1966 Matthews 45' Project Cruiser / Liveaboard

by Cam

Vessel is currently moored in Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast.

Recent survey of the hull found it to be in exceptional condition.

This is an excellent project boat that requires minimal effort to make a desirable roomy live aboard.

The offered price of $25,000.00 reflects its current condition as of October 2013.

Main engines and Genset run strong.

Electronics, captains bench, black wrap around aft deck canopy have been removed for clean up but are included.

Not willing to finance.

Serious Inquiries only please to make arrangements for viewing.

Good luck in your search.

Please inquire at cameron.reid39@gmail.com


  • Hull# 64911

  • Material Wood

  • Length 45 feet

  • Beam 14 feet
  • Depth 3' 6"

Hull Structure

  • Planking 1/8 Mahogany

  • Bulkheads  Mahogany Marine plywood

  • Fittings Bronze

  • Framing 1.5" x 2.5" Laminated Oak 10" O.C.

  • Floors 2 x 10 Fir 10" O.C.

  • Decks Teak over Marine Plywood
    Aft Glassed and Painted Fwd.


  • Twin Detroit Diesels 8V53-295hp each

  • Salt Water Cooling - Wet  exhaust

  • Twin Disc 2.5 t0 1 reduction

  • 1 1/2" shafts with spare

  • Cruise speed 16knots @1800rpm

  • Top speed 22 knots

  • 3 blade 24x23 props

  • 6.5 Kw Onan Generator

  • 350 Gallon Fuel

  • 150 Gallon Water


  • 1 Ratheon 1200 Radar

  • 1 Ratheon GPS

  • 1 Digital Depth Finder

  • 1 Richardson Auto Pilot

  • 1 Engine syncronizer

  • 1 Load Hailer

  • 1 12" Spot Light

  • 1 Electric and 1 Air Horn

Deck and Misc.

  • C02 Fire System

  • Mansfield TDX Sanitation System

  • Electric Base Board Heaters

  • Oil Stove

  • Hot water on demand

  • 4 Burner Stove and Oven

  • CWM Ideal Anchor Winch

  • Aft and Fwd Berth Heads

Comments for 1966 Matthews 45' Project Cruiser / Liveaboard

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Dec 14, 2014
Lovely girl
by: Raindancer

I would love to make this my home and give her lots of TLC! Sadly I dont know where you live :(

Nov 28, 2013
Price Change
by: Cam

Nice Boat Dean.

I need a guy like yourself who lives a bit closer to take this awesome boat off my hands.

Ive dropped the price to 15,000!

Good luck with your project.


Nov 04, 2013
looks like mine
by: Dean Bachelor

Looks a lot like my 63 Owens 40'
check out my page


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