$ 695,000

KAMAHELE Yacht for Sale

90' (27.43m)
Asking Price
$ 695,000

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Steel-hull, Stabilized & Ready for Trans Oceanic Cruising!

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With her 90' length, 24' beam and deep hull, this expedition 90’ DeFever Ocean Trawler was built to cruise scenic waters around the world. If you’re looking for a spacious and comfortable stabilized steel-hulled motor yacht capable of trans-oceanic cruises then "Kamahele is not to be missed. DeFever cruising style yachts are known for their graceful lines with a high bow and sophisticated interiors. “Kamahele” is no exception.

Powered by LOW HOUR Twin Detroit diesel 12V71 engines at 480HP each, she gently cruises at 9 knots with a maximum cruising speed of 11 knots. This three-stateroom, three-head layout plus crew (4) offers you and your guests multiple dining and socializing spaces. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a sizable yacht from a brand applauded for its practical layout, graceful lines, sturdy construction, and long-range capabilities (12,000 gal fuel capacity). So spacious inside that it would make an excellent “moving home".

Premium accommodations, fully equipped galleys, lots of storage, Kamahele is ready to cruise!


Engines and Gens Service

New Bottom, blasted to bare metal

Ultrasound testing conducted

Cutlass bearings inspected and scoped

3x coats of epoxy paint

3x coats of antifouling paint

Freeboard painted (AwlGrip)

New 9db VHF


New search light

New CCTV System

New 6db antenna

New depth sounder/transducer

And much more

Numerous features and Upgrades include:

Steel Hull

NAID Stabilizers

Low Hours

Bulbous Bow

12,000 gal fuel capacity

Professionally decorated

Gorgeous teak and maple flooring

Water MakerWater & water filtration system

New Washer & Dryer

Aft salon with wet bar, two refrigerators, icemaker, wine cooler, and dishwasher

18' Zodiac Hurricane Tender, recent service

The list goes on and on and on....... 

Don't miss this incredible opportunity! 

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Builder DeFever
Model 90 ocean trawler
Length (LOA) 90' (27.43m)
Year 1983
Draft 8' 6" (2.59m)
Beam 24' (7.32m)
Location San Pedro, United States


Staterooms 3
Heads 3
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 90' (27.43m)
Min Draft 7' 9" (2.36m)
Max Draft 8' 6" (2.59m)
Fuel Tank 10,800 g (40,882 L)
Fresh Water 2,200 g (8,327 L)
Holding Tank 600 g (2,271 L)


Hull Material Steel
Stabilizers None

Engines (x2)

Engine Make Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 12v71
Engine Type Inboard
Power HP 480
Power KW 0
Fuel Type Diesel
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Full Details

Other Machinery

  • New Depth sounder and Transducer
  • Both main engines and auxiliaries have been serviced including lubrication and fluid changes
  • The 30Kw Auxiliary was overhauled
  • Two of the bilge pumps were re-built
  • Redundant electrical pumps were installed in all of the bilges
  • New General and high-water alarms systems
  • Serviced & repaired the Alfa Laval centrifuge
  • Pumped out and cleaned all fuel tanks
  • Re-built the STDB Davit/Crane and hydraulic lines


  • There are two salon areas on the main deck level. 
  • Access to Main Salon is via port and starboard access doors. 
  • The Main Salon is decorated in “island style” décor and has an open layout with comfortable seating, entertainment center and formal dining area. 
  • Capable of handling large parties aboard due to her ample seating.
  • Additionally, the aft salon has all the necessary appliances and wet bar and boat deck seating for probably 30 people. 
  • There are two more under counter refrigerators plus a separate icemaker and wine cooler. There is even a second dishwasher in the aft salon/mini-galley bar combination for larger groups. 
  • All new interior cabinets are finished in bird’s eye maple with granite tops. 
  • The entertainment center has a 36” flat screen TV, VCR and DVD surround system, and a video library. 
  • Seating for 6-8 guests, Semi-formal dining for six. Day Head Microphone head, vanity cabinet and sink.

Galley & Laundry

  • Redesigned to professional standards, the spacious galley has stainless steel appliances and ample storage for everything necessary for extended cruising. 
  • There is a dumb waiter that transports to the pilothouse and the bridge.
  • There is a washer and dryer in the guest stateroom area below deck. 
  • Crew quarters have a separate washer and dryer.
  • NEW washer and dryer in separate utility room
  • Frigidaire Gallery refrigerator/freezers
  • Frigidaire Gallery stove
  • Frigidaire Gallery microwave oven
  • 26 cu. ft. Kenmore Elite freezer
  • Frigidaire Gallery trash compactor
  • Kohler In-Sink steamer/cooker
  • Pantry

Communication Equipment

  • Simrad AP50 commercial autopilot
  • (2) SSB radios
  • VHF communication plus portables
  • New fuel and water gauges including sending units
  • (2) Satellite telephones and interconnected weather reporting system
  • (2) IPIRB
  • New marine constant cooling with original system as backup
  • (2) Navigation computers
  • Security system (camera) - engine room & stern
  • Raymarine w/10" screen, (2) transponders (one forward looking)
  • (2) Furuno radar units
  • Navnet Raytheon L1250 1 kW color depth sounder + GPS interconnect to plotter
  • (1) Syncro Master + Matrix computer system
  • (2) GPS & offshore navigation programs
  • MMC controls

Navigation Equipment

  • All new instrument and navigation center
  • New seating area
  • Portuguese bridge
  • Command Bridge with wing controls
  • (4) Pompanette observation chairs
  • Bridge seating for 10
  • (2) Search lights
  • Dumb waiter
  • Refrigerator
  • Barbecue
  • Sink
  • Seating for 16 guests
  • (2) dining tables with large sun umbrellas

Tenders & Toys

  • 18' Zodiac Hurricane with twin Yamaha engines
  • (2) Kayaks
  • Various recreational gear

Deck Equipment

  • New bulbous bow (2003)
  • Awl grip paint (2003) & partial repaint (decks and portions of hull) in 2007
  • All necessary survey adjustments on the hull were made during the 2003 refit
  • 150 lb. stern anchor with 200' x ¾" chain
  • (2) 500 lb. anchors with 300'x ¾" anchor chain
  • (2) Life rafts
  • (2) Revere Coastal Commander 4-man life rafts (new)
  • (16) Life jackets (new)
  • (4) Life rings
  • (3) Tender supports
  • Commercial construction radar mast
  • (2) Hydraulic cranes - 4500 lb. each
  • Kobel foghorn
  • Kobel air horn
  • Storage facilities
  • Hailer Galley Maid bow anchor windlass with capstans
  • Galley Maid stern windlass with capstan
  • Varo Mega spotlight
  • Walk-around decks
  • Portuguese bridge
  • Zodiac Hurricane tender with twin engines (commercial grade)

Refit & History


  • The hull below the waterline was sandblasted to the bare metal after which ultrasound testing was conducted. All repairs and maintenance to the hull were completed followed by 3x coats of epoxy paint & 3x coats of anti-fouling paint.
  • The cutlass bearings were inspected and scoped.
  • The freeboard was repaired and painted with AwlGrio
  • All decks were repaired as needed.
  • The anchors have been galvanized and the anchor chain was hauled and painted
  • All electronics in the wheelhouse have been re-wired with new power supplies.


  • New computer
  • New 9dB VHF
  • New AIS
  • New searchlight
  • New CCTV system
  • New 6dB Antennae


  • New 10-Man offshore life raft
  • New EPIRB
  • New life jackets
  • Serviced & repaired Zodiac Tender


  • This Expedition style, DeFever designed steel-hulled motor yacht is a cruiser's delight. 
  • With her 90' length, 24' beam and deep hull, she is comfortable and capable of trans-oceanic cruises.
  • Originally built in 1983 by the St. Augustine Shipyard in Florida, completed a total refit in September 2003 and another partial in 2007. 
  • The entire interior was professionally decorated and completely refurnished in a tropical style. 
  • This included all new teak and maple flooring, new carpeting, wall covering, furniture, ceiling panels and Cantalupi light fixtures throughout, artwork, new granite countertops, new linens, flatware, glassware and service for ten. 
  • The stern salon was refitted to include a new wine cooler, under counter refrigerator, microwave, countertops, upholstery and trim. 
  • The cockpit was redesigned with a new built-in cabinet, sink and seating area, new freshwater wash down, rebuilt stern anchor windless, new lazarette hatch, interior freshwater pumps, new fuel day tank, and storage. 
  • All decks, including the boat deck, were repainted with a non-skid finish.
  • The refit also included new state-of-the-art pilothouse electronics and wiring throughout, new 40kW Yanmar genset and 90 hp Cummins diesel bow thruster, and new 10-ton air conditioning units. 
  • A new bulbous bow was installed for added speed and fuel savings along with a redesigned stern, with plenty of room for fishing and a new 700-gallon fuel day tank in the lazarette. 
  • All hull areas, including the lazarette, engine room and chain locker, have been sandblasted to bare metal, primed with two coats of epoxy primer and painted with two coats of Awlgrip paint, including zincs. 
  • The water filtration system and water maker were completely replaced and upgraded, producing clean water down to one micron, which is better than any municipal water system. 
  • The 2200 gallons of fresh water can be completely replenished in 20-30 hours. Additionally, a complete duplication of pumps, seals, a/c compressors, filters, and even tools were purchased. 
  • The main engine exhaust was reworked, voltage regulators/alternators rebuilt or replaced as well as main circuit breakers and shore power connections. 
  • The original stuffing boxes have been replaced with German-made dry seal shafts.
  • There are built-in seating areas, tables, barbecue, refrigerator, and sink topside. 
  • Also found here are two 4500 lb. cranes and water "toys" including, (2) kayaks, and an 18' Zodiac Hurricane tender with twin Yamaha engines. 
  • Accommodates six in in three staterooms. There are two crew cabins forward and separate captain's cabin. 
  • The crew's washer & dryer were replaced with new. She also has two brand new emergency life rafts and all new life jackets. 
  • She offers a softer ride in rougher waters than any other hull design.
  • New fuel transfer pumps
  • New bilge pumps & spares
  • New air compressors and one spare
  • New fuel filtration, algae kill
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