47' Buddy Davis 1988



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47' Buddy Davis 1988 Sweet Carolina




Buddy Davis



Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



16' "

Engine Details:

Detroit Diesel 8V92

Engine 1:

735.00 HP

Engine 2:

735.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

900 GAL

Water Capacity:

70 GAL


Vessel Description

SWEET CAROLINA is an exceptional opportunity to own an updated 47’ Buddy Davis Sporfisherman. She was purchased by her current owner in 1989 and has been lovingly cared for throughout her life. 

In 2013/2014, SWEET CAROLINA was at Bayliss Boatworks in Wanchese, NC for an extensive refit. Some of these items included: full Alexseal paint job completed, new Palm Beach Towers custom fiberglass hardtop, new cockpit teak decks & covering boards, transom corner hawse pipes, and many other items. A new Phasor generator was installed in 2017 and only has 90 hours; Garmin electronics were also updated in 2017.

SWEET CAROLINA has a thoughtful layout with a spacious salon and 2-staterooms, 2-heads. Her interior is complemented with nice teak woodwork. 

SWEET CAROLINA is a great opportunity to own a 47’ Buddy Davis Convertible. There truly is not a nicer one available! 

Call today for more details and to set up a private showing. 

Additional photos available upon request. 


  • Teak Entrance Door
  • L-shaped sofa to starboard with storage below
  • Additional sofa/sitting area to port
  • Carpeted Sole
  • Teak Woodwork throughout
  • Overhead lighting with dimmers
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Teak grab rail overhead
  • Window Blinds
  • SAMSUNG Flat Screen Television
  • Teak flooring at entryway 
  • Storage Drawers
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Sink area to port with custom faucet


  • Located to port
  • Sink with stainless faucet
  • AVANTI full-size refrigerator and freezer
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Ample storage throughout
  • Overhead Speakers
  • Teak Sole
  • Recessed GE Convection/Microwave oven
  • Teak woodwork and trim throughout 
  • Countertops


  • Located to starboard next to galley area
  • Ample seating with drop-down dinette table
  • SAMSUNG Flat Screen Television
  • Teak Sole
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Bose Speakers


  • Teak Steps
  • Central Vacuum System
  • Storage Overhead
  • Break Panel Access
  • CruisAir SMX II Digital AC Display
  • Teak grab rail to port

Master Stateroom

  • Located forward
  • Full size berth with headboard
  • Storage drawers beneath berth
  • Teak woodwork throughout
  • HITACHI Television
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Tasteful Wall Coverings
  • (2) Berth Reading Lamps
  • Mirrored hanging locker to starboard
  • Carpeted Sole
  • Full-Size Mirror
  • Drawer storage throughout
  • Electrical Outlets
  • CruisAir SMX II Digital AC Display
  • Additional storage to port
  • Private access to head forward

Master Stateroom Head

  • Molded sink with stainless faucet
  • (2) Mirrored vanities with storage
  • Full-size shower with door
  • Towel Racks
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Lighting
  • BOMAR deck hatch overhead
  • Teak & Holly Sole
  • Storage beneath sink
  • Teak trim and valances
  • Wall Coverings (NEW April 2018)

Guest Stateroom

  • Located to port
  • Criss-Cross Berth Arrangement
  • Teak woodwork and trim throughout
  • Carpeted Sole
  • Overhead Lighting
  • CruisAir SMX II Digital AC Display
  • Hanging locker and drawer storage
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Berth Reading Lamp
  • Tasteful Wall Coverings

Guest/Companionway Head

  • Molded sink with stainless faucet
  • Mirrored vanity with storage
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Towel Racks
  • Teak & Holly Sole
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Full shower with door
  • Storage below sink
  • Wall Coverings (NEW April 2018)


  • Accessed from starboard side of cockpit
  • Port & starboard seating with ample rod storage, etc. below
  • Centerline helm with pop-up electronics box
  • Teak helm pod with gauges recessed in dash
  • Single-Lever Controls
  • Engine Stop/Start Switches
  • Recessed Flybridge Sub-Panel
  • (2) Release Marine teak helm chairs with stainless steel pedestals
  • Palm Beach Towers Custom Fiberglass Hardtop (NEW and installed by Bayliss Boatworks in 2014)
  • Recessed hardtop lighting with overhead drop-down box and electric teaser reel access
  • RITCHIE Compass
  • Main Engine Emergency Shut-Down Switches
  • Access to underneath helm
  • (2) Recessed LUMITEC spreader lights in hardtop
  • (6) Flybridge rod holders on aft rail
  • (3) Sided EZ2CY Flybridge Enclosure
  • Horn
  • Ample storage access in forward bulkhead
  • Rupp Triple Spreader Outriggers with center rigger (NEW 2013)
  • Bilge pump/high-water indicator lights recessed in helm pod
  • Main engine synchronizers and trolling valves
  • ACR URP-102 Searchlight
  • Stainless Helm Wheel
  • Navigation lights recessed in hardtop with mast/anchor light

Electronics & Navigational Equipment

  • Garmin GPS XSV Chartplotter, 16" display (NEW 2017)
  • Garmin High-Definition Open Array Radar (NEW 2017)
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Garmin Speed/Temperature Gauge (NEW 2017)
  • ACR URP-102 Searchlight
  • Simrad AP20 Autopilot
  • RITCHIE Compass
  • (2) Shakespeare Antennas


  • Teak cockpit deck & covering boards (NEW 2014 - Bayliss Boatworks)
  • Flybridge ladder to starboard
  • Teak Salon Door
  • Transom Tuna Door
  • Cockpit storage drawer to starboard
  • Recessed bait prep station with sink to starboard
  • Additional tackle storage to starboard
  • Cockpit box to port with additional storage
  • Engine Room Access
  • Lighting in cockpit overhang
  • Access to lazarette/aft bilge
  • In-deck fish box to port
  • Custom Cockpit Scuppers
  • (4) Gunnel Rod Holders
  • Stainless Steel Cleats
  • Transom Hawse Pipes (2014 - Bayliss Boatworks)
  • JL Audio Speakers
  • Fresh & Salt Water Wash Downs
  • Dockside Water Outlet
  • Rope lighting underneath gunnels
  • Cockpit cover included
  • Hubbell Phone/TV Outlet
  • Hubbell outlet with 50-amp shore power chord
  • Cockpit switches to port
  • In-deck storage at base of salon entrance

Engine Room & Mechanical Equipment

  • Accessed via cockpit
  • Detroit Diesel 8V92 Engines 735 HP
  • REVERSO Oil Change System
  • Phasor 10 KW Generator (NEW 2017)
  • Headhunter MACH 5 Freshwatwer Pump
  • CruisAir A/C Units
  • Batteries located outboard of main engines
  • SEAWARD Marine Hot Water Heater
  • ProNautic 12-volt battery charger
  • Delta T Exhaust System
  • CRS 150 Coolant Recovery System
  • LED Engine Room Lighting
  • Engine Stop/Start Switches
  • Dual Racor 1000 series fuel filters to main engines
  • FIREBOY Automatic Halon System
  • PANISH Controls
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Fuel valve return lines
  • Main Engine Intakes
  • Engine Room Fans

Hull & Deck Equipment

  • Teak cockpit covering boards (NEW 2014 - Bayliss Boatworks)
  • Teak cockpit deck (NEW 2014 - Bayliss Boatworks)
  • Full Alexseal Paint Job completed (2014 at Bayliss Boatworks)
  • Transom Tuna Door
  • Fuel, Water, and Waste Deck Fills
  • ACR-URP 102 Searchlight
  • Rupp Triple Spreader Outriggers with center rigger (NEW 2013)
  • Cockpit Scuppers
  • Transom Corner Hawse Pipes (NEW 2014 - Bayliss Boatworks)
  • Stainless steel cleats throughout
  • In-deck fishbox to port in cockpit
  • (2) Release Marine teak helm chairs with stainless steel pedestals
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • (2) Underwater Lights (Ocean LED)
  • White hull and topsides with green boot stripe and green bottom
  • Custom Palm Beach Towers Fiberglass Hardtop (NEW 2014 and installed by Bayliss Boatworks)
  • Painted black mask/brow
  • Navigation lights recessed in hardtop
  • (1) Bow deck hatch forward
  • Forward anchor locker with Fortress anchor
  • (2) Shakespeare Antennas
  • Recessed grab rails in port and starboard house sides
  • (4) Cockpit gunnel rod holders
  • Cockpit Cover
  • Spray rails added (2013 - Bayliss Boatworks)
  • Fresh & Salt Water Washdowns


Owner's personal items/belongings and fishing tackle will not convey with sale.

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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