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2006 Buddy Davis 48 Express

** SOLD **

  • $575,000 USD
  • Greg Graham
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 2006
  • Buddy Davis
  • 48 Express
  • Pompano Beach, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 48ft / 14.63 m
  • Caterpillar
  • C-18
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2015-07-07
  • 2015-10-20
  • 1871102

The "MYSTIFIER" is a Buddy Davis express sport fisherman with low-hour twin Caterpillar C-18 power at 1015 HP each. In October of 2014 the owner had Caterpillar’s Ring Power complete the 1,000 hour service. At that time he also purchased Cat’s 60 Month / 1500 Hour – Platinum Plus Extended Warranty at a cost of over $40,000. The warranty will be transferred to the new owner. The batteries were recently replaced and the generator was serviced. In early July of 2015 Merritt Boatworks completed a bottom job including fresh barrier coat & bottom paint and new zincs. The shafts were pulled & checked, shaft seals, rudder sales, and cutlass bearings were replaced. This boat is 100% turnkey and ready to travel through the islands or fish the offshore canyons. 


Her elevated bridge deck offers excellent visibility and the convenience of a stand up engine room. The list of features and options include Donald Blount shallow draft tunnels, Pipewelders tuna tower & bow rail, windshield with commercial wipers/washers, overhead rod storage, cockpit freezer, cockpit baitwell, under deck fish box, teak cockpit, teak helm, teak toe rail, teak pulpit, windlass, Vetus bow thruster (2010), fuel polishing system, (3) Release marine helm chairs, Release Marine fighting chair, Eskimo E-600 Ice Maker, 32,000 BTU bridge air conditioning, 4-sided helm enclosure, Fighting Lady Yellow hull color, Winslow life raft, and spare props. The Buddy Davis hull design offers a knife sharp entry and exaggerated bow flare for an unequaled ride.

Construction and Exterior

Two piece seamless construction featuring a Buddy Davis hull with a solid fiberglass bottom, and cored hull sides from the waterline up with fiberglass reinforcement. A one-piece reinforced fiberglass super structure with foredeck, helm, and cockpit. Forward machine areas and lazarette are finished and painted with white Imron. Lower guard rails and upper shear guards are fiberglass with stainless steel rub rail protective molding. Exterior hull finish is Fighting Lady Yellow, remainder of the exterior is a bright white Gelcoat. All exterior cleats are reinforced with metal backing plates. All underwater appendages are bonded and main struts are reinforced with backing plates. The toe rail features stainless steel chaff guards. Release Marine helm chairs and fighting chairs are reinforced with backing plates.

Salon and Dinette Area

  • Main electrical panel
  • Upholstered "L" shaped sofa, Ultraleather
  • AC & DC lighting fixtures with dimmer control
  • Vinyl headliner
  • Teak dinette hi-low table
  • Storage under cushions
  • Upholstered dinette seating, Ultraleather
  • Upper hullside cabinet storage with 120 volt outlets
  • Under deck storage area, lighted
  • Bose CD/DVD/Stereo sound system with 42" LCD TV in Teak frame
  • Satellite TV system
  • Central vacuum system
  • Rope lighting
  • Under step storage area


  • Exhaust fan
  • Stainless steel deep bowl sink with faucet and Corian cover
  • High gloss teak cabinetry with drawer storage
  • Sub-Zero under counter drawer-style refrigerator (2) drawer with teak fronts
  • Corian solid surface counter tops
  • Ceramic 2-burner cooktop with Corian cover
  • Under counter and over counter storage
  • Teak and Holly flooring
  • Over counter task lighting
  • Bomar hatch with integrated screen and sun shade
  • Convection microwave oven

Master Stateroom

  • Large berth with fitted bedspread, mattress, throw pillows and pillow shams
  • Under berth storage compartment with aft facing drawers
  • Nightstands with Corian tops
  • Teak bunk rails
  • Carpeting
  • Vinyl headliner
  • Bomar hatch with integrated screen and sun shade
  • Vinyl wall covering
  • Cedar-backed hanging locker with automatic light
  • Air conditioning system with digital control
  • Teak upper hullside cabinets
  • CD/DVD stereo system with LCD TV
  • AC & DC lighting fixtures, with dimmer control
  • Rope lighting
  • Custom back-lit etched glass mirror at headboard

Head & Shower

  • Bomar hatch with integrated screen and sun shade
  • Vinyl wall covering
  • Air conditioning supply
  • Teak & Holly flooring
  • Corian counter top with integrated sink and faucet
  • Teak cabinetry
  • Freshwater toilet with tank level indicator
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet with shelf storage
  • Fiberglass shower stall with safety glass door
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Lighting fixtures

Hardware and Outfitting

  • Teak toe rail
  • Teak bow pulpit with stainless steel chute and roller
  • Lewmar windlass with deck and helm controls
  • Stainless steel cleats at stern, amid ship, and bow
  • Stainless steel fuel, water, and waste deck fittings
  • Stainless steel line chocks & chaff guards
  • Stainless steel 1 1/4" solid stock rubrail moldings on sheer and guards
  • Transom corner hawse pipes, stainless steel
  • Hinged, fiberglass anchor locker hatch

Bridge Deck

The helm area is enclosed by a custom Taylor made windshield with an Exalto wiper/washer system.  A four sided enclosure with EZ2CY forward and side panels (Strataglass used for the aft roll-up panels) surrounds the air conditioned and heated bridge area. A custom teak helm pod with single lever controls and an analog-style Caterpillar gauge package is positioned on centerline.

  • Starboard side storage cabinet
  • Custom electronics console, lift up style with hydraulic actuator
  • DC electric panel with circuit breakers
  • Helm chairs (3) Release Marine teak with 4" stainless "no bolt" pedestals, tapered custom cushions, no-rock slides, foot boards, and covers
  • Reverse cycle CruisAir air conditioning 32,000 BTU total
  • Wrap-around seating with storage under all-weather cushions
  • Satellite TV at helm 
  • CAT electronic engine gauge package
  • Teak deck
  • Overhead lockable rod storage
  • Powder coated white handrails
  • Clarion stereo/CD player, satellite ready with speakers
  • Custom hydraulic seat lift system
  • Helm pod cover


The tournament-style cockpit has a teak deck, teak cover boards, padded coaming bolsters, a full size Release Marine fighting chair with a rocket launcher, four rod cups, 4" polished stainless steel no-bolt pedestal, a large console freezer, a console baitwell with ice maker discharge, under deck insulated fish box, Eskimo E-600 Ice Maker, Glendinning shore cable rewind, and built-in tackle storage drawers.

  • Insulated baitwell with seawater circulation pump and ice maker discharge
  • Large insulated under deck fish box with macerator pump out
  • Removable under deck dunnage box
  • Walk-thru two piece tuna door
  • Exterior lighting recessed under cover boards
  • Engine room entrance on centerline
  • 12 volt reel outlets (2)
  • Dockside water inlet
  • Built-in backing plate for fighting chair
  • Fresh and saltwater washdown systems with quick connects
  • Top loading freezer with Plexiglas inserts
  • Flush mount rod holders (4) stainless steel
  • Custom three-sided cockpit cover

Pipewelders Tuna Tower

Tower options include:

  • Flag halyards
  • Pipewelders brand outriggers with center rigger
  • Tower seating
  • Molded buggy top
  • Quartz spreader lights molded into the standing platform,
  • Extra overhead lighting,
  • Recessed reel colors teaser reels
  • Overhead rod locker
  • Rod holders on the aft tower legs (6)
  • Rod holders across the aft hard top (6)
  • Molded-in led navigation lights
  • Tower console with storage
  • Satellite to bracket
  • ACR spotlight
  • Upper tower station and seating area have custom covers

Electronic Outfitting and Navigation Systems

High Seas Technology installed the electronics package. Highlights include Satellite TV, Northstar 6000i GPS/Plotter, 10.4" Furuno NavNet with color radar, Simrad autopilot, ICOM VHF radios (2), Satellite Weather Service, full function networked NavNet at the tower station, engine room cameras, and an ACR spotlight with remote.

  • Furuno NavNet 10.4" with 64 mile radar, sounder, GPS and plotter
  • Furuno sounder, networked with custom transducer fairing block
  • Furuno RD-30 temp, depth, speed, and log
  • Furuno NavNet full function unit on the tower (networked)
  • Simrad AP-25 Autopilot
  • Engine room cameras
  • ACR spotlight with remote control
  • Underwater lights, XENON (2)
  • ICOM 602 VHF Radios (2)
  • KVH Trackvision G4 High Performance Satellite TV System
  • Satellite Marine Weather Service
  • Clarion marine stereo/CD player with remote
  • Speakers in helm and cockpit
  • VHF RAM mics (1) salon, (2) helm, and (1) tower
  • SIMRAD autopilot remote on tower
  • Digital 3W cell phone booster - wireless

Safety and Navigation

  • Fire Boy fire extinguishing system
  • High water indicator lights at helm
  • Automatic bilge pumps (4)
  • High volume 4000 GPH pump in lazarette bilge
  • Emergency crash pumps on each engine
  • LED navigation lights in Pipewelders hard top
  • Bow pulpit with stainless steel plow anchor and electric windlass
  • Back-up Glendinning engine controls
  • Horn
  • Weather Channel Satellite Weather Network
  • Winslow valise-style life raft 


  • AC & DC main electrical panel with amperage and voltage metering, sliding gate shore/generator selector system, magnetic circuit breakers, generator remote start & stop, and bilge pump controls.
  • Retractable 50 amp Glendinning shore power cable rewind
  • Heavy duty gelcell marine batteries, housed in fiberglass boxes, maintained by a fully automatic battery charger and battery parallel system
  • 12/24 volt bridge electrical panel for equipment and electronics
  • AC & DC fluorescent engine room lighting
  • 120 volt GFI on bridge, head, galley, and engine room
  • Internal bonding system with Zinc anode protection and Dynaplate grounding
  • AC & DC lighting in stateroom salon, galley, and head
  • Cable TV and Phone inlet in cockpit


Mechanical systems include an oil change system, fuel polishing system, dual crash pumps, primary & back up Glendinning controls, FireBoy extinguishing system, cockpit console freezer, Eskimo E-600 Ice Machine, windshield with commercial wipers/washers, gelcell batteries, bow thruster, and two 16,000 BTU air conditioning systems on the helm deck and a 15KW Westerbeke Diesel generator with sound shield

  • 2 1/2" stainless steel shafting
  • Back-up freshwater system pump
  • Engine room vent fans, 12 & 24 volt
  • Oil change system for engines, transmissions, and generator
  • Quarter-turn sea valves on all bottom thru-hull fittings with emergency crash pumps on each engine
  • Power Steering
  • Hydraulic lift system on engine room access, bridge seats, and electronics box (with emergency by-pass)
  • Stainless steel rudders
  • Trolling valves
  • Dual Racor filters with Reverso fuel polishing system
  • Nibral 4-blade propellers
  • Dripless shaft & rudder seals
  • Caterpillar block heaters
  • Stainless steel trim tabs
  • High gloss Imron paint finish in engine room
  • Thru-cockpit air intakes
  • Spare props
  • Winslow life raft - valise style

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.


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.




For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994