DeFever 50 Pilothouse
Built to endure, the impressive DeFever 50 Pilothouse delivers a casually elegant and spacious interior with generously appointed exterior living areas. The pilothouse fulfills the promise of comfort at sea with excellent visibility ahead and abeam. Access to port and starboard side decks and the flybridge is provided, while spiral stairs lead to accommodations below. A raised L-shaped settee with drop-leaf table doubles as a convenient watch berth and appealing retreat for casual dining. The efficient instrument console will accept the owners’ choice of electronics with ample space for a fixed helm seat. Rich hand rubbed teak cabin soles, paneling and cabinetry are featured throughout.
The salon is bright and airy with an open floor plan that gives owners the freedom to arrange their selected furniture and entertainment components, or to select built-ins to suit their needs. A standard layout is offered for the galley, but it may be configured to accept additional or optional appliances by removing the stairway from galley to master suite.
The elegant master stateroom is located amidships. A walk-around queen bed with drawer storage below is featured in two optional floor plans. The classic cabinetry and louvered hanging lockers may be complimented by a corner built-in entertainment unit with vanity/desk if the galley stairway is eliminated. The ensuite head features VacuFlush toilet and large separate shower stall. A watertight door grants entrance to the engine room, where 5”6” headroom and maneuverability improve access for maintenance on all systems.
The forward accommodations may be entered from the master stateroom or by stairs leading from the pilothouse. To port is the guest head with Vacuflush toilet and handheld shower wand. To starboard is storage that may be fitted with full size stackable washer and dryer. The guest stateroom forward may be configured with a traditional V-berth and filler, or with single bunks. Plentiful storage is provided with both options.
The integrity of a hand-laid fiberglass hull with gel coat finish, and full keel to protect the heavy-duty underwater running gear is enhanced with safety features and quality components such as molded-in non-skid decks, stainless steel handrails mounted on stainless steel stanchions, and stainless hardware, including cleats, chocks and ports with screens. The coveted pilothouse and Portuguese bridge are trademark DeFever designs. The expansive flybridge can accommodate a large dinghy with davit. A raised L-shaped settee with abundant storage below, cocktail table, and wet bar with icemaker are positioned near the helm station, with space available for two helm seats. The large aft deck, with spacious lazarette and engine room access, may be enclosed to provide even more relaxing living space in inclement weather. The 50 Pilothouse reflects its DeFever heritage with recognizable style, quality construction and comfort at sea.