Buddy Davis Yachts For Sale

Davis wasn’t always a boat builder, but he was always on boats. He began working as a mate on fishing boats at the ripe old age of 13, and spent some of his sea time working for the renowned North Carolina captain Omie Tillet. Throughout his career Davis created boats with wood, molded fiberglass, and cold-molding glass-over-wood techniques, spanning the technological ranges from scarfing planks, to building a hull upside-down on a jig—a first, at the time—to molding fiberglass with advanced methods like resin-infusion. At its peak, Buddy Davis Boatworks boasted a production of 30 sportfishing yachts in a single year. I spent a day fishing and boat testing with Buddy when he introduced his 45 Express, and found him full of the hospitality and grace North Carolina culture is known for. And although some questioned his business tactics through the years (there were several incarnations of Davis-named boatbuilders, sometimes resurrected after alleged financial difficulties), one thing can not be questioned: this man’s impact on the boat building industry was huge. You can bet that 100 years from now we’ll still be talking about Buddy Davis—and running the boats he built. Some of Davis’s greatest accomplishments include the 48 Davis Express and the 58 Sportfish, both of which are currently under construction in New Jersey. Dr. Ira Trocki, owner of other boat brands including Egg Harbor Yachts, Predator, and Topaz, acquired the assets of the Davis brand in 2003 after the company faced financial difficulties. But that didn’t slow Buddy down; instead of throwing in the towel he went right back to his roots, and began producing the Buddy Davis Edition 28.

74' 2001 BUDDY DAVIS
68' 2000 BUDDY DAVIS
61' 1989 BUDDY DAVIS
52' 2006 BUDDY DAVIS
52' 2000 BUDDY DAVIS
47' 11
47' 1986 BUDDY DAVIS
47' 1993 BUDDY DAVIS
45' 2001 BUDDY DAVIS
34' 2010 BUDDY DAVIS


Manufacturer            Year              List Price                 Sold Price               Location

38' Buddy Davis      1993           $159,000 (08/17)      $135,000 (11/17)      HI, USA

54' Buddy Davis       1995          $209,000 (02/17)      $200,000 (09/17)      CA, USA

62' Buddy Davis       1977          $129,900 (02/17)      $120,000 (08/17)      FL, USA

47' Buddy Davis       1989          $179,900 (11/15)      $150,000 (08/17)      SC, FL

46' Buddy Davis       1981          $450,000 (07/16)      $350,000 (05/17)      NC, USA

61' Buddy Davis       2000          $819,000 (02/09)      $650,000 (03/17)   VENEZUELA

61' Buddy Davis       1989          $1,100,000 (08/99)   $1,100,000 (02/17)  NY,USA

54' Buddy Davis       1971          $110,530 (11/16)      $106,583 (03/17)     BC, CA

47' Buddy Davis        1991         $249,900 (09/15)      $225,000 (04/17)     NC, USA