Boat Portrait


Vessel Specifications   

Model DeFever Motor Yacht
Raised Pilot House Trawler
Fuel Capacity 800 Gallons
Year 1986 Water Capacity 400 Gallons
Length Overall 49 ft (14.9 Meters) Engines (2) Ford Lehman 135
Beam 15 ft (4.6 Meters) Generator Westerbeke 12.5Kw
Displacement 49,000 lbs (22,226.3 kg) Range Approximately 1000 Nautical Miles
Hull Material Fiberglass Staterooms 2 – Amidships master with queen berth + forward guest room with stacked berths
Draft 4.5 ft Heads 2

Typical 49 RPH Layout


Upper Deck

Lower Deck


Lower Deck Layout

Lower Deck


Emma Jo” is laid out in the traditional 49 DeFever Pilothouse Plan B.  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 amidships, with a queen walk around berth and an ensuite head with bathtub and shower.  Ample hanging lockers are located on the port side.  The guest room is forward, and the typical v-berth arrangement has been stacked into bunk beds, allowing for drawer space and a hanging locker.  The guest room is served by its own head, which can 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 a Princess 3-burner gas stove, a 9 cubic-foot household electric refrigerator/freezer, a combination convection/microwave oven, and a Splendide electric 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, upholstered in a rich jacquard stripe of navy and white.  There’s a media cabinet in the corner, containing an i-pod, a small home theater unit, and a flat-panel LCD television. 

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.