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DeFever 40 Trawler

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Boat REF# 106537
This boat has been sold
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1975
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman (1975)
Lying Anacortes - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Defever
Lying Anacortes - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 4,545.4 ltr (1,000.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,136.4 ltr (250.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 568.2 ltr (125.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10


Engine 2 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1975)
Engine Hours engine1:   3000    engine2:   3000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.2 ltr (4.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 7KVA
Engine spares tick

Large golf cart deep cycle battery bank feeds the inverter for many hours of peace and quiet on the hook! When ready just fire up the generator for a quick recharge.


Length 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 4.27m (14'0")
Draft Max 1.35m (4'5")
Displacement 15,873kg (35,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Full LOA of 45'

Legendary overbuilt Defever quality she has a solid fiberglass hull. Decks and superstructure are double-layer plywood under fiberglass.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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You enter this classic trawler via a sliding port side door to a large salon. Featuring a large U-shaped galley across from the L-shaped settee, this large living area features a real wood burning fireplace to take the chill off and provide amazing ambiance during those chilly Alaska days. Kick back after a day of fishing and enjoy the satellite TV. Aft and down is a full-width master cabin with queen berth, lots of storage, and a full head with walk in shower. Proceeding back up and forward to a spacious guest cabin with full head completes this well-kept tri-cabin layout.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Radar at both flybridge and lower helm.

Deck Gear

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Electric Lofrans windlass
3 anchors
(Bruce and Fortress)
76.20m (250'0") of chain
76.20m (250'0") of rode
Avon 10ft dinghy (2000)
8hp outboard, Yamaha - 4 stroke, Short shaft (2000)


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Bait Boxes 1 Bait Boxes
Rod Holders 2 Rod Holders

This boat has been customized by a commercial fisherman for his own use. It's geared for salmon, crab and shrimp, with an aft davit and winch system to pull the pots!

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This no-nonsense classic Defever has had the same devoted owner for 25 years! Featuring dependable 120 hp Ford Lehmans, she is keel cooled like all the commercial Alaska fishing vessels. No salt water has seen the inside of this boat!

Trolling at low speeds on one engine she is easy to maneuver with her custom oversize stainless steel rudders designed specifically for this purpose.

A knowledgeable fisherman and outdoorsman, the owner has outfitted her as the ultimate Alaska adventure boat. She features a strongly-built custom aft hardtop that covers the whole cockpit for protection in any weather. The RIB stows up here out the way but is ready to launch with its own crane when needed. Outfitted to fish and crab she has a custom aft davit system for hauling pots! There is plenty of space for any outdoor activity with her large uncluttered cockpit. The massive flybridge is easy to reach from this covered deck via a short set of steps to complete this very functional use of all her topsides space.

And what could be better after a day of adventure on the water than to warm up beside the beautiful and functional fireplace.

She is the perfect boat for someone who wants a solid Inside Passage machine without breaking the bank.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered. Details subject to contract.

This DeFever 40 Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Crouch of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.