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With her flared bow and classic Carolina styling, the Buddy Davis 47 raised the bar for midsize sportfishing yachts in the late 1980s. Indeed, for many anglers the Davis 47 was the gold standard against which other convertibles her size were measured. It wasnt just the sweet styling that earned so much praise; the soft ride of Buddy Davis hulls made believers out of more than a few skeptics. (Note that the first six hulls were fully cored; after that, only the hull sides were cored.) Several floorplans were offered in the 47, mostly two-stateroom affairs with the galley down although a three-stateroom layoutrare for a boat this sizewas available late in her production run. Davis interiors of this period are comfortable and well finished but not what anyone would call lavish. Key to the 47s success, of course, is a large fishing cockpit with two in-deck fish boxes, livewell, tackle center with sink, and direct engine room access. Note the unusual flybridge layout with its teak helm console (with aluminum wheel and single-lever controls) and wraparound lounge seating. Standard 735hp 8V92 Detroits cruise at 2324 knots (high 20s top), and 820hp MANs cruise at 28 knots (30+ top). A total of 88 Davis 47s were built.
Overview Polished Carolina convertible made good on promise of semicustom quality, tournament-class performance, big-water capability.
Features Offered with several two-stateroom floorplans over the years, all with solid teak cabinetry, premium furnishings, exceptional fit and finish. Topside highlights include roomy cockpit with engineroom access, single-lever helm controls, well-flared bow. Bridge overhang shades forward cockpit.
Comments Total of 88 built, 6 with fully cored hulls.
Performance GM 735hp diesels cruise at 24 knots; 820hp MANs cruise at 27-28 knots.