1987 Buddy Davis 47 Convertible

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Class Power
Category Convertible Boats, Sports Fishing Boats
Year 1987
Make Buddy Davis
Length 47'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Hampton, VA
Vessel Walkthrough
Large cockpit with prep station and teak sole. Salon door located to port; galley up to port side of salon. Leather settee to starboard. Companionway to starboard. Guest stateroom located port side of companionway with oversized over/under berths. Master stateroom forward with en suite private head and separate shower stall. Guest head is located on the starboard side of companionway with separate shower stall.
Located up, in salon. Recessed sink with pressurized hot/cold water. Sub Zero, under counter refrigerator/freezer. Microwave, Plenty of Storage.
Master Stateroom
Forward, with offset queen berth, electric head, separate shower stall, carpeting, air conditioning, hanging locker.
Master Head
Forward in the hull is the Master Head, with electric flushing toilet, sink and vanity and storage cabinet below. The Shower is all the way forward and is a cleaver use of space, making this shower surprisingly roomy. A bi-fold door closes this space when desired.

Guest Stateroom
Across the hall along the port side is the Guest Stateroom. With Criss-crossed bunks, large tackle/storage cabinet and a Chest of drawers and mirror. 
Guest Head
Down 5 steps into the lower level of the vessel, the guest head and shower is located along the Stbd side. This features an Electric Flushing toilet with sink and vanity, a separate stand-up shower with bi-fold shower door is located forward is this room.
  • Garmin GPS Map 1020
  • Garmin GPS Map 741
  • Simrad AP26 Auto Pilot
  • Lowrance 3500 Digital Depth Finder
  • Icom MC-602 VHF Radio
  • Icom MC -M502 VHF Radio
  • Furuno NAVNET Radar/Fishfinder
  • LED Bar Light on Hardtop
  • KVH M3 Satellite TV
Deck and Hull Equipment
  • 6 Man Life Raft
  • Three Sided Enclosure
  • Teak Cockpit Sole
  • Teak Toe Rail
  • Teak Covering Boards
  • Triple Spreader Outriggers
  • Transom Door
  • Center Rigger
  • Cockpit Tackle Center
  • Cockpit LED Lighting
  • 10 Rod Rocket Launcher
  • Underwater Lighting 
  • 12 VDC 120 volt air conditioning 
  • Westerbeke Generator 11 kw 
  • 412 V DC Batteries 
  • 60 Amp Battery Charger 
  • Hynautic Hydraulic steering, 2 stations 
  • Trim Tabs 
  • Reverses cycle air conditioning 
  • Fire Boy Systems 
  • Engine Room lights 
  • Engine Block Heaters 
  • Glendinning Shore cord 
  • High Water Alarm 
  • 4 Bilge Pumps 
Speed and Distance
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Max Speed
Nominal Length
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Engine Make Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 8V92
Engine Year 1987
Total Power 1470hp
Engine Hours 970
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
HIN DYW47121E787
Hull Shape Deep Vee
The Buddy Davis 47 Convertible is one of the most popular Sportfishermen ever built. The 47 Davis popularity benefits from a solid fiberglass bottom with Divinycell hullside coring. Seeker offers the preferred walk-around forward master stateroom, guest stateroom, two heads with stall showers, galley up open main salon layout. This classic Carolina design still  makes the 47 an eye turner. The 8-V92 pans have been replaced, and the starboard engine was majored less than 950 hrs ago. Seeker's interior is stunning, and she's rigged to fish. This convertible boat will continue to turn heads at tournaments, as well as raise fish. A "turn key" glass Carolina Classic without a Big Budget.
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