1930s Atkin-designed 25-footer for sale in New York State

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This attractive 1934 Billy Atkin-designed 25ft Matthews Sailer is up for sale – and it’s such a sweet boat I have decided to post some photos.

The Sailer described in the sales literature as a Seabird-type cruiser, and I gather she was built to plans that the Atkins lost in a hurricane in 1938. (By the way, I should explain that I’m not related to Billy and his boat designer son John Atkin so far as I know.)

Miss O has a four-cylinder Graymarine engine (I think this may be orginal), lots of nice bronze, including a screen for the companion way and a folding mast for use on the New York State canal system that can be raised or lowerd by one or two people. The owner and his wife haveve enjoyed the boat for several years and even honeymooned aboard – but have now bought something new.

Click here to find the advert (look for the link to ‘Matthews’): http://cayuga-marina.homestead.com/index.html

Click here to see the original sales leaflet: http://camper-boat-sales.homestead.com/matthews.pdf

THIS BOAT IS NO LONGER FOR SALE – HER OWNERS DECIDED TO KEEP HER AFTER ALL. I’M JUST GLAD SHE’S BEING LOOKED AFTER…

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2 thoughts on “1930s Atkin-designed 25-footer for sale in New York State”

  1. I've seen this boat coming up over and over again on Craigslist, the marina is about 50 miles from me. She's a beauty, for sure. I'm bummed that I don't have a place to restore her.

  2. Hi Gavin, It's very kind of you to post these photos of "Miss Q" Listening to the logical side of my brain we bought a classic Pearson Triton…selling out to fiberglass. But after an emotional roller coaster ride of a summer my emotional side won out…logic be damned! We sold the Triton and are keeping our lovely "Miss Q". She'll be back on Cayuga Lake for the summer of 2010, her 76th year afloat.

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