KAHUNA is a 1987 Buddy Davis 61' 61 Convertible listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Matthew Stropes. Matthew can be reached at 1-619-847-9208 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Buddy Davis Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
61' Buddy Davis Convertible 1987
Legendary Carolina boat builder, Buddy Davis, learned boat building from the hardcore charter boat captains of the famed Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, who fished the notoriously rough waters of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, heading out the Oregon Inlet with its treacherously shifting shoals. And as a boat captain himself, he developed the exaggerated high flared bow with knife-sharp entry, wide foredeck, and shallow draft that became known as the “Carolina-style.” Features designed to take on rough head seas and track well in following seas were paramount, according to renowned naval architect, Donald Blount, who worked with Davis on the iconic design of the BD61, which is considered by many to be one of the best Carolina sportfish boats of all time.
Besides the signature bow flare, the nearly flat sheerline with curved break where cabin meets cockpit that is echoed by the side windows’ and the flybridge sides’ aft curves, are distinctively Buddy Davis features. Buddy Davis, who was greatly influenced by the Florida custom builders, Rybovich and Merritt, known for their exquisite interior woodwork, brought yacht-quality finishes to the Carolina fishing boats, an innovative feature at that time. In the mid-80s when Buddy Davis switched from cold-molded construction to fiberglass composite molds, he offered fishermen the opportunity to outfit the boat as they required, making each BD61 a semi-custom sportfish boat. The 1987 “KAHUNA,” with 3 stateroom/3 head layout, has been extensively refit and upgraded to contemporary décor, softgoods, appliances, electronics, twin 800hp CAT C18 diesels, SeaKeeper 16 gyrostabilizer, and much more, for today’s tournament angler or a family offshore cruise.
1987 Buddy Davis 61 Convertible
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REFIT 2020 INCLUDING CATERPILLAR RE-POWER, SEA KEEPER, GENERATOR AND MORE…
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The legendary 61’ BUDDY DAVIS is well known for its soft ride and spacious interior. Featuring a 3 stateroom/3 head layout with full tower makes this boat a perfect size for tournament fishing or extended trips to the islands. The large “Carolina Flair” gives this Buddy Davis a ride like no other with a soft reentry while providing a very fuel efficient dry ride. With constant updates and upgrades “Kahuna” is ready for her next owner.
“Kahuna” BUDDY DAVIS 61 SPORTFISH Highlights/Updates:
This vessel features the three stateroom, three head layout. The master is on the port side with an en-suite head while the VIP is located forward with an en-suite head. The companionway staterooms share a full head and shower and are located on the port side.
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Engine and generator 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.