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  • Yacht Details 49' Defever 1986
  • Location La Paz, Mexico
  • Engines Ford Lehman
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedApr 18, 2020
  • Asking Price$150,000
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Emma Jo Yacht Description

March 2020 Insurance Survey Available Upon Request for Serious Buyers

"Emma Jo" was designed by the famous Arthur DeFever and was built by "Sen Koh Boat Building" in Taiwan. "Emma Jo" is a raised Pilothouse offshore cruising trawler laid out in the traditional “Plan A” deck plan.  Brought to Mexico from Florida by the current owners this vessel is set-up and equipped to comfortably cruise Mexico's Majestic Sea of Cortez and beyond.

The boat is currently located in Marina de La Paz and the slip is available to pass along to the new owner.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising.  When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and piece of mind.

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  • Make Ford Lehman
  • Model SP 135
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 3360
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type


  • Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn
  • Beam: 15'
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 4' 1''
  • Displacement: 49,000 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 800|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 400|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 35|gallon
  • Max Passengers: 6
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2

General Description

The upper deck is comprised of the pilot house (which we use as an office) and the sun deck, which houses the inflatable dinghy. The settee and hi-lo table converts to a double berth, so the pilot house can also be used as guest quarters. In the starboard forward corner is a curved staircase leading to the accommodation deck.

Accommodations include a master stateroom located midships, with a queen walk around berth and an ensuite head with a (tiny) bathtub and shower. Ample hanging lockers are located on the port side. The guest stateroom is forward, and the typical v-berth arrangement has been stacked into bunk beds, allowing for drawer space and a hanging locker. The guest stateroom is served by its own head, which can also be outfitted as a shower.

The lower deck accommodates the galley, saloon, and covered aft deck (we call it the back porch). The galley is U-shaped, with plenty of counter space. We replaced the standard Jenn-Aire (electric!) household stove and oven and 22 cubic foot household Amana side-by-side refrigerator/freezer in 2012 with a gas cooktop, an energy-efficient 9 cubic foot household fridge, and a Panasonic combination microwave/convection oven.. There’s a large pantry locker, and another large locker holds a Splendide combination washer-dryer. The galley and saloon are separated by a breakfast bar with a bookcase and stemware rack.

The saloon can also be used as sleeping quarters, as it contains a queen-sized hide-a-bed sofa on the port side. Across from the sofa are two matching wicker chairs and a corner entertainment cabin holds a 42″ flat-screen tv and an entertainment system.

The aft deck is set up for enjoying informal al fresco dining, or just admiring the view. A hatch in the deck allows access to the lazarette (we call it the basement), where we store equipment, gear, and supplies. Forward of the lazarette is the engine room. While not exactly a “stand up” engine room, there is a small workbench and ample space to access any necessary machinery.

She’s built on a very heavy fiberglass semi-displacement hull, and while she is unstabilized, she’s got a very sea-kindly way of handling the ocean. The decks and back deck are protected by the sun deck overhangs, and there’s a classic Portuguese bridge that wraps around the front of the pilothouse.



  • Queen-sized sleeper sofa
  • 2 Wicker Side Chairs
  • Teak end table with drawer
  • 2 bar stools
  • Custom teak coffee table with book and game storage
  • Custom entertainment center for tv and stereo equipment


  • 110-Volt Mabe household refrigerator/freezer
  • Edgestar portable ice maker
  • 3-burner Princess propane cook top
  • Panasonic combination convection/microwave oven
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Water: Pressure/Dockside
  • Water Heater: 12-Gallon Raritan
  • Splendide combination washer/vented dryer
  • Corian countertops

Main Stateroom:

  • Queen sized walk-around berth with underbed storage and 4 drawers
  • Custom queen folding mattress
  • Hanging lockers along port side
  • Vanity with large mirror
  • Built-in bedside tables with two drawers each

Forward Stateroom:

  • Cross-stacked single berths
  • Underbed storage
  • Full length hanging locker


  • Radio: ICOM 710 Single Side Band
  • Tuner: ICOM AT 130
  • VHF 1: ICOM 402
  • VHF 2: ICOM M-88
  • Auto Pilot: Simrad AP 26
  • Chart Plotter: Raymarine C-120
  • Radar: Raymarine; Range: 48 Nautical miles. Has radar alarm.
  • GPS: Furuno GP32
  • Compass: Danforth Constellation
  • Stereo: Jensen AM/FM/CD Player
  • Speakers: West Marine bulkhead-mounted
  • Satellite Radio: Sirius radio and antenna
  • TV: 42” LG Smart TV and separate LG CD/DVD Player
  • Depth Sounder: Raymarine
  • Hailer: Ray Jeff
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Raymarine ST 40
  • Satellite Navigation: Raymarine C-120
  • Other Electronics: Engine Synchronizer


  • Batteries: 6 x LTH lead/acid batteries
  • Total Amp Hours: 1320
  • Battery Monitor: Magnum Energy
  • Electrical System: 12V DC/110 – 220 V AC
  • Inverter: Magnum 2812
  • Interior Lighting: 12-Volt LED
  • Battery Charger: Magnum 2812 Automatic
  • Solar Panels: 3 x 360 Watts
  • Dockside Electrical Cables: 50 Amp 220/30 Amp 110
  • Generator: Westerbeke 12.6 BTD
  • Alternator: Amptech 180, 2X70A Motorola
  • Other Electrical System Details: TriStar MPPT-60 controller, TS-RM-2 Remote Panel


  • Anchor: 60 LB Bruce
  • Anchor: 45 LB CQR
  • Anchor: 35 LB Danforth
  • Chain: 300’ 3/8”
  • Anchor Windlass: Wilson Maxwell
  • Anchor Davit/Bow Roller
  • Gates: Port and Starboard midships
  • Rails: Teak
  • Swim Platform with boarding ladder
  • Dinghy Davit: Electric
  • Dinghy/Motor: 9’ A/B RIB with 8.0 Yamaha 2-stroke
  • Windshield wipers: 3
  • Deck Wash Down System: Freshwater, at bow and in cockpit

Covers and curtains:

  • Fly Bridge cover
  • Bimini top
  • Dinghy cover
  • Davit cover
  • Caprail covers
  • Aft-deck enclosure
  • Deck material: fiberglass
  • Mooring lines, fenders, snubber bridle


  • Life Jackets: 6 adult, 2 children’s
  • Life Ring: 1
  • Life Raft: 8-person Offshore


  • Air Conditioner: 3 x CruiseAir 44,000 BTU with Reverse Cycle
  • Bilge pumps: 3 – fwd, midships, aft
  • Raw Water Sea Strainer(s): 5
  • Bilge Blowers: 2
  • Fire Extinguishing System: automatic Halon in engine room; portable CO2 extinguishers (4) throughout vessel
  • Fuel Filters: 2 x Racor
  • Lube Oil Storage & Transfer System: Cans only
  • Freshwater cooling system on engines only
  • Head Types: Overboard, with electric flush & macerator.
  • Holding Tank: Manual, 35 Gal capacity
  • Watermaker: Village Marine STW 400, 360 Gallons/day
  • Propeller: 2 each 26 x 20” four-bladed bronze
  • Steering: Wheel (2) – 1 in pilothouse, 1 on flybridge
  • Hydraulic: Cappilano
  • Transmissions: Twin disc MG5011SCRH


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by La Paz Cruisers Supply & Brokerage.


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