About Us

Founded in 1977, The MATTHEWS BOAT OWNERS ASSOCIATION (MBOA) is a non-profit corporation for past and present MATTHEWS owners, and is devoted to perpetuating MATTHEWS history, respect for a classic boat, and to serving as a clearing house for MATTHEWS BOATS, and club news devoted to the history of the MATTHEWS COMPANY.

The MBOA is a national organization with members located on all coasts of the United States including several members in Canada. Our members own boats that range from a 1905 duck boat to a 1974 56 footer.

 

If you are looking for information regarding the history of a particular boat, the Antique Boat Museum holds the Matthews Boat Company archives, the most complete boat collection known in the United States. For any interested parties or Matthews owners that would like to find out more about their boat, please fill out a Research Request Form and return it to Claire Wakefield, Curatorial Assistant,cwakefield@abm.org.