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1983 DeFever Sundeck Trawler 44'

44' DeFever Sundeck Trawler

  • Make: DeFever
  • Model: Sundeck Trawler
  • Year: 1983
  • Length: 44'
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin / diesel
  • Located In: Alameda, CA
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  • Dimensions

    • LOA: 44 ft 4 in
      Beam: 14 ft 9 in
      Minimum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
      Displacement: 43000 lbs

  • Engine 1

    • Engine Brand: Ford
      Year Built: 1983
      Engine Model: Lehman
      Engine Type: Inboard
      Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
      Location: Starboard
      Engine Hours: 5194
      Drive Type: Direct Drive
      Engine Power: 120 HP

  • Engine 2

    • Engine Brand: Ford
      Year Built: 1983
      Engine Model: Lehman
      Engine Type: Inboard
      Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
      Location: Port
      Engine Hours: 4661
      Drive Type: Direct Drive
      Engine Power: 120 HP

  • Tanks

    • Fresh Water Tanks: (364 Gallons)
      Fuel Tanks: (900 Gallons)

  • Accomodations

    • Number of single berths: 2
      Number of double berths: 1
      Number of cabins: 2
      Number of heads: 2


The DeFever 44 Offshore Cruiser is easily the most popular DeFever design ever produced. Her large, covered aft deck is a wonderful platform from which to lounge, dine and enjoy the scenery. The full width hardtop provides plenty of shade as well as a large area to stow the dinghy above. The flybridge features a centerline helm and plenty of room for guests to enjoy the view.

Accommodations below are spacious and nicely finished out, with a lot of room to entertain. The engine room is enormous with nearly stand-up head room, and more than enough space to service all sides of the engines, generator, and vessel systems 

She has a full length keel providing directional stability and protection for the running gear.  Her flared bow helps to keep her deck dry and her deep forefoot contributes to her sea kindly motion.  


The DeFever 44 has a great layout for living aboard and cruising.  

The salon and galley area is entered from the large, panoramic after deck. An open U-shaped galley is to port and refrigerator and freezer units are to starboard encompassing the entire aft portion of the salon.  Forward is a L-shaped dinette on port with built-in seating. Across on the starboard are a couple of chairs with the inside helm just forward on starboard. Pocket doors both port and starboard access the side decks.  
Down three steps, from the aft of the salon area, is the generous master stateroom with a walk around island queen berth, en suite head with separate shower stall, vanity,  and lots of beautiful teak built-in storage lockers. There is a combo washer/dryer in a closet as well.

The companionway, forward of the salon, leads to the guest stateroom that has upper  lower bunks plus ample storage. A forward head serves not only the forward stateroom but also as a day head. Aft, and to port from the quest stateroom is a hatch leading to a walk-in engine room with near standing head room. Main engines, the generator and operating equipment are very accessible.

Heading back aft, out of the salon, is the aft deck which is the perfect place for cocktails or dining. The hardtop also accommodates tender storage. Then, up four steps from the aft deck is the fly bridge with a second helm station with ample deck space and seating.

  • Force 10 3-burner LPG stove/oven
  • Front loading Coldplate refrigeration
  • Top loading Coldplate Freezer
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • H/C pressure water
  • Emerson microwave
  • Brass ships clock
  • Antique Brass lamps  
  • Splendide Combomatic washer dryer

  • Complete 12V Marine system with circuit breakers and crossover switches. 
  • 2 House banks of 2 6V batteries in series. 
  • 3 Group 27 deep cycle Starting batteries in Parallel with crossovers. All batteries in Blue Seas battery boxes.
  • Prosine Xantrex 3000 Watt inverter/charger 110AC shore power system with 30 amp dockside electrical cable.
  • Onan 7.5 KW genset in sound shield. 

  • Furuno NavNet C-map chartplotter
  • Furuno 24 mile radar
  • Cetrec Benmar Course Keeper 210 autopilot
  • Furuno R-30 depth/speed
  • Datamarine International Offshore depthsounder
  • Raymarine 215 DSC VHF
  • Loudhailer
  • Danforth bulkhead compass
  • Intercom system
  • Chart light
  • Pioneer stereo 
  • Autopilot remote 
  • Furuno remote
  • Datamarine depthsounder
  • Danforth compass
  • Standard VHF radio

  • Flybridge bimini
  • Sundeck fiberglass hard top
  • Deck box
  • Avon Hypalon 11' Dingy w/ canvas cover
  • Yamaha 9.9 4-stoke outboard engine
  • Electric dingy lift
  • Aft deck wash down
  • Nilsson electric anchor windlass 
  • Danforth # 65 Anchor w/ 250'  all chain rode
  • Bow roller
  • Teak table with chairs 
  • Remote spotlight

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.