Dolphin Dreams

1987 | 53' 0" DEFEVER


Price just reduced drastically.  Sellers are eager to find a buyer before winter arrives and are considering any and all reasonable offers.  She just received a full bottom job, completely new exhaust system for engines and generator and is truly turn key!  This beautiful 53 Performance Offshore Cruise built by DeFever Yachts is ready to go anywhere. Whether you are looking for a year around live aboard or a yacht to cruise islands or simply entertain family and friends nearshore, she has it all.  This specific 53 benefits from some serious upgrading including all new Furuno NavNet 3D electronics, Trac stabilizers, bow thruster, stern thruster, video system, low hours,twin gens and much more.  She is without question the nicest 53 DeFever in service today and must be seen to believe. This elegant yacht has three staterooms each featuring an ensuite head plus a dayhead in the main salon, a rarity and incredible feature for a boat this size. The upper deck is absolutely massive and features an outdoor summer kitchen complete with a full size grill and wet bar.  She has seen just 3 owners and is seeking a fourth having never been short of pampered so far while seeing amazing family vacations, gorgeous sunsets and has even been the main feature of a wedding a few years ago. All the while, she keeps doing what she has been built to do best, creating memories that last a life time.  Don’t miss this once in a life time chance to own a truly exceptional DeFever 53.

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Key Features and Updates

Just 2600 original hours on Caterpillar 3208’s

Six A/C Units (Cruisair) --salon, galley, pilot house, three staterooms

New five zone forced air boiler heating system

Bow and stern thrusters with remotes

Niad Stabilizers

Twin generators (20 and 8)

Real teak and holly floors

Full exterior nonskid decks 

Three staterooms ensuite plus Day head off salon

Kenmore Elite appliances 

Free stranding furniture 

Custom outdoor kitchen on the bridge

Audio and visual in every room


Over $175,000.00 has been spent in recent updates

All new Furuno 3D electronics package, upper and lower helms

New headliner and LED lights 

New Teak blinds 

New polycarbonate aft deck enclosure 

Updated heads with Vacuflush toilets

Teak and holly floors throughout and in heads 

New Bosch washer and dryer

Fusion speakers on bridge 

New Nick Jackson Co. Davit 

New bridge helm seat 

Engine room and aft cameras 

New Xantrex inverter / charger 


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53' 0"
16' 6" (5.03 m)
Vero Beach, Florida, United States; Region: Florida - S.E.
Mega Yacht
$419,000 USD

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