44' DeFever 1998



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44' DeFever 1998 Adiona


If you have the desire for extended cruising, this 44' DeFever is worth a second look. Twin 135hp Perkins inboards, direct drive transmissions, (1000 hrs), Bow Thruster, 12.5 kw Westerbeake Diesel Genset (1000 hrs), PLUS 840 Watts of Solar Power on the hardtop. On-board fuel polishing system, Full upper and lower hardtops, Electric Davit for raising the Dinghy. Propane cooking, in a very handy galley, with several very nice custom additions (Fridge/Freezer/Ice Maker). Excellent Salon with large windows/screens, 6'4" headroom, doors on both sides, 32 inch HDTV, WIFI router, Sat Weather and Radio, Full upper and lower helm stations, New LeBroc helm chair for the lower. 2 full heads and showers. Master stateroom with walkaround Queen berth and excellent storage. Washer/Dryer too. Guest Stateroom with walk-in engine room access. 





44 Offshore Cruiser

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



15' "

Engine Details:

Perkins 135 hp

Engine 1:

1998 1070.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine 2:

1998 1070.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

900 GAL

Water Capacity:

350 GAL


The original swim platform has been replaced with new and has a pull-out swim ladder, and there is a ladder up to the rear deck. Boarding is also possible from both sides via a hanging ladder. The aft deck is fully covered by a fiberglass hardtop with Phifortex sunshade enclosure for the aft deck and salon windows. Out door dining furniture and a wet bar for entertaining.

Both side decks allow for easy and safe access forward. plus there are Salon Doors on both sides with direct side deck access.

Teak handrails and a recessed walkway. Fender storage and an Anchor Pulpit with windlass. A Rocna 33kg (73 lb) anchor was added in 2013

Up several steps from the aft deck is the large/roomy upper deck. Built with hi-tech Foam core material, the hardtop was custom manufactured and installed in '13. All antennas and Solar panels are mounted here. Also, there is access to the top of the rear hardtop where the 9.5' AB rigid/inflatable dinghy (with custom cover) and an electric crane for launching and retrieving the Dinghy, is located. At the rear of the upper deck is a storage box that houses two 17 lb fiberglass propane tanks.

Storage boxes with cushion tops runs along both sides, LED lighting beneath the hardtop for this space is new. A single pedestal helm chair sits on the center-line/forward, with opposing front facing bench seats (storage beneath). The upper helm station is located here, with full engine instrumentation and controls.


  • Garmin GPSMap 4212 color, multi function display including Sat Weather
  • Garmin AIS Class B send/receive
  • Ritchie compass
  • SidePower Bow Thruster control
  • Autohelm digital depth finder
  • Compu Course 220 Autopilot
  • Standard marine AM/FM/CD stereo
  • West Marine VHF Radio with DSC
  • Anchor Windlass control

The lower helm station is located in the front stbd corner of the Salon. There is a new fully adjustable (slide, swivel, recline, raise/lower) LeBroc pedestal mounted helm chair with folding arm rests, footrest, built in cup holder, etc. Three wipers on the large front glass panels for excellent visibility. An upper console houses several items of Marine Electronics while the dash houses engine gauges and controls.

  • Garmin GPSmap 4212 color MFD
  • Garmin digital depth sounder display
  • Garmin Class B AIS send/receive
  • Garmin anemometer and display
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio with DSC
  • Furuno GPS Navigator
  • Remote Spotlight control
  • Anchor Windlass control
  • Side Power Bow Thruster Control
  • Compu Course 220 Autopilot
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Tri Star 60 amp Controller connected to the Kyocera Marine grade Solar Panels (on upper hardtop)
  • Anaritsu Radar (inoperative)

From the aft deck, there is a lockable full sized door that leads to the Main Salon. The galley is port and aft with large windows, 6'4" headroom and great natural light. Upper and lower Teak cabinets with countertops and ample storage cabinets/drawers.

  • Frigidaire Stainless Steel microwave
  • Stainless Steel sink with combination faucet
  • Princess 3 burner stove (Propane)
  • Princess Oven (Propane)
  • Overhead lighting
  • Custom built teak Side Board across from galley
  • Vertifrigo under counter Refrigerator
  • Vertifrigo under counter Freezer 
  • ULine Ice Maker
The very large Dinette table and L-shaped settee with Booth style seating sits across from the Side Board and the  LG 32 inch Flat Screen HDTV with Sirius Sat Radio and Polk Audio soundbar. There are doors on both sides of the Salon that provide direct access to the side decks. Fully operational windows with screens and curtains for this space.

The master stateroom is aft from the salon. A walkaround Queen Berth sits in the center with the headboard aft. There are reading lamps and night stands on both sides and very large hanging locker plus drawers along both sides. The combination washer/dryer is located in a closet forward with additional storage space.

The master head is port and forward. Vac-U-Flush toilet, sink and vanity and mirror, plus a stand up shower.

The guest stateroom is forward from the salon and features a V-berth with filler. There are storage drawers beneath, and the private head with Vac-U-Flush toilet, sink/vanity and mirror. A hanging locker is situated on the port side and the engine room access door is aft.

Engine room access is from the Guest stateroom area. The engine room is large, very well lit, dry and tidy. There is storage for tools and spare parts and mechanical access to the engines and generator is excellent.

  • Twin Perkins 135 hp inboard direct drive engines.  
  • Main engine Heat Exchangers were replaced in 2013
  • Raw water pumps replaced 2013
  • Sea Water hoses replaced 2013, all feed from a Sea Chest
  • More controls for engines and transmissions
  • Complete Fuel Polishing system connected to all 3 tanks
  • new FireBoy engine room system added 2013
  • Westerbeake generator Heat Exchanger replaced in 2013
  • 4 AGM 'lifeline' 8D batteries (2013) for house and engine starting, wired for Isolation and Cross Charging
  • Sanitation hoses replaced 2013
  • Holding tank rebuilt with new level gauge, has Y-valve for overboard discharge
  • 3 reverse cycle HVAC units
  • Electric Water heater replaced 2015 and replumbed for easy winterization

Normal cruise speed is 1800 rpm = 7.5 kts = 2.5 nmpg 2000 rpm = 8 kts 2600 rpm is WOT= 9.5 kts
The bottom was completely peeled in 2012 and then coated with Expoy Barrier coat and hard bottom paint. The last re-paint of the bottom was May 2017 There are a set of "Spurs Line Cutters" on each prop shaft
Sellers personal items to be excluded: -leather chair in salon -clothing -tools

  • 2010 AB Inflatible 9.5

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This listing is a courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

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