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1991 43 (ft.) Bertram Yachts Convertible

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 12859

Sturgeon Bay, WI, United States
Bertram Yachts
Boat Type
Model Year
43 (ft.)
14' 11"
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Engine Horse Power
Engine Hours
~100 SMOH

General Details

How SHOCKED and AMAZED would you be to see this boat for the first time and to be told that, no, she's NOT a four-year old, but rather a nineteen-year old boat! She is, frankly, That Nice. This freshwater Bertram 43, shed-kept over half her life, and lovingly maintained, shows superbly. She is a fairly rare galley-down model and, as such, features a huge salon for her size yet still sleeps six, and offers a *real* galley with full-sized refrigerator. Cruise at 25-26 knots all day long for about 300 nautical miles all on a sweet-handling 17-degree, deep vee hull. Both engines and transmissions were overhauled by Williams approx. 100 hours ago. One tranny was balky and one engine had a serious issue, so that (second) owner elected to have both sides done at the same time. Highly recommended.

Additional Equipment

Builder: Bertram
Designer: Dave Napier

LOA: 43'
Beam: 14'11"
Maximum Draft: 4'4"
Displacement: 42,000

Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 550
Engine Model: 6V-92TA
Cruising Speed: 24-25 kts
Maximum Speed: ~30 kts
Engine Hours: 100 SMOH

Fresh Water Tanks: 160
Fuel Tanks: ~546
Holding Tanks: ~30

This 43 features the galley-down version with two staterooms, one head, and a salon that is much more spacious than the galley-up version. Staterooms, head, and galley are all on the same level.

Vessel Walkthrough
The master stateroom is furthest forward. A queen-sized pedestal berth has drawer storage beneath and is flanked by side locker storage. Aft to port is the hanging locker door and flush-mounted television. A privacy door to this cabin opens into the passageway. To starboard is the door to the head. A second door in the head allows access from the passageway, for use of the occupants in the guest cabin (upper/lower berths) aft of the head.
Across from the guest cabin is the U-shaped galley, and up a couple of steps aft is the salon with it's swivel chairs to starboard and a sleeper sofa to port.
The bar and electrical panel occupy the starboard aft corner of the salon.

Entertainment system is comprised of a 19" Sony TV, Hitachi VCR, Denon DVD player, and a Yamaha AM/FM receiver. Wetbar w/ sink and U-Line icemaker. The joinery is white oak and there are upholstered valances.Beige carpet.Curtains and blinds. Plexiglass cocktail table, two swivel armchairs in a plaid fabric.
There is a cavernous rod locker in the overhead. The salon door is aluminum with two glass windows.

The down-galley configuration provides a welcome separation of food prep & cooking from the salon, yet not so much as to socially isolate the two areas. This model also allows space for a dinette in the starboard forward corner of the salon--although that option was not added to this particular boat.

Oak parquet sole. Formica countertops and cabinet faces which close out lots of storage volume, GE refrigerator/freezer w/ icemaker, Quasar microwave oven, Princess 3-burner stovetop, stainless steel sink + single lever faucet, and garbage disposal. Large pantry.

GPS: FURUNO NAVnet multi-unit with GPS/Chartplotter/depth/speed, plus
RADAR: FURUNO 64 mile range
BRIDGE STEREO: A SONY XR-7600 AM/FM Cassette player
SYNCHRONIZER: Glenndinning
Sony AM/FM/Cassette player
Access from the cockpit is via an eight-step ladder to starboard.

FRP Arch/hardtop w/ canvas enclosure. Aluminum railings.
Helm and companion seats on pedestals aft of the helm console with Morse clutches, throttles, gauges, switches. Bench seat forward of console with vinyl covered cushions, clear sprayshield, coaming paddings. Nav lights

Main Deck
Bow pulpit. Aluminum bowrail Black feature stripes w/ gold pins, black boot stripes, black bottom paint
8 S/S cleats--2 bow, 2 transom, 4 springline
40# Danforth anchor w/ Ideal windlass & approx. 150 ft chain
Aluminum window frames w/ safety glass P&S&Aft bulkhead
Large foredeck hatch on centerline
Extruded aluminum sheerguard w/ stainless steel rubrail

Huge at 120 square feet and reinforcement already in place for future fighting chair installation--or just a pedestal for a table, your choice--this cockpit has NOT been abused by sportfish heroics.
(2) cockpit lights.
Transom door & gate.
Lazzarette hatches w/ dogged latches.
Cockpit access steps P&S hinged & recessed into closeout panels
Storage lockers P&S
Tackle center w/ built-in washer/dryer
Freezer box
Cockpit awning
Raw water washdown spigot

Engine & Mechanical Equipment
Dripless shaft logs
Spare props (mounted under guest berth)27 X 27 X 2.25"
Bennett trim tabs
(3) CruiseAir A/C compressors fwd of stbd engine
Genset mounted under cockpit sole
Through-hulls equipped with seacocks & strainers
FRP fuel tank forward of engines + fuel tank under cockpit
Racor fuel filters
Walker Airseps for mains
2 ea. stainless steel water tanks mounted under cockpit sole
Galley Maid 12VDC freshwater pump
20 Gal. State hotwater heater
Rule 800 shower sump pump
FRP blackwater (~30 gal) tank in fwd bilge
Kidde auto fire extinguisher system
2 ea. Jabsco + 1 ea. ITT bilge pumps--auto/manual
110VAC pump supply for cockpit raw water washdown
Oil change system

Electrical System
120 & 240 VAC shore inlets P&S [50 amp service with two 50-ft shore cords and main circuit breakers in cockpit] with galvanic isolator and isolation transformer.
120 VAC distribution panel with volt meter, ammeter, frequency meter, genset controls, magnetic circuit breakers.
12 VDC distribution panels with magnetic breakers and main battery disconnect switches for engines & genset.
(4)8D batteries in 2 banks of 2 ('08 & '09)
Battery parallel switch
12 VDC fuses for "always on" bilge pumps, bilge flood monitors, and fire monitors
Bilge pump running time meter & selector switch
Battery condition meters
12 VDC F/B electronics panel
(2) Raritan Crown 40 Amp battery chargers
Onan 8MDKDA [Kubota 3-cyl w/ approx. 2870 hrs.] 8 KW genset
GFI outlets in galley and head

Owners personal items