were created by Arthur DeFever, who spent his early years designing commercial tuna clippers for the San Diego fleet. In the early 1960s, DeFever designed several pleasure craft for the Offshore Cruising Society. This led to Arthur DeFever’s career as a yacht designer. During the 1980s, customer’s desire for increased speed led Arthur to design the 51 POC (Performance Offshore Cruiser). This was followed by the 47 POC, 53 POC and 57 Cockpit POC. One very popular model among DeFever yacht enthusiasts is the DeFever 41.
Along with several megayachts and sailboats, DeFever megayachts and sailboat designs are admired for their traditional lines, sturdy construction, long range, sea-keeping ability, and practical layouts. Mr. DeFever passed away in 2013, but his legacy lives on in his designs.