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1985 Bertram 42' End of Story

$ 179,000

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End of Story is a 1985 Bertram 42' QSC 8.3 Convertible listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Fritz Grell. Fritz can be reached at 1-772-285-9226 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Bertram Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

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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. Aluminum rub rails replaced with no maintenance white synthetic and stainless steel striker.


  • Price USD:$ 179,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    QSC 8.3 Convertible

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Stuart, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 42 ft 6 in
  • Display Length: 42 ft
  • Beam: 14' 10"
  • Yacht Category

    Convertible Boats

  • Water Capacity: 150 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 523 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins QSC 8.3
  • Engine 1: 2011 822.00 HRS 600.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2011 822.00 HRS 600.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

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 with ROKU from Wi-Fi booster and router
  • 16,000 BTU Air conditioner with salon keypad
  • Carpeted sole


  • Full size General Electric refrigerator with top freezer
  • 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
  • 35# Polished stainless steel plow anchor with chain and rode
  • Slight color contrast non-skid foredeck and side decks
  • Stainless steel bow, side and hand rails
  • New Windshield Cover
  • 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
  • Glendinning electronic cockpit control
  • 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
  • Software updated 7/2023
  • Fusion stereo controls in the Garmin unit
  • Garmin open array radar antenna
  • Shakespeare 3019 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 with new Shakespeare 5018 antenna
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio with new Shakespeare 5018 antenna
  • Three sided enclosure
  • Full four sided used enclosure in storage
  • Helm control refurbished by Glendinning
  • 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
  • New WAVE Wi-Fi antenna and booster
  • New Wi-Fi Router for private connection
  • New dual trumpet air horns and compressor
  • Four new underwater lights and fuse box


  • Cummins Onan 9MDKDL-8133A 9 KW generator with 603 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
  • Two 30 amp shore power cables
  • One new spare 50 amp shore power cable
  • One 30 to 50 amp Y-Adapter
  • One new spare 30 to 50 Y-Adapter
  • One new 30 amp shore power cable
  • One 15 to 30 amp adapter
  • Three automatic bilge pumps
  • One new spare bilge pump
  • Two spare saltwater washdown pumps

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

  • Cummins QSC8.3 600 hp marine diesel engines, 882 hours
  • ZF 286A 1.75 ratio marine transmissions
  • Glendinning electronic engine controls
  • Fireboy engine room fire suppression system, inspected 8/2023
  • Engine cooling system removed, cleaned, tested and reinstalled 12/2022
  • One new complete Cummins aftercooler
  • New impellers and coolant
  • Spare impellers, belts, racor filters
  • New fuel manifolds
  • Spare props tuned, balanced and securely stored under master bunk
  • New AC seawater manifold and hoses

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 and running gear paint, repack rudder stuffing boxes, hull wax and new underwater light - 9/2023
  • 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
  • Teak 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 service 12/2022
  • Tools and Fishing Tackle

Engine and generator 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.

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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