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Old 03-18-2019, 02:06 PM   #1
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City: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Vessel Name: NOMAD
Vessel Model: 48' DeFever Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 20
DeFever 48 Trawler, 1982 CTF built.

For Sale: DeFever 48 Trawler, 1982 CTF built.

Owned, operated and cruised solo for almost 8 years; she is truly setup for easy one person operation including docking. NOMAD has been religiously maintained and I hate to let her go but I am planning on spending most of the next decade overseas and sadly it makes the most sense to pass her along to a deserving new owner at this time. Currently docked in the Cocoa Beach area of Florida (nearly due east of Orlando). NOMAD has not been a boat for charter.

· Federally Documented Vessel

· Major interior remodel in 2013/2018

· 70,000 lb. gross, 24’ bridge clearance, 16’ beam, 4.7’ draft

· Twin Ford Lehman 120 natural diesels, ZF-63 transmissions (2.48:1 ratio); < 6,000 hours on engines, < 3,000 on transmissions

· 24V, 6.5kW Bow thruster, dual stations and wireless pendant (both anchor & thruster)

· 3 cabins master has a walk-around queen, 2 full bathrooms, twin electric heads

· 11’ Boston Whaler with new Mercury 4-stroke 15hp electric start engine; electric davit

· Paravane stabilized (very economical with only a 0.6 knot penalty @ 7 knots when deployed)

· 1,140 gal. fuel capacity (including a 140 gal. day-tank); ~3,400 mile range @ 5 knots; 4 fuel filters between each engine and main tanks; each Lehman burns ~0.9 gph @ 1,200 rpm @ 5 knots; (9.5knot max cruise)

· 7.7kW Westerbeake 3-phase 120/240V generator; burns ~0.882 gph under full 66Amp load

· Sixteen deep-discharge house batteries, 1,760Ah total!, (new 2019), 2 new bow thruster AGM batteries (new 2018); new gen & engine batteries (2019)

· 150 Amp house bank alternator plus 2, 45 Amp engine alternators

· Three 25W vhf radios w/DSC/Distress, 4 weather stations, 1 NOAA alert radio

· 2 Furuno Navnet 64 mile radar/chartplotters,

· OpenCPN chartplotter loaded with current NOAA charts and older Explorer charts (open-source program w/free chart updates), tied to 27” flybridge monitor with AIS plotting/tides/currents/etc.

· Class-B AIS transponder (transmit & receive), 4 depth finders (2 video), 3 compasses, Simrad AP-16 Autopilot, 5 GPS sources

· 2 Epirbs, fully stocked ditch-bag, 6-person life raft

· Current 2019 Coastguard safety inspection sticker

· 100W Yeasu FT-2000 SSB; covers all ham bands and weather fax reception; Shakespeare-393 antenna

· Secondary Kenwood R-5000 SSB receiver (as a backup for weather faxes/grib files etc.)

· 4 burner propane stove, convection/microwave oven, toaster oven, frig, deep sink w/garbage disposal, wine cooler, chest freezer

· 3 engine room cameras and 4th aft looking camera viewable from Flybridge, laptop or remote Phone app

· Digital engine/shaft temps/batteries/generator monitoring viewable from engine room & cameras

· 3 ProSine battery charges (6 outputs) and separate solar panel/wind generator controller/regulator

· Two 1,800W ProSine inverters (split loads, 30 Amp total)

· Both120 & 12V power/load monitoring; redundant surge suppressors, 4 GFIC circuits, 3.5Amp USB outlets

· 480W solar panels (new 2018) & 40 amp wind generator (100% self-sufficient at anchor if you use wisely)

· Automatic MOB engine kill system (good if you cruise solo!)

· Twin horns, electric and air

· 650W of outside 360⁰ LED spreader lighting

· Dual 60/65 lb. bow anchors with 200’+200’ 3/8” BBB chain, stern anchor & 100 lb. hurricane anchor, over 200’ of new hurricane rope in Lazarette

· Automatic engine room fire suppression

· Four blade, 26” bronze propellers, 1.75” shafts. Two spare props in the Lazarette.

· Wireless Wi-Fi network w/networked color HP laser printer and external Wave Wi-Fi range booster

· LED lighting throughout boat

· 3 reverse cycle aircon units (2, 12,000 Btu and 1, 16,000 Btu)

· New Petite bottom paint (12/2018)

· 500 gal. H2O capacity

· 20 gal. hot H2O heater

· 45 gal. holding tank

· Combination washer/dryer

· KVH-M1Trackvision satellite system (currently setup for DirectTV)

· 40” LCD TV in salon w/DVR

· Digital gun safe

· Complete engine room tool box, work bench and plenty of spares

· Both port & starboard dock connections, 50, 30+30, 30 and 15Amp adapters

· Magma SS propane barbeque grill.

· Burglar alarm, anchor alarm, freezer and frig temperature alarms

· 12 fenders w/4 dock-boards and an abundance of dock lines

· Enclosed flybridge, new Isinglass (2018)

· 2 Scuba tanks, BC’s, wet gear and 80’ hookah hoses (use either solo or hookah hooked)

· Detailed and fully documented maintenance log

· Complete operator and service manual sets including digital copies and detailed plumbing/electrical/black-water/engine/fuel/etc. diagrams/schematics

· Detailed 80 page operator/crew/visitors manual with mechanical/plumbing/electrical & operation details

Turnkey and ready to go as-is/as-seen; from charts to spares to fishing lures to water toys, she is ready to cruise! (normal personal items/kitchen stuff/EE test gear, misc. storage containers excluded).

Detailed photos and more information is available by contacting me at: or call/text 703-683-2029

John Witzel

Priced at $169,000.00 o.b.o., surveyed at $190,000.00 in April 2017.
Buyer broker commissions considered.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:34 PM   #2
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Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
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Very nice boat, looks very clean. Good luck with the sale.

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Old 04-02-2019, 01:07 PM   #3
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City: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Vessel Name: Mikala
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 208
Very nice boat, indeed.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:28 PM   #4
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City: Currently hiding out in Smith, NV, USA
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With the booms deployed and some upper deck wrenching could you get under the 19 foot bridge in Chicago?
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:13 PM   #5
City: League City
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Is she still for sale?
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:55 PM   #6
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City: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Vessel Name: Mikala
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
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It’s no longer for sale. I bought it in May.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:31 AM   #7
City: League City
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Congrats on your boat. The search goes on for mine.
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