These are recent photos of my 1984 Bertam 46.6 "Rascal" one running in the Keys and the other anchored at Waderwick Wells in the Exumas Land & Sea Park. Rascal is powered by DDA 8V-92s rated @ 600 HP. She cruises at 20-21 knots at 2000 RPMs and has a top speed of 26.5 knots @ 2350 RPMs. 2950 total hours.
She has comfortably and ably cruised all of the Abacos, Eluethera, Exumas, Andros, the Berry Islands and everything in between with my family of three including our Black Laborador. In the states she has gone as far north as Jacksonville and south to Key West.
Being a great offshore and head sea boat, she has served us well even in the most challenging conditions.
We purchased her in 1993 following the loss of our Bertam 38 sportfish at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo during Hurricane Andrew. During our 17 years of ownership, we have either rebuilt or replaced every system onboard and upgraded whenever reasonably possible. She continues to be a source of family enjoyment and provides a great fishing/diving/partying/cruising platform.
We have recently added a 11 foot Avon RIB and davit after towing a Mako 17 for 15 years. We are hoping to upgrade someday to another good seaboat to make room for grandchildren.