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This advertisement has been prepared for and posted by a private agent of the owner (vessel is no longer with Popyachts)
. Every effort has been made to fully describe the various details of the vessel which is on a private lift in Fairview Beach, Virginia. Photographs document the classic lines, restoration and performance.

The vessel is a privately owned, fully restored, 1973 Bertram 25’ Flybridge, purchased by the owner in 1998. It should be noted that the owners have invested in excess of $40,000 above its original purchase price in upgrades and restoration. Documentation of all repairs, upgrades and restoration is available for potential purchasers to review.

History of the Vessel

Since 1998, the vessel has been housed at the owner’s private deep-water lift and has been professionally winterized, shrink wrapped and stored on her lift each winter. Owners are amenable to sea trials and private dock viewing.

Mechanical and Cosmetic Restoration and the Performance of the Vessel

The Rainmaker has a V-berth with stand-up head for overnight outings. Her mechanical restoration included the installation of brand new twin Mercruiser 135 engines, outdrives and lower units whose out-of-crate installation occurred in 2004. The engines have accumulated less than 200 hours since that time. In addition, the flybridge and lower cabin helm were outfitted with all new throttle cables, steering cables and shift cables. The vessel can comfortably be controlled from either the lower helm or upper flybridge. The owner had the boat’s props properly pitched and “dialed-in” so the vessel cruises comfortably at 18kph.

The entire exterior has been professionally restored. Bertram is renowned for their high quality manufacturing standards and as such, this vessel’s hull is crafted of high-impact, multi-laminate fiberglass. After purchasing the vessel in 1993, the owners restored the vessel to “as new” condition. The original existing gel coat was professionally removed and the hull was restored with an epoxy primer coat and lustrous new top gel coat which is evident in the photos provided. This restoration included all topside, flybridge and fantail surfaces as well as all non-slip surfces of the vessel.

All of the mechanical refits and cosmetic upgrades and restoration work was performed by professional marine mechanics at the Fairview Beach Yacht Marina in King George, Virginia under strict quality control conditions. The owners are happy to provide references for the quality of the workmanship.

Asking Price: $24,500 (it should be noted that this vessel has been on the market a few years--it remains in pristine condition; however, interested parties have had difficulty obtaining financing due to her age so she remains actively for sale.

The owner has expended well in excess of $40,000 in documented upgrades and restoration beyond its original purchase price. This well-appointed vessel is a rare opportunity on the market. The owner is anxious to conduct a quick and professional sale in the Spring of 2021. The asking price has been reduced from $32,000 to $24,500 and the owner will entertain all reasonable offers. Parties interested in previewing the boat will be asked to prove financial ability to purchase vessel.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia