1987 Deerfoot 74

A Truly Remarkable CruiserUndersail

Designed by Steve Dashew and built in by Walsteds in Denmark3881103_20120328114404_1_XLARGE


LOA: 74 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 4 in
LWL: 68 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 2 in
Displacement: 70000 lbs

Engine Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Year Built: 1987
Engine Model: 6.570
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 130 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (177 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (680 Gallons)


Sleeps six in three staterooms. Sliding pocket doors are used throughout to conserve space. Starting forward, the entire forepeak is devoted to a chain locker, sail, line and gear stowage and a washer/dryer. Access is through a large deck hatch and through a watertight door into the forward head compartment. Next aft from the storage fore-peak is a head and stall shower/mini tub to port and a vanity and sink to starboard. Immediately aft is the master stateroom with a queen sized bed to port and hanging lockers and dresser to starboard. All mattresses are designed in such a way as to allow two lee cloths to be installed while at sea. The bulkhead separating the forward cabin from the salon contains a 24-inch internally lit etched glass port with privacy and blackout screens. Next aft is the main cabin with dinette to port and two built-in seats and entertainment center to starboard. Next aft to starboard is a large navigation/communication station with built-in instrumentation and an aircraft style double pole circuit breaker panel with breakers and switches in the overhead, within easy reach yet not dominating the living area. Immediately behind the navigation station is a walk-in, stand-up engine room with a full work bench. To port, opposite the navigation station, is the linear galley with over 20 feet of Corian counter surface. Refrigerator and freezer are under the counter with both top- and side-loading doors to the refrigerator. Outboard is a four-burner propane stove, fan-cooled vegetable storage, built-in microwave/toaster oven and eye-level propane oven/broiler. Double sinks and counters run along the inboard side, with coffee maker in a closed and well-lit wall compartment and built-in knife rack and bread boards. Aft of the galley are port- and starboard double berth staterooms and a head and stall shower/mini tub forward of the starboard stateroom with connecting mirror/door. A sliding wall opens the two aft cabins into a single large stateroom with en-suite head access. The main companionway from the salon is amidships into the all-weather pilothouse. The pilothouse has settees port and starboard. It houses navigation and communications equipment, autopilot primary controls for internal steering and emergency equipment. Aft of the pilothouse is the bridge deck, the second cockpit and two chairs. The full-beam lazarette behind the helm is accessed by a large hatch to starboard and separated from the rest of the boat by a watertight bulkhead. A matching port hatch provides access to a separate propane and gas locker with outboard storage that vents to the swim step. Aft of the lazarette is a large swim step with boarding ladder and life raft storage in the transom. Davits, powered by the primary hydraulic winches, are mounted over the swim step and provide storage for the tender and engine, as well as lighting for the swim step area and antenna mounting.


  • Sea Recovery RO water maker, 50 gph. New cylinders, membranes and controls (2009)3881103_2_20120328114339_3_0
  • SMEV stove/oven/rotisserie (2009)
  • GE combination microwave/toaster oven
  • Raritan icemaker
  • Groco Paragon Senior fresh water system
  • Jabsco galley sink macerator

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

  • Furuno Navnet radar plotter (2009)
  • Icom SSB (2009)
  • Will Ham autopilot (2009)
  • Standard Horizon chart plotter (2009)
  • Battery monitors (2009)
  • Furuno Navtx fax (2009)
  • Second SSB (2009)
  • EPIRB (2009)
  • Computer system for chart systems, Maptech, Maxsea and e-mail
  • B&G Hercules 390 instrumentation with sonic speed, dual depth sounders, heading and heel inputs
  • Multi-function displays are located in the nav station, forward cabin, pilothouse, sailing cockpit, port- and starboard coaming and aft cockpit
  • (2) W-H hydraulic drive autopilots (P3A and P20 remotes)
  • Autopilot steering via (2) independent 1/2 hp 24-volt hydraulic pump sets
  • 6″ Shunto primary compass
  • KVH electronic compass w/ two repeaters in aft coamings
  • Furuno 48-mile color radar w/ guard zone and dual range and bearing lines
  • Meteostar 2000 electronic baragraph
  • NRA Mini M world phone, data and fax
  • Cellular phone
  • Skanti 250 watt SSB radio
  • Icom IC 800 SSB radio
  • Raytheon Ray 40 loud hailer/fog hailer
  • Skanti VHF radios; one at nav station, one in pilothouse
  • (4) Pioneer CD players
  • Pioneer tape player
  • Flat screen TVs and independent stereos in each stateroom (2009)

Electrical System

  • 24V-12V converter/charger
  • (2) Primary house banks of 680 AH each of 24V, Prevailer gel cell batteries (total capacity 1,360 AH at 24V)
  • Added (3) emergency batteries in engine room (new 2009)
  • 12-volt electronic bank at 170 AH
  • 24-volt primary engine starting battery bank plus ability to use either house bank
  • 12-volt secondary engine starting bank plus ability to use 12-volt electronics bank
  • 300 amp 24V alternator on main engine (new 2009)
  • (2) 300-amp 24-volt Electrodyne hydraulic alternators
  • (2) Heart interface 2500 W FET inverters (also 60 amp chargers) with remotes
  • (7) Digital battery monitors with amp hour/amperage/voltage functions
  • Shore power polarity test and isolator
  • Isolation transformer that provides complete isolation from shore power and ground problems and wired for 220V or 110V
  • Aquasignal custom fluorescent lighting in each cabin
  • Procachi fixtures in living area3881103_2_20120328114339_1_0
  • Red night lights in kick space in all cabins
  • Reading lights
  • Spreader lights on each mast
  • Fore and aft deck floods and swim step flood
  • Automatic battery powered emergency lighting in salon


Engine/ Mechanical Equipment

Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters
Mercedes 6.579 OM 352 130hp engine (MOH 2003) 2000 hrs. 1/14
Newage PRM 401 gearbox and Aquadrive constant velocity joint (2003)3881103_2_20120328114339_0_0
3-Blade 32″ Maxprop on 60 mm S shaft with Spurs line cutters (2003)
Yanmar 4JHS-THE turbo 74 hp, 1996, auxillary engine (MOH 2003)3600 hours
(2) fireboy monitor lever 4 (monitoring engines and fire)
Refinco lube oil refinery on main and secondary engines
Purolator hydraulic oil filtraton
(3) Racor primary fuel filters
Bug-X fuel conditioner
Fuel/water separator
3-tank primary fuel system
Hynautic hydraulic engine controls
Hydraulic power take-off on Mercedes and Yanmar
58″ Custom wheel with 2-speed gear box with 1:1 ratio for down wind spinnaker control and a 2:2:2 ratio for normal steering
Steering is chain and cable on separate quadrants from autopilot ram and massive mechanical rudder limits
Rudder post is solid aluminum shaft hard anodized with bottom two feet break-away in the event of grounding
Grunert 24-volt refrigeration and freezer system with custom cold plate and a high tech ICE253 true eutectic solution from Adams Engineering
Reverse cycle air conditioning

Sails and Rigging

Full batten North main
Full batten mizzen
Genoa (130%)3881103_2_20120328114339_11_0
Jib (90%)
Staysail jib
Reacher (150%)
Mizzen staysail
Marechal aluminum masts and booms
Stack pack sail system on Main and Mizzen (new 2009)
Main traveler (new 2009)
80% of standing rigging replaced (new 2009)
Dyeform rigging
Norseman fittings
Barient winches with hydraulic drive primaries, main halyard and reefing
Rondal Hydrofurl (MK1 and MK2) hydraulic furling for reacher and genoa
Navtec System VI hydraulics for main and mizzen back-stays, vangs and inner fore-stay.


“Flag Blue” Awlgrip
25mm solid aluminum keel bottom plate
All thru-deck fittings blind fastened to welded receivers
All dissimilar metals separated by plastic or neoprene gaskets and stainless bolts coated to help prevent electrolysis
Dual pole breakers to negate any stray currents
Full foam insulation above water line
(14) Large Lexan hull windows
Bomar hatches with welded frames
(2) Opening hatches into the pilothouse
Opening ports from bridge deck/cockpit to galley, aft head, and two in each of the aft cabins
(16) Large custom aluminum dorades
Dual station electrically controlled pneumatic system operates the forward head, forward cabin, salon and galley hatches form the forward bunk or the nav station
All close function to allow rapid closing of hatches
Main hatches with built-in bug and separate privacy screens
Screen inserts for other hatches


Hydraulic windlass
Custom ferryboat-style chain stopper
CQR 240 lb anchor (new 2009)
Bruce 150 lb primary anchor
S/S bow roller
S/S chain rode retainer pins and clamps
Bruce 120 lb anchor w/chain rode
Paul Luke 100 lb, Danforth 65 lb and Fortress anchors in forepeak
Givens Buoy 6-man life raft mounted in transom
(2) Survival Technology MOM
(2) 406 EPIRBs
(2) Cockpit mounted Survival Technology throwable life rings
Pacer hydraulic emergency bilge pump
Primary awning set for aft cockpit and bridge deck, pilothouse and forward pilothouse window
Secondary awning set from main mast aft
Teak bridge deck and sole for aft cockpit
Teak cockpit table seats six


It will be evident upon inspection that MAYA is not an ordinary yacht. She was custom built for the knowledgeable owners of Deerfoot International by Walsteds, one of the finest yards in Europe. She was designed, engineered and built to exact specifications to be a true, independent offshore cruiser, easily handled by two people. The dependable, easily maintained systems were engineered into an exceptionally strong, yet aesthetically pleasing hull. The resulting yacht is a head turner wherever she goes and is a joy to sail.

She is equally comfortable in northern climates, with her all-weather pilothouse, and in the tropics, with vast areas of opening hatches, dorades and air conditioning. MAYA cruises easily at 8.5 – 10 knots and has been known to surf at 23.5 knots. She is a “must-see” for anyone considering a 60′ – 80′ cruising sailboat.


Seller’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.

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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.