1974 Bertram 31 Sportfisher

West Palm Beach, FL


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Vessel Name: TABASCO
Manufacture: Bertram
Country: US
Category: Sportfish
Model: 31 Sportfisher
Year: 1974


Length: 31 ft
Beam: 11.17 ft



Number of engines: 2
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine year: 2008
Engine Hours: 1700

The best 31 Bertram sport fish in the world. The owner spent a small fortune to make the best.


Zorn Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by IKONIC YACHTS.


    The 1974 BERTRAM 31’ SPORT FISHERMAN TABASCO underwent an extensive refit in 2008. With a Murray Brothers fighting chair and two electric Canon downriggers fishing could not be more enjoyable. This classic, proven fishing machine is timeless. 


    • New Yanmar engines 310 HP at 3300 rpm 1700 hours
    • New engine beds and stringers
    • New vacuflush head system
    • 4 KW Fisher Panda generator
    • Custom engine boxes with hydraulic rams
    • New fuel system
    • Flow scan
    • Trim Tabs
    • New Exhaust
    • New props, struts and shafts
    • Murray Brothers upper helm chair
    • Upper and lower helm stations have all new equipment
    • Custom lower helm seat
    • Furuno Navnet VX2 (3 displays)
    • New radar and array
    • New Furuno autopilot
    • upper and lower Icom VHF
    • satellite weather
    • satellite radio
    • New glendenning controls with troll setting
    • New ZF gears
    • Custom Rudders


    • All fiberglass restored
    • Awlgrip paint
    • New through hulls
    • Underwater lights


    • Custom aft cabin windows
    • New cabin windows
    • Lexan corner windows
    • Teak and Holly flooring in cabin
    • New crusair A/C and heat


    • New rupp outriggers and center rigger
    • 2 electric Canon downriggers
    • Down rigger bases
    • Bait well
    • Fish boxes
    • Murray Brothers teak fighting chair


    • New flybridge Top
    • New enclosure
    • New electrical system
    • New plumbing
    • New cushions
    • New refrigerator
    • New sink
    • Fresh and salt water washdown
    • All new CG safety equipment

    The 31 Bertram was the king of the fleet in its day. Tabasco is still being maintained like a king. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a boat that can be bought for half of the recent investment and functions like a new boat. The fish will come to you when they see Tabasco. 

    Additional Information

    RUNNING GEAR – Shafts & Propellers:
    Propellers: 2 X 4-blade bronze 20” diameter

    Shafts: Seals: Shaft logs: Struts: Bearings: Cutters:
    2 X 1.5” diameter stainless steel (non-magnetic) dripless – seawater fed
    “V” through bolted to hull
    1 x rubber cutlass in each V strut Spurs
    • Shaft & propeller in good condition
    • Bearings good condition

    Sea Star
    Two station – manual wheel driven hydraulic pump at each helm One with tie bar
    • Stock: 1.25” diameter bronze
    • Flat plate bronze – 9.5” x 16”
    • Rudder port: bronze with flax packing
    • Upper bearing: Steel bushing
    • Autohelm: 12-volt DC***
    • Control at both helm station
    Emergency Steering: NO Comments:
    • Steering could not be testes props were pulled back against rudders
    • 2 x Bennet – hydraulic with single rams
    • Stainless steel – hinged – 8;5” X 30”
    • Controls both stations
    • 2 X aluminum on centerline
    • Forward 50 gallons & aft 190 gallons; TOTAL: 240 US gallons
    • Groco 12-volt DC transfer pump
    • Shut valves at tanks
    • Deck fills and vents in topsides
    • Gauges at helm station
    Fresh Water:
    • 1 tank – fiberglass approximately 20 gallons
    • Fill: Deck plate
    • Vents: Hull topsides
    • Location: centerline midships
    • Pump: 12-volt Par
    • Filter: Strainer at pump
    • Accumulator: Steel
    • Boiler: 6-gallon – 1500 watt 110-volt element
    • Plumbing: Flexible hose
    Black Water – Waste – Gray Water:
    • Plastic tank – located centerline – 36 gallons
    • Pump out: flush deck plate
    • Vent: to topsides
    • Toilet – Vacuflush DC Eclectric – sea water fed
    • Y-Valve fitted to direct toilet overboard or to the tank
    • Gray water sump X 2 with submersible pumps
    • Electric DC Reverso pump in port Engine compartment
    • No clean or waste oil tanks

     Bilges were accessed where possible and examined. No major issues not but ALL need cleaning and de-greasing,
    • 2 X Rule submersible 12-V DC pumps – 2000 GPH – forward bilge & ER
    • Both have check valves – auto float switches – manual/auto/off switches
    • Forward bilge has a high water alarm

    • Combination AC unit – Marine air – port salon
    • Capacity: 12000 BTU
    • Pump: AC Marche – Sea water
    • Control: Digital in salon
    • No forced air ventilation in the interior
    • All ventilation via opening windows and hatches

    310 HP at 3600 RPM
    1100 hours each
    Port: M56729 Stbd: M56728 ZF220A Ratio: 2.04:1
    • Flexible engine mounts on aluminum framework
    • Engine & transmission – close coupled
    • Primary Racor fuel filters
    • Controls – Glendenning
    • Dual lever clutch & throttle below and single lever flybridge
    • Gauges: Tachometer – oil pressure – water temperature – with high alarms
    • Flow Scam fuel meters for each engine at both stations
    • Both engine hatches have hydraulic rams to lift them – Single power pack
    • Stainless steel sea water injected elbow with raise loop
    • Reinforced flexible hose to starboard transom discharge – above waterline
    • 2 X inline GRP mufflers 
    • Sound shield
    • Racor filter
    • Start panel at helm
    • GRP muffler
    Comment: Unit is weathered
    Onboard electrical and distribution system:
    • Alternating Current System
    • Direct Current System
    120-Volt 60 Hz 12-volt
    Shore Power:
    • Single 110-volt, 30-amp inlet – starboard cockpit
    • 30-amp cord (30”) with 30-amp end fittings
    • Breaker at panel under helm station
    • Reverse polarity indication
    • 30 Amp Galvanic Isolator
    AC Panel: Inboard of helm station with Volt & Amp meters
    • Main breaker
    • Air Con
    • Boiler
    • Reefer
    • Outlets
    • 2 X 12-volt west Marine – 900 Amp-hour sealed
    • Isolation switches
    • Battery charger & alternator on Mains
    DC Panels:
    • Main panel to starboard of helm.
    • Secondary panel at helm station
    • Volt and amp meters – Labelled breakers


    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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