DeFever 56 Pilothouse
The timeless design of this magnificent yacht is coupled with quality components and enhanced by exquisite craftsmanship. The high bow, Portuguese bridge and classic lines are characteristic DeFever elements, recognized worldwide. Solid full length stringers, hand FRP hull, and stainless steel engine beds, struts and rudders are integral to the sturdy construction, as is the full length keel that protects the massive underwater running gear. The efficient engine room boasts stand-up functionality and easy maneuvering to perform service and maintenance. Polished stainless ports, cleats and hatches reflect the trademark quality. A heavy duty dual anchor platform, safety glass windshields, dripless shaft seals, molded non-skid decks and 21” wide full walk-around side decks address the inherent DeFever provisions for safety while cruising.
Exterior living space is celebrated with relaxed seating on the forward deck and a large covered aft deck. The flybridge with hardtop will accommodate twin helm seats, and guests may relax and delight in views from the L-shaped settee with high/low cocktail table. The boat deck is super-sized with ample room for the tender as well as a number of the owner’s essential cruising toys.
A selection of floor plans is offered so the yacht may be configured to suit the owner’s cruising lifestyle. Elegant solid teak cabinetry and trim with hand rubbed finish are featured throughout, with solid teak and holly sole in the salon and pilothouse. Entrance to the salon is gained through off-set double doors. The 17’ beam creates an expansive living area where owners may place stand-alone furniture or select traditional built-ins. Large windows provide natural light and present grand views from all angles. The 7’8” stretch of galley will accept the owner’s choice of appliances, with a propane or electric stove/oven and options for countertop treatments. The pilothouse is a grand station with excellent visibility. An overhead console and well- appointed dash with capacity for the owner’s electronics, port and starboard side doors, and functional cabinetry with space for two helm seats, will please the captain. The 10’ settee with drop-leaf table welcomes gathering and casual dining, and also serves as a convenient watch berth. Pilothouse stairways lead to accommodations below and up to the flybridge.
The generously proportioned owner’s stateroom may be arranged in a choice of two layouts, each featuring a walk-around king bed with elegant cabinetry. Coveted amenities include walk-in closet and ensuite head with shower stall. Forward, the upscale VIP stateroom offers a centerline queen with sophisticated cabinetry for abundant storage. The third stateroom may be configured with single bunks and streamlined cabinetry, or alternatively, a practical office design may be selected. The guest head is sensibly positioned and fitted with a shower stall. Design, quality and integrity are the accomplished trademark standards for this impressive DeFever off-shore cruiser.