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VIVA 52' DeFever Performance Offshore Cruiser 1985

$ 245,000

Affectionately named "VIVA," this pilothouse motor yacht has been lovingly cared for by the same family since its inaugural purchase in 1985. Boasting a remarkable 3-stateroom layout and generous deck and flybridge space, it offers both comfort and versatility for luxurious cruising adventures.

This exceptional vessel has actively cruised the stunning waters of Southern California and explored the captivating shores of Baja, Mexico. From vibrant coastal towns to secluded coves, "VIVA" has embarked on remarkable voyages, providing its owners with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

DeFever, a name synonymous with exceptional design and uncompromising quality, has cultivated a devoted cult following among boating enthusiasts; is renowned for its impeccable attention to detail, robust build, and seaworthy performance, ensuring an unrivaled cruising experience. Art DeFever called San Diego Harbor home, making this build particularly well-received in marinas all over Southern California. 

Step aboard "VIVA" and immerse yourself in the timeless elegance and thoughtful design that DeFever is renowned for. The spacious and meticulously appointed real teak interior offers a sanctuary at sea, inviting you to relax and indulge in the epitome of onboard luxury.

With its meticulously maintained condition and a legacy of family ownership, this 52ft Offshore Cruiser is a testament to enduring quality and cherished memories. Seize the opportunity to embark on remarkable voyages aboard "VIVA."

Contact Tiffany Billings now to learn more about this extraordinary vessel and join the exclusive ranks of DeFever aficionados. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Seattle Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 245,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Performance Offshore Cruiser

  • Year:


  • Location:

    San Diego, California, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 51 ft 7 in
  • Display Length: 52 ft
  • Beam: 16' 8"
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 400 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 650 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar 3208 V8
  • Engine 1: 2008 4300.00 HRS 355.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2012 2518.00 HRS 355.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Step into the world of classic luxury aboard “VIVA” As you enter through the double doors from the aft deck, a grand saloon awaits. With a warm teak interior - this great room features an ample L-shaped settee surrounding an adjustable dining table to port, creating an inviting space for gathering and entertaining. An almost-hidden spiral staircase to starboard leads to the private, full-beam primary stateroom with an ensuite head, offering a secluded retreat.

Continuing forward, you'll discover an extended living area with a comfortable sofa to starboard, providing a cozy space to unwind. Adjacent to the living area, a versatile breakfast/wet bar connects the galley ensuring convenient access to culinary delights. The well-equipped galley boasts all the necessary equipment and appliances to enhance your offshore adventures, while additional storage space extends into the pilot house, cleverly utilizing benches to hide deep freezers and provide pantry storage.

The pilot house serves as a comfortable command center, allowing the captain to choose between the interior pilothouse for added protection or the flying bridge for panoramic views. Accessible through doors and hatches, the flying bridge and exterior decks provide easy movement and further opportunities to enjoy the surrounding beauty.

For guests or crew, two staterooms forward offer comfort and privacy, each featuring an ensuite head and stall shower. Accessed from a stairway leading down from the pilot house, these accommodations ensure a pleasant and relaxing stay for all.

Indulge in the spaciousness, versatility, and thoughtful design of this DeFever Performance Offshore Cruiser. 

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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