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1990 48 (ft.) DEFEVER 48 Trawler

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General Information

Listing# 122166

Fort Myers, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Arthur DeFever
48 Trawler
48 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

Magic Bus is a stabilized 3-stateroom DeFever 48 in very good condition.  The last two owners have really invested in Magic Bus continually, so she is turn-key and truly is in very good condition.


48' DeFever Overview
Magic Bus is a stabilized 3-stateroom DeFever 48 in very good condition.  The last two owners have really invested in Magic Bus continually, so she is turn-key and truly is in very good condition.
48' DeFever Vessel Walkthrough
Entering the salon through the starboard aft side door, you will find the master stateroom entrance aft, the galley port aft, built-in L-shaped seating with a hi/lo, folding teak & burl table to port, side deck access door port forward, entrance to the guest staterooms and engine room forward, two lounge chairs and a drop leaf teak table to starboard and the lower helm with a side deck access to starboard foward.  Out on deck, you have covered walk-around decks, a trunk cabin design with same level cockpit and built-in steps to the trunk cabin top and then teak stairs to the flybridge.
48' DeFever Accommodations
The 48' DeFever offers a full beam master stateroom aft with ensuite head and two guest staterooms forward that share a head with enclosed shower.
48' DeFever Salon
The salon offers built-in L-shaped seating with storage underneath and a hi/lo folding teak & burl table, a side deck access door port forward and two side deck access doors to starboard, lounge chairs and a teak drop-leaf table to starboard and a cabinet starboard aft.  The sole is carpet over teak parquet and there are Phantom roll-away screen doors. 
48' DeFever Galley
The galley is located port aft in the salon and offers opening windows, loads of storage and a teak parquet sole. - GE Profile convection/microwave oven - Princess 3-burner electric cooktop and oven - Kenmore refrigerator/freezer - U-Line under-counter refrigerator with ice maker - Stainless steel sink - Magma stainless steel BBQ grill in the cockpit - Chest freezer on the flybridge
48' DeFever Dining
Dining space is available in the salon at the hi/lo, folding teak & burl table to port and the teak drop leaf table to starboard.  Exterior dining space is available at the folding teak table in the cockpit and the flybridge table.
48' DeFever Lower Helm
The lower helm is located starboard forward and offers a full console with electronics as listed in the electronics section of this brochure, side deck access door and Todd helm seat. 
48' DeFever Master Stateroom
The full beam master stateroom aft offers a centerline queen size berth, 6 total portlights on both sides and aft, nightstands, reading lights, hanging lockers, storage drawers and cabinets, a desk/vanity port forward, carpet over teak parquet and an ensuite head with enclosed shower forward.
48' DeFever Forward Guest Stateroom
The forward guest stateroom offers over/under bunks to port, a hanging locker, storage drawers and a cabinet to starboard, 4 portlights, reading lights and carpet over teak parquet sole.  The guest head is to starboard and offers an enclosed shower.
48' DeFever Port Guest Stateroom
The port guest stateroom offers over/under bunks, reading lights, 2 portlights, a hanging locker, storage drawers and cabinet.  The guest head is to starboard and includes an enclosed shower.
48' DeFever Laundry
- Maytag washer and dryer in the master stateroom closet.
48' DeFever Flybridge
The flybridge offers a Bimni (2012), Radar arch, 3-sided Eisenglass enclosure (2012), non-skid deck, full console with helm seat and storage forward benchseats on both sides forward and two benchseats aft and 2 wicker tables.
48' DeFever Cockpit
The cockpit offers a teak deck, lazarette access, transom gate to the swimplatform, a folding teak table and two chairs and same level access to both side decks.  There are also sun shades on both sides and aft.
48' DeFever Audio/Visual Equipment
- Omni directional TV antenna system (2012) - Sirius satellite radio (2013) - Flat screen TV in the salon - Sony MEX-DV1700U AM/FM/CD player in the salon - Alpine speakers in the salon - Exterior speakers on the flybridge and in the cockpit with controls - Alpine amplifier - Audiovox speaker control system in the salon
48' DeFever Electronics
- Icom IC-718 SSB at the lower helm - Icom IC-M56 VHF at the lower helm - Uniden ES UM525 VHF on the flybridge - Furuno Navnet MFD at the lower helm and on the flybridge - Garmin GPSMap 5212 MFD at the lower helm and on the flybridge - Standard Horizon depth sounder at the lower helm and on the flybridge - Simrad AP26 autopilot at the lower helm and on the flybridge - Stowe Micro 220 wind gauge at the lower helm - Ritchie Powerdamp magnetic compass at the lower helm and on the flybridge - RAM toughtray laptop holder at the lower helm
48' DeFever Electrical System
- Westerbeke BTD-614 12.5 kW generator with 4982 hours (Back end rebuilt in 2012) - Kas Marine alternators - Xantrex TrueCharge 40+ battery charger - 2 X Xantrex ProSine 3000 watt inverter/chargers with remote panel - Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor - Twelve 6vdc Deka house batteries (2013) - 3 X 8D start batteries (2013) - 50amp shore cord - Guest battery switches
48' DeFever Engine/Mechanical Equipment
- Twin Ford Lehman SP135 135hp main engines - Borg Warner Velvet Drive gearboxes - Dripless shaft seals (2011) - Morse engine controls - Glendinning syncrhonizer - VDO gauges - Groco sea strainers - Fuel manifold - Dual Racor 75500Max fuel filters with pressure gauges for the main engines - Racor 500FG fuel filter and pressure gauge for the generator - Racor 1000FH fuel polishing filter system - Reverso oil change system - Naiad stabilizer system (2004) (Completely serviced in 2011) - 1 3/4" stainless steel shafts - 26" X 20" Nibral propellers (2007) - Raritan 12 gallon water heater - U.S. Watermaker (2007) - Cruisair reverse cycle air condtioning/heating system - Electro-Scan treatment system for the master stateroom head - Tankwatch 4 holding tank monitor panel - Dometic heads -  Workbench - Sea chest  
48' DeFever Deck Equipment
- Maxwell Nilsson P11165 anchor windlass with foot controls - 88lb Delta anchor with 300' 3/8" anchor chain - 66lb Bruce anchor with 600' nylon rode and anchor chain - Fortress FX37 anchor - Washdowns fore and aft - Covered trunk cabin - Teak deck aft and on side decks, non-skid on foredeck and flybridge - Painted teak cap rails with stainless steel stanchions - Stainless steel deck hardware - Windscreen cover - Foredeck storage boxes - Stainless steel swim ladder - Teak swimplatform - 2 X rod holders - Transom gate and 2 side deck bulwark gates 
48' DeFever Tender
- 11'4" Caribe RIB with new canvas cover - Honda 30hp outboard - Tender davit  
48' DeFever Safety & Fire Protection
- Zodiac liferaft - Lifering - Kidde smoke detectors - Fire extinguishers - Fireboy 200MA engine room fire suppression system - Honeywell security system  
48' DeFever recent updates and upgrades
- Cap rails and spray rail painted with Awlgrip - Tender davit painted with Awlgrip - Foredeck storage boxes painted with Awlgrip - Forward windows re-caulked - Installed new rubber gaskets on windows - Tender serviced and detailed - New Sirius satellite radio installed - New Phantom rollaway screen doors installed - Hull bottom and running gear painted - New batteries - Rebuilt generator back end - New tender cover  
48' DeFever Exclusions
- Sellers' personal belongings - Artwork - Tools
48' DeFever Disclaimer
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.
Contact the listing broker, Curtis Stokes, directly at 954 684 0218 or 1 855 266 5676 or