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deepsea 01-23-2018 03:32 PM

Defever passagemaker 34ft
 
I've been searching for the perfect liveaboard in the mid 30ft range and this looks like it for me. But I don't see much info on this trawler. Any experience with it or what kind of price range to expect from this boat from the 70's? I was hung up on the Californian 34 for a while for its deck space and is us made but I would prefer a single screw.

David Kimmel 01-23-2018 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by deepsea (Post 629629)
I've been searching for the perfect liveaboard in the mid 30ft range and this looks like it for me. But I don't see much info on this trawler. Any experience with it or what kind of price range to expect from this boat from the 70's? I was hung up on the Californian 34 for a while for its deck space and is us made but I would prefer a single screw.

There was a 34 Defever for sale in Deale, western shore of Chesapeake Bay listed on Yacht World with a single rebuilt Perkins 6.354 by Transalantic Diesel of Va . I haven't seen many 34s ,worth a look.

deepsea 01-23-2018 04:23 PM

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There was a 34 Defever for sale in Deale, western shore of Chesapeake Bay listed on Yacht World with a single rebuilt Perkins 6.354 by Transalantic Diesel of Va . I haven't seen many 34s ,worth a look.

Yeah I've only seen one. And it's in Canada. I see you got a mainship 34! That's another one I've been looking into. Seems like a similar layout with a single. Do you know if they make a galley up version? Or the differences in the mk 1, 2 and 3?

David Kimmel 01-23-2018 05:00 PM

No galley up option on early model Mainship 34"s. I believe the MK1 have the largest cockpit of the MK11 and MK 111"s. Some later MK111 models did not have a bulkhead between galley and salon. There are fellows on TF that are more knowledgeable about the different models, hope they chime in.

angus99 01-23-2018 07:30 PM

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I believe Defever 34s were US-made, as well, for at least part of their run.

Defever Cruisers, the association of owners, used to have a few members with 34s. You could inquire there.

If you can tolerate a few more feet, the Defever 40 and 41 are more popular models and most were single-engine Lehman 120s. The “Downeast” 40s, starting in the mid-70s, we’re all US-built.

Most of the Defever models over the years are here: https://www.defevercruisers.com/defever_designs.asp

Good luck with your search

Salish Nomad 03-02-2018 12:33 AM

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We have one, purchased last year. What would like to know?

trmungle 04-29-2018 01:59 PM

I am looking for a 34 like Helen Marie. Like the fat deck hardtop. Tom

trmungle 04-29-2018 02:03 PM

Should be"aft deck" Tom

Salish Nomad 04-29-2018 05:01 PM

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I am looking for a 34 like Helen Marie. Like the fat deck hardtop. Tom

Looks like you are in the Juneau area. Helen Marie, formerly Wanderer IV, was a Juneau boat owned by Riche Rountree.

trmungle 04-29-2018 08:37 PM

I used to work with Richard in the 60s. He bought my 31 uniflite in the early 70s. I have been boatless for years and have decided to get back in and am starting to look.

Salish Nomad 04-29-2018 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by trmungle (Post 658932)
I used to work with Richard in the 60s. He bought my 31 uniflite in the early 70s. I have been boatless for years and have decided to get back in and am starting to look.

Don't remember meeting Richard when I lived in Juneau. I worked for Pete Bernstein Alaska Ship Chandler s 1985.
We are heading to Sitka in a few days, arriving late June. Come over, and we'll give you a tour of Helen Marie.

trmungle 04-29-2018 09:57 PM

Yes I knew Pete when he had the store. Used to trade there. If you get to Juneau, give a call. Tom Mungle


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