Used Buddy Davis 48 Express Saltwater Fishing Boat For Sale 63 pictures

Reel Deal Yachts presents this Saltwater Fishing 2005 Buddy Davis 48 Express boat for sale.

  • This Buddy Davis 48 Express offered at $575,000
  • Powered by twin Caterpillar C18 / 1015 hp / 3300 hrs
  • The boat located in Hillsboro Beach, Florida (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Feb 20th 2021

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New to the market, Free Spool is a beautiful example of the legendary 48 Buddy Davis Express. She is powered with C18 CATs, marine engine of choice, and a Northern Lights generator. Large teak cockpit with teak covering boards and padding. Full tower and Rupp double spreader outriggers.To keep that serious Sportfish look, no bow rails. Shes lean and mean! And will get you out to your fishing grounds in a hurry! Beautiful and roomy helm deck with newer enclosure and teak sole. Great electronics with dual Raymarine Hybrid touch screens and FLIR. Newer Ray-pilot as well. Pop up electronics console and single lever controls. Down below a roomy and very well appointed interior with comfortable salon, full galley, large enclosed head and shower, and stateroom forward with double berth and privacy door. Owners change of plans makes Free Spool available now and shesready to go! Easy to see in Hillsboro Beach...

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Free Spool

Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Planing

LOA: 47 ft 10 in
Beam: 16 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 4 in
Headroom: 6 ft 8 in
Freeboard: 6 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 46000 lbs

Total Power: 2030 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: C18
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 3300
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 1015 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: C18
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 3300
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 1015 HP

Cruising Speed: 28 knots @ 1875 RPM
Maximum Speed: 34 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (820 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1

Navigation center
TV set
Cockpit speakers

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Air conditioning
Hot water
Fresh water maker
Microwave oven
Marine head
Electric head

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Teak sidedecks
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Manufacturer Provided Description

Take the helm of the 48 Express, and we will show you it can do what no other sportfishing boat can do. Punching through 6-foot head seas at 35 knots, its beautifully flared bow throws off every drop of water before it gets to the windshield. Try that on one of our competitors boats, and youll be under a waterfall. The power steering makes it easy to change direction, sprinting forward or backing down. And when you have to head out to the canyon, youll know youll get there with plenty of time to put your lines in, even when conditions make our competitors boats head for cover, thanks to a 30-knot cruising speed. Optional power gets her over 37-knots. Everything starts with the bottom hull shape. All other things-the tumblehome, the flare-are all derivative of the bottom, and its very effective. Designed in collaboration with noted naval architect Donald L. Blount, the Buddy Davis 48 Express is a masterpiece in seakeeping performance. Run her hard. She doesnt pound. She wont shake, rattle, roll or leave you wet. Down swell, she behaves and goes where you want, never steering by the bow.

Once you experience the superb ride, youll want to take a closer look at the many quality and innovative details that make her a true fishing or cruising machine. First the helm is elevated for an ideal line of sight. In fact, the Buddy Davis 48 offers the best visibility from the helm of any of the competition-bar none! Yet its close to all the action, making it the perfect cockpit. Four anglers and a mate have plenty of space to maneuver. And for those who fish up forward or need to drop the anchor, theres plenty of non-skid on her massive foredeck. Access to the massive, clutter-free engine room is through the bridgedeck stairs fitted with substantial gas struts as standard equipment. Thanks to the elevated helm, theres stand-up headroom and all systems are easily serviced. With six feet of headroom, maintenance is a pleasure. The Buddy Davis 48 offers more headroom than any other size boat in her class.

Additional Description

Daviss attention to detail goes beyond where the eye can see, and that ensures that the 48 Express is at the forefront of high tech, yet utilizes proven boat-building techniques. This 20-ton vessel features a solid glass bottom, Divinycell-cored hull sides, Nidacore decks and bulkheads, and a hull-to-deck joint that is screwed, epoxied and fiberglassed to withstand anything the ocean can throw at her. The Davis tunnel technology is now available on all Buddy Davis models. On the 48, for example, the draft is reduced to 32. If you plan on fishing and cruising where every of inch of water beneath you counts, the shallow draft of the 48 is tough to beat. Furthermore, by recessing the props into the hull, the wheels are better protected from an accidental grounding. In addition, the rudders are less exposed with the tunnels, reducing the risk of damage. Also impressive is the fact that with tunnels, the 48 maintains the same seakeeping characteristics that has made Davis famous among sportfishermen. So while other builders continue to build boats using the same decades-old hull design, Davis continues to ensure that each Davis is better than the last.


  –  Ceramic two burner cooktop recessed withremovable cover and safety shutoff
  –  Convection/microwave oven
  –  Corian surface counter tops

  –  Over counter task lighting
  –  Stainless sink and faucet withremovable cover
  –  Under counter refrigerator and freezer drawers
  –  Teak and Holly flooring

  –  Pantry cabinets and storage


  –  Dual Raymarine Hybrid Touch screens with Plotter/Radar/Bottom machine
  –  Icom VHF radio with Command mike
  –  Raymarine Autopilot
  –  FLIR night vision
  –  ACR search light
  –  Compass
  –  Sony AM/FM Stereo with speakers


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.
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Approximate boat location – Hillsboro Beach, Florida

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