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1967 Bertram 25ft Flybridge w/ Single OB 1998 225hp Optimax REDUCED AGAIN!

Old 09-27-2013, 12:10 PM
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Default 1967 Bertram 25ft Flybridge w/ Single OB 1998 225hp Optimax REDUCED AGAIN!

Boat is located on the South Shore of Long Island, NY and the price is $4800.

Hello.

Its the end of the season and looking back, I realize that I did not use my boat enough. With two small children, I realize that it is not going to get any more use most likely for at least 3 years. We have 17 Whaler that we use for just putting up and down the canals. Obviously it is not the best time to sell a boat but I figure I would make an attempt and if I could get my price, I would let it go. If not then I will put it away until next season. The boat is not perfect by any means and does need some work. It is almost 50 years old but has a lot of life left in it. I would say overall it is a 5/10 in condition. All of the work is mostly cosmetic interior.

I am open to any input via private message on this board. Please use that as the primary mean of contacting me. Thank you for looking at my ad.

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1967 25ft Bertram Flybridge Sportfishman Mark II converted to a single 1998 225hp Mariner Optimax. No trailer.

Cruise at 23-25mph and tops out over 38mph but I have seen 41mph with just me. It gets 2.5mpg+ at cruise. It has to be one of the driest riding 25ft boats out on the market simply because the spray breaks behind the pilothouse and trim/tabs allow you to plant the bow or raise it way up. It is a great riding boat.

1025+ hours on the engine. 1998 Optimax Mariner 225hp XXL 30 inch. The engine is tired but still runs sort of. It comes with plenty of spare parts including alternator, compressor, direct air injectors and fuel rails but the engine is on its last legs. I have been milking it to get it to run for the past 2 years but #5 cylinder is down on compression and it stalls sometimes when shifting. I get it to work and we never go far but it is ready to be put out to pasture. I would not count on it lasting very long. It does start and can move the boat but dont want to give anyone false hope. Prop is a 15pich Mercury Enertia with no nicks in great condition. Single Mercury tach at dash. Newer lower unit and trim assembly.

SS Fuel filter and two Moller 12 gallon fuel tanks. I never reinstalled a permanent fuel tank and I like the smaller tanks as we never went far and it helped me manage fuel use.

3 season old Lenco trim tab actuators on Bennett blades with Bennett switch.

8D diesel battery new this year. Electrical system is just a basic color Garmin depth sounder (3 years old) and an older standard horizon VHF radio. Running lights are LED and 3 years old. One 2000gph Rule bilge pump. That is all the electric on board. Keep it simple.

I purchased the boat roughly 7 years ago. It was stored indoors and owned by an older gentleman who did not use it. I brought it home and stripped it down to a bare hull and started the restoration process. I did all the work myself and tried to overbuild the entire hull.

Soda blasted the bottom down to bare glass. Sanded entire bottom and applied 5 coats of Interprotect in alternating colors. It has two layers of hard bottom paint and then I have been using ablative ever since.

Sanded down the whole hull, primed and painted with Interlux Perfection Fighting Lady Yellow. It was rolled and tipped but looks very good in my opinion.

New two piece Taco SS rubrail with SS fasteners and 5200 in place.

The hull from the rubrail down is the best part of the boat and it does not need much at all.

All of the thru hulls and openings in the boat have been filled in. I used epoxy, mat and 1708 with at least 20 layer over any opening in the hull. I went so overboard so I would never have to worry about it. Hull is in overall good shape.

The interior has been gelcoated and then painted over with Perfection. I was so excited to test the boat and use it that I figured that I would do it along the way but never got to it. I have been using the boat and just ran out of steam to finish the interior. It has two bench seats and no cushions. A basic day boat.

Here are the pictures and I am happy to talk about it.

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Thats a really cool rig.
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That is a sweet rig. GLWS.
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Thanks. I am really proud of it.
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Would you sell w/o power???
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Good job looks great, goes!
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Originally Posted by leetke View Post
Would you sell w/o power???
I have priced it accordingly knowing the engine is not great already so it would not take a lot off the price but I open to suggestions.

Thank you
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Nice boat and great set up. Like the simplicity. Is there a main fuel tank installed but old? How do the scuppers work? How old is the transom and can it support twin lightweight motors?
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No main fuel tank. I use that compartment for anchor and fender storage. The 12gallons portable tanks are under the bench seats. It's self bails and the scuppers are nice and high. The transom seems good with no flexing or cracks.
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Lovely
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Thank you. I am open to any suggestions.
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I have always admired your Bertram I am surprised someone has not scooped it up yet as it looks like a nice deal.

good luck with the sale
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Thanks. I really like the design and layout. My logic behind selling it is that hate to see it sit and the next boat down the road needs a real bathroom when my daughters are bigger.
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Very nice...
What Taco Rubrail and insert did you use (model #)
Also, did you find the Perfection easy to work with?
Thanks and good luck with the sale!
-Fred
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very cool, indeed...
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Here is the rubrail section. I dont remember which one though. It was very affordable and easy to install.

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I have been thrilled with Interlux Perfection. It has been very very durable on the hull. I would never use a single part paint. I would put it on par with Awlgrip in my opinion. When thinned to the max, it goes on very easy and smooth.
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Thanks for the info...
Again, beautiful boat!
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Bump from a fellow 25 Bert owner. People really don't give these boats enough credit. It is amazing how cheap they can be bought. If I ever get tired of mine, I am going to park it in a barn and take it the grave. Great looking boat. GLWS.

Capt Bone-

Just before the 25bert site when down, you posted some picks of U shaped seating layouts under the flybridge of a couple different boats. I loved the way the way one of them looked and want to do something similar. Will you post or private message me the pictures you have of different layouts? I would really appreciate it. I have been reading your posts on the Bert sites for a few years. Always good stuff. Thanks,

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Thanks for the bump. I honestly do feel like the 25 Bertram is one of the best values on the market today.

Here is the picture. I always wanted to do this to my interior.

THIS IS NOT MY INTERIOR but with a little work it could be.

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Thank you Capt. You just made my year. Been looking on the Internet for that picture almost a year now.

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