• 78'
  • 2000
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $1,475,000


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BUDDY DAVIS
  • Category: Sport Fisherman
  • Model: Sport Fisherman
  • Model Year: 2000
  • YearBuilt: 1999
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/0 - Crew R/B/S: 1/0/0
  • LOA: 78' 0" (23.77m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 19' 6" (5.94m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 5' 8" (1.73m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 528 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 3,000 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 5
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Modified V-Hull
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 16V2000 Series
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Remarks and Walkthrough

The 78 Buddy Davis “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 she 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.  She 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. 

“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.  Her impressive list of customizations and features include:

  • 2000 series DD/MTU power 1800 hp ea.
  • Twin 32 KW Northern Lights gen sets
  • Hydraulic stabilizers
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • Hydraulic outriggers
  • Impressive cockpit with mezzanine, Murray Bros. chair, stern control station, DAY HEAD,  fresh water misting system
  • Ice chipper
  • Updated customized interior
  • Four staterooms plus crew
  • Enclosed flybridge
  • 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…….

  • Large fishing cockpit with freshly painted non skid (12/16)
  • Murray brothers fighting chair with offset pedestal, 4 rod rocket launcher back with bait prep tray, 2 drink holders and a small tackle drawer
  • Teak covering boards
  • Stern fish box
  • Livewell
  • Refrigerated drink box
  • Oversized tuna door
  • Rod storage under gunwales

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:

  • Molded seating to port with a large freezer underneath
  • Fresh water misting system to stay cool
  • Day head to stbd
  • Aft deck control station
  • Custom aluminum safety rails with three rod holders on either side
  • Engine room access under the stairs
  • Accent lighting
  • Music speakers
  • Cockpit camera
  • Band new high gloss teak door (12/16)

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:

  • Custom granite countertop with a sea edge
  • 5 burner GE ceramic cook top
  • Dual basin stainless steel sink
  • Wine chiller
  • Sub zero fridge and freezer drawers
  • Whirlpool trash compactor
  • Whirlpool microwave convection oven
  • Exllent storage including large cabinet for pots and pans

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:

  • Oversize stand up freezer
  • Combo washer/Dryer
  • Second wine chiller
  • Breaker panel
  • Storage drawers
  • Bunk Beds
  • Hanging locker
  • Flat screen TV, DVD and SAT receiver
  • Air conditioning

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.

Port Stateroom

  • Fixed lower berth                                            
  • Storage drawers underneath berth
  • Hanging locker  
  • Drop down Pullman berth to create bunk beds
  • Private access to shared head                      
  • Climate controls

Starboard Guest Stateroom

  • Full size berth against outside wall             
  • Hanging locker
  • Flatscreen TV, DVD and SAT                          -
  •  Storage cabinets above bed
  • Climate controls
  • En suite head with tile floor, stall shower, headhunter toilet, porcelain sink, solid surface countertop, beveled glass mirror/medicine cabinet, storage and textured wall coverings

Forward VIP Stateroom

  • Island queen berth                                          
  • Outboard storage cabinets
  • Dual hanging lockers                                      
  •  Flatscreen TV, DVD and SAT
  • Climate controls                                               
  •  Bomar hatch to foredeck
  • En suite head with tile floor, stall shower, headhunter toilet, porcelain sink, solid surface counter top, beveled glass mirror/medicine cabinet, storage and textured wall coverings

Master Stateroom 

The master stateroom is aft and lives up to her master billing.  Some of her highlights include:

  • Island master berth                                         
  • Custom padded fabric head board
  • Mirror ceiling panel above the  bed           
  • (3) hanging lockers
  • Hullside window for natural light
  • Tons of storage
  • Honey maple wood with burle drawer fronts and cabinets
  • Large Samsung flatscreen TV with DVD and SAT
  • His and her master head with large center line shared tile shower, dual headhunter toilets, porcelain sinks on either side, solid surface countertops, beveled glass mirrors/medicine cabinets, storage and textured wall coverings 

Enclosed  Flybridge and Skylounge

  • L shaped leather sofa to port                       
  • Custom granite table
  • Starboard side custom granite countertop with storage and U line refrigerator beneath
  • Centerline STIDD Hi back Admirals model helm chair with matching double STIDD companion seats to port and stbd
  • Aft bulkhead window opens up to flybridge mezzanine seating
  • Outside set of full controls for backing down on that tournament winning marlin
  • Centerline ladder up to tower station

Helm and Electronics 

  • (2) large Northstar 6100i units for chartplotter, depth sounder and primary radar functions
  • Back up commercial grade Furuno 72 mi  radar
  • Furuno depth sounder and fish finder
  • Furuno RD 30 speed, temp and depth
  • Detroit diesel electronic controls and gauges
  • Simrad auto pilot
  • ABT hydraulic bow thruster
  • Niad hydraulic stabilizers
  • (2) ACR spotlights
  • (1) ICOM (1) Standard VHF  radio

Tower electronics 

  • Large Northstar 6100i
  • DD electronic controls and gauges
  • Simrad auto pilot
  • ACR spotlight controls
  • Furuno RD 30
  • Icom VHF


Owner's personal effects, fishing gear and tools are excluded from the sale.