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Old 09-06-2018, 06:56 PM   #1
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Defever RPH...

Wonder how much my monthly payments would be on this beauty. THIS would be the boat I would buy if I could have any boat I wanted.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/197...g#.W5G9_c5KiCg
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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Interesting soft goods coloring!

$180K for a 40 year old boat, though with decent engine hours. It will be really interesting to see what she eventually goes for.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:35 PM   #3
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Wonder how much my monthly payments would be on this beauty. THIS would be the boat I would buy if I could have any boat I wanted.



https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/197...g#.W5G9_c5KiCg


Ditto.
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It's a beautiful ride, to be sure. Go for it! Don't want to look back and regret.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:20 AM   #5
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This would be our boat of choice for the next jump larger. With the FL 120's she will age gracefully. Will they deliver to the east coast ?
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:32 AM   #6
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DeFever designed out screw down teak decks for a reason. Many of his teak decks were bonded in later years. It would be nice to know which affixing method this vessel has utilized. It looks like several different owners got a little sloppy with their ER wiring.

I was on a couple of years old DF 55 last week. This is the best thought out and finished vessel I have recently been on when comparing to KK, Fleming and Nordhavn of similar size.

I will offer though that a jump up to the Fleming 65 trumps all IMHO. Tony is alive and well and still cruising. His Ventures I and II have seen some water.
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I was on a couple of years old DF 55 last week. This is the best thought out and finished vessel I have recently been on when comparing to KK, Fleming and Nordhavn of similar size.
Could you give some examples of specific elements that lead you to conclude the DF is 'better' in terms of design and finish than those other makers in that size/market?
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:18 PM   #8
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Could you give some examples of specific elements that lead you to conclude the DF is 'better' in terms of design and finish than those other makers in that size/market?
Excellent query Danderer. As a noted Supreme Court Justice once said about defining pornography, "I'll know when I see it."

The same DF I mentioned won the People's Choice Award at a recent Trawler Fest according to literature the owner provided. Of course when comparing anything it is all subjective. But make up your mind, the vessel is available for charter through Northwest Explorations out of Bellingham.

A few things about the DF 55 that immediately stand out are systems layout, ER space, the right engines, robustness of hull and joinery, stateroom storage, foredeck usability, flybridge layout and dinghy storage. Also, the price point for the DeFever is generally less than the others I mentioned.
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It's a beautiful ride, to be sure. Go for it! Don't want to look back and regret.

My hourly wage can barely pay for a Marine Trader... much less a Defever... LOL
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That looks like a well maintained example.
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Excellent query Danderer. As a noted Supreme Court Justice once said about defining pornography, "I'll know when I see it."...
Or, as a much less noted Judge once said:" It`s like a hippopotamus, hard to describe but if you ever see one, you`ll know what it is".
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:52 PM   #12
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Toocoys;

Not braggin or anything, but here is a link to a video tour of our 49 Defever I did this past spring. We live on it full time.
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Toocoys;

Not braggin or anything, but here is a link to a video tour of our 49 Defever I did this past spring. We live on it full time.


I am completely envious and I haven't even seen the video yet. LOL! Man these are nice boats.
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Not braggin or anything, but here is a link to a video tour of our 49 Defever I did this past spring. We live on it full time.

2 to 2.5 gph per engine at 8 knots? I thought they would have been way more efficient than that.
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Very nice Russell.
I have been on a couple of the 49 RPHs, and one thing I always wondered - why did Art add that door to the deck amidships? You have the aft door to the cockpit and the door from the pilothouse to get to that side. I wonder what he was thinking?

He removed that in his GA designs.
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2 to 2.5 gph per engine at 8 knots? I thought they would have been way more efficient than that.
3 MPG, pretty good for a heavy boat.
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3 MPG, pretty good for a heavy boat.
Are you sure? Wouldn't that be more like 1.5mpg?

8.8mph / 5gph?
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Did he say per?
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Did he say per?
Yeah. 2 to 2.5gph per engine.... I think anyway.
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Got to take a trip from the Keys to Ft Myers on a friends 49RPH years back. I loved that boat. The only change I'd make would be to add booms and paravanes. I was shocked at the amount of roll a 4' beam sea caused when we rounded the point south of Marco!!! But the ride taking them on at any angle other than beam was impressive. All that mass is niiiice!
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