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Bertram - 42 Motor Yacht

Bertram 42 Built 1980. (Also know by enthusiasts as the Bertram 47 aft cabin, loa 47ft). Strong, easy to handle spacious motor cruiser with large following in the USA. Full long distance cruising inventory. Many recent updates to equipment. Complete unobstructed walk round decks with steel hand rails, enclosed aft deck seating to ensure children are safe. 2 x Detroit Diesel Model 671Ti turbo charged 2 Stroke(rated 425 hp), engines rebuilt in 2002 (approx 350 hrs since),  8 kwh Onan Diesel generator 220v 60 Hz, Water maker (60 litres per hour),  Comprehensive navigational and safety spec. Last partial survey 2008. SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION TO SELL! £17,500

The details are a guide, she is to be sold ‘as is where is with no negotiations’  at this level and any buyer is welcome to have a survey.

She is Part 1 British Registered, built in 1980 so considered by the vendors as VAT exempt having been in the EU prior to 1992 (there are no VAT invoices or import documents to support this).


Semi Displacement GRP Hull
GRP Superstructure
Wheel Steering Hydraulic

17 tonnes displacement with cruising inventory.


2 x Detroit Diesel Model 671Ti (rated 425 hp), turbo charged 2 Stroke.
Engines rebuilt in 2002 (hours unknown at this time, approx 350 hours since rebuild).
Engines maintained and serviced annually by trained Detroit Diesel Engineer

8 kwh Onan Diesel generator 220v 60 Hz


6 x 210 amp/h 12v in three banks
220v to 110vac @ 60 Mhz converter
40amp/h battery charger
Shore power


Water: 1 x Aluminium 560 litre
Fuel:   2 x Protected Fibreglass 830 and 700 litres
Grey water 1 x 50 litres
Black water 1 x 50 litres


Sleeps 6 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon
3 x Cruisair air conditioning units (Fore cabin, Saloon, aft cabin)
Aft cabin 2 x 4’ bunks with en-suite heads and shower
Fore cabin 2 x 3’ bunks ,en-suite heads and shower
Saloon 1 x 4’6"  double sofa bed.
Newly installed grey and black water systems including new toilets and H+C showers


Smev 4 burner/grill/oven gas oven
12 volt Waeco solid state refrigerator
Microwave Cooker
Immersion heater
Water maker (50 litres per hour)
Fresh water filter system
Fitted and concealed personal safe.
Electrical supply throughout boat for 220v appliances and USB electronic device charging.
Extensive use of LED lighting.
Custom fit cushions for fore deck seating area
Custom fit cushions for aft deck passenger seating.


Lewmar Horizon Express Electric Windlass @1kw with remote helm controls
1 x CQR 20kg plus 1 x Danforth 20kg Anchors
Chains 1 x 80m x 10mm plus 1 x 50m x 10mm
2 x Simpson Lawrence manual Davits
All around zip and clip covers for aft deck Helm and windscreen covers
1 x 3m custom built hydraulic folding passerelle / dinghy lift.
Wide selection of warps


Raytheon ST50 Depth Sounder
Raymarine RL70 12 mile Radar
Raytheon Raymarine RL 80 Chart plotter
Raymarine S3 Auto pilot with a ST7000 control head
1 x Ritchie magnetic compass
1 x Raymarine DSC VHF
1 x Humminbird 3D Sonar
Selection of C-Map Chart Cartridges covering the Aegean, Ionian, Adriatic,
Corsica and Sardinia.




Neptune 2.7 metre inflatable (purchased 2014)
Mariner 6hp 4 stroke outboard


8 man self SeaGo inflating Life Raft
8 USA Standard Life Jackets
Automatic & manual CO2 Engine room fire extinguishers
5 x Dry powder portable fire extinguishers
3 x High capacity bilge pumping system (engine compartment, forward & aft)

(We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear. Put your safety first its more valuable than a yacht)

Owners Additional Comments

Built by Bertram Yacht of Miami, USA in 1980. The model is a Bertram 47 Aft cabin (Now quoted by fans as an “American Modern Classic”). This style was a move by the company into the luxury leisure market, from being the premier maker of strong and seaworthy Atlantic Coast/Gulf sports fishing boats.

Consequently every aspect of the boat is, by modern standards, over built and over specified. Most of the equipment on board has now been thoroughly updated. The semi displacement style design, with a small keel running along the latter half of the hull makes the boat very stable and easy to handle, even in heavy seas. She has three leisure areas, the foredeck and the saloon roof for sun bathing, and the covered aft deck for lazy lounging in the cool. She has two optimum cruising speeds,

9 knots (1000 rpm) in displacement mode which is very economical on fuel, and 20 knots (2100 rpm) at semi displacement speed. The Detroit Diesel 671 engines are renowned for their durability and reliability.

The boat islarge enough to accommodate six people and the crew in comfort for two weeks at a time. The sense of space and variety ofsitting / leisure areas on offer mean that there is no sense of claustrophobia. The surrounding eye-level windows ensure that the saloon is always light and airy. The only fixed furniture in the saloon is the sofa which is very comfortable. The rest of the space is available for any arrangement of chairs and tables that is required. The saloon is approximately 25sqm, giving considerable space to the 6 ft wide sofa (which opens out to a full size double bed) and up to 4 occasional chairs. Locker spaces surround the saloon, and the coffee table can be raised to form a dining table.

The Fore Cabin

The guest/ fore cabin has twin single bunks 4’x 6’6”in A “V” layout. There is plenty of cupboard and locker space for storage, both below the bunks and inside a very large cupboard. The layout of the boat forward ensures that the fore cabin is a private   pace with its own cabin door. The cabin is equipped with 12v, 110v and 220v outlets, individual bunk lights and a dedicated air conditioning outlet. The forward en-suite head is very roomy with a separate shower and toilet area. This head is

also fitted with a new Vetus toilet and shower

The Galley

The adjacent galley is very large by comparison with modern boats of this size. A step down from the saloon, it has recently been refitted with a new Smev 4  burner/grill/oven gas oven and a 12 volt Waeco solid state refrigerator. There is also a 220 v and 12v supply to the galley enabling the use of an electric kettle if desired.

The new water pump drives a hot and cold water system and the sink is also equipped with a fresh water filter system. There is ample storage in a variety of cupboards.

The Aft Cabin

The en-suite toilet and shower is fitted with new Vetus toilets and a water pump providing almost “power shower” pressure to the shower. Three steps down from the saloon the owners/ aft cabin has twin 4’6” x 6’6” singles with plenty of cupboard and locker space for storage. The side lights open for fresh air but have mosquito

netting fitted outside to ensure a peaceful night.

The Main Helm and Aft Deck

The aft deck is large enough to hold 8 people dining in comfort, protected from the sun by the full cover canopy and from the wind by the side deck doors and zip and clip covers. The transom has been adapted to provide easy access on the starboard side to the swim platform and on the port side to the passerelle, which is hydraulically operated. Given that the boat was designed for the Caribbean / Gulf in the 1980’s, the layout works remarkably well for long range Mediterranean cruising. The internal helm station has total visibility and protection from the sun and less comfortable elements, but the lower part of the windscreen can be opened to provide a cooling breeze. Two individual aft helm seats. Set of sunscreen panels that go round on all 3 sides of the aft deck.  All of the main navigational and engine instruments and controls are easily to hand and are clearly visible. The Raytheon Radar and Chart plotter are located to the right of the helm but can easily be disassembled if the boat is left unattended. The VHF and cassette player are located in a console above the helm.  Or really bad weather or when the boat is left unattended the whole helm area or even the whole aft deck can be sealed off using zip and clip covers. To the left of the helm is a small locker holding a fresh water tap and sink which doubles as a swim shower.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Category:Motor Boats
Subcategory:Offshore Cruisers
Sales status:Sold
Model:42 Motor Yacht
Mooring Country:Greece
Year built:1980
Length:12.8 m/42 ft
Width:4.5 m/15 ft
KW:850.0 hp
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