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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)
Short Charters

A surcharge and fees may apply to charters of less than 5 nights long. See Short Charters for details.

Vessel Layout
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Vessel Specifications
Sleeps (recommended)6
Sleeps (maximum)7
Berths - ForwardV-berth with insert for 2 or 3 bunks. See layout.
Berths - Aft(2) Queen
Berths - Other(2) Twin Bunks
Berths - Salon
HeadsElectric macerating
Showers(2) enclosed
HeaterDiesel - Hurricane Hydronic
Air ConditioningNo
Washer / DryerYes
Stove4 Burner / Propane
OvenYes , with broiler
FreezerIn Refrigerator
Refrigerator(2) In Galley and under Salon seat
Ice MakerNo
BBQYes, Propane - Dickinson
Audio System(2) Fusion stereo in Salon w/ speakers in salon, flybridge and aft stateroom; Dual stereo on flybridge, both w/ Bluetooth
Television(4) TVs with (4) Blueray players
Navigation(4) Chart plotters with two at each helm
VHF Radio(1) Pilothouse, (1) Flybridge, (4) hand-held
Autopilot(1) with dual control in Pilothouse and Flybridge
RadarYes - Garmin. Radar data available on 3 chart plotters
Depth SounderYes, depth reading on 4 chart plotters
Wind InstrumentsNo
AISYes, integrated with chart plotter
EnginesTwin, with synchronizer
Engine180 hp John Deere
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Capacity600 gal. standard. 750 gal.max. for long-range cruising.
Water Capacity500 gallons
Cruising Speed (rec.)8 knots @ 1615 rpm
Cruising Speed (max.)9.4 knots
Total Fuel Consumption*6 gph @1615 rpm
Steering StationDual
Anchor WindlassYes, with remote control on flybridge
Ground Tackle (primary)Primary: 60 lb CQR w/ 400 ft chain; Secondary: Danforth with 350 ft chain/line
Generator5kw Northern Lights
Inverter3000 watt
Shore Power30A / 120V
Draft4' 9"
Displacement50,000 lbs
Year Built1980
Dinghy11' 6" Inflatable RIB with 7" chart plotter
Dinghy davitYes, on flybridge deck
Outboard20 hp Honda with electric start and tilt
Dock stepYes. swim step
WA State Parks Decal
Pet FriendlyYes
Other / OptionsDescription
Stand up paddleboardOne
Folding bikesTwo
EPIRBWith GPS and registered distress numbers
Handheld VHF radios(4) total, (2) w/ GPS distress numbers

*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 and replaced the bridge enclosure. This vessel has also been fully re-powered to twin 180hp John Deere diesel engines with 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 600 gallon fuel capacity standard, and a maximum of 750 gallon fuel capacity for extended cruising. Fuel consumption is an efficient 6 gph @ 8 knots.

Washer and dryer, 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 refrigerators and a good electronics package. Easy-access on both 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 fuel consumption of 6 gph at 8 knots.
  • 600 gallon fuel capacity standard and max. of 750 gallon fuel capacity configuration with owner instruction
  • New full flybridge 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