• 53'
  • 1988
  • North Miami, Florida, United States
  • $250,000


Three Stateroom Vessel that offers comfortable accommodations for six.  Walkin Engine Room, Walkaround Side Decks, Large Flybridge and Aft Deck.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: DEFEVER
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1988
  • YearBuilt: 1988
  • 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: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 53' 0" (16.15m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 16' 6" (5.03m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 4' 10" (1.47m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 11 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 13 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: 500 Miles
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 800 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: 400 Gallons
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: FRP
  • 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: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208TA
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Oasis is a three-stateroom vessel, offering very comfortable accommodations for 6. The main deck features the salon with a wet bar and extra seating area, the galley with a breakfast bar that detaches and doubles as a dining table for 8 and the pilothouse. Aft of the salon is an open deck on the same level. The VIP guest cabin with queen berth and en suite head, is very roomy for this size boat and is located amid-ship forward of the engine room bulkhead. The forward guest cabin has a V-berth and a private head. Both of these staterooms are accessed from the pilothouse. The equally roomy master, located aft of the engine room and accessible from the main salon, also has a queen berth with private en suite head and a settee area. All three staterooms have built-in desks w/seats. The galley offers plenty of storage with cabinets both under the counter and in an overhang. It is fully equipped with full size appliances and custom dish storage racks. The walk-in engine room is huge for this size boat with excellent lighting and ventilation and very comfortable access to all the systems for proper maintenance. It has a full size washer and dryer. The flybridge is accessible from the pilothouse and features a large seating area around the helm station and under a hard top. The huge sun/dingy deck aft of the flybridge is also accessible from the aft deck.

Master Stateroom, Aft

  • (4) Drawers under berth
  • Individual reverse A/C with digital control
  • (2) Night stands with 1-drawer and headboard swivel lamps
  • Custom window treatment made of Sunbrella
  • Settee to port with storage under and on the side
  • (3) Large hanging lockers, plus built-in chest with 5-drawers
  • Lighted vanity with seat and drawers
  • Intercom
  • TV with VHS, speakers (main salon)
  • Private ensuite head with Galley Maid overboard system
  • Carbon monoxide/smoke detector in stairwell
  • Smoke detector
  • Teak & holly floor
  • Stainless steel Hood port holes through the vessel with Lexan
  • Huge under the stairwell storage room
  • Emergency rudder tiller tool
  • Custom reinforced ram base for Capilano rudders rams
  • Custom shelving in all head cabinets
  • Spare props under the bed

VIP Stateroom, Amidship

  • Individual A/C unit with digital control
  • Storage under bed, plus 8-drawers
  • Lighted vanity table with seat
  • (1) Night table with 2-drawers
  • Large hanging locker
  • Custom Sunbrella window treatment
  • Custom mirror
  • Intercom
  • Ensuite head with shower
  • Private ensuite head with Galley Maid overboard system
  • Teak & holly floor covered by rug

Guest Stateroo, Forward

  • Desk with seating
  • Custom V-berth mattress with custom linens
  • Storage under berth
  • Hanging locker
  • Intercom
  • Custom cover for overhead hatch and port holes.  Sunbrella curtains
  • Reverse A/C with analog control
  • Ensuite head with shower
  • Teak & holly floor


  • Robertson AP300 autopilot (dual station control head)
  • Glendinning synchronizer (dual station)
  • Cetrec 727 autopilot (dual station control head)
  • Intercom
  • ICOM 56 VHF radio
  • Hand-held search light
  • Ritchie compass
  • Air horn - compressor and tank
  • Bennett trim tabs control
  • (1) Frigibar freezer
  • Stainless steel reinforced davit with Golo electric winch
  • (2) Halogen docking lights
  • EPIRB 406 MHz with hydrostatic release base
  • Aluminum half tower hard cover with Weblon
  • Long life LED anchor light
  • Courtesy flag pole
  • 2 x four person life raft
  • Trac Phone w/ wide band internet
  • Raymarine 6' open radar
  • Nobel TecNav
  • Iridium Sat phone
  • Mar-Tec solid wind instruments


  • ICOM 700 HF/SS band radio with antenna tuner
  • Intercom
  • Cetrec 727 autopilot with separate Fluxgate compass and hydraulics unit
  • Robertson AP300 autopilot interfaced to Datamarine plotter with separate Fluxgate compass and hydraulic unit
  • Jabsco search light with remote control
  • Raytheon R90 VHF
  • Glendinning synchronizer control - dual station
  • Brass fog bell
  • (2) ICOM hand-held radios
  • Settee with U-Line icemaker and large storage
  • Reverse cycle A/C with manual control
  • Large chart table with chart light and 3-chart drawers
  • Ritchie 6" compass
  • Olin flare package
  • Port and starboard wing doors with half open latches for ventilation and premium mortise locks
  • Teak & holly floors

Main Salon and Galley

The main salon is finished in rich colored satin teak.  All varnish has been professionally refinished.  Floors are teak & holly covered by a rug in the salon and breakfast area.  All window treatments are made from acrylic fabric to avoid stains and mildew.  All windows have blinds and are covered with textaline see-through fabric outside.  the adjoining galley/salon are perfect for entertaining with ample and comfortable seating, entertainment center, and wet bar.

Engine and Mechanical Equipment

  • Twin Caterpillar 3208TA, 375 hp main engines
  • Racor double diesel filters, 1000 per engine with vacuum gauges
  • Racor 500 for each generator
  • Electric oil change system for all engines and gen sets
  • Heavy duty (twin) battery switches plus parallel
  • Hydraulic hynautic throttle engine control system
  • Isolator transformer
  • Selectable 0 - 10% shore power voltage booster transformer
  • Halon automatic/manual fire extinguisher
  • Phasor 17 kW
  • Phasor 12 kW
  • Raritan 20-gallon water heater
  • Matrix 600 GPD reverse Osmosis watermaker with charcoal filtered automatic back flush system.  New membranes aboard.  Quick connections for chemical treatment.  Full set of chemicals and manual
  • Westinghouse front-loading full size washer/dryer
  • Fresh water wash down
  • (5) Overhead rod holders
  • (4) 8D gel cell batteries 
  • (2) 4D gel cell gen set batteries
  • (2) Engine batteries
  • Walker Airseas
  • (2) Little Giant Mag. impeller A/C pumps with control systems (one spare)
  • All (4) mains and gen sets strainers at water level to be serviced without closing the seacock
  • Complete set of shop manuals for servicing engines and gen sets
  • Portable retractable lights (12 & 110 volts)
  • Macerator pump
  • Groco Accumulator tank with Paragon fresh water pressure gear pump
  • Black iron main diesel tanks with vertical sights. Stainless steel water tanks.  Stainless steel manifold.  Quest water pipes
  • (3) Automatic/manual, plus 2 automatic bilge pumps
  • (2) Sump pump systems, (1-custom stainless steel gray water tank)



OASIS has new exterior seating cushions, custom colored non-skid flooring on all decks, and brilliant bright work as well as quality S/S fittings. On the starboard side deck there is (1) Personal Flotation Life Saving devices, (2) two boat hooks, has an aluminum boarding ladder.

Cockpit and Aft Deck

  • Custom fiberglass swim platform
  • Custom stainless steel platform ladder with king board steps
  • Jensen speakers
  • Transom door
  • Fish rod holders
  • Outdoor carpet
  • Aft spreader lights
  • Aft access to flybridge from aft deck
  • Custom side fiberglass weather board
  • Custom stainless steel cleats and hawse pipes with rollers


  • (4) Six stainless steel fender holders with fenders
  • Maxwell windlass with control
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Cushion seating with storage under
  • Remote controlled search light
  • Fresh water fills both port and starboard
  • Canvas to cover varnished hand rails and many other items while in port
  • Power cable, 50/30 amps, water connection
  • Flag poles for hailing port and flotilla
  • Rocna  Anchor w/ 200' of chain


  • (1) Set spare props
  • (1) Extra CQR type stainless steel heavy anchor
  • Spurs (line / net weed cutters on both shafts)
  • 1-1/4 nylon emergency tow line
  • Numerous consumables and spare parts


Personal items, Freedom 2800 Heart inverter, and tools to be disclosed upon request.


This DeFever 53 is a semi-displacement design combining performance and comfort with traditional classic styling.  Beautifully appointed throughout, exceptional amenities are the hallmark of this fine motoryacht.