Center Console Leader

Here was the hot boat at my last boat show. I was on the other side of the floating dock with another boat, so it was easy to observe the action. This boat is hot with the folks that go to look for a fish boat today.

Some of them at the show liked the spaciousness inside the console, most liked the bow flair, but all loved the hatches and thoughtful storage all over the cockpit. Everyone was looking, opening, and commenting on this boat’s storage.

“Buddy Davis” and “Bow Flair” are ingrained in all of our minds. Buddy is now gone, but his boat and his legacy continues in his boat brand. It was in 1962 that Buddy began his professional fishing career as a mate. Buddy became 19-year-old Captain in 1968.  He became a boat builder in the “off-season” by 1970. Then, in 1980, Buddy Davis became a full-time boat builder.

She is a day boat, a watersports platform, an off-shore fishing machine or an all-purpose boat that does duty as an inshore fishing boat. The boat simply does very well at all the things that all center console boats should do. She is a good and dry boat in Barnegat, Oregon, Hatteras, and Ocracoke inlets.

This fish boat has a deep vee bottom shape aft at the transom and a high tech layup that is a joy to see being crafted. She is a top notch yachtsman’s powerboat. What is the future for this battle wagon?  Price increases. Engine prices are going up. You have three choices after you see this boat. Buy one now.  Buy one after November and decide on smaller engines or pay $10,000 more than today for one. It is your money, take your choice.

Here are factory photos of the 34’ by 10’6” Buddy Davis.

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A Center Console running free in the Ocean


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Look at that bow flair!


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the deck and inner liner fiberglass is being lowered onto the hull

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