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1985 | 48' DeFever Tri-Cabin Trawlers for Sale

1985 DeFever

48' (14.63m) Tri-Cabin - Whichaway

This 1985 DF 48 has great sea keeping abilities and the range to reach remote anchorages, provides extended living accommodations at anchor, and has the ability to carry, launch and retrieve a tender.


Vessel ID# 2771042      Last Updated: 2020-06-25 11:51:18

$ 149,000 USD

€ 128,299 Euros
€ 184,356 CAD

Description

This 1985 DF 48 has great sea keeping abilities and the range to reach remote anchorages, provides extended living accommodations at anchor, and has the ability to carry, launch and retrieve a tender.


She has had the same caring owner for the past 18 years and has accommodated his cruising lifestyle well.


The vessel shows in many different ways how well she was cared for, which is documented in her log that has been kept up to date ever since.


If you are considering the purchase of a trawler type yacht you won't be disappointed by this one.


Data Sheet

LOA: 48' " (14.63 Meters)

Type: Power - Used

Year: 1985

Beam: ' "

Bridge Clearance: ' "

Draft Max: ' "

Draft Min: ' "

Cabins: 3

Heads: 2

Maximum Speed: 10 Knots

Cruise Speed: 8 Knots

Range NMI:

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Fuel Tank: Gallons ( Liters)

Fresh Water: Gallons ( Liters)

Holding Tank: Gallons ( Liters)

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MAIN DESCRIPTION

This 1985 DF 48 has great sea keeping abilities and the range to reach remote anchorages, provides extended living accommodations at anchor, and has the ability to carry, launch and retrieve a tender.

She has had the same caring owner for the past 18 years and has accommodated his cruising lifestyle well.

The vessel shows in many different ways how well she was cared for, which is documented in her log that has been kept up to date ever since.

If you are considering the purchase of a trawler type yacht you won't be disappointed by this one.

DEFEVER 48 DESIGNED FOR COMFORT

Once inside you'll be astonished a the room and elegance of furnishings, from the forward staterooms (with adjacent bath) sleeping 4, to the master stateroom aft with a queen size, walk-around bed and private bath, all beds with 4" thick mattresses. Spacious cabinets and hanging lockers provide ample storage along with a utility room with space enough for a washer/dryer. At the helmsman's station in the saloon, instrumentation is duplicated from the bridge for foul-weather cruising or to cruise in optional air-conditioned comfort. Visibility all around is outstanding.

The efficient galley doesn't lack the amenities of shore side living, with refrigerator-freezer, double sink, three-burner electric (or gas) range with oven, and enough teak cabinets above and below the counter tops to stock the galley for long cruises. Cabin soles, paneling, and other cabinetry throughout are all of and-rubbed teak.

THE DF 48 OFFSHORE CRUISER

Seldom do you find a yacht in this size range which has as much usable space as the DeFever 48. Above on the sundeck hardtop is ample space for a sizable dinghy and the transom has a capacity davit rig. The fly bridge has seating for five plus 2 day berths, all with storage below. The generous side and fore deck areas allow plenty of space for line and anchor handling. On the DeFever 48 you will find top quality deck hardware and construction.
Molded non-skid deck allow for more cruising time and less maintenance. Still the DeFever has enough exterior teak trim to show her true trawler heritage.
As with many of Arthur DeFever designed hulls the 48 has a fine entry and deep forefoot.
The solid fiberglass hull is hard laid and below is a full length keel which provides protection to the heavy duty running gear. All of these attributes make for an excellent offshore, long-range cruising yacht.

The vessel has been owned by the same owner since 2001, he has kept a comprehensive log and he has been meticulously about any required maintenance when needed.

The vessel has been cruising on a regular basis, it has just returned from a 6 month cruise and now that the owner is retiring from cruising any prospective buyer will find this to be an exceptional well-kept vessel ready to go cruising at any time.

BUILD DETAILS

Below the salon, the engine room is accessible through a watertight door from the port cabin. At a glance you can see how easy maintenance will be whether you plan on doing it yourself or not. A central aisle in the well-lit, 5'6" headroom engine room reveals not only a work table but also space for cases of oil and the installation of additional equipment.
Prominent features on this DeFever 48 are:
 1 ¾ "shafts with forced water cooling to the stuffing boxes
 135HP Ford Lehman engines -With oil changes every 200 hours The Borg Warner Velvet drives (2-transmissions) have been upgraded to twin disc drives

 12.5 KW Westerbeke generator - With oil changed every 100 hours
 Inspection ports on all fuel and water tanks
 Sight gauges
 Eight (new in 2019) heavy duty marine batteries, 420 Ah/each for a total of 1600 Ah.
 100 Amp batterry charger for the house bank.
 2800 W Synwave inverter
 3 Air conditioners (rear stateroom unit new in 2017 and salon in 2009)
 Racor fuel filters
 Bilge pumps (automatic/manual) with high water alarm
 Complete bonding system
 Sea chest, the central location for all underwater seacocks a feature usually found only on large custom yachts and commercial vessels
From the bridge to the salon to the engine room, the 48 have been designed for cruising in comfort.

Disclaimer

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

ENGINES

Engine 1
  • Engine Make: Ford Lehman
  • Engine Model: 135
  • Engine Year: 1985
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 135.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 8405.00
Engine 2
  • Engine Make: Ford Lehman
  • Engine Model: 135
  • Engine Year: 1985
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 135.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 8215.00

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