1983 Buddy Davis Custom Carolina

ID# 3943000

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Yacht Overview

Make: Buddy Davis

Model: Custom Carolina

Year: 1983

Length: 38′

Located In: Wanchese, NC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8270256



If you are looking for a turn key custom rig in the 38-40 foot class, look no further. Woodcutter is certainly one of the prettiest mid sized convertibles around. Her current owners have maintained her well and she is fresh off a couple recent projects that include a total Engine Room and running gear Refit, New Paint and Varnish and the list goes on and on. Clean as a whistle with a 28 knot cruise, Extended Warranty and a great ride, this boat will provide a lot of good times without the headaches of dealing with old tired equipment.

If classy and rigged up is how you like ’em, then come check out this 38′ Buddy Davis. With all the looks and performance she offers and the confidence that goes hand in hand with new, dependable components from the running gear and thru-hulls right on up, she’s in a class by herself. 

Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 38
Beam: 13.5 ft


Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSB
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 550|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSB
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 550|horsepower
Engine Type: Electric


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (60 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (500 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 2
Number of heads: 1

Interior and Layout

Enter the salon through center bulkhead door, settee booth to port with corner countertop section, fwd dash with teak rollback cabinet doors, large bench style seating to starboard. Lift top drop in cabinets on either side at back bulkhead, varnished teak and holly sole with bound carpet cover and Engine Room access hatch, custom cushions and soft stretched headliner, flush mount lighting and solid teak panels, veneers and trim throughout.

Drawer storage beneath countertops and settee 

Storage under Bench seating

Deep dash storage cabinets

Under-counter upright fridge

GE Microwave

Insignia 20" Flatscreen TV

SONY digital A/V Center

Cruisair SMX II AC (2) 

The stairs lead down the companionway starboard of center to a master berth to port, full sized bunks to starboard and nicely done full head forward

Carpeted sole throughout with wallpaper 

Storage in steps, under lower bunk and forward of bunks 

Double berth master, hanging locker and more drawer storage, outboard wall cabinetry and night stand cabinet, Flatscreen TV and Holding tank discharge system panel 

Reading lights at bunks and master berth and fixtures throughout below

Teak and holly sole in head, vacu-flush marine toilet, corian countertops with inlaid sink, cabinet storage below, full shower, linen closet and deep mirrored vanity

One large and 2 small Bomar hatches overhead in bowdeck








Engine Room



PERFORMANCE: 2500 RPM / 25kn @ 36 gph   

2800 RPM / 28 kn @ 42 gph    3300 RPM / 33kn @ 52 gph

NEW ZF Gears

Stamford New Age 10.5 KW Generator

NEW Dripless Shaft Seals

Filled in all thru hull fittings

NEW Paint

NEW Wiring

NEW Seacocks

NEW Strainers

All hoses and fuel lines replaced

NEW Racors

NEW Shaft Logs

Removed and Rebedded struts

NEW Steering Reservoir, lines and Valves

NEW Airmar 275 Chirp Transducer

NEW Bilge Pumps and floats

NEW Newmar Phase 3 / 3 stage charger and all batteries 2022

LED Lighting

Dual Max FW pump system

Titan Hot Water Heater

All discharges plumbed through trunk line 

Cockpit / Bridge and Electronics

Console to Port, actuated and lift electronics boxes as well as overhead box. Cushioned bench seating and wraparound forward seating 

NEW 16" Garmin touch screen with Chirp technology 2020

Glendenning controls

Navnet C-MAP NT Max 10"

Robertson AP 300X

Standard Horizon VHF


Nothstar 952X

Furuno RD-30

Overhead Lights

AquaLuna spreader lights molded in hardtop

Custom 3 panel enclosure

Danforth 6" Compass

Birdsall Marine Stainless Pancake Teaser reels

Storage in benches and forward brow

Fusion Speakers

Teak Helm Hair and Murray Bros. Fighting Chair

Triple Spreader Outriggers

Teak cockpit Deck

Teak Cover boards

Teak Step into Salon

Cockpit Overhang Lighting

Speakers and Deck Lights in corners 

Flush Closed Gaff lockers port and starboard

FW and RW Washdown

In-deck Fish Box

Engine Room access through step or salon sole

Cockpit Controls / Start /Stop buttons in Starboard Bulkhead box with storage beneath

Bait / Ice Box at Port Bulkhead Box with storage beneath


Helm Bubble

Double Banded Bridge Caps

Toe Rail

Drip Molding

Helm Chair

Fighting Chair

Cockpit Box Lids

Rear Salon Bulkhead and Door


Recent Upgrades


All Exterior Paint NEW

Toe Rail, Drip Molding, Bridge Caps and Transom stripped and finished with AWLBRITE

NEW Shafts and Couplings


Total Repower / NEW Cummins QSB Motors 1100 HP Total

Stripped Engine room / Filled in all hull penetrations and replaced all seacocks

NEW Paint in Engine room

NEW Wiring in Engine Room

NEW Dripless Shaft Seals

NEW Sea Strainers

NEW Hoses and Fuel lines, fittings and Valves

NEW Racors

NEW Shaft Logs

Removed and Rebedded Struts

NEW 16" Garmin Touchscreen with Chirp Transducer


NEW Batteries and Charger

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