1968 31 Bertram Express Cruiser


Owner/Seller: Allen Quesada


Cell:  415.722.9098

Email: AQ2x@comcast.net


Emily A is one of the prettiest 31 Bertram’s you’ve ever seen.

Picnic boat details on classic Express Cruiser.




Built in 1967; sold new in 1968

Current Price: $85,000 USD

Located in Emery Cove Yacht Harbor, Emeryville, CA USA

General Description

Open cockpit, cuddy cabin

Length: 31’   Beam: 11’ 3”   Draft: 2’ 7”

Fiberglass construction

Twin, GM 4-53 diesel engines, 140 h.p. each

180-gal. capacity fuel tank

Teak swim platform

Electric anchor winch

Two aluminum fortress FX-11 anchors; 60 feet chain and 250 feet nylon line; bow roller

Twin, bronze rudders

Two three-blade bronze propellers

One forward escape hatch

12 volt DC and 110 AC shore power

Freshwater cooling; water-cooled exhaust

Two electric bilge pumps


Navigational Equipment

Richie compass

Foruno 24-mile open array radar

Foruno color GPS plotter echo sounder  (new in 2001)

I-Com 502 VHF radio

Single-lever morse controls (new in 2000)


Additional Equipment

Guest 10amp battery charger

Exhaust mufflers and exhaust pipe  (new in 2000)

Hydraulic steering

Live bait tank  (new in 2006)

VDO gauges  (new in 2001)

Covers for windows  (new in 2000)

Two helm seats  (new in 2001)

Two fish-fighting chairs  (new in 2008)

Marine Maxx 1500 watt inverter

Hydraulic trim tabs

PSS drip less packing glands  (new in 2001)

Full cockpit cover

Deck lights





Sterling LP paint on exterior: New Hatteras white with black boot stripe

Cockpit sole painted nonskid grey with white borders

Port engine major overhaul: rebuilt transmission, new spin on filters, and new fuel line

Starboard engine inframed: rebuilt transmission, new head, new exhaust manifold,

  new injectors, new governor, new coupling 

New corner plastic on windshield; new sealed windshield wipers

New seat cushions and new cushions in V-berth

New white plastic and s/s rub rail (from Bertram)


Professionally rewired with marine-grade wire

New DC electrical breaker panel

New AC electrical breaker panel and cord receptacle

New Sunbrella canvas cover: black with vinyl clad inside; new s/s tubing and fittings

New steering wheel

New stereo and speakers

New porta potty

New case for autopilot

New headliner

New windlass

Two new fortress anchors, with new 250 ft. rope spliced to 60 ft. of 5/16” HDG chain

New brackets for anchors

New s/s tubing on supports for bow rail

New VDO gauges and sending unit installed on diesel engines

New 1,500 watt inverter

New starboard shaft; port shaft trued

New cutlass bearings

New air horn


Bottom painted and zincs replaced

New brass clock and barometer


Interior walls in cabin and V-berth replaced with book-matched cherry wood

New dining table; new adjustable table leg

New refrigerator and new built-in cabinet in galley

New high-end s/s galley sink and faucet

New marble and onyx countertop (compass rose design) and backsplash around galley sink

New teak shelves

New flooring in cabin and V-berth; new rugs

New bathroom door and hardware

New freshwater pump and lines


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