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1983 41 (ft.) DEFEVER 41 Classic

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General Information

Listing# 132161

Chesapeake, VA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
41 Classic
41 (ft.)
Fuel Type
Engine Model
6 D-380 N
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

***Update from seller 06-05-2014:

Up Date on Waterdance repairs:

- The boat will be hulled the week of June 16th
- All blisters on the hull will be repaired
- The hull will be painted with two coats of Anti-Fouling paint
- The running gear repacked
- All thru hull fittings will be inspected and replaced as needed
- The delaminated roof on the forward cabin will be repaired
- The lower deck will be repainted
- The canvas enclosure will be re-stitched and all the zippers replaced
- New USCG approved Smoke/CO detectors will be installed
- New battery boxes will be installed
- A new Norcold 3 way refrigerator has been ordered and will be installed
- New USGA approved LP gas lines will be installed
- The LP gas tanks will be fitted with new USCG approved valves

This is a gorgeous representation of a classic early 80's Defever. Owners have been meticulous in it's care.

Seller's Notes:

Forward stateroom has large vee berth with filler, full sized closet, and head with shower (no stall) to port. There is a marble vanity counter top, and new Par manual toilet installed. Over the V berths are shelves with fiddles, 2 opening ports, and overhead hatch.

Walk up three steps to Main salon, which features a fully instrumented lower helm station, 2 companionway doors (1 port -1 starboard), upholstered blue velvet "L" shaped convertible dinette to port, "U" shaped galley to starboard with a wet bar aft to port. Both the galley and wet bar have Formica counter tops, sinks and faucets that look quite attractive. The teak and holly sole in the salon was refinished recently. The salon also has a sapphire blue forward windshield cover for translucent light penetration and privacy.

The master stateroom has a full sized island berth to port with cabinets and Formica counter space outboard. There is a walk in cedar lined closet. A "study desk" and aft deck companionway with custom doors, screen and lexan inserts. The aft head includes, marble vanity counter top, Formica, new fixtures, and a tiled tub/ shower stall.

Teak joinery and cabinet's highlight the yacht throughout.


Magic Chef 4 burner propane stove, oven; water heater; pressure, dockside water system.

The "U" shaped galley included a good deal of cabinetry both above and below the new counter tops. There are dish, glass and spice rack. The "U" shape make it possible to reach virtually anywhere in the galley from one location. This along with the microwave simplifies food preparation. There are new aluminum propane tanks (2) along with an electric solenoid. There is a Force 10 BBQ grill mounted outside.

Norcold 3 way refrigerator. 12v/120v/LP New 2014


Standard Horizon VHF radio with remote mic: New 2002 Danforth compasses (2) U/S & L/S
Depth sounders
Apelco Fish finder, speed & distance logs: New 2002 20 mile Raytheon radar
Garmin GPS Map 176: New 2003
Simrad AP21 & AP 22 Autopilot: New 2003


12 volt (DC); 110 volt (AC); Onan 7.5 KW generator, Repaired 2003 (new manifold, resistors and general service); 5 batteries with parallel switch; 40 amp automatic battery charger; dockside electrical cables.

All batteries were replaced in 2010

Extensive rewiring of the yacht (1997) to incorporate the below listed items:

New 12v interior lighting fixtures
Windbugger - wind generator for battery charging at anchor (refurbished 2002). Heart 1000 inverter / battery charger
Siemens solar panels (2) mounted on a custom frame over davits
New battery selector switches.
High output alternator installed
New shore power cables


2 anchors; bow pulpit with rails; Full enclosure on bridge; coast guard safety package; All teak deck re-glassed & Allgrip finish, 2009; Hull and upper cabin painted with Allgrip 2010;
Simpson Law electric windlass (re-built 2005); fenders and lines; life jackets / life ring; navigation lights; search light; swim platform; windshield wipers;

Bottom re-glassed in June 2002
44 lb. Delta Plow anchor with 150'chain 150' rode, Danforth anchor with 25' chain and 150' rode
All exterior teak was refinished in Cetol in 2011
Canvas including: steady sail cover; Bar B Q cover
All canvas work is in Sapphire Blue.
Windshield cover in mesh Sapphire Blue.
Emergency tiller,
Teak swim platform with ladder
Fly bridge cushions
Simpson Lawrence Horizon Express Windlass: NEW 1997


21000 BTU Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning; cabin, bridge controls; Teleflex hydraulic wheel steering; acoustical insulation; 3 automatic and manual bilge pumps; electric and manual holding tank head. Engine Details - Fresh water cooling system; fuel filters; engine alarm and emergency stop; fuel shut off valve; 1.8 gals/hr fuel consumption (cruising); Major engine overhaul; Oct. "98" overhaul date; raw water sea strainer.

Max power Bow Thruster
FPS-DX-D Automated Fuel Polishing System Raycor fuel filters for engine and gen set Groco strainer,
Bronze thru hull fittings.
Plastic holding tank.

The engine had a full scale $11,000 rebuild in 1997-98
The air conditioning units have new compressors, hosing and ducts install. New port fuel tank installed in 1997.
Hydraulic steering was completely overhauled at both stations.

Engine room has been completely detailed including ceiling fixtures, 12v fan, carpeting, sound insulation.

It is impossible to mention every little thing that was done to this yacht. Every fitting was inspected and replaced if required, all hatches and ports were reviewed refitted and glass replace if needed. Thousands of hours were spent by knowledgeable couple preparing her for an extensive trip which now is not possible. The owners of this vessel have kept her exceptionally clean. There are detailed logs and receipts for all service and gear.


Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

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Take a look at ALL ***231 PICTURES*** of this vessel, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

Stock #23624


Navigational Equipment
- Autopilot (Simrad AP21 & Simrad AP22 - Both New In 2003) - Compass (2 - Both Danforth - New 2002) - Depth Instrument - Depth Sounder - Fish Finder (Apelco - New 2002) - GPS (Garmin Gpsmap 176 - New 2003) - Log (Apelco - New 2002) - Radar (Raytheon 20 Mile) - Sound System - Speed Instrument - Speed/depth/gps - VHF (1 Polaris And 1 Standard Horizon With Mic(new 2002))
- Bow Pulpit (With Rails) - Engine Alarms - Fuel Tank (340 Gallon) - GPS (Garmin GPS Map 176: New 2003) - Hand Rails - Steering (Teleflex Hydraulic) - Windlass (Simpson Law Electric Windlass (re-built 2005)) - Emergency Engine Stop - Bow Thruster (Max Power)
Electrical Systems
- 110v AC Outlets - 12 V DC Outlets - ABYC Color Coded Wiring - AC Electric Panel - Alternator (High Output) - Battery (5 With Parallel Switch - All New In 2010) - Battery Charger (Heart 1000 40 Amp Automatic) - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker Panel - Generator (Onan 7.5 KW) - Inverter (Heart 1000) - Night Lighting - Shore Power - Shore Power Cords (New) - Solar Panel (2 Seimens Mounted On Custom Frame Over Davits) - Stereo - Water Heater - Wind Generator (Windbugger - Refurbished 2002) - Siemens Solar Panels (2) (Mounted On Custom Frame Over Davits)
- A/C (21000 BTU Marine Air Reverse Cycle) - Bath (2) - Cabinets - Dinette - Freezer - Fridge - Galley - Head (2) - Heat - Hot Water System - Microwave - Nav Station - Oven - Pressurized Water System - Propane Tanks (2) - Shower (2) - Stove - Vanity - Watermaker (Power Survivor 35)
Deck Gear
- Anchor (2 - See Description) - BBQ Grill - Canvas (Full Enclosure On Bridge) - Eisenglass - Fenders - Grill - Non-skid Deck - Sail Cover - Swim Platform - Windshield - Windshield Wipers
Safety Equipment
- Alarm - Bilge Pump (3 Automatic And Manual) - Bright Cockpit Lighting - Fire Extinguisher