Buddy Cannady – 28 Custom Carolina Sportfish

Massachusetts, United States

Striking and rare 2008 Buddy Cannady (“Capt. BC”) 28’ Custom Carolina Sportfish

Outer Banks built with a classic Carolina flair and the legendary soft and dry ride provided by traditional cold molded construction, this custom pocket sportfish offers a shallow draft and an efficient 20 knot cruise with a 35 knot top end provided by her Mercruiser 496 Mag Ho 425hp engine and Bravo II outdrive.  Firstcast has been the beneficiary of regular upgrades and updates and is ready to wow her next owner with excellent performance and fishability wrapped in a beautiful, classic design.

Highlights of this Captain BC custom include:

• Sea Foam Awlgrip Painted Hull (2014)

• Full Tower with upper helm controls

• Garmin Electronics

• Solar charging

• Cuddy Cabin with berth and head

See the full specs for more information. Please call or email today to schedule your appointment for an in-person or virtual tour.

Basic Boat Info

Buddy Cannady
Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


30 ft
Length Overall
30 ft
9.92 ft
Max Draft
2.75 ft

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Mercruiser
  • Model : 496 Mag Ho
  • Fuel : Unleaded
  • Engine Power : 425 hp
  • Type : Inboard/Outboard
Total Engine Power
425 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
150 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
20 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
25 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Sports Fishing Boats

Additional Info

Hull and Deck

• Legendary Buddy Cannady Custom Carolina Hull Design

• Striking Sea Foam Awlgrip Hull (2014)

• Cold Molded – diagonal juniper plank/ply on frame with glass

• Hull stripped, sanded, re-faired and glass reinforced in strategic areas (2020)

• Full Tower with upper helm controls over an expansive hardtop

• Fixed ladder access to tower

• Custom helm deck enclosure

• Large helm deck port side L-settee with cushion

• Cockpit engine box with cushion

• Leisure Coastal 6 Man Life Raft in Valise

• Teak Swim Platform with access door to outdrive

• Lumitec SeaBlaze X2 white/blue lights (2023)

• Dual 66’ fish boxes

• Cockpit tackle drawers

• Pop-up stainless steel cleats, foredeck (4) and cockpit (2)

• 6 person life raft

• 20 gallon fresh water wash down tank with deck fill

• Salt water pump for bait well and wash down

• Anchor locker

• 200 feet of anchor rode


• Garmin 5212 12” GPSMAP Multi-Function Display

• Garmin GMR 18 HD Closed Array Radar

• Garmin GSD 22 Transducer

• Icom IC-M412 VHF

• Shakespeare antennae

• Ritchie Compass (helm deck and tower)

• Clarion Stereo

• Clarion speakers at helm deck

• Sony speakers in cuddy cabin


• Mercruiser 496 Mag Ho 425HP gas engine (370hrs)

• Bravo II outdrive

• Dual Stainless Steel Props

• Morse Engine Controls (helm deck and tower)

• Analog gauges (temp, oil pressure, rpm, volts and fuel)

• Lectrotab Trim tabs

• Replaced elbows and manifolds (2018)

• New fuel pump (2023)

• Fuel injectors serviced (2023)

• New Merc sensor harness (2023)

• New Fireboy fire suppression system in engine box (2023)

• Merc Vessel View diagnostics with Bluetooth (2023)


• Solar panel with Genasun solar charge controller

• ProMariner ProSport 12 Dual Bank Marine Battery Charger

• Electric Auto/Manual Bilge Pumps (4)

• Navigation Lights

• Spreader Lights

• Cockpit Lights

Cuddy Cabin

• V-Berth with Sunbrella covered cushions

• Storage below berth

• Hanging storage

• Overhead rod storage

• Overhead opening Bomar hatch

• Raritan Head with 25 gallon holding tank, macerator pump and deck discharge

• Anchor locker access

• Teak accent trim

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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