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1986 Buddy Davis 47

Warwick, Rhode Island, United States


Buddy Davis arguable made some of the best sport fishing boats ever built and the 47 is one of the most popular models out there.  There is no mistaking that Carolina-flared bow.  And this 47 is in great shape.  Her owner has regularly upgraded both mechanicals as well as cosmetics.  If you're looking for a fishing machine or just a great cruising boat, look no further.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $209,000
Boat Name: Son of a Sailor
Make: Buddy Davis
Model: 47
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Davis Yachts
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: DYW47109C686
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 47 ft
Length Overall: 46.83 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Max Draft: 4.33 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.42 ft
Dry Weight: 44,000 lb
Deadrise: 14 °
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 8V92TI
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 735hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 887
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 8V92TI
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 735hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 1113
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,470hp
Cruising Speed: 24 kn
Maximum Speed: 30 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 750 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats


W Craig Nann, CPYB
Northstar Yacht Sales, LLC


Northstar Yacht Sales, LLC
1 Lagoon Rd
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US, 02871


The main salon is open and roomy with plenty of natural light.  There is a leather sofa to starboard and storage throughout.  The galley is forward with an electric stove top & grill, recessed sink, microwave and tons of storage.   There is a refrigerator/freezer to starboard.

The living quarters are below with a v-berth forward and a guest/day head to starboard with electric toilet and stall shower.  The master cabin is to port with ensuite head complete with stall shower and electric toilet.

Cockpit, bridge deck & tuna tower

There is a tuna tower with maneuvering controls and LED lighting. 

The bridge deck and helm station  have recessed electronics complete with new VHF radio, new Garmin GPS plotter and Lowrance radar.  There is ample seating in addition to the helms man.

The cockpit is spacious with plenty of room for a fighting chair.  There is a bait freezer, sink, bait & tackle station as well as fish boxes recessed in the teak cockpit floor. 


Upgrades & Refits

Upgrades over the last few years:

  • New underwater lights ( blue)
  • New LED lights on bridge ( multi colored)
  • New LED rope lighting under coaming boards ( blue)
  • New LED take down lights
  • New canvas covers over bridge and top of tower
  • Very top of tower (buggy top) repainted black
  • New three-sided enclosure
  • New coaming board cushions
  • New LED rope lighting in salon ( blue and white)
  • New aqua air 2 zone A/C including new digital controls
  • New wall liner throughout entire boat
  • New carpet
  • New carpet runners
  • New teak and holly flooring in both heads and galley
  • New cushions in vberth, master and bunks in companionway
  • New hot water heater
  • New oil change system that services both engines, transmissions and generator
  • Two new turbo chargers
  • All new blue hoses and blue high pressure lines
  • New wiring to panel on bridge
  • New paint on certain areas of the hull, topsides as well as the cockpit
  • New headliner throughout
  • New faucets in the heads
  • Two new flat screen tv’s
  • Starters rebuilt
  • Water pumps rebuilt
  • 4 new 8-d batteries
  • New Gamin 3210 GPS and Lowrance 5’ open array radar/ plotter
  • New PVC 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.

Additional Contact Information

For more information and to schedule an appointment to get aboard, call W Craig Nann, CPYB at 401-683-9200 or email

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