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65' Sutton / DeFever Trawler


STARLITE is a spectacular long range cruiser that was built by the George Sutton Boat Works in Tarpon Springs Florida. Her hull was designed by Arthur Defever. With a 3900 gallon fuel capacity she has the range to cruise practically anywhere. The condition of STARLITE is "Bristol" and she is loaded with equipment. The yacht features Westmar Hydraulic Roll Stabilizers, Westmar Hydraulic Bow Thruster, Twin Northern Lights 20KW generators, 1200 GPD Watermaker, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, Diesel Heat System and the list goes on.

A comprehensive survey was completed in march 2015 and an Audioguage (Ultrasonic Thickness Test) survey was done on her steel hull  at the same time. Results of both surveys are essentially perfect.

The yacht features four staterooms and four heads plus crew quarters in the bridge. The interior is luxurious with extensive teak casework, beams, trim, granite, tile and fine soft goods throughout. Add to this some of the most beautifully fit joinery that any yacht could boast and you're starting to get the picture of STARLITE. 

It's easy to LOOK offshore capable, but it's different to actually be BUILT & EQUIPPED for serious long range! This well thought-out vessel was designed and built of steel to enjoy safe and comfortable destinations from the Bering Sea to Baja Mexico, the South Pacific and beyond. With her full displacement hull and roll stabilizer system she offers an excellent sea kindly ride in all conditions. She is the ultimate yacht with a perfect layout for the explorer in you!

*  View a 3D Virtual Tour in the Full Specs section  *

**  Motivated seller is a two yacht owner  **

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  • Make: Sutton / DeFever
  • Model: Trawler
  • Year: 1967
  • Length: 65ft
  • Name: STARLITE
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA

Underway in San Francisco Bay

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Trawlers
  • Designer: Arthur Defever
  • Builder: George Sutton - Tarpon Springs FL
  • LOA: 65 feet
  • Beam: 18 feet
  • Max Draft: 6.17 feet
  • DryWeight: 80000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Detroit Diesel
  • EngineModel: 671N
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 820
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Detroit Diesel
  • EngineModel: 671N
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 820
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 3900 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2500 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 300 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 5
  • Heads: 4

Additional Descriptions

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Raised Pilothouse

STARLITE has an upper deck pilothouse in the classic style that offers superb visibility for the helmsman. The pilothouse is accessed via a carpeted stairway with a brass handrail. She has a full compliment of quality electronics. There are port and starboard side doors to access the wide side decks. For warm weather cruising there is an outdoor helm station just forward of the pilothouse helm station. There are three seats at each helm station.

Additional features include:  •  Wesmar Roll Stabilizers - 9 Sq. Ft with electronic gyro system, •  Wesmar Hydraulic Bow Thruster, •  Flowscan Fuel Flow Meters with Digital Tachometers, •  Robertson AP300X Autopilot, •  Wood Freeman M500 Autopilot, •  Furuno 48 Mile Radar, •  Raymarine Hybrid Touch GPS Chartplotter, •  Interphase Forward Scanning Depth Sounder, •  Gateway Laptop with Nobeltec Navigation Software, •  Nexus Wind Speed / Angle Indicator, •  Standard Horizon VHF Radio, • ICOM SSSB Radio, •  Judson Micro Synchronizer, •  Aft back up camera, •  Intercom System, •  Chelsea Clock & Barometer

Captains Quarters

The aft section of the upper deck pilothouse has a spacious comfortable private stateroom for the captain. This stateroom features and en suite head with a separate stall shower. A large window opens directly to the pilothouse which insures that the captain is never far from the helm station. Large port windows flood the space with natural light.

Main Salon

The main salon on STARLITE is a comfortable space to relax after a day of cruising. Four large large windows and two brass ports flood the space with natural light. There is beautiful Mahogany wainscoting along with 14 Mahogany beams overhead which make the space nautical, warm and inviting. Aft on the port side is a teak framed L-shaped settee with a gorgeous teak dining table that adjusts to cocktail height. to starboard is a luxurious matching sofa. The seating is covered in beautiful fabric and features comfortable matching throw pillows. There is storage built in to both settees. A set of comfortable hand crafted leather chairs compliments the space. Forward to port is a wet bar with sink and bottle storage and an entertainment center. Aft to port is a large pass through from the galley.

Additional features include: Custom built L-shaped dinette settee to port with storage under, Custom built settee to starboard with storage under, Two antique side chairs with embossed leather upholstery, Four large square windows with custom wood blinds, Two large bronze opening port lights, Four Wall Sconces, Port side door


The galley is amidships and it is very well arranged for preparing meals while underway. There are Avonite counters and a large pass through window to the dinette in the main salon. The galley has two large refrigerator boxes and a large freezer built in to the counter. There are large windows that bring in the views and flood the galley with natural light. It is truly a chef's galley.

Additional features include: Large pass through window to dinette, 4 Burner Amana Stove with Oven & Broiler, Upper & lower refrigerators with temperature gauges, Large Freezer in counter, Frigidaire Dish Washer, Stainless steel sink, Ample counter space, Wine glass Rack

Owners Quarters

Down three steps aft of the main level is the large and luxurious owners stateroom. The stateroom features a king size bed and an en-suite head that is huge. There is direct access to the aft deck via a companionway. There are multiple hanging lockers and ample drawers for storage. Large port windows flood the space with natural light and ocean views.

VIP Stateroom

All the way forward in the bow is the VIP Stateroom. This private stateroom features wide bunks and an en-suite head with shower. There is ample storage in drawers and a hanging locker.

Starboard Guest Stateroom

The starboard guest stateroom features large comfortable bunks with ample storage. The stateroom has convenient access to the guest head directly across the companionway.

Port Guest Stateroom

The starboard guest stateroom features large comfortable bunks with ample storage. The stateroom has convenient access to the guest head directly adjacent in the companionway.

Engine Room

The engine room is accessed via a door at the base of the pilothouse companionway. A stairway leads down to the engine room. This is a full stand-up engine room where all of the equipment is fully accessible.

(2) Northern Lights 20KW Generators

The yacht features two (2) newer 20KW Northern Lights Generators each in a sound shield enclosure. The starboard generator has a PTO unit which drives the hydraulic bow thruster.

Additional Features

  • GPS
  • TV SET
  • VHF
  • OVEN
    • (2) Two 20KW Northern Lights

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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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