Regarded throughout the world for luxury and design excellence, DeFever Motor Yachts have gained a rich following that celebrates the ownership experience of the large American-inspired vessels.
Consider this stunning 1988 DeFever POC 53 with all the creature comforts of home and the range to head down to Mexico or up to Alaska.
And when you’re ready to tie up and stay home in Santa Barbara, there is a 51’ slip permit in Santa Barbara harbor available for transfer at additional cost.
Ask your Buyer’s Agent for details.
During the mid 1980’s, 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 DeFever yachts were built on low-speed displacement hulls, the 53 POC rides on a semi-displacement hull capable of cruising speeds in the 12-14 knot range.
The galley-up teak interior of the DeFever is arranged with the salon, pilothouse, and aft-deck all on a single level. A staircase opposite the salon settee offers private access to the 53’ full-beam owner’s stateroom with its walk around 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 the POC 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.
NAIAD roll stabilizers.
Last hauled out / bottom paint in April 2019.