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1978 Bertram 38 III Convertible

** SOLD **

  • $42,900 USD
  • Fritz Grell
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 1978
  • Bertram
  • 38 III Convertible
  • Boyton Beach, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 38ft / 11.58 m
  • 13ft 3in / 4.04 m
  • Caterpillar
  • 3208
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2014-05-14
  • 2015-01-28
  • 1498901

~ Charter Business Included ~

The CLASSIC was repowered in 2001 with Caterpillar 3208’s.  Other improvements have been made and the boat is currently a popular charter boat.  Her days are easy as the fishing grounds are only a few miles from the slip.  Under current ownership since 2005. Can be updated for a private vessel, she is priced to sell.

Vessel Walkthrough

V-berth forward with hanging locker and cabinetry.  Aft to port is the guest stateroom with large single over/under bunks.  Stand up enclosed head with stall shower is to port.  Up a few steps is the salon with starboard side galley.    

Main Salon

  • Single sliding door
  • Leather sofa to port
  • Wood cabin sole
  • Cabin sole engine room day hatch
  • Cabin sole removable for major engine service
  • Tinted windows, forward windshield cover
  • Recessed overhead lighting
  • Window blinds and valances
  • Flat screen TV, stereo
  • Salon AC with SMX II keypad


  • Galley up, starboard side in salon
  • Galley full length of salon
  • Cabinet and drawer storage
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • Frigidaire under counter refrigerator
  • Three burner Princess Gourmet glass cooktop

Master Stateroom

  • V-berth with hanging lockers and cabinetry
  • Overhead opening hatch, opening ports
  • Aft in passageway is enclosed head with vanity, sink and stall shower, opening port

Guest Stateroom

  • Over/under single bunks
  • Reading and overhead lighting
  • Opening port
  • Hanging locker


  • Salt water wash down
  • 50 gallon live well
  • Cockpit bolsters
  • Stereo speakers
  • Spreader lights
  • Outriggers
  • Five flush mounted rod holders
  • Transom door with gate
  • Fighting chair
  • Synthetic teak cockpit decking

Electronics and Helm

  • Half tower with soft top
  • Helm to port on flybridge
  • Large bench seat with cushions forward of helm
  • Stereo speakers
  • Helm chair
  • Uniden ES UM525 VHF radio
  • Garmin GPSmap 4208 chart plotter with bottom machine
  • Guest remote control spotlight
  • Helm cover


  • Two 30 amp power receptacles and power cables
  • AC and DC power distribution panels
  • Northern Lights generator with 1900 hours
  • Generator relocated to engine room

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment

  • 2001 Caterpillar 3208 diesel engines, 375 hp each
  • Service work includes heads pulled, valves adjusted, compression confirmed good, turbos rebuilt

* 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, as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994