Stan Miller Yachts

1989 Buddy Davis 61 Sportfish

  • 61 ft
  • Sport Fishing
  • Newport Beach, CA, US

Yacht price :

Just Reduced


"Looks aren't everything but it doesn't hurt either"

Owner wants the boat gone, he is a two boat owner & willing to finance

*** Trades Possible ***

When you're going out for a day of fishing on the best looking boat in the harbor, you don't want to take all day to get there. No matter how pretty she is or how rough the going gets. And when you get to where the billfish are running, you want to stay in the running until you've either released it or got the big one on board. The Buddy Davis 61 is a sportfishing machine for the record books if ever there was one. But what else would you expect from one of the most experienced builders of custom sport fishermen in the world. With the exaggerated bow flare and deep forefoot, both features that Davis’s boats are known for, soften head seas and redirect sea spray. Another aspect of the exaggerated bow flare adds a third virtue—an enormous foredeck that makes for a huge, uncompromised casting platform.  


Basic Information

Buddy Davis
61 Sportfish
Newport Beach, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Sport Fishing
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Dimensions & Weight

61 ft - 18.59 meter
61 ft - 18.59 meter
17 ft 6 in - 5.33 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 8 in - 1.73 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


Detroit Diesel
Cruise Speed:
24 MPH - 20.86 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
1070 (Individual), 2140 (combined)
Max Speed:
31 MPH - 26.94 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
1500 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
250 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


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Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 220V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

  • Three staterooms plus crew cabin
  • Cruisaire reverse cycle heat and air conditioning (5 zones)
  • Bose surround sound system w/ 3 stations (Flybridge, salon, cockpit with individual remotes) & iPod docking station
  • Samsung flatscreen 33" television
  • 3 Sealand Vacuflush freshwater heads
  • General Electric 10 gallon electric water heater 
  • General Electric Spacemaker washer/ dryer (crew stateroom)
  • Kitchen Aid Superba 22 cu ft refrigerator
  • 4 burner electric stove
  • General Electric Profile convection microwave oven (galley)
  • Kitchen Aid stainless steel trash compactor (galley)
  • Whirlpool stainless steel ice maker (galley)

Navigation Equipment
  • Furuno CH 250 Side scanning searchlight sonar with auto up set @ 10kts
  • Furuno Nav Net 72 mile radar
  • Furuno Nav Net color video sounder
  • Furuno GPS/WAAS GP32 & twin Nav Nets GPS plotters
  • Simrad AP 26 autopilot
  • (2) Icom M604 & M45 vhf radios
  • 5 1/2" C-Plath Compass, 2" Ritchie compass
  • Dytek ST500 Sea Water temperature gauge
  • Furuno Nav Net 10.4" display / control
  • (2) Furuno 12" color monitors
  • Icom Command Mic 


The vessel DC power is supplied from a battery source with the AC power supplied from either one of the two 20 Kw Northern Lights genets or 50 amp 125/ 250VAC shore power inlets. The vessels electrical system is branch overload protected circuits by resettable breakers and replaceable fuses. The wiring where visible appears good cosmetically and is mostly loomed throughout the vessel. The main electrical distribution panel is located in the crew stateroom with a sub panel at the flybridge helm, all breakers appear to be well labeled to help identify their functions.

  • Port Northern Lights 20 Kw generator 6414 hours
  • Starboard Northern Lights 20 Kw generator 2872 hours
  • 4 (8D's) wet cell batteries in boxes
  • Newmar Phase Three PT-80 charger
  • Newmar 12-12-35 Converter
  • 12 & 24 voltage
  • DC wiring 2 wire copper stranded sheathed
  • AC wiring 3 wire copper stranded sheathed

Deck Equipment
  • 1- SL Claw 30 Kg primary anchor
  • 200' 5/16 galvanized chain
  • 300' rode 3 strand nylon
  • Maxwell Verticle windlass 
  • 2006 AB 12 DLX RIB Evinrude  Etec 60hp
  • Fiberglass swim platform
  • Transom door
  • Aluminum safety rail
  • International teak fighting chair
  • Aluminum bow pulpit rail
  • Teak bow plank
  • Stainless steel bow roller
  • 2 dual aluminum fender racks
  • Aluminum dinghy cradle
  • Marquipt aluminum dinghy davit
  • 2 ACR URC 100 search lights
  • Dual trumpet air horns

Safety Equipment
  • 6 ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • Kidde Halon 1301 automatic fire suppression system
  • Elliot 6 person life raft (not certified)
  • 18" throwable ring with lanyard & light
  • Orion distress handheld signal kit 
  • Port & starboard main engine emergency shutdown pulls
  • First aid kit
  • High water bilge alarm system (5 locations: lazarette, port & starboard shafts, pump room forward, forward bilge)
  • ACR Global Fix Pro 406 MHz Epirb


This vessel is powered by a pair of Detroit Diesel 12V92 diesel engines, each producing approximately 1070 horsepower. The main engines are driving a pair of Twin Disc MGN 273X-1 transmissions with a reduction gear ratio of 1.8:1. The main engines and two 20Kw Northern Lights generators are located beneath the salon sole. The engine room is entered from the cockpit and is clean cosmetically. The exhaust system is wet and exits aft through approved hose and fiberglass tubing. The fuel system consists of two tanks, one "Day" tank, the other an "AUX" storage tank. The tanks are plumbed to a transfer pump and manifold. The fuel system also consists of dual Racor 1000 series fuel and water separators and shut off valves.

  • Port 12V92TA rebuilt 2003 (4080 hours 8/17)
  • Starboard 12V92TA rebuilt 2014 (2080 hours 8/17)
  • Twin Disc MGN 273X-1 transmissions 1.8:1 ratio
  • Walker air seps
  • 4 Racor water fuel separators
  • 1500 gal fuel in two aluminum tanks
  • Flowscan fuel management system w tachometers, engine hrs, gallons per hour used & total consumption
  • Glendinning electronic engine controls (2 stations flybridge & tower) with manual backup @ flybridge
  • Sea Recovery 40GPH water maker with auto flush
  • Eskimo ice machine 400lbs per day plumbed to fish hold

Brief Detroit Diesel History

Beginning in 1986 Detroit Diesel Allison Division began shipping pleasure craft marine engines which are commonly referred to as "forward plan" engines. Forward plan refers to engines that were specifically designed and built to be used primarily for pleasure craft installations. These engines feature complete heat exchanger cooling systems, water cooled exhaust manifolds, risers and turbos and transmissions. In addition, these engines have undergone numerous internal changes to improve their efficiency.

In 1991 Detroit Diesel was building complete marine engines from 150 BHP to 2400 BHP. These factory configured and manufactured engines provide commonality of parts and are supported by trained personnel throughout the world.

Prior to 1986, Detroit Diesel Allison only built complete marine engines based on elected models. DDA distributors, recognizing the benefits of the 2-cycle engine for boats, took it upon themselves to take a base engine and marinize it. As the demand for higher horsepower engines increased, distributors responded by re-engineering marine components on existing factory marine models to increase the ratings. Many of the distributors (example: Johnson & Towers J&T, Covington, Stewart & Stevenson) did an exceptional marination, which enabled DDA to become the recognized leaders in marine propulsion.

When Roger Penske took over as CEO for DDC, it was recognized that many of these distributor modified engines were operating in waters world wide. It became apparent that customers were becoming confused as to the different ratings, configurations and warranties. Therefore the decision was made based on the engineering resources and experience gained through the distributors to concentrate their efforts on sales and product support.

Recent Service Work

The following services were performed 4/11/17

  • Proline 1088 bottom paint
  • Rebuilt Jabsco water pump
  • Replaced (4) cutlass bearings
  • Install new transducer
  • Balance and polish propellers

The following services were performed 4/6/17

  • Replaced fuel injectors
  • Valve cover gaskets & seals
  • Seals on all jumper lines
  • Set fuel rack time injectors

Spare Parts

At least 20K in spare parts.....props, bait tank, pumps, filters, etc..



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