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1999 Buddy Davis 52 Express

Pipe Down

Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
  • 1 Staterooms
  • 1 Heads
  • 2 Engines

This 1999 52 Buddy Davis 52 Custom Express Yacht for Sale is in super condition and shows extremely well. Gyro stabilized with Seakeeper 9 (under warranty until 7/2023). Tons of new equipment upgrades in 2019 including Eskimo ice maker, FCI watermaker with spot zero, new generator, new teak, new acrylic enclosure, and new Garmin electronics.

  • Last updated Sep 16th, 2021
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Quick Specs

Builder:Buddy Davis
Country: United States
Category: Sport Fishing
Model: 52 Express
Model Year: 1999


Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Sleeps: 5

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 52 ' (15.85M)
Draft: 4' 8" (1.216M)
Beam: 12' 8" (3M)


Cruising Speed: 25 Knots
Displacement 62000 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 900 G. 3406 L.
Water Capacity: 75 G. 283 L.
Holding Tank: 20 G. 75 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: CAT
Engine Model: 3406E
Engine Year: 1998
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 800
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3,634
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: CAT
Engine Model: 3406E
Engine Year: 1998
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 800
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3,620
Engine Location: Starboard


Vessel Walkthrough

Entering the cockpit, there is new teak throughout with a freshly varnished fighting chair with rocket launcher. The cockpit has a large “in deck” fish box and a large live bait well in the transom that can also be used as a fish box.

The tackle center offers a set of tackle storage drawers, large ice dump compartment that can also serve as cockpit freezer, if desired. Large drink box additional live bait tank to port. Lazarette access through starboard deck hatch.

Rupp outriggers with center rigger, pipe welders tower. Entering helm deck area find L-shaped seating to starboard with table, and a long couch to port. Lots of storage under seating and an overhead rod locker in the hardtop. Helm deck has teak flooring, 2 helm chairs, and a drop-down 32” Samsung TV. This deck is enclosed with a beautiful new acrylic enclosure and is cooled with (2) 16,000 BTU Cruisair units.

Going downstairs you will find large storage drawers for the tackle on starboard side of companionway. Downstairs there is an L-shaped couch to starboard and the galley is to port. Galley has micro/convection oven and Sub-Zero drawer style refrigerator and freezer. Forward of the galley is a long couch or bunk and a drop-down or “Pullman Bunks” style that turns couch into a set of bunks.

The head is located to starboard, big shower with glass door and Dometic freshwater head. V-Berth is configured with a favorable 60/40 double over a single berth configuration. The entire interior of this boat has teak and holly flooring that won’t hold odor or stain.

This is a super easy boat to operate and maintain!

The engine room is accessed through a traditional cockpit entrance and has over 6ft of headroom. Very good, easy access to all mechanical equipment.

The boat is also equipped with full tower controls, electrical teaser reels, underwater lights, anchor windlass, a new stereo system, SAT-TV, and more!

Ideal for the serious fishermen or family cruiser.

Updates 2019

  • New SeaKeeper 9 with warranty until 7/23.
  • New 21 kW Phasor Generator.
  • New Garmin electronics package with 3kW CHIRP transducer.
  • New Simrad auto pilot with control in tower and lower helm.
  • New Fusion stereo system with JL audio speakers.
  • New 18,000 BTU air conditioner in helm deck, (added 2nd unit.
  • New acrylic helm deck enclosure (4) sided.
  • New EI 540 cockpit ice maker with remote at helm.
  • New FCI Max-Q+APC/DTS Double-pass Watermaker with “Spot-Free” fresh water treatment all in one unit.
  • New high-capacity tuna tubes or deck live well pump.
  • New air conditioning sea water pump and strainer, all new plumbing.
  • New teak covering boards and cockpit coaming boards.
  • New teak deck, cockpit sole.
  • KVH SAT TV with (2) direct TV receivers.
  • SAT phone.
  • Engines and engine room painted with Awlgrip.
  • CAT engine service including new aftercoolers, etc.

Updates 2020

  • New main engine exhaust risers
  • New batteries for mains, house and generator
  • New D.C. LED engine room lights
  • New back-up Mach 5 fresh water pump set-up
  • New Cutlass Bearings
  • New LED lighting in Lazarette.
  • New LED courtesy lights in cockpit
  • New rod holders added to tower legs in cockpit
  • New heavy duty outrigger support arms by Rupp
  • New LED navigation lights in hardtop
  • Lazarette was painted with Awlgrip and all bonding wires were replaced
  • Generator exhaust hose and cockpit drain hoses in Lazarette were replaced
  • Cockpit tackle center was painted
  • Props were pulled, checked and scanned
  • Fuel rate was checked and calibrated by CATERPILLAR
  • Trolling valve module added to Glendinning controls

Updates 2021

  • *These items are in progress as of 4/20/21*
  • Teak toe rail was completely stripped and varnished
  • Top side paint touch up and detailed
  • Hardtop and non-skid on hard top painted
  • New bottom paint and zinc anodes

Fishing Equipment

  • PipeWelders full tuna tower
  • Rupp triple spreader outriggers and center rigger
  • Large “in deck” fish box
  • Transom live bait well or fish box
  • Alternate live bait well located in port tackle center
  • Eskimo ice dump or possible cockpit freezer location to starboard of centerline engine room door in cockpit
  • Varnished fighting chair with rocket launcher
  • (4) 12-volt electric reel plugs in cockpit
  • (6) gunwale rod holders in cockpit
  • (10) rod holders on tower legs in cockpit
  • (2) white/blue LED underwater lights
  • Pentair 3.0 HP 2” seawater pump for live bait systems
  • (2) 1.25” discharge connections in cockpit for bait pump
  • (2) 12-volt electric teaser reels in hardtop
  • (2) extra rod holders on tower legs for dredge reels
  • Large overhead rod storage locker in hardtop

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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.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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