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DeFever Trawler 44

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Boat REF# 71750
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Year 1990
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 135hp, Ford Lehman (1990)
Lying Hitchcock


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Extra Details

Builder Defever
Lying Hitchcock
Fuel capacity 4,090.9 ltr (900.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,590.9 ltr (350.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 135hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1990)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 12KVA
Water-maker tick

Engine / Running Gear:
• Updated Hydraulic Steering
• Fuel Transfer/fuel polish system
• Spare props
• Electric fuel boost pump
• Naiad Stabilizers
• File box for all boat/equipment manuals

Plumbing / Showers:
• Shower system (3) Gowe fixtures
• Jabsco macerator pump

Stereo System:
• AM/FM cassette with CD (2) Salon & Bridge with Boise speakers-Main Salon, Bridge

Electrical System Detail:
• Battery Charger with backup
• 110 volt system includes one 50 amp, 220 volt service inlet, transfer switches, convenience outlets
• 50 ft., 50 amp, shore power cord
• Marinco reverse “Y” adapter (two 30 amp, 110 volt dock outlets to 50 amp, 110/220)
• 13-6 volt batteries
• Hart inverter 2500
• Hart interface line 2000
• 130 AMP battery charger
• Isolation transformer with setup transformer
• Balmar100 amp alternators


LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Beam 4.50m (14'9")
Draft Min 1.40m (4'7")
Draft Max 1.40m (4'7")
Displacement 19,955kg (43,999.9lbs)

Electrical Systems

6 volt, 13 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Westerbeke 12.5 kW


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Few trawler designs have enjoyed the enduring appeal of the DeFever 44. The Defever 44 has proven over the years to be the most popular production design for any DeFever. This is not your typical double cabin trawler with an elevated cabin top over the aft stateroom. Rather, she's a rare flush deck design with single-level walk-around decks, a practical design that results in an attractive profile as well as generally improved accessibility. She is a heavy boat for her size and her full-displacement hull provides a particularly comfortable ride in a chop. Another great feature of this particular boat is her large engine room with with easy access.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick

Aft sun deck with wet bar and ice maker. Aft swim platform with hot/cold shower. Upper bridge with helm seat, two forward and two center facing large bench seats with storage beneath and padded cushions. Forward guest stateroom bunks with computer desk, and separate head. Main salon has large “L” shaped settee, adjustable height table with expandable leaves, and lower helm station. Aft master stateroom has center queen berth, two large hanging lockers, two night stands, two vanity mirrors with six drawers beneath each, walk-in closet and head with enclosed shower. Washer & Dryer in Engine room.

Galley Equipment:
• Double stainless steel sink
• Norcold Refrigerator
• Seaward three burner electric range with oven
• Portable oven with dehydrator
• Technicold holding plate freezer and refrigerator
• Trash compactor and exhaust fan.
• Kenmore microwave New 4-08
• Coffee maker
• Groco water system
• Water heater New 5-08
• U-Line icemaker
• 400 gal per day water-maker

Interior Updates & Inventories
• Cruisair a/c (3) Main Salon New 5-08
• SMX II controlled a/c Main Salon

• Bar stools (2)
• Leather chair recliner
• Custom couch/ sleeper (Castro Convertible)
• 5 Throw pillows
• Screens for aft and side doors
• Custom tile counter tops
Forward Cabin Updates:
• Screens for portholes (5)
• Sheet sets for top/bottom bunks

Aft Cabin Updates:
• Lamps (2)
• Flashlight
• Bedspread & pillows
• Carbon Monoxide detector
• Screens for portholes (8)

Nav Equipment

• Raymarine 48” open Array radar New 6-06
• Raymarine Chart Plotter E-120 on Bridge & 1 Slave at Salon Helm new 6-06
• TV camera in Engine room monitored through the Raymarine E-120
• Simrad autopilot
• Garmin GPS
• Northstar Loran
• Standard Horizon digital depth sounder
• Datamarine (dept/speed/temp)
• Azimuth digital compass
• 2 x Icom VHF, SSB
• 2 x Horizon Omni VHFs
• Ritchie compass
• Remote Spotlight
• New Shakespeare antennas

Deck Gear

2 anchors
152.40m (500'0") of chain
• 2 - Lockers on Deck 1 on Bridge
• Magic Chef Chest Freezer on Bridge New 1-07
• Full Navy Bimini top with enclosures New 6-06
• Windlass -Simpson Lawrence 1200 with new foot switches
• 4- 10”x28” fenders w/ fender holders
• Novarina Rib Dingy with 30 HP Evinrude
• Rule electric dingy davit winch system

Safety Equipment

Updated Safety Equipment
• Automatic Halon 1301
• Kidde fire extinguishers
• 6 man offshore life raft
• Flashlights (2)
• Flare kit

Broker's Comments

This stabilized super clean classic 44 Defever Sundeck trawler has many updates.

Her updates include mechanical, electronic and aesthetic updates that make her a great livaboard long range cruiser.

Call for an appointment. You must see her in person to believe her condition and upkeep.

Owners are open to reasonable offers.

When you are ready to look at this fine vessel in person or if you simply have questions, I can be reached at the contact info below.
Take care and see you on the water,

This DeFever Trawler 44 has been personally photographed and viewed by John of Boatshed Texas. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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