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1960 Matthews Cabin Cruiser

Mystic, Connecticut


At her dock in Mystic, Connecticut. Sea Lark is a fine example of the renowned Carl Matthews designed and Matthews Company of Port Clinton Ohio built aft cabin motor yacht.

She is fully restored vessel with rebuilding achieved through the years. The photos in this listing of work being carried out are to illustrate the rebuilding projects that have all been completed during currrent owner's tenure. 

Sea Lark has been meticulously and continuously maintained. Powered by twin Marine Power 454 380HP  freshwater cooled gasoline engines. The purchase of Sea Lark presents a great opportunity to own a true classic motor yacht in top shape and condition.  She has cruised the Atlantic coast from Maine to Florida and the Bahamas, and is fully capable of comfortably repeating such adventures.

Recent work includes re-caulking (2021), anti fouling bottom paint, refurbished heads, transom coated with four coats varnish  (October 2023). Note: The Kohler 6.5 KW genset  has been  removed and being rebuilt (2023-24). 

Owner of over twenty years motivated to sell and offers encouraged. 


Basic Boat Info

Make: Matthews
Model: Cabin Cruiser
Year: 1960
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42 ft
Waterline Length: 39'6 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Min Draft: 3'4 ft
Displacement: 25,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 17 ft

Engines / Speed

Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Propeller RPM: 2500
Maximum Speed: 17 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 230 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 55 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers


Howard Taylor
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809
Tel:1-855-AHOYMATE (1-855-246-9628)

Accommodations, layout and construction

Sea Lark is a traditionally styled bridge deck aft cabin motor yacht. The hull designed by Scott and Carl Matthews has a round formed bottom that flattens out aft, and the nearly vertical bow provides a fine entry with little flare. Keel and frames are oak with mahogany planking, teak foredeck and cockpit. Stainless steel bow rails, boarding gates. Bottom and frames replaced stem to stern (2004-2006). Bronze fasteners, new thru hulls. Transom had four coats varnish applied October 2023.

Sleeps six crew in comfort with a Vee berth is forward; a convertible settee/double berth in main saloon and double berths each side of the aft master stateroom. 

Aft of the forward cabin is the U-shaped vinyl upholstered dinette to port and the galley opposite equipped with electric Princess stove with oven, Tundra reefer/freezer, double stainless steel sinks, formica counter tops, cupboards and drawers. There is a convertible comfortable sofa in the main saloon. Access to head and shower stall are via the passage way to the after cabin and the passageway. Heads equipped with two porcelain sinks and two Vacu-flush toilets (refurbished 2023, including new duck valves, tank monitor sending switch, charcoal vent, new mascerator pump). 

Aft is the large roomy stateroom with double berths on each side. There is a large cedar hanging locker and several drawers. Varnished interior. Floors are linoleum and carpet.  Curtains are cloth. The bridge deck has a helm seat and upholstered settee and bench. Canvas helmdeck enclosure (re-zippered 2023).

Two separate air conditioning systems fore and aft.


Electronics and navigation
  • Datamarine LX 200 depthsounder
  • Ensign digital tach/synchronizer
  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF radio
  • Chronometer and barometer
  • Danforth Express 6" compass
  • Ship's Bell
  • Horn
  • Navigation lights
  • 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC systems, circuit board with breakers.
  • Two 4D (wet cell) batteries
  • Kohler 6.5 KW genset  currently removed and being rebuilt (2023)
  • SM series 40 amp three stage charger
  • Two Leece Neville 40 amps alternators
  • Two sutomatic electric bilge pumps
  • High water alarm. 
Deck and sundries
  • Boarding ladder, swim platform.
  • Danforth anchors 
  • Fenders and docklines
  • PFDs
  • Two extinguishers in main saloon
  • One Kidde carbon dioxide extinguisher
Engine and mechanical
  • Twin Marine Power 454 380 HP freshwater cooled gasoline engines (1991). Hours undetermined.
  • Generator
  • Two bronze spade rudders
  • Four bladed propellers (new 2006)
  • Zincs replaced (October 2023)
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.
Additional Contact Information
Please call Howard Taylor at 860 884 9924 to schedule a viewing. Thank you
Rudders and Moorings LLC, Varykino, Stonington, Connecticut Office: