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Beneteau
Presented by:
2000
78' BUDDY DAVIS
"PLASTIC TOY"
Location:
Great Bridge, Virginia
Price:
$1,750,000.00
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Northrop and Johnson
(954) 522-3344
Truly a spectacular  Sportfishing Yacht, she turns heads and attracts attention in every harbor she visits. “PLASTIC TOY” is the latest of three 78’s built by the legendary Buddy Davis, the largest and most technologically advanced of his many very successful fishing machines. The Davis 78 is steeped in Carolina heritage yet reflects advanced construction of molded hand laid Fiberglass. This construction yields a super strong and long lasting structure built to endure the tests of the sea and time. The custom feature and option list exceeded $800,000 at the original build and ongoing updating and improvements have been regularly undertaken by her current owner including many upgrades in 2013 and 2014. The enclosed pilot house offers a comfortable helm with lounge and is accessed by interior stair as well as cockpit ladder. The pilot house opens out to the aft deck offering a control station and fantastic view of the action below in the cockpit. These boats have roamed the world’s oceans in pursuit of the greatest trophy fish and done so with safety and comfort. 

The yacht offers four cabins for owner and guests each with en-suite head with stall showers plus a separate main deck crew cabin. The full beam master is amidships and has his and hers head compartments, his with shower and hers with tub.  The interior is appointed with high quality interior furnishings and décor treatments throughout including Granite head and galley counters, elegant head and shower plumbing fixtures, fabulous headboards, headliners, soffits, mirrored and veneered surfaces. Every cabin is lavishly appointed including full component stereo systems and TV with separate Sat Receiver. 

The exterior is all business and fully rigged with state of the art fishing gear including Pipewelders Tuna Tower, hydraulic Rupp outriggers, Pompanette Fighting Chair and extensive freezers, ice machines, live wells and bait prep center. The huge cockpit transitions to an air conditioned mezzanine deck for seating and fishing amenities, even a day head! Teak clads the cockpit deck, covering & coaming boards and of course the signature Davis Teak varnished tow rail frames her graceful sheer.

She is powered by Twin 16V-2000 MTU/DDC diesels delivering   3600hp. and burning 100 gph @ 22knots @1760 RPM. She carries 3,000 gallons of fuel, cruises up to 25 knots and tops out just over 30 knots. The legendary Buddy Davis hull form demonstrates the Davis signature exaggerated bow flare, a graceful broken sheer and gentle tumblehome with Teak transom. She delivers a solid, dry and comfortable ride even in the most challenging conditions enhanced by Naiad Stabilizers.

PLASTIC TOY is located at Atlantic Yacht Basin, Great Bridge, VA for the winter of 2014-2015. She will be having some work done so inquire of status prior to planning a showing. The Mate Mike is aboard, Contact Bob Jarrett CA 48 hrs in advance of



Vessel Overview
Truly a spectacular  Sportfishing Yacht, she turns heads and attracts attention in every harbor she visits. “PLASTIC TOY” is the latest of three 78’s built by the legendary Buddy Davis, the largest and most technologically advanced of his many very successful fishing machines. The Davis 78 is steeped in Carolina heritage yet reflects advanced construction of molded hand laid Fiberglass. This construction yields a strong and long lasting structure built to endure the tests of the sea and time. The custom option list alone approached a million dollars at the original build. Ongoing updates and improvements have been regularly undertaken by her current owner including many in 2013 and 2014. 



The enclosed pilot house offers a comfortable helm with lounge and is accessed by interior stair as well as cockpit ladder. The pilot house opens out to the aft deck offering a control station and fantastic view of the action below in the cockpit. These boats have roamed the world’s oceans in pursuit of the greatest trophy fish and done so with safety and comfort. 



The yacht offers four cabins for owner and guests each with en-suite head with stall showers plus a separate main deck crew cabin. The full beam master is amidships and has his and hers head compartments, his with shower and hers with tub.  The interior is appointed with high quality interior furnishings and décor treatments throughout including Granite head and galley counters, elegant head and shower plumbing fixtures, fabulous headboards, headliners, soffits, mirrored and veneered surfaces. Every cabin is lavishly appointed including full component stereo systems and TV with separate Sat Receiver. 



The exterior is all business and fully rigged with state of the art fishing gear including Pipewelders Tuna Tower, hydraulic Rupp outriggers, Pompanette Fighting Chair and extensive freezers, ice machines, live wells and bait prep center. The huge cockpit transitions to an air conditioned mezzanine deck for seating and fishing amenities, even a day head! Teak clads the cockpit deck, covering & coaming boards and of course the signature Davis Teak varnished tow rail frames her graceful sheer.



She is powered by Twin 16V-2000 MTU/DDC diesels delivering   3600hp. and burning 100 gph @ 22knots @1760 RPM. She carries 3,000 gallons of fuel, cruises up to 25 knots and tops out just over 30 knots. The legendary Buddy Davis hull form demonstrates the Davis signature exaggerated bow flare, a graceful broken sheer and gentle tumblehome with Teak transom. She delivers a solid, dry and comfortable ride even in the most challenging conditions enhanced by Naiad Stabilizers.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
Dimensions/Weights
- Length: 78' 0"
- Max Height: 0
- LOA: 78' 0"
- LWL: 0' 0"
- BEAM: 20.5' 0"
- DRAFT: 6' 0"
 
Engines
- Engine(s): 16V 2000
 
Tankage/Capacity
- Fuel: 3000 Gal
- Water: 500 Gal
- Holding: 150 Gal
 
Construction
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
 
Manufacturer/Model/Designer
- Manufacturer: BUDDY DAVIS
- Model: Buddy Davis Enclosed Bridge
- Designer: Buddy Davis/Donald Blount
 
 
Additional



Arrangement Plan
The large cockpit yields several steps up to the air conditioned mezzanine deck which provides seating and fishing amenities including a custom day head. Entry forward delivers one to the impressive salon where you will notice the large windows with electric blinds, window treatments and tasteful decor throughout. To port is the L-shaped leather sofa and custom cocktail table. The sofa conceals large rod storage compartments. Across to starboard is the entertainment center that includes a large television with satellite receiver, Yamaha component stereo, VCR and DVD players. 

Forward is the galley with Dinette to port with seating and table. The large U-shaped galley offers granite counters, bar stools, Tile flooring, wine cooler, large storage lockers and gourmet appliances. The entire salon, galley and dinette space provides functional and comfortable entertaining areas. Forward of the galley is a large pantry with laundry, large commercial freezer, storage lockers and Captain or crew quarters. This cabin includes a single berth, head, hanging and storage lockers. Access to the enclosed bridge is convenient via the spiral staircase. The flybridge includes helm station, entertainment center, sofa lounge, air conditioning, and storage. The aft door opens to a deck with control station and access to the tuna tower station.

Forward to port leads down the curved stairway and the four staterooms. The full beam master stateroom is aft of the landing and includes an island queen berth with custom mirrored headboard, ensuite his and her heads with tub, showers, drawers, hanging lockers and entertainment components.

Forward down the passageway is a guest stateroom to starboard with queen berth, en-suite head w/ shower, hanging locker, night stand and entertainment system. Directly across to port is another guest stateroom with double berth, head w/ shower, hanging locker and entertainment center. All the way forward is the VIP stateroom with queen berth, en-suite head, hanging locker, drawers and entertainment center. 




Master Stateroom
The full beam master is spacious with an island queen berth and offers his and hers heads. Many clever features were incorporated in this cabin to make it very livable and maximize storage.

Queen berth with linens and custom bedding
TV 27" Mitsubishi w/ Sony satellite receiver and component stereo system
Custom soffit and headliner
Carpeted cabin sole throughout lower deck
Hanging lockers, drawers 
Large master closet 
His and Hers Heads with showers and tub/shower
Upgraded Gold plated Plumbing fixtures and trim throughout all heads 
Custom Shower enclosure and shower fixtures
Granite floor tiles 
Granite countertops 
Medicine cabinet 
TV in his head




Guest Staterooms
Each of the three guest cabins offer queen or full-size berths, en-suite heads with stall showers. The appointments and fixtures in all heads and showers are magnificent gold finish.

Storage under bunks 
Hanging lockers, drawers
Carpeting
Granite countertops 
TV’s and component stereo systems




VIP Stateroom
Centerline queen berth 
Two hanging lockers 
Drawers 
Carpeting
En-suite head w/ stall shower
Granite counter top 




Captains/Crew Quarte
In a space on the main deck forward of the galley there is a pantry, laundry and separate quarters for the captain or mate. This is a clever and very functional arrangement that works very well

Twin Berth
Night Stand
Lockers
TV, Stereo
Head Compartment




Pantry/Laundry
True commercial upright freezer
GE Spacemaker Laundry washer and dryer
Storage Lockers
Electrical panels




Galley
The galley is U-shaped in the forward area of the salon and has a bar with stools with dinette across to port. It’s a very workable arrangement and makes it easy to prepare and serve meals. The counters are Granite, floors Tile and the appliances are quality.

Sub Zero Drawer refrigerator/freezers (4)
Sub Zero front opening Refrigerator
GE ProfileMicrowave
GE Profile Cooktop (new 2013)
Electrolux Oven (new 2013)
Wine cooler (new 2013) 
Scotsman icemaker (new 2013)
Double SS sink w/ faucet
Storage Cabinets, drawers and lockers
Granite tile floor in lieu of Teak




Main Salon
Large L-shaped sofa 
Stainless steel spiral staircase to pilothouse in lieu of Std Aluminum 
Granite countertops throughout 
Cocktail table 
Soffit detail
Rope lighting upgrades 
Two Bar Stools 
Bar Counter 
Carpet (new 2013)
Custom window treatment 
Electric Blinds and window coverings
Entertainment Center with:
o Television, Samsung 40” (new 2013)
o Mitsubishi VCR (new 2013)
o Yamaha DVD (new 2013)
o Satellite receiver (new 2013)
o Yamaha AM/FM stereo receiver, DVD player and dual cassette 
o Six-speaker selector




Enclosed Flybridge P
The enclosed bridge pilot house is a wonderful space which houses the helm with seating for pilot and companions plus a lounge area with Sofa, Coffee Table, entertainment center and wet bar. A door aft leads to the upper aft deck with control station and upper station access to the tuna tower station. 

Helm Seat Stidd
Companion Bench seat
Helm Console
Windshield sunshades 
L-shaped sofa / convertible double bunk
Coffee Table
Wet Bar, Ice Maker, Refrigerator
TV, Component Stereo System
Spiral stairs to salon 
Door to upper aft deck 
Railing upper aft deck 
Access to tower ladder




Helm & Navigation
Robertson AP-20 autopilot 
Furuno radar 72 Mile (new 2012)
Furuno NavNet 3D (new 2012)
Furuno color radar 64 mile (back-up) (new 2012)
Furuno Color Video Sounder FCV-292
Acer Computer Monitor (2) (new 2012)
Garmin GPS 740S
SATNAV Seacall for SSB 
VHF Icom M622 (2) (new 2012)
Sea 225 SSB radio 
Depth sounder 
Multi-link speed and distance log 
Interphase Twin Scope Forward looking sonar 
Ritchie 5" compass 
Ritchie electronic compass 
NAIAD stabilizers w/ sensitivity controls 
Ship systems monitor 
DDEC controls w/ overrides
DDEC Digital Engine display panels (2)
Trolling Valves
Lenco Trim Tabs ( new 2013)
Flir Night Vision (new 2014)
ACR Remote Spotlight (2)
Hepworth Marine Wipers (3) (new 2014)
American bow thruster 
Satellite TV Dome (new internal components 2014)
Triple trumpet air horn
Computer storage area upgraded




Tuna Tower
Pipewelders tuna tower  w/ Fiberglass buggy top 
Padded seat/back rest 
Fiberglass control console 
Canvas console cover 
Single Lever controls 
Bow thruster controls 
Start/stop controls 
Spreader lights (3) Molded In
Radar 72 mile
Sea 156 VHF 
Robertson remote autopilot 
Speed, temp, depth gauges 
Furuno 582 color video sounder 
Twin scope remote 
Northstar remote (961XD GPS) 
Sea Hailer




Fishing Equipment
Pompanette fighting chair w/ cover
Rupp Hydraulic outriggers (48') 
Rod holders (19)
Tackle center 
Bait Freezer 
Cockpit sink 
Fish box Refrigerated
Custom rod storage 
Live well 
Bait prep station
Rod Locker for 15-20 rods in FB Hardtop




Mezzanine
The mezzanine offers shaded seating, railing, and freezer built into port side bench seating. 
Scotsman #250 ice maker / shaver
Refrigerated transom fish box 
Refrigerated drink box 
Cockpit stereo speakers 
Bait preparation center 
Day head with shower and sink 
Freezer (port) built into bench seat




Engine Room & Electr
The large engine room is accessed from the lifting stair hatch centerline off the cockpit. Generators are aft Port & Starboard with main engines and additional components forward. Raw water intakes are concentrated in two large sea chests forward of each engine. Batteries are housed in steel racks on the forward bulkhead for easy access. 
MTU/DDC Series 16V 2000 M-90 Engines  1800hp ea.
CruiseAir Chiller Air Conditioner systems (2) (Pump new 2013)
NIAD Hydraulic Stabilizer system
Hot Water Heaters 20gal ea. (2) (new 2012)
Electrical System: 12V DC, 110V and 220V AC 50 AMP shore power 
100 AMP shore power (port) 
ISO Power 100 boost transformers for shore power (2) 
Generator Kilopak 35KW (2) 
Batteries (6) in Frames and boxes (new 2013)
Battery parallel switch 
Battery charger (new 2013)
Water Pumps (2) 110 volt AC (new 2014)
Water pump 24V back-up
Water Maker (1800 GPD)
Lighting 12V DC throughout 
DC power back-up 
Smoke detectors 
Upgraded gel batteries (new 2013)
Phone inlet 
Navigation lights 
Spreader Lights (3) 12V DC




Hull & Deck
The Davis boats are known for their legendary ride stemming from a deep narrow entry that slices through big seas then throws water past the exaggerated Carolina bow flare! The entire hull and superstructure are painted with AwlGrip. The FB Windscreen is dark tinted to match the Black painted Mask on the forward cabin house panels. The structures are molded Fiberglass with synthetic coring in appropriate areas, solid fiberglass below the waterline.
Hull and Superstructure  AwlGrip (Hull 2011)
Electric windlass Maxwell 3500 w/ Fortress anchor & chain rode
Teak Anchor pulpit, varnished
Teak Toe Rails, (varnished 2014)
Bow pulpit and safety rails 
Cockpit awning 
Cockpit Shower
Teak Cockpit decking
Teak Coaming and covering boards
Teak Transom, varnished
Fiberglass nonskid foredeck 
Fresh and saltwater wash down system 
Black Mask (Paint renewed 2014)
Bomar Foredeck hatches (3)
Fenders and lines 
Upgraded cleats 
Life jackets (10) 
Life Raft Switlik (6 man) (certified 2014)
CG approved safety package
Prep for Marquipt 2000 lb davit foredeck




Broker Comments
“PLASTIC TOY” represents an opportunity to own and enjoy  one of the flagship sportfishing yachts ever built.  The queen of the Buddy Davis fleet and a groundbreaking fishing machine even today. Very few current builds exceed the awesome quality, volume and capability of this yacht. A comparable build today is available from only a handful of builders and would certainly exceed the asking price of “PLASTIC TOY” by millions. This may be the best value in a jumbo Sportfisherman available on today’s market. She has enjoyed conscientious care throughout her life, shows beautifully  and performs to design specifications. Your personal inspection is suggested to appreciate this magnificent yacht, she may be seen in the water under covered slip as your schedule permits.




Exclusions
Owner's personal items, tools, fishing rods and reels, clothing, loose galley items, art work and some décor items. Any items not specifically stated in this listing should be considered excluded.

 
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Telephone: (954) 522-3344
Fax: 954.522.9500

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