1990 Buddy Davis 47 Sportfish

Annapolis, MD


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Vessel Name: PERMIT
Manufacture: Buddy Davis
Country: US
Category: Sportfish, Motor Yachts
Model: 47 Sportfish
Year: 1990


Length: 47 ft
Beam: 16 ft


Heads: 2


We are pleased to announce  our latest central listing from a a long time customer.

PERMIT is now for sale with an owner who is very open to offers…….

The 47 Buddy Davis is one of the earliest Custom Carolina turned production models produced. Designed by legendary custom builder, Buddy Davis in Wanchese, NC these boats represent the results of years of custom boat building refinements by trial and use of the craftsmen who produced them. Buddy Davis boats were built to perform in sea conditions that were not always blue bird pretty in the waters in and around Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The 47 is one of the first production fiberglass hull designs to come out of Carolina. This boat is built for fishing as well as comfort while at sea or dockside. The interior amenities are straight forward and easy to maintain. In particular, The “Permit” has a long history of success in the sport fishing world and has been maintained and loved by a knowledgeable seller and fisherman. She has seen some of the worlds best fishing in the Atlantic and Pacific and ready to see more in the years to come.


Please call for more details on this very fun and plenty fast sport fisher!!



Zorn Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Thoroughbred Yacht Sales.


    Upon salon entry you are greeted by a sizable salon with a straight sofa to port and an L-shaped sofa to starboard. The floor is carpeted and in excellent condition. Overhead you will notice a nice soft headliner with rod storage located close to the salon door for easy deployment. In the forward salon area to starboard, a dinette with teak table top and comfortable bench is located. To the port side of the forward salon you find the galley with a sink, two burner stove, microwave and full upright refrigerator. More than ample stowage is located under countertop and in the lockers built into the forward brow area.

    Salon and Galley Features:

    • Ultraleather seating throughout
    • Tinted windows 
    • Carpeted Floor
    • Window treatments
    • Formica countertops with edged teak trim
    • Sylvania Flat screen television
    • Reverse Cycle Cruisair AC/Heat
    • Jen-aire two burner Electric Stove
    • Single sink with Hot and Cold water
    • GE Microwave/Convection Oven
    • 110 Outlets
    • Overhead Lighting
    • Further forward beyond the galley and dinette area is step down companionway leading to the guest and master staterooms. To starboard at the base of the steps you will find a stack washer and dryer and the guest head. The guest head has a full enclosed shower, head and sink. The ship’s main service panel is located to the port side of the companionway at the base of the third step. The guest stateroom is located just beyond the service panel to port. The berths in the guest stateroom are arranged as L-shaped cross over bunks. Further forward you will locate the Master stateroom. The master has an island style queen berth, stylish wall decor and soft goods along with ample cloths storage throughout. The forward location of the Master stateroom provides quiet evenings away from the main salon area. The Master head is located forward V section of the vessel. It is generous in size, has a full walk in shower, head and sink. 

      Guest Stateroom

      • L Shaped Crossover style bunks
      • Individually Controlled Reverse Cycle AC/Heat
      • Storage Locker
      • Bed Covers
      • 110 Outlets
      • Overhead Lighting
      • Lockers and Drawers beneath bunks  


      Guest Head

      • Full molded Fiberglass Shower
      • Countertop with sink
      • Hot and Cold Water
      • Galley Maid Head
      • Shower Sump

      Master Stateroom

      • Queen Island Bed 
      • Cruiseair Reverse Cycle AC and Heat
      • 110 outlets
      • Overhead lighting
      • Accent Lighting
      • Cedar Lined Lockers
      • Television
      • Ample Drawer Space
      • Carpeted Floors
      • Decorative Surroundings


      Master Head

      • Full Molded Shower Forward V
      • Countertop with Sink
      • Galley Maid Head
      • Hot and Cold Water
      • Spacious Area
      • Teak and Holly Sole
      • Mirrored Front Medicine Cabinet
      • Exhaust Fan
      • Corian Countertop and Sink
        • Anchor Windlass
        • Teak Bow Pulpit
        • Teak Toe Rail
        • Bow Rail
        • Fighting Chair with Rocket Launcher
        • Live Well
        • Fresh and Saltwater Washdowns
        • Teak Covering Boards
        • Teak Cockpit Deck
        • Fish Box Underdeck
        • 5 Covering Board Rod Holders
        • Full Pipewelders Tower
        • 4 Cockpit Level Tower Rod Holders
        • Rupp Triple Spreader Outriggers
        • Spreader Lights
        • Transom Door
        • 892 Detroit Engines
        • Allison 1.5 to 1 Gears
        • Northern Lights 12kw Generator
        • 2 1/2 Inch Shafts
        • 2 8D Battery Banks
        • 6 Rule Bilge Pumps
        • Hynautic Hydraulic Steering
        • 50 Amp Shore Power
        • Northstar 926 GPS Chartplotter
        • SEA 222 SSB
        • Dytek Water Temp Display
        • Icom 302 VHF
        • Furuno Navnet Chartplotter, Depth, Radar
        • VDO Gauges
        • Single Lever Controls 
        • Builder:  Buddy Davis


        • Model:  47 Convertible
        • Year:  1990
        • Location:  Annapolis  Maryland, United States
        • LOA: 47 ft in
        • Display Length: 47 ft
        • Beam: 16′ 1″
        • Yacht Category 
        • Water Capacity: 150 gals
        • Fuel Capacity: 750 gals
        • Engine Details: Detroit Diesel 892
        • Engine 1: 735.00 HP
        • Engine 2: 735.00 HP
        • Engine Fuel: Diesel


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