1987 Bertram 42 Flybridge Solitude

Used Boat For Sale | ID# 2806082

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Scott MacDonald


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42' Bertram 1987

Bertram 42 Flybridge 1987 For Sale in Baltimore, Maryland


Baltimore, Maryland


  • Length Overall: 42'
  • Beam: 14' 10"
  • Maximum Draft:
  • Dry Weight: 39,000 lbs

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 812.00 gal
  • Water: 150.00 gal
  • Holding: 120.00 gal

Engine Information

  • Engine 1 : 1987 Detroit Diesel 6V71TA
  • Engine 2 : 1987 Detroit Diesel 6V71TA

General Description

Cruiser, looper, weekender, liveaboard or just a great boat for relaxing at the marina. This 1987 Bertram 42 flybridge Motoryacht is clean and well maintained. These boats are tanks! With their solid hulls and deep v bottoms they're built to handle the seas. One of the last of the 42's built in the 1973 to 1987 production run, she features the two stateroom - two head layout with a queen bed in the master stateroom instead of the more common twins, and a pull out queen sofa bed in the salon. Three Cruisair units keep the staterooms and salon/galley cool and a supplemental Webasto diesel heater keeps things warm as needed. Fresh batteries, a Xantrex Freedom 25 inverter, and a simple and robust davit system make nice additions to this classic beauty. Easy to see in downtown Baltimore just minutes from BWI airport.

Engines, Mechanical & Electric

She's powered by Detroit Diesel 6V71TA's with approximately 2255 hours and an Onan 12KW generator. 

Lower Helm Electronics include; Furuno Navnet 3D GPS Chartplotter, Interphase Iscan V90 Forward Looking Sonar, Robertson AP20 Autopilot, Datamarine Digital Depth, Icom IC-M422 VHF. and Furuno Model 1932 Radar.

Flybridge Electronics include; Furuno 1832 Radar, Furuno Navnet GPS Chartplotter, Robertson AP20 Autopilot, Icom IC-M100 VHF, Ritchie Compass and Datamarine Digital Depth.

Courtesy of the PowerBoat Guide

The flush deck profile of the Bertram 42 MY with the flybridge aft and the lower helm forward on the aft deck is seldom seen nowadays, but back in the 1970s this was the way most contemporary motor yachts were designed. One of the few deep-V motor yachts ever produced, the Bertram 42 was built on the same hull used in the production of the Bertram 42 Convertible. The salon floorplan of the 42 MY is quite unusual; by placing the forward companionway to starboard, space in the mid-level galley is vastly enlarged and the salon seems unusually open. Note that a teak interior became standard in 1983 (replacing the original simulated mica woodwork), and a queen berth replaced the single beds in the master stateroom in 1986. With her proven deep-V hull, the Bertram 42 can handle sea conditions that keep other motor yachts her size in port. Several engine options were offered over the years. Standard 330hp gas engines, a poor choice in a heavy 42-foot motor yacht, will cruise at 14 knots and reach 22-23 knots top. Twin 335hp Detroit 6-71 diesels deliver a 16-knot cruising speed (18-19 knots top), and later models using the optional 435hp 6V71 diesels cruise around 21 knots (about 24 knots top).

Upgrades & Recent Maintenance

Recent maintenance includes, but is not limited to:

  • Props reconditioned 2023
  • Engine coolant leak repaired
  • Oil and filters changed
  • Generator belt repaired
  • Both heads reconditioned
  • Float switch replaced aft
  • Replaced batteries
  • Some engine room wiring replaced
  • Minor fresh water hose leak repaired
  • New zincs and bottom paint summer 2023
  • Hull waxed September 2023

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.