Originally Posted by neworleansrich
FYI. The older Defever 49 was a raised pilot house boat. The newer 49 is basically the 44 with stern added.
The 49 PH is still in production, as a smaller versin of the 52 PH.
The 49 cockpit was the 44 with a cockpit. It is now the 50 cockpit, which is the 45 with a cockpit.
The 45/50 boats have similar layouts to the 44/49 boats, but with a foot more LOa and beam. That gives room for a king berth aft and more salon space.
We had a 44 years ago and loved it. For us, the 50 is just about perfect.