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Buying a 1980 46.6 Bertram

Discussion in 'Bertram Yacht' started by Apostolos, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. Apostolos

    Apostolos New Member

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    Hello,

    i am thinking to buy a 46.6 year 1980.
    It had the engines changed in year 2004, with two Cummins 450.
    What do you think about speed, consumption?
    Anythings i have to watch for?

    Regards

    Apostolos
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    I don't know what speed would be, but would guess around 24 knots at cruise. Fuel consumption should be around 45 gph at cruise just guessing for both engines. The cummins 450's are solid engines that are reliable and I would say a great improvement over the Detroit Diesels it came with. The 46' Bertram is a good boat as well.
  3. Apostolos

    Apostolos New Member

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    bertram 46.6 more info

    The 46.6 includes the following:

    450 Cummins (2004)
    Gearbox Capitol HY 2400
    Propellers Radice (2006)
    Bow Thruster Max Power 125 Duo Classic (2002)
    Engine controls Morse
    Wtr maker 100lt/h Technicomar (2007)
    Aircon 3 x 7000 units Cruisair
    Generator onan 9kw (2004)
    Windlass Lofrans 1500w Falkon (2002)
    Aft winches 2 x quick 1000w (2001)

    The boat was refitted in 2001
    What do you think?

    Any comments welcome
  4. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    It sounds like someone really cared for the boat and made a lot of new additions and improvements over the last several years. Quit messing around before someone else buys it and have it surveyed.
  5. Apostolos

    Apostolos New Member

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    First thing next week.
    Thanks mate
  6. saltysenior

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    46' probably one of best bertrams........make sure YOU hire the surveyor , and they do not have any ties w/ the brokers or sellers.....also in a boat that age, make sure he is dirty at the end and does not spend 1/2 his time banging the hull w/ that silly hammer
  7. Apostolos

    Apostolos New Member

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    46 bertram



    what about the boat itself with these engines ,generator etch
    Wont it be too slow?
    How heavy are these bertrams?
  8. coffee break

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  9. Ormond Bert54

    Ormond Bert54 Senior Member

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    Coffee Break looks very nice. Lots of attention paid to the interior details. My wife was raving about the very comfy looking master ... framed mirrors etc. Is the teak/holly sole throughout real wood?

    She still hates my boat ... but I think that is just because it's "my boat".

    Somebody is going to buy that boat.
  10. NYCAP123

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    A fellow I did some work for used to stip his boat every fall so he could fish (HIS boat) with his buddies. In the spring he would bring back the furnishings, brik-a-brack, flowers and air freshening stuff and she would turn his boat into HER boat for the summer. The boat would also go to a fancy resort marina where it would sit from Memorial Day to Labor Day and never fire up its motors. Then in the fall....
  11. coffee break

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    The teak and holly sole is the 4x8x1/4 plywood with teak and holly veneer over it. I am having hard time finding a boat with two closets in the master and the walkaround berth plus dresser the way I have without going for a 58 boat
  12. CaptRonn

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    Question: A Betram 46.6 (aft cabin) with the DD 8V71's, running a hull speed, what kind of fuel consumption would be expected?
  13. Capt J

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    8 gph at 1000 Rpms. 6 gph at 800 rpms for both.