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Marathon Boats & Yachts, Inc.

2001 Overseas Highway
United States

Fax:  (305) 743-3074

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Arthur DeFever started his career in the 1960s by designing long-range fishing vessels in wood and steel. In the days when long distance voyaging was strictly within the realm of sailboats, DeFever was challenged to draw a reliable seaworthy passagemaking motoryacht that could go the distance. He designed several in the 38 to 54 foot range and expanded his offering the in 1970s and 80s. Today, there are fuel-efficient models from 45 to 68 feet with a few megayachts attributed to the DeFever name as well. These serious ocean-going motoyachts are known for sturdy construction, practical interiors, long range cruising capabilities and good owners’ association. Two dealers, one on the East coast and one on the West, still offer various designs in flush deck and cockpit versions.

1987 Defever Trawler


Marathon,FL,United States

Defever Motor yacht
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The 41 Defever is a classic cruiser or liveaboard for people cruising the islands or doing the loop. This Defever is a twin engine model for people who want the added security of a extra motor and ease of docking  unlike many other 41 Defevers currently on the market with single engines. Many recent improvements including a new Awgrip job topsides. Also included is a 10ft. Apex hardbottom dinghy with a Yamaha 15hp. 4 stroke motor.

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Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 14 ft 2 inMax Draft 4 ft 
Engine Make VolvoEngine Model TAMD41A 
Engine Year 1987Fuel Capacity 400 gal 
Length Overall 41 ftNumber of Heads 2 
Holding Tank Size 100 galWater Capacity 250 gal 
Engine Hours 3400Number of Berths 3 
Number of Engines 2    

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2001 Overseas Highway
United States

Fax:  (305) 743-3074

Vessel Walkthrough

The 41 Defever can sleep six comfortably in two seprate staterooms and by utlizing the convertible settee. Forward in the bow you have a V-berth stateroom that sleeps two, includes a enclosed head/shower and plenty of storage. Moving up and aft you have the large salon and galley where there is an L-shaped settee and table in the salon is opposite the lower helm station on the starboard side. Two sliding side doors are located aft of the lower helm station and at the rear of the salon on the portside. The bright, U-shaped galley is located in the salon aft starboard corner. Moving aft toward the back of the boat you have the commodious  aft cabin that includes a large queen bed, a full size head with shower/tub and direct access to the aft deck via doors and hatch. As with all Defevers, the teak woodwork and joinery is second to none. 

Recent Upgrades

  • New Awlgrip paint topsides March 2013
  • New starter on port engine March 2013
  • New flybridge helm pump March 2013
  • New winch on davit March 2013
  • Bottom completely peeled and epoxied  and barrier coated June 2012
  • New 4D batteries April 2012
  • New waterpumps June 2012


  • Twin Volvo TAMD41A 140hp. motors, 3400 hours
  • Dripless stuffing boxes
  • Volvo gears
  • Morse controls


  • Garmin 12" 4212 GPS/chartplotter
  • Garmin 440 GPS/Chartplotter
  •  Ritchie compass
  •  B & G  Autopilot
  •  Furuno 24 mi. Radar
  •  Furuno RD30 Sounder
  •  Standard Horizon VHF radio
  •  Pioneer AM/FM CD Stereo
  •  Bose Speakers


  • 12VDC Ship's Power System w/ Panel & Breakers
  • 110 VAC Shore Power System w/ Panel & Breakers
  • 8KW Yanmar Genset with 2700 hours
  • Newmar HDM30 Battery Charger
  • Heart Interface Inverter
  • Brand new 4D batteries April 2012




  • Double S/S Sink w/ Hot/Cold Pressure Water
  • Galley Maid 3 Burner  Stove w/ Oven
  • Kenmore Fridge/Freezer
  • GE Microwave Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer on Flybridge
  • Abundant Storage Compartments and Drawers

Mechanical Equipment

  • 16K BTU Marine A/C
  • 16K BTU Sea Mach A/C
  • Vacu Flush Head
  • Jabsco Electric head
  • Jabsco macerator pump
  • Two Rule 1500 GPH Bilge pumps
  • Full upper and lower helm instrumentation
  • Morse Engine & Throttle Controls
  • Fyre Watch Fire Extingushing System
  • Craftmaster 12 gallon water heater
  • Jabsco water pump
  • FloJet pressure pump


Deck Equipment

  • Powerwinch electric windlass with capstan
  • Plow anchor with chain and rope rode
  • 40LB Claw Anchor with rode and 40lb Fast Set Anchor
  • Fiberglass swim platform with stainless and teak folding swim ladder
  •  Magma BBQ grill with dedicated propane tank
  •  Boom for lifting the dingy with new winch March 2013
  •  Apex 10ft. Hardbottom Dinghy with 15hp. Yamaha 4-stroke
  • Stainless steel stanchions and teak rails
  • Vinyl mesh windshield covers
  • Canvas hatch covers
  • Canvas cover for tender
  • Bimini top on flybridge


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.

Custom Contact Information

CALL: MARK GENCO @ (954) 895-1669