Boat Specifications

Make: Buddy Davis Boats
Model: 52 Express
Year: 2013
Length: 52 ft. 6 in.
Type: Express Fisherman Boats
Listing: 1300870
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Davis began to build its first express models back in the early 80's for hardcore tuna fishermen in the northeast. At the time, manufacturers were not building large express boats.

Due to the popularity of its 45' and 48' Express Models, Davis decided to reintroduce its 52' Express Model. The 52' Davis combines luxurious cruising amenities a world-class offshore fishing platform with features that include a very large tournament style cockpit, a spacious command bridge, and an accommodation plan with a full-width second stateroom, with private head and shower.

To ensure that production keeps up with demand, Davis has just completed construction of new fiberglass molds and tooling for the 52 Express. Unlike most larger Carolina-style sportfishing yachts, Davis method of construction utilizes fiberglass and composite materials only, no wood. All Davis boats feature a mirror-like Gelcoat finish. True to the Davis tradition, the new 52 Express relies upon an exaggerated bow flare and knife-sharp entry to deliver a ride that is extremely soft and dry. The Davis engineering team has made several unique improvements to the express model including a hydraulic lift system for the helm electronics box, under seat bridge storage, and engine room access, through the cockpit engine room ventilation, and a Gelcoat exterior finish. Visibility from the teak helm pod and the surrounding command bridge is outstanding at any speed. The air conditioned bridge deck offers two L-shaped seating areas with a hydraulic lift system to access the expansive storage available beneath. The helm area also features an integral fiberglass cabinet with a refrigerator and ice maker as well as a teak folding leaf table. The tournament cockpit features a walk-through tuna door, transom fish box, high volume scuppers, custom corner hawse pipes, a large console freezer with a second console baitwell, a huge underdeck fish box, recessed electrical services and washdown systems, built in tackle storage with drawers, and engine room access on centerline. Unlike most builders of semi-custom sportfishing yachts, Davis does not require milestone or progress payments to fund construction. Davis truly offers the best of all worlds...a legendary Carolina hull design, fiberglass with composite construction, and the ability to customize each vessel to meet the most demanding specification.

For those who prefer a bridge boat, Davis offers the same classic looks, performance and fishability in its new 52 Flybridge Sportfisherman.
Draft: 4 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 16 ft. 0 in.
Displacement: 40000
Fuel tank capacity: 820
Water tank capacity: 150
Standard features:
Hardware and Outfitting
Stainless steel cleats- (2) stern, (4) amidship, (2) forward
Stainless steel water-fill deck plate-
Stainless steel line chocks
Stainless steel 1" rubrail/molding on sheer and guards


Mechanical
Emergency bilge pump system on both engines
Quarter-turn sea valves on all bottom thru-hull fittings
Stainless steel 20 gallon water heater
Fiberglass silencer
Diesel generator with sound shield
Engine room vent fans
DC oil change system, engines, transmissions and generator
3" stainless steel shafting, Aqua Tech-22
Automatic fresh water system with pump
Nibral propellers
Waste holding tank system with pumpout
Automatic shower pumpout
Main engine start and stop switches
DAVIS Custom stainless steel rudders
Port and starboard centralized drainage system
Fuel filter for main propulsion and generator engines
Coolant recovery system on main propulsion engines
Stainless steel trim tabs with recessed actuators
High Gloss engine room paint finish
Dripless shaft and rudder seals


Construction/Exterior
Two-piece seamless construction featuring a DAVIS split hull mold with solid fiberglass bottom, Divinycel cored hull sides, a one piece reinforced fiberglass super structure with foredeck, helm deck and cockpit
All exterior cleats are reinforced with solid metal backing plates
All underwater appendages are bonded


Command Bridge Deck
DAVIS Custom teak helm bubble with single-lever controls, polished stainless steel control handles and steering wheel, neutral lockout and engine synchronizer
Fuel gauge
Wrap around seating with hydraulic lift to access storage below vinyl cushions
Compass with light
Helm chair


Cockpit
Baitwell insulated with seawater circulation pump, starboard side Insulated drink box
Large insulated under deck fish box with pumpout
Built in insulated transom fish box
Large, removable under-deck line and fender storage
Large walk-through tuna door with locking latch and
Heavy-duty stainless steel recessed hinge
Engine room entrance with draining waterways
High volume overboard drains
Dockside water inlet with pressure reducing valve
Built in backing plate for fighting chair
Top-loading freezer with removable bait tray Port side
Fresh and saltwater wash down systems with quick disconnects
Built in stackable tackle centers (2)


Electrical
120/240 VOLT 50 AMP service with cablemaster storage system
AC/DC main electrical panel with amperage and voltage metering, sliding gate shore/generator selector system generator remote and bilge pump control
Two 24-volt banks maintained by a fully automatic battery charger
Battery parallel system
AC and DC florescent engine room lighting with Duplex ground fault receptacle
Fresh water and fuel tank level gauges
Internal bonding system with zinc anode protection and Dynaplate grounding
AC and DC lighting in stateroom and salon/galley
Ground fault protected utility receptacles throughout
CA/TV-phone outlet


Safety and Navigation
Navigation lights
Automatic bilge pumps in lazarette, engine room and forward bilge with high water alarm
Automatic engine room fire suppression system


Galley
Under counter refrigerator and freezer
Stainless steel sink with faucet with removable cover
Ceramic 2-burner cooktop recessed with removable cover and safety shutoff
Under counter and over counter storage
Wood accent package
Teak and holly flooring
Over counter task lighting


Salon
Carpeting throughout
Vinyl headliner
Wood accent package
Sofa with storage beneath
CD/Stereo sound system with TV and DVD
Air conditioning system with digital control
Telephone/modem outlet
Teak high/low table


Master Stateroom
Double berth with storage compartment and drawers underneath
Carpeting
Vinyl headliner with recessed lighting
Vinyl wall coverings
Deck hatch with shade
Upholstered headboard, mattresses with bedspread, pillows, and nightstand
Cedar-backed hanging lockers with automatic light
Air conditioning system with digital control
Wood accent package
Built-in television with DVD
Built-in storage compartments and drawers
Expansive upper hull side cabinets


Guest Stateroom
Double berth with storage compartment and drawers underneath
Carpeting
Vinyl headliner with recessed lighting
Vinyl wall covering
Upholstered headboard, mattresses with bedspread, pillows and nightstand
Cedar-backed hanging lockers with automatic light
Air-conditioning system with digital control
Wood accent package


Head (2)
Slide-bar showerhead
Electric toilet with holding tank level indicator
Exhaust fan


Optional features:
An extensive array of optional equipment is available to customize
each DAVIS Sportfishing Yacht to the unique tastes and requirements
of its owners. Please see your DAVIS salesperson for a complete
listing of optional equipment

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