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1980 DeFever Europa Tri Cabin Trawler

Anacortes, United States



A Pacific Northwest Classic - Arthur DeFever's Triumph of Timeless Design and Lasting Capability - Can Now Be Yours!

The DeFever 48 Trawler is a heavy displacement long-range cruiser perfect for The Inside Passage and Coastal Cruising.  Tough as Nails, Soft as Silk with reliable twin 120hp Ford Lehman engines that have just 2400 hours!

Three Stateroom layout!

DeFevers were built by the CTF yard in Taiwan, heavily constructed on a solid fiberglass semi-displacement hull with a long keel, a fine entry and hard aft chines. This design shares several similarities with the smaller DeFever 44; like her galley arrangement (a U-shaped affair located aft in the salon) and the remarkably spacious engine room.

When you step inside you will see beautifully finished teak paneling and joinery throughout—all done to high Asian standards.

This floor plan includes three staterooms, two full heads with VacuFlush heads, and a very spacious and open salon  / galley combo with countertops hand finished in granite - There is a lower helm and sliding deck doors both port (1) and starboard (2).

Some of her features include:

  • Updated Galley with Granite Throughout
  • Under Counter Drawer Refrigerator
  • Home Sized Propane Stove / Oven
  • Trash Compactor
  • Westerbeke Generator
  • Garmin 3210 GPS/ Plotter
  • Raytheon Radar
  • Simrad AP35 Autopilot
  • Vacuflush Heads
  • Satellite Intellion Tracking TV
  • Full flybrige and aft deck enclosures
  • Rigged to fish
  • Custom Stainless Dinghy Davit (Dinghy Not Included

With over 100 built during her initial production run, the DeFever 48 remains an extremely popular boat on the used market.

Call us and see it out of the water "where it's a boat show every day"! 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $89,999
Make: DeFever
Model: Europa Tri Cabin Trawler
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 48 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Max Draft: 4'9 ft
Dry Weight: 55,000 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 2000
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 2000
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 240hp
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 1600
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,000 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 500 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Trawlers


BananaBelt Boats
"Where It's a Boat Show Every Day!" We are the largest by-volume pre-owned motor yacht brokerage in the Pacific Northwest!
BananaBelt Boats & Yachts


BananaBelt Boats & Yachts
2919 V Avenue
Anacortes, Washington, US, 98221
Tel:360 588 9208

  • Raytheon Radar
  • Garmin 3210 GPS / Plotter
  • Probe Interphase Forward Looking Sonar
  • Simrad AP35 Autopilot
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Pioneer CD AM/FM
  • Intellian Satellite Dish (2015)
  • Hitachi 52" Flat Panel Television in Salon
  • Denon Surround Sound Receiver
  • DVD Player
  • TV in master stateroom


  • Twin 120hp Ford Lehman Diesel Engines
  • Westerbeke generator


  • Teak decks plus non skid surfaces in some of the decking areas
  • Custom Stainless Steel Davit system
  • Maxwell windlass
  • CQR 45lb Anchor
  • Aft enclosure
  • Bridge enclosure
  • 200' 3/8" chain
  • Anchor washdown on bow
  • Lines
  • Fenders
  • Life jackets
  • Sunshades


  • Aft master stateroom w/queen sized island berth and ensuite head w/vacuflush toilets and stall shower
  • Forward bunk stateroom w/ample storage
  • Third stateroom bunk layout
  • Second head across the way from third stateroom w/vacuflush toilet and stall shower


  • Large L-shaped settee
  • Home style couch with recliners in Salon


  • All Custom, Hand Finished Granite Countertops
  • Generous storage
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • KitchenAid Under Counter Drawer refrigerator
  • Freezer on Flybridge plus extra refrigerator
  • Whirlpool Trash compactor
  • Home Sized Avanti LPG Stove / Oven


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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