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How to Order Burgees and DFC Clothing

The DeFever Cruisers BURGEE - Members may order the DeFever Cruisers Burgee from Charma Owens. The small burgee costs $25.00 US. It measures 11" between grommets and 18 1/2" length on the fly. The large burgee costs $35.00 US. It measures 15 1/2" between grommets and 25 1/2" length on the fly. Prices include shipping in USA. Make your check payable to DeFever Cruisers and mail to : Charma Owens 1010 Sago Palm Way Apollo Beach, FL 33572-2004 What Size is Right for My Boat How and Where to Fly the Burgee? On powerboats, fly the burgee from a staff on the bow. The burgee should be about 5/8 inch on the fly for each foot of overall length. This suggests the larger burgee for 40 footers and up. However, some of our members prefer the smaller burgee on the DF 44. The large burgee (25 ˝ inches on the fly) is good for boats over 40 feet and especially on those longer than 50 feet. The American Flag or National Ensign is flown at a flag staff at the stern of your boat. It should be one inch on the fly for each foot of overall length.

DeFever Dealers and Yacht Brokers - Sponsors

Curtis Stokes & Associates: DeFever Brokerage Specialists - Diamond Sponsor - Curtis Stokes is very knowledegable about DeFever yachts and their current values. He has successfully represented a number of our members who bought or sold a DeFever with his professional help. Curtis is a generous sponsor of our rendezvous. email Curtis@curtisstokes.net

Atlantic Yacht Works - Silver Sponsor - Atlantic Yacht Works, in Grasonville, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay, is the USA Mid-Atlantic Dealer for DeFever Yachts. 2015 Rendezvous Sponsors. See their web site http://www.atlanticyachtworks.com for photos and stats on all the new DeFever models in production.

Northstar Yacht Sales - Silver Sponsor - DeFever Dealer for New England, USA. Loyal sponsor. 1 Lagoon road Portsmouth, RI 02871 401-683-9200 www.northstaryachts.com

POCTA - Builder of DeFever Yachts - (Pacific Ocean Countries Trading Association) Manufacturer of DeFever Yachts in China. Contact Person is Wilson Lin: wilson.pocta@gmail.com. He can provide some parts for DeFevers and has been helpful to our members needing to restore their boats after severe hurricane damage. His English is pretty good. But write clearly. POCTA is a valued Rendezvous Sponsor.

Equipment and Products - Sponsors

Stidd Systems - The Finest Marine Seating - Diamond Sponsor - STIDD Systems proudly presents a complete line of ergonomic marine seating for the twenty-first century and beyond. Armed with the latest human factors databases, STIDD Systems has evolved as the industry benchmark for quality, comfort, strength and value with unique and innovative features made possible by advanced design, proprietary engineering, and state of the art manufacturing methods.

Fendmaster Mooring Products, Inc. - Silver Sponsor - Makers of Fendmaster Fender Hangers and Chafing Gear to protect your vessel. Custom fit fender hangers (hooks) protect your rail and make adjustments easy. We fit them to the dimensions of your vessel. 954-489-3058 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Naiad Dynamics: Ship Motion Control Systems - Silver Sponsor - World leaders in ship motion contro solutions.svenables@naiad.com Located in Connecticut, Maryland, Florida, and Washington in the US, as well as the UK and the Netherlands, NAIAD DYNAMICS is responsible for more than 10,000 stabilization systems in the luxury yacht, commercial vessel and military ship markets - including 46 of the world's Navies, most of the world's fast ferries, and more luxury yachts than any other company. The combined fielded experience and technical expertise of NAIAD DYNAMICS is unmatched in marine motion control. A faithful sponsor of our rendezvous.

Stabilized Marine NAIAD Stabilizers - Silver Sponsor - Installation and Service of NAIAD Stabilizers 954-797-7330 mobile service. Craig Caulkins has installed NAIAD stabilizers on more than 100 DeFever yachts. Contact him for installation or service. Craig and Tammy Calkins are multi-year sponsors of our rendezvous and friends to all.

CopperCoat USA - High Performance 10+ Year Anti-Fouling System. The strongest copper-based anti-fouling available. Phone 321-514-9197 email: info@coppercoatusa.com

CruiseROwater - Water Makers- Star Sponsor - A Cruising Equipment Company for Real Cruisers. Highest Fresh Water Output Water Maker per Dollar. Industry standard membranes. Three year warranty. Customer Support 7 day a week via email, phone, text and Skype. Rich Boren 619-609-3432

IslandTime PC - long range wifi and marine computers - 4th Generation Island Time Grove Wifi Systems for long distance wifi. Marine PC's, custom built, 12 or 24 volt if desired. Bob Stewart 850-890-2815 marinepc@islandtimepc.com

Ring Power CAT: Marine Power Systems - Ring Power is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in Southeastern US. It operates 18 branch locations in Florida and eight outside of Florida in Rhode Island, New Jersey, the Carolinas, Georgia, Texas, and California. Loyal sponsor. email ronny.stewart @ringpower.com

Yacht Captains - Sponsors

Captain Bob's Yacht Service, LLC - Silver Sponsor - Bob and Pam Shircliff will deliver your yacht and can provide owner training on the way, anywhere in the US or Caribbean. USCG 100-Ton Master’s License. Nearly 30,000 miles of cruising and vessel delivery experience. 502-939-9045 Eastern Time.

Capt. Steve and Capt. Diane Koch - Star Sponsors - Well known to many of our members, Steve and Diane do deliveries and training on board your vessel. Steve is a very capable marine mechanic and equipment installer. Engine work, water maker installation, inverter installation, and more. A continuing sponsor of DeFever Cruisers Rendezvous. 941-320-4266 email CaptStevenDi@Yahoo.com

Boatyard - Sponsors

Zimmerman Marine - Silver Sponsor - Yacht Repair and Service, Purchase Support, Sales and Boat Building. Deltaville, VA; Cardinal, VA; Tracy's Landing, MD; Southport, NC. Steve Zimmerman, President General Info call 804-725-3440

Deltaville Boat Yard - Silver Sponsor - Full service yard located on Jackson Creek in the quaint town of Deltaville, VA. ABYC Master Technician and owner, Keith Ruse, stands behind what they do and works diligently to meet established project milestones and deadlines. 75-ton Travellift. 804-776-8900

Lamb's Yacht Center - Jacksonville, FL - The oldest and largest full service and storage marina in North Florida and South Georgia. Founded 1936 and owned by the same family today. Located on the Ortega River. Service, wet slips, covered storage, fueling, repairs, and remodels. 904-384-5577

Yacht Insurance - Sponsors

Jack Martin & Assoc. Insurance Agents - Star Sponsor - Since 1929, Jack Martin & Associates located in Annapolis, Maryland, has provided, boat, yacht, and marine insurance throughout the US and worldwide. We work with over 20 reputable insurance companies so that we can provide you with the best possible quotes and coverage.

MARINAS - Sponsors

Spring Cove Marina - Solomons Maryland - "Solomons' Favorite" marina is located at the north end of Solomons Island on Back Creek off the Patuxent River. It was the venue of the DeFever Cruisers 2016 Rendezvous in October 2016, in conjunction with the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center.

Stock Island Marina Village - Key West, FL - Star Sponsor - largest deep water marina in the Florida Keys. 220 slips, floating docks, dog park, shuttle service to Downtown Key West, security code protected gates, outdoor restaurant on property and more. Hotel Key West, new opening early 2017. Now coordinating private vessel trips to Cuba and providing full-compliance and paperwork with all US and Cuban agencies.

Member BLOGS

Cavara Travels - This is us, Don & Barb… ready to start Living the Dream! We purchased Cavara, a DeFever 49 Raised Pilothouse, in 2009 while we were still working, and spent the next 4 years getting her ready (except for a cruise through the Chesapeake) for our circa 10 year cruise. Now we are underway … wherever life takes us.

Dave & Barb Reinken, Hallelujah, 1987 DF44, Blog -

Glen and Jill Moore aboard MV Last Dance 1 of 2 - Cronicals of Last Dance's adventures on the Great Loop in a photojournalistic style. A 500 day, 8,000 mile journey on a DeFever 40 Passagemaker.

Glen and Jill Moore aboard MV Last Dance 2 of 2 - After the completing the first Loop, at a weather-driven pace proving much too fast, Last Dance embarks on a multi-year lap around eastern North America. Again, images are the major means of communication in this blog.

Paul and Sian Lawrance onboard - Follow the voyages of Paul and Sian Lawrance on their Grand Alaskan, "Sonas."

Robin & Jim Roberts - MV Adventures (DF 49 RPH) -

Bob McLeran and Judy Young on MV Sanderling, DF 41 - Also see their website http://cruising.mvsanderling.net/

Bob and Elaine Ebaugh on Mar Azul - Cruising the Caribbean

Bob and Stephanie on September Song -

Doris and Tom Sanders on Second Fantasy -

Jack and Sue Simpson - Cruising on their DeFever 47

Ted & Nancy McCarley, ALOHA FRIDAY, 2002 DF44 -

 

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