78 Buck Smith


78 Buck Smith

Boat type
Ca year
Fuel type
Hull material
Newport Beach, CA

MADRUGADOR was the first in a series of custom Long Range Pilothouse Sportfishers built by Buck Smith on an Airex cored fiberglass hull, designed by Ed Month, Jr. This Hull #1 was Buck Smith’s personal yacht and is widely considered the best of the series.  In 2006 the cockpit was reportedly extended six feet without sectioning the hull or moving the running gear.  To complement the extension, MADRUAGOR’s entire hull bottom was re-sheathed new with five layers of fiberglass and impervious epoxy vinyl ester instead of standard resin. The project was superbly designed and built by German Marine Engineer Klaus Thomas and the bottom hull modification work was done by Ian Biggwither of Hull Tech Marine at the Driscoll Shipyard on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA.  The project dramatically improved and strengthened the yacht with many custom features.  The latest vessel refit was performed in 2017/2018 with all new marine electronics, audio/visual and many upgrades listed in the specification below.  Today MADRUGADOR is a great yacht for entertaining and stands tall as a proven, seaworthy long range Pilothouse Sportfisher, smartly rigged for tournament fishing as well as serious offshore cruising expeditions.

Number of Engines 2
Engine Brand Mercruiser
Engine Model 5.7L MPI Horizon
Engine power 300 HP
Engine type V Drive
Engine/fuel type Gas
Engine Brand Volvo Penta
Cruising Speed 26 knots
Maximum Speed 32 knots
LOA 32'
Beam 11'5"
Maximum draft 3'7"
Dry Weight 13,800 lbs
Fresh water tanks 40 gallons
Fuel tanks 200 Gallons
Holding tanks 28 Gallons
There’s plenty of room for family, friends and almost anything you care to bring onboard the sleek new Sea Ray 320 Sundancer. Thanks to the standard power of twin 5.0L MPI Bravo III MCM stern drives (T-260 hp), you’ll have no trouble leaving your daily routine at the dock as you enjoy hours of relaxing fun on the water. For extended excursions, this stylish cruiser with its bold, new profile offers plenty of sleeping accommodations.


  • Raymarine C80 multifunction color display chartplotter
  • Raymarine radome radar
  • Raymarine sounder module
  • Raymarine VHF radio
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo w/ remote at helm

Additional Equipment

  • Anchor windlass
  • Helm deck refrigerator
  • Vacuflush head w/holding tank
  • Bimini top
  • Full covers
  • West Marine RIB310 11′ tender
  • Weaver davit system
  • Yamaha 2hp 2-stroke motor
  • Ghost alarm & security system


West Coast Yachts 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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  • (949) 673-2060
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Listing Agent

Ryan Eastman

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