• Price$399,000
  • Length52'
  • MakeBuddy Davis
  • Built2002

Fort Lauderdale, FL

MOTIVATED SELLER - Don't Miss a very rare opportunity to buy ONE OF THE LAST ORIGINAL 52' BUDDY DAVIS EXPRESS built by Carson "Buddy" Davis. Without question the absolute best opportunity for a 52' Buddy Davis on the market today! Sure to stand out anywhere with her flawless styling and quality construction. The Original Buddy Davis had the best reputation for building fast, comfortable, and seaworthy Sportfish and you will enjoy true "Pride of Ownership" when you purchase a Buddy Davis like this!This isa ONEOF A KIND Rare Ensemble ready to cruise today. If you are in the market for a Quality Buddy Davis, Don't Let This Slip By! She is easy to see 7 days a week. Schedule an appointment today.KEY FEATURES TO CONSIDER:ONE OF THE LAST ORIGINAL BUILT 52' BUDDY DAVIS!!BOTTOM JOB COMPLETED JUNE 2018!!2000 HOUR SERVICE COMPLETE MARCH 2018!!NEW ISENGLASS HELM DECK ENCLOSURE!!UPGRADED UNDERWATER LED LIGHTS!!REBUILT ANCHOR WINDLASS!!NEW FURUNO NAVNET TZTOUCH AND SOUNDER!!HELM DECK AIR-CONDITIONING!!NAVY BLUE AWLCRAFT 2000 HULL PAINT!!WATER MAKER!!TO MANY UPGRADES AND FEATURES TO LIST!!ABSOLUTE BEST DEAL ON THE MARKET TODAY FOR A 52 BUDDY DAVIS!!


  • NameJade Sky
  • Current Price$399,000
  • Year2002
  • Length52'
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Draft4.33 ft
  • Fuel Capacity820|gallon
  • Beam16 ft
  • Location (city)Fort Lauderdale
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #6508505
  • ModelExpress
  • BuilderBuddy Davis
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeSports Fishing Boats, Express Cruiser, Saltwater Fishing
  • StatusActive


  • # of Cabins2
  • # of Heads2

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeMAN
  • ModelV10 2840LE403
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power1050|horsepower
  • Boat Engine Location CodePort

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeMAN
  • ModelV10 2840LE403
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power1050|horsepower
  • Boat Engine Location CodeStarboard

Key Features

The Original 52’ Buddy Davis combines luxurious cruising amenities and a world-class offshore fishing platform, complete with a huge bow flare and sharp entry, for an extremely soft and dry ride. Accommodations include a full-beam two-stateroom/ two head floor plan, a large tournament style cockpit, and a spacious air-conditioned command bridge for entertaining.














Recent Service & Upgrades
  • Navy Blue AwlGrip 2000 Hull paint 2015
  • All oil changes engines, generators July 2019
  • New underwater led lights 2016
  • New Furuno NavNet TZTouch chart plotter
  • New Sounder with new transducer 2017
  • New Furuno digital compass 2017
  • New autopilot control 2017
  • New stereo and speakers 2017
  • New isinglass 2018
  • New injectors 2018
  • Cylinder Liners and Valves Borescoped2018
  • All new Air-Conditioning except Master Stateroom 2016
  • New refrigerator Helm Deck 2017
  • New icemaker Helm Deck 2017
  • Rebuilt Anchor windlass 2019
  • Replaced main hatchseals 2017
  • New windshield gaskets and caulking
  • New live well pump 2017
  • New fish box pump 2017
  • New air compressor 2017

This 52' Buddy Davis Express has a very spacious cockpit that harbors an arsenal of tackle storage cabinets, everything a dedicated saltwater angler needs. In addition, ample rod storage throughout the boat means that owners can be ready for any fishing situation. Everything you need to battle that tournament winner or for family entertaining.

  • Insulated BaitwellW/ Seawater Circulation Pump
  • Built-In Insulated Transom Fish Box
  • Large Walk-Through Tuna Door
  • Engine Room Entrance From Cockpit
  • High Volume Overboard Drains
  • Dockside Water Inlet W/ Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Blue Waters Fighting Chair
  • Cold Box for Ice Maker
  • Fresh & Saltwater Wash Down Systems
  • Built InTackle Center
  • ICE SEA 800lb Ice Maker
  • RUPP Outriggers
  • Center Rigger
  • Built In Backing Plate For Fighting
Helm Deck

A custom teak dash highlights the helm station accented with a teak sole and steps up from the cockpit. Plenty of seating at either of the two L-shaped sofas and there is a custom cabinet for the helm electronics, storage under the bench seats. The helm deck has reverse air condition/heat and has a four-sided enclosure for excellent visibility from the bridge. There is a molded fiberglass cabinet forward portside that is equipped for additional storage.The centerline position of the helm enhances your control and your input through the throttle's come together as apowerful connection to the boat and the hull’s interaction with the water.

  • Fully Air Conditioned Helm Deck
  • Custom Teak Helm Pod W/ Single Lever Controls & Cover
  • Reverse Cycle Cruise Air A/C & Heat
  • Polished Stainless Steering Wheel
  • 2Pompanette Teak Helm & Companion Chairs
  • Cushions for Helm seating
  • DC Electrical Panel W/ Circuit Breakers
  • Companionway Door Leading Below
  • CustomWindshield W/ Commercial Wiper/Washer System
  • Custom Electronics Console
  • Molded Storage Cabinet Portside
  • Wrap-Around Seating W/ Storage Under All-Weather Cushions
  • Four-SidedEnclosure
  • MAN Engine Gauge Package
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice maker


  • Furuno 72 Mile Radar
  • Furuno NavNet Chartploter
  • Furuno NavNet TZTouch Chartploter
  • Furuno Sounder FCV-1200L
  • Simrad AP-20 Autopilot
  • Icom IC-M602 VHF Radio
  • IcomIC-M127 VHF Radio
  • B & G HS 2000 Speed/Log/Depthfinder
  • Ocean Marine PC Chart Plotter/GPS
  • Datamarine Speed and Distance Logs
  • FloScan Fuel Flow Reader
Main Salon

The stairs down from the helm deck lead into the main cabin. The port side salon is directly across from the galley. Here you will find thelarge salonaccented with beautiful maple cabinetry andburl wood inlays throughout.

  • Port Side Ultra Leather Sofa W/ Storage Below
  • Plush Carpeting W/ Runners
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • AC/DC Recessed Lighting W/ Dimmer Controls
  • Overhead Maple Storage Cabinets
  • In-Deck Storage Below W/ Lighting
  • Sony Flat ScreenTV
  • DVD Player
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Air Conditioning System W/ Digital Control
  • Telephone Outlet
  • Under Step Storage
  • Main Electrical Panel

This fully furnished galley offers all the comforts of home. Custom cabinet and drawer storage with large refrigerator and freezer. A perfect design, this galley is sure to satisfy everyone that comes aboard!

  • Starboard Side Across From Salon
  • Custom Mirrored Back Splash
  • Subzero Refrigerator &Subzero Freezer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Solid SurfaceCountertops
  • Princess 2-Burner Cook Top
  • High Gloss Maple Cabinetry W/ Abundant Drawer & Cabinet Storage
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Maple Flooring
  • Over Counter Task Lighting
Master Stateroom

The elegance comfort and special attention to detail of the yacht are continued in the master cabin. A Queen size berth and spacious wardrobe provides ample storage for clothing. The private ensuite has plenty of room while onboard with a full shower. A perfect nook for lazy days at anchor!

  • Forward of The Salon W/ Private Ensuite Head
  • Queen Berth W/ Storage Compartments & Drawers Below
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Overhead Reading Lights
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Vinyl Wall Coverings
  • Custom Inner-Spring Mattress W/ Bed Cover, Throw Pillows & Pillow Shams

Master Stateroom En-Suite Head

  • Private En-Suite Shower /Head
  • Vanity W/ MirroredStorage Cabinet Above& Below
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Fiberglass Shower Stall W/ Safety Glass Door
  • Air Conditioning/ Heat Discharge Vent
  • AC/DC Light Fixture
VIP Guest Stateroom

The VIP Guest Stateroom features a double berth and a single pullmanberth for an additional guest. Access to the head is made inside the cabin.

  • Double Berth with easy side access
  • Single Pullman Berth
  • Storage under lower berth
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Dresser with mirror and storage
  • Bed spreads with coordinated shams and accent pillows

VIP Guest En-Suite Head

  • Private Ensuite Entry From Stateroom
  • Enclosed Fiberglass Shower Stall
  • WoodFlooring
  • Electric Head
  • Corian Counter Tops & Sink
  • Mirrored Vanity & Storage Cabinet
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Air Conditioning Vent
Deck Equipment

Versatile and stylish this 52' Buddy Davis has been equipped with everything you need to safely cruise and fish anywhere. Easy access to the bow from either port or starboard side with a forward bow pulpit.

  • New (2018) Enclosure on side and back panel
  • Teak Toe Rail
  • Teak Helm Pod
  • Teak Bridge Cap
  • Teak Cockpit & Bridge Deck
  • Teak Bow Pulpit W/ Stainless Steel Anchor Chute & Roller
  • Lewmar Windlass W/ Forward Deck Foot Controls
  • Delta Plow Anchor
  • 200' feet of 5/8” inch 3 braid marine grade nylon rode and 50' of chain
  • Stainless Steel Cleats (2) Stern, (4) Amidship, (2) Forward
  • Stainless Steel Line Chocks (2)
  • Stainless Steel Water Fill Deck Plate
  • Davis Custom Stainless SteelTransom Corner Hawse Pipes
  • Custom Stainless Steel Chaff Guards
  • Solid Stock Stainless Steel Rub Rail Molding On Sheer & Hull Guards
  • Switlik 6 person liferaft - Not current with inspection
  • Glendinning Engine Throttles
Engine Room

Easy access from the cockpit, this well laid out stand up engine room has plenty of room for routine maintenance and spare parts.All mechanical systems were designed to exceed the standard of an offshore custom boat including the dual crash pumps,electronic engine control system, Sea Firesuppressant system,cockpit console freezer and live bait well, windshield with commercial grade wiper and washer system, battery monitoring systemandair conditioning / heat system on the command bridge.

  • Twin MAN V10 D2840LE403 1050hp
  • NEW INJECTORS - March 2018
  • 2000 hour service March 2018
  • Sea RecoveryAqua Whisper Watermaker
  • ZF ZF550A Gearboxes
  • Command Bridge Air Conditioning
  • Engine Block Heaters
  • Engine Room hoses
  • Hydraulic Steering W/ Power Assist
  • Emergency Crash Pumps (2)
  • Quarter-Turn Sea Valves OnThru Hull Fittings
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Davis Custom Stainless Steel Rudders
  • Engine Room Freshwater Outlet
  • Port & Starboard Centralized Drainage System
  • Racor Fuel Filters On Engines & Genset
  • Coolant Recovery System On Genset & Mains
  • Water Filtration System
  • Stainless Steel Trim Tabs W/ Recessed Actuators
  • High Gloss Imron Engine Room Paint Finish
  • Dripless Shaft & Rudder Seals
  • Thru-Cockpit Air Intakes
  • Main Engine Start & Stop Switches
  • Marine Engine Alternators
  • Engine Room Vent Fans
  • DC Oil Change System
  • Three Inch Stainless Steel Shafts
  • Automatic Fresh Water System W/ Back-Up Pump
  • Fireboy FE-241 Automatic Halon Suppression System

AC/DC main electrical panel with amperage and voltage metering, sliding gate shore/generator selector system generator remote and bilge pump control.

  • Westerbeke 15kw Generator
  • 12/24 Volt Bridge Electrical Panel For Equipment & Electronics
  • 120/240 VOLT 50 AMP Service
  • Heavy DutyMarine Batteries Housed InA Fiberglass Box Maintained By A Fully-Automatic Battery Charger
  • (2) 12V batteries AMG 8D
  • Battery Parallel System
  • AC and DC Fluorescent Engine Room Lighting
  • 120 Volt GFI On Bridge
  • Fresh Water & Fuel Tank Gauges
  • Internal Bonding System W/ Zinc Anode Protection & Dynaplate Grounding
  • AC & DC Lighting In Staterooms, Salon & Galley
  • CABLE/TV/Phone Hook-Up
Owners personal effects. A list will be provided upon request. Remarks

This by far the most unique Opportunity for an Original 52' Buddy Davis on the market today! Fully serviced this 52' Express has everything you need to cruise or fish with your family and friends. Truly priced to sell and this 52' Buddy Davis Express won't last long! Easy to see 7 days a week. Schedule your appointment today.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are a representation of what the listing broker has been supplied 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 to verify engine hours, major overhauls and 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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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