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1987 Bertram 37 Convertible


Pensacola, Florida, United States
  • 2 Staterooms
  • 1 Heads
  • 2 Engines

1987 37 Bertram Convertible “Ridgeback”. In the 80’s Bertram Yachts led the sportfishing industry with many innovative designs paving the way for the modern sportfish convertible. The excellent seakeeping ability of a Bertram is well-known around the globe by all serious sport fishermen. “RIDGEBACK” is a proven tournament winner with a long-standing pedigree along the Gulf Coast. Originally owned by Don Phillips, a Pensacola Big Game fishing club member and known as the “Heather D” this 37 Convertible brought many game winners to the scales over the years. The tradition continued when she became “RIDGEBACK” catching game winners in some of the Gulf Coast’s most prestigious tournaments such as the Emerald Coast Billfish Classic. “RIDGEBACK” was repowered during her “Heather D” days with Yanmar In-line 6-Cylinder 6LY2A-STP 440 hp main engines and upgraded with a MAS Power 8kW generator. Equipped to fish the most remote locations in the Gulf of Mexico “RIDGEBACK” is sure to help you find a game winner on your next fishing adventure.

  • Last updated Feb 19th, 2024


Quick Specs

Country: United States
Category: Sport Fishing
Model: 37 Convertible
Model Year: 1987


Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Sleeps: 6

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 37 ' (11.28M)
Beam: 13' 3" (3M)


Fuel Capacity: 465 G. 1760 L.
Water Capacity: 100 G. 378 L.
Holding Tank: G. L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Model: 6LY2A-STP
Engine Year: 2010
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 440
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3,200
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Model: 6LY2A-STP
Engine Year: 2010
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 440
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3,200
Engine Location: Starboard


Notable Options, Electronics and Recent Upgrades

  • Repowered with Yamar 6LY2A-STP In-Line 6 Cylinder 440hp Main Engines, with approximately 3,200 hours
  • MAS Power 8kW Generator with 4,500 original hours
  • New LED underwater lights
  • New salon subfloor with sound and thermal barrier
  • Custom stairs built for engine room entry
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch 12” Screen Multi-Function Display, Chartplotter, Fishfinder, Radar
  • Raymarine 24nm Ray Dome Closed Array Radar
  • New Carpet in Salon
  • New Custom Corain countertops with dripless edge
  • New 12v Head with built in macerator
  • New Corian vanity countertop and sink in Head
  • 2020 New foredeck and nonskid
  • 2019 Cockpit refit and repaint.
  • 2020 New digital charging system and charging system wiring installed
  • Fuel polished annually
  • 2018 Genset deck refitted and repainted under cockpit, New sea strainer bracket built and installed
  • 2022 wheels balanced at Intercoastal Propeller digitally balanced


  • Air conditioning, reverse cycle
  • Air horn, 12V comp
  • Alarm System, fire, bilge, oil pressure and engine temp, gear oil temp and exhaust cooling
  • Anchor 22 lb
  • Anchor chocks and deck pipe to locker
  • Anchor line, nylon, ¾” x 200’
  • Bottom paint, black, anti-fouling
  • Bow rail, aluminum with burgee staff and burgee
  • Chine, feature and FB stripes, black with silver accent stripes
  • Chocks, stern
  • Cleats (2) foredeck, (2) stern, and (4) springline
  • Combinations bow chock and navigation light
  • Dock lines (4), nylon, (2) ½” x 25’, (2) 1/2” x 40’
  • Ensign, pole and socket
  • Fire extinguishers, (3) portable
  • For bell
  • Generator 8kW diesel
  • Life Jackets (6)
  • Navigation lights, international
  • Ring buoy
  • Thermal and acoustical insulation
  • Windows, tinted safety glass


  • Ball sea cocks on all thru-hull fittings
  • Bilge pumps (4), automatic
  • Dual Halon fire extinguishing system (1) manual, (1) automatic / manual
  • Dual lever engine controls
  • Engine compartment blower (3)
  • Flush-mounted struts and rudder ports
  • Fresh water cooling, main engines and generator diesel
  • Fuel shut-off valves
  • Hot water heater, 120V AC, 20 gallons
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Manganese bronze underwater hardware
  • Mufflers, fiberglass
  • Raw water sea strainers
  • Stainless steel propeller shafts
  • Transom zincs
  • Trim tabs, flush mount, electro-hydraulic
  • Vibration mounts, all engines
  • Water inlet, dockside supply
  • Water pressure system, electric


  • Batteries, (4) with paralleling device
  • 120V AC 50 amp, shore service inlet and 50’ shore cord, Port and Starboard
  • Converter, automatic, 40 amp
  • Copper ground screen
  • Engine room DC lighting
  • Electrical bonding system
  • Electronic power supply, flybridge 12V, 60amp, 10 circuit


  • New Carpeting throughout
  • Foam-backed vinyl-covered bulkheads with oak trim
  • Micro blinds


  • AC and DC lighting, AC outlets (2)
  • Aft bulkhead with sliding door
  • Cocktail table with benches
  • Convertible lounge, L-shaped
  • Electrical distribution panel
  • Headliner, foam-backed suede
  • Rod storage in overhead
  • Screens on slide windows
  • Stereo, AM/FM/ cassette with speakers
  • Television set


  • Cooktop, 2 burners
  • AC outlet (1), GFCI
  • Dish locker
  • Freezer, AC, under counter
  • Single-lever hot and cold faucet
  • Stainless steel sink with cutting board cover

Guest Stateroom

  • Berths, upper and lower, with coverlets and shams
  • DC lighting
  • Entrance from companionway with sliding door
  • Hanging locker, cedar lined
  • Overhead suede


  • China sink with single-lever faucet
  • Circulating fan
  • DC lighting, AC outlet, GFCI
  • Shower stall with folding door and seat. Automatic sump pump
  • Toilet, Galley Maid
  • Vanity with locker storage under sink and mirrored cabinet

Master Stateroom

  • DC lighting, AC outlet
  • Double berth with coverlets and shams
  • Drawer storage under berth
  • Hanging locker, cedar lined
  • Padded suede hull sides with shelves
  • Rope locker
  • Stereo with speakers
  • Television
  • Vanity with mirror
  • Ventilating hatch and skylight, with screen


  • Coaming padding
  • Cockpit boarding lights, DC
  • Cockpit sole, fiberglass
  • Cockpit step, port, and starboard mount
  • Overhead lighting, DC
  • Reinforcement for fighting chair
  • Scuppers thru hull side
  • Stowage lockers port and starboard with hinged doors
  • Teak step pads, covering board
  • Transom door and gate


  • Compass, 5”
  • Electronics and or storage lockers (2)
  • Full instrument console with weather-protected gauges and switches
  • Helm and companion seats
  • Hinged Plexiglas cover on chart flat
  • Padded coaming
  • Safety rail and ladder
  • Seating for four
  • Stereo speakers with volume control
  • Tinted Plexiglas Spray shield


Owner’s Personal Items and Effects

Broker's Remarks

“RIDGEBACK” is an excellent example of the evolution of the early sport fisherman. In her golden years, she would be an excellent platform for a fishing charter boat operation. If you are looking for an affordable and reliable boat to get out on the water and make a living fishing, then look no further. Give me a call to discuss the details of “RIDGEBACK”.


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.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.