44 Offshore Cruiser
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Few trawler designs have enjoyed the lasting appeal of the DeFever 44. Nearly 150 of these sturdy yachts were built during her production years, and used models remain in strong demand today. Heavily constructed on a full displacement hull, the DeFever 44 is a rare flush deck design with the aft deck and side decks on the same level. The result boat with slightly higher freeboard, but with an enormous aft deck area perfect for entertaining. The DeFever 44s roomy two-stateroom interior is arranged with the galley aft in the salon where its easily reached from the aft deck and flybridge. Visibility from the lower helm is excellent, and port and starboard sliding doors provide easy access to the decks. Grab rails in the salon overhead are a nice touch, and large windows provide panoramic views of the water. Note the pass-thru window from the galley to the aft deck. The 44s full-beam master stateroom is huge with tons of storage and space for a washer and dryer. A great feature of the DeFever 44 is her walk-in engine room with workbench and near-standing headroom. Twin 135hp Lehmanor 150hp John Deerediesels cruise at 78 knots with a range of 1,500 nautical miles.
Overview Heavily-built displacement trawler with covered aft deck remains among most popular DeFever designs ever produced.
Features Expansive two-stateroom interior has galley aft in the salonmost galley-up trawlers have the galley forward. Master stateroom is huge with copious storage, space for washer/dryer. Walk-in engineroom has near-standing headroom, built-in workbench.
Comments Note generous fuel, water capacities. Full-length keel protects running gear.
Performance Twin 135hp diesels cruise at 8 knots with range of 1,500+ miles.