This 1975 DeFever 40' Passagemaker with its classic design by Arthur DeFever for long range cruising or a short trip to the keys is absolutely pristine and in turn key condition. With her twin Perkins 135 hp diesel engines cruising speed is 7 knots at 1,400 RPM's while utilizing only 2.5 GPH. There are two staterooms, two heads, spacious salon, fully equipped galley, upper and lower helm, and plenty of seating on the flybridge. The Bimini top is easily retractable for low bridge clearance and - or the Great Loop. This DeFever 40 has been well cared for by her current owner with proper maintenance, improvements, and upgrades, and she looks every bit as good in person as the photos show in this ad. If you are looking for a strong, seaworthy, and economical classic trawler, this is your vessel.
Dimensions LOA: 42 ft 0 in Beam: 14 ft 3 in Length on Deck: 40 ft 0 in Minimum Draft: 4 ft 0 in Maximum Draft: 4 ft 2 in Displacement: 54000 lbs Full Load Bridge Clearance: 22 ft 0 in Headroom: 6 ft 6 in Dry Weight: 28000 lbs
Engines Engine 1: Engine Brand: Perkins Year Built: 1975 Engine Model: 6-354M Engine Type: Inboard Engine - Fuel Type: Diesel Location: Starboard Engine Hours: 2600 Drive Type: Direct Drive Engine(s) Total Power: 135 HP
Engine 2: Engine Brand: Perkins Year Built: 1975 Engine Model: 6-354M Engine Type: Inboard Engine - Fuel Type: Diesel Location: Port Engine Hours: 2600 Drive Type: Direct Drive Engine(s) Total Power: 135 HP
From starboard walk-around deck utilize sliding door to enter the spacious salon which offers comfortable leather seating. The salon is also light and bright with large windows. The lower helm is to starboard with a large captain's chair. Facing aft is the starboard galley equipped with 3-burner electric stove - oven, Norcold refrigerator - freezer, Sanyo microwave oven, Raritan ice maker, and stainless steel sink. Walking aft through companionway from galley take three steps down to spacious master stateroom which features a full-size double berth, two large cloth lockers, several drawers, and private head with vanity and separate shower. From the salon walking forward take three steps down to the guest stateroom with comfortable twin V-berth and guest head.
The roomy flybridge has an easily retractable Bimini top that lowers the bridge clearance 15'6" for the loop. There is a captain's chair at the upper helm along with cushioned seating for guests. A teak stairway to port leads down to a sundeck with a starboard companionway leading down to the master stateroom. There are two deck mounted lockable storage - seating boxes, a large lazarette for storage, a rope locker, a swim platform with fold-down ladder, and a full walk-around deck with stainless - teak rails and three gates.