Buddy Davis 42CC

Sportfisher designed for family fun.

by Chris Caswell
The name Buddy Davis is synonymous with sportfishing boats designed to cut through big head seas, track perfectly in following seas, and drift calmly while waiting for a big strike.


  • LOA: 42'
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 3'1"
  • Weight: 19,320 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 600 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 62 gals.
  • Power: Triple or quad Yamaha outboards
  • Price: Contact dealer


Built in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, the Buddy Davis secret is a deep, narrow entry to the hull with a sizable skeg keel to help it hold course in all conditions. With fishing amenities from bow to stern, the hardcore fisherman is going to see thoughtful planning from the perfectly placed rod holders to the oversized baitwells.

The 42CC is the largest of the Buddy Davis center console model line, bearing the same pedigree as the larger ocean yachts from which the Davis name is known. In addition to all the exterior fishing features, the 42CC has a galley, dinette, double berth and enclosed head with shower.

High coamings surround the non-slip cockpit for fighting fish, with full padding from bow to stern. Forward, fold-down seats on each side hide stowage for fenders. A pair of forward-facing lounge seats are the perfect place for anglers and crew to relax. In the forward deck is an oversized fish box.

The skipper has a large helm with a plastic cover over the engine instruments and electronics. An electronics box is built into the Pipewelders fiberglass hardtop. Tilt steering makes for comfortable running while seated or standing, and the throttle/shifters and joystick controls complete the dashboard.

Just behind the helm seating is a fiberglass console that clearly defines the fishing and fun sides of the 42CC. This is the bait area, and no fewer than 15 tackle drawers store everything a serious angler needs, plus a bait-cutting station. For family outings, there is an electric grill to cook up some burgers, as well as a sink and fridge.

The cockpit is spacious, with a boarding door for divers, two livewells in the transom and ample rod storage. Standard equipment includes a generator, air conditioning and triple 350 Yamaha outboards, with optional quad 300- or 350-hp Yamahas.

Designed and built by serious fishermen, this is a big center console that still has all the right features for family fun. 



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