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Bertram 42 Aft Cabin (52 Ft LOA)

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15.85m (52'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 320hp, Cummins V8 (1976)

Langstone Harbour


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Extra details

Designer Bertram
Builder Bertram
Lying Langstone Harbour
Fuel capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 818.2 ltr (180.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/05/2003


Engine 2 x Diesel 320hp
Engine make and model Cummins V8 (1976)
Engine hours engine1:   1384    engine2:   1131
Engine cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 20.0 ltr (4.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 15 knots
Max speed (approx) 21 knots
Generator output 9.5KVA

220v Battery Charger.
282 hours on the generator.


Loa 15.85m (52'0")
Lwl 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 4.72m (15'6")
Draft min 1.37m (4'6")
Draft max 1.37m (4'6")
Airdraft 4.27m (14'0")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina

Electrical systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Although the Americans called her a Bertram 42, that is the waterline length. Her Length overall is 52 feet. Better not tell the marina!


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 3 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-smokers tick
Ice maker tick

Huge! Spacious accommodation, ideal live-aboard! The saloon is really more like a proper lounge, and the galley is a real kitchen. Fantastically light and airy, loads of storage all over the boat.

The warm air heating was renewed 2-3 years ago.

Both loos (proper WC's) flush with fresh water - and if you have ever been a live-aboard you will know why.

2 burner Electric cooker

Nav equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Vhf tick
Gps tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Tv tick
Video tick
Dvd tick
Fish finder tick
Echo sounder tick

The vessel has a remote controlled autopilot - one can sit anywhere in the boat and steer using the remote.

Deck gear

Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim platform tick
Swim ladder tick
Instrument covers tick
Passerelle tick
Cockpit enclosure tick
Bow thruster tick

Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Danforth/Fortress type)
120.00m (393'9") of chain
120.00m (393'9") of warp
Walker dinghy (2009)
20hp outboard, Mariner, Short Shaft (2009)
Massive wheelhouse, again light and airy, a great place to sit out. The flybridge (huge) has new dodgers, and the wheelhouse canopy (side and stern screens) are also new. There are newly upholstered cushions on the bow seats and the newly upholstered sunbed on the forward coachroof is - you've guessed it - huge!


Rod holders 2 Rod Holders

Safety equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

6 bilge pumps (1 manual / 5 Electric)

Broker's Comments

It is not easy to write comments on this boat! She seems to me to be an ideal liveaboard, loads of room, a very strong, well built vessel, but here’s the good bit – the owners still take her out to sea and use her as a proper seagoing motor yacht. She went round the Isle of Wight recently, just because she can.

As well as having her engines properly serviced (I have the invoices), her lifelines were replaced in 2009, again I have the invoices. Her bow thruster was professionally fitted in 2009, and she was professionally repainted in March 2009. I could go on, but suffice to say that the owner has had all the jobs done as they arose, including having all the seacocks removed and serviced, and the cutlass bearings renewed in December 2009.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bertram 42 Aft Cabin (52 Ft LOA) has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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