48ft 2002 DeFever 48 Tri-cabinTrawler

  • 48'
  • 2002
  • Palm Coast, Florida, United States
  • $299,500


JUST REDUCED, .Serious Seller and owner wants it sold.


This is one of the most well equips Defever 's ever built. She has Three  staterooms, two heads, galley up, two helms and covered side decks. Teak is in good shape and recently was serviced.

Galley, aft deck, salon and dinette are all on the same level, walk-in engine room, covered walk-around side decks, separate washer-dryer room.  Ready for the Great Loop or the islands.

Rare opportunity! One of the best looking and cleanest trawlers around. Looking for the ideal Great Looper or want to travel the islands? This  fully equipped well-respected trawler is NOW LOCATED IN FT. LAUDERDALE .  Powered by of of the most popular and best preforming engine

Cummins Diesel only 220HP which means the engines is not pushed to the max HP.

  • Two 12.5 kW westerbeake generators (mounted High so you can work standing up), under 1900 hours 
  • Sea chest  for intake for engines 
  • Watermaker by Village Maine 800 Gallons per day
  • Broward 800 lb davit and  11 AB tender with 15 Hp outboard,
  • Niaid stabilizers,
  • Satellite dIrect  TV
  • Extra large Windless
  • Teak Decks redone clean and serviced and clean (January 2017) 
  • Hinged Radar Folds back to get under Bridges. Great feature.
  • Full Beam Master with separate room for Laundry. 
  • Privacy enclosure for aft deck 2017
  • Furuno Navnet Gps , Radar , Bottom Sounder 
  • Twin 220B Cummins maintained very well and Fuel filters,belts ,hoses, impellers  and oil change (Jan 20th 2017 )                                                                                                       This boat is priced to sell and a great opportunity.These engines are low HP and have a great reputation. The engines have been inspected by a Cummins and checked out very well. 



  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: DEFEVER
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: 48 Tri-cabinTrawler
  • Model Year: 2002
  • YearBuilt: 2002
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 48' 0" (14.63m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 0" (4.57m)
  • Min Draft: 4' 7" (1.40m)
  • Max Draft: 4' 10" (1.47m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 10 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 39,683 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 250 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 50 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 800 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 5
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Cummins
  • Model: B Diamond
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Bella Mare is a loaded trawler and represents two and one half decades of comprehensive engineering and continual upgrading to make this Tri-Cabin Pilothouse Trawler a most desirable investment. This vessel is Extremely easy to handle and with outstanding seakeeping qualities from defever.

The superior ride is because she is  stabilized and  great tracking due to  the deep set keel and with prop protection. This will allow the owners to ride out the seas in confidence and comfort. , Bella  offers a unique design including a well lighted, stand up engine room, three very desirable staterooms, galley aft, salon and lower helm station on the same level, laundry room, safe covered wide side decks and economic long range capacity.

Aft Deck frwd

Entering "Sarah

As you enter Bella Mare from the swim platform, you step on to the aft teak deck, which can easily accommodate six people. The side decks to port and starboard are protected s and provide access to the bow area. Access to upper helm is located to starboard. Port and starboard salon access is via sliding doors. Port and starboard bulwark doors. Additional exterior door accessing galley area. Aft and down 4 steps is the master suite, head and laundry room. Moving forward from the galley, is the pilothouse/salon area with helm to starboard. From a centerline, stepping down is the port side guest stateroom with bunks and adjacent starboard guest head. Forward is the second guest stateroom with over/under bunk configuration. The engine room is accessed via a door in the guest port side stateroom.


DeFever's ever popular 48' three cabin layout has been in production for over 25 years. The open floor plan with galley, salon and pilothouse configured on the same level is exactly the layout the current owners find most appealing. The quality of workmanship is seen throughout. The interior is finished off with light golden teak paneling. The galley is located aft of the salon and has an abundance of storage cabinets and drawers. A port side pass thru connects galley with the salon area. Outboard the double S/S sink and aft of the cooktop there are two galley windows for cross ventilation. The Corian sandstone counter space is expansive. Galley features include a Norcold two-door refrigerator/freezer, Princess 3 burner ceramic cooktop, custom stemware rack, built in trash bin, Delta faucet with single lever, Sharp Platinum microwave w/carousel, Princess oven/broiler, U-Line ice maker machine and 2 additional Engel deep freeze boxes with insulated blankets located at aft deck.


The salon has updated upholstered large "L" shaped settee with under storage and hi-low teak dining room table is located to port.Two armchair s are located to starboard along with a liquor cabinet and ice maker. There are two teak stainless swivel hi-top helm chairs with anchoring tie-downs that have recently been upholstered in beige Ultraleather. Brass decorator lamp at galley pass-thru. Bound carpeting with lead lined sound deadening pad throughout. Large salon windows are dressed with privacy blinds, curtains and valances. Colors are neutral tones. Brass accent wall lamps. Centerline ceiling teak hand-hold rail, teak book shelf, 12 VDC multi speed fans. Separate Air Conditioning digital controls. 6'6" headroom

Lower Helm Station

 Great lower Helm . Controls , GPS , VHF , The lower steering station is located to starboard. She is equipped with a satellite TV 


FORWARD STATEROOMS are down from the salon and to the port and forward. The port side stateroom has bunk beds with large hanging locker and drawers. This area is also access for the stand up engine room. Across from the port stateroom is the guest head with separate shower stall. The forward stateroom has a over/under bunks to port with drawers and hanging locker. TV flat screen mounted on forward bulkhead. Separate Air Conditioning with digital controls for both guest staterooms

 Master Stateroom 

The master is located aft with centerline queen bed with fitted sheets, comforter and designer pillows. Night stands frame each side of the bed. There is a desk/makeup table, an abundance of hanging lockers and chest of drawers. Additionally,  four opening port lights,blinds and custom drapes, carpeting, custom wine racks built in under stairs, separate AC/heat, three reading lights, and 12 volt fans.

There is an ensuite head with separate shower stall .

enclosed laundry room.(washer needs to be replaced)

Separate Air Conditioning can be found with digital controls.

Adjoining the master stateroom is the laundry with a 5 cycle top loading washer , ironing board, clothes line, and shelf space with drawers and portlight.


  • Furuno color Navnet Cmap NT 
  • Furuno Navtex NX 30
  • Furuno 6 KW Radar
  • Furuno RD 30 Depth/Speed/Log
  • Furuno Color Fishfinder
  • Robertson AP 22 Auto Pilot
  • Robertson AP 21 Auto Pilot remote
  • Furuno GP 36 DGPS
  • 2 Horizon Spectrum VHF Radio's
  • 2 Ritchie Compasses
  • KVH Tracvision 4 Satellite TV system
  • Sony Sat A65 Direct TV Receiver
  • Inmarsat mini M satellite phone system w/voice, fax, and internet
  • 3 Sharp Aquos LCD TV's
  • Samsung V2000 DVD/VCR
  • Sony XR-CA630X AM/FM/XM
  • Infinity Stereo Speaker




One of the most functional engine compartments in a 48 footer! Offering six foot headroom. Well laid out with lots of additional flourescent lighting. Easy access with entrance thru port side guest stateroom door. A well designed sea chest provides sea water cooling for all engine room systems. Very easy access for all shutoff valves. Salt mist thru air induction vents has been minimized, due to plenums location inside sidedecks. A very good inventory of miscellaneous spare parts. Work bench and tool drawer

  • Cummins Model 220 B Diamond Series (3110 hours)
  • Naiad stabilizers
  • Fuel transfer manifold
  • Spur line cutters
  • Mechanical oil gauges
  • Paragon fresh water system
  • 5 8D batteries
  • Phase three battery charger
  • Sight gauges for fuel tanks
  • Sight gauges for water tanks
  • Digital ER temp readout at helm
  • ZF/Hurth marine gears
  • Vernalift mufflers
  • twin Westerbeke 12 KW Generators (1900 hours)
  • Dual Racor fuel filters w/vac gauges
  • Norscot dripless shaft seals
  • Groco oil change system
  • Flojet backup freshwater pump
  • Seaward hot water heater
  • Sealand vac flush system
  • Kidd firewatch auto fire system
  • 4 automatic bilge pumps
  • High water alarm
  • Emergency bilge pumps



  • A/B 11' HB dingy
  • Yamaha 15 HP outboard 2005
  • Carlisle & Finch 12" commercial search light w/remote controls at both stations
  • ISSI 6 Person Canister Life Raft w/Cover (certified 2013)
  • Hydrostatic Release for Life Raft
  • Two Foredeck Dunnage Boxes
  • Dual Air Horns
  • Mid Ship Fresh Water Washdown
  • Shore water inlet connector
  • Three windshield wipers & washers
  • Two loud hailers
  • Large deck padwith cushion
  • Two deck chairs & teak table
  • Raw water wash down fore & aft
  • Three trolling fish rod holders
  • Hinged fiberglass radar arch
  • New bimini top in 2006
  • Brower 800 # Davit for Dingy
  • Maxwell 2200 Anchor Windlass w/Controls at Both Stations
  • Dual Anchor Rollers
  • 45# Delta Anchor w/20' 3/8" Chain and 250' 3/4" Nylon Rode
  • 60# Mason Anchor w/150' 3/8"Chain
  • 37# Fortress Spare
  • Roll Up Aft Deck Side Curtains
  • Techraline Windshield and Window Covers
  • Stainless Steel BBQ Stanchion Mount Gas Grill
  • Top Loading Freezers w/Insulation Jackets
  • Aft Deck Flood Lighting
  • Transom Door
  • Swim platform w/fresh water shower
  • Fold down swim ladder

Additional Features

  • Village Marine 800 GPD watermaker
  • Additional sound insulation between engine room and master suite
  • Tank watch system for holding tank
  • Folding cocktail table at flybridge
  • New non-absorbent flybridge cushions
  • Covers for flybridge electronics, helm chair and dingy
  • EPIRB 401B
  • USCG safety equipment
  • GFCI outlets at every sink
  • Fish cleaning station at aft deck
  • Flood lights on radar arch
  • Smoke alarms
  • CO2 alarms

Personal items and exclusions

Two Chairs in main salon and ottoman , Art work , personal effects.