1989 Bertram 33 Sport Fisherman Freeport, NY
Posted on May 11, 2018 / 515
1989 Bertram 33 Sport Fisherman
Price : $74,000
Builder | Manufacturer : Bertram
Condition : Used
Year : 1989
Length : 33ft
Model : 33 Sport Fisherman
Engine Make : Caterpillar
Engine Model : 3208
Engine/s Year : 1989
Total Power : 540hp
LOA : 33'
Beam : 12.5
Max Draft : 3
Displacement : 21565
Hull Type/Shape : Deep Vee
Dead Rise : 17
1989 Bertram 33 Sport Fisherman

Legendary Build & Ride for Offshore

Rarely do these gem condition Bertrams become available.  Now is your time.  This is the hull praised around the world for the standard in sea keeping and fishability.  Built like a tank for blue water use over many decades.  CAT 3208 270 hp each, 842 hours, dripless shaft seals, NEW turbos in 2016. Purchased in 2016 with full survey, hull was glass beaded and barrier coated in 2017, many improvements including detail to NEW gauges from Bertram, hull vents, spreader lights, stereo speakers, 2 8D batteries. Furuno radar/GPS/sounder, Simrad AP26 autopilot, ICOM M602 at helm and remote in cabin, outriggers, center rigger, Onan 8.5 kw generator approximately 760 hours, Revere 6 man life raft. Clean.

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Manufacturer Provided Description

The Bertram 33 Sport Fisherman is a beauty that tames choppy seas. Even when the fish aren’t biting, there isn’t a more inviting place to spend a few days or even a few weeks. Catch the spacious, gracious, liveaboard accommodations for four. This exquisite interior includes a marvelous convertible dinette (with a slide-away berth), a giant galley and a fully equipped head with a stall shower. Plus, there’s an elegant forward stateroom and plenty of storage. Above deck there are pedestal helm and companion seats, bench seating and outstanding visibility on the sort of flybridge normally found on a much larger boat (with a much larger price tag). And there’s certainly enough room in her 116-square-foot cockpit for some serious fishing.

David Pascoe Review-2001
Bertram 33 SF

by David Pascoe

What can you say, it’s another Bertram? Actually, quite a bit, for this is one of my favorite Bertrams, one of those boats that, when it first came out, I didn’t much care for it. But over the years has slowly revealed her strengths as just an all-around great boat. Granted, you got to like this style boat to begin with, but if you do, there’s a lot to talk about here.

Let’s start with the fact that the 33 heads up an entire series of similar model Bertrams that begins with the 28, and moves to several different 30 foot models. What distinguishes so of these boats is the great design styling that has held up so well over the years. Regardless of age, they still look good, proving the point that good design really does account for something.

Despite its rather low profile, this 33 is a big boat. It has a 12’8″ beam and the gas model weighs in at 20,730 lbs., so she’s no lightweight. With a pair of 454 Crusaders, her deep vee and weight is a bit much for a pair of gas engines, resulting in a cruise speed of only 21-22 knots, a bit slow for this size boat. If there are any major negatives to this boat, that’s it. On the other hand, this is a superb candidate for repowering with diesels as the engine spaces are large and the job fairly easy.

This twenty year old beauty just received a new pair of Cat 3208’s along with generous cash in-fusion to make her look like new.

For a thirty-three footer, she boasts something you’ll rarely ever find with this size boat: a large cockpit, generous cabin spaces, and a large flybridge capable of seating five comfortably with no crowding. Having so much room in all three areas is achieved as a result of having the rather lengthy house set far forward which gives you a short foredeck, but a lot of space on the bridge without taking up cockpit area.

The cabin area isn’t going to please any socialite as there is no room for entertaining. But there’s more than enough room for two people overnighting with an adequately sized vee berth cabin forward. The main cabin has enough room to allow two people to move around freely, and contains a good sized galley and convertible dinette which converts into a nice double berth. Altogether, it’s not hard to see a couple spending a week or so onboard for a vacation cruise or extended fishing trip. Yet another thing I like about the cabin is that, though the windows are not large, they extend completely around the perimeter of the cabin, mostly at eye level, making for a very bright and airy interior with fantastic visibility. I don’t know about you, but I like to see what’s going on outside when I’m not at the helm.

The L-shaped galley has the standard large Norcold under counter reefer, a medium sized sink and the usual Homestrand combination alcohol/electric cooktop that surprisingly hadn’t been updated. The interior is the usual Bertram Formica city with a twist. The counter tops are hunter green with matching dinette table and upholstery. The interior dcor on this 17 year old boat was reportedly original and, despite its age looked remarkably good though it lacked any kind of window treatment. The window frames were completely exposed and showed a surprising lack of corrosion and no sign of leakage except for the usual around the two lower windshield opening sections. Only six inches high, these vents are great and will bring in a tremendous amount of air flow if you can’t or don’t want to use the A/C. Coupled with the two opening windows in the aft bulkhead, plus the side windows, you just won’t find a boat with better natural ventilation.

Whenever you find a boat with exceptionally large interior space, you’ll usually find that much of it comes at the expense of storage space. Not so on this boat, for there is a surprising amount of easily accessible interior storage space.

The head compartment is adequately sized, but there’s nothin

The Company 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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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