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DeFever Trawler 46 "Hele-Mai"

Hele Mai

Voted 2008 "Charter Boat of the Year" for San Juan Yachting/San Juan Sailing

"Powerboat of the Year" for San Juan Yachting in 2009, 2010 & 2011!

Vessel Specifications

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Cabin Layout
Hele Mai layout
Hull Specifications
  • Year: 2008
  • LOA: 46' 10"
  • LWL: 42' 6"
  • Beam: 15'
  • Draft: 5' 6"
  • Displacement: 59,000 lbs
Engine & Electrical
  • Very Fuel Efficient 8.5 knots at 4.5 gph!
  • Twin John Deere 135 Turbo Diesel Engines
  • New (2010): Factory designed bulbous bow (providing a .5 to.75 knot increase in speed, 12% to 18% increase in fuel efficiency and greater control of pitch in rough seas).
  • Morse electronic controls
  • Side Power bow thruster with dual controls
  • Hydraulic Naiad Stabilizers (new 2009)
  • Cruising speed: 8-10 knots
  • Max speed: 12.5 knots
  • House battery bank: Eight 6-volt batteries
  • Engine batteries: One 8D battery per engine
  • Generator start battery: One 8D battery
  • Westerbeke 10kW generator w/ sound shield and auto start system
  • Magnum 3100 inverter/charger
  • New (2011): 75' electric Cable Master shore power reel
  • Automatic fire suppression system
  • Vetus clear view screen in pilothouse
  • Intercom phones in all areas of yacht
  • E-mail: Free incoming/outgoing PeopleNet e-mail.
  • Sony TV w/ satellite and DVD in both master cabin and salon
  • New (2010): Wireless network
  • New (2011): Satellite phone docking station (connects your satellite phone to the ship's antenna and built-in house phone)
  • Two staterooms, one head. Ideal for 4; maximum 4 adults.
  • Master stateroom (fwd): Offers center island queen, large dresser w/ drawers, full length hanging lockers, vanity and under-bed drawers. Also Sony TV w/ satellite and DVD, Raymarine wind/depth/anchor instruments/alarm and intercom.
  • Guest stateroom (port): Double berth plus single bunk, as well as vanity and intercom.
  • Head: Large single head offers vacuum flush head, custom fixtures, fan, stall shower w/seat, and granite counter tops.
  • Pilothouse: Large settee, watch berth, Stidd helm chair, two large navigation areas, dual teak pilothouse doors, and access to the flybridge.
  • Salon: Offers an L-shaped settee w/ custom high-low table, custom Ekorn leather chairs, teak blinds, and entertainment center w/ Sony TV, DVD, and Bose surround sound.
  • Flybridge: Todd helm chair plus seating for five. Duplication of all instrumentation. Bimini top, custom teak trawler wheel, and Magma grill.
  • Combo washer/dryer
  • 3 x reverse cycle heater/air conditioners (allowing separate climate control for the pilothouse, the salon, and the cabin level).
  • Webasto hydronic heat with zone controls
  • Emergency phone onboard
  • Defibrillator aboard
  • Tundra T80 refrigerator and freezer
  • Icemaker
  • Granite counter tops
  • SS Force 10 3-burner propane stove/oven/broiler
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Garbage disposal w/air switch
  • Garbage compactor
  • Double SS sink w/ custom fixtures
  • Hot/Cold pressure water
  • Wine storage
  • Under-counter lighting
  • New (2010) larger Magma propane grill on flybridge
  • Raymarine 48 mile open array radar
  • New (2011): HD color radar display
  • Raymarine S3G hydraulic autopilot, two stations
  • Raymarine ST8002 rotary autopilot controls
  • Raymarine wireless autopilot
  • New (2009): Additional Raymarine E120 color chart plotter at pilothouse helm.
  • Raymarine C80 color chart plotters at both helms with
  • (new 2010) AIS.
  • Raymarine depthsounder/fishfinder
  • Rudder angle displays
  • Twinscope forward looking sonar
  • KVH satellite system
  • Clear view wind screen
  • Anchor alarm system in master cabin
  • ST60 wind instruments
  • Sirius live weather receiver
  • ICOM VHF radio w/hailer at each helm
  • Satellite 2 EPIRB
Deck, Dinghy & Anchor
  • New (2014): 11' center-console Bullfrog tender w/ 40HP Honda, bilge pump and GPS.
  • New (2010): Steelhead 1000# hydraulic crane.
  • Full-width, walk-around, covered side decks. Port and starboard boarding doors.
  • Portuguese bridge with all-teak cap rails and walk-through to bow.
  • Teak decks
  • Shore power hook-ups for either bow or stern
  • Fresh water and salt water wash-down
  • Wet bar, ice maker, hot/cold shower, teak table and chairs in covered cockpit.
  • Transom door to swim step.
  • Two upper and two lower side deck gates
  • Maxwell VWC-2200 electric windlass (dual stations)
  • Primary anchor: Stainless 66lb claw anchor w/ 350' chain
  • Secondary anchor
  • Samson post
  • Off-shore canister life raft
  • Fuel: 800 gallons
  • Water: 250 gallons w/ (new 2011) electronic water counter
  • Holding: 50 gallons
  • Tank monitors for all tanks

"Hele-Mai" (meaning "Hurry Up" in Hawaiian) is a custom ordered semi-displacement trawler that is true to her heritage. From her covered aft cockpit and side decks, high bulwarks, and twin engines she is a true all-weather, long-range trawler. If you seek social spaces the galley is open to the salon (same level), the fly bridge is large enough for your entire group or you may enjoy cruising with your guests from the pilothouse. The Portuguese bridge is a great place to have coffee and watch for Orcas. She is equipped with the latest electronics and creature comforts to make your dream cruise safe and enjoyable.

  • Weekly Charter Rate
  • Summer: $6450
  • Spring/Fall: $5475
  • Early Spring/Late Fall: $4525
Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast & Princess Louisa Inlet Spring Guided Flotilla: 14-day Broughton Islands One-Way Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
May 3 - 12, 2017
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May 13 - 26, 2017
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July 1-14, 2017
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Sept 23 - Oct 6, 2017
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