1985 Bertram 42 Convertible

ID# 4037298

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Yacht Overview

Make: Bertram

Model: 42 Convertible

Year: 1985

Length: 42′

Located In: Stuart, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8617508


1985 Bertram 42 Convertible

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Beautifully updated Bertram 42; repowered with Cummins QSC 8.3 600 hp, new Onan generator, new enclosure, recent hardtop, Garmin electronics. Excellent sea keeping abilities, roomy cruising interior, quality strong construction, big fishable cockpit. Paint and gelcoat are great, nice Teak interior.

Full Specs

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LOA: 42.5
Beam: 14.83 ft
Maximum Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 39,400 lb


Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.3
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 600|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.3
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 600|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (150 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (523 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Vessel Walkthrough

V-Berth with filler forward sleeps two. Enclosed head with stall shower. Master with double bunk to port, galley to starboard. Large open salon with convertible L-Shaped sofa, chair and desk.

Main Salon:

  • Recent L-Shaped sofa converts to double bunk, two storage drawers
  • Sofa cover to keep sofa in new condition
  • Insulated window blinds
  • Insulated windshield panels
  • Custom desk with stool
  • Upholstered chair
  • Liquor locker and cabinet storage
  • Overhead lighting
  • Fusion stereo
  • LG flat screen TV
  • 16,000 BTU Air conditioner with salon keypad
  • Carpeted sole


  • Full size General Electric refrigerator with top freezer and ice maker
  • Amana microwave oven
  • SeaWard Princess three burner stove with oven
  • Composite counter with stainless steel sink
  • Shelf, drawer, cabinet, and pantry storage
  • Wood parquet flooring

Master Stateroom:

  • Double berth
  • Overhead lighting
  • Shelf, drawer and hanging locker storage
  • 7,000 BTU Air conditioning with stateroom keypad
  • Overhead opening hatch with screen
  • Two opening ports with screens and curtains
  • Private door to head
  • Carpeted sole

Guest Stateroom:

  • V-Berth with Filler
  • Overhead lighting
  • Shelf, drawer and hanging locker storage
  • 7,000 BTU Air conditioning with stateroom keypad
  • Overhead opening hatch with screen
  • Two opening ports with screens and curtains
  • Private door to head
  • Carpeted sole


  • Anchor pulpit with roller
  • Ideal windlass
  • Danforth S2000 anchor with chain and rode
  • Slight color contrast non-skid foredeck and side decks
  • Stainless steel bow, side and hand rails
  • Rupp double spreader Tournament outriggers with Auto-Lok
  • Fresh and salt water cockpit washdowns
  • Port and starboard fold away cockpit steps
  • Transom door
  • Cockpit bolsters
  • Six welded bridge rail rod holders
  • Six cockpit flush mounted rod holders
  • Six rod Birdsall rocket launcher
  • Removable leaning post with fighting gimbal
  • Below deck and under gunnel storage
  • Tackle center drawers, cockpit sink
  • Cockpit freezer; air and water cooled
  • Yeti fish box
  • Multi-color cockpit lights
  • Revere Offshore Commander 2.0 life raft, next inspection 3/2024
  • Nine life jackets, one throwable device
  • Twelve dock lines, five fenders

Electronics and Helm:

  • Fiberglass hardtop with multi-color recessed overhead lighting and recessed running lights
  • Molded in hardtop spreader/cockpit lights
  • Ritchie Power Damp compass
  • Cummins engine displays
  • Two Garmin multi-function displays; bottom, chart and radar
  • Fusion stereo controls in the Garmin unit
  • Garmin open array radar antenna
  • KVH TracVision TV3 sat TV antenna
  • Simrad AP28 autopilot
  • Boat Leveler hydraulic trim tabs
  • Two 12 volt electric reel outlets
  • Hydraulic steering, stainless steel wheel, Edson Power Knob
  • Glendinning electronic engine controls
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio
  • Three sided enclosure
  • Full four sided used enclosure
  • Arrigoni ladder back helm and companion chairs with cushions
  • Helm chair and bridge console covers
  • Bridge bolsters
  • Front of helm bench seat with cushions
  • Large storage area under brow


  • Cummins Onan 9MDKDL-8133A 9 KW generator with 416 hours
  • Two 8D engine batteries
  • Two 8D house batteries
  • Battery switches
  • Group 31 generator battery
  • ProMariner ProNautic 12-50P battery charger
  • 19-Gallon electric water heater
  • 120 and 12 Volt Fresh water pumps with accumulator tanks
  • Cruise Air 16,000, 7,000 and 5,000 BTU split air conditioning units
  • Central vacuum cleaner
  • Two 30 amp shore power cables
  • One 30 to 50 amp adapter
  • One spare 50 amp shore power cable

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

  • Cummins QSC8.3 600 hp marine diesel engines, 710 engine hours
  • ZF 286A 1.75 ratio marine transmissions
  • Glendinning electronic engine controls
  • Fireboy engine room fire suppression system
  • Engine cooling system removed, cleaned, tested and reinstalled 12/2022
  • One new complete Cummins aftercooler
  • New impellers and coolant
  • New fuel manifolds
  • Spare props tuned, balanced and securely stored under master bunk

Broker's Comments

Much has just been accomplished on this already very nice vessel including:

  • Recent modern fiberglass half tower with recessed running and helm lights
  • New three sided enclosure
  • New Rupp Tournament double spreader outriggers with Auto-Lok stand offs
  • New saltwater washdown/live well pump, hoses, and through hull
  • Bottom paint and hull wax 4/2022
  • New head hoses, vent, clamps, pump, seals, water valve, Y-Valve
  • New Birdsall rocket launcher
  • New cockpit freezer unit
  • New 12 volt and 120-volt water pumps
  • New Glendinning cockpit control
  • New carbon monoxide/smoke alarms
  • New Garmin 8616 display
  • New Airmar B275LHW transducer
  • New Fusion stereo and speakers
  • New VHF radio and antenna
  • New water tank sending unit
  • New rod holder backing plates
  • New clearing rod holders
  • Foredeck and side decks painted 7/2022 with Interlux Interdeck non-skid
  • Window and door trim painted 7/2022 with Interlux Brightside
  • New engine room bilge pump and switch
  • New portable fire extinguishers
  • New cockpit bolsters
  • New insulated salon window blinds
  • New insulated windshield panels
  • Engine cooling system services 12/2022

  • Tools and Fishing Tackle

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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