40 ft DeFever 1977

Price: $65,700

BTC Price: 2.354

Brand DeFever
Model Passagemaker
Year 1977
Fuel Type
Cruising Speed
LOA 40 ft
Beam 14 ft
Horse Power 120 hp
Engine Model 1: Lehman ftp


Dramatic price decrease ~ SOLD AS IS ~ $65,700 or Best offer!
Sellers are very motivated.  MUST SELL ASAP!

Livin’ It is a Classic 1977 DeFever Trawler Passagemaker. 

Owners are both US Coast Guard certified Captains that have been full time live aboard for the last two years at Safe Harbor South Bay (formerly California Yacht Marina). Owners have spent their time renovating and modernizing Livin’ It, while maintaining the integrity of craftsmanship Classic DeFevers are known for. 

Livin’ It has the original single 120 Hp Ford Lehman engine, that has been professionally serviced and maintained since ownership.  This boat is outfitted with hydraulic stern thrusters for greater maneuverability. 

Main stateroom hosts a queen bed with a personal 32” wall mounted swivel smart Roku tv, a spacious closet with newly lined cedar planks and fantastic under bed storage, with built in cabinets and drawers throughout. Stateroom has en suite newly renovated subway tiled shower with sea glass ceiling and river rock flooring.  A single lever waterfall faucet with Turquoise Water Glass Vessel Sink sits atop the subway tiled countertop. 

Stateroom also has a convenient Splendide washer/dryer combination easily accessible inside one of the cabinets. 

Main Salon includes spacious galley with Corian countertops, undercounter Stainless Steel sink with a dual nozzle pull-down spray.  Galley has a 3-burner Mediterranean stove with oven, as well as a 2-draw stainless steel Vitrifrigo refrigerator with 5.1 cubic ft of space. 

The Main Salon also includes a custom designed built-in settee with new 5” cushions with luxury Brisa covers, along with a matching removable cushion for a coffee table that can convert to a desk or dining table that seats 8 comfortably, with a 55’ Samsung smart tv for viewing. 

Forward berth has split twin beds with brand new 9” mattresses, hanging closet, and multiple drawers and cabinets for additional storage. Forward berth also has 2 antique brass portal windows and a large hatch opening with a custom canvas/isinglass snap cover.  The en suite electric head has plenty of storage space as well as a new stainless-steel sink, waterfall faucet, with a new Corian countertop. 

Spacious Flybridge has centered helm station with 360-degree views and excellent visibility for docking.  It is fully enclosed with removable canvas and isinglass covers. Flybridge has double bench seating with new 4’ cushions with faux leather white covers. 

A coastwise endorsement has been added to the boat’s Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation which allows future owners chartering possibilities.  

Specific List of All Upgrades


2020 Original teak weather decks were removed and upgraded with forward to aft fiberglass

2022 Kidde Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms (3)

2020 Natural Sunbrella Marine Canvas window covers with Tenara Marine thread

2021 SEA-B-QUE-LG Dickinson BBQ with all weather cover

2021 Six thru-hulls and valves were removed and replaced

2021 New Interlux Ultra Anti-Fouling paint with second coat around waterline

2021 Replaced cutlass bearings and rebuilt packing on propeller shaft

2022 Relaced 110 volt/30 amp power cord

2022 ABYC compliant breaker box installed between inverter and fuse box



2021 Corian countertops, sandstorm color, with no drip special edge detail with 4” backsplash

2020 Vitrifrigo Stainless Steel double drawer refrigerator, 5.1 cubic feet

2020 Mediterranean 3-burner stove with oven

2022 Xintex Propane Fume Detection System with Solenoid Valve Control for stove and oven

2020 Portable AC/DC Engel Fridge/Freezer (model #: MT45FP)

2021 Stainless Steele kitchen sink with single handle pull down with dual function spray head


2020 5 New AQS 5 ½” Red/White LED Dome lights with dimmers installed in main salon ceiling



2022 Replaced settee cushions with 5” seat cushions with beveled back cushions with Brisa luxurious faux leather covers – along with a matching removable cushion for a coffee table that can convert to a desk or dining table that seats 8 comfortably



2021 Garmin Chart Plotter - GPSMAP 942xs Plus Multifunction Display with Built in Sonar and G3 with Transducer and Radar Array

2021 Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF-Fxd GX1400 BK radio with 8’ antenna



2020 Splendide 210 XC Washer dryer combo



Vigo Single Lever Waterfall faucet with Turquoise Water Glass Vessel Sink


2021 Xintex Fireboy Fixed Mount Fire Suppression System

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