49 Pilothouse (Hard Chine)
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The DeFever 49 is based on the Alaskan series of wooden pilothouse yachts designed by Arthur DeFever in the 1960s for Grand Banks. Built by the Sen Koh yard in Taiwan on a semi-displacement hull with hard aft chines and a long prop-protecting keel, the raised pilothouse lines of the DeFever 49 have been copied by several builders over the years. With her prominent bow and covered side decks, the DeFevers two-stateroom interior is ideal for the cruising couple. The salon is comfortable if not spacious, and the galley boasts a large pantry in addition to lots of counter space. Six steps up, the pilothouse includes an L-shaped settee and port/starboard deck access doors. Directly beneath the pilothouse is a spacious full-beam master stateroom with tremendous storage and private ensuite head. The guest stateroom with over/under berths is forward. Handcrafted teak cabinetry dominates the interior. In 1985, however, much of the high-maintenance exterior teak was eliminated. Twin Lehman 135hp diesels cruise at 78 knots. Over 60 are reported to have been built. A similar DeFever 49 Pilothouse model with the flybridge behind the raised pilothouse has a lower profile and a soft-chined hull.
Overview Popular pilothouse yacht with hard-chined, semi-displacement hull is intended for long-range cruising in comfort, security.
Features Split-level interior with combined salon/galley includes amidships master stateroom with queen bed, guest stateroom with upper/lower bunds, raised pilothouse with dinette and watch berth.Exterior features include covered side decks, wave-breaking Portuguese bridge.
Comments Note that alternate DeFever 49 model with soft chines (built by CTF Marine) was also available.
Performance Cruise at 8 knots with 135hp diesels.