1989 Buddy Davis 61 Sportfish

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Yacht Overview

Make: Buddy Davis

Model: 61 Sportfish

Year: 1989

Length: 61′

Located In: Manteo, NC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8216365


The 61 Davis has long been known for her comfortable ride, interior layouts and overall fishability. She was on the forefront of the traveling era when fishermen began to explore new regions and is a great example of a big rig that was far ahead of her time. The Honky Tonk offers all of these attributes along with a host of upgrades over time to make her a very appealing and affordable, 4 stateroom, 3 head layout in a 61 footer.

With recently rebuilt motors, new hoses throughout the ER, upgraded electronics, ice maker, mezzanine, new strataglass bridge enclosure, a wonderfully appointed interior and a new entertainment center with satellite TV throughout, this boat provides comfortable living while traveling or at the dock. She is also fully rigged to deal with the daily grind of fishing as well and offers a very stable and efficient cockpit to work from. 

This seaworthy model is an icon among the boats of her time and recognized the world over. She was built to head into it and her soft ride and heavy construction are what makes her what she is. In today’s arm race, she is not a speed demon but if you are looking for a big, comfortable, steady and stable platform for your program, then come check out a boat that offers a lot of what the high dollar big boats do, for a fraction of the cost. 

Full Specs

Boat Name

Honky Tonk


LOA: 61
Beam: 18 ft


Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 12V-92 TA
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 1070|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 12V-92 TA
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 1070|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (250 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (1500 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 3


Salon door to Starboard enters into a wonderfully appointed interior

Large L-shaped Van Brunt hinged top couch to port. Custom upholstery with ultra leather material and easy access storage within

Oversized custom Silestone bar top with barstools and extended table portion to port

(2) Sub-zero fridge and freezer drawers under countertop 

GE Profile 4 burner flat cook top

SS double sink with Grohl fixture

Large Silestone countertop forward with teak cabinetry and drawers

Recessed lighting in soft headliner and padded valances

Teak and Holly sole in galley

Carpeted floor

Large Silestone dinette table to Starboard with Van Brunt cushioned seating

Silestone countertop to starboard with Kenmore Elite icemaker, deep storage and AC / DC Ship's Service Panel 

Sony Ultra HD Blu-Ray Soundsystem with surround sound speakers 

LG 42" flat screen TV

Cruisair AC unit

Teak trim, molding and cabinetry throughout

Rattan accented Teak lambrequins and inlays on forward cabinet doors

Sea-Tel Satellite TV


Guest Stateroom

Large guest stateroom to port at the foot of the companionway

Custom double bed matress and covers

Hanging locker and drawer storage

Custom headboard and mirrored back wall

Recessed lighting in soft headliner and reading lights above bed

Carpeted floor

Sharp 21' TV with DVD player, Sea-Tel Satellite TV and Remier sound system

Full Head and Shower with private inside entry

Galley Maid toilet

Teak roll back linen closets

Silestone surface vanity with sink, storage and large mirrored medicine cabinet

Teak and Holly sole in head


Forward Stateroom

Large Centered Queen size mattress with covers and storage underneath

Padded wall panels around bed

Teak roll back storage cabinetry all around and above bed

Cruisair AC unit

Mirrored hanging lockers

Carpeted floor

Sharp 13" TV with multimedia disc player and Sony sound system and speakers

Full Head and Shower with private inside entry

Galley Maid toilet

Silestone surface vanity with sink, storage and large mirrored medicine cabinet

Teak and Holly sole in head



Companionway Bunkroom

Located down the companionway forward and to starboard, these stacked bunks are roomy and comfortable, are behind a lockable door and share a full head and shower with the Crew's Quarters

74" berths with custom single mattresses and padded rails

Hanging locker and drawer storage

(2) 13" Sharp TV with Sea-Tel Satellite TV / One TV for each bunk

Carpeted floor

Shared head has shower, Galley Maid Toilet, Sink and Vanity, Mirrored Cabinet and Storage

Teak and Holly Sole in Head


Crew's Quarters

Crew's Quarters are located to the starboard at the beginning of the companionway. Comfortable quarters with a lockable door and shares a head with the Guest Bunk Room

Stacked bunks with custom mattresses and rails

13" Panasonic TV

Hanging Locker and Cabinet storage

Stacked washer and Dryer

Carpeted floor

Ample Rod Storage 

Shared head has shower, Galley Maid Toilet, Sink and Vanity, Mirrored Cabinet and Storage

Teak and Holly Sole in Head

Stacked washer and dryer set


Cockpit and Deck

Cockpit is large with a single centered fighting chair setup, painted deck and coverboards, with non-skid finish on deck

Large teak mezzanine with cushioned seating, ice dump, refrigerated box and plenty of storage bins

Oversized tuna door

Gaff Lockers with seperate ship's service and washdown lockers aft on either side

Release Teak fighting chair with rocket launcher

Large deck hatches with storage and live well

Lazz access hatch

(2) 50 amp service ports (port and starboard)

Teak-Step ladder access to bridge

Rupp Triple Spreader outriggers

Emergency Shutdown / Clutch Release /Trolling Valve controls at helm

Anchor Locker with Pulpit and Ideal windlass with 400' of rope and 30' of chain / Fortress FX85 Aluminum anchor

Wolf electric cockpit grill under overhang

24V Teaser reel outlets under gunwales

New VHF antennas

Underwater lights in transom

Cockpit lighting




Engine Room

Engine room is large and spacious, with room to access the outboard sides easily, Also a dedicated pump room forward that houses AC units and other plumbing manifolds and pumps

Approx 200 hours on rebuilds (Fall 2020)

Racor double fuel filtration systems with pressure gauges

Sea Chests to port and starboard with easy labeled access to all seacock valves supplying raw water throughout the ER

AO Smith Energy Saver Hot Water Heater

Fire Suppression System

Sentry 60 A battery charger

Groco Sea Strainers

Oberdorfer Oil Change pump

Dometic 540 Cube Ice maker

Oberdorfer and March Pumps supply to pump room AC manifold

Recent engine service

Engines re-aligned and propellers tuned at Wildcat Propellers

 AC manifold cleanout system plumbed in

Well pump style FW pump

(2) Triton 21 KW Generators

Panish Control System with Synchronizer

Manual Gauge panels in ER with start and stop buttons

Fuel transfer system



Flybridge and Electronics

(2) Release helm chairs

Raised teak standing platform

Storage under bench seating and in forward brow

Recessed double pancake style teaser reels overhead

Totally refurbished enclosure

(2) Garmin GPSMap 7612 / Chartplotter / Sounder with Airmar 275LHW transducer with Chirp technology

Furuno Navnet VX2 Chartplotter / Sounder / Radar

Furuno RD 30

Icom VHF

Furuno VHF

Fusion Stereo MS UD755

ACR remote spotlight

Furuno NavPilot AP system

Ritchie 8" compass

New JL Audio surround sound speaker system

Fusion stereo system that controls bridge, cockpit and salon from helm area


Recent Upgrades and Current Projects

New R/W intake hoses, external component plumbing hoses and others replaced 2021

Total Rebuild motors 2020

Rebedded and replaced all 4 salon side windows 2017/2018

Painted black mask and house 2017/2018

All toilets re-plumbed throughout with fittings and hose 2017/2018

New Sony entertainment center and Sattelite service to 6 TVs throughout salon and 4 staterooms 2017/2018

New VHF antennas 2017/2018

All AC units either refurbished and serviced or replaced 2017/2018

Engines aligned / propellers worked 2017/2018

New Garmin Electronics added as well as airmar transducer with Chirp technology 2017/2018

All exterior finished teak to be stripped and re-varnished 2018 (current) 

Bridge enclosure removed and sent off for refurbished vinyl and new strataglass 2018 (current)

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