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1987 DeFever 57 Cockpit

Chicago, Illinois






Sequester is an exquisite performance offshore motor yacht with exceptional accommodations and appointments that you will appreciate calling your own. Her current owners, of nearly 20 years, are retiring from boating keeping her in freshwater the entire time.

She is equipped to go anywhere as a great offshore long-range cruising yacht, or she can stay at dockside as a live-aboard, with all the great warmth and comfort of home. She is priced right and ready to go.


Call for an immediate appointment, At this price she won't be around long.



Yacht Registry is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting - Chicago.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $225,000
Boat Name: Sequester
Make: DeFever
Model: 57 Cockpit
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 57 ft / 17.37 m
Length Overall: 57 ft / 17.37 m
Beam: 16'6 ft / 5.03 m
Min Draft: 4.67 ft
Displacement: 55,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 240 V
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Catepiler
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 5620
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Catepiler
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 5620
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 750hp
Cruising Speed: 11 kn
Maximum Speed: 15 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,400 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Heads Count: 3
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Trawlers


A very popular boat the DeFever 57' POC Motor Yacht (the "POC" stood for Performance Offshore Cruiser) She has fully cored semi-displacement hull with a wide beam, hard aft chines, and a long keel. The galley-up floor plan is arranged with three staterooms on the lower level including a spacious VIP guest cabin and an equally roomy master stateroom with direct access from the main salon. The interior is fully paneled with teak, and a stairway in the pilothouse leads up to the huge flybridge. Note that only 6 of the 57' cockpits were built. Additional features include bridge overhangs for the side decks and aft deck, a walk-in engine room, molded foredeck seating, and separate showers in all three heads. Twin 375 hp Caterpillar diesel's that will cruise at 12 knots and top 15-16knots.

  • U-shaped, portside aft of pilothouse
  • Four Burner Porpane cooktop  with oven
  • Kitchen Aid  built-in microwave
  • Kitchen Aid side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with chilled water and ice dispenser
  • Broan Trash Compactor
  • Magic Chef Dishwasher
  • Dual SS sink with single lever faucet - 
  • Quartz countertops
  • Onboard water filtration system
  • Vented cabinets - ample drawer and countertop space
  • Teak sole
  • Furuno FUR904 48-mile Radar with open array antenna
  • Micrologic Explorer GPS - Magnavox MK4102 Sat Nav
  • Furuno LC90 Loran
  • Datamarine Chart Link Plotter
  • Robertson AP200 Auto Pilot with F100 flybridge remote
  • ICOM ICM100 VHF (2)
  • Icom M700 Single Sideband Radio
  • Furuno D Weatherfax
  • Fujitsu Onboard Phone System,
  • 7-Station Intercom
  • Sitex Hailer
  • Danforth Constellation Compass in SS Binnacle on Flybridge
  • Flush Mounted Constellation Compass at Lower Helm
  • VDO Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Datamarine Dart System Depth, Speed, Log, Water Temp with flybridge remote


  • Twin 375 F Caterpillar 3208 TA
  • 12V Oil Change Pump, 12V Fuel Transfer Pump
  • 110V and 12V engine room lights
  • Hynautic Hydraulic Throttle and Gear Controls
  • Glendenning Engine Synchronizers
  • Halon Fire Extinguishing System
  • Two Inch Prop Shaft
  • Dual Racor Fuel Filters for each engine
  • Complete Engine Instrumentation at both helm controls
  • Engine start/stop controls in engine room
  • VDO Fuel Gauges


  •  Onan 20kw Genset, 
  • Onan 20kw Genset, 
  • 12V/110V systems 110V 40amp battery charger
  • (8) 12V batteries, , engine alternators
  • Isolation transformer
  • Xeon  battery charger
  • Inverter 



Deck and Hull
  • Niad 252 Stabilizers - Bennett Trim Tabs
  • 24V Bow Thruster with separate battery and charger, flybridge remote
  • Maxwell Nilson 12V Windlass
  • 60lb SS Plow Anchors on custom SS platform - 300'chain rode - spare Stern anchor with nylon rode
  • Flybridge mounted single arm davit with 110V hoist
  • Fiberglass deck, light blue gray, non-skid pattern
  • SS Stanchions
  • Aluminum Marquipt boarding ladder
  • (6) fender SS rack
  • (2) ring bouys, (1) Lifesling MOB Gear
  • ACR Epirb
  • 6-Man hard shell liferaft
  • Ray Line Search Light
  • 12' inflatable with 2-stroke outboard on fiberglass chocks
  • Port and starboard flybridge built-in seating
  • (4) Pompanette style folding deck chairs
  • Teak folding flybridge table
  • Flybridge wet bar with SS sink and 110V icemaker
  • Plas-Teak swim step with SS ladder to aft deck
  • (16) SS opening ports in hull
  • SS engine room air intakes
  • (2) 50 amp shorepower inlet
  • (2) phone/TV inlets
  • SS air horn, bronze bell
  • (3) aluminum windshield wipers
  • SS destroyer wheel at upper 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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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