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1996 Buddy Davis Express - 38'

Year 1996
Length 38ft.
Price USD $350,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Altantic Beach,
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Twin
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Beam: 14 ft 4 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Engine(s): Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 671 TI
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 970 HP
Cruising Speed: 21 knots
Fuel: (450 Gallons)
Water: (100 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (25 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Other

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Developin Habits
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Other
LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 4 in
Total Power: 970 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 671 TI
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 485 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 671 TI
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 485 HP
Cruising Speed: 21 knots
Maximum Speed: 25 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (450 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (25 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 4


Stepping from the dock into the cockpit you will see why this custom express is on every fisherman's wish list. There is more than enough room for everyone to enjoy. Taking a look around you will find a large transom fish box along with 2 In-deck fish boxes, Teak Fighting Chair, Freezer and Rigging Station w/ Fresh Water Available. Stepping up one step into the bridge deck you will notice a large bench seat to port and an L-shaped seat to starboard both with plenty of storage space underneath for all of your tackle and extras you will need. Continuing forward down 3 steps into the cabin space you will find her full galley complete with a two burner stove top, microwave and a full size upright refrigerator / freezer. Stepping slightly to Port you have a bench style sofa with rod storage underneath. Just forward is her Stateroom complete with over / under bunk and access the head compartment.

  • Bench Style Sofa w/ Rod Storage Underneath
  • 12v & 110v Lighting
  • 16,000 BTU Reverse Cycle Heating / Air Conditioning
  • Panasonic DVD Player
  • LG Flat Screen TV
  • Teak Cabinets
  • Teak and Holly Flooring

  • Over / Under Forward Berth
  • Teak Cabinets above Berth
  • Cedar Lined Teak Hanging Locker to Port w/ 4 Drawers Underneath
  • Access to Head
  • Teak and Holly Flooring

  • Solid Surface Counter
  • Sink w/ Hot and Cold Water Available
  • Storage Cabinet Under Sink
  • Separate Enclosed Shower
  • Electric Galley Maid Toilet w/ Holding Tank

  • Solid Surface Counters
  • Fresh Water Sink w/ Hot & Cold Water Available
  • 2 Burner Stove Top
  • Microwave (New May 2019)
  • Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Teak Cabinets and Drawers
  • Teak and Holly Flooring

  • Teak Helm Pod w/ Single Lever Controls
  • Panish Engine Controls w/ Mathers Micro Commander (Synchronizer)
  • Teak Helm Chair w/ Teak Foot Rest and Canvass Cover
  • 3 Sided Spray Enclosure 
  • Port Helm Deck Bench Seating w/ Storage Underneath
  • Starboard Helm Deck L-Shaped Seating w/ Storage Underneath
  • Teak Deck
  • Fiberglass Hard Top 
  • Overhead Lighting Helm Deck Area

  • (2) GARMIN GPSmap 7610 xsv
  • Garmin Reactor Autopilot 
  • Garmin Radar 
  • Garmin GTM51 Transducer 
  • Garmin Meteor 300 Stereo w/ 6 Speakers 
  • Garmin GXM Sirius Weather 
  • Garmin 7607 XSV in Tower 
  • Garmin VHF Radio w/ AIS 
  • Northstar 6100i
  • Standard VHF Radio in Tower
  • Icom IC-V8000 SSB
  • Icom IC-M324
  • Engine Room and Cockpit Cameras

  • Northern Lights 6kw Generator (1250 hours)
  • 110v & 12v Electrical System
  • Sentry 12v 60 amp Battery Charger
  • Florescent and Vapor Proof Lighting in Engine Room
  • Aft Facing LED Light Bar
  • 50 Amp Shore Power
  • 50 Amp Shore Power Cord

  • Teak Covering Boards (New in 2018) 
  • Teak Cockpit
  • Transom Fish Door
  • Transom Fish Box
  • Raw Water Wash Down
  • Fresh Water Inlet
  • Fresh Water Wash Down
  • Murray Brother Teak Fighting Chair w/ Footrest
  • 4 Rod Teak Rocket Launcher on Fighting Chair
  • (2) In-Deck Fish / Ice Box
  • Gaff Holder under Gunnels
  • (2) 4 Rod Rocket Launcher on Tower Leg (1 per side)
  • Rupp Out Riggers 
  • Center Rigger 
  • Aft Mooring Cover
  • Starboard Forward Cockpit Freezer
  • Starboard Forward Cockpit Rigging Station
  • Port Forward Cockpit Live Well (50 Gallons)
  • 4 Flush Mounted Rod Holders (2 Per Side)

  • Pipewelders Tower w/ Full Controls
  • Teak Toe Rail
  • Anchor Windlass
  • Teak Pulpit
  • Teak Band Along Helm Deck

  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • Oil Changing System (Engines and Generator)
  • 3 Bilge Pumps
  • High Water Alarms
  • (3) 8D Marine Battery
  • Fire Suppression System in Engine Room
  • High Tides Dripless Shaft Seals
  • 2" Shafts
  • Hyanutic Steering
  • Fuel Priming System on Engines
  • Bennett Trim tabs
  • Engine Room Blowers
  • Bronze Thru Hulls
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector in Cabin
  • 20 Gallon Water Heater

Upgrades and Recent Service

5-17- Synced injectors and tuned both engines
5/17- Replaced freshwater sump container and pump- salon bilge

6/17 -Changed oil, oil filters and Racor filters
6/17 -Replaced Tv in salon

7/17 - Added rear curtain enclosure, aft cockpit seat cushions, cockpit shade with      stands and tower cushion covers
7/17- Added B Led lights to bottom of tower platform

9/17 - Added second door under helm for bridge ac, added under water lights on     transoms

11/17- Cleaned and ported raw water inlets for engines
11/17- Took out heat exchangers and cleaned them at shop(acid bath)
11/17- Replaced Galley Made Grinder pump on head system
11/17- Replaced engine room bilge pump
11/17- New tower VHF radio -Standard Horizon- GX-1700W


2/18- Hauled out for props and bottom paint
2/18- Added cup to the propellers, added prop speed to props and painted bottom
2/18- New LED spreader lights forward and rea
2/18- New helm dash black star board
2/18- Added 120V outlet to dash
2/18- Added push button switches to dash-horn, spreader light and underwater   lights
2/18- Replaced rudder bearings and seals in stuffing boxes

3/18- Replaced all teak covering boards
3/18- Added through hull and bridge AC
3/18- Removed OG bow rail
3/18- Replaced fresh water system pump

4/18- Installed Racor vacuum gauges on all 4 filter cylinders
4/18- Replaced Garmin VHF with wireless Garmin VHF
4/18-Added Icom IC-m424G VHF radio on helm dash
4/18-Added radio on helm dash
4/18- 2 new Shakespeare 5225-XT6db VHF antennas and 1 Shakespeare broad band   antenna-HS2774-1-r
4/18- Added wireless engine room camera and cock pit camera
4/18- Installed led engine room lights
4/18- Added RGB Led gunwale lights

5/18- Installed 2 Daiwa Tanacom Bull 1000 electric teaser reels in pilot house-         overhead
5/18- Sent Garmin black box off for updates
5/18- Added compass cover to compass in pilot house

6/18- Replaced gear coolers on both engines
6/18- Re-varnished Helm pod, Galley door and visor cap rail

7/18- Replaced In-Deck fishbox macerated Jabsco pump
7/18- Replaced In-Deck fishbox lid seals
7/18- Replaced WEMA 22? fuel tank sending unit
7/18- Added Vizio Tv pilot house - DUPLICATES signal starboard side Garmin    7610- also sends down to salon tv

8/18- Replaced overhead cabin speakers

9/18- Replaced air horn on tower
9/18- Replaced anchor light, stern light and converted OG nav lights to LED
9/18- Replaced 6x9 speakers in pilot house
9/18- Replaced 6.5  JL speakers in cockpit

3/19- 4 new Attwood 6 bulb underwater Led lights

3/19- New cutlass bearings
3/19- 2 new 2" shafts from Bircher Marine
3/19- Reworked both prop shaft couplers - as well as balanced props, couplers and shafts
3/19- Added 2" of pitch and refinished both props, (work done by Wild Cat Props)

4/19- New raw water strainers
4/19- Replaced all four strut bearings
4/19- Added hard top to tower
4/19- Rebuilt twin disc transmissions 177 to 1 ratio - kept the same
4/19- Replaced raw water intake hoses- Trident 2 7/8" and Trident 2" blue silicone hose
4/19- New engine mount hardware (replaced white that were there)
4/19- Added switch panel in tower for hard top lights
4/19- Replace solenoids on each engine
4/19- Replaced water lines in engine room
4/19- Replaced engine zincs
4/19- Replaced running gear zincs
4/19- Reworked wiring terminals in engine room

Mechanical Disclaimer

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.

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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