2000 BUDDY DAVIS 78’ SPORTFISH, EPIC lives up to her name. Back in 2000 before many custom builders and production boat builders were building sportfishing boats this large, EPIC was a special project and a sight to be seen. In today’s market, this 2000 BUDDY DAVIS 78’ SPORTFISH represents U.S. custom boat quality, a huge fishing and travel platform, and great value. EPIC is part of a larger fleet of privately-owned yachts where she is professionally cared for. This BUDDY DAVIS 78’ SPORTFISH is fresh out of the boat yard from a fall minor refit that included but was not limited to, new air handlers and AC duct work, stabilizer service, all underwater gear maintenance, fresh varnish, and new painted nonskid.
2000 BUDDY DAVIS 78’ SPORTFISH EPIC has an impressive travel resume. She has spent some time in the Mediterranean, and would be a great fit fishing or cruising in any of the world’s oceans. The impressive list of customizations and features on this 2000 BUDDY DAVIS 78’ SPORTFISH include:
2000 series DD/MTU power 1800 hp ea.
Twin 32 KW Northern Lights gen sets
Hydraulic bow thruster
Impressive cockpit with mezzanine, Murray Bros. chair, stern control station, DAY HEAD, fresh water misting system
updated customized interior
four staterooms plus crew
Foredeck hydraulic davit and yacht tender
Sea foam green hull color
The cockpit and raised mezzanine area onboard “EPIC” is large and impressively laid out. It has features that lend itself well to both the tournament fisherman and the cruising family. These features include…….
Three small steps up from the cockpit brings you to the mezzanine area. This raised perch offers a great view of the cockpit and fishing activities. It also doubles a nice spot to hang while underway and a dockside social area. Other highlights include:
Standing on the mezzanine you enter the main salon through the brand new high gloss teak door. This main level incorporates the salon, galley, and dinette in a familiar, social, sportfish layout. Immediately upon entering there is a set of spiral stairs that lead up to the weather protected, climate controlled enclosed flybridge. To port is an L shaped sofa with storage underneath and a hi/lo coffee table. The sole is sculpted carpet with a runner on top. The woodwork is impressively done in satin finished teak.
There are AV components and storage in the starboard side cabinets with a large flatscreen TV. After the current owner purchased her, all of the countertops were updated to granite and some other customizations ordered. A custom athwartships bar top was added just below the galley countertops on the salon side. This has additional storage cabinets underneath and two custom bar stools.
One small step up leads us to the dinette and galley. The sole of this area is now a high gloss teak and holly. To port, enclosed in a teak cabinet with granite top is a Scottsman ice maker. Just fwd of that to port is a L shaped dinette and granite table top.
To starboard is a galley equipped to satisfy the hungriest of fishing crews. Her features include:
Just forward of the galley is a large multi-purpose room that doubles as a huge walk in storage room and a crew stateroom. She is outfitted with:
All the way forward on the port side of the main deck is a stairwell that descends to the lower accommodations. Once below the wood tone changes to a lighter tone honey maple with burlewood trim and drawer faces. It is a nice contrast to the darker teak up top and gives it a more open spacious feel. The four stateroom four head layout is well done.
Once below the wood tone changes to a lighter tone honey maple with burlewood trim and drawer faces. It is a nice contrast to the darker teak up top and gives it a more open spacious feel. The four stateroom four head layout is well done.
Once below, just to port is a full head open to the hallway with a second private entrance from the portside bunk room.
Starboard Guest Stateroom
Forward VIP Stateroom
The master stateroom is aft and lives up to her master billing. Some of her highlights include:
Enclosed Flybridge and Skylounge
Helm and Electronics
Owner's personal effects, fishing gear and tools are excluded from the sale.