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2006 Buddy Davis 48 Express

Aventura, Florida


Created by one of the leading builders of sport fish boats, Buddy Davis, Hook Em II has had the best of care and has proven reliable and extremely versatile. The sea keeping abilities are unmatched in this class of boats. With plenty of room to work while reeling in that giant you will find Hook Em II to be an amazing platform for tournaments or family fun.


KB Marine Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Apollo Yachts.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Hook Em II
Make: Buddy Davis
Model: 48 Express
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: DYW48306L506
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 49'11 ft
Beam: 15'8 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'8 ft
Dry Weight: 42,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cat
  • Model: C-18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1500
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cat
  • Model: C-18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1500
Cruising Speed: 26.07 kn
Maximum Speed: 34.76 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 820 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Saltwater Fishing, Sports Fishing Boats
More Info : Manufacturer Website


Take the helm of the 48 Express, and we will show you it can do what no other sportfishing boat can do. Punching through 6-foot head seas at 30 knots, its beautifully flared bow throws off every drop of water before it gets to the windshield. Try that on one of our competitor's boats, and you'll be under a waterfall. The power steering makes it easy to change direction, sprinting forward or backing down. And when you have to head out to sea, you'll know you'll get there with plenty of time to put your lines in, even when conditions make our competitor's boats head for cover, thanks to a 30-knot cruising speed. Everything starts with the bottom hull shape. All other things-the tumblehome, the flare-are all derivative of the bottom, and it's very effective. Designed in collaboration with noted naval architect Donald L. Blount, the Buddy Davis 48 Express is a masterpiece in seakeeping performance. Run her hard. She doesn't pound. She won't shake, rattle, roll or leave you wet. Down swell, she behaves and goes where you want, never steering by the bow.Once you experience the superb ride, you'll want to take a closer look at the many quality and innovative details that make her a true fishing or cruising machine. First the helm is elevated for an ideal line of sight. In fact, the Buddy Davis 48 offers the best visibility from the helm of any of the competition-bar none! Yet it's close to all the action, making it the perfect cockpit. Four anglers and a mate have plenty of space to maneuver. And for those who fish up forward or need to drop the anchor, there's plenty of non-skid on her massive foredeck. Access to the massive, clutter-free engine room is through the bridgedeck stairs fitted with substantial gas struts as standard equipment. Thanks to the elevated helm, there's stand-up headroom and all systems are easily serviced. With six feet of headroom, maintenance is a pleasure. The Buddy Davis 48 offers more headroom than any other size boat in her class.

Additional Description

Davis's attention to detail goes beyond where the eye can see, and that ensures that the 48 Express is at the forefront of high tech, yet utilizes proven boat-building techniques. This 20-ton vessel features a solid glass bottom, Divinycell-cored hull sides, Nidacore decks and bulkheads, and a hull-to-deck joint that is screwed, epoxied and fiberglassed to withstand anything the ocean can throw at her.  Also impressive is the fact that with tunnels, the 48 maintains the same seakeeping characteristics that has made Davis famous among sportfishermen. So while other builders continue to build boats using the same decades-old hull design, Davis continues to ensure that each Davis is better than the last.

Additional Information



25-Adult Type II PFD
1-Remote control spot light
4-Size II/1-Size BI

Type B:C fire ext. mounted/charge

1-Current 12-gauge flare kit

1-First Aid kit
1-Type IV throwing device

1-MARPOL sticker

1-FE 241 Clean Agent automatic fire suppression system in the engine space.

2-406 MHz EPIRB (both registered to vessel) rigged for rapid deployment

2-High water alarms
1-CO /smoke detector

Ground Tackle

1-Lewmar 24 VDC windlass

1-150’X7/16” SS chain lead

1-Anchor roller
1-35 # Delta Fast Set anchor

1-Custom anchor pulpit



3-Cable boxes
1-DVR with surround sound
1-4-camera FLIR security system
2-Flatscreen TV
1-Close circuit TV system
2-Marine battery chargers
1-Charles ISO inverter charger
1-50-amp shore power cable/reel
1-Galley Maid reverse osmosis plant/20 GPH reported 1-Hot water heater
4-Marine AC units
2-Refrigerator/1-bait freezer
1-Clarion stereo system with bows and JL audio speakers 1-Tank Sentry system
1-Deck freezer
2-Teaser reels
2-High end helm chairs
1-Chiiled water mister
1-Air compressor
1-Wind screen wiper/washer
1-UW lights

1-2-burner electric stove

1-SAT phone
1-Garmin GPS
1-New Samsung flat screen TV
2-Furuno Nav-Net C-Map map GPS/depth/radar/data 1-ICOM M 604 VHF radio RAM
1-Furuno RD 30 GPS
1-Engine synchronizer
1-Simrad AP 25 autopilot
1-Sea King security system/vessel locator
1-Sail Comp digital compass
1-Set double spur outriggers
1-Aft deck cover
2-SeaTel antennae controls

20 KW Westerbeke generator with 3400 hours


2021 new teak decks in cockpit

2021 New Furuno electronics

2021 New teak covering boards

2021 New teak facia on transom


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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