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Pininfarina Collaborates with Sport Fishing Boat Manufacturer Buddy Davis Yachts

Nautical Design Team Develops Contemporary Center Console Designed to Maximize the Fishing Experience and Enhance Passenger Comfort

Renowned design firm Pininfarina, recognized around the world for its unparalleled ability to create timeless products through its values of elegance, purity, and innovation, is pleased to announce its Miami office’s latest collaboration with internationally renowned sport boating company, Buddy Davis. Seeking to pair form with function, the two teams created a visionary new center console design.

Designed for superior ride and handling, boats from Buddy Davis Yachts are for the serious fisherman, with next-level fishing amenities from bow to stern. The new 46 Center Console will feature the brand’s iconic console hulls, coupled with an all-new custom-designed deck and helm to underscore Pininfarina’s signature nautical experience –– reflecting an iconic automotive heritage and Italian design legacy, defined by smooth lines and proportions together with high end finishes.

“The Buddy Davis brand known for its high-performance fishing boats and with this unexpected collaboration, we built upon that legacy to enhance the existing Buddy Davis values and together created an elegant, innovative, and beautiful new fishing boat model that remains true to the brand's identity while incorporating the aesthetic ethos that hallmarks Pininfarina design."

Paolo Trevisan

Vice President of Design at Pininfarina of America

The 46 Center Console will offer a new layout designed to maximize the fishing experience and enhance passenger comfort for a relaxing day at sea. At the console’s bow, a high-end seating area equipped with luxurious daybeds provides a perfect vantage point for basking in the sunshine, complete with a fold-up table for food, drinks, or games. Closer to the console’s helm, a covered seating area accommodates up to six passengers, with special attention paid to the design of the captain’s space. The cockpit well is bait-integrated with forward fold-down seating on both the port and starboard sides, with a hidden fender storage behind. Additionally, the helm’s digital experience provides the captain with seamless control over the cruising data required for navigation with state-of-the-art Garmin touch-screen technology.

Reimagining the stern to offer greater flexibility and functionality, the console concept features an innovative bulwark design that allows for disjointed sections to be folded and opened with ease –– increasing the size of the swim platform, which is served by a retractable passerelle that doubles as a five-step swim ladder. This inventive approach increases the number of available seating options, while ensuring the 46 Center Console is well-equipped with both the clearance and space needed to enjoy a day on the water.

The new 46 Center Console design also features a fully equipped bar, as well as a sliding fold-up outdoor television, and can easily accommodate a retractable shade at either the helm or the bow, which offers additional comfort and sun protection. Recessed storage lockers are positioned throughout the boat, along with grab rails, for added safety. The console is fully customizable, with an endless array of hull graphics and colors, as well as premium upholstery and finish options to deliver a totally personalized experience.

Maintaining the integrity of the Buddy Davis brand, Pininfarina realized a design that prioritizes performance, comfort and overall an outstanding nautical experience.

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