Back to top

2001 DeFever 49 Cockpit 44+5

League City, Texas


2001  DeFever  49  Cockpit 44+5

New to the market and a great cruising boat!

  • Twin 135hp Perkins Sabre, naturally aspirated engines
  • 12.5kw Westerbeke generator
  • Bow thruster / 3 air conditioning units
  • Spacious master stateroom aft with centerline berth + head
  • Guest stateroom forward with V-berth and head
  • Rib dinghy stowed on hardtop
  • See full specifications 


Basic Boat Info

Make: DeFever
Model: 49 Cockpit 44+5
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CTF49127J001
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 49 ft
Length Overall: 48'10 ft
Waterline Length: 43'6 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Min Draft: 4'7 ft
Displacement: 54,000 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: Sabre M135
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Engine Hours: 1,210
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: Sabre M135
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Engine Hours: 1,350
Total Engine Power: 270hp
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Propeller RPM: 1850
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tank Capacity: 900 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Steel
Water Tank Capacity: 450 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless-steel
Holding Tank Material: Grp


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Trawlers, Motor Yachts, Aft Cabin


Rex Bettis
Rex Bettis, CPYB is the listing broker for this vessel.
Sea Lake Yachts LLC


Sea Lake Yachts LLC
Watergate Yachting Center - Pier 3
Kemah, TX, US, 77565

Interior Layout

The Main Salon can be entered from the side deck doors or the main entrance from the aft deck.  Once inside you will find this is a comfortable area for lounging or entertaining guests.

All interior spaces have air conditioning and teak parquet flooring.

Items here include:

  • Built in L-settee to port with table and storage below
  • Drapes and wooden blinds on windows
  • Overhead bookshelf / Clock and barometer
  • Samsung LCD TV with soundbar to starboard
  • Nav station forward with chart drawer 
  • Port & starboard side deck doors
  • U-Line icemaker / Overhead 12v lighting
  • Helm items: Morse cable shift engine controls, Capilano hydraulic steering, Garmin GPSmap 7608, ABT thruster control, Raymarin RL70c radar display, Robertson AP25, Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF, Raymarine ST60.

The Galley is aft to portside and includes:

  • Princess 3 burner electric cooktop / oven
  • Deep dual stainless steel sinks
  • Abundant storage cabinets and drawers
  • Pass thru bar to L-settee
  • Panasonic microwave oven
  • Sub Zero refrigerator
  • Sub Zero freezer
  • Overhead 12v lighting

A few steps down and aft is the Master Stateroom.  This is a spacious, private area with great storage spaces.

  • Centerline queen size berth 
  • Port and stbd hanging lockers and drawers
  • Locker with separate unit Whirlpool washer and dryer
  • Large ports on aft bulkhead
  • Portlights port and stbd with curtains
  • Port and stbd nightstands
  • Overhead 12v lighting / Aft bulkhead reading lamps
  • Vanity area with mirror and storage
  • Samsung LCD TV with Bose soundbar
  • Head: Large sink basin, storage, Vacu-flush MSD, shower stall, portlight, Tankwatch system, 12v blower

Down a few steps and forward from the salon is the Guest Stateroom. Here you will find: 

  • Hanging lockers to portside
  • V-berth with storage below and outboard bookshelves
  • Reading lamps and overhead 12v lighting
  • Anchor locker access forward
  • Port and stbd portlights
  • Guest head with: Sink basin storage area, Vacu-flush MSD, Wet head shower, 12v blower
  • Engine room access doorway
  • Storage below steps
  • Overhead hatch for ventilation / escape
Deck and Hull

The exterior Deck layout offers full walk around decks with safety rails.  Different from the DeFever 44, this version has a 5 foot cockpit space with a large lazarette storage area.  This allows easy access to the steering gear and aft (3rd) fuel tank. 

  • Non-skid deck surfaces
  • Stainless steel safety rails
  • Aft deck hardtop with dinghy storage above
  • Aft deck sink area with storage below
  • Cockpit allows easy mooring and access to water
  • Additional cockpit benefits: Fishing and MOB recovery
  • Maxwell 2500 12v anchor windlass
  • Dual anchor rollers
  • Bruce 30kg anchor and stainless CQR style anchor
  • Fiberglass swim platform with teak inserts
  • Transom door for easy water access or boarding
  • 12v horns / Foredeck hatches for storage
  • Dual 30amp / 120v shore power connections fore & aft

Up a few steps from the aft deck is the Flybridge which has these features:

  • Centerline helm station with hydraulic steering
  • Port and stbd built in seating with storage below
  • Port and stbd dayberth with storage below
  • Sunbrella bimini top
  • Fiberglass radar arch
  • Dome on arch with satellite TV antenna. 
  • Dome on arch empty
  • Grande RIB dinghy with 20hp Honda outboard
  • Stainless davit with 12v winch motor
  • At Helm: Morse cable shift engine controls, Capilano hydraulic steering, Garmin GPSmap 7607 xsv, Raymarine ST60, Icom M502, Robertson AP300x, ABT thruster control.
Mechanical and Electrical

The DeFever 49 Cockpit has one of the best engine rooms in her size / class.  Entrance is by the door from the guest stateroom. 

  • Twin 135hp Perkins Sabre M135 diesel engines
  • Stbd engine 1352 hrs / Port engine 1210 hrs
  • 12.5kw Westerbeke generator 2520 hrs
  • Newage marine reduction gears
  • Port & stbd fuel tanks.  Iron, epoxy coated.
  • Port & stbd fresh water tanks. Stainless steel.
  • Additional stainless steel water tank in lazarette
  • Sea Chest central location for most intakes
  • Forward work station / storage
  • 12v blowers
  • 3 marine air conditioning units
  • Aft bulkhead mounted fuel manifold system
  • Mastervolt 12/35-3 battery charger
  • ProMariner ProSport 12 dual battery charger (thruster)
  • Dual Racor fuel filters for each main engine
  • Racor fuel filter for Westerbeke
  • Guest galvanic isolator / Water heater in SS cabinet
  • Fiberglass battery boxes outboard of engines
  • American Bow Thruster - DC electrical 
  • 4 new (Dec '23) AGM engine start / house batteries
  • Dedicated battery bank and charger for bow thruster
  • Dedicated generator battery
  • 4 12v bilge pumps
Broker Comments

The DeFever 49 Cockpit is one of the best long range cruising vessels for her size.  She offers comfortable accommodations, great storage and a low maintenance/no teak exterior. Fuel consumption is about 5 gph at 7.5kts. With her 900 gallons of fuel, her range is nearly 1350 miles. 

We try but:
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.
Additional Contact Information
Rex Bettis, CPYB
Ph: 281-250-7090