46' Bertram 1986



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46' Bertram 1986 JOYRIDE


(LOCATION: Coral Gables FL) The Bertram 46 Convertible is a legendary fishing machine. One of the most popUlar convertibles ever designed she dominated the market for over a decade. This is a serious fisherman with flybridge, well equipped cockpit, and upscale interior.

The flybridge features a custom hardtop with Eisenglass enclosure, 6-rod rocket launchers, spreader lights, and Rupp double spreader outriggers. The centerline helm station has dual captain's chairs and electronics package with Garmin 3210 GPS / radar / color sounder, Simrad autopilot, and Icom VHF radio. There is guest seating forward. A ladder takes you below to the large cockpit.

The spacious cockpit gives you more than enough workspace, and includes cockpit awning, six rod rocket launcher, eight flush mount rod holders, prep station, tackle center, transom fishbox, in-deck Lazarette, bait freezer, and transom door. There is in-deck access to the Onan genset. Wide side decks lead forward to the foredeck with aluminum bow rail, bow pulpit, anchor, and electric windlass.

The salon is large, open, and comfortable. Port side we have a full sofa. Forward is the entertainment center with television, VCR, and stereo. A starboard credenza provide accessible storage. The salon has large windows for natural light and wood blinds for privacy. There's plenty of room in the salon to relax after a day of fishing, discuss the ones that got away, and enjoy a cold beverage. The galley is down with Princess electric range, Kitchenaid microwave oven, Kenmore stand-up refrigerator, Corian countertop, stainless steel sink, and teak & holly sole.

For overnight and extended fishing trips there are two staterooms. Forward is a master stateroom with island queen berth with under-berth storage, hanging locker, private head, Panasonic TV, and teak & holly sole. A guest stateroom has upper & lower bunks, dual entry head compartment, hanging locker, drawer storage, and teak & holly sole. Comfortable accommodations make the fishing all the more enjoyable.

Performance is provided by twin Detroit Diesel engines generating 735 horsepower each with a cruising speed of 20 knots and a top speed around 25 knots. Overhauled in 2014 they have 150 hours of use. An Onan generator provides offshore electrical power and three CruiseAir HVAC units maintain interior comfort. If you are serious about fishing or just want to look like your are, call now for more information and schedule a showing of this classic 46' Bertram Model III Convertible.





Model III Convertible

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



16' "

Engine Details:

Detroit Diesel 6V92

Engine 1:

1986 150.00 HRS 735.00 HP

Engine 2:

1986 150.00 HRS 735.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

720 GAL

Water Capacity:

246 GAL


The Bertram 46III Convertible is truly a high-powered performer built to smooth pounding waves down to size. Notoriously popular as a fishing machine, she's also ideal for weekend cruising. There's a queen-sized walk-around berth forward, real oak throughout the interior, and a long list of accoutrements.

  • Corian counter tops
  • Sony 5 disc player
  • Sony DVD player
  • Sony am/fm stereo tuner
  • Sony vhs cassette player
  • Icom m-127 vhf radio
  • Sony Trinitron 19" tv
  • Teak hi-low table
  • L-shaped leather sofa
  • Custom storage cabinets
  • Distribution panel 120vac and 32 volt DC
  • Wood louvered blinds

  • Kitchenaid microwave 
  • Corian counter tops
  • Kenmore household style  refrigerator/freezer
  • Princess 3 burner electric stove top
  • Single basin stainless sink
  • Formica/wood trimmed cabinets
  • Ample storage - pantry
  • Teak/holly floors

  • Queen bed - storage under bed
  • Port/star storage cabinets
  • Hanging locker
  • Private head
  • Small panisonic tv
  • Teak/holly floors

  • Over/under bunk
  • Cabin/hallway head access 
  • Hanging locker
  • Drawers under lower bunk
  • Teak/holly floors

  • Two full heads with showers
  • Teak/holly floors,
  • Galley maid heads.

  • Full aluminum bow rail/pulpit 
  • Electric windless
  • Windshield covers

  • Custom hardtop - aluminum rails/6 rod holder
  • Custom electronics box/plexiglass covers
  • Phone booth style helm enclosure 
  • Combing pads- bench seat fwd of helm
  • Two ladder back helm chairs
  • Rupp double spreader riggers

  • Bait freezer - refrigerated drink box
  • Tackle drawers - transom fish box
  • Six rod rocket launcher - two custom livewells
  • Fixed cockpit awning - cockpit cover
  • Transom door - side storage lockers
  • Generator compartment - 4 cylinder Onan Gen
  • 8  flush mounted rod holders- 2 in the pilaster

  • Garmin 3210 GPS / radar / sounder
  • Icom m-412 vhf
  • Simrad autopilot 
  • Large Richie compass

  • Detroit Diesel 8v92 series 735 hp × 2
  • Port motor rebuilt 7-14-14
  • Star motor rebuilt  9-12-14
  • Approximately 150 hrs currently since rebuilt

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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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