Phantom of the Aqua

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Name: Phantom of the Aqua
Builder: BERTRAM
Model: Aft Cabin
Length: 42' 0" (12m)
Beam: 14' 8" (4.47m)
Year Built / Refit: 1980
Engines: 2 x Detroit Diesel 671TI
Staterooms: 2
Flag: United States
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Phantom of the Aqua is a 1980 Bertram 42’ aft Cabin Cruiser. This beautify maintained motor cruiser has and is perfect for doing the “Great Loop”. The hull, decks, mechanical's, electronics and interior all in great condition. The custom joinery and upgraded cabinetry sets this Bertram apart from the others.   

Boat Name
Phantom of the Aqua
LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 20 ft 0 in
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: 671TI
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 2100
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 450 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Detroit 
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: 671TI
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 2100
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 450 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Aluminum (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (200 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (40 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Computer - Nav Center - Mircosoft
VHF - 2 units
Navigation center
TV set
Inside Equipment
Deep freezer
Air conditioning
Electric head
Hot water
Marine head - Forward head works - need to be replaced
Microwave oven
Electrical Equipment
Inverter - 2000 Watts
Generator - Kolar 8 kw 2,500 hrs
Shore power inlet - 50 Amps
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder
Davits - Tender Platform
Tender - 9' tender
Electric windlass
Bimini Top

General Description

Approaching “Phantom” the curb appeal of this cruiser is evident with its “looper” bridge height and beautiful lines. On the stern it has a roller tender platform that has a 2012 - 9’ tender with a 15-hp. engine on it, making this vessel a true pleasure to explore and travel on.

 Once on board the easy to walk around side decks that leads forward to a bow. A windlass with its ground tackle of 100’ of chain and 150’ of line and a Northill and Fortess anchors are contained on the railed bowsprit on the bow. The foredeck offers a great place for enjoying the trip, sunning or just entertaining with its long cushioned molded lounger.

Heading back to the cockpit the sense of safety is there with high side board and mid height continuous rails.

Entering this large cockpit, there is plenty of room for a set of deck chairs and table. the lower helm station is easily accessible and provides a very comfortable place to run the boat in weather.

The ladder is on the port side leading to a large flybridge.

The companionway leads to a spacious bright salon with an updated hardwood sole and headliners and very comfortable settee. The galley has modern cabinetry with plenty of storage.

The aft cabin is beautiful with custom built-ins, walk around queen size bed and ensuite head with shower. Forward area has a separate head and a roomy “V” Berth with plenty of storage.

Power Plant


2 - Detroit 671 TI 

The Starboard engine has 2,100 hours

The Port had a total rebuilt in 2008 - 400 hours.

  • New Pistons,sleeves, hoses etc.

Cruises at 16 knts. - 24 gls/hr burn,  8 knts. - 12 gls/hr burn

Fuel capacity: 2 tanks, Fiberglas:  200 gls . each - total of 400

average 200 range 

Fresh Water: 1 tank - Aluminum: 120 gls.

Holding tank: 1 tank - Plastic: 40 gls.


Electrical System Upgraded 2018

Generator: Kolar 8 kW 2,500 hours


2 - D8's (starters)

6- 12V barrteries



Magic Chief Gas oven 3 burner stove


Stainless steel sink

Area to fix 28" refrigerator

 12 gls hot water tank

 Central Vacuum Center


Navigational at both Helms

Navigational Laptop with Window 10 software with charts for the Great Loop



 2 - VHF radios



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.