MELINA

1994 60' BERTRAM

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This is truly a one of a kind 60 Bertram.  Re-powered with 16V 2000’s, she is an animal, and fast as a sailfish.  Re-powering was overseen by Lee Dana, one of Bertram Yachts longtime engineers. 


Melina is tricked out for tournament fishing and has a proven record.  If you want to own  one of Bertram’s greatest custom sport fishing boats, this one takes the trophy.

Overview

History

“MELINA” began as a production Bertram 60 Convertible. 

 The owner has spared no cost upgrading this vessel: upgraded all navigation electronics, reconfigured and upgraded the interior, re-powered with new engines, marine gears, and new generators.  She has very low hours on the main engines and generators since 2008.  New shafts, struts, propellers, shaft logs, rudders and rudder ports have been renewed in the past several years as well.  

The interior was reconfigured and significantly upgraded in 2007.  The most notable upgrade was the destruction of the galley down arrangement and converting the space into a custom Tackle Room.  The galley is now in the forward salon area and has solid surfacing counter tops, refinished cabinets, wet bar, and new appliances.

The tackle room is a one of a kind custom space that securely stores the extensive collection of professional Bill and Tuna fishing equipment.  The reflection from the phenolic mirror material creates the appearance of a much larger area.  

The head spaces were renovated and upgraded with new marine grade toilets, solid surfacing, wall coverings and overhead coverings during 2007.  The soles are Teak and Holly.  New black water holding system and all hoses have also been renewed.  The current configuration and finish is only found in one of a kind, high quality, custom yacht.

The vessels exterior was professional prepared and painted in 2015 at American Custom Yachts.  The vessels superstructure is white with blue feature stripes that match the hull coating of dark blue.  The hull was previously light blue.  The transom and raised fiberglass toe rail have been coated using an Air Teak or similar coating system and significantly adds to the visual appeal of the vessel.

The vessel was repowered in 2008 by Jarrett Bay Boat Works Inc. which consisted of removing the original V16-92DDC 1450 hp engines and installing new M91 2000 MTU/DDC 1,800 HP engines, controls, and new marine gears.  The running gear was upgraded to accommodate new 3.5” Aqua Met 22HS shafting that was required to accommodate the 1,800 horse power engines with ZF 2070A 2.25:1 marine gears.  Mr. Lee Dana Engineered the running gear requirements.  New Veem Interceptor propellers were sized, purchased and installed to efficiently utilize the upgrade in horse power.  New Onan EQD generators were installed.  New LIVOS ventilation system installed.  New DC wiring, batteries, & switching  renewed as well. 

The combined mechanical, interior refit, exterior painting, and tower hard top has converted this vessel into a highly customized Bertram 60 convertible into a one of a kind custom sport fishing vessel capable of a top speed of 41.5 knots.  

Exterior

MELINA is a raised foredeck, stepped sheer, salon house with fly bridge superstructure sport fishing motor yacht constructed by Bertram Yacht of Miami Florida.

  • Custom aluminum pipe weld constructed full tower with upper station above the flybridge fitted with a custom fiberglass fabricated sole in 2008
  • Custom fiberglass hard top over the fly bridge fitted with recessed LED lighting and custom SST teaser reels new in 2007
  • The fly bridge is enclosed with an EZ2CY custom five panel enclosure new in 2007
  • There are new high quality marine vinyl bolsters white in color with blue beading installed 2015
  • The fly bridge helm is fitted with modern navigational equipment designed for optimal offshore sport Bill and Tuna fishing
  • The helm console was custom built in 2008 and a custom display panel with engine function monitors, switching and indicator lights for high water, bilge pumps and navigation light controls installed
  • A set of Rupp Hydraulic 18904 big gun out riggers were installed by Bausch American Inc. in 2012
  • The helm area has two Release Marine Teak helm chairs equipped with foot pedestals, slides and rotational bases installed in 2014
  • Exterior was professionally finished with new paint 2015 at American Custom Yachts
  • The paint is of the highest quality with no apparent sags, runs, orange peels or any other abnormalities
  • The superstructure is painted white with dark blue feature stripes
  • The main deck and cockpit are painted white
  • The hull is painted dark blue
  • The raised toe rail has been finished with a teak color as has the transom
  • The original factory aluminum bumper system was upgraded to a phenolic high impact white fender system provided by High Tide Marine in 2007
  • The cockpit sole and covering boards are covered with teak and look new
  • There is a transom door with hinged upper opening on the starboard side to allow boating of large fish
  • There is a Release Marine Teak 120# fighting chair equipped with a rocket launcher and mounted with an offset 4” polished SST pedestal installed new in 2014
  • Forward cockpit is configured with machinery space access door, water supplied bait rigging sink area, below tackle locker drawers, built in bait freezer and live well
  • The after cockpit area under the deck is fitted with a large capacity fish box with removable hinged hatches
  • The perimeter of the cockpit is equipped with new high quality marine grade white bolsters with blue beading in 2015

 

Salon

  • Salon refitted in 2007
  • Salon cabinetry  refinished with teak trim in 2007
  • Port seating area reupholstered in 2007 and in like-new condition
  • Murray Brothers custom inlay highly finished table with removable top to allow storage - 2007
  • Overhead fitted with a high quality beige vinyl removable panel system - 2014
  • Custom built-in hidden 6 rod storage area in the overhead - 2007.
  • Custom access removable panel with entry to the fly bridge helm from the interior that allows maintenance in inclement weather - 2014
  • Salon sole fitted with a deep pile beige carpet - 2014
  • Guy Harvey “Heaviest Blue Marlin" trophy in forward starboard bulkhead
  • Flat screen Sharp LC 32 GC6 TV secured using custom built top mount bracketing
  • Direct TV receiver system located in cabinet under TV
  • New LED recessed lighting - 2014

Galley

  • Complete refit
  • Recessed Kenyon 2 burner Eurokera cooktop
  • Miele restaurant-grade espresso machine stored in the port storage cabinet
  • Sharp R55T8-F micro wave oven
  • GE Monogram SST refrigerator/freezer unit located below the bar top installed in 2007
  • GE Monogram ice maker below the bar installed in 2007
  • GE Monogram SST refrigerator/freezer located under the forward counter top
  • Teak & holly sole installed in 2007
  • LED recessed lighting installed in 2014

Tackle Room

  • Custom built one of a kind tackle room constructed in the location of the original galley down configuration, removed in 2007 
  • Compartment equipped with a custom glass locking door, inscribed with the Bertram Yacht logo and vessel's name “Melina”, Bertram Tackle Room
  • The overhead and walls are covered with a phenolic type mirror surface that reflects all the equipment stored within
  • Locker equipped with custom built teak rod & reel racks
  • New LED recessed lighting installed in 2014

Master Stateroom

  • Master Stateroom completely refitted in 2014
  • Queen berth refitted with cherry veneer 
  •  New carpet
  • Overhead - new padded marine grade vinyl beige panels
  • New LED recessed lighting installed in 2014

Master Stateroom Head

  • Master Stateroom head refitted in 2007 
  • The head is in like-new condition as is vanity sink 
  • Bulkheads refitted in 2014 with new padded marine grade vinyl beige panels

VIP Stateroom

  • New LED recessed lights were installed in 2014
  • The VIP stateroom original configuration of a center-line queen bunk and cabinetry refurbished in 2012.
  • Rich cherry finish veneer
  • 2 upper custom built bunks
  • Coverings & overhead are of a high-grade marine beige vinyl

VIP Stateroom Head

  • Wall coverings  high grade marine material in like-new condition
  • Sole is finished with teak and holly
  • Custom built-in shower stall with glass door, & sink vanity 

Crew/Guest Stateroom

  • The wall coverings renewed in 2008
  • Recessed overhead LED lighting installed in 2014

Guest Head

  • Completely renovated in 2007
  • Bulkheads & overhead finished with a high quality marine grade covering
  • Built in shower stall with custom door
  • Marine grade toilet
  • Sole finished in teak and holly

Placecards

  • Oil discharge & garbage disposal located in the machinery space

Electronics New - 2016

  • Complete Outrigger Camera System 
  • KVH TV and Phone 
  • WiFi and Cell 
  • TV's throughout 
  • Complete Garmin Package 

Electrical Systems

Starboard Generator:
Make:Cummins EQD Onan Marine
Model:17MDKBP-5183C
Serial Number:L070141620
Output:17 Kva
Voltage:120/240 AC
Hours:744.50
Installed new in 2008

Port Generator:
Make:Cummins EQD Onan Marine
Model:17MDKBP-5183C
Serial Number:L070141621
Output:17 Kva
Voltage:120/240 AC
Hours:830.80     
Installed new in 2008

  • Alternating Current (VAC)
  • Shore Inlet 50 amp 240 VAC
  • Main Electrical Distribution Panel starboard aft salon
  • Voltage 120/240 VAC
  • Main Circuit Protection Double pole circuit breakers engine room and main panel
  • Branch Circuit Protection Double pole circuit breaker
  • Generator 1 main circuit protection Double pole circuit breaker
  • Generator 2 main circuit protection Double pole circuit breaker 
  • Meters AC amps, volts and main panel
  • Conductors Thermoplastic encapsulated mult-stand copper with three conductor boat cable rating at 600 V 105C dry 75C wet rating
  • Direct Current (VDC)
  • Voltage 24 VDC with 12 volt batteries installed in series for 24VDC use
  • Main Engine start per engine 2 deep cycle maintenance free batteries group 31 1200 amp MCA 1550  Amp
  • Generator start per unit 1 deep cycle maintenance free batteries group 31 1200 amp MCA 1550 Amp
  • 24 VAC marine converter Raritan Crown 2B
  • 24 VAC marine converter Sentry 24V 40 amp battery charger
  • Battery equalizer Vanner volt master 60-50A high frequency balanced battery equalizer (2)
  • Main circuit protection Main disconnect switches in the machinery space
  • Branch circuit protection Single Pole circuit breakers at main panel
  • Conductors Thermoplastic encapsulated battery cable and thermoplastic encap

Upgrades

  • 200k Garmin refit 2016, all electronics, Latham cams, VSAT, HDTV, cell phone and extended Wi-Fi network, Custom dash installation
  • Hydraulic Rupp Tournament (Big) Riggers 2015
  • New release fighting & helm chairs - 2016
  • New heads, plumbing fixtures, & holding tank - 2017
  • New LED lighting throughout with dimmers and new headliner - 2016
  • Transom and toe rail new faux finish - 2016
  • Master VIP done 2015, new bunks and Veem spare prop storage, bamboo mattresses
  • Eskimo Ice Machine installed - 2015
  • Galley moved from below to main salon in 2005, existing galley converted into tackle room
  • Salon A/C replaced 2016 with new units installed in conditioned areas of salon
  • New bridge opening into salon ceiling 20" x 72" above Velcro head liner provides stand up access to all bridge electronics
  • Entire vessel repainted in 2016. Hull is AlexSeal Peppermint Blue Metallic, topside white, under hardtop light ice blue, transom and toe Raik faux paint, white gold leaf lettering 
  • All bilges painted in 2017

Other Features

  • Engines are T-MTU 16V 2000 with 1700 hrs - New in 2008
  • MTU engine warranty until Aug 2018
  • Generators are Onan 21 KW x 2 - New in 2008
  • 2 release helm chairs - 2016
  • Release fighting chair with standoff - 2016
  • 3 Latham cameras 2 on riggers, one centerline
  • Rupp tournament “Big Rig” outriggers
  • Salon AC’s replaced and moved out of the flybridge & into salon -2014
  • New Veem props stowed under bunk in master
  • Eskimo ice machine
  • Frameless windows done at American Custom Yachts $50,000 - 2014
  • Underwater lights - 2014
  • LED lights throughout

Contact Information

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MORGAN BERTRAM AT 954.614.2087.
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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. This listing is courtesy of a MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.