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MATTHEW H Yacht for Sale

68' Defever | 1987 | $235,000

Conception Bay South, NL, Canada

Matthew H Yacht | 68' Defever 1987

Specifications

Length: 68’

Beam: 16’ 

Draft: 5’ 6”

Built: 1987 

Builder: DeFever Motor Yachts, Taiwan

Net Tonnage: 44

Main Engines: 2x 375 HP Caterpillar 3208 Turbocharged, Aftercooled

Approximate hours on main engines: 5,100

Generator: 1x 15 kilowatt Onan diesel

Fuel Type: Diesel

Fuel Capacity: 6,900 litres

Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Max Speed: 12 knots

Range at 8.7 knots with 10% reserve: 1,500 nautical miles

Fresh Water Capacity: 1,000 litres

Number of Cabins: 3

Number of Heads: 3

Hull Material: Fiberglass with Divinycell core

 

General Description

 

The Matthew H is a heavily customized cabin cruiser that is well suited for long voyages or to be used as a live aboard. The vessel was originally built in 1987 in Taiwan as a DeFever 47 Performance Offshore Cruiser, a design that provides for interior space that is second to none in its class. The current owner acquired the vessel in 1992 and lengthened aft by 15' in 1997. The lengthening gave the vessel: 

- an 18' aft deck, over half of which is sheltered, 

- a large lazarette that features tremendous storage space, a large fuel tank, and a passive stability roll reduction tank that naturally counteracts the rolling motion of the vessel,

- a control station that allows for easy maneuvering and single-handed operation.

 

A bulbous bow and bow puppet was added to provide anchor clearance from the bulbous bow. This addition resulted in 22% better fuel efficiency at hull speed with is about 9.6 knots. Another big improvement was 60-70% reduction in pitch movements. 

 

In 2018, the vessel underwent a full exterior refit whereby all hardware was removed, and the exterior received 2 coats of gelcoat with Duratec additive for additional gloss finish. The vessel has since been dry docked in 2020 and 2021. The underwater hull was cleaned and coated with antifouling during each of those dockings.  

 

For the past two years, as a hobby, the vessel has been used to shipwreck hunt off the Grand Banks, up to 70 nautical miles offshore, using modern multibeam technology. Because of the smooth benefit of the passive flume tank, no furniture is lashed or secured and has not moved in up to 30 knots of winds and associated Grand Banks’ swells.

 

Accommodations

 

The vessel's unique design provides for ample interior and exterior accommodation and entertaining spaces. Space highlights include:

- Forward cabin with v-berth, wet head, and hanging closet with lighting 

- Middle cabin with bunk beds, desk, and hanging closet with lighting. The middle cabin may be accessed by a second door from the master cabin and the bunks can convert to a couch to allow the space to be used as a study

- Full beam Master cabin with queen sized bed, hanging closets with lighting, storage drawers, makeup desk, and private head

- Bathtub enclosure that is accessible from middle washroom or Master cabin washroom

- Wheelhouse with fixed pedestal Captain’s chairs providing excellent visibility and comfort when underway

- Galley and seating area open to wheelhouse (galley up arrangement) fitted with Sub Zero fridge and freezer, electric stove and oven, double stainless-steel sink, microwave, and ample storage space

- Saloon with pull out couch, loveseat, fridge, ice maker (new 2022), and wet bar

- Lazarette accessed via a stairwell from the aft deck that contains significant storage space, oil and electric furnaces, fuel tank. Vessel can heat to 30C in -15C weather very easily. 

- Aft deck with large sheltered area, ample space for seating, full size propane BBQ, and a control station to allow for easy maneuvering. The vessel is fitted with a swim platform mounted on the transom that is accessible by ladder from the aft deck. 

- Large flybridge with ample seating and storage spaces that may be covered by canvas Bimini top

Teak interior with teak and holly decks throughout cabins, wheelhouse and galley. Wheelhouse, galley, saloon decks currently covered with carpet.

Interior and exterior spaces are fitted with speakers tied to the vessel’s stereo system, which includes zone selection, a 400-watt amplifier, and Bluetooth connectivity.

 

The vessel is fitted with a security system with motion sensors inside the accommodations and sirens inside and outside of the accommodations. 

 

Propulsion & Thruster

 

The vessel’s twin screw, twin rudder arrangement combined with a bow thruster makes it highly maneuverable.

 

The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3208 Turbo Charged, Aftercooled marine diesel engines, each producing 375 HP. The engines are sea water cooled and are fitted with Walker AIRSEP air intake filters, Micro Commander electronic engine controls with automatic synchronization, 160-amp alternators (new 2021), analog gauges at each helm station with all information converted and made available to the vessel’s NMEA 2000 network. 

 

Both engines have just over 5,000 running hours and have been serviced regularly by Caterpillar technicians. Vessel has never been operated above 10 knots for extended periods. Most steaming has been at 8 to 9.5 knots. We enjoy the ride and have never been in a rush to end it. The insulation was removed from the exhaust piping of each main engine in 2022 after which the piping was visually inspected and upgraded as required. New insulation jackets were then fabricated and installed on the exhaust piping of each engine. Both engine exhausts are wet exhausts and exit the vessel at the transom.

 

The engines are each connected to two Aquamet 22 stainless steel shafts that are fitted with Spurs rope cutters and Hawboldt Mega 4 high performance 4-blade propellers. One set of Spurs was replaced in 2021 and the other was serviced at that time. One new Spurs assembly and two service kits are included. Both propellers were cleaned and confirmed to be in line with spec in 2020. The shafts are connected to the vessel’s bonding system and are also fitted with zinc anodes, which were replaced in 2021. A spare set of 4-blade propellers and pulling equipment is included and stored onboard.

 

The vessel is fitted with two rudders, which are connected to the vessel’s bonding system and are also fitted with zinc anodes. The complete hydraulic steering system was overhauled and upgraded in 2022 consisting of two Capilano 1275 helms (both new 2022), one electric driven hydraulic steering pump connected to the vessel’s autopilot (serviced 2022), two hydraulic rams, and a header tank. 

 

The vessel is fitted with a Vetus 110 kgf electric bow thruster, which had a new propeller installed on it in 2021.

 

Electrical System

 

The vessel’s electrical system includes:

- 12 VDC, 110VAC, and 220VAC 60 Hz circuits

- 110 V 30 amp and 220 V 50 amp shore power connections on port and starboard sides of forward deck, all tied to an isolation transformer

- One 15 kw Onan diesel generator with sound enclosure, sea water cooled (new sea water pump installed 2021), wet exhaust

- Two 160 amp alternators, one on each main engine (new 2021)

- One 40 amp battery charger, mainly use as backup to invertor charger

- One Victron Energy MultiPlus 12 volt/3000 VA/120 amp inverter charger with remote control head in wheelhouse (new 2021)

- Battery bank isolators and automatic combiners allowing for automatic charging with protection against hotel loads drawing from starting battery banks

- Canada Energy batteries all replaced in 2020/21 consisting of the following banks:

-- Four 8D main engine starting batteries (two per engine)

-- Four 8D hotel/inverter batteries

-- Two 8D bow thruster batteries  

-- One 8D tender davit winch battery

-- One 4D generator starting battery

- Analog and digital volt meters

- Ground fault detection system

- Bonding system linking all thru hull fittings, shafts, shaft struts, and rudders to two transom mounted zinc anodes, tested and checked annually.

 

Electronics

 

The vessel has three control stations, one located in the wheelhouse where most of the electronics are found, one located on the flybridge, and one on the aft deck. 

 

The vessel is fitted with a NMEA 2000 network and is prewired for an ethernet network and ethernet based camera system. Many pieces of the vessel’s electronics are tied together to allow for ease of use, access at multiple locations, and redundancy. For example, the two satellite compasses provide heading information to a multiplexer that feeds that information to other devices. If one compass fails, the multiplexer automatically switches to the second unit. Also, waypoints or routes may be created and activated on either of the plotters and the vessel’s autopilot will follow it. 

 

The wheelhouse electronics consist of:

- Furuno Navnet vx2 plotter/12.5 kilowatt radar with RDP-149 display

- Raymarine E120 plotter/radar/sounder

- PC with electronic chart navigation system

- Northstar 941x differential GPS

- Furuno SC60 satellite compass

- Furuno SCX21 satellite compass

- Comnav 1101 autopilot with analog rudder angle indicator

- Icom M120 VHF connected to 18’ Shakespeare antenna

- Icom M502 DSC VHF connected to 8’ Shakespeare antenna

- Icom MA-510TR class B AIS transponder connected to 8’ Shakespeare antenna mounted on a 10’ extension

- Raymarine ST60 anemometer

- Standard Horizon SL50 speed log

- Davis Weather Monitor II weather station

- Search light control

- Maxwell windlass control with chain counter digital display

- Microcommander electronic engine controls

- Bow thruster control

 

New tempered 3/8 window glass was ordered last year to replace original 6mm forward window glass. Due to Covid, the glass finally arrived a month ago and was installed. 

 

The flybridge electronics consist of:

- Raymarine E120 plotter/radar/sounder

- Raymarine 49 VHF connected to 8’ Shakespeare antenna

- Comnav 1101 autopilot remote

- Microcommander engine controls

- Bow thruster control 

- Maxwell windlass control 

- Search light control

 

The aft control station electronics consist of:

- Raymarine E120 plotter/radar/sounder

- Comnav 1101 autopilot remote

- Microcommander engine controls

- Bow thruster control 

 

The vessel is fitted with three thru hull transducers, one for a Furuno DFF3D system, one for a Furuno Wassp F3X system, and one for a Furuno TZ Touch 3 system. Only the transducers are installed onboard, not the associated systems mentioned.  

 

Fuel System

 

The vessel is fitted with 3 diesel fuel tanks, two 750 litre tanks in the engine room and one 5,400 litre tank in the lazarette. All three tanks tie into supply and return manifolds located in the engine room. The manifolds allow for easy selection of supply and return tanks for the vessel’s two main engines and generator. The manifolds are also connected to fuel transfer pumps that are located in the engine room, which allows for transfer of fuel between any of the tanks. Racor filter and water separator units are fitted on the supply lines to each main engine and generator. 

 

Fresh Water System

 

The vessel’s fresh water system consists of:

- 500 gallon per day reverse osmosis fresh water maker

- 1,000 litre fresh water tank located under the bed in the master cabin

- Jabsco Par Max 4 pressure-controlled pump

- Burcam 2-gallon pressure tank

- Rainfresh water filter 

- Ultra Violet water filter

- Kuuma 11-gallon stainless steel hot water heater connected to starboard main engine cooling system and 110v coil 

 

Black Water System

 

Each of the vessel’s three heads are fitted with macerator pumps and lines to discharge overboard or to the vessel’s holding tank. The holding tank is fitted with lines to a macerator pump for discharge overboard or to a deck fitting for pump out. The lines to the holding tank and the holding tank macerator pump are currently not in service. 

 

Heating & Cooling Systems

 

The vessel is fitted with a 180,000 btu diesel furnace and a 9kw electric boiler, both of which are tied to hot water radiators providing heat throughout the accommodations allowing year-round comfort in cold climates. A big advantage to this system is with the piping running through the bilges, in the shoulder seasons and winter, it provides heat in the bottom of the boat making her very dry and fresh throughout the year.

 

The vessel is also fitted with four Marine Air Systems 16,000 btu heat pumps with digital displays, which provide heating and cooling throughout the accommodations. 

 

Bilge Pump & Alarm System

 

The vessel is fitted with electric bilge pumps at the locations below that can be operated manually or automatically with float switches next to each pump. 

- Under forward cabin and forward engine room

- Engine room (2)

- Under aft cabins

- Lazarette (2)

- Steering Flat (2)

 

The bilge pump system includes indicator lights and an alarm at the wheelhouse control station to alert the operator when one of the vessel’s bilge pumps has been activated. 

 

In addition to the electric bilge pump system, the engine room is fitted with a manual bilge pump. For further redundancy and security, each of the main engine sea water intakes are plumbed with fittings to allow for lines to the engine room bilge to be connected so that they can suck water from the bilge. 

 

Key bilge areas are fitted with high water level sensors, which activate indicator lights and alarms at the wheelhouse control station.

 

Tender 

 

A tender is stowed on the top deck, aft of the flybridge and is launched over the starboard side using a stainless steel davit and electric winch. The tender is a Bombard 420 WB Explorer rigid inflatable boat, fitted with a Johnson 40 HP commercial 2-stroke outboard motor with electric start. A steering console with speed log and compass and bench seat allows for comfortable cruising. When stowed onboard the vessel, the tender’s battery may be connected to the vessel’s electrical system for charging. A fitted cover protects the tender from the elements.  

 

Life Saving Equipment 

 

The vessel is equipped with all life saving equipment currently required by Transport Canada. In addition, the vessel is equipped with two Crew Saver Mariner six-person life rafts that are stored on the top deck, aft of the flybridge. The life rafts were installed in 2019 and are due for their first service end of 2022. 

 

The vessel is equipped with a Kannad 406 emergency location transmitter.

Each cabin is fitted with fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors. 

 

The engine room is fitted with a Fireboy 150 MA Halon automatic fire extinguishing system, which may also be activated manually from the wheelhouse. 

 

The engine room also has a Spaceman 1211 Halon automatic fire extinguishing system. The lazarette has a Spaceman 1211 Halon automatic fire extinguishing system.  

 

Deck Equipment

 

The vessel is fitted with a Maxwell 2200 electric windlass with capstan on the forward deck, which may be controlled by foot pedals on the forward deck or from remote located at the wheelhouse and flybridge control stations. The wheelhouse remote features a Maxwell Auto Anchor 500C digital display with chain counter. The vessel is equipped with a 90-pound Danforth anchor connected to 220’ of 3/8” galvanized chain, which is stored in a chain locker just below the windlass. 

 

The vessel is fitted with a stainless steel davit that has a electric winch powered by a dedicated 8D battery. The winch is fitted with high strength synthetic rope.  

 

The vessel is fitted with fresh water wash down fittings on the forward and aft decks. In addition, a sea water wash down fitting is located on the aft deck.

 

A set of exterior covers for wheelhouse and saloon windows is included. 

Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Ocean Yacht Sales Limited.

Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but can’t guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal from that yacht market without notice. She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.

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Matthew H HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yacht Details: 68' Defever 1987
  • Location: Conception Bay South, NL, Canada
  • Engines: Caterpillar
  • Last Updated: Jan 11, 2024
  • Asking Price: $235,000
  • Maximum Speed: 12 kn
  • Max Draft: 5' 6''

Matthew H additional information

Specifications
  • Cruising Speed: 10 kn
  • Maximum Speed: 12 kn
  • Beam: 16' 0''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 5' 6''
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 6900|liter
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 1000|liter
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3

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Defever YACHTS SALES REPORT

LOA (ft)
BOAT BRAND
YEAR
SOLD PRICE (USD)
SOLD DATE
DAYS ACTIVE
LOCATION
40
DeFever
1985
$55,000
Aug, 23
711
Long Beach, CA, USA
78
DeFever
1989
$375,000
Apr, 22
1497
San Diego, CA, USA
63
DeFever
2001
$698,036
Jan, 22
822
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
60
DeFever
1990
$140,000
Aug, 22
357
Central Square, NY, USA
59
DeFever
2016
$704,440
Mar, 23
56
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
54
DeFever
1971
$95,000
Feb, 22
155
Ferndale, WA, USA
53
DeFever
1988
$270,000
Jul, 23
77
Jacksonville, FL, USA
53
DeFever
1988
$300,000
Oct, 22
159
USA
53
DeFever
1988
$300,000
Oct, 22
138
Grasonville, MD, USA
52
DeFever
2008
$394,017
Apr, 23
102
MARMARİS, Turkey
50
DeFever
2006
$575,000
Jun, 23
127
Everett, WA, USA
49
DeFever
1989
$191,500
Jul, 23
70
Johns Island, SC, USA
49
DeFever
1982
$199,000
Jun, 23
118
Port Orchard, WA, USA
49
DeFever
2001
$317,450
Mar, 23
323
Destin, FL, USA
49
DeFever
2006
$350,000
Dec, 22
72
Chester, MD, USA
49
DeFever
2002
$323,500
Dec, 22
151
Grasonville, MD, USA
49
DeFever
2002
$323,500
Dec, 22
123
Grasonville, MD, USA
49
DeFever
1979
$205,000
Sep, 22
101
Tacoma, WA, USA
49
DeFever
2001
$200,000
Sep, 22
170
Orange Beach, AL, USA
49
DeFever
1985
$265,000
Jul, 22
111
Tacoma, WA, USA
49
DeFever
2002
$234,000
Apr, 22
103
Venice, FL, USA
49
DeFever
2018
$750,000
Feb, 22
419
Seattle, WA, USA
47
DeFever
1987
$102,862
May, 22
234
Victoria Harbour, ON, Canada
46
DeFever
2008
$470,000
Mar, 23
99
Bellingham, WA, USA
44
DeFever
1995
$115,000
Jul, 23
42
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
44
DeFever
1988
$160,000
Mar, 23
36
Bellingham, WA, USA
44
DeFever
2003
$323,280
Mar, 23
171
Ladysmith, BC, Canada
44
DeFever
1999
$250,000
Feb, 23
60
Jacksonville, FL, USA
44
DeFever
1995
$90,000
Oct, 22
71
Wilmington, CA, USA
44
DeFever
2001
$295,000
Sep, 22
62
Southport, NC, USA
44
DeFever
1987
$130,000
Sep, 22
55
Treasure Island, FL, USA
44
DeFever
1999
$44,000
Sep, 22
171
Englewood, FL, USA
44
DeFever
1988
$159,000
Jul, 22
34
Chesapeake, VA, USA
44
DeFever
1988
$146,000
May, 22
197
San Pedro, CA, USA
44
DeFever
1984
$141,250
May, 22
48
San Diego, CA, USA
44
DeFever
2005
$155,000
Mar, 22
204
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
44
DeFever
1982
$105,000
Feb, 22
101
Sandusky, OH, USA
43
DeFever
1978
$78,000
Jul, 23
49
Mobile, AL, USA
43
DeFever
1979
$70,000
Dec, 22
57
North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
41
DeFever
1983
$20,500
May, 23
47
Melbourne, FL, USA
41
DeFever
1981
$48,000
Mar, 23
147
Novato, CA, USA
41
DeFever
1981
$18,000
Mar, 23
28
Fall River, MA, USA
41
DeFever
1983
$69,000
Dec, 22
69
Georgetown, MD, USA
41
DeFever
1986
$62,000
Feb, 22
139
Alameda, CA, USA
41
DeFever
1982
$49,900
Feb, 22
28
Cape Haze, FL, USA
40
DeFever
1977
$55,000
Jul, 23
201
San Diego, CA, USA
40
DeFever
1973
$30,000
May, 23
1000
San Diego, CA, USA
40
DeFever
1975
$66,000
Feb, 23
184
Iuka, MS, USA
40
DeFever
1985
$185,000
Sep, 22
86
Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
40
DeFever
1985
$58,000
Aug, 22
126
USA
40
DeFever
1985
$58,000
Aug, 22
125
Tavernier, FL, USA
34
DeFever
1974
$50,000
May, 23
20
Dania, FL, USA
34
DeFever
1974
$37,500
Jan, 23
163
Miami, FL, USA
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