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1974 34′ DeFever Passagemaker

1974 34′ DeFever Passagemaker boat for sale

Model Length:
34 ft
CAD $68,500
Oak Bay Victoria, BC
Boat Name:
Number of Engines:
Fuel Type:
YW Number:

Listing Broker

Tony Roberts, CA(SA), MBA

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC



Full refit 2005

One of only a few that were built in the Unites States.

This unique trawler boasts a low hours engine to provide years of reliable , safe and economical enjoyment and lifestyle for that discerning couple.

BONUS.  Moorage assumable at Oak Bay Marina.

The Pacific NorthWest and beyond awaits.

Check the specs and call Tony to arrange a private showing.

Please note…more ( better) pictures to follow soon.



34 ft 4 in
34 ft
Beam Measure:
12 ft 3 in
3 ft 4 in
Number of Heads:
Number of Cabins:
Number of double berths:
Fuel Tanks#:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
300 gal
Fresh Water Tanks#:
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
50 gal
Holding Tanks#:
Holding Tanks Capacity:
25 gal


Engine #1

Volvo Penta
TAMD 41 -200hp
Fuel Type:


Volvo Turbo Diesel 200 hp TAMD 41 NEW in 2005  Approx. 1000 hours.
Engine serial # 2204143122
PSS dripless prop shaft bearing (2005)
Prop shaft with 3 blade prop, and spare (2005)
Exhaust system and muffler (2005)
Filters Parker/Racor 75/500 ‘dual’ diesel filter system with ‘easy switch’ manifold (2013)
Oil change system Jacobson power change. (2005)
The engine room had a complete make-over in 2005.
Along with a new cutlass bearing as well as new wiring, tanks , plumbing and fittings. Refit meets most ABYC standards and the reported cost was over $50,000. U.S.D.
Cruising range is approx. 800 miles at7-8knots.

GenSet ONAN MDKD 8kW approx 1995 hours since 2005 and full overhaul in 2018 including new heat exchanger and zincs.


The open concept galley is to the starboard with large windows for natural daylight.

Stainless steel sink with pressurized H/C water.  Microwave oven , Electric stove/oven combo,  Princess 110vac 3 burner (12v or 110) ,  Large Nova Kool RFU8000, New 2005 ( 12v or 110) refrigerator/freezer and ample storage for pantry items.

Hot water    via engine or elec.

The L-shaped dinette ( seating for 6) is to port that converts to an addition berth.

Barbeque    2007 Dickinson S/S Marine SBQ

NOTE interior cabin headroom… of 6 ‘ 5″


Just three steps down to the large master cabin.  Configured as two singles or one very large berth.

Ample storage with hanging locker and drawers.

The Ensuite head offers a full size vanity and standup shower.

Elec. head with freshwater flush to macerator/holding tank. (2005)

Jabsco macerator model 18590  1000w New 2013.

While the 34 DeFever was designed as a “couples” yacht, sometimes you need accommodations for an overnight guest.

The dinette will convert to a berth quite easily.

Cabin heat is provided by a Diesel Sigmar 180.  The most advanced diesel cabin heat available today. New 2005

Interior wall covering and headliner renewed 2005.


There is also a H/C shower in the cockpit to rinse off after walking the dog on the beach.

Also note there are his/hers jackets embroidered with the image of the yacht on the front and the name on the back.  ( see pictures)

Electronics and special equipment

Chart plotters   2 Garmin Marine 3210  (2009)  with Garmin GSD network expander module, GSD sounder module, Garmin Marine radar and 2 Garmin G-2 Blue Chart chips.

Compass     Ritchie  4″

VHF   Uniden Solara (2005)

Stereo   JVC am/fm/CD marine.

De-humidifier   “Eva-Dry” EDV 1100 ( 2013)

Fishing: Scotty Downrigger and mount.    Ample storage for fishing gear.


Charging    Heavy duty, 40 amp Xantrex.

HD alternator  (2009)  on main engine to charge bank of D-8 house batteries, also connected to an AGM house battery and Blue Sea charger system  ( 2015)

Inverter   1000w  12v to 120 fused.

60 amp  12v 4 fuse additional sub panel  (2012)

Start battery  SRM 4D  (2013)

GenSet battery (2013)

Bow Thruster batteries     2 X AGM 79 Deep Cycle 12v dedicated to bow thruster only. connected to a 24v Power Tender 3 stage charger/maintainer  (2012)

Shore Power  30amp cable and regulation switch.

On Deck

Kayak  Patriot 12′  (2007)

Tender   8′ Zodiac Zoom 240 (serial # FR-XDCX3657H607, with 4 hp Mariner kicker ( rail mount)

Tender davit system   Weaver S/S swim grid mount (2012)

Cockpit access doors and starboard helm door new in 2008 built by cabinet maker from solid Honduran mahogany.

Cockpit doors “Slide” open allowing more space in the cockpit for seating.  Allows for extending living space.

Ground tackle    40 lb S/S Delta anchor on 300 feet of chain.  connected to a Horizon windless ( rewired 2005) with dual rope/chain capstans and a S/S bow pulpit and roller.   Deck switch ( 2005)  60 lb Danforth (spare)

Access from the dock via the transom gate on the starboard side from the Teak swim platform.

On the flybridge    Fully functioning helm , Bimini and a Mast with Boom to assist with lifting heavy items.

Lazarette hatch in the cockpit provide plenty of storage for crab pots, fishing gear, spare parts etc.

Below the water line

The 34 DeFever Passagemaker was built in Costa Mesa California by Art Defever and Jensen Marine.   Her round-bilge, full- displacement hull has a deep keel and a large rudder for directional stability.   With a flared bow, sharp entry and deep forefoot, these provide you with a dry and comfortable ride in offshore conditions.

Built on a solid fibreglass hull, ( core sample on-board), the 34 sedan is well suited for a cruising couple.

Bow Thruster   A must have with a single engine trawler.

The Volvo CT-600 QL was professionally installed in 2012 by Blackline Marine and Raven Marine, Sidney B.C.  While the ship runs a 12 volt system, it was recommended that the bow thruster be fitted with  it’s own dedicated power supply at 24 volts.   Due to the operating of a bow thruster, with quick on/ off handling, they can get hot and develop issues with only a 12v system.  Pretty smart.

The last full haul out was in July 2015 with FULL service below the waterline provided by Raven Marine.

The last service below the waterline was done on Feb 06 2018 by Scuba Scrubbers.

They noted that the paint was in good condition and new zincs were applied.  Pictures available upon viewing.

Regular maintenance of “Sophie” has been conducted by Gartside Marine at the Oak Bay Marina.

All invoices of work done are available and will stay with the yacht.


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.

1974 34′ DeFever Passagemaker

Listing Broker

Tony Roberts, CA(SA), MBA

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC


1974 34′ DeFever Passagemaker

Listing Broker

Tony Roberts, CA(SA), MBA

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC