Boat Specifications

Make: Buddy Davis Boats
Model: 48 Expess
Year: 2014
Length: 47 ft. 10 in.
Type: Express Fisherman Boats
Listing: 1440972
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Take the helm of the all new 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 competitor's boats, and you'll 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, you'll know you'll get there with plenty of time to put your lines in, even when conditions make our competitor's 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 it's 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 doesn't pound. She won't 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, you'll 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 it's 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, there's 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, there's 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.

Davis' 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 new Davis tunnel technology is now available on all Buddy Davis models. On the 48, for example, the draft is reduced to 3'2". 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.
Draft: 4 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 16 ft. 0 in.
Displacement: 42000
Fuel tank capacity: 820
Water tank capacity: 120
Standard features:
Hardware and Outfitting
Stainless steel 12" 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
Hinged, fiberglass, bow, deck anchor locker hatch
Three Bomar hatches


Mechanical
Emergency bilge pump system on both engines
Quarter-turn sea valves on all bottom thru-hull fittings
12 gallon water heater
Fiberglass mufflers
12KW diesel generator with sound shield
Marine engine alternators
Engine room vent fans
DC oil change system, engines, transmissions and generator
2 1/2" 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
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
Engine room with high gloss finish
Dripless shaft and rudder seals


Construction/Exterior
Two-piece seamless construction featuring a DAVIS split hull mold
with solid fiberglass bottom, Divinycell cored hull sides, a one-piece reinforced fiberglass super structure with foredeck, helm deck and cockpit forward machine tunnel and lazarette are painted with White Awlgrip
Lower guardrails and upper shear guards are fiberglass with stainless steel rub rail protective molding
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
Engine gauge package
Exterior handrails
Sliding companion way door


Cockpit
Baitwell insulated with seawater circulation pump, starboard side
Large insulated under deck fishbox with macerator pumpout
Large, removable under-deck line and fender storage
Walk-through tuna door with locking latch
Engine room entrance with draining waterways
Cockpit drains
Dockside water inlet with pressure-reducing valve
Built in backing plate for fighting chair
Fresh and saltwater wash down systems
Top-loading freezer (food and bait) Port side
Built in 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 magnetic circuit breakers, generator remote and bilge pump control
24/12 volt flybridge electrical panel for equipment and electronics
Two battery 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
AC and DC lighting in stateroom and salon/galley
Ground fault protected utility receptacles throughout in head and galley
CA/TV-phone outlet


Safety and Navigation
Navigation lights
Automatic bilge pumps in lazarette, engine room and forward bilge with high water alarm
Alarm system for engine systems
Automatic engine room fire suppression system with manual discharge
Smoke alarm
Emergency 1 1/2” electric bilge pump in lazzerette


Galley
Sub Zero undercounter refrigerator/freezer
Microwave oven
Stainless steel sink with faucet
Ceramic 2-burner cooktop, recessed with safety shutoff
Under counter and over counter storage
Designer countertops
Teak and holly wood flooring
Over counter task lighting
Vinyl headliner


Salon
Carpeting
Vinyl headliner
AC and DC light fixtures
Sofa with storage beneath
CD/stereo sound system with TV and DVD
Air conditioning system with digital control
Telephone outlet
High-low dinette table
Decorative throw pillows


Master Bedroom
Double berth with storage compartment and drawers underneath
Carpeting
Vinyl headliner
Vinyl wall coverings
Foam mattress with bedspread, two pillow shams and pillows
Cedar-backed hanging lockers with automatic light
Air conditioning system with digital control
Upper hull side cabinets
One decorative throw pillow
AC and DC light fixtures
12V stereo/CD player
TV flat screen


Master Head
Vinyl headliner
Vinyl wall covering
Teak and holly wood flooring
Designer countertops with sink and faucet
Toilet with holding tank and level indicator
Medicine cabinet with mirrored doors
Exhaust fan
Fiberglass shower stall with safety glass door
Air conditioning discharge vent
AC and DC light fixture


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

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