46' 0" BERTRAM 1976

1976 Bertram Flybridge Motor Yacht


Christina was moored on Lake Michigan until November 2007, where she spent the winter months inside a heated building. In 2011 the bottom of the Bertram was completely peeled and epoxied. The bottom of the vessel was last bottom painted in February 2019. All of this work was performed at River Forest YC in Florida.

The 46 Bertram Motor Yacht is a fast, heavy built yacht with superb sea keeping qualities and uses the same hull as the Bertram 46 convertible. She is powered with twin 8V71TI’s at 435 HP each, which will cruise this vessel about 19 knots, and a cruising range of approximately 280-300 miles. The starboard motor has 1,786 hours and the port has 1,787 hours as of September 8, 2019.

 The vessel boasts a beautiful custom teak interior with two staterooms, two heads with showers, a very comfortable salon with a full galley and large dinette that sits four easily, and a laundry room. The 46 offers two helm stations; being a flush deck motor yacht, the captain is on the same level as the guests when running the yacht from helm deck. The AC blows nice and cold with a total of four units. She has a 15KW Onan generator in a sound shield with 1,063 hours on it as of September 8, 2019.

If you are looking for a fast motor yacht with a superb pedigree, this beautiful vessel should be on your list of vessels to look at, and own.


The helm looks great and is protected by a heavy-duty windshield that has a removable cover. All of the gauges are clear, the switches are in great condition, the throttles and shifters are in super condition.

For electronics she has a Standard Horizon hailer, Standard Horizon VHF, Raymarine C120 GPS, Datamarine depth finder (not 100% operational), Simrad autopilot, Raymarine 48NM Radar, open array Radar on the hardtop, and remote pad for the ACR Remote light.


The aft deck is fully enclosed with new Strataglass installed in the fall of 2018. Port and starboard side on the aft deck are boarding gates and each side has side doors. On the aft deck is a table with stools and two chairs. The Captain’s seat is a customized center island seat with great storage, drawers and cabinets inside. To the port side of the helm seat is a wet bar with sink, cup/bottle holders, and a new icemaker. The aft deck and helm deck are covered and protected by the underside of fiberglass flybridge. Under the hardtop is a new headliner and built-in speakers for the stereo.


Starting on the flybridge, access to the bridge is up a ladder from the aft deck. The flybridge is a small, sporty bridge with two forward pedestal seats and an aft bridge bench seat. The helm is a full helm with shifters, throttles, Simrad autopilot, Datamarine depth finder, Raymarine, GPS and Standard Horizon VHF and SAT TV Trac Vision dome. The helm and seats have full canvas covers.


The salon is surrounded by beautiful teak walls and has great natural light from the large hull side windows. The salon carpet is nice and clean and in great condition, the interior headliner is new, there are no odors in the boat.

In the salon and on the starboard side is a two-seat sofa; portside are two barrel chairs along with a glass salon table in the center of the salon. On the port side is access to the boat’s electrical panel and access to the JVC entertainment center.

On the aft Teak bulkhead in the salon is a large mirror and AC control panel, and for entertainment there is a large 27” flat screen TV with Trac Vision. The salon is cooled by a 12,000 BTU AC unit.


The 46 Bertram has a comfortable aft full beam master

stateroom with a queen bed, under the bed are pull-out drawers. The owner’s stateroom has its own climate control with a 10,000 BTU AC unit. Beautiful teak walls surround the room. There is a new headliner along with custom built-in mirrored cabinets. In the room is a hand built Teak vanity dressing table with mirror. Both sides of the room are hull side windows, for entertainment there is a television and built-in speakers.

On the bulkhead are mirrors, the carpet is nice and clean, in the room are two hanging lockers with solid doors.


The Owners’ bathroom has custom teak walls and a tiled standup shower tub. There is a Mansfield fresh water vacuum flush commode, a sink with adjustable faucet, hull side window, a large mirror and new fixtures. The head and the owners’ stateroom both have solid privacy doors.


The galley is down, has plenty of cupboard space and pullout drawers. The galley has a teak sole and the appliances were replaced in the early 2000s. There is a three-burner Princess oven stove and a microwave oven, and a very clean stand up Whirlpool refrigerator freezer and coffee maker. The galley also includes new interior lights.

The dinette is to the port side of the galley and will sit four comfortably, with storage underneath the seats. Surrounding the dinette are custom teak walls and mirrored storage cabinets. The galley and dinette area are conveniently located next to each other, so it is easy to pass food and drinks back and forth without walking through the boat. The dinette also breaks down into a bed. The galley and dinette area are cooled by a 10,000 BTU AC unit.


As you enter the forward stateroom, on your right is a good size laundry room which was formerly the head. In the laundry room is a Kariba ventless washer/dryer combo.

 The forward stateroom is a V-birth with custom teak interior hull side walls and mirrored storage cabinets, new headliner, ceiling lights and wall light. The forward stateroom is cooled by a 7,000 BTU AC unit. In the forward cabin is a deck hatch and two hanging closets and access to the anchor locker, which is concealed with a mirrored door.

 This guest stateroom has its own head which was formerly a storage room with a solid door; in the head is an enclosed tiled stall shower and a Mansfield fresh water vacuum flush commode


The engine room is accessed through the carpeted sole in the salon. The engine room reflects the rest of the vessel, the room is well lit and very clean. The twin Detroit 8V71TI’s are clean, the motors are couples up to Allison gears with 2:01 ratio. The shaft sizes are 2” with 3 blade bronze propellers, rudders are bronze and spade type. The 46 Bertram has a 15.0KW fresh water cooled Onan generator in a sound shield. In the engine room is the Reverso 12V oil change system. For battery chargers we have a Sentry 30 amp charger and a Jefferson 15 amp for the Onan. The vessel has four Cruise Air AC units located in the engine room, and she comes with a spare shaft and a spare set on 3 blade bronze props.


The hull is solid fiberglass with a deep V. The Bertram has dual stations, and her walk-arounds are wide and comfortable. She has high gloss varnished toe rails. A customized bow pulpit was attached to the bow, built by Glass Tech Marine of Miami.

 The pulpit has an Ideal 110V windlass with chain and rode with a polished stainless plow anchor. On the bow are dual storage boxes and fender holders. The vessel has a 50-amp shore power cord, and there is an extra 50-amp cord stored in the bow area under the bow seats.

 Beneath the water line has been completely peeled and was epoxied, in 2011 and a recent bottom job was completed in February 2019. This work was performed by River Forest a solid reputable boat yard. Kahlenber air horns were recently installed.

On the transom is a bolted-on swim platform with a swim ladder, along with a ladder from the platform to the transom gate on the aft deck.

The vessel comes with spare props and a spare prop shaft.
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