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1984 Bertram 42 Convertible

South Padre Island, Texas


This 1984 42 ft Bertram Convertible has been continuously upgraded over the years. The C-12 Caterpillars provide an easy cruise of 24kts. Key features include.  

  • CAT C-12 Acerts 715 HP (1260 hrs)
  • Phasor 12.5 kw generator 
  • Imron Paint 
  • Fiberglassed windshield and port holes 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Bertram
Model: 42 Convertible
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BERM0767A484
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42'6 ft
Beam: 14'10 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cat
  • Model: C-12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 715hp
  • Engine Hours: 1262
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cat
  • Model: C-12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 715hp
  • Engine Hours: 1264
Total Engine Power: 1,430hp
Cruising Speed: 24 kn
Propeller RPM: 1900
Maximum Speed: 32 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 508 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 125 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats, Convertible Boats


Carter Drummond
Fox Yacht Sales-Four Gulf Coast Locations


Fox Yacht Sales-Four Gulf Coast Locations
203 West Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, Texas, US, 78373

Additional Information

Vessel Walkthrough 

     Large Salon with L-shaped sofa to starboard with breaker panels and cabinetry to port. Entertainment center and TV forward in salon. Galley in the companion way to starboard and master stateroom to port. Access to the head from the master stateroom or companion way. The v-berth is located forward with two v-shaped bunks. 


2006-Major Refit 

  • Hull and Topsides Painted with Imron 
  • Windshield and port holes fiberglassed 
  • bottom paint taken all the way down and new barrier coat and antifouling bottom paint applied 
  • All new interior cabinetry, counter tops and carpeting 
  • New bow pulpit, 3 sided instrument console and 1 piece generator hatch from glass tech 
  • New aluminum bow rail, bridge rail, bridge ladder and grab rails. 
  • New Furuno Electronics package
  • Removed Swingback bench on bridge and added an additional teak helm chair 

2010- Repower 

  • Removed original 6V92 Detroits and Installed freshly overhauled CAT C-12 Acerts with new ZF 325-1A Transmissions 
  • New electronic CAT controls with back up station 

2022 Updates 

  • New Eisenglass on bridge 
  • New fusion stereo package including amplifier and 6 fusion speakers 
  • New A/C units 
  • New A/C pump 
  • New 8D batteries for Main engines and house 
  • Repaint engine room 
  • Replaced all Bilge pumps and float switches 
  • New 3 bank battery charger 
  • New 125 gallon freshwater tank 


  • CAT electronic engine displays 
  • CAT engine controls
  • 2 x Furuno NavNet RDP149 10in 
  • Furuno RDP 148 7in 
  • Furuno NavPilot autopilot 
  • Icom IC-604 VHF/ Icom IC-M330 VHF 
  • Fusion Stereo MS-UP755 w/ fusion amp and 6 fusion speakers
  • Ritchie compass
  • Bennet trim tabs 
  • Bluewater helm chairs 
  • Reel Colors pancake teaser reels 
  • Spreader lights 
  • 72mi 6kw Furuno radar

Engine Room/ Mechanical 

  • CAT C-12 acerts 715hp Port-1264hrs STBD- 1262hrs 
  • Phasor 12.5kw generator 3946 hrs 
  • New Aftercoolers 2018 
  • New Turbos 2018
  • Dual Racor Filters 
  • New ProNautic battery charger 2022
  • New batteries 4 x 8D 2022 
  • New A/C pump 2022
  • Tides marine dripless shaft seals w/ spares 
  • ZF 325-1A 1.75:1 Transmissions 
  • Reverse oil change system 
  • CAT Block heaters 
  • Engine room blowers 

Fishing/Deck Equipment 

  • Maxwell VWC 1500 Series windless w/ 800ft 3/4 in plait rope and 25ft 5/16 chain
  • 28ft Double spreader Rupp outriggers w/ center rigger 
  • 2- Underwater lights 
  • 9 rod holders in cockpit 
  • Murray Brothers 130 class fighting chair with ladder back 
  • Fresh/Saltwater wash down 
  • Courtesy and Overhead lighting in cockpit 
  • New cockpit aftershade new 2022 


  • Updated Headliners, sofa, carpet 
  • 40in Samsung TV with DVD player
  • Corion counters 
  • 2- Stainless steel under counter refrigerator/freezer combos 
  • Stainless steel convection microwave 
  • Furuno NavNet Display 
  • Icom VHF 
  • Generator control panel 
  • AC/DC Electrical panels 

Master Stateroom 

  • Queen Berth 
  • Large hanging closet 
  • 30 Sharp TV with DVD player 


  • Freshwater raritan head 
  • Sink 
  • Full size shower 


  • V-shaped bunks w/ Storage below
  • Large hanging closet 
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.
Additional Contact Information

Call Carter @ (956) 454 9741

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