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28 Bertram $16,500

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1974 Bertram 285

LOA: 28? 6?

Beam: 11? 0?

Draft: 2? 8?

Displacement: 12,000 lbs

Fuel: 165 Gal

Water: 40 Gal

Interior: Renovated in the mid-90s with solid mahogany wood woodwork. Front V-berth sleeps 2-3, L-shaped couch sleeps 1 & has underneath storage. Freshwater sink, cabinetry, private head with electric toilet and sink, 2 lockers, 4 storage drawers plus step box storage, 35qt Engel cooler. Brand new 800watt marine power inverter (not yet installed).

Exterior: Single spreader / double rigged outriggers with cam lock halyards, 35 gal livewell, 4-rod teak rocket launcher, mounted 125qt icey-tek, teak covering boards, cockpit storage lockers, custom etched glass / teak door, saltwater washdown.

Electrical: Anchorlift vertical windless (controlled from bridge), Lenco trim tabs (need new actuators), LED cockpit spreader lights, Furuno FCV-582L, Garmin 172C, VHF, 2 batteries with perko switches, horn, 2 rule bilge pumps on float switches.

Engines: Twin, 2005 Crusader Captain?s Choice 5.7L, 315hp, Fresh-water Cooled (Carbureted 350s) with under 600 hours. Mechanical Updates: New Risers & Manifolds 2016, New Starboard Carb 2015, Rebuilt Port Carb 2015, New Shaft Logs 2015.

This boat is turn-key, ready to fish or cruise. The engines have low hours for their age as the boat has primarily been used for trips to the sandbar (which is a 10-min run) for the past decade. They are running great as they have just been tuned-up and received new manifolds and risers. The shaft logs were also recently rebuilt and the struts were done a few years ago. The fuel tank is original fiberglass and has had zero issues with non-ethanol gas. Performance wise you can expect anywhere from .9 to 1.3/4mpg and 23 to 27mph at cruise, depending on load and cleanliness of the bottom. Clean and relatively light she will run 27mph at 1.3. Juicing her up into the 4 barrels she really comes alive and turns heads. She is very solid, but not perfect by any means and could use a bit of attention in some places. If you are looking for a well-outfitted fishing boat that will take you 50-miles offshore tomorrow at a price that leaves room for gas money or a cruiser that is a good candidate for a light restoration, this boat deserves a look.

Located in Alligator Point, FL (Big Bend / Panhandle)

Asking $16,500

PM, Call, Text or Email - Mike: 850-210-3151 / @gmail.com]

(Tried to take pics after work and it got dark on us. Should have engine room pics up this weekend. Will also be be doing some more cleaning, metal waxing, etc)

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Date: Oct 21, 2016   


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