1985 44 ft DeFever 44 Offshore | Anacortes ,WA

  • Price $ 174,000
  • Boat Name Escape Route
  • MAKE / Model DeFever 31CB
  • Builder
  • Construction Fiberglass
  • Length 44 ft
  • Beam 14.75 ft
  • Draft 4.58 ft
  • Cabins 2
  • Engine(s) Ford Lehman, diesel


Two boat owner ready to sell!

"Escape Route" makes a great live-aboard or cruising vessel. Few trawler designs have enjoyed the enduring appeal of the 44' making it the most popular DeFever production design ever with over 150 sold. Heavily constructed on a full displacement hull with a tall, flared bow and plenty of freeboard all around providing a safe and stable ride. Also perfect for entertaining, the DeFever 44’s roomy two-stateroom interior is arranged with the galley aft in the salon where it’s easily reached from the enormous covered aft deck with galley pass-thru window and flybridge with a complete helm station on centerline and passenger seating. Grab rails in the salon overhead are a nice touch, and large windows provide panoramic views of the water. The full-beam master stateroom with ensuite head and separate shower is roomy with tons of storage. Another great feature is the walk-in engine room with workbench and near standing headroom. Twin 135 hp Lehman diesels cruise at 7-8 knots with a range of 1,500 nautical miles. Recent services include complete wax, polished props, fresh bottom paint and zincs. Well cared for and properly maintained.

  • Additional Information

    The DeFever 44 is a no-nonsense twin-cabin, twin-engine trawler capable of long-distance cruising. The heavily built displacement hull has a tall, flared bow and plenty of freeboard all around. The superstructure features a large foredeck, an amidships pilothouse/salon and an open lounge deck aft. Full-length handrails and wide side decks make for safe passage between the fore and aft decks while underway. The 44,000 pound boat is powered by twin 135 hp diesels, placed amidships with tankage and generators in a dedicated engine room that includes a workbench. The spacious aft lounge deck is covered with a hardtop for sun protection. Inside, the main cabin features a galley-up layout. The U-Shaped galley has a propane stove w/oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. There is an L-Shaped dinette with a table for dining. The lower helm is to starboard and has a full array of electronics. The master stateroom is aft and has an island berth and a fully equipped en-suite head compartment. There is another cabin forward with a V-berth and adjacent head.

    • Dinghy and outboard included.

    Recent upgrades include:

    • New electronics including chartplotter and autopilot.
    • New canvas.
    • New stove / oven
    • New ice maker 
    • New recliners. 
    Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


    LOA: 43 ft 9 in Beam: 14 ft 9 in

    LWL: 38 ft 6 in

    Maximum Draft: 4 ft 7 in

    Dry Weight: 44000 lbs


    Engine 1: Engine Brand: Ford Lehman Engine  Hours: 3200, 132 HP

    Engine 2: Engine Brand: Ford Lehman Engine:  Hours: 3200, 132 HP


    Fresh Water Tanks: (400 Gallons)

    Fuel Tanks: (900 Gallons)

    Holding Tanks: (45 Gallons)


    Number of cabins: 2 Number of heads: 2

  • Nordic Yachts Northwest
    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.
  • customContactInformation

    Contact listing broker, Brian Chapin to arrange a showing or for more information at 360 941 9660 or [email protected]

Basic Boat Info

  • Price: $ 174,000
  • Boat Name: Escape Route
  • Make: DeFever
  • Model: 44 Offshore
  • Year: 1985
  • Condition: Used
  • Category: Power
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Boat Hull Id: ADF44138C585
  • Has Hull Id: 1


  • Length: 44 ft
  • Length Over All: 43.75 ft
  • Waterline Length:
  • Beam: 14.75 ft
  • Max Draft: 4.58 ft
  • Dry Weight: 44,000 lb
  • Cabins Count: 2


  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Model:
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Engine Power: 135|horsepower
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 3200

Engine 2

  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: 25
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel: unleaded
  • Engine Power: 25|horsepower
  • Type: Outboard
  • Year: 2016


  • Fuel Tanks: 1
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 900|gallon
  • Water Tanks: 1
  • Holding Tank Count: 1


  • Heads Count: 2
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Boat Class: Trawlers,Motor Yachts,