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Price: $76,500
Brand: Defever
Type: Powerboat
Year: 1984
Length: 41 ft.
Location: Clayton, NY



This FRESHWATER ONLY DeFever Trawler is a fine example of the traditional, sturdy, and abundantly teaked Taiwan-built yachts from the 1980s that have appealed to liveaboards and cruisers for years. She includes a large airy salon, two heads, full galley, wide walk-around decks, roomy fully enclosed flybridge. Powered by economical twin 85 hp Perkins offering comfortable 7-8 knot cruising and maneuverability in close quarters.

If you are looking for a well-built cruising trawler with plenty of storage that can safely take you anywhere, then this boat is definitely a must see!


Sleeps six in two staterooms and convertible settee. A V-berth stateroom in the bow sleeps two, includes a head/shower and plenty of storage. The large hatch and portlights supply good ventilation. An L-shaped settee and table in the saloon (sleeps two) is opposite the lower helm station on the starboard side. Two sliding side doors are located aft of the lower helm station and at the rear of the saloon on the portside. The bright, U-shaped galley is located in the saloon aft starboard corner. Offering great locker and drawer storage, the comfortable aft cabin includes a queen bed, a full-size head with shower/tub and direct access to the aft deck via doors and hatch. All interior joinery is vertical plank satin varnished teak, with solid teak doors and teak cabin soles.

All photographs taken Spring 2021.


Make: Defever

Model: 41 Trawler

LOA: 40ft 7in

Beam: 14ft 2in

Hull Material: Fiberglass




Engine 1:  1984 Perkins 4.237

Fuel Type: Diesel

Power: 85hp

Hours: 1670

Drive type: Direct Drive

Propeller: 4 Blade

Propeller Material: Bronze


Engine 2:  1984 Perkins 4.237

Fuel Type: Diesel

Power: 85hp

Hours: 1671

Drive type: Direct Drive

Propeller: 4 Blade

Propeller Material: Bronze




Fuel: (200gal)

Fresh Water: (200gal)

Holding: (45gal)

















Additional Comments:



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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Mike Foley - Sales & Brokerage

Sodus Point, NY


Phone: 585-748-7006

As an educator Mike Foley taught high school technology and served as the district IT Director for the Honeoye Central School District located in the Finger Lakes. Mike retired from teaching and continued to grow his large format printing and graphic design business. Always involved with boats and boatbuilding, Mike has long been associated with boat owners and marinas in the Sodus Bay area. A former wooden boat owner Mike was bitten by the racing bug in 1992, purchased a J/30 from RCR and campaigned the boat for 12 years.

A member of the Sodus Bay Yacht Club, Mike has served on many regatta committees and held several officer and director positions. Mike’s relationship with the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA) has spanned many years, including serving as President from 2004-06. Race administration and regatta organization have consumed much of his time for the past 26 years on Lake Ontario. Involvement with youth sailing led Mike to become President of Central New York Sailing Association (CNYSA) where he continues to chair the annual “Centrals on Sodus” open regatta for juniors and adults. As a strong proponent of youth sailing and education Mike has served as President of the Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Assn. (SBJSA) for several years and is now the Director of Fleet. Under his direction SBJSA has evolved from a summer sailing youth program to a US Sailing Accredited Community Boating Center, serving all ages.

Mike is a US Sailing Level 1 instructor as well as a certified Club Race Officer. He is often found at area regattas with his center console boat serving as mark-set officer. Mike and his wife Jan have remodeled the family cottage in Sodus Point and are making it their home. Feel free to reach out to Mike when visiting Great Sodus Bay.