$129,000 | Ponce Inlet FL

General Description

1978 Bertram 42 Convertible

Low Hour 2007 Cummins QSC 8.3 500HP

March 1, 2021 - PRICE REDUCTION -  $10,000.00

One of Bertram's most popular models with over 300 built, this particular boat shows very well and has been nicely updated with 2007 Cummins 500 HP QSC 8.3 engines and newer Raymarine electronics including a 12KW 72NM CHD Radar. Featuring a two stateroom, single head, galley down layout, interior is warm and inviting yet low maintenance. This 42 Convertible has benefitted from fastidious owners who have kept a professional Yacht Maintenance company continually engaged in caring for the boat. All engine services are up to date.

A proven and tested classic, this boat has exceptional sea keeping abilities and performs well with the Cummins re-power. 23 kt. cruise with top end speeds approaching 27 kts.

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Hull and Deck
  • Teak Cockpit Sole
  • Fiberglass Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder
  • Starboard Cockpit Bait Prep Center with SS Sink, Freshwater and Tackle Storage Cabinets with Varnished Teak Doors
  • Fresh and Saltwater Washdown
  • Port Side Frigibar 9 c.f. Bait Freezer 
  • Arrigoni Varnished Teak Battle Station with Cushion, 3 Rod Rocket Launcher, Stainless Steel Pedestal
  • Stainless Steel Bridge Ladder with Composite Treads
  • Flush Mounted Gunwale Rod Holders
  • Vertical Rod Storage
  • Port and Starboard Cockpit Storage Lockers
  • (2) Hubbell 12V Electric Reel Outlets
  • (2) In-Deck Storage Compartments - Cockpit
  • SS Bow Rail
  • Hydraulic Davit
  • Dinghy Cradle - Bow
  • Lee Triple Spreader Outriggers
  • Lee Center Rigger
  • 4-Rod Vertical Rod Storage - Bridge
  • Pompanette Helm and Companion Chair
  • Fusion Weatherproof Speakers
  • Forward Helm Bench Seating with Storage Beneath
  • Helm Storage Cabinet
  • Overhead Teaser Reels
  • Spare Props
  • Spare Plow Anchor, Chain and 200' Rode




Helm and Navigation
  • Edson Steering Wheel 
  • Morse Single Lever Controls
  • Cummins Smart Craft Engine Displays
  • Ritchie High Speed 5" Compass
  • Overhead Electronics Cabinet
  • Dual Raymarine 12" Axiom Hybrid Touch MFDs
  • Raymarine 12KW 72NM Radar with Color HD 6' Open Array Antenna
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot
  • Icom IC M45 VHF Radio
  • Raymarine VHF Radio
  • Fusion MS RA70 NSX Satellite Ready Marine Stereo
  • Fusion Weatherproof Speakers
  • XM Weather
  • KVH Tracvision TV3 Satellite TV Antenna 
  • Canvas Console Cover
Interior and Accommodations

Entering the salon through the double sliding doors you will find a nicely appointed, clean and uncluttered salon with a upholstered sofa to starboard and matching cocktail chairs to port. All cabinetry is a simulated teak veneer and the salon is fully carpeted.

Galley is down the companionway steps to starboard with a full size stand-up refrigerator/ freezer, electric cooktop, microwave and plenty of storage and counter space making this boat suitable for extended cruising or even a liveaboard.

Master is to port with a lower double berth and an upper single. Forward of this cabin is a private but shared head with the forward stateroom featuring stand-up shower, vanity and electric head. The forward stateroom is a V-berth and has its's own vanity and sink. V-Berth has a filler panel and removable cushion to convert into a double berth. There is a closet in both cabins and a large storage closet just forward of the galley.

  • (3) Cruisair Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Units 
  • Raritan Icerettee Cocktail Ice Maker
  • Kenmore Full Size Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Galley Maid Countess 3-Burner Electric Stove
  • GE Microwave Oven
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Samsung 42" Flat Screen TV
  • Onkyo Stereo Receiver
  • OSD Audio TSM8 Speaker Selector
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio 
  • KVH Satellite TV-3 Antenna
  • Large Storage Closet Forward of Galley
  • Wood Window Blinds
  • Fully Carpeted Interior
  • Twin Plush Cocktail Chairs with Matching Sofa
  • Twin salon Sliding Doors
  • Upholstered Headliner Throughout
  • Oversized Head and Stand-Up Shower with Raritan Electric Head, Vanity and Sink.
  • Electra-San Marine Sanitation Device
  • Overhead Rod Storage - V-Berth
  • Salon Engine Room Access
  • Salon Carpet Runner


Electrical & Mechanical
  • Northern Lights 10KW Model PX-310K Generator- 5930 Hrs,
  • Single 50 Amp Shore-power Service
  • 24V - Engines
  • 12V - All Other DC Systems
  • 12V & 120V Engine Room Lighting
  • (4) AGM 8-D Batteries
  • Victron Energy Centaur 24V 60Amp Charger
  • ZF 280-1A 2:1 Ratio Marine Gears
  • 2" Shafts
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.

General Information

  • Manufacturer Bertram
  • Model 42 Convertibe -2007 Cummins 500HP Re-Power
  • Model Year 1978


  • Cabins 2
  • Heads 1

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer Cummins
  • Model QSC 8.3
  • Hours 1150


  • LOA 42.58 ft
  • Beam 15 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 490|gallon
  • Water Capacity 150|gallon