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1989 DeFever Offshore Cruiser

Anacortes, Washington


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This DeFever DEFINES TURN-KEY.   Come see and be prepared to be wowed!  We sold it to the current sellers 4 years ago after an extensive update by the previous owners.

Don’t you wish everyone took care of their boat the way YOU would (you discerning boaters know what we’re talking about, right)?!  Well, THIS TRAWLER IS IT: she’s always been a well cared for and exceptional example of this rare 40’ Defever model, and her previous owners, lifetime yachtsman with over 50 years of experience on the water, brought her to a level of high standards that we don’t often see in boats of this vintage. 

The current owner took it beyond!   The upgrades and the upkeep are eveything you want to see and more in a pre-owned Pacific Northwest Explorer!  Go everywhere in the Salish Sea and North up the Inside Passage to Alaska - this has the range, comfort and safety to take you there and back! 

Ready to Cruise!

THE STORY: As mentioned above, the current owners have spent their lives on the water and knew what they were looking for in their PNW trawler.  When they saw this Defever, they recognized the quality in the build & hull, the rarity of this model within the Defever brand, and, finally, the overall care she’d been given over her lifetime.  …And then they brought out the proverbial fine-tooth-combs and proceeded to go over every inch of her, from the engine room to the fly bridge, to maximize her reliability, safety and aesthetics.  Why?  Because these owners are the people that take care of a boat the way YOU would (maybe even better, but we don’t want to insult anyone).

Caliente became such a dialed-in PNW cruiser and equipped so perfectly for the PNW waters and climate, the owners planned trips well into the fall months with a growing number of friends and family wanting to come along.  After a solid season (and then some) of usage, and a multitude of outings and guests scheduled for more time aboard, the curiosity of finding a larger vessel lead Caliente’s owners to a larger vessel, like in equipment and condition…and so the “itis” set in…

BROKER’S NOTE: The list of upgrades and improvements on this vessel are extensive and we want you to know that many of them are not items that needed to be done, but items that fastidious owners wanted done.

So, we hope now that you know a little more about the story behind her, we hope you’ve gotten the idea that this particular 40’ Defever Double Cabin is special beyond her pleasing and easy layout.  She is wonderfully equipped (as you’ll see) with economical engines and storage to more than all you’ll need.

See the full listing details for all she has to offer, including everything new and improved!

Her Highlights Include:

  • Twin Perkins 130hp diesel engines (detuned from original 200hp, they are now naturally aspirated as the turbos were removed – conversion done in 2018)
  • Bow Thruster (Added 2020) 
  • Espar Forced Air Diesel Furnace
  • Bottom Paint (5 Layers) removed completely down to glass.  New VinylEster Resin / Bottom Paint Completed 2019
  • New Cutlass Bearings
  • New Shaft Seals 
  • New Escape Hatch installed in Aft Cabin 
  • 2005 Northern Lights 5.5 kw genset in soundshield
  • Magnum 2500 watt inverter/charger w/ remote
  • Magnum SmartPanel w/ battery capacity & state monitoring
  • 11’ AB center console RIB w/ 20hp Honda 4-stroke outboard motor
  • New Tiller Steering Column installed in dinghy
  • New Complete Lower End installed on Honda Dinghy Outboard in 2021 and motor completely tuned up.  Has not been in water after repairs.
  • Seawise hydraulic davit
  • Fully enclosed flybridge (summer 2018)
  • New Furuno TXTL12F 12" Navigation / Radar System Installed 2022
  • ComNav autopilot
  • Heat exchangers and cooling system replaced on both engines at de-tune
  • New marine grade black water hoses on all heads and holding tanks
  • Maxwell 3500 electric windlass w/ deck foot controls
  • AutoAnchor 560 w/ upper and lower station controls for windlass
  • 20kg Bruce anchor (w/ Fortress spare)
  • LED lights throughout

Check out the full listing for all the specifics, and tons of pictures!! 

Then come check out the boat herself!! 

She can be seen 7 days a week at our On-Land Marina in Anacortes, WA

"Where It's a Boat Show Every Day!™"

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Caliente
Make: DeFever
Model: Offshore Cruiser
Year: 1989
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BBBYDFVR4089
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 44 ft
Waterline Length: 35'5 ft
Beam: 14'6 ft
Max Draft: 3'9 ft
Dry Weight: 29000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 150hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Hours: 3,078
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 150hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Hours: 3,013
Total Engine Power: 300hp


Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Aft Cabin, Trawlers


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  • Twin Perkins Range 4 direct-drive 130hp diesel engines
  • Diesel engines converted from 200hp Turbocharged to 130hp naturally aspirated boosting fuel economy (2018)
  • Heat exchangers and cooling system custom designed and built and replaced on both engines (2018)
  • Hoses and clamps (2018)
  • Sturdy dual-station engine synchronizer
  • Port engine has new 100A alternator and Balmar ARS-5 marine voltage regulator (2018)
  • New Bow Thruster Installed 2020
  • Borg Warner Velvet drive transmissions
  • Globe Marine ShaftSaver
  • 2" stainless steel shafts with zincs
  • 4-blade props serviced and balanced 
  • Bennett hydraulic trim tabs
  • 2 fuel tanks with 200 gal capacity each
  • 2 water tanks with 100 gal capacity each
  • Water tank selector in aft cabin
  • 1 holding tank with 25 gal capacity
  • Macerator pump
  • Deck pump out port
  • New Bow Thruster (2020)
  • Dual-station helm with hydraulic steering
  • Dual-station Morse Twin-S Control engine & transmission controls
  • Morse engine & transmission red & black knobs
  • Full set of engine gauges at both stations
  • Bridge gauges stow in custom slide out drawer
  • Dual-station electronic windlass controllers
  • Dual-station engine synchronizer controls
  • Dual-station autopilot controls
  • Dual-station trim tab controls
  • Tethered bridge remote autopilot controller
  • Dual-station air horn controls
  • Lower station FireBoy engine room extinguisher activator
  • Holding Tankwatch system
  • 2-station intercom (lower & upper)
  • Brass clock & barometer
  • Antennas
    • VHF #1
    • VHF #2
    • GPS (Furuno platter)
    • GPS (Furuno fish finder/mini-plotter)
    • GPS (Vesper AIS)
    • Cell phone booster antenna
    • Radar in weather housing
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Marine Compasses (upper & lower)
  • Three independent GPS receivers
  • Vesper XB8000 integrated AIS system with USB & WiFi outputs (2018)
  • Vesper AIS GPS output over WiFi with iPhone/iPad anchor watch app (2018)
  • Vesper USB hub with dula-station USB GPS position output for laptop (2018)
  • #1 Furuno NavNet radar, GPS, depth sounder, plotter, AIS via Vesper (lower)
  • NEW: Furuno TXTL12F Navigation / Radar System (2022)
  • Furuno GP700 NT GPS plotter/depth sounder with 600W transducer (upper)
  • ICOM VHF radio (lower) interfaced with Vesper AIS
  • ICOM VHF radio (upper) 2018
  • Newly refurbished Com Nav autopilot lower (2018)
  • Com Nav autopilot remote (upper)
  • Rudder angle indicator (lower & upper)
  • Port & starboard LED navigation running lights
  • Radar arch mounted LED running light
  • Radar arch mounted LED anchor light
  • Telescoping LED stern light
  • Full AC & DC panels with breakers and indicators
  • 50 amp 120v AC/12v DC Electrical Systems
  • 2005 Northern Lights 5.5 KW genset in soundshield (800Hours)
  • Magnum 2500/110 inverter/charger w/remote controller
  • Magnum SmartPanel with battery capacity & state monitoring (2018)
  • Updated engine room 12v wiring 
  • House battery cables and jumpers (2018)
  • 60 amp alternator on starboard engine for starting batteries
  • 100 amp alternator on port engine for house batteries (2018)
  • Balmar ARS-5 marine voltage regulator - high power charging for house batteries (2018)
  • 8x Trojan T105 house battery – 800Ah (75%) new in 2017
  • 2x Interstate 24M-XHD main engine starting battery (800CCA *2) new in 2017
  • 1x Interstate MT-34 generator starting battery – (700CCA) new in 2017
  • Espar forced air diesel furnace with outlets in fwd / aft / salon
  • Two speed Red Dot (engine coolant) heater in salon with thermostat
  • Integral 1000w electric heaters fwd / aft / salon with individual thermostats
  • Xtreme 600 thermostatically controlled engine room heater
  • Ultra Bright LED engine room lighting  (2018)
  • Temperature/humidity display & sending unit (2018)
  • Fireboy automatic/manual fire suppression system w/engine shutdown
  • Fuel tank sight gauges 
  • Fuel tank clean out/polishing ports
  • Racor primary fuel filters for both engines and generator
  • Vacuum gauges on all three Racor filters (2018)
  • Espar diesel furnace
  • All head and holding tank hoses replaced with marine grade black water hoses (2018)
  • Twin 130hp Perkins 
  • Locker w/spare parts
  • Tool chest
  • Temperature / humidity display & sending unit (2018)
  • Seller reports economical 8 knot cruise @ 1600 rpm @ 5 gph for 1.6 nmpg
  • Fuel consumption reduced dramatically @ 6 knots @ 1200 rpm approximating 3 nmpg
  • Espar Diesel forced air heat
  • Newly upholstered L-shape settee for 4 persons
  • 2 high seat folding captains chairs to expand table seating to 6 persons
  • Reclining lounge chair with leg rest (2018)
  • Elevated hi-low, in/out, drop leaf table
  • Folding swiveling helm chair
  • Helm chair removable & stowable for additional room in salon
  • All salon lights converted to LEDs with dimmers (2018)
  • Portside under valence LED strip lighting w/ remote dimmer control (2018)
  • Built-in electric heat
  • Two speed Red Dot heater (engine heat) with thermostat
  • Galley aft to starboard in the salon
  • Full windshield privacy cover
  • Port & starboard sliding deck doors w/screens in salon
  • Beautiful grain-matched teak interior
  • Opening screened windows
  • Mini blinds and curtains on side windows
  • 12 Gallon Insulated Hot Water Heater
  • Portable Davis Air-Dryr 1000 Mildew Fighter
  • 4 station temperature and humidity monitor (salon/bridge/engine room/forward)
  • Storage under entry port/starboard steps
  • Gear cabinet next to helm chair
  • Binocular rack with Bushnell binoculars
  • Windshield wipers & washers
  • Windshield fan
  • Port & starboard LED reading lights
  • Holding Tankwatch system
  • Intercom to bridge
  • Storage cabinet over ice maker
  • Huge storage under settee
  • Up U-shaped galley in aft salon
  • Deep double stainless sink
  • Galley Maid electric 3-burner stove w/oven
  • GE turntable microwave oven
  • New Over / Under refrigerator/freezer
  • U-line ice maker
  • Ample storage facilities
  • 5 drawers and 5 cabinets
  • Spice rack
  • Under counter lights
  • Swiveling faucet with extension wand/sprayer
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Stainless steel waste can with foot pedal
  • Brass Clock & Barometer
  • All galley lights converted to LEDs with dimmers (2018)
  • Portable electric dehumidifier with sink drain (2018)
  • New Escape Hatch Installed (2020) 
  • Aft cabin island queen bed with vanity
  • 2 nightstands with 3 drawers each
  • 4 drawers under bed
  • 2 huge storage lockers port & starboard
  • Large hanging locker on port side
  • Vanity with mirror and 115VAC outlets
  • Huge stand-up closet
  • Abundance of drawer & cabinet stowage
  • Built-in electric heat
  • Opening polished stainless ports
  • Magnetic door catches (2018)
  • Ensuite head with stand-up shower stall
  • Tecma electric toilet in head
  • Portable Davis Air-Dryr 1000 Mildew Fighter
  • 2-speed DC head exhaust fan (2018)
  • Tank Tender water tank gauge
  • Fire extinguisher (2018)
  • All aft cabin and head lights converted to LED's (2018)
  • V-berth forward w/filler cushion & lots of storage
  • Built-in electric heat
  • Opening polished stainless ports
  • Portable Davis Air-Dryer 1000 mildew fighter
  • All V-berth and guest head lights converted to LED's (2018)
  • Guest head with Masterflush toilet & full-size seat
  • 2-speed DC head exhaust fan (2018)
  • Temperature / humidity display & sending unit (2018)
  • Fire extinguisher (2018)
  • Center Console Dinghy RIB with Honda Outboard - Complete lower end installed and engine tune-up (2021)
  • SeaWise Electric Hydraulic Davit System 
  • Maxwell 3500 electric windlass with deck foot controls
  • AutoAnchor 560 with upper and lower station controls for windlass
  • 20Kg Bruce primary anchor with swivel, 300’ 5/8” chain
  • Fortress stern anchor, 25’ 5/8” chain, 200’ ½” nylon line (in lazarette)
  • New Lazzerette and Rear Berth Sump Pumps (2022)
  • Life sling mounted to mid-deck railing
  • CO2 alarm
  • Smoke detector
  • High bilge water alarm
  • Non-skid fiberglass decks refreshed in 2018
  • Full walk around decks
  • Stainless deck rails
  • Gunwales resurfaced under deck rails and all mounting holes waterproofed (2018)
  • Reconditioned Full windshield sun-diffuser (2018)
  • Magma Stainless steel BBQ with canvas cover
  • Port, starboard & transom boarding gates
  • Port & starboard sliding doors to cabin
  • Full width transom swim platform with integral folding ladder
  • Large cockpit lazarette
  • Rear scuppers to improve deck drainage (2018)
  • S/S fresh water and sea water wash down faucets at bow and on transom (2018)
  • 2" stainless shafts
  • New Cutlass Bearings (2020)
  • New shaft log seals (2020)
  • 4 Large & 2 Extra Large fenders with matching blue whips (2018)
  • Lift point placards (2018)
  • Deployable rain shield over port entry door
  • Portside folding clear Lexan spray shield
  • Deck lighting
    • Forward deck flood light
    • Port & starboard walkway lights
    • Port and starboard aft deck lights
  • Air horn with compressor mounted in brow
  • Flybridge completely refurbished and painted (2018)
  • Newly upholstered helm seat and back with refurbished arms and supports (2018)
  • Adjustable helm seat slides and rotates 360°
  • Additional seating for 5 persons
  • Storage lockers under seats
  • Large storage area in brow
  • Full bridge enclosure with roll up panels (2018)
  • Newly cleaned and waterproofed Bimini top (2018)
  • Newly cleaned and waterproofed full bridge cover (2018)
  • Newly cleaned and waterproofed mini bridge cover (2018)
  • Covers for all instruments
  • Generator “ON” indicator light
  • Temperature/humidity display & sending unit (2018)
  • Mount for laptop (2018)
  • Mount for autopilot remote controller (2018)
  • Large fire extinguisher (2018)
  • Duplex 115VAC outlet with weatherproof cover (2018)
  • 6 outlet 115VAC panel inside brow on starboard side (2018)
  • Air horn with compressor mounted in brow
  • Intercom to salon
  • Sharp 22” LCD television with integral DVD player & remote controller
  • TV on tilt swivel mount and folds flat on galley cabinet
  • Alpine FM/MP3/Sirius/CD system with remote controller
  • Bose marine salon speaker system
  • Bose outdoor marine speakers in bridge
  • Independent bridge volume control (2018)
  • 600W audio amplifier with salon settee mounted sub-woofer
  • iPod input plug on galley counter
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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