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2008 Dixon Boatworks Custom Enclosed Express

** SOLD **

  • $1,488,000 USD
  • Christopher Cooke CPYB
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 2008
  • Dixon Boatworks
  • Custom Enclosed Express
  • Stuart, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 55ft / 16.76 m
  • Caterpillar
  • C-32 Acert
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2014-06-03
  • 2015-01-15
  • 1498944


A perfect example of design vision, Lady Bev delivers the promise of performance, cruisability, fishability, and economy.   The 55' Custom Dixon Express Enclosed Helm is powered by twin Caterpillar C-32 ACERT 1850hp which reaches speeds over 50 mph top end and cruises economically and effortlessly at 43 MPH. There is a sense of freedom built into every aspect of this craft.

Knowing how important it is to have a usable layout and abundance of space to make traveling a pleasure, her designer, Donald Blount, created a main salon that is free flowing with an abundance of light, comfort, and ample seating. She is the perfect vessel for offshore sport, socializing, and entertaining.  This owners’ vision of an elegant design is a delight for tournament fishing or comfortably spending time with friends and family. In addition, there is an extraordinary amount of space in her two staterooms, along with two heads, which allows you to go just about wherever and whenever you wish.

Built by Randy Dixon of Dixon Boatworks in Charleston, "LADY BEV" is a must see for the large custom express buyer looking for speed, comfort, style, and  the unsurpassed quality that production models don’t offer.  Dixon Boatworks exemplifies the best out of a well-respected Carolina Builder with a strong history of proven hulls.

There are five main points on this vessel that had to be achieved with no compromises when she was built for her owner.

  1. Construction Quality (Made from the finest materials with attention to detail in her build)
  2. Cruisability (Huge Salon, Well placed amenities, Dry/Soft Carolina Hull and 4’ draft Tunnel Hull)
  3. Speed (50 + mph top end)
  4. Style (Her lines are smooth and proportioned and her Carolina flare gives her
  5. Efficiency (28 knots at 65 GPH)

She is full time captain maintained to perfection with extended warranties till Dec 31, 2015 ($200 deductible) that can even be extended further with rienspection, this vessel surpasses other 50’ + Express Models in existence.

Owner has his eye on his next larger boat. Trades Considered.


Designed by the famous marine architect Donald Blount and built by Randy Dixon out of Charleston, “LADY BEV’s” hull is cold molded Akume plywood w/fir stringers.  All interior walls, bulkheads, doors, cabinetry and floors are constructed of composite material in order to save weight and add strength and rigidity where needed.  Her interior is spacious well laid and very functional for the traveling family or tournament fisherman.  Dixon boat works of Charleston is recognized in the industry for building boats of the highest quality and craftsmanship yet still possessing a smooth stable ride. She has 2 stateroom w 2/baths and a large tackle/rod storage room.

Vessel Walkthrough

Entering the salon you immediately notice the rich teak woodwork, leather appointments and her teak and holly sole throughout the vessel. The galley, with granite counter tops, runs to the starboard side of the salon and comes equipped with a 2 burner electric stove top, full sized convention microwave oven and a 4 drawer style Uline refrigeration & freezer system with ice maker.

Forward of the lazarette is a well-organized and engineered systems room. A stairway leads down the starboard side forward, with full pantry and a separate tackle room with rod storage. Featuring a two stateroom two head layout with the master aft to port with a full head. The second stateroom is forward and features a center lined Queen Island Berth with two fixed berths to port and starboard if needed.  The forward berth features a full-sized ensuite head as well. The builder enhanced the vessel’s volume and simplicity with high quality custom features for two staterooms and spacious layout. She looks rich with her high gloss teak and holly sole throughout the boat.

In the cockpit she features Mezzanine seating with an Eskimo Ice Machine, Freezer, and insulated storage. Across the transom there is a 60" combination Bait Well/Fishbox. The control station is located in the cockpit starboard side. This Dixon is the standard for the custom buyer looking for the highest quality, speed and style in an extraordinary sport fishing yacht.


  • Teak Interior
  • Custom Teak Air Conditioning Vents 
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • 48,000 BTU Marine Air Unit with Digital Controls
  • 9 Overhead Lights
  • 3 Red /White Lights
  • Granite Countertops to Starboard Side
  • 4 Pull out Drawers
  • 1 Large Storage Cabinet
  • Hi- Low Custom Coffee Table with Storage
  • Gigantic L Shaped Sofa
  • 3 Giant Sliding Drawers under Sofa
  • VIZIO Flat Screen TV
  • BOSE 5.11 Surround Sound
  • BOSE Speakers (4) with Subwoofer
  • High Gloss Teak and Holly Sole Floor
  • Full Sized Custom Window Bra


Whether you are preparing a fresh-caught Caribbean spiny lobster feast, Dungeness crabs or hors d’oeuvres for a shipboard gathering of family and friends, you’ll find that the galley design is as comfortably functional as you would find on any comparably sized yacht.

  • Princess Two Burner Cooktop
  • In Sink Erator
  • Full Sized GE Convection/Microwave Oven
  • (4) Subzero Fridge Freezers
  • Stainless Steel Large Capacity Sink
  • Grohe Fixtures
  • Large Granite Prep Area


Enclosed Helm / Salon

Center double helm seat with a custom teak pod that features a Release polished stainless wheel and shifters with integrated bow thruster controls.


Center Helm

Custom leather adjustable Garelick double helm seat with clear visibility

Electronically actuated electronics console featuring:

  • (2) Garmin 5212 GPS, Radar (64 NM) And Sounder With Weather
  • Simrad AP24 Autopilot
  • Electronic Palm Beach Pod Controls With Bow Thruster Controls Integrated In Shifters
  • Custom Teak Helm Pod
  • Icom Submersible VHF
  • 2 Icom M604 Base Radios Run Command Mics For Bridge And Forward Station
  • 2 x Caterpillar Systems Monitors
  • Caterpillar Backup Panel
  • Side Thruster Controls
  • Maxwell Windlass Control
  • Livorsi Gauges X3 Fuel/Water
  • Bennett Trim Tab Controls
  • Bilge Switches
  • Ignition Control Switches
  • ACR Spotlight Remote
  • Chart Storage
  • MDP Panel


Bridge Deck:

  • Dual Garmin 5215 GPS/Plotter/ Weather
  • Simrad AP 24 Autopilot
  • 64 NM Garmin Radar
  • XM Weather
  • Video Camera
  • Garmin Sounder Module


Master Stateroom

  • Aft To Port with Ensuite Head w/Granite Counters
  • Custom Innerspring Mattress
  • Centerline Queen Bed
  • Actuated Berth With Storage
  • 24,000 BTU Marine Air Unit
  • (2) Hanging Lockers
  • (6) Pull Out Drawers
  • (2) Overhead Cabinets
  • (4) Cabinets On Bulkhead
  • 8 (24v) Lights
  • Solid Teak Door
  • 26" Visio Flat Screen TV
  • Stereo
  • Teak And Holly Sole

Master Head

  • Fully Enclosed Shower With Moen Fixtures
  • Corian Vanity Top
  • Headhunter Head
  • Medicine Cabinet
  • Towel Bars
  • Teak And Holly Sole

VIP Stateroom

Forward Featuring Center Lined Queen With (2) Wing Bunks And Will Sleep 4 With Ensuite Head.

  • Actuated Berth With Storage
  • Custom Innerspring Mattress
  • Overhead Hatch Framed In Teak
  • 24,000 BTU Marine Air Unit
  • (8) Pullout Drawers
  • Hanging Locker
  • 26" Visio Flat Screen
  • Solid Teak Door
  • Stereo
  • High Gloss Teak And Holly Sole
  • Maytag Washer/Dryer In Enclosed Cabinet

VIP Head

  • Fully Enclosed Shower With Moen Fixtures
  • Corian Vanity Top
  • Headhunter Head
  • Medicine Cabinet
  • Moen Fixtures
  • Towel Bars
  • Teak And Holly Sole

Companionway / Stairs

  • (10) Full Sized Drawers For Storage Starboard Side
  • Storage Under Steps
  • Rod And Tackle Room

Rod and Tackle Room

  • Full Sized Custom Rod Locker Tackle Room In The Companionway

Deck / Hull

  • Fighting Lady Yellow Awlgrip Hull Sides With Awlgrip White Topsides
  • High Gloss Teak Transom
  • Cold Molded, Composite Cored Hull
  • Full Size Tuna Tower In Aluminum Fitted With A Steering Station And Hard Buggy Top
  • Beautiful High Gloss Varnish Teak Toe Rail
  • Beautiful High Glass Varnish Teak Bow Pulpit
  • Sea Hooker 40lbs. Anchor W/Chain & Rope
  • Maxwell Windlass W Remote
  • Custom Wrapped Windows
  • Bomar Hatch
  • Clear Coated Teak Transom
  • Underwater Lights
  • 316 SS Oversized Cleats
  • 316 SS Deck Hardware
  • 316 SS Bow Rail
  • 4 316 SS Oversized Cleats
  • 316 SS Deck Fills


  • Bluewater Fighting Chair With 6 Rocket Launchers And Tackle Drawer
  • Teak-Like Laminate Cockpit Sole
  • Transom Fish Door
  • Live Well -Incorporated Into The Transom With Teak Covering Boards
  • Full Teak Coaming Boards Over Thigh High Gunwales
  • Cockpit Coaming Bolsters
  • (6) Lee Flush Mount Rod Holders
  • Fuel Selector Switch
  • JL Audio Waterproof Speakers
  • Under Second Station Is A Custom (4) Teak Drawer Tackle Storage Center
  • (7) In Deck Hatch Compartments
  • (2) Oversized Stern Cleats 316 SS
  • 316 SS Transom Haws pipes
  • Freshwater Wash-Down
  • 316 SS Custom Dixon Scupper Drain Covers

Raised mezzanine featuring:

  • Custom Sunbrella seat cushions
  • Ice fed kill box 18x21x36
  • Bait freezer 16x26x11
  • Tackle station

Second control station featuring:

  • Side Flip-Out Control Station
  • Simrad AP24 Autopilot
  • Icom Submersible Commander III
  • Garmin 5208 GPS Plotter
  • Clarion Stereo Controls
  • Cat Controls

Fishing Equipment

  • Lee Double Spreader  Riggers
  • Lee Center Rigger
  • Electrical Down drop Reel Plugs
  • Transom Kill Box Live Well
  • Second Station Cockpit Controls
  • Transom Door With Gate
  • Insulated Fish Box
  • Custom Freezer


  • Custom Aluminum Marlin Tower With Second Station And Buggy Top
  • Sealed Electronics Box Under Station
  • Two Grab Rails
  • (8) Rocket Launchers In Aft Tower Rail
  • Led Running Lights Molded In Hardtop
  • Ice Locker Under Station
  • Freshwater Wash-Down
  • (2) Aft Spreader Lights
  • Fore Spreader Light
  • Dual Kahlenberg Horn
  • Canvas

Tower Electronics:

  • Garmin 5208 Touchscreen GPS Plotter
  • Simrad AP 24 Autopilot
  • 64NM Garmin Radar
  • XM Weather
  • Garmin Sounder

Forward / Equipment Pump Room

  • Freshwater Manifold System By Whale
  • Inline Manifold To Flush All Saltwater Cooling Systems
  • Macerator
  • Shower Sump
  • Livewell Pump 
  • 1 Par Max
  • Electrical Panel 24v
  • Headhunter Head Pump
  • Holding Tank With Y & Pump Out
  • Bow Thruster Access


  • 24 KW Caterpillar Generator With Sound Shield
  • DC and AC Electrical Systems
  • Charles 50 Amp Battery Charger
  • (8) Series 31 24V Batteries
  • Built In Air Compressor

Engine / Mechanical

Engines Caterpillar C-32A's with 1800 HP with Platinum Warranty till Dec 2015

  • Oberdorfer Pump
  • Dual Racors
  • Delta T System
  • Custom Heavy Duty Engine Mounts
  • 4 Rule 24 V Bilge Pumps
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Caterpillar Chrome Heat Shield
  • Caterpillar  Chrome Valve Covers
  • Power Steering
  • Sound Down Insulation
  • ZF Transmissions
  • Delta T Fans
  • Oil Change System
  • Fireboy System
  • Fresh Water
  • Central Drain With Drain Boxes
  • Freshwater Wash-Down


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, as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994