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1986 Bertram 38 Special

Kilmarnock, Virginia


Over $150,000 invested in this boat in 2006 -- new Cummins 6CTA 450s (less than 500 hours); new transmissions; new wiring; and new battery charger.  This is a unique 38 special--owner added a hard top; radar arch and isinglass curtains.  The Cummins are lighter than the original factory engines making her faster and more fuel efficient.  

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Wild Wes III
Make: Bertram
Model: 38 Special
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Bertram Yacht
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BERL1308B686
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38'5 ft
Length Overall: 38'5 ft
Beam: 13'3 ft
Max Draft: 4'1 ft
Dry Weight: 28,650 lb
Single Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6CTA 450 2800
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Outboard
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 499
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6CTA 450 2800
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Outboard
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 499
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 900hp
Cruising Speed: 17.38 kn
Maximum Speed: 27.81 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 393 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 gal


Heads Count: 1
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Saltwater Fishing, Sports Fishing Boats, Motor Yachts


Shaw Newman
Deltaville Office


Deltaville Office
18691 General Puller Hwy
Deltaville, Virginia, US

Manufacturer Provided Description
The Bertram 38 Special is designed for the serious sportsman. Comfortable accommodations for four include a wide V-berth, a cedar-lined closet, and a head with a stall shower. There's a posh convertible dinette and an L-shaped galley with a microwave. But the real attraction is topside. The bridgedeck provides room for anything from daytime to moonlight entertaining. Options include a cleverly positioned electronics pod (using only a portion of the chart flat) and an L-shaped lounge which houses an insulated icebox as well as more storage, a teak deck sole, and a tower. The cockpit anticipates tournament fishing. Standard cockpit units include a sink with water and a locker, a transom door and gate, and deliberate areas for selected options.

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.

Additional Contact Information

Norview Marina - (804) 776-7447

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