1986 Bertram 30 Flybridge Cruiser

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Dana Point, CA

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Class Power
Category Flybridge, Sports Fishing Boats
Year 1986
Make Bertram
Length 30'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type
Location Dana Point, CA
History of the Boat

This boat was purchased new from Crows Nest in Newport Beach in 1987  by Larry Sees , Grandson of the founder of See's Candy . The current owner purchased the boat from Mr Sees in 2007 .

In 1998 Mr Sees had the boat dry docked at Daves Custom Marine in Newport Beach for re outfitting and re power . The boat was re gel coated , window frames pulled out and powder coated , all teak wood removed and replaced with white Azek , a no rot composite .

The original 350 Crusaders & transmissions  were replaced by Boatswains Locker in Costa Mesa with Factory Crusader 502s and the larger Velvet Drive Transmissions for the extra torque .  Total cost of the refit in the $ 150 K range .

Seller has all original Documents , Records ,  Blue Prints , Manuals ect !!   

  • Furuno FCV - 582L Depth Sounder Fish Finder
  • Furuno 48 Mile Open Array Radar
  • Northstar 952X GPS Chart Plotter w / Upgraded Charts
  • Simrad AP20 Auto Pilot
  • Icom Model ICM 127 VHF w / Aux Speaker
  • Standard Horizon Speed / Temp / Log
  • Standard Horizon Depth Meter
  • Sony Marine Stereo
  • Sea Com II Bridge to Cabin Communicatation Phone   
Accessories / Upgrades

Descanso   30 Bertram


  • Standard Horizon- Depth Meter
  • Standard Horizon -Speed/Log/Temp
  • ICOM VHF Marine Transceiver -Model ICM-127 w/ aux speaker (commercial grade)
  • Flowscan fuel flow meters (flow meters upgraded to ethanol proof new models)
  • FURUNO FCV-582L, depth/fish finder (commercial grade)
  • FRUNO -48 mile open array radar (commercial Grade)
  • Danforth binnacle high speed constellation compass
  • Northstar 952X GPS, (chart upgraded)
  • Simrad AP20- auto pilot
  • Aetna synchronizing tachometers accurate to within 5%, all Gauges upgraded with Faria marine gauges
  • Golden Rod dehumidifying stick (fly bridge, protects electronics)
  • Sony marine stereo
  • UHF/VHF TV antenna
  • M-2A Fire boy gasoline fume detector (new sensors)
  • Fireboy Halon 130 bilge fire suppressant system
  • SEA COM II Bridge to Cabin communication phone
  • AVON 6 man self-inflating rescue raft, hard mounted
  • Satellite 406 EPRIM
  • Honda E-1000 generator (recently serviced)
  • Phase Three Model PT-25, 3 stage smart battery charger
  • Electro guard bonding system (Prop shaft wipers upgraded)
  • Motorola 100amp marine alternators
  • Sea Kamp 1600 heat exchangers
  • Fram fuel filters, model -FCS1136M
  • Racor fuel water separator Filters
  • Aircraft, ethanol proof fuel line
  • Holly 750 ethanol proof marine carburetors
  • Stewart Warner marine back up electric fuel pumps
  • Tides Marine Shaft Seals- Sealed prop shaft seals (new)
  • Emergency props and hardware mounted in bilge
  • Optima D 31 T marine deep cycle batteries = CA 1125, CCA 900, AH 75, RC 155 (new)
  • Engine fresh water flush set-up
  • Marine grade TV
  • Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator
  • Complete cockpit dry-deck flooring system (Dri-Dek)
  • Aqua World bait tank, additional, removable, swim step mount, bait tank
  • New 100 amp dock electric hook up cord (additional)
  • Fish fighting chair with fishing rod gimbal
  • Custom made auxiliary 75 gallon bow fuel bladder, manufactured to military specs.

2 extra sets of propellers and hardware (plus emergency set in the Bilge on the Boat)

Walter, safety, propeller puller tool

  • All lighting converted to LED- Navigation, cabin, etc.
  • Other misc. 1 gallon of 70% cooper bottom paint (will repaint entire bottom) cleaning stuff, head rebuild kits, tools, and many other items


Maintanence Record

Maintenance Record

Followed original owners yearly maintenance procedure. All parts ever installed are OEM original, no aftermarket parts where ever used. Boat most recently Dry Docked in 3/2017

  • New bottom paint, New OEM Rheem Hot Water Heater
  • Replaced Dripless Propeller seals, pulled props, rudders, prop shafts. Inspected Rudder bearings, Strut Cutlass bearings, new propellers installed
  • Replaced thru- hull strainers. New raw water pumps
  • Complete engine tune up new wires, plugs, cap, etc.
  • All hoses replaced, new crusader fan belts, new thermostats,
  • Upgraded Exhaust manifolds to the new XL style,
  • Complete cooling system replaced, Logs, elbows, new rubber exhaust hose back to mufflers. All cooling Hoses replaced
  • Boiled out the Heat exchangers, all new gaskets and zincs
  • New Head Pump, new sanitation hose system, replaced manual pump out with electric macerator pump
  • Electro guard Bonding system- all wiring and connectors replaced with marine grade wire and connectors. Installed redundant wiring on all fixtures. Replaced propeller Wipers with heavy duty new upgrade.
  • Installed galvanic ground isolator

Mariners Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. All speeds, measurements, capacities, consumption, etc. may be approximate or estimated.  Specifications provided for information only.  Data was obtained from sources believed to be reliable and is not guaranteed by owner or brokers.  Buyer assumes the responsibility to ascertain the correctness of all data contained herein and otherwise provided and must instruct his agent and surveyors to confirm all details for accuracy prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. All photographs, descriptions and technical data are the sole property of Mariners Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. and may not be copied, reproduced or redistributed in part or in whole by any method without the express written consent of the Mariners Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc.

Owner's personal items are NOT included.

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1986 Bertram 30 Flybridge Cruiser

This Extremely Clean 1986 Bertram 30 is now offered for sale  !! She has been repowered w / 502 Crusaders that look like new and run perfect !! Convertible Dinette !! Sleeps 4 !! Way to much to list here . Please see full spec's !!



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