DeFever Raised Pilot House

Current Price: $ 199,000
Anacortes, WA
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A sturdy, well maintained Trawler with an inventory of spare parts. 

Plan B is the preferred layout, for safety the engine room access is through the master stateroom rather than through the galley floor and down a ladder.

Included is the full boat custom canvas for winter with zippered doors and windows.

Additional canvas fully encloses side decks, aft deck and bridge including custom canvas for the teak rails doors and hatches.

Owned for the last decade and a half by a professional mariner who does engineering aboard commercial vessels, and has kept her maintained to the highest standards.

Most systems have been upgraded and improved over several years.

Stored indoors since new.  Hauled out every year. 

Charter legal With existing Jones Act exemption.

Complete detailed maintenance records with regular oil sample results on all equipment.

Purchase to include underway training, systems introduction and Delivery.

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  • Dimensions
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Accommodations
  • Heads: 2
  • Engines
  • Number of Engines: 2
  • Engine Total Power: 256 hp
  • Engine 1:
  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Year Build: 1985
  • Engine Model: 6354-4's
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Location: Port
  • Engine Hours: 4000
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Engine Power: hp
  • Engine 2:
  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Year Build: 1985
  • Engine Model: 6354-4's
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Location: Starboard
  • Engine Hours: 4000
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Engine Power: hp

Arctic Traveller Special Features

1985 DeFever 49 RPH Trawler General Information

•    This is the preferred Plan B, with engine room access through the master stateroom rather than a ladder from the galley. (much safer)
•    The boat has a custom, reusable full canvas winter cover with zippered windows and doors
•    There is also an extensive amount of additional custom canvas that fully encloses the side decks, aft deck, and bridge. More canvas covers all the teak railings, doors and hatches.
•    This boat has been owned for the last 15 years by a professional mariner who sails as Captain or Chief Engineer aboard cruise ships and has it been maintained to the highest standards.
•    Most systems have been upgraded to improve reliability and convenience.
•    It was boat house stored before the current owner, And was then stored on the hard indoors in the winter thereafter. It was hauled out every year.
•    There is a commercial grade, hard wired alarm system with motion detectors and door / hatch sensors
•    It is charter legal with a Jones Act exemption that follows the boat. For over 10 years it paid all it's own expenses (the charter business can be included)
•    It is five star rated with USCG inspection stickers (the highest available voluntary inspection rating for safety equipment)
•    There is a complete detailed record of all maintenance and upgrades, regular oil analysis reports on all equipment, extensive manuals, and operating instructions covering every system aboard.
•    Comprehensively equipped and ready to travel anywhere.
•    Purchase can include extensive underway training in systems, docking, general handling and boating skills. (see www.Arctictraveller.com)
•    Delivery available anywhere


Equipment List & Specs

Equipment List

Engine Room

•    Standing headroom allows easy access to all equipment
•    Twin Perkins 6354-4's with about 4K hrs, that burn no oil between changes, run perfectly and with regular oil sample reports (no issues ever identified)
•    Upgraded to spin on fuel filters
•    Upgraded dripless shaft seals
•    Upgraded shaft saver shaft couplings
•    Upgraded urethane dampened flex plates (no springs)
•    Upgraded twin Racor's for each engine valved for underway changing
•    12Vdc emergency starting battery cross connect
•    Raw water flow disruption alarms wired to bridge
•    Twin engine room video cameras viewed from bridge
•    Automatic haylon
•    Hydraulic stabilizers
•    Hydraulic bow thruster
•    Sealand Water maker
•    Two Onan gen sets in sound shields with waterlift mufflers, one 8Kw (2K hrs?) and one 9Kw. (560hrs)
•    Three sources of diesel fired heat, plumbed to main fuel tank
•    12 house batteries with an upgraded Balmar HD charging system
•    Two inverters, one 2500W and one 1000W w/150amp battery charger
•    Oil change pump and manifold
•    Fuel manifold with fuel transfer pump
•    17 gallon water heater {110V and plumbed to Stbd engine heat exchanger)
•    High water bilge alarm
•    Two 12v bilge pumps and switch panel for additional forward pumps
•    Manual diaphragm bilge pump
•    Four 200 gallon diesel fuel tanks
•    Tool box with tools

•    Storage for spare parts kit including belts, fluids, filters, pumps, gaskets, impellers, alternator and starter and rebuild kits, injectors, injection lines, injection pump, and much more.
•    Washdown pump
•    Espar D7L diesel fired forced air heater

Bridge Equipment List

•    Raytheon 24 mile radar
•    Auto pilot with two remotes and three rudder angle indicators
•    Forward looking color sonar with forward shallow water alarm and display for boat deck video camera facing aft
•    Remote control for anchor windlass with chain counter and amp meter to monitor anchor strain
•    Stabilizer control panel
•    Bow thruster control
•    Weather station with wind speed
•    Commercial quality Vhf radio with flying bridge remote
•    Hand held VHF with speaker mic (great for docking)
•    Commercial quality Furuno GPS and a second Garmin receiver
•    Loudhailer
•    Weather fax printer
•    Navtex receiver/ printer
•    SSB / ham radio with tuner and antenna
•    Full electronic charting with flat screen display
•    AIS receiver displayed on flat screen
•    House battery monitor with amp counter

•    A complete set of paper charts from Mexico to Alaska
•    Video monitor for engine room cameras
•    Raw water flow disruption alarm
•    Haylon discharge alarm
•    Low oil pressure/ high temp alarms
•    Abandon ship kit housed in a Pelican case with 2nd EPIRB

•    Extensive Man Overboard recovery equipment including a Lifesling in storage bag, large life ring, throw bag, and rigging to use the crane for re-boarding.
(much safer than using the swim step)
•    Float free EPIRB no 1
•    6 person Coastal pack life raft
•    Stereo
•    Custom operating manual for all systems and equipment aboard
•    Factory manuals for all equipment
•    Perkins shop repair manuals and parts books

Main Salon/Galley

•    Washer/ dryer
•    Propane three burner stove / oven
•    Overboard exhaust fan
•    Propane leak detection alarm/ shut down with remote sensors
•    Custom one piece Corian counter tops with flush mount sink
•    Under counter drinking water filter with dispenser
•    Microwave
•    Shore power amp meter (great when rationing 30A power while using dryer, microwave etc)
•    Flat screen TV with mount (folds flush to overhead when not using) external amplified antenna, wired for cable or satellite

•    CD-DVD player
•    Surround sound system
•    LazyBoy twin reclining love seat in leather
•    Matching upholstery on settee
•    Table lowers to form a bed
•    Toyo direct vent diesel heater

Master Suite

•    Queen sized walk around bed with memory foam mattress
•    Ensuite shower/ tub
•    Exhaust fan
•    Techma silence toilet
•    Lighted lockers, book shelves
•    Bedside VHF radio and depth sounder
•    Safe
•    400 gallon water tanks
•    Water tank level monitor

V-Berth/Forward Head

•    The forward head is plumbed and drained for a shower
•    Second toilet
•    The V berth has a filler to make one big bed with two singles above, or can be configured for four separate berths.
•    Water pressure pump under bed with installed spare

Aft Deck

•    Fully enclosed with isinglass windows and curtains
•    Snubbing winch for docking
•    Ladder to boat deck
•    Automatic motion detection lights
•    4 new type 1 offshore life jackets
•    4 type 3 life vests

•    New rain gear

Boat Deck/Flybridge

•    Full steering station with engine gauges, bow thruster controls, autopilot remote, VHF

•    Liferaft, 3rd EPIRB

•    Avon RHIB on chocks with 4 stroke motor. Equipped with Weaver davits for boarding and storage on the swim step,
•    Two boat davit cranes (one foldable)
•    Propane storage in stack locker
•    Paint locker
•    Stainless steel folding radar arch (for use with low overhead boat houses)


•    12V windlass
•    500 ft of 3/8 chain
•    901b Delta Fastset storm anchor
•    Spare anchor and rode in Laz
•    Storage racks for fenders


•    12v freezer
•    Steering gear
•    Extensive damage control/ repair kit
•    Spare propellers
•    Spare anchor with chain and rode
•    Bilge pump
•    Spare starter
•    Air compressor

All specs correct at time of listing, buyer to verify.