This meticulous owner has invested in keeping "Out of the Blue" up to date and it shines through: from what you see (CLEAN 1999 engines, decks and hull) to what you can't see (reinforced structural members, updated electrical, bilges and rudders).
If you are in the market for a NICE, classic Bertram 28, this is your boat.
Engines are less than half the age of the boat (1999)- take a look at the engine space! Very well kept.
This is a great example of one of Bertram's most popular boats ever! The 28 has a well established reputation among serious anglers and is noted as a rugged and durable offshore and bay fisherman with practical interior accomodations.
"Out of the Blue" has the famous Bertram Deep-V making for a solid sea boat and has a spacious cockpit with an 11 foot beam. She has been updated with twin 260hp FWC Mercruiser Bluewater engines with only approx. 500 hours. This boat is a must see and has been maintained and updated by a caring owner.
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Call Cary Lukens, CPYB, Owner, Annapolis Sailyard, 443-995-5553 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Captain Denver Sanner at 410-299-2180, email@example.com to take advantage of this opportunity.
VESSEL WALK THROUGH
Forward there is a good size V-berth with two hanging lockers allowing for ample storage. Further aft and to port is the galley with the dinette across to the starboard. The dinette is raised allowing for tackle storage below in drawers. Aft of the galley is a full size head.
Two steps up from the cabin is the wide open cockpit that has an abundance of room for a boat of this length!
ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION
This boat shines and looks great with the added functionality of the half tower top which is in superb condition. Decks have been painted and the boat shines!
Freshwater cooled Mercruiser Bluewaters with just approx. 500 hours! Both engines were installed in 1999.
ADDITIONAL SALESPERSON'S REMARKS
This is one of the cleanest 28 Bertrams available. "Out of the Blue" has been continually updated mechanically and cosmetically with no expense spared in refurbishing.
Rear steering boxes rebuilt, cockpit deck and bulkhead door new.
She will make someone a great low maintenance boat that has ample room for fishing and the accomodations for cruising as well. Please call us to set up a time to see this classic!
So was born not only the Bertram legend but also the descriptive term “Bertram weather” — weather only a Bertram will go out in. David Napier, of Dania, Fla., who retired in 1991 as Bertram’s chief designer after 22 years with the company, kept a Bertram 28 Flybridge at his dock for six months in the early ’70s for his personal use, as employees were encouraged to do then. “I’d take it out in the worst weather” — weather the Coast Guard warned him was too rough for small craft, Napier says. But he’d go out anyway and he’d come back in safely.
“After a while, they’d say, ‘OK, Bertram, we’ll keep an eye on you,’ and I’d go out and jump waves on that boat,” says Napier. “I’d go airborne and slosh down comfortable as could be. You couldn’t hurt that boat and it wouldn’t hurt you if you knew how to run it.”
"You still hear stories about Bertrams’ legendary ability to hang tough in stormy seas. While visiting Homer, Alaska, in the early spring a half-dozen years ago, Napier saw three Bertrams — two 31s and a 28 — in the town marina among the commercial fishing boats. The air was still cold, about 30 degrees, and seas were running high. Napier says he saw a fisherman in boots and parka tossing fish off the Bertram 28 Flybridge onto the dock. He asked the obvious question.
“Been out fishing?”
“Out there?” Napier asked, eyeing the seas.
The fisherman looked at him with puzzlement. “Why not? We’re running a Bertram here.”
Napier was stunned. The mystique of invincibility endures."
OUT OF THE BLUE has big investments made to provide longevity for years to come. In many ways she has a new lease on life compared with sister ships. Read on for a partial list: