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Old 07-12-2016, 06:05 AM   #3
City: Ottawa
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 8
Thank you for the response, it will be a full time live-aboard in Victoria BC, I will also continue to work full time while living on it.
Here is a pic and ad copy.

**Boat is currently out of the water but will go back in this week. To view boat while it's out, please contact Alfred to arrange a time**

1973 DeFever 41' Passagemaker trawler, still going strong. As with DeFevers in general, this boat has classic lines and was designed with an eye for proportion and style.

DeFever produced its last wood hull boats in 1973, and this mahogany hull is one of the last built. I'm the second owner, and the boat was originally sailed from Connecticut to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal.

The boat has enough fuel and water capacity for long and leisurely trips, and a trawler hull for extended cruising in blue water. It's economical with a seaworthy full displacement hull that saves on fuel costs.

I just sailed this long-range cruiser from San Pedro to Morro Bay, and back down to Port San Luis. A mooring is available in San Luis Obispo harbor to buyer for additional cost.

Overall the heavy lifting's been done to restore and maintain this boat, but it still needs some cosmetic work.
Included is the original DeFever brochure with the boat's specs, features and structural diagrams.


LOA - 41'
Beam - 13'8"
Draft - Forward 3'6", Aft 4'6"
Dry weight - 28,000 lbs


Single engine Ford Lehman 6-cyl diesel, 120-hp with 3,790 hours
Engine partially overhauled, still smokes some.
Two fuel tanks -- total fuel capacity 450 gallons
Racor high-capacity fuel filter installed
New main bearings, new rod bearings, new piston rings
New head gasket
New starter
Three deep cycle newer marine batteries (less than 6 months old)
Built-in marine battery charger
Spare propeller
Bilge pump in working order with new float switch; two spare bilge pumps included (not installed)

Mahogany wood hull; all imperfections below water line repaired
Two fresh coats of bottom paint applied just this month
Shaft and rudder zincs replaced
Manual windlass
40-lb. anchor with ground tackle, 150 feet rope, 25 feet 3/8-inch chain


This trawler is like a condo on the water, with lots of room and a good setup for liveaboards.
Nicely laid out, including comfortable and spacious salon and galley area

Newer, three-burner (one large and two smaller burners) gas range and oven with stainless steel top and face
Built-in 12 volt refrigeration system
Freestanding 110v refrigerator
Two sliding deck access doors
Lots of built in storage
Two double-berth staterooms - forward double berth with 1/2 bath, and spacious aft Master stateroom with double berth and bath with shower and head
Settee table has height-adjustable legs to convert to double berth, for three double berths total

Aft head is electric, disconnected to comply with Coast Guard regulations
Antique brass lamp light fixture over settee
40-watt Solar panel
Fresh water tank, stainless steel - capacity 240 gallons
Hot water heater, works with both shore power and engine heat
Auto pilot included with boat, but not installed
Updated Captain's chair
Suspended pull-down navigation/chart table

Bring your own navigation equipment
Seacocks cleaned & serviced
Working VHS radio
Two propane tanks
All Coast Guard compliant standards met - Life jackets and preservers, horn, fire extinguishers, flares, etc
Portable generator
Teak swim step
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