2006 Buddy Davis 52 SPORT EXPRESS FISH

Barrington, RI


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Vessel Name: REEL RHINO
Manufacture: Buddy Davis
Country: US
Category: Sportfish
Year: 2006


Length: 52 ft
Draft: 4 ft
Beam: 16 ft


Cabins: 2
Heads: 2


Cruising Speed: 31 kn
Max Speed: 37 kn
Number of engines: 2
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine year: 2006
Engine Hours: 3094
Fuel Capacity: 1000|gallon
Water Capacity: 150|gallon

Price Reduction (12/27/23) From $675,000 to now asking $575,000 – Seller is motivated!!

Rigged and ready to fish offshore. Powered with twin common rail man 1360hp she is fast and nimble. Two stateroom two head layout, spacious helm deck with ac/heat, teak decks and much more. Sat TV and phone. The equipment list is extensive. Don’t miss this Buddy Davis!


Zorn Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop & Johnson Yachts-Ships LLC (RI).


    • Turnkey and ready for your next tournament  
    • Recently commissioned from winter storage with all mechanicals to MTU spec 
    • Teak decking replaced in cockpit and bridge 
    • Newly varnished cap rails 
    • Recent replacement of bridge enclosure 
    • Updated Garmin Navionics package 
    • FLIR M332 Thermal Imaging Camera System (2023)
    • Updated BlueWater fighting chair 
    • True blue water speedster with very strong, well looked after machinery

    Vessel Overview

    This 52’ Buddy Davis Express offers luxurious cruising amenities with a world-class offshore fishing platform and is truly a head-turner.

    Large tournament style cockpit, a spacious command bridge, and an accommodation plan with a full-width second stateroom with private head and shower, this 52’ Buddy Davis remains one of the most well-regarded sportfish yachts of its class and is a perfect example of what a yacht can look like when it has been meticulously maintained by a loving owner.

    Buddy Davis’s method of construction utilizes fiberglass and composite materials only, no wood. True to the Buddy Davis tradition, the 52 Express relies upon an exaggerated bow flare and knife-sharp entry to deliver a ride that is extremely soft and dry. Buddy Davis yachts are constructed with the resin infusion system and are gel coat finished.

    REEL RHINO’s uncluttered deck leads to the curved bridge deck, the center of activity on any 52’ Express. Visibility from the teak helm pod and the surrounding command bridge is outstanding at any speed and a matching helm seat gives the co-pilot an equal sense of power.

    Whether fishing or cruising, two luxurious L-shaped settees allow guests to stay close to all the action. A built-in Isotherm refrigerator and ice machine keep trips below to a minimum. The entire area is air-conditioned and enclosed with canvas and curtains.

    Designed for serious fishing, the tournament cockpit features a walk-through tuna door, built in baitwell, fish boxes, freezers, ice chipper, recessed electrical services and washdown systems, built in tackle storage with drawers, and hydraulic engine room access on centerline. 

    Down below, her thoughtful layout offers two full heads, large master stateroom, a huge VIP guest stateroom, a modern galley, and a large sofa. Shower converts to a custom steam room.


    Hardware and Outfitting

    • Stainless steel cleats (2 stern, 4 amidship, 2 forward)
    • Stainless steel water-fill deck plate
    • Stainless steel line chocks
    • Stainless steel 1” rub-rail / molding on sheer and guards



    • Twin 1360HP Man, inboard diesels, 1360CR (3094 hours)
    • Emergency bilge pump system on both engines
    • Quarter-turn se valves on all bottom thru-hull fittings
    • Stainless steel 20 gallon water heater
    • Fiberglass silencer
    • 12.5kw Westerbeke generator with sound shield (3692 hrs)
    • Engine room vent fans
    • DC oil change system, engines, transmissions and generator
    • 3” stainless steel shafting
    • Aqua Tech-22 automatic fresh water system with pump
    • 1200 gal/day watermaker
    • Waste holding tank system with pumpout
    • Automatic shower pumpout
    • Main engine start and stop switches
    • Davis custom stainless steel rudders
    • Port and starboard centralized drainage system
    • Fuel filter for main propulsion and generator engines
    • Coolant recovery system on main propulsion engines
    • Stainless steel trim tabs with recessed actuators
    • High gloss engine room paint finish
    • Dripless shaft and rudder seals
    • Lewmar/Simpson Lawrence windlass


    • Two-piece seamless construction featuring a Davis split hull mold with solid fiberglass bottom.
    • Divinycel cored hull sides
    • A one-piece reinforced fiberglass superstructure with foredeck, helm deck, and cockpit
    • All exterior cleats are reinforced with solid metal backing plated
    • All underwater appendages are bonded
    • Complete wrap-around teak package
    • Pipe welders tower with full LED multi-color lights 

    Command Bridge Deck

    • Davis custom teak helm pod with single-lever controls, polished stainless steel control handles and steering wheel, neutral lockout and engine synchronizer.
    • Custom “Palm Beach” style helm station in varnished teak
    • Garmin 2 x 16″ 8616 MFD
    • Garmin Weather GXM
    • 25kw 6′ Radar
    • FLIR M332 Thermal Imaging Camera System (2023)
    • Garmin Autopilot
    • Garmin AIS800 VHF
    • Fuel gauge
    • Tower – Garmin 12″ 8612 & VHF 315
    • Wrap around seating with storage below vinyl cushions
    • Compass with light
    • Train-style air horn system
    • JL audio speakers and amp – New
    • Twin UPGRADED Bluewater helm chairs
    • Full cove pkg, helm, chairs, cockpit & top station
    • 3-unit AC (40,000 BTUs)
    • New multi-color LED lights


    • Baitwell insulated with seawater circulation pump
    • Insulated drink box
    • Large insulated under deck fishbox with pumpout
    • Built-in insulated transom fishbox
    • Large removable under-deck line and fender storage
    • Large walk-through tuna door with locking latch and hevy-duty stainless steel recessed hinge
    • Hydraulic engine room entrance with draining waterways
    • High volume overboard drains
    • Dockside water inlet with pressure reducing valve
    • Bult in backing plate for fighting chair
    • Top-loading freezer with removable bait tray
    • Fresh and saltwater wash down systems with quick disconnects
    • Built in stackable tackle centers (2)
    • Ice chipper
    • Outriggers
    • 2 electric reel outlets for Ligram Pitman reels
    • Swim ladder


    • 120/240 VOLT 50 AMP service with cable-master storage system
    • AC/DC main electrical panel with amperage and voltage metering, sliding gate shore/generator selector system generator remote and bilge pump control
    • Two 24-volt banks maintained by a fully automatic battery charger
    • Battery parallel system
    • Extra 110 volt outlet for electric bbq grill
    • AC and DC florescent engine room lighting with duplex ground fault receptacle
    • Glendenning “full-failure” backup system
    • Fresh water and fuel tank level gauges
    • Internal bonding system with zinc anode protection and grounding
    • AC and DC lighting in stateroom and salon/galley
    • Ground fault protected utility receptacles throughout
    • CA/TV-phone outlet
    • Dual SAT receivers
    • Custom 10,000 watt sound system with computer controlled studio grade Rane equalizers
    • 240 volt charger and gel style batteries for entertainment system
    • Custom lights red/blue under gunnel

    Safety and Navigation

    • Navigation lights
    • Automatic bilge pumps in lazarette, engine room, and forward bilge, with high water alarm
    • Automatic engine room fire suppression system


    • Under counter refrigerator and freezer
    • Stainless steel sink with faucet and removable cover
    • Ceramic 2-burner cooktop recessed with removable cover and safety shutoff
    • Under counter and over counter storage
    • Wood accents
    • Extra galley exhaust fan
    • Teak and holly flooring
    • Over counter task lighting


    • Teak and holly flooring
    • Vinyl headliner
    • Wood accent package
    • Sofa with storage beneath
    • CruisAir AC system (2) with digital control
    • Telephone/modem outlet
    • Teak high/low table
    • Custom rod holder storage


    Master Stateroom

    • Double berth with storage compartment and drawers underneath
    • Carpeting
    • Vinyl headliner with recessed lighting
    • Vinyl wall coverings
    • Deck hatch with shade
    • Upholstered headboard, mattresses with bedspread, pillows, and nightstand
    • Cedar-backed hanging lockers with automatic light
    • Air conditioning system with digital control
    • Wood accents
    • Built-in flatscreen television with DVD
    • Built-in storage compartments and drawers
    • Expansive upper hull side cabinets


    Guest Stateroom

    • Double berth with storage compartment and drawers underneath
    • Carpeting
    • Vinyl headliner with recessed lighting
    • Vinyl wall covering
    • Upholstered headboard, mattresses with bedspread, pillows and nightstand
    • Cedar-backed hanging lockers with automatic light
    • Air-conditioning system with digital control
    • Wood accents
    • Flatscreen TV


    Head (2)

    • Slide-bar showerhead
    • Electric toilet with holding tank level indicator
    • Exhaust fan
    • Custom steam/sauna system in master head



    Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.


    Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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