The new steamboat just built for the New Bedford and Vineyard Steamboat Company arrived here Monday night on her first trip, having made excellent time. The “steamboat committee” were out in full force to welcome the new boat, and a strong force from the village generally, - the “excursion committee,” we’ll call them - assisted the regular detail in their daily arduous duty.

The Martha’s Vineyard is unlike the Monohansett in her model, being a trifle shorter, wider, higher out of water, and sharper fore and aft, and was built for safety and comfort as well as speed. Her length is 185 feet over all; breadth of beam 29 feet; depth of hold 9 feet, and she draws 5 feet of water.

She has a Hubbard & Whittaker beam engine. The diameter of the cylinder is 46 inches, with a 9 foot stroke. The diameter of the boiler is 11 feet and length 20 feet. The diameter of the shaft is 11 inches. The paddle wheels are 27 feet in diameter, 7 1-2 feet face, and have Mahoney’s patent buckets. The engine is nickel plated.

The cabins, saloons, ante-rooms, officers rooms, &c., are roomy and comfortable, and finished in a handsome manner. The lower cabin, which extends from the stern to the alter end of the engine, has locker seats on the sides, and the kitchen and steward’s rooms are adjoining, on each side of the engine. There is a flight of stairs, black walnut, from the after part of the cabin to the ladies’ saloon, as well as a similar flight from the forward part.

Thee after part of the deck above is occupied by a roomy ladies’ saloon between the side houses. This saloon is nearly double the size of that of the Monohansett, and its ample space will greatly facilitate access to the clerk’s office. The ladies’ saloon is handsomely carpeted and finished in a very tasty manner.

A flight of double circular stairs, of black walnut, aft of the engine, connects with the promenade saloon, which is 90 feet in length, extending from the stern to the forward gangway. The saloon is enclosed with broad handsome windows opening on the guards, and there is an open promenade deck forward and aft. A handsome carpet covers the floor of the saloon, and black walnut seats encompass the magnificent room. There is a handsome dome over the stairway with fancy glass windows. The painting and panel-work of the saloon is particularly neat and tasty. The pilot house is large and commodious, and is situated on the hurricane deck.

The boat is built in the most thorough manner, of the best material, and her bottom is covered with metal from the New Bedford Copper Works. She is furnished with all modern conveniences, and the officers’ rooms are unusually large and comfortable. The ornamental work of her cabins and saloons is artistic, and all her furnishings present evidence of good taste. The joiner work was done by Harry B. Eels; painting by Robert Bringham, and upholstering by A. T. Stewart & Co., all of New York.

The officers of the Martha’s Vineyard are as follows: - Captain, Benjamin C. Cromwell; 1st mate, John J. Luce; clerk, John Mayhew; engineer, George B. Orswell; steward, John J. Mendance; stewardess, Mrs. Maria R. Nye. With the exception of the mate, the officers have all served the public in their respective official stations on the Monohansett. They are well-known, able, competent officers, and will reap additional honors in the new steamer.

The Monohansett is being re-fitted, and when she resumes her place upon the route will be as good as new. With two first-class boats, travelers too and from the Vineyard will be amply accommodated and faithfully served.