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Specifications

Name: 46 Convertible
Length: 46'3"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 800 gals.
Model Years: 1995—1997
Draft: 4'10"
Beam: 15'1"
Water Capacity: 175 gals.
Waste Capacity: 40 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Introduced in 1995, the Bertram 46 Convertible (not to be confused with the original Bertram 46 Convertible produced in 1971–87) is a top-tier sportfishing machine designed for serious tournament pursuits. Although she never achieved the popularity of her near-legendary predecessor, distinctive Bertram styling and a capable deep-V hull insured the success of the 46 Convertible in the always competitive midsize convertible market. Her two-stateroom teak (or maple) interior features a well-appointed salon with L-shaped sofa to port, teak coffee table, ice maker, entertainment center, and L-shaped dinette forward to starboard. Corian counters and under-counter refrigeration were standard in the galley. The amidships master stateroom opposite the galley boasts a tapered queen bed, storage locker, and private head with shower. Forward, the guest stateroom has upper/lower berths and private access to the day head. A three-stateroom layout with the master stateroom forward was optional. The large 120 square-foot cockpit of the Bertram 46 includes a transom fish box, in-deck fish/storage box, tackle center with livewell, and access to a compact engine room. Detroit 735hp 8V92 diesels cruise the Bertram 46 at 26–27 knots (30+ knots top).

Specifications

Name: 46 Convertible
Length: 46'6"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 620/720 gals.
Model Years: 1971—1987
Draft: 4'6"
Beam: 16'0"
Water Capacity: 230/246 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Bertram 46 Convertible was for many years the standard by which other production sportfishing boats her size were measured. Her popularity had much to do with the precise handling and impressive seakeeping characteristics of her deep-V hull, a proven rough-water performer with a wide beam and low cockpit freeboard. Several two- and three-stateroom floorplans were available during her production years, two of which are presented here. Significant updates include a single sliding salon door replacing the original double doors in 1981, a fiberglass cockpit sole (replacing the Nautilex liner) and new teak interior in 1982, and transom door in 1985. The 46 III model (1986–87) featured a restyled interior with light oak woodwork and revised cockpit with slightly increased dimensions. Prior to 1981, the most popular engines were Detroit 435hp 8V71 diesels (20 knots cruise/22–23 knots top). In 1981, 570hp 8V92 Detroit diesels became available (mid 20s cruise). Note that the fuel capacity was increased to 720 gallons in 1983. A popular model for many years after production ended in 1987, the Bertram 46 Convertible is widely considered a classic sportfishing design.