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For over 44 years Jay Bettis & Co. has been here to help with the buying and selling of quality yachts.
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Quality Yachts and Service Since 1973.

Jay Bettis & Co. is a CPYB endorsed brokerage and has been providing yacht sales and services to the Gulf Coast and beyond since 1973. We offer quality new boats from DeFever Yachts in addition to pre-owned power and sailboat listings. We are also a brokerage yachts specialists for Grand Banks having served as a dealer for over twenty years. Contact us for your trawler, motoryacht, cruiser, sportfish and sailboat needs.

Jay Bettis & Co. Yacht Sales image Jay Bettis & Co. remains in the same high visibility location where we started over 44 years ago. In today's world of ever changing dealerships and brokerage houses, our clients find comfort in our long standing history and stability.

Jay Bettis & Co. Yacht Sales image If you are considering selling your boat Jay Bettis & Co. has an excellent marketing program. Most boats need national advertising not just local newspapers and an internet ad. Often you can see our ads in magazines such as Passagemaker, Yachting or Southern Boating publications.

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Our address is 2509 Nasa Parkway in Seabrook, TX 77586.

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Featured Boat
photo of 48' Defever 48 Trawler
48' Defever 48 Trawler
1983 US$ 139,900


Reason for Selling

Owner purchased the boat with grand plans for extensive cruising (the "Loop" and beyond....) Months were spent repairing, replacing, upgrading and bringing all systems/equipment up to current maintenance levels. The boat and all systems/equipment are fully functional. The cruise was started. Issues arose. The "grand plan"..... fell apart. Owner is selling the boat so that he can move on to other endeavors.
All offers will be considered.

1983 DeFever 48 Offshore Cruiser

The DeFever 48s were built with a heavy displacement, a long keel, a fine entry and hard chines aft.  She was designed by Arthur DeFever and built by the CTF yard.  Some of her features include:

  • Three staterooms and two full heads
  • Twin 120hp Ford Lehman diesels
  • Northern Lights 12kw generator
  • Fuel tanks replaced in 2014
  • Galley up on salon level
  • Very stable - Low profile design

The 48 is a wonderful offshore boat and very economical to run. She would make a great cruising or loop boat for a couple or family.


Click on "Full Specs" to see list of extensive upgrades





Jay Bettis & Co. Yacht Sales

2509 NASA Parkway
Seabrook, TX 77586, United States

Toll-free 877-277-3319
Tel 281-326-3333
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