Buddy Davis Legacy

Buddy Davis, Jr as a young man.

Buddy Davis is credited with building more than 350 boats; bringing yacht finishes to custom-built Carolina sport fishing boats; and, with incorporating many contemporary design innovations and construction techniques into the boat building process.

Most importantly, Davis will be known for introducing the “Carolina flare” to the world. Even though he may have had a bumpy ride, Buddy Davis was instrumental in creating a legacy that will live on every time we see one of those sleek, bow-proud, flared hulls of a custom Carolina sport fishing boat.

Click our redesigned logo, commemorating 42 years of innovative boat building, to read more about Buddy Davis and continuing his vision: