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1997 Custom Carolina BRIGGS Boat Works Express Fish

** SOLD **

  • $275,000 USD
  • Bill Martz
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 1997
  • Custom Carolina BRIGGS Boat Works
  • Express Fish
  • Gulf Breeze, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 44ft / 13.41 m
  • 15ft 9in / 4.80 m
  • Caterpillar
  • 3176
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 2014-10-23
  • 2015-09-02
  • 1572799

The BOODAH is a very special Custom EXSF featuring cold molded construction. I sold the vessel for the original owner which had the boat built for his son as a "no frills Fish Boat" Unfortunately the son was never able to enjoy his new boat.  I sold the boat to its second owner (in the spring of '99) of Gloucester, MA. The second owner enjoyed his boat for the next 11yrs. (approx.) using it for tuna and ground fishing for approx. 5 months a year. The second owner maintained the vessel nicely, having all of the updates proscribed by Caterpillar accomplished, however very little other systems were updated. At the time of sale to the current (3rd) owner the boat (still in original finish, trim, equipment etc.) had never been slept on and the shower never used nor the galley ever cooked in. When the current owner arrived in South Florida in route to his Panhandle Florida home port a local Caterpillar mechanic advised the owner the computer indicated Less Than 20% average load on the engines since new.

The current owner of the BOODAH has greatly enhanced the utility, livability and beauty of his boat.  Painted in 2011 etc.....  The BOODAH is a large 44' Express SF and is very economical to operate and a very kind sea boat.  The boat will "plane" at 1400rpms and at 1650 cruises at an economical 23Kts+/-. Fast cruise 27-28kts with 31kts. +/- WOT

BOODAH is offered for sale only because the owner’s life style has changed and would like a cruising boat.  Priced to Sell at $279,000.



March 2015: Non-Skid repainted side decks and fore deck, interior of bridge repainted other than sole.

Vessel Walkthrough

BOODAH is arranged with the MSR forward with centerline double berth, sheer lockers, hanging locker, drawers and ample light.  Aft to stbd. is the head with stall shower, vanity and toilet.  Further aft into the salon & galley.  Exit accommodations aft to the bridge deck.


Galley is very well arranged for an express sport fisherman.

Equipment includes:

  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • 2-Burner electric stove
  • Sharp Microwave Convection oven
  • Single sink
  • Below counter trash receptacle
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Storage above & below counter
  • Slide out pantry


  • 240vac/120vac/24vdc/12vc systems
  • 240 VAC shore power cord
  • 12v & 24v battery charger
  • Separate house & engine starting battery banks
  • Northern Lights 6Kw generator w/separate start battery 1297 hrs 10/14
  • Main 120v/12v panel
  • Bridge deck panel

Fishing & Deck Equipment

BOODAH features a clean, uncluttered deck and cockpit

  • Expansive foredeck with non-skid border
  • Adequate side decks
  • Cockpit teak covering boards
  • Custom tower w/hardtop, controls, seat, buggy top & Rupp 2X riggers, 6-rod holders on tower legs
  • Large transom door/no gate
  • P & S Cockpit cabinets-bait prep, tackle storage
  • Large fish box w/macerator
  • 6-rod holders in gunnel
  • Rocket launcher
  • Spreader Lights
  • Foredeck hatch
  • Crew Saver Solas life raft-expired certification
  • Stidd helm chair
  • 4-sided enclosure in excellent condition w/3-sided Textilene shades
  • Fresh & raw water wash down
  • Boarding ladder

Electronics & Helm

  • Pod helm console w/single lever controls and an electrically raised & lowered electronics console
  • Compass
  • Icom VHF
  • Furuno radar 64mi
  • Furuno fish finder
  • Lowrance digital DF
  • Raytheon GPS Plotter
  • Dytek surface water temp
  • Tower-Northstar 6000i and Icom VHF
  • Fusion Stereo-Sirius radio

Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment

  • 3176 Caterpillar Pt 2898 Stbd 2866 as of arrival in Palm City FL  listing date 10/14
  • Observed speeds; 1500rpm on plane 22kts @ 28gph/1750rpm 27kts @ 35gph/1900rpm 29 kts @ 44gph/2300rpm 32.5kts
  • 2-station Mathers controls
  • 2-station Hynautic steering
  • Racor fuel filters w/gauges
  • Walker air intake filters
  • Block heaters
  • Twin Disc Transmissions 1.45:1 ration
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • Dripless rudder posts logs
  • 1-16,000 BTU AC system for accommodations
  • 2-12,000 BTU AC system for Bridge Deck
  • Fire Suppression system
  • 4-Electric bilge pump
  • Sea Chest supplies engines & AC units
  • Spare props
  • 6-gal water heater
  • Raritan Household sized electric toilet, fresh water plumbed w/holding tank


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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.




For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994