Neff Yacht Sales / Used 31 foot BERTRAM  Sport Fisherman - Lara



1978 • 31' (9.45 m) • Sport Fisherman
United States • Florida - S.E.

$229,500 USD


"Perfect" best describes the condition of this fully restored classic Bertram 31' just out of the L&H Boats, Inc. boatyard in Stuart, FL in May 2017. There is no reason to consider taking on a similar project with this opportunity available at a fraction of the project cost.

Any buyer with the desire to own that special 31' and does NOT want to invest the time nor effort in an extensive restoration should look no further than this pristine vessel. This owner has spared no expense nor left nothing out in completing this amazing one-of-a-kind vessel. LARA has been well thought out and completed to the highest standards. What speaks volumes about this restoration is that the entire project, starting in 2015, was completed by L&H Boats, Inc., one of the finest builders in South Florida. The restoration includes:

  • Vessel stripped to the stringers, fared and painted
  • All structural wood removed
  • All wiring replaced
  • All plumbing replaced
  • All thru hulls replaced
  • Interior renewed and modernized with teak trim added
  • New engine box cushions and bolsters
  • All new cushions and pillows in cabin and v-berth
  • Custom designed cockpit cover (unused)
  • New custom fly bridge, bench seat, helm pod, electronics, enclosures, LED lights throughout
  • New Rupp Outriggers
  • New Turbos (blueprinted)
  • New shafts and rudders (to accommodate future repowering, if desired)
  • New noise dampening engine mounts
  • New Bertram factory designed OEM swim platform by High Tide Marine
  • New Lenco trim tabs
  • Custom designed Release rocket launcher and Release varnished teak table for cruising
  • New SeaLux stainless steel deck chairs


Vessel Information

Builder: BERTRAM
Model Year: 1978
Type: MotorBoat
Category: Sport Fisherman
Condition: Used

LOA: 31' (9.45 m)
Beam Feet: 11' (3.40 m)
Draft Feet: 0' (0.00 m)
Engine Info: 220 HP, Twin, Inboard, Diesel, Cummins
Sleeps: 2

Location: Palm Beach, Florida United States
City: Palm Beach
Region: Florida - S.E.
Country: United States

Accommodations and Layout

Entering the nicely laid out air-conditioned cabin, you will appreciate the attention to detail and beautiful finished appointments:

  • Settee to port with storage, new cushions and pillows
  • Enclosed head to starboard, with shower
  • Galley forward of the head
  • V-berth with cushions and pillows forward with storage and hanging lockers
  • Dometic Air Conditioning 15,000 BTU


  • Dometic Refrigerator - stainless
  • Panasonic microwave - stainless
  • 110 GFI outlet
  • New Fire Boy Xintex CO Sentinel Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  • FCF A/C digital control
  • Next Gen (start and stop panel)
  • Cushioned v-berth berth and storage beneath
  • Two new spare propellers with custom harness in port settee
  • Hanging Locker to port; shelved locker to starboard
  • Anchor Locker forward (for dry storage. No hawse pipe or anchor)
  • Speakers (2)


  • Molded sink with shower extension and shower sump
  • Vanity storage
  • New Galley Made Royal Flush fixture


  • Next Generation 3.5 KW generator
  • Custom Distribution panel
  • Mastervolt 12/50-3 Charger
  • Custom battery panel
  • Odyssey Extreme PC2250 (3)
  • Complete bonding system installed


  • Custom hardtop with built-in LED lights
  • 4-sided enclosure with new EZ2CY glass
  • Custom Center Control and Instrument Pod
  • Custom chrome-plated brass instrument panel bezel
  • Custom gauge package
  • Stainless Steel Palm Beach Wheel
  • Custom fiberglass pads for Autopilot and ACR RCL-100 LED Remote Searchlight
  • Two Speakers
  • Trim Tab Rocker Switches

Electronics and Navigation

  • Garmin Electronics Package
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm Series (2)
  • Garmin Radar HD (painted to match fly bridge top
  • Garmin GHC 20 autopilot
  • Garmin VHF 100/200 Series radio with fixed and remote, portable handset
  • Ritchie compass
  • Fusion 700 Series Marine Entertainment series with 4 stereo speakers and Bluetooth
  • Two new USB ports by main panel

Miscellaneous Deck and Hull

  • Complete hull and top sides painted
  • Ice Blue hull color, deck is white
  • Bottom stripped, re-fared, epoxy coated and painted
  • Fiberglass deck
  • Fiberglass gunnel boxes
  • Custom Bridge ladder
  • Side engine air vents
  • Forward deck access hatch
  • New Bertram 31' OEM designed Swim platform (with telescoping Stainless Steel Ladder) and scuppers painted to match hull
  • Entire vessel replumbed
  • All thru hulls replaced, 2 coats CSC bottom paint and Barnacle Barrier on struts and wheels
  • New Lenco Trim Tabs

Engines and Equipment


  • Cummins 6BT 5.9 M Series 210/220 hp; 175 Hours Since Restoration
  • Heavy Soundown insulation
  • Engine compartments are painted. New noise/vibration dampening engine mounts
  • Custom Engine boxes are hinged and removable
  • Engines serviced: oil change, all fuel injectors removed checked and/or replaced
  • Compression checked and bore scoped
  • Racor dual 75-500 Max fuel system (2)
  • New Starboard Alternator
  • New Next Gen Manifold


  • ZF IRM 220-A1 (2) Serviced
  • Sea Star steering
  • New Tides dripless shaft seals
  • New Tides dripless rudder seals

Fishing Equipment

  • Release rocket launcher
  • Rupp Outriggers - single spreaders
  • Custom transom live well
  • Live well window

Additional Information

  • All new Coast Guard Safety Package: flare and First Aid kits, horn, life jackets (4) plus additional 4 jackets
  • New Fortress Anchor/Stainless Steel Chain with custom storage brackets under aft port cockpit locker
  • 2 new fenders and sleeves
  • 9 new Samson dock lines
  • 2 new SeaLux Stainless Steel Deck Chairs
  • New Cockpit Canvas (unused)
  • New 50' Marinco White ShorePower cord with 50A to 30A adapter
  • Miscellaneous cleaning accessories in starboard cockpit locker
  • LARA maintained weekly with ALL surfaces, inside and out, cleaned and protected with applicable coatings.

Salesman's Remarks

Like the rest of us, if you have always dreamed about restoring and owning a Bertram 31 with her classic timeless style, then look no further. Being a knowledgeable buyer, you will be ecstatic about the attention to detail and quality that abounds with this vessel.

Don't hesitate - this one will not be around long!

Call the listing broker direct for a convenient, private showing of this exceptional vessel.

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