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Old 11-05-2013, 08:27   #1
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43 vs 44 Defever

Has anyone found or know the real difference between these vessels? I have a friend that has a 43 and wants to sell her to me since he is buying a different boat. What I know is from researching the web and various forums on Defevers. What I've been told is the 43's have a solid fiberglass hull and the 44's have a cored fiberglass hull. His 43 didn't come with teak side decks and doesn't have water leaks besides in the v-birth sunroof hatch, but was fixed years ago. The are both displacement hulls and typically come with twin Lehmans (which I like). Any help in understanding or links you know of about these 43's would be very helpful. Thanks,
Recently sold my 34' CHB trawler
Olympia, WA USA
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:56   #2
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Re: 43 vs 44 Defever

Good luck figuring that one out. I've been trying to determine any significant differences for several years. I'd really like to see the hulls together out of the water. I think the 45s had a much harder chine aft but I don't think there are any real differences between a 43 and 44 hull. I assume you are aware of the Defever Cruisers: DeFever Designs: DeFever Cruisers - A Club for Yachting Enthusiasts with a Passion for DeFever Vessels and the Cruising Life!
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