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1988 DeFever "53" POC

Hingham, Massachusetts

$249,500

Moonlight is a 1988 53' DeFever in good condition.  She offers twin Caterpillar 3208 main engines, two Onan generators, 6'10" headroom in the engine room, bowthruster, hinged Radar arch and a three stateroom layout, each with an ensuite head with enclosed shower.  With her attainable 16' height, she is Great Loop capable.

Disclaimer

Yacht Registry is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $249,500
Boat Name: Moonlight
Make: DeFever
Model: "53" POC
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: POF53053C888
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Length Overall: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Beam: 16'6 ft / 5.03 m
Max Draft: 5'4 ft / 1.62 m
Min Draft: 4.67 ft
Displacement: 56,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 16 ft / 4.88 m
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 2367
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 680
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 750hp
Cruising Speed: 9 kn
Maximum Speed: 15 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 800 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 220 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal

Other

Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Aft Cabin, Trawlers

53' DeFever Overview

Moonlight is a 1988 53' DeFever in good condition.  She offers twin Caterpillar 3208 main engines, two Onan generators, 6'10" headroom in the engine room, bowthruster, hinged Radar arch and a three stateroom layout, each with an ensuite head with enclosed shower.  With her attainable 16' height, she is Great Loop capable.

53' DeFever Vessel Walkthrough

Entering the salon through the double aft doors from the covered aftdeck, you will find a wet bar/cabinet and stairs to the master stateroom and engine room starboard aft, benchseat to starboard, entertainment center starboard forward, the galley port forward, dining table to port and L-shaped seating port aft. Walk forward into the pilothouse and either walk down the starboard forward stairs to the guest staterooms or walk up the internal stairs to the flybridge.

The headroom in the salon is 6'6", 6'1" in the master stateroom, 6'2" in the master stateroom shower, 6'4" in the mid guest stateroom, 6'2" in the mid guest stateroom shower, 6'6" in the forward guest stateroom, 6'2" in the forward guest stateroom shower and 6'8" on the flybridge.  The master stateroom berth is 6'6" long, the mid guest stateroom berth is 6'7" long and the forward guest stateroom berths are 6'6" long.

53' DeFever Accommodations

Moonlight offers a full beam master stateroom aft with a centerline queen size berth and an ensuite head with enclosed shower, an amidships guest stateroom with a queen size berth and an ensuite head and a forward guest stateroom with v-berth and ensuite head with enclosed shower.

53' DeFever Salon

The salon offers a wetbar/storage cabinetry and stairs to the master stateroom and engine room starboard aft, a benchseat with storage to starboard, entertainment center starboard forward, L-shaped seating with storage port aft, dining table to port, double teak and glass doors to the aftdeck, teak & holly sole, opening window on each side, blinds and same level access to the pilothouse.

53' DeFever Galley

The galley is port forward in the salon.

- GE Profile refrigerator/freezer

- Modern Maid 4-burner electric cooktop and oven

- Rival microwave oven

- Frigidaire dish washer

- Corian countertop with a large molded-in sink

- Seagull filtered water system

- Storage cabinets and drawers

- Opening side window

- Teak & Holly sole

53' DeFever Dining

Dining space is available at the salon table, which has an insert to accommodate up to eight people.

53' DeFever Master Stateroom

The full beam master stateroom aft offers a centerline queen size berth, night stands, benchseat with storage, hanging lockers, storage cabinets and drawers, large locker under the stairs, 6 portlights, vanity/desk, reading lights, teak & holly sole and ensuite head with enclosed shower.

53' DeFever Mid Guest Stateroom

The mid guest stateroom is amidships and offers a queen size berth, 2 portlights with curtains, hanging locker, nightstand, storage drawers, reading lights, vanity/desk, teak & holly sole and an ensuite head with enclosed shower.

53' DeFever Forward Guest Stateroom

The forward guest stateroom offers a v-berth with insert, 3 portlights, overhead hatch, reading lights, teak & holly sole, hanging locker, vanity/desk and ensuite head with enclosed shower.

53' DeFever Laundry

- Maytag washer

- Maytag dryer

53' DeFever Pilothouse

The pilothouse is on the same level as the salon and galley and offers a full helm with storage underneath, side deck access door on each side, stairs to the flybridge, a benchseat with storage, cabinets and drawers, teak & holly sole and stairs to the guest staterooms.

53' DeFever Flybridge

The flybridge offers a bimini (2017), full Eisenglass enclosure, hinged Radar arch, non-skid deck, wrap-around seating with storage to port, benchseat with storage to starboard, full helm with storage underneath, Todd helmseat, hatch and ladder to the aftdeck, tender chocks and a Marquipt 800 LB tender davit.

53' DeFever Aftdeck

The covered aftdeck offers a non-skid deck, same level access to each side deck, transom door, teak cap rail, 3 teak chairs and two tables and two teak & glass doors to the salon.

53' DeFever Audio/Visual Equipment

- LG flat screen TV in the salon

- LG DN 798 DVD/CD player in the salon

- Sony STR-DE 185 receiver in the salon

- Polk Audio interior speakers

- Pioneer exterior speakers

53' DeFever Electronics

- Raymarine Radar

- Raymarine C90W multi-function display on the flybridge

- Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder in the pilothouse

- Raytheon RC520 chart plotter on the flybridge

- Icom IC-M500 VHF on the flybridge

- Icom IC-M120 VHF in the pilothouse

- Datamarine Corinthian II depth sounder on the flybridge

- Ritchie Powerdamp magnetic compass on the flybridge

- Boston clock and barometer in the pilothouse

 

53' DeFever Electrical System

- Onan 15 kW generator with approximately 1,159 hours

- Onan 7.5 kW generator with approximately 1,380 hours

- Guest battery switches

- 50 amp shore power cord

- Charles 40 amp battery charger

- Acme transformer

- 4 X Survivor 8D batteries (2 new in 2019, 2 new in 2020)

- 12 vdc outlet on the flybridge

- Shore power cord 50-30 amp splitter

 

53' DeFever Engine/Mechanical Equipment

- Twin Caterpillar 3208 375 HP main engines with approximately 2,367 hours (starboard main engine replaced in 2004 with a remanufactured engine and presently has 680 hours)

- Teleflex engine controls

- VDO gauges

- Hynautic hydraulic steering system

- Fuel manifold

- Dual Racor 75/1000FG fuel filters for each main engine

- Racor 500FG fuel filter for each generator

- Bennett trim tabs

- Lewmar bowthruster

- Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system (5 units)

- Raritan 19.9 gallon water heater

- Groco PST-3 fresh water pressure storage tank (2019)

- 3 X Jabsco electric heads

53' DeFever Deck Equipment

- Maxwell Nilsson anchor windlass with foot control

- Stainless steel ploy anchor

- Danforth spare anchor

- Stainless steel deck hardware

- Stainless steel fender racks

- Teak cap rail on stainless steel stanchions and teak toe rail

- Non-skid deck

- Foredeck benchseat with storage

- Boarding gate on each side

- Marquipt Tide-Ride gangway

- Marquipt 800 LB tender davit

- Stainless steel and teak ladder to the swimplatform

- Teak swimplatform

- Stainless steel swim ladder

- Bottom stripped, barrier coated and painted in 2017 and painted most recently in 2020

53' DeFever Safety and Fire Protection

- Fireboy Halon 1301 engine room fire suppression system

- Fire extinguishers

53' DeFever Exclusions

- Sellers' personal belongings

- Artwork

- Brass lamp in the salon

-  Turtle centerpiece on salon dining table

- Coral artwork above master stateroom berth

53' 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.

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