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Available for SaleDon Don 61' 2001 Buddy Davis 

2001 61' Custom Carolina Enclosed Pilothouse Buddy Davis Sportfish "Don Don" has always been known for its soft ride and spacious interior, built by one of Carolina’s superior boat builders. Birdseye maple walls, granite countertops, granite galley flooring and granite floors in heads, highly customized, a tastefully done Carolina boat. It also includes Donald Blount’s (naval architect) prop pockets for shallow water draft navigation. ENTIRE VESSEL RECENT PAINT, MAIN ENGINE'S SERVICES UP TO DATE, list goes on..."Don Don” is for sale by its original owner and would consider large center console trades.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Galati Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 61' (19 m)
Beam: 17' (6 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 1,500 gal (5,679 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 225 gal (852 L)
Location: Florida, Marathon, United States
Build Year: 2001
Builder: Buddy Davis
Model: 61 Sportfish Enclosed Pilothouse
Type: Sport Fishing
Cruising Speed: 27 Knots
Max Speed: 32 Knots
Engine Information:
  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: 3412E
  • Engine Year:
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power (HP): 1400.00
  • Power (KW): 0.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2450.00
  • Engine Location: Port



  • Cruising Speed: 27 knots
  • Max Speed: 32 knots
  • LOA: 61 feet
  • Beam: 17 feet 6 inches
  • Max Draft: 3 feet 11 inches
  • Displacement: 85000 pounds
  • Fuel Tanks Capacity: 1500 gallons
  • Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 225 gallons
  • Number of Cabins: 4
  • Number of Heads: 3


This Enclosed Pilothouse features a winding stairway inside the main salon. The MASTER has a queen bed located on the port side with an ensuite head and shower. The VIP stateroom is forward bow with a queen bed with ensuite head and shower. One of the other two GUEST staterooms is located on starboard side companionway and has been designed for twin bunks or tackle/rod room, whichever is preferred. The other GUEST stateroom on starboard companionway has a twin bed with a Pullman berth; both guest staterooms share a head and shower. This original owner has designed the vessel with High Gloss Birdseye maple and granite counters throughout. Companionway includes Birdseye maple with built on strip Lizard Gator padding tastefully done. The headroom throughout is 6’8” in most areas

Main Salon

  • High gloss Birdseye maple walls
  • All high gloss walls redone in 2009 throughout vessel
  • Custom upgraded leather L-shaped sofa reupholstered 2016 with lifting seats and storage, side console
  • Fabric blind window treatments 2016 with custom wood valances
  • Carpet Berber/Pistachio hardwood flooring
  • Bronze Sea Life coffee table
  • LED overhead lighting recessed into headliner
  • Salon entertainment: Flat screen television with separate receiver, Sony DVD player, Bose receiver
  • CD player and Bose speakers
  • Custom spiral staircase to enclosed pilothouse
  • Custom burl wood cabinetry for Wet bar with a single bowl sink, granite countertops and U-Line icemaker
  • Cruisair 16,000 BTU air conditioning
  • Ghost Phantom security system
  • Salon camera
  • Tinted tempered window glass


  • Three Sub-Zero undercounter Refrigeration drawers/ Three Sub-Zero undercounter Freezer drawers New 2023
  • Granite countertops/ Granite flooring
  • Leather covered bar stools
  • Galley peninsula storage
  • Custom Forward bulkhead storage/ pull out side cabinets/Microwave oven
  • Two bowl flush mounted stainless steel sink
  • GE ceramic four burner cooktop with exhaust fan
  • Trash compactor
  • Over counter lighting
  • Granite dinette countertop with leather L-shaped settee reupholstered leather 2016

Master Stateroom

  • Full walk around queen berth with custom mirror headboard/lighting
  • Custom 2016 Tempur pedic mattress/bunk rail, storage above
  • Full length closet of stateroom for ample closet space/ cedar-lined
  • LED lighting
  • Birdseye maple walls with burl accent panels
  • Twin nightstands
  • Built in custom drawers and cabinetry
  • Sony entertainment system / Flat screen TV 2018 with separate receiver
  • Carpeting
  • Cruisair 12,000 BTU air conditioning updated
  • Ensuite head/ custom granite topped vanity with sink, three door mirrored cabinetry, granite flooring, exhaust fan, Vacu-flush head and large walk in shower

VIP Stateroom

  • Queen Berth with 2016 custom mattress and bunk rail
  • Carpeting
  • Cedar lined closets, upper hull side cabinets
  • Flat screen TV 2018 with separate receiver
  • Private head with large walk in shower, custom granite topped vanity with sink and mirrored cabinet, Vacu-flush head, granite flooring, exhaust fan
  • Cruisair 8,000 BTU air conditioning updated

Guest Stateroom

  • Starboard side forward
  • Upper and Lower berths, also converted to rod/reel storage with tackle cabinets, can easily be used for either, whichever preferred.
  • Carpeting/cedar lined locker
  • Guest head shared with other guest stateroom with stall shower, exhaust fan, granite countertop with sink and Vacu-flush head
  • Cruisair 8,000 BTU air conditioning shared with other guest stateroom updated

Guest Stateroom

  • Starboard side aft
  • Lower single berth, 2016 mattress and Pullman Berth
  • Carpeting/cedar lined closet
  • Shared Head and A/C with other guest stateroom
  • TV/ separate receiver

Enclosed Pilothouse

  • Accessible from salon by a spiral stairway
  • Large L-shaped leather sofa with storage underneath
  • Stidd leather electric helm seat
  • Two person leather companion seating port and starboard
  • Cruisair 16,000 BTU air conditioning updated
  • Burl inlaid dash with cabinetry storage underneath
  • Commercial windows wash and wiper system
  • Clear Cool windows
  • LED lighting with vinyl headliner and speakers
  • Recessed lighting
  • Cherry walls with blanched cherry wood flooring
  • Wine cooler and wet bar with sink
  • Tundra refrigerator
  • U-Line ice maker
  • Flat screen TV 2018 with separate receiver
  • Pilothouse electrical panel
  • Electronic Engine synchronizer
  • Vessel diagnostic panel
  • Mathers single lever controls
  • Trim tabs
  • Ritchie compass
  • Caterpillar engine view displays
  • Emergency engine start/stop switches
  • Emergency shut down
  • Tinted tempered widow glass
  • Aft of enclosed pilothouse: bench seating, engine controls, ladder with starboard steps to marlin tower.


  • Custom Carolina tower with buggy hard top
  • Helm and seat cover
  • Molded standing platform
  • Bench style helm seat with backrest and covers
  • Tower engine controls with steering and cover


PILOTHOUSE electronics:

  • 2022 Two(2) Garmin 8617 monitors includes radar, gps plotter and sounders, Sirius weather Monitors include engine monitor, engine room camera, cockpit and salon cameras
  • 2016 Garmin GMI 20
  • 2016 Icom VHF 710
  • 2016 Clarion stereo system
  • Simrad AP 23 auto-pilot
  • Ghost Phantom Paradox security with two cameras
  • Twin Caterpillar displays
  • Air Horn
  • Trac Vision KVH Satellite TV with upgraded receiver boxes
  • Two (2) ACR spotlights

TOWER electronics:

  • 2022 Two (2) Garmin 8610 displays includes radar, gps plotter and sounders including engine monitors, Sirius weather (8” screens)
  • 2016 Garmin GMI 10 includes seawater temperature, fuel burns, speeds, multi instrument Icom VHF 710

COCKPIT electronics:

  • 2022 Garmin display 8616 (12” screen), radar, GPS plotter, sounder, Sirius weather Clarion M608 stereo system

Electrical System

  • Salon AC/DC electric distribution panels with amperage and voltage meter/ UL Approved
  • Reverse polarity alarm system
  • DC distribution panel for navigation and electronics in pilothouse
  • All bilge pump controls
  • Pilothouse electrical sub panel for equipment/ electronics
  • Fresh water/ fuel tank gauges
  • Battery parallel system
  • Battery chargers
  • Heavy duty marine 12 volt batteries, 12/24 volt system
  • Two (2) 120/240 volt 50 amp retractable shoreline cable , Glendenning port and starboard aft
  • AC/DC lighting and receptacles throughout vessel
  • Internal bonding system
  • Zinc anode protection
  • 2016 Onan 22 KW generator with sound shield, 377 hours
  • Westerbeake 25 KW generator with sound shield, 1,086 hours

Engine Room

  • Twin Caterpillar 3412E @1400hp each - all CAT services are up-to-date
  • Engine block heaters
  • Yachtstar Freshwater flush system
  • Raw water strainers
  • ZF transmissions with Caterpillar trolling valves
  • Cruis-air 8,000 BTU air conditioning updated
  • Power assisted steering
  • Engine alarms
  • Emergency engine stop
  • Waste water holding tank/“Y” valves for holding tank system
  • Engine Room vent fans
  • Automatic Fire Halon extinguishing system
  • Fuel transfer system AC/DC
  • Oil storage 25 gallon holding tank
  • Oil change system
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Engine room lights AC/DC
  • Engine Gauges
  • Double Racor fuel system for each engine
  • Engine Room cameras
  • 40 gallon hot water heater
  • 1000 GPD Watermaker, Inc.
  • High pressure fresh water system
  • High water alarm


  • Mezzanine with swing access engine room door fabricated including cushions, June 2018
  • Teak cockpit covering boards and coaming new June 2018
  • Built in boarding steps
  • Aft remote control station
  • Built in gaff storage
  • Non skid deck
  • Full cockpit cover
  • Jenn-Aire grill in starboard console with heatshield, new June 2018
  • Recessed speakers and lighting in bridge overhang
  • Aft transom kill box with stainless steel lining or live bait well
  • Underdeck fish box with macerator discharge and ice intake/insulated
  • Release teak tuna chair/teak seat upgrade/extra rod cups in chair mounted launcher/teak bait tray/back pad curved teak/ custom inlay marlin/ completely revarnished, new seating pads and armrests September 2020
  • Fighting chair cover
  • Black Rupp 41’ triple spreader outriggers
  • Port side cockpit freezer
  • Tackle drawers in mezzanine port and starboard, June 2018
  • Cutting board, drain, faucets for bait station
  • Rod holders
  • Electric reel outlets
  • Large tuna door
  • Freshwater wash down
  • Salt water washdown
  • Eskimo 600 Ice machine

Hull/Deck Equipment

  • Entire vessel painted new hull, superstructure Flag Blue June 2018, new paint white decks etc.
  • Entire boat waxed and detailed
  • Bow pulpit
  • Stainless steel Bow railing
  • Anchor chute/Lewmar windlass with anchor and rode
  • Forward deck washdown in anchor locker
  • 1500 lb. Marquipt Davit
  • Dinghy chocks/cradle
  • Underwater lights/Aqualume 4 series blue, June 2018
  • Glendenning port and starboard cablemaster rewind
  • Transom swim ladder portable
  • Stainless steel rudders
  • Stainless steel trim tabs
  • 3” Aquamet Stainless steel shafts
  • Nibral propellors
  • Stainless steel hardware and fittings
  • Side mount cabin exterior railing
  • New cutlass bearings, June 2018
  • USCG life saving approved equipment
  • Winslow life raft recertified with new hydrostatic release
  • Fire systems

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