38' Bertram 38 III Convertible Sportfish 1978 Yacht for Sale

Bertram 38 III Convertible
Bertram 38 III Convertible Profile
Bertram 38 III Convertible Salon
Bertram 38 III Convertible Salon Wet Bar
Bertram 38 III Convertible Starboard
Bertram 38 III Convertible Stern
Bertram 38 III Convertible Flybridge
Bertram 38 III Convertible Cockpit
Bertram 38 III Convertible Aerial Cockpit View
Bertram 38 III Convertible Helm
Bertram 38 III Convertible Helm Seats

Bertram 38 III Convertible Details:

  • Vessel Length: 38 feet
  • Vessel Builder: Bertram
  • Vessel Model: 38 III Convertible
  • Vessel Year: 1978
  • Vessel Name: EXPECTATIONS
  • Vessel Type: Sportfish
  • Vessel Price: $ Contact for Price
  • Vessel Location: Jupiter FL
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Fritz Grell


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  • 38 Bertram 38 III Convertible 1978 Additional Information:

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    Vessel Specifications

    Builder: Bertram

    Model: 38 III Convertible

    Type: Sportfish Convertible

    LOA: 38'5

    Engine Details: 2 x Caterpillar 3126

    Engine 1: 2000 - 350 HP - 2000 Hours

    Engine 2: 2000 - 350 HP - 500 Hours

    Engine Details: Inboard - Diesel

    Beam: 13'3

    Draft: 4'2

    Cruise Speed: 23 Knots


    A repowered Bertram 38 is a rare find at a reasonable price.  Expectations cruises at 23 knots burning only 26 gallons per hour with her 3126 Caterpillar diesel engines.  This Bertram is ready to fish or cruise, cosmetically and mechanically well maintained.


    L shaped sofa with storage under Swivel barrel chair Coffe table Overhead rod storage Valances and window blinds Tinted windows Insulated interior windshield panels


    Galley  up to starboard Drawer and cabinet storage Full length galley provides generous counter space Single stainless steel sink Recessed Kenyon two burner stove GE microwave oven with convection and grill Sub Zero under counter refrigerator with top freezer section Sub Zero under counter refrigerator with bottom freezer section and ice maker 

    Master Stateroom

    V-berth forward Overhead rod storage Overhead opening hatch with screen Two opening ports with screens Eight drawers, two hanging lockers En suite vanity with sink  

    Guest Stateroom

    Large over/under bunks Seat Three drawers, hanging locker Opening port with screen and curtain Sliding privacy door

    Additional Details

    HEAD COMPARTMENT Stall shower Opening port Electric head Vanity and sink


    Aft bulkhead repklaced and recofigured with outward opening cabin door Fighting chair with four rod rocket launcher and seat cushion Cockpit bolsters Fresh and salt water wash downs Half tower with aluminum railings and ladder Double spreader outriggers with collapsable back bars Center rigger Eight flush mounted rod holders Six rod rocket launcher on fly bridge rail Tackle center with eight drawers, sink and cutting board Deep cockpit freezer Spare props mounted in lazerette  Fiberglass step box Fiberglass bow pulpit with anchor roller Ideal Windlass Danforth type anchor, chain and rode Aluminum bow rail Windshield cover Spreader lights  

    Helm and Electronics

    Aluminum half tower Three sided enclosure with U-zip windows in very good condition Dual trumpet FIAMM air horn Hydraulic steering Boat Leveler trim tabs Forward bridge seating with cushions and bolsters Pompanette helm and companion chairs with seat cushions Custom fiberglass helm Helm cover Icom IC-M502 VHF radio Standard Horizon Quest VHF radio Furuno NAVnet VX2 chart plotter, color depth and radar 72 mile open array radar Simrad AP25 autopilot Engine instrumentation          


    Westerbeke generator with 527 hours Dedicated generator start battery Generator Racor fuel filter Two 30 amp shore power lines with power cables True Charge 40 amp battery charger Two 8D batteries Whirlpool 19 gallon electric water heater Electrical distribution panel withn sub panel on fly bridge    

    Engine and Mechanical Details

    Caterpillar 3126 marine diesels with ZF transmissions, year 2000 Port engine rebuilt 2005; Owner estimates 500 hours since rebuild and about 2,000 hours on starboard engine. Groco engine sea water strainers Racor engine fuel filters Recent risers, rebuilt port turbo Fireboy engine room Halon system Fiberglass fuel tank, aluminum water tank    

    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 this website.


    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.

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