Vera Kate

1988 | 47' 0" DEFEVER


Spacious and Comfortable Performance Trawler 

This Defever Is In Great Condition!


Arthur Defever designed the 47' Performance Offshore Cruiser with a semi-displacement hull that allows her to reach speeds that most trawlers cannot attain.  She can be cruised at a respectable 7-8 knots when fuel savings are essential or speed up to 15 knots when you have a schedule to keep. 

Vera Kate is a galley up, three stateroom, three head layout.  Her four level design would make a fantastic liveaboard, with plenty of storage and room for friends and family.  Her massive sundeck and flybridge offer unparalleled outdoor living space. 

She has been properly maintained and offers a tremendous value to those looking for a spacious liveaboard cruiser with a build quality synonymous with Defever Yachts. 

Make an appointment to see her today!


Highlights Include:

  • Twin Caterpillar 3208 Diesels (375hp) 2,400 hours
  • 11.5 KW Onan Generator 
  • FloScan Fuel Monitoring System
  • Robertson Autopilot, Garmin MFD, SSB Radio, Furuno Radar and Much More
  • Massive Enclosed Sundeck With Wetbar and Refrigerator
  • Twin Folding Boarding Stairs
  • Cabin Stripe and Superstructure Painted with Awlgrip 
  • Electric Crane Davit with Rooftop Dinghy Storage
  • 1996 12' Novarania RIB w/ 40hp Yamaha Engine 


Boat Name
Vera Kate
LOA: 47 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 8 in
Displacement: 43200 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpiller
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: 3208
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 2350
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 375 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: 3208
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 2350
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 375 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (275 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (600 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)

Vessel Walk-through

Entering the solid teak door from the sundeck you access the main salon and galley.  The main salon features plenty of light with wrap-around windows, sofa, drop-leaf table, and an ottoman.  The salon level is also home to the lower helm, and a large u-shaped galley aft.  Walking aft and down three steps gains entry to two of the three staterooms. The full beam master stateroom features a queen centerline berth with innerspring mattress and a private head w/ soaking tub and shower.  Walking forward down the corridor there is an office/guest stateroom to port, and a day head to starboard.  Back in the salon moving forward you will find an additional stairway that leads to the forward stateroom, an additional head, and access to the spacious engine room.  

The exterior living spaces on Vera Kate are impressive.  The large sundeck has a hard top, wrap around removable isinglass panels, wet bar, entertainment area, and a heavy teak door with access to the interior of the vessel.  There are boarding gates to both port and starboard, and an additional gate with a ladder leading to the fiberglass swim platform below.  Walking forward and up four steps from the sundeck allows access to the flybridge area.  The flybridge offers a plenty of seating for friends and family, a full isinglass enclosure, and access to the tender storage area and davit.  Back on the sundeck level, there are wide walkways to port and starboard for accessing the large foredeck and bow area.


The salon and galley share the same space for a modern feel.   There is plenty of storage and natural light, giving the salon an airy feel.

  • Sofa and ottoman

  • Mini-blinds for windows

  • Exterior Green Phifertex Shade for Salon Windows (Not pictured)

  • Dedicated Air Conditioning/ Heating Controls
  • Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo with CD Changer

  • Sony Television

  • Generous Lockers and Drawer Space

  • Splendide Washer/Dryer located  in the Starboard Side Teak Cabinetry (reported to be non-functional)

  • Teak and Holly Flooring


The large U-shaped galley features plenty of counter space, beautiful overhead teak cabinetry, and plenty of light.

  • Teak and Holly Flooring

  • Electric Princess 3-Burner Stove with Oven

  • Double Stainless Steel Sink

  • Teak Spice Racks

  • Teak Lattice Cabinets Above

  • SubZero Refrigerator with Icemaker – Under Counter

  • Sanyo Refrigerator- Under Counter

Master Stateroom and Head

The full 16’ beam master stateroom is located all the way aft, and features a queen size centerline berth, private head with shower/ tub, a seated vanity, and plenty of hanging lockers and drawer storage.  

  • Mirrored Aft Bulkhead

  • Dedicated Air Conditioning/ Heating Controls

  • Teak Nightstands with Swing Out Lighting

  • Teak Valances with Curtains

  • Teak and Holly Soles

  • Mirrored Vanity with Swivel Chair

  • Two Hanging Lockers with Generous Countertops

  • Stainless Opening Portlights With Curtains

  • Private Head with Opening Stainless Port, Electric head, and Shower/Tub

Guest Stateroom #2/ Office Space    

The second stateroom features single over and under bunks, a built-in desk, and a large hanging locker.

  • Entry From Master Stateroom or From Main Aft Hallway

  • Vents for A/C

  • Drawer Storage Under Berth

  • Built-in Bookshelves

  • Teak and Holly Flooring

Guest Stateroom #3 Forward and Head

The third stateroom is located all the way forward, and features a large v-berth and private head.

  • Dedicated Air Conditioning/ Heating Controls

  • Large V-berth w/ Removable Insert

  • 24” Overhead Opening Hatch

  • Access to Chain Locker

  • Large Hanging Locker

  • Teak and Holly Sole

  • Four Stainless Opening Portlights with Shades

  • Private Head With Manual Toilet, Stainless Sink, Opening Stainless Port, and Overhead Lighting

Day Head

The Day Head is located across the passageway from the second stateroom and office. Its central location allows easy access for your guests.  

  • Electric Galley Maid Toilet

  • Marble Vanity/Sink

  • Opening Stainless Portlight

  • Bathtub/Shower with Mirrored Doors that is Shared with the Master Stateroom En-Suite Head


Lower Station:

  • ICOM IC-M710 Single Sideband Radio

  • ICOM IC-M100 VHF

  • Intercom (to Lower Helm and Engine Room)

  • Ritchie Compass

  • Datamarine Depth

  • ZF Mathers Electronic Engine Controls

Upper Station:

  • Garmin 7” Touch Screen GPS

  • Garmin ECO 500C Depth

  • Datamarine Depth

  • Uniden VHF

  • Furuno 1942 CRT Radar w/ Open Array

  • Simrad/ Robertson Hydraulic AP20 Autopilot

  • Ritchie Electronic Compass

  • Flo-Scan Twin Fuel Totalizer

  • Intercom (to Upper Helm and Engine Room)

  • ZF Electronics Engine Controls
  • Dual CD/ Stereo With Speakers

Sun Deck

The massive sun deck measures 15’ x 16’ and is the main living and entertaining space while underway.   The space is wide open, with wrap around opening isinglass curtains, and room for plenty of furniture.   A hinged wet bar with sink, storage, built-in television, and a new refrigerator is centerline forward.  On the stern, there is a boarding ladder coming up from the swim platform.  Walkthroughs to the foredeck are to port and starboard, and entry to the salon and flybridge are centerline.

  • Toshiba Flat Screen Television

  • Norcold Refrigerator (NEW)

  • Wet Bar Under Hinged Countertop

  • Wrap around isinglass enclosure

  • Boarding Gates to Port and Starboard

  • (2) Two Marquipt Tiderider Boarding Stairs


The fully enclosed flybridge features plenty of seating with forward facing bench seats to port and starboard of the captain's pedestal helm chair. A cushioned bench seat with triangular teak table is to port.   A large cushioned dock box is opposite to starboard.  A fiberglass arch is home to various antennas, and access to the dinghy storage area and electric davit is aft.

Deck Equipment

  • Fiberglass Swim Platform with Ladder

  • Maxwell 12V Windlass with Wildcat

  • 30 Kg. Bruce Anchor

  • Spare Fortress Anchor

  • 180 ft. 3/8" BBB Rode

  • Fiberglass Pulpit

  • Forward Deck Washdown

  • (4) Fenders in Fender Racks

  • Electric Crane Dinghy Davit w/ Chocks


  • Onan 11.5kw Genset with Sound Shield

  • 50-Amp Shore Power Cable

  • 60-Amp Sentry Battery Charger

  • (2) 24-Series Genset Batteries

  • (4) 8D Main Engine Batteries

  • (3) 16,000 BTU CruisAir Reverse Cycle Units

  • 20 Gallon Raritan Hot Water Heater

  • 60-Amp Sentry Battery Charger

Engine and Mechanical

  • 11.5kw Onan Genset (4,426 Hours)

  • Mathers ZF Electronic Shift/ Throttle Controls for Engines

  • Flo-Scan System for Main Engines

  • Fluorescent Lights in Engine Room

  • Gauges for Main Engines

  • Fireboy Halon Fire Extinguisher System

  • Twin Racor 900s each Main Engine and Single 500FG for Genset, all with Vacuum Gauges

  • Groco Sea Strainers

  • Spare 4 blade Propellers

  • Groco Oil Change System

  • Fuel Transfer Pump

  • Charcoal Filter for Freshwater System

  • Whale Gusher Manual Bilge Pump

Additional Equipment 

  • 1996 11' Novarania RIB with 40HP Yamaha Outboard (Stored Under Cover)




Boat Loan Calculator

Boat price $
Down payment $
Trade-in allowance $
Interest Rate %
Sales Tax %
Loan amount $
Monthly payment $


47' 0"
16' 0" (4.88 m)
Pensacola, Florida, United States; Region: Florida - N.W.
$149,000 USD

Quick Contact Form

Disclaimer: This yacht listing may be listed by another brokerage and is presented as a convenience to our clients. This is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.