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1999 DeFever 44 Ft

Englewood, Florida


"Kat's Meow" will make a Great Loop Boat or a Livaboard!! Built on a full displacement hull, she provides a sturdy ride with great visibility through panorama windows and easy access to side decks via port and starboard doors. She has an enormous aft deck perfect for entertaining, roomy two-stateroom interior with galley aft and fullbeam master with tons of storage space. And her walk in engine room with near-standing headroom is a conscientious boat owner's dream come true!


Essex Boat Works is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Kat's Meow
Make: DeFever
Model: 44 Ft
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CTF44107I899
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 44 ft / 13.41 m
Length Overall: 44 ft / 13.41 m
Beam: 14'9 ft / 4.50 m
Min Draft: 4.58 ft
Displacement: 44,000 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 135
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1930
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 135
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1947
Total Engine Power: 270hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Trawlers

Walk Through

Board via opening rail gates on both port and starboard to the main aft deck. Head up from here to the expansive flybridge, up again to the dinghy storage and crane which is the roof over the main aft deck. Below a few steps in the nearly full beam main salon with exits both port and starboard to wide side decks. The galley is U-shaped and lies to port with a convenient opening pass-through window back to the aft main deck. From the main salon, aft is the large owners stateroom with centerline bed, abundant hanging lockers and drawer storage and en suite head with separate sand-alone shower. Moving forward from the main salon is another large quest stateroom with more hanging lockers, drawer storage and a 2nd en suite head. From this space you access the full beam large engine room.


Main Salon

Includes a protected helm during running is rough weather. Big windows, three doors, lots of storage.

  • L-shaped sofa to port forward of Galley
  • 6ft. 8in head room
  • Starboard and port sliding pilot port doors for easy passage to side decks
  • Book shelf above galley pass-through
  • Electric panel forward
  • Large 2.5’ chart drawer
  • Counter space running aft to galley
  • Side-by-side refrigeration/freezer below countertop - replaced 2016



 A fully functional galley with plenty of light, ventilation, counter & storage space. Food prep here is as easy as in a gourmet kitchen at home. All the while separate from the salon yet in the same open floor plan.

  • U-shaped galley to port
  • Full height pantry offers a huge amount of galley storage
  • 3-burner electric stove
  • (2) Opening ports for great ventilation
  • Large pass-through space to salon, great for entertaining
  • Aft opening port allows for easy pass through to aft-deck wet bar
  • (8) Overhead storage cabinets
  • top-loading storage compartment under counter
  • (4) pull-out drawers below counter
  • (4) below-counter storage cabinets
  • (4) 120V outlets
  • (2) Norcold below-counter refrigerators w/ freezer boxes below starboard countertop



Master Stateroom Aft

The master stateroom features a queen island berth with night stands on either side, lots of storage both port and starboard, hanging lockers, drawers and shelving. Six side opening ports and two large aft-opening ports. The ensuite head compartment features a Vacuflush toilet, large counter top, sink and separate shower stall.

  • Aft cabin owner’s suite, four steps below galley
  • 6’7’’ headroom
  • walk-around centerline queen bed
  • (2) Bedside nightstand cabinets with large counters w/ 3 drawers each
  • (1) 120V outlet at each nightstand
  • (2) Brass reading lights
  • (8) Large stainless steel opening ports for ventilation
  • (5) Hanging locker cabinets, cedar lined
  • (10) large pull-out storage drawers
  • 2’ mirrored makeup vanity with shelf storage behind
  • (4) overhead lights
  • Utility room to starboard
  • Folding countertop w/ storage cabinet below
  • Private head to port
  • VacuFlush head - Freshwater flush


Forward Cabin

  • King-size V-berth with removable center filler-piece
  • Four-step companionway entry from main salon
  • (4) side opening ports
  • (1) large overhead opening hatch
  • (2) storage shelves
  • Large hanging locker and shelving storage compartment
  • (1) pull out drawer
  • (2) below berth storage compartments
  • Private en-suite head
  • Vacu-flush Head - Fresh water flush
  • Vanity mirror on forward bulkhead

Aft Deck

Huge main aft deck, connected to the flybridge and main salon.

  • Hard top for protection from the sun and rain
  • Bimini over the flybridge
  • An electric crane for hoisting the dinghy which is stored on the hard top over the aft deck.
  • Large deck runs entire beam of boat
  • Wet bar
  • Freshwater hose hookup and fold-down counter
  • Large opening port at wet bar for easy pass-through to galley
  • (2) pass-through side access ports
  • (1) stern pass-through port to swim platform
  • 2’ wide fiberglass swim platform with fresh water wash down


Forward & Side Decks

Big, protected, open space forward makes docking and anchoring a breeze. Wide side decks and tall rails allows you to go forward in rough seas and feel protected and safe.

  • Maxwell Anchor Windlass
  • 3’’ teak cap rail around deck
  • Solid stainless steel rail
  • (4) stainless steel eye cleats mounted at bow and side combings
  • 2ft wide side decks
Mechanical Equipment
  • Naiad Stabilizers
  • Phasor Generator replaced in 2005 (3,739 hours)
  • Xantrex Battery Charger
  • Batteries new in 2022
  • Inverter
  • 3 Airconditioning units
  • Maxwell Windlass
  • 100 ft of chain
  • Tender Crane
  • 20 Gal. hot water heater
  • Sea Chest raw water intake


Perkins M135 - 135 hp

Port - 1930 hours

Starboard - 1947 hours

  • Garmin GPS MFD
  • Radar
  • Autopilot
  • Dept sounder
  • VHF
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.

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