Pied Piper at Bell Harbor Marina, downtown Seattle waterfront, 2009
The Pied Piper is a privately-owned, wood-hulled, twin-engine, motor vessel built by the Matthews Boat Company, designed for short term or long term cruising. Matthews advertised this boat as a 1940 "38" Standard Sedan motoryacht. In truth, this vessel was built in 1939 (not 1940) and she is 40 (not 38) feet in length, stem to stern. She was built in 1939 by the Matthews Boat Company on Lake Erie at Port Clinton, Ohio. Today, decades later, she continues to enjoy relaxed and elegant cruising with her original 1939 Chrysler Royal flathead, straight-8, gasoline engines and is equally at home in major metropolitan cities or among the beautiful, forested islands of the Pacific Northwest in the USA and Canada -- boating paradise. Use the links at the bottom of this webpage to catch a glimpse of some of the cruising this vessel has enjoyed and see some of the major repairs and restoration done on the boat. It should be noted that boats built back in the early 1900s were never expected to last this long, yet many of them are still healthy and plying the waters all across the USA and Canada, and in many other countries around the world. The Pied Piper is one who continues the journey.