Bertram Open Express, Cummins repower - 38 SPECIAL

38' BERTRAM 1985


Accomodations: 1 Staterooms
Length: 38' / 11.71 M
Beam: 13' 3" / 4.04 M
Draft: 4' 1" / 1.24 M.
Year Built: 1985
Builder: BERTRAM
Model: Sport Fisherman / Express
Engines: Twin Cummins C-Series 450 H.P.
Cruising Speed: 22 Kts. / 25 MPH
Max Speed: 27 Kts. / 31 MPH
Location: Stuart, United States
(Florida - S.E.)
Asking Price: $109,000 USD

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Bertram 38 Special is designed for the serious sportsman. Comfortable accommodations for four include a wide V-berth, a cedar-lined closet, and a head with a stall shower. There's a posh convertible dinette and an L-shaped galley with a microwave. But the real attraction is topside. The bridgedeck provides room for anything from daytime to moonlight entertaining. Options include a cleverly positioned electronics pod (using only a portion of the chart flat) and an L-shaped lounge which houses an insulated icebox as well as more storage, a teak deck sole, and a tower. The cockpit is of tournament quality.

New in 2015:  Fresh water Head and TV in cabin.

Electronics & helm deck

  • Furuno NavNet GPS/Chartpotter/Radar
  • Furuno FCV1100 recording depth sounder
  • Furuno RD30 digital depth & data
  • Garmin GPS/Chartplotter
  • Simrad/Robertson Autopilot
  • ICOM Vhf radio & remote mounted speaker
  • Tower Electronics:  Furuno RD30 digital depth/data display & ICOM Vhf radio
  • Danforth magnetic compass
  • Pompanette helmseat & companion chair with cushions
  • Teak trimmed L-shaped settee behind companion seat
  • 3-sided bridge deck eisenglass enclosure with opening U-zip panels on the sides (new 2015)
  • Teak bridge deck sole
  • Behind helmseat to starboard is SSI 320qt cooler which can provide additional seating



  • Fiberglass cockpit deck
  • Tackle Center with Livewell, Cutting Board/Rigging Station, Cockpit Sink, & Tackle drawers.
  • Stainless lined Bait Freezer
  • International Varnished Teak & Fiberglass Fighting Chair with rocket launcher backrest
  • Full Cockpit coaming pads
  • Transom Door & Gate
  • Electric Reel plugs
  • Teak boarding step pads & Teak top step box
  • 12 gold rod holders on aft tower legs and overhead
  • 7 flush rod holders in coverboard
  • storage cabinets beneath gunwale sides & low-voltage blue strip lighting
  • Saltwater washdown spigot & hose


Deck Equipment and Hull

  • Aluminum bow rail with fiberglass pulpit, teak inset
  • 2015 Fortress anchor with chain lead and nylon rode, mounted in stainless chute with roller 
  • Full Tower/hardtop (newer) with upper control station, seat/backrest, & laced-canvas buggy top
  • Rupp Outriggers, double spreader with collapsible back bars & lowered rigger supports
  • Rupp center rigger
  • Cockpit spreader lights, 110v flood
  • New LED lights under hardtop and under cockpit gunnel (blue)
  • Underwater lights on transom
  • Remote control spotlight
  • Aluminum framed windshield with windshield wipers and opening center window
  • Foredeck hatch
  • Classic Bertram Deep-V hull design (17 degree) with black bottom paint & boot stripe, attractive gold trimmed black stripe on deckhouse sides.  Fresh anti-fouling July 2016.
  • Trim tabs


Electrical & Mechanical

  • Northern Lights generator forward in engine room
  • Engines are 2007 Cummins C-series 450hp six-cylinder diesels which had 2015 valve adjustment and got new 5 nozzle injectors (approximately 1200 hours since new)
  • 30-amp shorepower cord (inlet plugs on two sides)
  • Bonding system (renewed 2015)
  • Batteries with Automatic charger & rotary shut-off switches
  • Main electrical panel in cabin
  • Engine room fire suppression system
  • Morse engine controls & Glendinning Syncronizer
  • Racor primary fuel filters
  • New stainless rudder bearings & rebuilt rudder tables


Broker Comments

Here is a great chance for the purchase of a timeless classic Bertram design that has updated mechanicals including economical/dependable Cummins diesels.  This boat get regular use and is ready to start new fishing adventures today. 

Broker Information

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