Buddy Davis boats are famous for their rough-water abilities and greatly flared bows—no surprise, since these hulls were born and bred along the North Carolina coast, also knows as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." But today Buddy Davis is owned by the Egg Harbor group, and construction takes place in New Jersey. The line is also greatly expanded from what Davis once offered; there was a time when large sportfishing yachts built with the cold-molded process were the only offering of the company, but today, they build a line ranging from 28' to 70' which includes center console, express, and convertible models. These are molded fiberglass fishing machines, with a high level of customization available on the larger models. Well-appointed interiors with excellent joinery and fit and finish are also trademark traits of Buddy Davis boats.
Bred for the unforgiving and unpredictable waters of the world's most treacherous oceans, the Buddy Davis 58 Sportfisherman stands out in a market full of cookie cutter sportfishing boats, better suited for dockside entertaining than for serious fishing or cruising. Smooth. Dry. Sure-footed. Agile. Beautiful and, above all, safe. Add to this impressive list of credentials one of the strongest resale values in the industry, and the Buddy Davis 58 towers above the competition. Put the throttles to the pins. Throaty diesels roar as the 58 pops out of the hole onto plane, reaching a top speed of nearly 40- knots. The 58's proven hull and bulletproof construction ensure she can maintain these speeds even when the waters turn foul and all the lessser boats run for shelter. In collaboration with Buddy Davis Yachts, noted naval architect Donald L. Blount designed a hull with a deep entry forward, convex surfaces aft, tapering back to a 15 degree deadrise aft. Her entry is soft and easy. Pounding, even in large seas is non-existent. And of course her dry ride is legendary. Davis' investment in new tooling and advanced technology allows Davis Yachts to build far lighter boats than similar-sized convertibles, providing economical operation and the ability to run the engines under less load. It's no wonder Davis is the choice among serious anglers and cruisers from the waters of Puerto Rico, Tahiti, Bermuda and Mexico, to the shores of North Carolina. Her angling heritage is also evident in the large cockpit, offering room for the mate and anglers to fight big, aggressive trophy-size fish. The expertly designed flying bridge is a fine example of form and function. The 360-degree line of sight allows the helmsman to search the waters ahead and monitor the action in the cockpit. The team of craftsmen know what a proper sportfishing yacht should look like, and the Buddy Davis 58 sets a new standard of aesthetic excellence.