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1987 Buddy Davis 61' KAHUNA

$ 699,000

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




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:

  • New Caterpillar C-18 Engines with Warranty
  • New Onan Generators with Warranty
  • New SeaKeeper Gyro #16
  • New Mezzanine Seating in Cockpit
  • New Soft Goods
  • New AC compressors
  • New Garmin electronics
  •  New Teak Toe Rail
  • New Teak helm Pod
  • New teak Fighting Chair
  • New Teak Covering Boards
  • New Teak Transom
  •  New Underwater Lights
  • Full Tower
  • LLC Owned


  • Price USD:$ 699,000
  • Builder:

    Buddy Davis

  • Model:

    61 Convertible

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 61 ft in
  • Display Length: 61 ft
  • Beam: 17' 5"
  • Yacht Category

    Sport Fishing

  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar C18
  • Engine 1: 800.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 800.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:


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.


  • Large L-Shaped settee to port with storage underneath, new leather upholstery
  • Large Flat Screen TV
  • Teak interior woodwork
  • Electrical panel cabinet
  • (2) Oversized Barrell Chairs
  • L-Shaped for dinette seats six with storage underneath, new leather upholstery
  • Surround sound system
  • Cloth Curtains
  • New lighting
  • New carpeting
  • Teak table


  • Teak and Holly Floors
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • Instant hot water
  • Storage drawers and cabinets
  • Recessed lighting
  • Whirlpool cook top
  • GE Convection microwave
  • Full Size Stainless side by side refrigerator
  • White synthetic stone countertops

Master Stateroom:

  • Queen size walkaround berth
  • (2) Nightstands
  • Drawer storage under bed
  • (2) Cedar-lined hanging lockers
  • Large storage compartment over head
  • Recessed lighting
  • Private head access
  • Teak mirrored dresser with three drawers
  • Flat screen TV

Master Head:

  • Overhead hatch with natural light
  • Teak Floor
  • Full sized shower
  • Electric head
  • Corian counter tops
  • Mirrored vanity with storage
  • Sink with storage below
  • Towel rack

VIP Stateroom:

  • Single berth
  • Overhead storage
  • Hanging Locker
  • Day head access
  • Central vac system
  • Reading Light
  • Full Shower

VIP Head:

  • Hatch for natural sunlight
  • Teak Door
  • Full sized shower
  • Electric head Galley Made
  • Corian countertops
  • Mirrored vanity with storage
  • Sink with storage below
  • Towel racks

Guest Stateroom:

  • Over/under berths
  • Hanging locker
  • Day/guest head access
  • Recessed lighting
  • Mirror counter with storage underneath

Guest Head:

  • Teak shower floor
  • Full sized shower
  • Electric head Galley Made
  • Corian countertops
  • Mirrored vanity with storage
  • Sink with storage below
  • Towel racks
  • Access to companionway and crew stateroom

Deck Equipment:

  • Teak toe rail
  • Bow rail
  • Pulpit
  • Windlass
  • Hand rails 
  • Fuel fill


  • Teak helm
  • Single lever controls
  • (2) Teak ladder back helm chairs
  • Large wrap around seating with storage below
  • 3-Sided enclosure
  • (12) Rod holders across aft rail
  • Lockable rod storage
  • Engine gauges
  • Emergency shutdowns
  • Ritchie compass
  • Rupp outriggers
  • Teaser Reels
  • Gauges
  • Electric Up/Down Console

Electronics and Navigational Equipment:

  • New Garmin GPS
  • New Garmin Radar
  • New Garmin 1 K Sounder with Chirp
  • Caterpillar Engine displays
  • Simrad AP24
  • Garmin Backup GPS
  • ACR Search Light
  • ICOM 602 VHF
  • Trim Tabs
  • Lemar Windlass
  • Uniden UM625C


  • New Mezzanine seating
  • Salon entrance
  • Bridge access
  • Engine room access
  • Murry Bros ladderback fighting chair
  • Rigging station
  • 4-Drawer tackle center
  • Port and starboard storage lockers
  • (6) In gunnel Rod holders
  • Lazarette access 
  • Transom door
  • (2) Drain scuppers
  • (2) Aft cleats
  • Teak deck and covering boards
  • (2) Overhead deck lights
  • Freshwater wash down 
  • Saltwater wash down

Engine Room / Mechanical Equipment:

  • AC/DC fuel transfer pumps
  • AC/DC engine room lights
  • Dedicated spare oil tank
  • Engine gauges
  • Batteries
  • Updated Racor system (2 for each engine)
  • (4) Cruisair compressors
  • Twin Kilo Pak 21KW
  • Battery charger
  • Fireboy System

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.


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