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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 measures 11" between grommets and 18 1/2" length on the fly. The large burgee measures 15 1/2" between grommets and 25 1/2" length on the fly. Prices are listed in each monthly issue of DeFever Cruisers NEWS and 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

POCTA - Former Builder of DeFever Yachts - (Pacific Ocean Countries Trading Association) Former 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.

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.

Waterway Guide Media, LLG - Producer of Waterway Guide and other resources for cruising boaters. Waterway Guide is an interactive cruising and boater guide featuring mile-by-mile navigation, marina and anchorage listings, fuel pricing and boating news.

CopperCoat USA - High Performance 10+ Year Anti-Fouling System. The strongest copper-based anti-fouling available. Phone 321-514-9197 email: info@coppercoatusa.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 multi-year sponsors of our rendezvous and friends to all.

Yacht Captains - Sponsors

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

Boatyard - Sponsors

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

The Marina at Ortega Landing - Jacksonville, FL - Star Sponsor - The Marina at Ortega Landing is a part of Ortega Landing, a secluded luxury marina and river home development set at the intersection of the St. Johns and Ortega Rivers and just minutes from the Intracoastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The Marina conveniently located close to downtown Jacksonville and within walking distance of many shopping and dining establishments.

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 2019 Rendezvous in May 2016, in conjunction with the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center.

Member BLOGS

Bruce and Rosie Phillips on Summer Breeze - Log of the DF 44, "Summer Breeze," by owners Bruce and Rosie Phillips.

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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