1988 DeFever 53 POC Description

Located at Waterway Marina in Stuart, only a 10 minute drive from Trawler Fest!

This 1988 53′ DeFever “Meander” is an incredibly special boat. Regarded throughout the world for luxury and design excellence, DeFever Motor Yachts have gained a rich following that celebrates the ownership experience of the large American-inspired vessels. Meander is in pristine condition and has been meticulously maintained with over $300K in upgrades including rear and side custom sliding doors, custom rear shade, crane, and hardtop. Located and easy to see in Stuart, FL, schedule your appointment to see this 1988 53′ DeFever “Meander” today!

1988 DeFever 53 POC Disclaimer

HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by HMY Yacht Sales, Inc..

Meander Specifications

Name: Meander
Current Price: $339,000
Year: 1988
Engine Model: 3208 TA
Length: 53 ft
Gross Weight: 55,000 lb
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: FL
Draft: 4.67 ft
Fuel Capacity: 800 Gallons
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Beam: 16.5 ft
Max Speed: 14 kn
City: Stuart
Country: US

1988 DeFever 53 POC Vessel Overview

Vessel Highlights
  • Over $300K in upgrades
  • Naiad Stabilizers
  • Custom Aft Deck Seating
  • Extended Stern to LOA of 56'
  • Custom Bridge Sliding door and custom rear shade
  • Custom Aft Companionway door
  • Sand and Paint Bottom with 2 coats Pettit Trinidad Blue (2023)
  • Service Props (2023)
  • Remove and replaced all cutlass bearings (2023)
  • Forward water pump "Little Giant 220V" (03/22)
  • Master Macerator Pump (03/22) 
  • Naiad Stabilizer service (05/23)
  • Generator fuel filters/oil (10/22)
  • Generator alternator (07/22)
  • Generator impellors (05/22)

Work beginning on 08/12/23:

  • Remove cooler
  • Perform valve adjustment
  • Install coolers
  • Barnacle Bust Generator Heat Exchanger
  • Service heat exchangers
  • Service after cooler
  • Service gear cooler
  • Rebuild raw water pumps on port/stbd main

  • Replace port/stbd mounting gaskets

  • Replace zinc pencils on port/stbd mains at the gear cooler and heat exchanger

  • Tightened belt on Fischer Panda Generator

Vessel Walkthrough

This 53' DeFever is an incredibly special boat. Regarded throughout the world for luxury and design excellence, DeFever Motor Yachts have gained a rich following that celebrates the ownership experience of the large American-inspired vessels. “Meander” is in pristine condition and has been meticulously maintained with over $300K in upgrades including: Rear and side custom sliding doors, custom rear shade, crane, and hardtop. The stern was modified to extend the LOA to 56'. Complete log of maintenance as well as original architectural drawings available upon request. 3 stateroom layout (2 with island queen berths) with 3 ensuite heads all with separate showers.  The master stateroom is aft and is separated from the other staterooms by a mid-ship stand up engine room. Two staircases lead from the pilothouse and salon to the staterooms. Outside full walk around side decks.  Meander’s transom was modified to extend the size of the covered aft deck and add built in settee, plus port and starboard steps to swim platform with storage underneath and between.  The bow was modified to include centerline lounge area and port/starboard seats, all with storage underneath.

*2006 14' Caribe Dinghy with trailer is not included but will consider as separate sale.*

Salon
  • Double doors aft to the aft deck
  • Bar starboard aft
  • Stairs to the master stateroom and engine room to starboard
  • Desk and storage starboard forward
  • Table and 4 chairs port aft
  • Wrap-around seating with storage underneath
  • Galley port forward
  • Large side windows with Hunter-Douglas blinds and a teak & holly sole
Galley
  • The galley is located port forward in the salon.
  • KitchenAid Superba 4-burner cooktop and convection oven
  • KitchenAid side by side refrigerator/freezer
  • Samsung microwave oven
  • KitchenAid trash compactor
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Double sinks
  • Solid surface countertop
  • U-Line refrigerator/ice maker in the salon
Master Stateroom

The full beam master stateroom aft offers a centerline queen size berth, hanging lockers, storage cabinets and drawers, transom hatches, (6) portlights, a vanity/desk, reading lights, teak & holly sole and an ensuite head with enclosed shower.

Guest Stateroom Forward

The forward guest stateroom offers a v-berth with insert, (2) portlights, overhead hatch, reading lights, teak & holly sole, hanging locker, vanity/desk and ensuite head with enclosed shower.

VIP Guest Stateroom

The VIP guest stateroom is amidships and offers a queen size berth, (2) portlights, hanging locker, nightstand, storage drawers, reading lights, a vanity/desk, teak & holly sole and an ensuite head with enclosed shower.

Electronics
  • (2) Simrad AP20 Autopilot 
  • (2) Northstar 6000i Chartplotter with radar and depth 
  • (2) ZF Electronic Throttles 
  • Furuno Radar
  • KVH 4 Satellite TV
  • (2) VHF Radios 
  • 32” Salon and 21” Master SR televisions
  • Horizon Depth Sounder
  • Sound system DVD Player and Amplifier
  • 15 kw Onan generator (1407 hours)
  • 11 kw Fisher Panda generator (762 Hours)
  • Naiad 252 Stabilizers
  • Dual Acme Boost Transformers
  • Village Marine Watermaker
  • (6) Marine Air reverse cycle air
  • 10' Dual Station Bow Thruster w/Dedicated Batteries and Charger
  • Outback 2500 Invertor with 3 8D Batteries
  • 60-amp Battery Charger
  • Glendenning Synchronizer
  • Cable Master.
  • Fireboy Automatic Halon fire extinguisher with indicator panel.
  • Underwater stern lights
  • Rudder angle indicator
Mechanical Equipment
  • Naiad 252 Stabilizers
Electrical Equipment
  • 15 kw Onan generator (1482 hours)
  • 11 kw Fisher Panda generator (952 hours)
  • Naiad 252 Stabilizers
  • Dual Acme Boost Transformers
  • Village Marine Watermaker
  • (6) Marine Air reverse cycle air
  • 10' Dual Station Bow Thruster w/Dedicated Batteries and Charger
  • Outback 2500 Invertor with 3 8D Batteries
  • 60 amp Battery Charger
  • Glendenning Synchronizer
  • Cable Master
  • Fireboy Automatic Halon fire extinguisher with indicator panel
  • Underwater stern lights
  • Rudder angle indicator
Deck
  • Custom 1000 lb electric Dingy Davit
  • Mantus Anchor
  • Plow Anchor
  • Electric windlass
  • Rolling Marquipt boarding ladder
  • Custom Flybridge Bimini Top and Aft Deck Shade Canopy
  • Bar-B-Q Grill

HMY Yacht Sales

Since 1979, HMY Yacht Sales has been among the most trusted brokerage firms in the industry. For decades we have continued to instill confidence in our clients who choose to buy and sell yachts with us. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of customer satisfaction combined with HMY’s renowned yachting expertise. When you choose your next brokerage firm, make sure to select the one that is the most experienced and knowledgeable in yacht sales. HMY’s expansive network of yacht sales professionals, support teams, yachting industry experts, and customers have been our recipe for success; and we’ve earned the trust of our clients from around the world. In 2022, HMY Yachts was recognized as the #1 North American Princess Yachts Dealer.

HMY Sales and Marketing Network

HMY Yachts is known for delivering sales results. We sell a pre-owned yacht on average every 12 hours. With accelerated sales results like this – there’s no better firm you can trust to sell your yacht. We invest heavily in online marketing and exposing your yacht to the right target buyer is one of HMY’s strengths. Plus, we activate and engage a high-performance network of brokers and buyers with walkthrough videos, virtual tours, MLS, email, magazines, social media, and digital campaigns. HMY’s accelerated yacht sales approach generates leads and sales at record levels. We connect buyers with our brokers quickly – to get your yacht sold. Call HMY today. We’ll put a world-class sales and marketing strategy together to sell your yacht so you can have peace of mind.

 

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