Sea Lake Yachts LLC
Watergate Yachting Center - Pier 3 1500 Marina Bay Dr. - Bldg. 112
Kemah, Texas, US, 77565
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1986 DeFever POC Flush Deck

location icon Kemah, Texas
Year 1986
Length 53 ft

Arthur DeFever designed several "Performance Offshore Cruiser" models of which the flush deck 53 POC proved the most popular.  This rugged semi-displacement DeFever cruising yacht  was designed to meet the market demand for higher speeds. The galley-up teak interior has the salon, pilothouse, and aft deck all on a single level.

2017 Service includes the following work:


Year Built 1986
Category Power
Length Overall 53 ft
Beam 16'6 ft
Max Draft 4'8 ft
Cabins 3
Double Berths 2
Construction Composite
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 750 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 1,000 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 400 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 80 gal
Dry Weight 55,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3208
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 375hp
Type: Inboard

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3208
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 375hp
Type: Inboard
Main Salon

Main salon, galley, and pilot house are all on the same level.

  • Double door access from aft deck or enter from the Wheel House 
  • Digital temperature control
  • L shaped settee, large granite dinning table, couch with storage to stbd fwd, two large recliners, flat screen TV connected to satellite receiver, and private staircase to owner's stateroom in aft stbd
  • Wet bar in stbd aft corner with Raritan ice maker
  • Galley counters are Black Galaxy granite
  • Stainless stools provide seating at the bar
  • Appliances include a black Kenmore Elite side by side refrigerator freezer, black ceramic cook top stove, black Whirlpool self-cleaning oven, black Frigidaire dishwasher, and an LG Microwave. 
  • A beautiful stainless sink and custom faucet
  • Abundant storage in cabinets and under counter
Wheel House
  • Black granite counters
  • 3 Person bench seating with removable table
  • Nobeltec Computer navigation system
  • Nauticomp video display with radar
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Furuno 64- mile Radar
  • Furuno GPS navigator
  • Furuno Navnet control panel
  • Naiad Multisea II Stabilizers controller
  • Bow & Stern Thruster controller
  • Digital air conditioner control
  • Magna Inverted control panel
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Port and Stbd helm doors giving access to side decks
Engine Room and Electrical

Engine room is below salon and forward of the owners stateroom Access to the engine room is via the stairway from the main salon. Both Caterpillar 3208 375 hp. main engines were removed from the yacht in 2003 and rebuilt. At the same time a new Onan 9 kw generator was installed and the engine was rebuilt on the Onan 15 kw.

  • Onan 9 KW model 9MDKAV-1950 (approx. 929 hrs.)
  • Onan 15 KW model 15.0MDL3-3CR/1A (approx. 1803 hrs. since overhaul)
  • Main engines have approx. 2652 hrs. since major overhaul
  • 100 amp alternators 2009
  • Dual Racor fuel filters w/ vacuum gauges per main engine and single Racor w/vac gauge each gen.
  • Twin Disk model MG-507 ratio 2.54:1
  • 2" SS shafts
  • 26 x 25 four-blade bronze propellers
  • SS spade rudders
  • 20 12 v batteries located in engine room, under fwd stateroom berth (2 for Vetus 24v bow thruster), and under master stateroom berth (2 for Vetus 24v stern thruster).
  • Battery chargers - Newmar PT-40CE, Guest 10 amp, Magunm inverter , and two ProSport 20 amp
  • 4 painted steel diesel fuel tanks - 1000 gal. total
  • 2 Stainless Steel water tanks - 400 gal. total
  • Naiad model 525 Stabilizers
  • Supra Washer Dryer Combo 2006
  • Sink and workbench
  • Oil change system
  • Glendinning Power cord retraction system
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Seafire Halon Fire Suppression
  • Three electric automatic bilge pumps and 3 electric automatic shower sump pumps
Deck & Hull
  • 20" wide side decks allow for full walk-around with an overhang over the full length of the cabin
  • All windows were resealed in 2004 when the yacht was painted
  • Forward and aft boarding stations on either side deck with attachments for the Marquipt Sea Stairs (stored on bow rail) or the boarding ladder for floating docks (stored on aft deck)
  • Nilsson anchor windlass
  • Delta plow anchor with approx. 150' of 3/8 chain
  • Large 110 volt freezer on aft deck
  • Chairs and table on aft deck
  • Transom door and ladder gives access to recently refurbished fiberglass swim platform
  • Shore power connections are located on port hull mid-ship and bow bench.
  • Fresh Bottom Job in January 2021 (see Photos)
  • Rudders repacked 2021
  • Stairs in Pilot House lead up to Flybridge
  • Flybridge has same electronics and controls as Pilot House 
  • Some electronics are mounted on a flip-out platform. When not in use, electronics stay out of sight and protected from the elements. 
  • Stidd captain chair
  • L-shaped bench and separate forward facing bench  both with cushions for passengers
  • Helm and seating areas covered for protection
  • Hinged radar arch can be lowered for more clearance
  • For lounging on the open deck there is an oval table, 4 chairs, and large umbrella all made with PVC and weather resistant canvas.
  • Stainless railing surrounding the bridge area
  • Rendova rigid bottom Inflatable dinghy with 40 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard rests on chocks at the back edge of the flybridge.
  • 120 volt Stainless Steel tender davit
  • New Bemini in 2021
Owner Stateroom

Access to master is via stairway in stbd aft corner of main salon.

  • Digital climate control
  • Center-line berth w/port and stbd side tables
  • Storage lockers to port
  • Flat screen TV w/satellite receiver
  • 3-place couch and vanity to port
  • Ensuite head - black granite counters, large shower stall with teak seat and dark Plexiglas door, and recent Dometic electric vacuflush Toilet.
  • Head has been painted with Awigrip
Forward Staterooms

VIP and guest staterooms are forward via stairway from Wheel house.

  • VIP berth is Midships mounted athwartships and guest quarters is forward in fore peak
  • VIP and guest quarters have individual digital climate controls
  •  Both rooms have ensuite heads with granite countertops and recent Dometic electric vacuflush tiolets
  •  VIP stateroom has flatsceeen TV with satellite receiver
Service Work

2009 Service Work

  • Install new bow and stern thrusters
  • Install Magna inverter
  • Install 100 amp alternators

2011 Service

  • Replace master air conditioning

2013 Service

  • New SS struts and cutlass bearings
  • New exhaust hoses
  • New PSI dripless shaft seals
  • Replace salon and guest air conditioning units

2017 Service (4 months in yard)

  • Complete overhaul of running gear (shafts, struts, cutlass bearings, shaft seals
  • Bent engine mount replaced and engine re-aligned
  • Replace 10' section of damaged keel (crack in keel was spotted earlier on purchase survey)
  • Install bronze and stainless screen strainers replacing internal strainers
  • Replaced six ball valves and all others serviced
  • Props re-worked and balanced
  • Replaced galley sink and fixture
  • Hour meters replaced (electrical connections repaired)
  • Installed Intellian I-4 Satellite system plus three receivers
Items not included in the sale
  • Pelican statutes and lamps in salon
  • Sailboat painting in VIP stateroom
  • Fishing rods and associated items
  • Other personal artwork and tools to be identified at a later date
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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