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What people are saying...

Quality from the beginning, one boat at the time! It can be done...

Bring back the 31 Bertram. Best boat ever made!

Hey guys, just touching base to congratulate you on the new direction and let you know that there are plenty of Bertram fans down here in Australia...

Designed and built by Americans. "Hard Core Kick Ass Sport Fishing Machines to compete with Viking, Hatteras, and the American Custom manufacturers."

All of the above.

Let me know when you launch the all-new 31. The best of luck!!!

My 1972 31 Bahia Mar is a part of my soul. The "Sun must Never Set on the Bertram Empire"!

Can't wait to see what you are coming out with first!

Four generations of Bertram owners. Kids who have grown up and know nothing else. We are pulling for you BERTRAM!

All right you took a little rest, get your breath back, Now build the boat that BERTRAM is famous for.

Bertram used to be the best boat in their class. Let's Get back there. Good Luck

Proud owner of a 1972 Bertram 31. I would love to see an "exploded" 31' in the 42' to 46' range.

Aussie Berty owner

... always had Bertram as part of my life.

Looking forward to seeing what happens! Best of luck! When you start building, contact me.

Rebuild the 20, 26,28 and 31. Previous owners and hopeful owners will flock back!

God bless America and the New Bertram Company. "Life starts at 54"

Bring back the 31' Bertram. Big cockpit, 24 degrees of deadrise.

Live up to the Brand. Best Bluewater Boat, When others stay at the dock the Bertram is on the water.

Like the plan! When's it happening? I'd make the 31', the 37' the 46', and the 54' ...over and over and over again!

I know this company can be put back where it once was.

We have intention to buy a boat!

Please get back to basics and build solid, seaworthy boats.

I am a Bertram fan and have been for many years.
Good luck with the launch!

You must re-establish the brand!

Get ya !*@& together!!

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News / Press Releases

July 31st, 2015

Fort Lauderdale-based Bertram Yacht today announced two appointments to its U.S.-based management team as it begins to roll out new-product initiatives.

Our History

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The 1960's

1960

The first Bertram 31 Moppie won the Miami-Nassau Race in the worst weather conditions in the event's history, and broke the record by four minutes.

1961

Richard Bertram back cast the original Moppie and built the first fiberglass Bertram called, Glass Moppie.

Pauline 'Moppie' Bertram christens the inaugural production Bertram 31; it is introduced to the world at the New York National Boat Show. Bertram Yacht becomes a division of the Nautec Corporation, providing capital for a larger plant, more machinery and a research and development department.

1962

Bertram opens its 25-acre plant on November 8, 1962, at 3663 N.W. 21 Street.

Richard Bertram enters Blue Moppie in the Miami Nassau Powerboat Race, placing 2nd in fleet and 1st in class.

1963

The Bertram 25 and Bertram 38 are introduced; a little brother and a big brother to the original 31.The Bertram 25 and Bertram 38 are introduced; a little brother and a big brother to the original 31.

1964

Bertram 20 is introduced with over 1,300 units produced in the first ten years. Richard Bertram leaves Bertram Yacht to concentrate on his brokerage business.

Richard Bertram became the first American to win the Italian Viareggio-Bastia-Viareggio, driving the Lucky Moppie.

1965

After winning the Cowes-Torquay and the Miami-Key West race, Richard Bertram was awarded the Sam Griffith Memorial Cup for the best performance of his career.

Richard Bertram sets the World Speed Record for diesel engines in the waters of Government Cut, Miami, Florida.

1966

Richard Bertram retires from racing.

1967

Bertram introduces the 35 and 37 Tri-Cabin.

1968

Bertram is acquired by Whittaker Corporation, which expands the Bertram factory and becomes one of the largest pleasure-boat builders in the world.

1969

Richard Bertram comes out of retirement to compete in the Miami-Nassau race driving the 32 My Moppie.

The 1970's

1970

35 Bertram Sportfisherman is introduced.

46 Bertram Sportfisherman is introduced.

Bertram 25 Sportsfisherman becomes the base for the Riva 25 Sportsfisherman Cabin Cruiser.

1971

The 1000th Bertram is built.

The Bertram 28 is introduced. This boat is built in six models and enjoyed a total production of over 2200 boats, the greatest production run in Bertram's history.

1972

Bertram factory is expanded for the second time in ten years. Bertram 20 was used as the base for the 20 Riva Rudy.

1973

Bertram starts a commercial division, building boats for law enforcement and the Coast Guard. A few 28s and 31s were even sold to Israel with a special fiberglass that would not burn.

1975

Bertram introduces the 26 Sportsfisherman and the 42 Convertible.

1977

The Bertram 58 Convertible is introduced and becomes the first production model with an aluminum superstructure.

Sea magazine called the Bertram 35 "one of the best offshore powerboats available on the market today. It's tough, well-designed, and seaworthy."

1978

The Bertram 38 Convertible is introduced in a new configuration, and even though it was considered costly, Motor Boat & Sailing said, "When the seas are building and you've still got a long way to go, the price is likely to seem downright reasonable."

1979

Richard Bertram retires.

The 1980's

1980

The Bertram 31 20th Anniversary Fly Bridge Cruiser is introduced.

1981

Bertram introduces the original Bertram 54 which went on to be the iconic high performance, luxurious sportfishing machine. The hull was often declared 'perfect' as well it should have been after the extended testing done at British Hovercraft.

Bertram completes a major expansion project which greatly increases manufacturing space, office space, and more than doubles the capacity of Bertram marina.

1983

Bertram introduces the 30 in Sportfishing and Express Cruiser versions. This boat had the performance and rough water capabilities of the 31, with more interior space, greater comfort, and air conditioning.

1984

Bertram continues to build more yachts in 42, 46, and 58 foot lengths. These yachts are built on the same hulls as their sportfisherman brothers, giving the yachtsman the luxury he wants with the blue water capabilities of the sportfisherman, 'just in case.'

The famous Bertram 38 Special is introduced at the New York Boat Show. Several actual shell casings were handed out at the show with, 'Bertram 38 Special' engraved on them.

1985

In March 1985, Whittaker sells part of its interest in Bertram and three other marine companies to Investcorp in a leveraged buyout. The transaction results in Whittaker's portfolio becoming three newly formed companies. One, Bertram Trojan, Inc., acquires the assets of the Bertram Yacht and Trojan Yacht divisions.

1986

Bertram 50 convertible debuts in 1986 and is dubbed 'the slickest Bertram yet' by Boating Magazine.

1988

In order to meet market demand, the 37 Convertible, the 43 Convertible, and the 50 Convertible are each constructed on two assembly lines and still there was a sales backlog.

1989

Bertram launches the Bertram 72 Convertible , the 'queen of the fleet' and the biggest Bertram built for over two decades.

The 1990's

1990

Bertram introduces the Bertram 60 convertible, the first of the truly fast big Bertrams.

1993

The 36 Moppie and the 46 Moppie are introduced at the 1993 Miami International Boat Show.

1994

The newly designed Bertram 30 Moppie is introduced, and was designed to appeal to cruisers and fishermen.

1995

The Bertram 46 Moppie is introduced, and was capable of speeds faster than 37 knots. This model was well suited to tournament fishing and/or Med-style cruising.

Bertram redesigns the 54 convertible interior but, to the relief of many, Bertram assures enthusiasts that 'there was not a single change in the 54 convertible hull, because you don't change perfection.'

1998

Bertram Yacht is purchased by Ferretti S.p.A., one of the world's foremost motor yacht manufacturers.

1999

The newly designed Bertram 390 is introduced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, representing the first model to showcase the new refined styling.

The 2000's

2000

Richard Bertram passes away at the age of 84. Boating Magazine names the new Bertram 450 convertible 'Boat of the Year.'

Norberto Ferretti unveils his fully restored 1974 Bertram 31 Sportfisherman (hull #1450) Eagle's King at the conclusion of the dealers meeting in Cattolica, Italy.

2001

The revolutionary Bertram 670 convertible debuts at Bertram-Hatteras Shootout XXI.

2002

Bertram 570 convertible debuts, offering innovative designs while keeping the hull characteristics of the Bertram 54. Bertram 670 enclosed fly bridge is introduced.

2004

Bertram 570 'Tangles in Blue' wins overall title for the Bahamas Billfish Championship tournament series. Bertram 630 enclosed bridge is introduced.

2005

Bertram 360 Open and Express are introduced at Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

2006

Bertram captures Bertram-Hatteras Shootout XXVII after ten years. Bertram is named Manufacturer of the Year by the South Florida Manufacturer's Association.

2007

Bertram gains NMMA certification.

2008

Bertram 540 is introduced, and is the first Bertram to have an aft galley.

2010

Bertram 800 is introduced. It is the largest Bertram ever constructed in the company's history.

Bertram captures Bertram-Hatteras Shootout XXX.

2011

Bertram celebrates its 50th Year Anniversary.

2012

Bertram opens its Merritt Island Facility

2015

Bertram was acquired by a 54' Bertram owner and he has given a mandate that the brand be returned to its American Roots.





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