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1986 Defever Performance Offshore Cruiser

$275,000 USD

  • $275,000 USD
  • Tucker Fallon CPYB
  • Active
  • Used
  • Trawler Yachts
  • 1986
  • Defever
  • Performance Offshore Cruiser
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 53ft / 16.15 m
  • 16ft 6in / 5.03 m
  • Caterpillar
  • 3208
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 1969-12-31
  • 2016-07-20
  • 1859283

53' Defever Motor Yacht BRIANNA

53' Defever Motor Yacht BRIANNA

Main Salon and Galley

The Main Salon of this 53' Defever Motor Yacht BRIANNA is open to the galley and it is all on one level to eliminate stairs in this area. The interior is traditional low gloss teak, with teak and holly flooring that has been refinished to show off the beauty of this wood. Double doors to the aft deck let in lots of light and side windows actually open for a breeze when the digitally controlled air conditioning is not needed. The windows are at a height to allow a panoramic view of your surroundings. There is a large granite table for dining with a group, with an L shaped bench. A couch, with storage below, is to one side and two reclining chairs on the other side are placed for good viewing of the Sony Bravia flat screen television, new in 2007. The Coolsat 6000 premium Satellite TV receiver allows lots of viewing choices and an Etec HDMI DVD player lets you choose your own movies. 

The open galley has recent Black Galaxy granite counters, a black Kenmore Elite side by side refrigerator freezer with through the door ice and water, installed in 2007, a black ceramic cook top stove, black Whirlpool self-cleaning oven a black Frigidaire dishwasher. A Sharp microwave oven hidden away in a cabinet completes the full galley with a striking contrast of the black appliances and granite counter with the traditional warm teak. Two stainless stools on the salon side of the galley counter make a convenient place for lunch and hors d'ouvres. 


The separate pilothouse with full electronics has a bench seat with removable table and a wine cooler built in beneath it. The counter surfaces have been upgraded with the same black granite used throughout the yacht and the floors are teak and holly. 

• Nobeltec Computer navigation system 2008 
• Tank tender gauges 
• Sea 157 VHF 
• Raymarine ST60 Depth finder 
• Furuno Radar 2008 
• Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator 2008 
• Furuno Navnet control panel
• Nauticomp Video Display with radar 2008 
• Clarion CD changer stereo 2008 
• Intercom 
• Navigator speed log 
• Naiad Multisea II Stabilizers 
• Digital Air Conditioning controls 
• Raymarine Autopilot 
• Seawatch satellite TV Directional Antenna System 
• Magna Inverter control panel
• Bow and Stern thruster control 

Master Stateroom

Access to the master is from separate stairs from the main salon, to allow extra privacy away from the guest staterooms. The queen berth is centerline with ample storage, and has a small couch to one side. The Samsung LCD flatscreen was installed in 2007. The ensuite head has black granite counters. The shower door has been replaced with black Plexiglas and the walls have been painted with Awlgrip to modernize the look of the head. The toilet is a recent electric Raritan model.

Guest & VIP Staterooms

Entry to the forward staterooms is from the pilothouse. 

Forward is a Guest stateroom with a vee berth with a vanity area to one side. The private head also has been upgraded with black counters and the walls have been painted with Awlgrip. 

The VIP stateroom has a queen berth and the ensuite head has also been upgraded like the others on board with black granite and recent paint and has a Raritan electric head also. 


Stairs lead from the pilothouse to the flybridge. Since the entire yacht has been painted with Awlgrip, the bridge looks great and is easy to clean. A Stidd pilot chair is high enough to give great visibility when dodging pots or debris in the water. To port is an L shaped bench and to starboard is another bench seat for extra guests. All of the blue cushions are in good condition with dark blue covers. Behind the benches is a very open area that leads to the Rendova rigid bottom inflatable dinghy with 40 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard, new in 2013. The davit is stainless. Behind one of the bench seats is a large fiberglass deck box for storage and on the other side is a gas barbecue grill. 

Full electronics have been upgraded and the daylight Nauticomp (2008) display has been mounted on a flip out panel. The doors that originally lead to storage under the helm have been modified so that instead of two doors opening out, both doors are now connected and a panel with autopilot, VHF and navigation video display flips out for easy access and viewing.

A new bimini top is being installed June 2015. 


The decks are full walk around with an overhang over the full length of the cabin, so salon windows do not get the strongest sun. When the entire yacht was painted in 2004, the teak hand rails were also painted to modernize the look of the yacht, and to keep maintenance time down. All of the windows were resealed also. The rails themselves are a height to make walking on deck secure when underway. The back deck has room for a table and chairs and has a ladder to the swim platform. Forward of the pilothouse is a bench seat that has been modified with gas assists to make access to the storage below easier. Fender holders are mounted on the rails along with Marquipt Sea Stairs and a boarding ladder for floating docks is mounted on the back deck.

Engine Room

Access to the engine room is from the stairway in the main salon. It has full standup headroom. Both Caterpillar 3208 engines with 375 HP were removed from the yacht in 2003 and rebuilt. At the same time the smaller generator, a new Onan 9 KW was installed, and the larger generator, an Onan 15 KW had the engine rebuilt in 2003 and now has 1720 hours. 

• 3208 Caterpillars 2500 hours since major overhaul in 2003
• Onan 9KW generator 
• Onan 15 KW generator 
• Phase Three -three stage smart charger 
• Magna inverter 2009 
• Supra Washer Dryer 2006 
• Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauges
• Sink and work bench 
• Oil change system 
• Cable Master Power cord retraction system 
• Naiad Model 525 Stabilizers 
• Central Vacuum system 
• Seafire Halon Fire Suppression 
• Watermaker 600 gallon per day 2004 with 2008 reconditioning 


Service Work

53' Defever Motor Yacht BRIANNA has had the following service work completed: 

2009 Service Work:  
  • Install new bow and stern thrusters
  • Install yacht Watchman security system
  • Install three new Vacu Flush heads
  • Install Magna inverter
  • Install 100 amp alternator

2011 Service Work:   

  • Replace master air conditioning

2013 Service Work:   

  • New stainless steel struts and cutlass bearings
  • New exhaust hoses
  • New PSI dripless shaft seals
  • Replace salon and guest air conditioning units


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.

For Sale By Bradford Marine Yacht Sales

3051 W State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312