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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

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.

Atlantic Yacht Works - 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.

Jay Bettis & Company - Since 1973 Jay Bettis & Co. has been selling boats of character to the gulf coast and beyond. In addition to quality brokerage listings we are dealers for new Grand Banks and DeFever vessels. We are proud to be sponsors of the DeFever Cruisers Rendezvous. Phone 281-326-3333

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

Horizon Yacht & Ship Brokerage - We are the West Coast dealer for DeFever and the Southen California dealer for Albermarle Sportfishing boats. With our brand new TRY & BUY program you can charter a beautiful, custom 46 DeFever and cruise the Pacific Northwest. Then when you decide that a DeFever is the perfect yacht for you and you buy one from us within a year of the charter, you will receive a full refund of your charter cost. Whether we order you your perfect Albemarle or DeFever or sell you one in stock, we are prepared to assist with all phases of ownership. If you prefer a quality pre-owned boat, we have a full brokerage team ready to assist. Call us, we can help! Toll Free 877-297-3804 Tel 310-380-6725 Fax 310-380-6796

Member BLOGS

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.

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/

Slade and Susan on DF 44 Sojourner -

Belinda and Jim Wolfe on Rickshaw DeFever 44 -

Bob and Elaine Ebaugh on Mar Azul - Cruising the Caribbean

Bob and Stephanie on September Song -

Doris and Tom Sanders on Second Fantasy -

Doug and Betty Turner on Sea Biscuit - Cruising with Doug and Betty Turner on their DeFever 44 Offshore Cruiser, "Sea Biscuit."

Jack and Sue Simpson - Cruising on their DeFever 47

Steve and Kim Silver - Maya, DF44 - Join us as we discover our 44' Trawler, MAYA, and embark on our multi-year journeys to ports unknown.

Ted & Nancy McCarley, ALOHA FRIDAY, 2002 DF44 -

Cruising with Motivator -

Ole + Jan Petersen, EMMA JO, 1986 49 RPH - Cruising the Southern Caribbean.

MARINAS that we recommend

Capital Yacht Club - Washington DC - Located in the heart of our nation's capitol.

Cocoa Village Marina - A very friendly marina with downtown location in Cocoa Florida.

North Palm Beach Marina - Good place to stop for the night or the year. Right on the ICW about a mile south of the PGA Blvd Bridge in North Palm Beach, just north of Lake Worth.

Old Port Cove Marina - Superb marina and home to DeFever Cruisers Rendezvous in 2012 and 2015. At ICW mile 1014 in North Palm Beach, FL. Walk to West Marina, Publix, and 25 restaurants. Golf at NPB Country Club nearby. Rental cars a short walk. Great staff and beautiful setting in private gated development. 561-626-1760 Email: marinas@opch.com

River Forest Yachting Centers - Two locations on the Okeechobee Waterway, near Stuart, FL and east of LaBelle, FL offer convenient transient dockage, hurricane haul out, indoor and outdoor dry storage with secure tie-downs, and yacht maintenance. Use their climate controlled indoor storage for clean, secure protection during hurricane season or while you return to your home in the north.

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 will be the venue of the DeFever Cruisers 2016 Rendezvous in October 2016, in conjunction with the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center.

Ft. Myers City Yacht Basin - Convenient stop on the Okeechobee Waterway. Walk to center of town. Usually a good fuel stop. Moorings in the river nearby. Nice people.

Regatta Point Marina, Deltaville, VA - A very convenient, first class marina on the Virginia side of the lower Chesapeake Bay.

Other Good Sources

Capt. Steve and Capt. Diane Koch - 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

Curtis Stokes & Associates: DeFever Brokerage Specialists - Curtis Stokes is very knowledgable 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

Fendmaster Mooring Products, Inc. - 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.

Globalstar - SPOT 3 Tracking and Communications - The latest generation of award-winning SPOT devices, SPOT Gen3 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communications using 100% satellite technology. Lets your family and friends know you're ok or sends emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button. Pocket size device goes with you.

Jack Martin & Assoc. Insurance Agents - 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.

Naiad Dynamics: Ship Motion Control Systems - 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 sponsor of our rendezvous.

Ring Power CAT: Marine Power Systems - North and Central Florida's Caterpillar Dealer. Headquartered in St. Augustine with 18 branch locations throughout the state of Florida. Sponsor of the 2015 Rendezvous. www.ringpower.com email ronny.stewart @ringpower.com

Stabilized Marine NAIAD Stabilizers - 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 milti-year sponsor of our rendezvous and friends to all.

Stidd Systems - The Finest Marine Seating - 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.

AI Boats: RIBs and Yacht Tenders service & sales - Exclusive importer and distributor of Flexboat Rigid Inflatable Boats for the USA, Canada, Mexico, Britich Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. email rob@aiboats.com

American Diesel - Good source of information and parts for Ford Lehman Diesel engines and transmissions. Home of Bob Smith, a frequent speaker on Diesel engine maintenance and repair.

Bomac Marine / Ford Lehman Parts & Service - Ford Lehman parts, service, rebuilt engines from company located in Georgia. They ship internationally. Bomac Marine Power in business since 1956

Charles Industries - Electrical power, communications systems, and components for recreational boating

Hood Yacht Systems - Source for ports, portholes, portlights, hatches that may be suitable replacements for original equipment on many DeFevers.

John Deere - Marine Diesel Engines

Marine Depot - Source for portlights, screens, gaskets.

Mariners Hardware - Good source for port hole screens and other hardware. Located in California. Good web site. Phone 707-765-0880

Pompanette - Dealer in Tampa, FL for Man Ship, the Chinese company that makes the portlights and screens used commonly in DeFevers. 813-885-2182

 

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