Dolphin Dreams

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Specifications

Name: Dolphin Dreams
Builder: DEFEVER
Model: 53 POC
Length: 53' 0" (16m)
Beam: 16' 6" (5.03m)
Year Built / Refit: 1987
Speed: 10 / 12
Engines: 2 x CAT 3208
Staterooms: 3
Flag: N/A
 
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Description

Price just reduced drastically.  Sellers are eager to find a buyer before winter arrives and are considering any and all reasonable offers.  She just received a full bottom job, completely new exhaust system for engines and generator and is truly turn key!  This beautiful 53 Performance Offshore Cruise built by DeFever Yachts is ready to go anywhere. Whether you are looking for a year around live aboard or a yacht to cruise islands or simply entertain family and friends nearshore, she has it all.  This specific 53 benefits from some serious upgrading including all new Furuno NavNet 3D electronics, Trac stabilizers, bow thruster, stern thruster, video system, low hours,twin gens and much more.  She is without question the nicest 53 DeFever in service today and must be seen to believe. This elegant yacht has three staterooms each featuring an ensuite head plus a dayhead in the main salon, a rarity and incredible feature for a boat this size. The upper deck is absolutely massive and features an outdoor summer kitchen complete with a full size grill and wet bar.  She has seen just 3 owners and is seeking a fourth having never been short of pampered so far while seeing amazing family vacations, gorgeous sunsets and has even been the main feature of a wedding a few years ago. All the while, she keeps doing what she has been built to do best, creating memories that last a life time.  Don’t miss this once in a life time chance to own a truly exceptional DeFever 53.

Please call or email to arrange an appointment for showings or to obtain more information. 

 

 

Key Features and Updates

Just 2600 original hours on Caterpillar 3208’s

Six A/C Units (Cruisair) --salon, galley, pilot house, three staterooms

New five zone forced air boiler heating system

Bow and stern thrusters with remotes

Niad Stabilizers

Twin generators (20 and 8)

Real teak and holly floors

Full exterior nonskid decks 

Three staterooms ensuite plus Day head off salon

Kenmore Elite appliances 

Free stranding furniture 

Custom outdoor kitchen on the bridge

Audio and visual in every room

 

Over $175,000.00 has been spent in recent updates

All new Furuno 3D electronics package, upper and lower helms

New headliner and LED lights 

New Teak blinds 

New polycarbonate aft deck enclosure 

Updated heads with Vacuflush toilets

Teak and holly floors throughout and in heads 

New Bosch washer and dryer

Fusion speakers on bridge 

New Nick Jackson Co. Davit 

New bridge helm seat 

Engine room and aft cameras 

New Xantrex inverter / charger 


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Vessel Information

Wheel House

  • Large leather bench seating with storage below
  • Wing Doors to fore and aft decks
  • (2) large chart drawers
  • (2) large storage areas to port and starboard
  • Electrical panel to port
  • Caterpillar engine gauges

Electronics

  • Complete Furuno Package 3-D Multifunction Package

Lower Helm:

  • (2) Furuno NavNet 3D multifunction displays and Chartplotters
  • Simrad Auto Pilot
  • Inverter / Charger 
  • iCom VHF 
  • Side Power Bow thruster controls
  • Side Power Stern thruster controls
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Trac stabilizer controls
  • AIS Broadcast
  • Upper Helm:
  • Furuno NavNet 3-D multifunction displays and Chartplotter
  • Morse engine controls
  • Analog engine gauges

 Galley

  • Kenmore Elite side by side refrigerator and freezer with water and ice on door
  • Kenmore Elite (4) burner stove top 
  • Kenmore Elite Oven
  • Double sink
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Built-in microwave oven / Convection Oven
  • Kenmore Elite Dishwasher
  • Abundant storage above and below 
  • Corian counter tops
  • Disposal

Salon

  • New Day Head remolded with vacuflush toilet and sink with storage beneath
  • Real teak and holly flooring
  • Whisper Wall headliner with LED Lights
  • Teak blinds
  • Sofa 
  • (2) comfortable slip-covered swivel chairs 
  • Coffee table
  • Desk and Chair
  • (2) Swivel bar stools
  • Samsung blu-ray disk player; Direct TV receiver
  • Philips IPOD player with RF remote; Kenwood receiver
  • Monster Cable speaker selector (for speakers on bow, flybridge, pilot house, salon, aft deck, master stateroom)
  • 42" Samsung HDTV
  • Polk audio sound bar

 Aft Deck

  • Full indoor/outdoor carpeting
  • Polycarbonate windows 
  • Love seat and two matching arm chairs
  • Teak folding table with six teak folding chairs  

 Swim Platform

  • Ladder down from Aft Deck
  • Fresh Water Wash Down on Platform

 Master Stateroom

  • Private access from salon down spiral staircase
  • New air-conditioning unit
  • New Bosch washer and dryer forward toward engine room in stand alone closet
  • Centerline queen-size bed with memory foam mattress and storage drawers
  • Two built-in bedside tables with lamps and storage drawers
  • Port side: full-length hanging locker, lighted vanity with seat and storage drawers; settee w/storage; additional storage cabinet
  • Starboard side: 5-drawer storage dresser and 5.5 feet of hanging locker storage
  • Additional storage closet under staircase (contains a 24-bottle Avanti wine cooler)
  • Full-length mirror
  • 22-inch Sharp flat-screen TV with DVD player
  • Updated ensuite head and shower stall
  • Vacuflush head

VIP Stateroom

  • Access from pilot house down L-shaped staircase
  • Queen-size walk-around bed with memory foam mattress and storage drawers
  • One built-in bedside table with storage drawers
  • Lighted vanity with seat and additional storage
  • 4-drawer dresser with lamp
  • Full-length hanging locker
  • Full-length mirror
  • 19-inch Toshiba flat-screen TV with DVD player
  • Hanging locker
  • Multi drawer dresser
  • Updated ensuite head and shower stall
  • Vacuflush head 

Guest Stateroom

  • Forward of VIP 
  • Two single-size beds, both with memory foam mattresses
  • Five large storage drawers and additional storage locations
  • Lighted vanity with seat and additional storage
  • Full-length hanging locker
  • Full-length mirror
  • 19-inch Sharp flat-screen TV with DVD player
  • Desk with mirror and storage beneath
  • Updated ensuite head and shower stall
  • Vacuflush head

Engine Room

  • Twin Caterpllar 3208-T diesel engines
  • 2 Onan Generators (8kw and 20kw)
  • Battery charging system
  • New Inverter with lower helm controls 
  • Bow and stern thrusters Side-Power CE170 TC (24V, 5 bladed, twin counter rotating); two remotes; fixed controller in pilot house
  • Trac Stabilizers; digital control with speed feedback
  • Dual Racor filiters on engones
  • Single Racor filters on generators
  • Fuel transfer system (4 tanks)
  • Fireboy fire system
  • New forced air 5 zone boiler heating system
  • Fresh water filter system
  • Twin 20 gal. hot water heaters

Flybridge

  • Access via stairs from lower helm
  • Bimini covered helm area
  • New center helm chair 
  • L-shaped under cover settee seating to port and bench seating to starboard of captain's chair
  • Aft of helm area is large open deck with safety railing
  • Seating and dining table aft of settee to port 
  • Summer kitchen with sink, electric grill and U-line refrigerator 
  • New fully electric Nick Jackson Co. davit  

Foredeck

  • 55 psi dock water pressure regulator
  • Maxwell winch; 75 lb Super Max anchor (3 way adjustable); Fortress 37 (lunch hook and backup)
  • Two 50-amp service plugs; 125-volt (15-amp) plug (maintains essential power while in a yard)
  • Two 50-ft 50-amp power cords; two 25-ft 50-amp power cords; 125 volt power cord
  • 10-foot-wide bow seat with Sunbrella cover
  • Large bench seating with cushions and storage beneath
  • Forward washdown accessed under bench.
  • Fortress anchor with 150' of chain (spare anchor on flybridge)
  • 50-amp shore power cord connection
  • Large walk around decks on port and starboard sides leading to aft deck
  • Varnished hand and toe rails throughout