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Naval Architect, Arthur DeFever, has designed a remarkable collection of cruising yachts. Here are brief descriptions of the more popular models.

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DeFever 34 Passagemaker
DeFever 34 Passagemaker
A fine small cruising vessel that finds its way into the most beautiful places in the world. Single stateroom forward provides accomodation for two.
DF40 Passagemaker
DF40 Passagemaker
The Passagemaker was built by Jensen Marine in Costa Mesa, California. Usually powered by a single 120-hp Lehman diesel. Owners stateroom aft with head. Guest stateroom and head forward.
DF40, Downeast
DF40, Downeast
The Downeast 40 looks very much like the Passagemaker 40. The bridge and windows are the tip off. Owner's cabin aft, guest cabin in bow. Two heads.
DeFever 41
DeFever 41
A popular single-engine cruiser with two staterooms, each with private head. Comfortable and efficent at 7 to 8 knots.
DeFever 43
DeFever 43
Full displacement offshore cruiser with two staterooms, each with private head. Large aft deck will carry the tender. Exceptional fuel and water capacity.
DeFever 45 Aft Cabin
DeFever 45 Aft Cabin
Outstanding new update of the ever-popular DF 44 Offshore Cruiser that adds length and beam to yield fine cruising boat with two nice staterooms fore and aft, each with private head. See more photos ...
DeFever 44 Offshore Cruiser
DeFever 44 Offshore Cruiser
One of the most popular designs, the 44 is perfect for the cruising couple. Exceptional aft deck area and bridge.
DeFever 48
DeFever 48
Two or three staterooms, twin engines and a beautiful profile make this DeFever a fine cruiser with comfort and style. Currently in limited production.
DeFever 45 / 46 Pilot House / 48 Euro
DeFever 45 / 46 Pilot House / 48 Euro
The 45, 46 and 48 Euro are recent designs (2008) but not currently in production by POCTA. See the DF 45 Aft Cabin model and the DF 50 Cockpit model, currently in production (2012) Usual layout has...
DeFever 49 Pilothouse
DeFever 49 Pilothouse
One of the great cruising boats patterned after the "Alaskan" that Art DeFever designed for Grand Banks.
Alaskan Woodie
Alaskan Woodie
The Alaskan, by American Marine (Grand Banks), designed by Art DeFever.
DeFever 49 Cockpit Motor Yacht
DeFever 49 Cockpit Motor Yacht
The 49 CMY is sometimes referred to as a 44 + 5 because she is the same as a 44 but with a 5-foot cockpit.
DeFever 50 Cockpit
DeFever 50 Cockpit
The updated design of the 49 cockpit model is now 50- 10 overall with a full 16 beam and 4-6 draft. Check the link to the POCTA yard for more information. www.poctadefever.com
DeFever 52 Offshore Cruiser
DeFever 52 Offshore Cruiser
A great long-range cruiser, the 52 is a "flush-deck" design that yields amazing interior accommodations for her length.
DeFever 53 Pilothouse by POCTA
DeFever 53 Pilothouse by POCTA
This new design is similar to the popular 49 RPH model. Now she is 53 long with a full 16-foot beam. Check the link to the POCTA yard for more information. www.poctadefever.com
Grand Alaskan 53
Grand Alaskan 53
Beautiful lines by Arthur DeFever. Built by Tania Yard in Taiwan. Raised pilothouse style with two staterooms and two heads forward. The vessel pictured is a 2002 mode.
DeFever 53 POC Motor Yacht
DeFever 53 POC Motor Yacht
The Performance Offshore Cruiser has a layout like the 52 Offshore Cruiser but it was designed for a higher potential cruising speed.
DeFever 56 Pilothouse
DeFever 56 Pilothouse
Beautiful new "raised pilothouse style" cruising yacht, just right for a live-aboard couple or cruising family.
DeFever 60 Offshore Cruiser
DeFever 60 Offshore Cruiser
A serious offshore cruiser of traditional design with amazing interior volume and comfort. Big sister to the 52 Offshore Cruiser.
DeFever 57 POC
DeFever 57 POC
This is the cockpit version of the 53 POC (Performance Offshore Cruiser). Its flush-deck design yields enormous interior volume with the owner's stateroom aft of the engine room. Guest cabins are fo...
DeFever 45 Pilothouse
DeFever 45 Pilothouse
A compact pilothouse design that is great for a cruising couple.
Grand Alaskan  60 - 65'
Grand Alaskan 60 - 65'
A series of beautiful yachts with lines by Arthur DeFever, the 53, 60, 64 and 65-foot models are all outstanding cruising vessels.

 

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