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1988 DeFever 53 POC Motor Yacht - 53'

Year 1988
Length 53ft.
Price USD $239,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Jacksonville,
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Twin
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Beam: 16 ft 6 in
Displacement: 55000 lbs
Engine(s): Cat
Engine Model: 3208
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 750 HP
Fuel: (800 Gallons)
Water: 2 (150 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 52 ft 7 in
Beam: 16 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 8 in
Displacement: 55000 lbs
Total Power: 750 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cat
Engine Model: 3208
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 375 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Cat
Engine Model: 3208
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 375 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (800 Gallons)
Number of heads: 3


53' DeFever POC Vessel Walkthrough

Entering the salon through the double aft doors from the covered aftdeck, you will find a bar starboard aft then stairs to the master stateroom and engine room, a desk and storage starboard forward, the galley port forward, wrap-around seating to port and a table with four chairs port aft.  Walk forward into the pilothouse and either walk down the starboard forward stairs to the guest staterooms or walk up the internal stairs to the flybridge.


This 3 Stateroom 3 Head layout offers a full beam master stateroom aft with ensuite head and centerline queen size berth, a VIP guest stateroom amidships with ensuite head and queen size berth and a forward guest stateroom with v-berth and ensuite head.

Master Stateroom

The full beam master stateroom aft offers a centerline queen size berth, hanging lockers, storage cabinets and drawers, transom hatches, 6 portlights, vanity/desk, reading lights, teak & holly sole and ensuite head with enclosed shower.

VIP Guest Stateroom

The VIP guest stateroom is amidships and offers a queen size berth, 2 portlights, hanging locker, nightstand, storage drawers, reading lights, vanity/desk, teak & holly sole and an ensuite head with enclosed shower.

Forward Guest Stateroom

The forward guest stateroom offers a v-berth with insert, 2 portlights, overhead hatch, reading lights, teak & holly sole, hanging locker, vanity/desk and ensuite head with enclosed shower.


The salon offers double doors aft to the aft deck, a bar starboard aft, stairs to the master stateroom and engine room to starboard, a desk and storage starboard forward, a table and 4 chairs port aft, wrap-around seating, with storage underneath, to port and the galley port forward.  There are large side windows with Hunter-Douglas blinds and a teak & holly sole.

Head Notes:

Raritan Electroscan black water treatment system aft and a Raritan Lectrosan treatment system forward . Complete replacement of both fwd head waste hoses 2018 with 0 emission marine hose


The galley is located port forward in the salon.

- KitchenAid Superba 4-burner cooktop and convection oven

- KitchenAid side by side refrigerator/freezer

- Samsung microwave oven

- KitchenAid trash compactor

- Miele dishwasher

- Double sinks

- Solid surface countertop

- U-Line refrigerator/ice maker in the salon



The huge flybridge offers a full helm forward with storage underneath, L-shaped seating to port, 2 helm seats, a bench seat to starboard, an aluminum frame and canvas top, hinged Radar arch, deck storage boxes and non-skid decks.

The covered aft deck offers non-skid deck, same level access to each side deck, a transom door to the swim platform ladder and double doors to the salon.

- Maxwell Nilsson anchor windlass with foot control

-2016 new 210’  3/8” Grade 43 high test chain and 88 Lb. Rocna anchor.  ( over $2500 )

-Fortress spare anchor

- Fresh water washdown forward

- Marquipt gangway

- Marquipt boarding ladder

- Swim ladder

- 13' Novurania MX400 RIB

- Yamaha outboard

- Electric transom tender davit system

- Non-skid decks

- Stainless steel rails on the flybridge

- Teak cap rails with stainless steel stanchions on the maindeck

- Stainless steel deck hardware

- Bulwark access gates forward and aft on both sides

- Stainless steel fender racks

- Foredeck benchseat

Engines & Mechanical

- Twin Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp main engines 

- Twin-Disc gearboxes

- Onan 15kW generator 

- Onan 8kW generator

- ProMariner Protech 1240i Plus battery charger 

- Mastervolt 12/40 - 3 Power Charger battery charger 

-Magnum Inverter Charger ME 3112-U (New 2015)

- 50 amp shore cord

-Complete rebuild of DC system with 3 new master volt 8D house bank all new cable , and 2 new 8D Mastervolt Bow Thruster batteries

- New house batteries 

- Racor 900FG dual fuel filters for the main engines

- Racor 500FG fuel filter for each generator

- Fuel manifold

- Separ Diesel Dialysis System fuel polishing system

- Glendinning engine synchronizer

- Wesmar bowthruster

- Hynautic hydraulic steering system

- Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air conditioning system (New air handlers in the pilothouse and VIP guest stateroom in 2012)

- GE SmartWater fresh water filtration system

- GE SmartWater 20 gallon water heater

- Raritan Electroscan black water treatment system aft and a Raritan Lectrosan treatment system forward

- Spare propellers

- Workbench



-Garmin GPSMap 4008 Multi-Function Display (2012) with Added Sonar Module (2016

-Garmin GPSMap 440S Chart Plotter On Tender

- Icom AIS (2012)

- Garmin HiDef Radar (2012)

- Apelco 8500 VHF on the flybridge

- Simrad AP22 autopilot on the flybridge and at the lower helm

- Raytheon ST60 Tri-Data system on the flybridge and at the lower helm

- Ritchie Powerdamp magnetic compass on the flybridge and at the lower helm

- Icom CommandMic II VHF on the flybridge

- Icom IC-M602 VHF at the lower helm

- Mingood intercom system

-15" LCD Monitor For Electronics Lower Helm


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.
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