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During the mid 1980s, the market demand for increased speed led Arthur DeFever to design several Performance Offshore Cruiser models of which the flush deck 53 POC proved the most popular. Where most previous DeFever yachts were built on low speed displacement hulls, the 53 POC rides on a semi-displacement hull capable of cruising speeds in the 12 to 14-knot range. The galley-up teak interior of the DeFever 53 is arranged with the salon, pilothouse, and aft deck all on a single level. A breakfast bar separates the U-shaped galley from the salon and a staircase opposite the salon settee offers private access to the 53s full-beam owners stateroom with its walkaround queen bed and ensuite head. In the pilothouse, hinged deck doors access both port and starboard side decks, and a 9-foot settee doubles as a watch berth. In this layout, the VIP guest stateroom (with private ensuite head) is amidships rather than forward. The second guest stateroom with V-berths and private access to the day head is forward. The engine room has standing headroom. Cat 375hp diesels cruise at 12 knots. A total of 68 were built by Sen Koh Shipbuilding in Taiwan.
Overview Spacious twin-deck motoryacht made good on DeFever promise of liveaboard comfort, cruising elegance.
Features Three-stateroom floorplan boasts spacious master with private salon access, huge VIP cabin, three full heads, walk-in engineroom. Expansive salon with home-size galley, separate dining area features inside bridge accessa convenience not always found in a yacht this size. Side decks are sheltered by bridge overhangs.
Comments Hull is fully cored to reduce weight.
Performance Twin 375hp Cat diesels cruise at 12 knots (1516 top).