right content

Bertram 450
(w/ 2 x 800-hp MAN D2848 LE 403 inboard diesels)

All videos and test numbers for this model are archived.

To get full access to videos, please subscribe to our pay-per-view service.


Text Size: AAA
Bertram 450 Test Video

The Bertram 450 Convertible is a luxury sportfishing boat that meets the riggers and demands of serious fisherman, while at the same time delivering comfortable cruising accommodations for everyone aboard. The 450 has a new look with rounder edges and softer lines, and much of the attention has been given to her interior.

Key Features

    Bertram’s 450 is a sportfisher loaded with all the standard features such as a prep center with sink with salt and fresh water faucets, cutting board, storage lockers and drawers. The cockpit has four rod holders, a transom insulated fish box with overboard drain, salt water washdown and much more. The 450 Convertible offers a roomy flybridge so that your whole gang of friends can all enjoy the view. Down below the 450 has a spacious salon, a galley complete with two-burner cooktop, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven and plenty of counter space. She has two private staterooms and two heads.


Bertram 450 Specifications
Length Overall 48' 3'' Dry Weight 46,305 lbs.
Beam 14' 11'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 4' 4'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 618 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 159 gal.
Deadrise/Transom Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom 6' 6'' Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 13' 5'' w/o tower Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Bertram 450 Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 700-hp CAT C12
Tested Power 2 x 800-hp MAN D2848 LE 403 inboard diesels
Opt. Power 2 x 900-hp MAN V-8 900CR

Bertram 450 Line Drawing


Bertram 450 Photo Gallery

Bertram 450 bertram450-run.jpg Bertram 450 bertram450-bridge.jpg
The 450 is beautifully designed and captivating.

The 450 Convertible delivers comfortable cruising accommodations while at the same time meeting the needs of fishermen. She offers a functional layout and can sleep up to four adults.

Plenty of seating for everyone to enjoy the view.

The 450 offers a great flybridge that has wraparound seating along with helm and companion pedestal seats. There’s also storage under the lounge seats for life vests.

Bertram 450 bertram450-salon.jpg Bertram 450 bertram450-galley.jpg
Spacious living accommodations.

The 450 offers a spacious salon that is fully carpeted and has a wraparound sofa. A dry bar and entertainment center with TV/VCR and AM/FM CD player is also standard.

The galley on the 450 offers lots of counterspace.

With this much room you can spread out the ingredients for all your great meals. You’ll feel right at home in this spacious galley that comes complete with a refrigerator/freezer, two-burner cooktop,

Bertram 450 Bertram450-master.jpg Bertram 450 bertram450line.bmp
The 450 offers luxurious sleeping accommodations.

The owner’s stateroom has a queen-size berth, hanging locker and hullside storage shelves. There’s also an entertainment center with TV/VCR and AM/FM stereo with CD player.

Bertram Bertram

Bertram 450 Captain's Report

The story behind the birth of Bertram yachts dates back to the Miami-Nassau powerboat race of 1960. On the day of the race the wind was blowing 30 knots and kicking up 8-foot seas and many of the boats turned back or ended up finishing the race the next day. Only two boats finished the race that day, a 30-foot wooden prototype designed by C. Raymond Hunt for Miami yacht broker Richard Bertram, and another V-hull boat. This one event would have a major impact on powerboating.

Richard Bertram discovered Hunt was already building these “experimental powerboats” during the 1958 America’s Cup Trials. It was a 23-foot fiberglass prototype designed to be a tender that first caught his eye as it powered through the nasty chop. He couldn’t believe his eyes as he watched this 23-footer toughing it out in 6-foot swells. Believing that Hunt was onto something bigger he had him design a 30-footer prototype for him, which he named Moppie, after his wife.

The 30 had a consistent 24-degree deadrise fore and aft that gave her great ability in rough water. It is this hull design that has stood the test of time and given motoryachts their ability to cruise in offshore conditions.

After the 1960 race, the first fiberglass 31 was created, and from there on the rest is history. In 1998 Bertram was acquired by the Ferretti Group, an Italian motoryacht manufacturer.

As the heir to the classic 43, the 450 still maintains that Bertram battlewagon profile enhanced with a subtle new flair and pleasantly surprising upgrades. The first noticeable difference is the increased flybridge seating now in a wrap around design. The helm is updated as well with cleaner lines and electronic controls. Dual helm chairs compliment the flybridge with great sight lines both for and aft.

The flybridge has a lot to offer besides a view. There’s full instrumentation right at your fingertips and a molded footrest at the helm seat to make it comfortable for the captain of the boat. There’s storage for a life raft under the stern settee. An engine package comes with system monitors with audible and visual signals for engine oil pressure, coolant, gear oil, temperatures and more.

The cockpit is slightly larger with some new features that are sure to please any owner. There’s a removable oversized fishbox in the floor and one in the transom with overboard drain. There also gunwale storage for boat hooks and gaffs. Washdowns and power receptacles are neatly hidden in side compartments and the bait prep station, freezer, and livewell remain neatly hidden under contoured hatch covers. Engine room access is just steps down from the cockpit. The engine room is slightly larger than the 43 because the generator has been moved into the space just aft of the engine room steps.

Beautifully updated and redesigned the salon hosts a number of upgrades and enhancements. At first glance the new u-shaped galley is neither down nor up but rather on a sub level keeping the steward in the salon conversation.

The galley boasts tons of new storage and good countertop space. The galley comes complete with undercounter drawer refrigerator and freezer units, two-burner cooktop, microwave oven, and plenty of cabinets to store all your appliances. Across from the galley is a new elevated wet bar with even more storage for your favorite cocktail glasses or spirits. This will undoubtedly be the captain’s new after hour lower helm station.

The L-shaped sofa and ¾ settee round out the impressive new salon with an entertainment center just to starboard inside the companionway entrance. The traditional ceiling rod storage is now located just above the galley sole.

The master is still located all the way forward and is lavishly appointed like all Bertram masters with large closets, ample storage, and elegant appointments. The master head has a new twist with a mirrored ceiling that gives the impression of a much larger facility.

The guest stateroom is located down and to starboard and features twin berths and a separate head with the same mirrored ceiling just opposite. Directly across from the guest stateroom is hallway storage and a stacked washer and dryer. The 450 is a real performer as well. Our test vessel is powered by twin MAN 620 hp diesels that produce a 33 mph cruise turning 2000 rpm and burning only 53 total gallons per hour generating a range of over 360 miles at that speed with the 528 gallon fuel cell. The top end was determined to be 39 mph turning 2400 rpm and creating a decibel level of 87. She’s quick as well with a time to plane of only 5.2 seconds.

The 450 Convertible is quite an impressive boat with great style and charisma. She’s a seaworthy sportfisher with a classic look and state-of-the art construction.

Bertram 450 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Bertram 450 is 39.2 mph (63.1 kph), burning 81.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 307.34 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Bertram 450 is 28.1 mph (45.2 kph), and the boat gets 0.66 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.28 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 377 miles (606.72 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 800-hp MAN D2848 LE 403 inboard diesels.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Bertram 450 Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
VHF Radio Standard
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard RARITAN Atlantis System
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Standard
Water Heater Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard Subzero
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Transom Door Standard
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Freezer Standard Subzero
Generator Standard
Vacuum Standard
Washer/Dryer Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Bertram 450 Warranty

Bertram 450 Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Bertram 450 Price

Bertram 450 Price
Pricing Range $1,098,425.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test numbers for this model are archived.