28 Bahia Mar
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Long a popular model with Bertram enthusiasts, the 28 Bahia Mar shares the same beamy deep-V hull as Bertrams 28 Flybridge Cruiser and Sportfisherman models. In her day the Bahia Mar was a stylish boat, and her low-profile deckhouse and wraparound windshield reflect distinctive mid-1980s European styling influences. Equally at home as an offshore fisherman or pocket cruiser, her low cockpit freeboard significantly improves her fishability. (Note that helm visibility can be an issue because of the slanted and curved windshield.) The original raised engine boxes were eliminated in the 1986 models in favor of a flush cockpit deck, however service access to the engines is very good in both configurations. The well-appointed cabin includes a convertible dinette/V-berth forward, a full galley with refrigerator and stove, and a roomy standup head with shower. A centerline windshield vent, two opening cabin ports, and rod holders were standard. A good open-water performer (but often a wet ride), standard 260hp MerCruiser gas engines cruise the Bahia Mar at 2022 knots. Volvo 230hp diesels became optional in 1992.
Overview Classy 1980s express with wide 11-foot beam is spacious above, comfortable below.
Features Spacious cockpit came standard with raw-water washdown rod storage lockers. Well-appointed cabin boasts convertible dinette, full galley, head with shower.
Comments Visibility through curved windshield is poor. Engine boxes eliminated in 1986 in favor of flush cockpit floor with more fishing space. Note that fiberglass fuel tanks are a problem with todays ethanol-blend gas.
Performance MerCruiser 260hp gas engines cruise at 20 knots (about 30 knots top).