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2024 Rates
Season Dates Per Night
Jan 1 - Apr 30 $935
May 1 - May 31 $1,040
Jun 1 - Jun 14 $1,145
Jun 15 - Aug 23 $1,195
Aug 24 - Sep 20 $1,145
Sep 21 - Oct 15 $1,040
Oct 16 - Dec 31 $935
Terms and Conditions
  • Daily Damage Fee: $175 / night (no additional security deposits required.)
  • P&I Insurance: $65 / night ($1,000,000 coverage)
  • During Gold Season a 6-night minimum may apply. A surcharge may apply to charters less than 6-nights long.
Vessel Layout
Vessel Specifications
Sleeps (recommended) 6
Sleeps (maximum) 7
Berths - Forward (3) twin bunks, or use insert to convert two lower bunks to a double.
Berths - Aft (2) Queen
Berths - Other (2) Twin Bunks
Berths - Salon  
Heads Electric macerating 
Showers (2) enclosed
Heater Diesel - Hurricane Hydronic
Air Conditioning No
Washer / Dryer Yes
Stove 4 Burner / Propane
Oven Yes , with broiler
Microwave Yes
Freezer In Refrigeratior 
Refrigerator (2) In Galley and under Salon seat
Ice Maker No
BBQ Yes, Propane - Dickinson
Audio System (2) Fusion stereo in Salon w/ speakers in salon, fly bridge and aft stateroom; Dual stereo on fly bridge, Bluetooth capable
Television (4) TVs with (4) Blue-ray players
Engines Twin
Engine 180 hp John Deere
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Capacity 750 gallons
Water Capacity 500 gallons
Cruising Speed (recommended) 8 knots @ 1615 rpm
Cruising Speed (max)  
Total Fuel Consumption* 6 gph @1615 rpm
Steering Station Dual
Thruster Bow
Anchor Windlass Yes
Ground Tackle (primary) Primary: 60 lb CQR w/ 400 ft chain; Secondary: Danforth with 350 ft chain/line
Generator 5kw Northern Lights
Inverter 3000 watt
Shore Power Requirements 30A / 120V
Navigation (4) Chart plotters with two at each helm
VHF Radio (1) Pilothouse, (1) Flybridge, multiple hand-held units
Autopilot (2) Pilothouse and Flybridge, both function the same
Radar Yes - Garmin 1242 xvs. Radar data availign on 3 chart plotters
Depthsounder Yes, depth reading on all four chart plotters
Knotmeter No
Wind Instruments No
LOA 49'
Beam 15'
Draft 4' 9"
Displacement 50,000 lbs
Year Built 1980
Dinghy 11' 6" Inflatable RIB with 7" chart plotter
Dinghy Davit Yes, on flybridge deck
Outboard 20 hp Honda with electric start and tilt
Dock Step Yes. swim step
WA State Parks Decal No
Pet Friendly Yes
Other / Option  
Item 1 (2) Kayaks
Item 2 (1) Stand up paddleboard
Item 3 (2) folding bikes
Item 4 EPIRB and two handheld VHF radios with GPS and registered distress numbers
Item 5 AIS integrated with chart plotter 

*The actual fuel consumption may vary depending on sea conditions, hull type, boat weight, and speed.

Vessel Inventory

This inventory list shows the items that are included onboard the vessel.

This vessel is undergoing significant upgrades to the forward stateroom, bridge enclosure and heating systems. The Vessel Inventory currently posted below will soon be updated to reflect these improvements for the 2024 season.

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Operations Manual

We trust this manual will help you become familiar with the vessel. If you have questions about the boat or about places to visit, please do not hesitate to ask the AYC staff.

This vessel is undergoing significant upgrades to the forward stateroom, bridge enclosure and heating systems. The Operations Manual currently posted below will soon be updated to reflect these improvements for the 2024 season.

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48′ DeFever

Improvements are continually being made by a hands-on owner. For the 2024 season the owner has remodeled the forward stateroom, replaced the bridge enclosure, and upgraded the heating system. This vessel has also been fully re-powered to twin 180hp John Deere diesel engines plus synchronizer!

The remodeled forward stateroom is illustrated in the vessel layout. It retains the two bunks on the port side and now has a single lower bunk on the starboard side for a total of three single bunks for sleeping or storage. An optional insert converts the two lower bunks into a V-berth for a couple. Photos of the new stateroom will be posted as soon as available.

The iconic ‘flare’ of the DeFever hull is well-known throughout the boating world, and nowhere more than in the Pacific Northwest. Great headroom at 6’8″ in the main salon and better than 6’4″ throughout! Full bridge enclosure to shade from the sun, protect from the wind. Covered ‘Europa’-style side deck protection for your crew while docking on this tri-cabin trawler

Garmin autopilot for longer passages, using this trawler’s efficient long range cruising capabilities with excellent 750 gallon fuel tanks and 6 gph @ 8 knots.

Washer and dryer set, large water tanks (500 gal) and waste tanks (120 gal) to let you hang out at the right places before your next trip to shore, even in waste-protected Canadian anchorages.

More gear for you! Hybrid mattress in master stateroom for ultimate comfort, two kayaks, one paddleboard, two folding bikes with helmets, two large fridges and a good electronics package. Easy-access on side and stern for docks or tender. You’ll want this vessel to become ‘yours’ year after year!

Vessel Highlights
  • Comfortable cruising trawler with several toys
  • Efficient long-range cruising with 750 gallon fuel capacity and only 6gph at 8 knots
  • New full fly bridge enclosure for cruising in any weather
  • Open main deck galley for inclusive experiences
  • New engines with bow thruster for efficient, easy cruising
  • New Garmin electronics
  • Solid built DeFever with kindly sea-keeping qualities
Vessel Details
  • Cabins: 3
  • Sleeps (recommended): 6
  • Sleeps (max): 7
  • Heads: 2
  • Engine: Twin 180hp John Deere Diesel
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots @ 6gph