1986 DeFever RPH 49 Trawler


Year: 1986
Length: 49′
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin / diesel

Located In: La Paz, Mexico
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YW#: 81897-3650548


 “Emma Jo” was designed by the famous Arthur DeFever and was built by “Sen Koh Boat Building” in Taiwan. “Emma Jo” is a raised Pilothouse offshore cruising trawler laid out in the traditional “Plan A” deck plan.  Brought to Mexico from Florida by the current owners this vessel is set-up and equipped to comfortably cruise Mexico’s Majestic Sea of Cortez and beyond.

The boat is currently located in Marina de La Paz and the slip is available to pass along to the new owner.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising.  When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and piece of mind.

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Boat Name
Emma JoSpecs
Builder: Sen Koh – Taiwan
Designer: Arthur DeFever
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Semi-DisplacementDimensions
LOA: 49 ft 10 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
LWL: 42 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 1 in
Displacement: 49000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 23 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 7 inEngines
Total Power: 270 HPEngine 1:
Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: SP 135
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 336
Engine Power: 135 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: SP 135
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 334
Engine Power: 135 HPCruising Speed: 7 knots @ 1650 RPM
Maximum Speed: 10 knotsTanks
Fresh Water Tanks: (400 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (800 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (35 Gallons)Accommodations
Number of single berths: 2
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2Electronics
TV set – LG smart TV
Wind speed and direction – Raymarine ST40
Log-speedometer – Raymarine
Plotter – Raymarine
CD player – Jensen AM/FM
VHF – Icom IC-M402
Depthsounder – Raymarine
Autopilot – Simrad AP26
GPS – Furuno GP32
Radar – Raymarine 48 Miles
CompassInside Equipment
Battery charger – Magnum 2812
Microwave oven – Panasonic Convection
Hot water – Raritan 12 Gallons
Oven – Princess, propane
Deep freezer – Mabe 110V
Marine head
Refrigerator – Mabe 110V
Washing machine – Splendide Washer/Dryer combo
Fresh water maker – Village Marine STW400,Electrical Equipment
Generator – Westerbeke 12.6 BTD
Inverter – Magnum 2812
Shore power inlet – 110V/50 Amp
Electrical Circuit: 12VOutside Equipment/Extras
Davits – Electric
Solar panel – 3 X 360 Watt
Liferaft – Off-Shore 8 person
Tender – AB 9′ with a Yamaha 8 HP outboard
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
Electric windlass

Bimini Top

General Description
The upper deck is comprised of the pilot house (which we use as an office) and the sun deck, which houses the inflatable dinghy. The settee and hi-lo table converts to a double berth, so the pilot house can also be used as guest quarters. In the starboard forward corner is a curved staircase leading to the accommodation deck.Accommodations include a master stateroom located midships, with a queen walk around berth and an ensuite head with a (tiny) bathtub and shower. Ample hanging lockers are located on the port side. The guest stateroom is forward, and the typical v-berth arrangement has been stacked into bunk beds, allowing for drawer space and a hanging locker. The guest stateroom is served by its own head, which can also be outfitted as a shower.The lower deck accommodates the galley, saloon, and covered aft deck (we call it the back porch). The galley is U-shaped, with plenty of counter space. We replaced the standard Jenn-Aire (electric!) household stove and oven and 22 cubic foot household Amana side-by-side refrigerator/freezer in 2012 with a gas cooktop, an energy-efficient 9 cubic foot household fridge, and a Panasonic combination microwave/convection oven.. There’s a large pantry locker, and another large locker holds a Splendide combination washer-dryer. The galley and saloon are separated by a breakfast bar with a bookcase and stemware rack.The saloon can also be used as sleeping quarters, as it contains a queen-sized hide-a-bed sofa on the port side. Across from the sofa are two matching wicker chairs and a corner entertainment cabin holds a 42″ flat-screen tv and an entertainment system.The aft deck is set up for enjoying informal al fresco dining, or just admiring the view. A hatch in the deck allows access to the lazarette (we call it the basement), where we store equipment, gear, and supplies. Forward of the lazarette is the engine room. While not exactly a “stand up” engine room, there is a small workbench and ample space to access any necessary machinery.She’s built on a very heavy fiberglass semi-displacement hull, and while she is unstabilized, she’s got a very sea-kindly way of handling the ocean. The decks and back deck are protected by the sun deck overhangs, and there’s a classic Portuguese bridge that wraps around the front of the pilothouse.


  • Queen-sized sleeper sofa
  • 2 Wicker Side Chairs
  • Teak end table with drawer
  • 2 bar stools
  • Custom teak coffee table with book and game storage
  • Custom entertainment center for tv and stereo equipment


  • 110-Volt Mabe household refrigerator/freezer
  • Edgestar portable ice maker
  • 3-burner Princess propane cook top
  • Panasonic combination convection/microwave oven
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Water: Pressure/Dockside
  • Water Heater: 12-Gallon Raritan
  • Splendide combination washer/vented dryer
  • Corian countertops

Main Stateroom:

  • Queen sized walk-around berth with underbed storage and 4 drawers
  • Custom queen folding mattress
  • Hanging lockers along port side
  • Vanity with large mirror
  • Built-in bedside tables with two drawers each

Forward Stateroom:

  • Cross-stacked single berths
  • Underbed storage
  • Full length hanging locker


  • Radio:  ICOM 710 Single Side Band
  • Tuner: ICOM AT 130
  • VHF 1: ICOM 402
  • VHF 2: ICOM M-88
  • Auto Pilot: Simrad AP 26
  • Chart Plotter: Raymarine C-120
  • Radar: Raymarine; Range: 48 Nautical miles. Has radar alarm.
  • GPS: Furuno GP32
  • Compass: Danforth Constellation
  • Stereo: Jensen AM/FM/CD Player
  • Speakers: West Marine bulkhead-mounted
  • Satellite Radio: Sirius radio and antenna
  • TV: 42” LG Smart TV and separate LG CD/DVD Player
  • Depth Sounder: Raymarine
  • Hailer: Ray Jeff
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Raymarine ST 40
  • Satellite Navigation: Raymarine C-120
  • Other Electronics: Engine Synchronizer


  • Batteries: 6 x LTH lead/acid batteries
  • Total Amp Hours: 1320
  • Battery Monitor: Magnum Energy
  • Electrical System: 12V DC/110 – 220 V AC
  • Inverter: Magnum 2812
  • Interior Lighting: 12-Volt LED
  • Battery Charger: Magnum 2812 Automatic
  • Solar Panels: 3 x 360 Watts
  • Dockside Electrical Cables: 50 Amp 220/30 Amp 110
  • Generator: Westerbeke 12.6 BTD
  • Alternator: Amptech 180, 2X70A Motorola
  • Other Electrical System Details: TriStar MPPT-60 controller, TS-RM-2 Remote Panel


  • Anchor: 60 LB Bruce
  • Anchor: 45 LB CQR
  • Anchor: 35 LB Danforth
  • Chain: 300’ 3/8”
  • Anchor Windlass: Wilson Maxwell
  • Anchor Davit/Bow Roller
  • Gates: Port and Starboard midships
  • Rails: Teak
  • Swim Platform with boarding ladder
  • Dinghy Davit: Electric
  • Dinghy/Motor: 9’ A/B RIB with 8.0 Yamaha 2-stroke
  • Windshield wipers: 3
  • Deck Wash Down System: Freshwater, at bow and in cockpit

Covers and curtains:

  • Fly Bridge cover
  • Bimini top
  • Dinghy cover
  • Davit cover
  • Caprail covers
  • Aft-deck enclosure
  • Deck material: fiberglass
  • Mooring lines, fenders, snubber bridle


  • Life Jackets: 6 adult, 2 children’s
  • Life Ring: 1
  • Life Raft: 8-person Offshore


  • Air Conditioner: 3 x CruiseAir 44,000 BTU with Reverse Cycle
  • Bilge pumps: 3 – fwd, midships, aft
  • Raw Water Sea Strainer(s): 5
  • Bilge Blowers: 2
  • Fire Extinguishing System: automatic Halon in engine room; portable CO2 extinguishers (4) throughout vessel
  • Fuel Filters: 2 x Racor
  • Lube Oil Storage & Transfer System: Cans only
  • Freshwater cooling system on engines only
  • Head Types: Overboard, with electric flush & macerator.
  • Holding Tank: Manual, 35 Gal capacity
  • Watermaker: Village Marine STW 400, 360 Gallons/day
  • Propeller: 2 each 26 x 20” four-bladed bronze
  • Steering: Wheel (2) – 1 in pilothouse, 1 on flybridge
  • Hydraulic: Cappilano
  • Transmissions: Twin disc MG5011SCRH
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.