This sweet little 31 Bertram Sportfisher has a beautiful new teak interior new upholstery, electronics and fresh bottom paint.
The legendary Raymond C. Hunt design is remarkable to this day. The originator of the deep-V hull design Bertram produced 1860 Thirty-One hulls. The Sportfish model was built from 1961 to 1982 placing "Prime Time" right square in middle of the production run #3141018. The 31 Bertram remains a niche boat with a wide loyal following throughout the world having been sought after since its inception. "Prime Time" has been in Southern California for the last 20 years a Texas transplant from the early 90's she has benefited from numerous upgrades and light use. Primarily a Catalina cruiser for this owners duration. Every potential buyer undoubtely recognizes the legacy of the builder and significance of the 31 Sportfish but shouldnt forget this is a 40 year old vessel that has not been rebuilt but improved over the years.
Please contact the owners agent Ian McGhie at 562-505-3502 (Cell) or via E-mail at email@example.com for further information or to arrange a personal showing. Additional photos & details are available upon request.
Please contact Ian McGhie at 562-598-9433
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 33 ft 4 in
Beam: 11 ft 2 in
LWL: 28 ft 7 in
Length on Deck: 30 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 1 in
Deadrise: 24 ° at Transom
Dry Weight: 10600 lbs
Brief History of the Bertram 31 Design
Raymond C. Hunt is considered the originator of the deep-V hull design. "A New Englander with a flair for unconventional thinking in boat design". His prototype was a 23' open acting as a tender to "Easterner" a racing yacht also designed by Hunt for the 1958 Americas Cup. The revolutionary "Deep V" concept was discovered in 1958 by Richard Bertram who recognized its potential capability as an offshore performer.
The first fiberglass "Glass Moppie" was finished in December of 1960 just in time for the New York Boat Show. She was not a boat designed for recreational boaters or fishermen but offshore racing, equipped with 280 hp Chrysler engines. Entered in the 1961 Miami-Nassau Race she broke all records at four hours and twenty minutes, nearly half the time from the previous year. By November of 1961 they celebrated the production of the 100th 31' Bertram for $19,000. Sold through Thomas Nelson Yacht Agency of London it was destined for Genoa Italy where it was presented to Crown Prince Beril of Sweden as a 50th Birthday gift.
"The 31 has become a benchmark both in terms of seakeeping ability and rugged fiberglass construction. It has had a reputation from the start as a boat that will take you out and bring you back".
"They went to rogues and royalty, grizzled marlin captains and fair-weather sailors. Many of them are still tearing across the whitecaps..." for customs and border patrol work, search and rescue missions, and, of course, to ferry anglers to offshore fishing grounds. The Bertram 31 launched Bertram Yacht, Inc. when it was introduced at the 1961 New York National Boat Show, essentially as a day boat for Florida sport fishermen. More than three decades later, it is a collectible classic, sought-after, even coveted. According to Soundings, aficionados refer to it as "Bertram Art." The Bertram 31 has aged well, a tribute to its impeccable blood lines and robust construction."
Fiberglass Swim platform
Gloss Varnished Teak Interior
Replacement Cockpit Sole
Force Ten cooktop
Nova Cool Refrigerator
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