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2000 Buddy Davis 78

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
  • 5 Staterooms
  • 6 Heads
  • 2 Engines

This Flagship Of The Buddy Davis Line Is Equipped with 1800hp MTU 16 2000 M90's Which Have Just Been Completely Rebuilt And Are Under WARRANTY Till Feb 2025! She Has Just Undergone An Extensive Mechanical, Avionics And Hvac Refit Which Included A Complete New Garmin Suite With Triple 17" Bridge Screens And Single 17" In Tower, New Starlink, New KVH And DirectTV Receivers. A Comprehensive Electronics List Is Attached. Refit Also Included Two New Dometic Titanium Chiller Plants And Nine Air Handlers. Twin Kohler 40kw Generators With 29 Hrs. Fresh Bottom Paint, Zincs, Cutlass Bearings And Prop Speed. Please Call For Full Details On This Rare Opportunity.


  • New Strut Cutlass Bearings (Port & Stbd.)
  • Removal, Dial Indicate, Straighten Shafts, Reinstall
  • Lap Couplings And Props To Shafts At Machine Shop
  • Recondition Props And Dynamic Balance 
  • Sand Bottom And Apply Two New Coats Of Antifouling
  • Replace Blackwater Discharge Check Valve
  • Inspect/clean/repairs Sea Chest Valves While On The Hard
  • Replace All Vessel Zincs
  • Repair Underwater Lights
  • Install New Transducers
  • Apply Prop Speed To Running Gear
  • Replace One Of The House Battery Banks
  • Replace Trim Tab Actuators And Controller
  • Replace Bow Thruster Hydraulic Cooling Pump
  • Replace MTU Displays In Pilothouse
  • Replace MTU Engine Room Interface Module (ERIM)

Completed 2023

Vessel HVAC

  • New Chiller Water Plants (Titanium Coil Chillers) – Dometic Model #MCGX48 (total Of Two Chillers, Four Tons Each)
  • Two New Altivar/Dometic Speed Drives To Allow For 3-phase Chiller Installation
  • New Breaker Panels And Cable Runs For Chiller Plant
  • All New Plumbing For Chiller Plant Including Manifolds
  • Two New Raw Water Supply Pumps For Chillers (Scot Pump 35067K)
  • Two New Chiller Water Pumps For Chilled Water Loop (Scot Pump 35065J)
  • Nine New Air Handlers (Dometic Model Numbers AU18HVZ, AU12HVZ, AU9HVZ
  • New Thermostats And Digital HVAC Controls/displays Throughout



  • New Starlink Marine Panel And Router
  • New PepwaveMAX Br2 (Cellular Data) Along With Antenna’s (two)


Navigation Lighting

  • New Lopolight Running Lights
  • New Lopolight Masthead/Anchor Light
  • New Lopolight Stern Light



  • New KVH UHD7 Sat Dome
  • KVH Power Supply, Splitters And UPS
  • Eight New DirecTV H25 HD IR Sat Receivers


Navigation Electronics (all New)

  • Pilothouse Helm Chartplotters Garmin GPSMAP 8617 (total Of 3)
  • Tower Chartplotter Garmin 8617 (total Of 1)
  • Aft Station Chartplotter Garmin GPSMAP 743 (total Of 1)
  • Three Garmin Card Readers
  • Garmin GSD26 Sounder
  • Garmin B265LH 1kW Chirp Transducer
  • Airmar Smart N2k Transducer B122-235-N2
  • Garmin GXM54 Sat/Weather Antenna
  • Pilothouse GMI20 Displays (Total Of 4)
  • Tower GMI20 Displays (Total Of 2)
  • Garmin GMR Phantom 254 W/4ft Radar
  • Garmin GMR Phantom54 W/4ft Radar
  • Garmin Autopilot Reactor 40 W/ GHC50 And Corepack
  • Garmin Type 2 Reactor 40 Smartpump
  • Garmin Autopilot Instruments And Feeback Sensors
  • New NMEA Network (GMS10, Total Of Three)
  • New Tower VHF ICOM M510 With Antenna
  • Garmin AIS 800 Blackbox With Antenna



  • Oil Change And Gear Cooler Service
  • New Solenoids On Stbd Side Control Valves



  • Oil Change And 250hours Service
  • Replacement Of Gear Coupler Interface On Port Side Generator
  • Replacement Of Generator Speed Control Board Port Side Generator


General Electrical 

  • Replacement Of Anchor Windlass Circuit Breaker
  • Replacement Of Windlass Boots
  • Replacement Of Windlass Deck Switches
  • Replacement Of Blackwater Tank Level Indication And Commission Of Headhunter Pump Control Unit
  • Repair Port Side Main Engine Ventilation Fan
  • Replacement Of Aft And Forward Lazarette Bilge Pumps And Float Switches
  • Replacement Of An Engine Room Bilge Pump And Float Switch
  • Replacement Of Engine Room Sump Float Switch
  • Installed An Alarm System Horn In The Pilothouse
  • Replaced Faulty Smoke Detectors.  Tested And Confirmed System Is Back To 100%
  • Replaced All Battery Switches For Main Engines And Generators (four Total)







Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by SLT Collection.

  • Last updated Apr 10th, 2024


Quick Specs

Builder:Buddy Davis
Country: US
Category: Power
Model: 78
Model Year: 2000


Cabins: 5
Heads: 6

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 78 ' (23.77M)
Beam: 19.5 ft' (5M)


Cruising Speed: 19 Knots


Engine 1

Engine Make: MTU
Engine Model: 16V2000
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 1,800
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 8

Engine 2

Engine Make: MTU
Engine Model: 16V2000
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 1,800
Engine Hours: 8



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.