46' (14.02m)

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MOONGLOW III - 1973 46' MATTHEWS Fiberglass Flybridge Sportfish
Annapolis Maryland
$69,000 USD

Yacht for sale is a 1973 MATTHEWS 46' "MOONGLOW III" Fiberglass Flybridge Sportfish Sport Fisherman in Annapolis, Maryland,
USA.  The Matthews Boat Company was founded by Scott J. Matthews in 1898.  In 1906 the company moved to Port Clinton Ohio, where it prospered as a world-renowned builder of quality boats.  In 1913 Matthews built the first recreational vessel powered by diesel engines. The 110' Aeldgytha cruised 2,700 trouble free diesel powered miles on the Great Lakes, marking another first for Matthews in the recreational boat building industry.  Because of its world-wide reputation for quality Matthews built yachts for several luminaries such as W. E. Scripps, president of the Scripps Motor Co. and commodore of The Detroit Motor Boat Club, Charles E. Ringling of circus fame, who had Matthews build 6 yachts for him and the owner of  the Packard Automobile Company. The US government had the company build vessels for the US Army in 1909, 110' sub chasers during World War I and landing craft in World War II.  In 1924 Matthews began building the first stock production boat in the industry... the  Matthews 38' "Special".  All recreational boats prior to that had been custom made. In 1969 sensing the end of wooden yacht construction, Matthews contracted with Halamatic of England to build 46' fiberglass hulls that were nearly identical to the Matthews 45' wooden hulls in weight, appearance, dimensions and performance.  The hulls were shipped to the Matthews factory where the cabins, bridges and interiors were built and engines were installed. Matthews was the only production powerboat in the US to carry a Lloyds of London certification.  Unfortunately, the company switched to fiberglass construction too late and was a victim of the oil crisis and the US recession of the early 1970s .   "MOONGLOW III" is one of the last vessels built by Matthews and is a perfect example of why Matthews had a reputation for unsurpassed quality.Significant  Upgrades    Rebuilt galley with modern appliances and custom counter topsReplaced main saloon furnitureNew helm enclosure & cockpit browNew VHF marine radioNew Raymarine multifunction display (GPS & chartplotter)Replaced most plumbing and wiringInstalled a custom stainless steel shore power cord receptacle box in cockpitResidence type mirror door, medicine chests in both headsBarrier-coated the bottomReplaced pumps Replaced seacocksNew teak cockpit tableNew main saloon sole LED lightingCustom high wear carpet in the staterooms & hallway.Custom breaker panel3 air conditioning unitsElectrosan waste treatment systemPropSpeed applied to underwater running gear   Due to being continually upgraded and maintained to a very high standard, "MOONGLOW III", upon inspection, appears to be much, much younger than her age.  This is your chance to own a Lloyds certified classic vessel.    

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LENGTH 46' (14.02m)
BEAM 14' 10" (4.52m)
LOCATION Annapolis, Maryland,
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The galley has been completely redone with:

  • Formica countertops
  • Virtifrigo stainless steel under counter, drawers. one drawer for refrigeration, one drawer for a freezer  
  • A large front opening, under counter, ice maker.
  • Microwave oven
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Single lever faucet
  • Princess 3 burner electric stove with oven


  • Raymarine L1250 Multifunction display ( GPS, Chartplotter)
  • Cobra VHF marine radio (2016)
  • Furuno 36 mile radar (CRT)
  • Benmar auto-pilot
  • Navico Depth sounder
  • Three 16,000 BTU CruiseAir reverse cycle AC/heat
  • Onan 12kw generator
  • Fusion stereo am/fm cd  player

Additional Information

  • Electric crane on deck for launching & retrieving the dinghy
  • Boston Whaler 11' "Yachtsman" dinghy in chocks on deck
  • 3 Automatic Bilge pumps
  • Two 8D lead acid batteries (2016)
  • Ideal vertical capstan electric windlass
  • Raritan Crown electric marine toilets
  • Two Stall showers-one in each stateroom
  • LectraSan waste treatment system
  • Fortress FX23 main anchor
  • Trim tabs
  • Raw water washdown
  • Barrier coated bottom
  • PropSpeed on underwater running gear
  • Misc. fenders, dock lines, spares, etc.


  Interior Walk-Through

Starting forward in the bow is the first stateroom. There are single berths outboard, port and starboard on either side about 4' above the cabin sole with storage cabinets beneath each berth. There is a triangular platform all the way forward making access to the berths easier.  

Beneath the platform, concealed by a cover, is an electric marine toilet.  On the forward bulkhead, above the platform, there is a mirrored access door to the chain locker. As you enter the cabin there is a sink to port and a glass door stall shower to starboard.

Heading aft down the hall is the large second stateroom (the owner's cabin) on the starboard side.  It features a large double bed outboard to starboard, with a large night table next to it.  There is a large cabinet topped with a cushion on the other side of the room, across from and parallel with the bed, which could serve as a single bed.  A couple of feet from the foot of the bed is a large hanging locker and farther forward is a large ensuite head with a glass door stall shower.

The hallway and staterooms all have custom cut attractive high wear carpet.

Heading aft there are two large closets with wicker inserts in their doors outboard to port.

Four steps up from the hallway to the staterooms, heading aft takes you to the main saloon and galley.

The Galley features a long Formica topped center island athwartship with the stainless steel galley sink, refrigerator and freezer drawers below it.

 Forward across from the galley island counter is a counter under the windshield which has the Princess electric 3 burner stove and oven with lots of storage space below it.  

The Main Saloon, aft of the excellent galley, has 2 bucket chairs to port, with a coffee table & convertible sofa (which opens to becomes a queen bed) to stbd,  Farther aft a plexiglass door opens to the stern deck. The plexiglass doors which span the entire aft end of the main saloon can completely open to make the main saloon and aft deck one continuous open space.


There is a Large foredeck with Fortress FX 23 anchor, Ideal windlass, and an electric crane for launching and retrieving the 11' Whaler dinghy chocked on deck, 

There are generous side decks which make a comfortable path to the bow. 

 The aft deck has a custom teak table and space for several deck chairs (included)

There is a ladder leading to the large flybridge which has several seats and can accommodate several people.

All of the electronics, instruments and controls for operating the vessel are located at the centrally located helm featuring a Stidd helm seat for the captain's comfort.

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Ken Jacks
Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road

Annapolis, Maryland,

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