38' Bertram 38 III Convertible Sportfish 1978 Yacht for Sale

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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    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
    Three drawers, hanging locker
    Opening port with screen and curtain
    Sliding privacy door

    Additional Details

    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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