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1978 DeFever 43 Trawler

1978 DeFever 43 Trawler


Year: 1978

City: Skagit Island, WA

Stock: b5f75a

Condition: -

Make: -

Propulsion: power

Price: $102,000

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 43'

Model: -

Engine hours: -

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Mountain Myst has had a lot of recent work done to her including: complete exterior paint job, all new upholstery interior and exterior, new lithium battery bank, both engines have all new oil coolers, transmission coolers, heat exchangers, raw water pumps, and fresh water pumps, windows/port lights have been resealed, rebuilt lowfrans tigres windlass recently installed with 185 feet G43-HT chain, new Vesper Cortex VHF/AIS and new antennas, Refrigerator/freezer has a new compressor and cold plate, updated look on the interior, and so much more. This boat has a TON of room compared to many trawlers. Mountain Myst has just taken us from San Francisco, California and up to Desolation Sound in Canada and is the perfect boat for the PNW- and beyond. The full walk around bed, spacious galley and unimaginable storage make her a perfect live aboard.


Fuel type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Anacortes, Washington

Speed & Distance

Cruising speed~8knots

Range~ 1,200 NM


Fresh water tanks: 2 tanks 120 gallons each, 240 gallons total

Fuel Tanks: 2 tanks 325 gallons each , 650 gallons total

Holding Tank: 50 gallons

(all tanks are original and not showing any signs of leaks)


Cabins: 2

Heads: 2

Shower: 1

Engines 1 & 2

Make: Ford Lehman

Year: 1978

Power: 120 HP

Hours~ 6700

Engine Type: Inboard

Drive Type: Direct

Fuel Type: Diesel

Electrical Equipment

Generator: 5.5KW Next Gen diesel generator (2 cylinder beta diesel engine)~ 1000 hours

House bank: 600 AH Lithium at 12V

Charger/inverter: Victron multiplus 12/2000/80

2x DC-DC chargers 12 V 30 Amps each

Start bank: 4 lead acid wired in parallel 12V


Autopilot: Cetrek pro pilot 725

VHF/AIS- Vesper Cortex

Flybridge VHF

Backup VHF at lower helm


Inside Equipment

3x Electric Bilge pumps

4 burner propane stove/oven

Heads: Aft head is a vacuflush forward head is a Jabsco manual pump

Hot water: 120V Electric and runs off starboard engine

Refrigerator/Freezer: Original unit with newly installed compressor, cold plates, and lines

Mountain Myst has taken us on an adventure of a lifetime. She is a super comfortable liveaboard and a solid boat ready to add more miles under her belt. Her exterior and interior have seen many updates but some of the interior finishing work still needs to be done.

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