standards, by working and retired professionals, as I was a Marina/Boat Yard owner for the past 30 plus years.

She is now ready to continue giving back the love that She has received.

This great yacht is in superior condition to when we adopted her and should need only normal maintenance and upkeep to see her through her next 25 years.

She now needs a new Caretaker to adopt Her and add their own personal touches. At the asking price (1/10th of replacement cost), you would not even be paying for the restoration costs. And, getting the rest of the boat for free.

 2017 2019 Upgrades:

 Bottom: Sanded, re-caulked, re-painted with hard racing copper bottom paint.

 Topsides: Sanded, faired, primed and re-painted with hi-gloss Sterling polyurethane paint

 Cabin top & sides: Sanded, faired, primed and re-painted with hi-gloss Sterling polyurethane paint

 Pilot House, doors, roof: Sanded, faired, primed and re-painted with hi-gloss Sterling polyurethane paint

 Decks: Stripped, sanded, faired, primed and re-painted with hi-gloss Sterling polyurethane paint and non-skid paint added to all walkable areas.

 Transom and Handrails: Stripped, sanded, faired and varnished with 12 coats of Cetol Gloss Varnish, with sanding between coats

 New Floor Coverings throughout.

 New electronics added.

 All new batteries installed.




The 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.
Contact Information

Call listing broker Bill Allgaier view the vessel.

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Cabin Headroom
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Holding Tank Capacity
Single Berths
Twin Berths
Engine Make Chrysler Marine
Engine Model M440
Total Power 600hp
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Gas
1969 Matthews Flush Deck Tri-Cabin

 Southwind is back in the water after an extensive 3 year restoration and complete re-paint.

The hull, deckhouse, cabin sides and top, roof and decks were stripped, sanded, faired, primed with epoxy primer and coated with Sterling polyurethane paint.

The Pilot House doors were removed, stripped, epoxy primed and re-painted, with new glass installed.

The bottom was sanded, reefed, re-caulked and coated with Petit Racing Copper paint.

The Transom and Handrails were stripped, sanded, faired and re-varnished with 12 coats of Cetol Gloss Varnish, with sanding between coats, giving them a stately and elegant high-gloss fininh.

The Teak toe & cap rails were scrubbed, sanded fair and sealed with multiple coats of teak oil.

Many, many additional upgrades have been made, you need to see to appreciate.


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