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DeFever 53

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Boat REF# 23440
removed from sale
Length 16.10m (52'10")
Year 1989
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 375hp, Caterpillar 3208TA (1989)
Lying Barcelona


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Extra Details

Designer Arthur DeFever
Builder Sen Koh Ship Building, Taiwan
Lying Barcelona
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 3,028.0 ltr (666.2 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,666.0 ltr (366.5 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 113.0 ltr (24.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 375hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3208TA (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Counterrotating 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots
Generator output 6KVA
Engine spares tick

2 generadores Onan: uno de 6 KVA y uno de 16 KVA. Helice de proa: Sleipner twin 10 cv.
2 Onan generators: one of 6 KVA, one of 16 KVA. Bow thruster: Sleipner twin 10 hp.


Length 16.10m (52'10")
LWL 14.25m (46'9")
Beam 5.02m (16'6")
Draft Min 1.40m (4'7")
Draft Max 1.40m (4'7")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 4
Heads 3 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Distribución interior: litera doble en camarote de proa, cama matrimonial en camarote de huespedes a babor, cama matrimonial en camarote armador en popa. Cada camarote tiene su propio baño con cabina de ducha. Hay 1 ducha (fria/caliente) en plataforma de baño. Electrodomesticos: lavaplatos, microondas, lavadora.
Interior distribution: double berth in forward cabin, double bed in host cabin (port side) and queen size double bed in master cabin aft. Each cabin has its own en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle. 1 additional (hot/cold) shower on bathing platform. Domestic equipment: dishwasher, microwave, washing machine.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick

Radar: Furuno 1830 24 millas; Piloto automático: Cetrek 727; GPS/plotter: Garmin Map 205; GPS: Philips; TV + DVD
Radar: Furuno 1830 24 miles; Autopilot: Cetrek 727; GPS/plotter: Garmin Map 205; GPS: Philips; TV + DVD

Deck Gear

Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric Maxwell windlass
2 anchors
(Delta (40 kg))
0.00m (0'0") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
6hp outboard (2003)
Coberturas de invierno para todo el barco. Grua hidráulica. Pasarela hidráulica Besenzoni.
Winter covers. Hydraulic crane. Hydraulic pasarelle Besenzoni.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Extinctores en camara de motores: halon + sistema de CO2.
Fire fighting system in engine room: halon sprinklers + CO2 extinguisher

Broker's Comments

Es uno de los barcos con más clase que he visto hasta ahora. Tiene mucho espacio y una distribución interior acertada. Sus maderas le dan un aspecto de calidad y refinamiento. Con solo 2 propietarios, el barco ha sido bien mantenido. Este trawler es idóneo como apartamento de lujo y además es muy capaz de hacer travesías largas. Sólo imagínese con sus familiares y amigos en la bañera de este barco de lujo… Nota: se pueden considerar contra-ofertas.
This is one of the classiest boats I have already seen. She is spacious and very well laid out. Lots of wood give her a homey feeling. With only 2 owners from new, she has been meticulously cared for. This trawler is ideal for a luxury apartment in the Med and as a bonus, she will perform well (though not fast) on long distance cruising. Just imagine yourself entertaining family and friends on the cockpit of this luxury trawler… Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This DeFever 53 has been personally photographed and viewed by Gert Van den Bergh of Boatshed Barcelona. 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.