About Life’s TraVails

Life’s TraVails is a classic DeFever 44 Offshore Cruiser/Sundeck motor yacht with ample living space in an open and airy main salon with full galley on the same level. The full-beam master stateroom is aft with a walk-around queen-sized bed, an en suite head with shower, laundry room, sit-down vanity, and lots of hanging and drawer storage. The guest stateroom is forward with queen-sized V-berth and an en suite head with a wet-head shower. In addition to the full lower helm in the main salon, she has a full upper helm on the flybridge covered by a bimini that spans the full upper deck with roll-up windows.

However, her most appealing outdoor feature is the full-width covered aft sundeck with teak decking, table, chairs, and hand rails, comfortable lounge chairs, roll-down side sunscreens, ice maker, a gas grill, dock access both port and starboard, and swim-step access to the stern. The dingy deck stores an AB Navigo 10′ 6″ RIB dinghy with a St Croix euro steering wheel/helm and seating and provides cover for the sundeck. A Honda 4-stroke 20 HP outboard powers the dingy. For a more detailed description, see the Walk Through page.

Powered by twin Ford Leman 135 HP diesel engines with Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions, Life’s TraVails has Naid six-square-foot stabilizers, a 12.5 KW Westerbeke generator, and three Cruisair reverse cycle AC/heat systems. For a more complete list of equipment, see the Equipment List.

Life’s TraVails is an ocean-going yacht that is live-aboard ready. We completed the Great Loop in 2016, and under a prior owner, she did her first Great Loop, cruised the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and ventured as far south as Trinidad.

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