Fox Fire

  • 49'
  • 1981
  • Washington, United States
  • $165,000


"Why a DeFever 49? Because from the field of trawlers to choose from, the 49 fit the profile of what is considered to be an affordable, well-designed and well-built, long-range cruiser with safety, comfort, roominess and aesthetics to please. Needless to say, life onboard has been filled with adventure and peace, and we have been touched by the kindness of friends who just happen to own dreamboats called DeFevers. There is a saying among this group, which follows each safe return to the docks, and it goes, ‘Thank you, Arthur!’”


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: DEFEVER
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1981
  • YearBuilt: 1981
  • 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: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 49' 0" (14.94m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 6" (4.72m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 9 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 60,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 400 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 900 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • 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: N/A
  • 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: Ford Lehman
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: N/A


Master stateroom is located amidships (below pilothouse) and features a private head and shower with new TECMA head.

Guest head and separate crossover V-berth stateroom are located forward. Shower and new TECMA head.

The spacious pilothouse features a dinette with watch berth and side deck doors port and starboard.

A very functional salon is handsomely appointed. Features a DICKERSON Diesel Heater fro ambiance.

WEEMS and PLATH Clock/Barometer.

A two-place breakfast nook is forward adjoining the large, well-equipped, U-shaped galley, which is finished with ceramic tile counters.

All closets cedar lined.

LED lighting throughout.


Counter space is more than ample and finished with a white ceramic tile. The aft galley counter is open to the salon and is fitted with two attractive stools forming a cozy and convenient breakfast nook.

  • FORCE-10 3 burner propane stove
  • SHARP Microwave
  • NORCOLD Refrigerator/Freezer
  • WEBASTO Diesel Furnace
  • Propane Solenoid Valve


  • WOOD FREEMAN Rudder Control - Under seat in pilothouse
  • WOOD FREEMAN Autopilot
  • XANTREX 2000R Inverter/Charger
  • RAYTHEON F 720 D Depth Sounder
  • RAYTHEON Hailer
  • RAYMARINE C-120 Chartplotter
  • GARMIN GPS 128
  • MORSE Controls
  • Defogger
  • U-LINE Icemaker in built-in cabinet
  • AC/DC Panel
  • NAIAD Stabilzers

Mechanical and Electrical

Engine room is spacious and well laid out and offers approximately 5 feet of headroom forward.

Twin 120HP Ford Lehman engines have muffled exhaust and each is fitted with Dual Racor filters with crossover valves. (Approx 4500 hrs).

On-board fuel transfer and fuel polishing systems are also installed.

Naiad hydraulic roll fin stabilizers provide enhanced stability while underway.

Electrical power is provided by a 7.5kW diesel generator.

A 2000-watt inverter is also wired to the main panel. Two 30 shore-power cords and three adapters are provided for dockside connections.

WEBASTO diesel furnace provides heat.

Hull and Deck

Sturdy, solid fiberglass, Arthur DeFever hull form is finished in a very handsome "Midnight Blue" Sterling paint.

Lower decks are very attractive raw teak. Upper deck is freshly painted.

"Fox Fire" is equipped with Naiad hydraulic stabilizers.

Ground tackle includes an electric windlass, a 93lb. Forfjord on 450' of chain and a spare 45lb. Danforth on 200' of road.

Boat deck is fitted with an electric / stainless steel davit.

Canvas covers are included for all windows, storage box, searchlight, etc. There is also a full, see-through, enclosure for the cockpit.

A transom door offers easy access to a large swim platform with folding ladder. Additional winter canvas custom built to enclose the walk-around decks.


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.


“All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.”