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This traditional trunk cabin trawlerbuilt by Bluewater Marine in Taiwancontinues to enjoy wide popularity on todays used market. Shes constructed on a solid fiberglass hull with a deep forefoot, a moderate 14'2"" beam, and a long keel that protects the prop and rudders. At least two floorplans were offered in the DeFever 41 during her production years, both with two roomy staterooms and both with the galley aft in the salon. The helm is to starboard in the salon and an L-shaped settee is to port. Twin sliding salon doors provide easy access from the salon to the decks. In the standard layout, a door in the aft stateroom allows direct access to the cockpita desirable feature in the eyes of many experienced cruisers. A tub/shower is featured in the aft head compartment. The varnished teak interior of the DeFever 41 reflects the quality woodworking skills of most Asian boat builders of this era. Wide side decks with raised bulwarks all around make getting around easy. The teak decks and railings of the DeFever 41 take some effort to maintain, but for many owners they add much to the boats overall appeal. A single 210hp Cummins dieselor twin 135hp Lehman dieselscruise at 78 knots.
Overview Classic DeFever trawler popular in the 1980s combines traditional trunk-cabin styling with time-tested layout, economical operation.
Features Highlights include roomy galley-up interior with teak woodwork, post/starboard salon doors, full walkaround decks, mast and boom assembly. Cabintop can stow small dinghy. Note teak decks, tub/shower in aft head, aft stateroom deck door, simulated lapstrake hull lines. Solid fiberglass hull has prop-protecting keel.
Comments Quality boat from a good Taiwan yard.
Performance Cruise at 78 knots with 135hp diesels.