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Date December 06, 2017

A Place Like No Other: Tropic Star Lodge - Pinas Bay, Panama

Photo Credit: Guy Harvey via Tropic Star Lodge If you haven't visited Tropic Star Lodge , it should definitley be number one on your bucket list....

By Allison Reis

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Date November 15, 2017

How to properly fight a fish in a fighting chair

By Allison Reis

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Date November 14, 2017

Built with Craftsmanship and Precision

By Allison Reis

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Date November 08, 2017

Marlin Magazine Reviews the 35'

It's always a pleasure to have Editor Sam White, from Marlin Magazine, aboard a Bertram. Click here for a full review.

By Allison Reis

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Date September 05, 2017

Hurricane Prep Tips for Boaters

As Floridians begin preparing for the potential landfall of hurricane Irma, boaters have more concerns than just protecting their homes. Severe weather...

By Allison Reis

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Date August 30, 2017

HOW YOU CAN HELP - Hurricane Harvey Relief

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF: HOW YOU CAN HELP As a Florida-based yard, we know all too well the pain of weather disaster, especially its effect onthe...

By Allison Reis

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Date August 28, 2017

Crew's trek to secret spot leads to big win in fishing tournament

‘A pretty fine little area’: Crew’s trek to secret spot leads to big win in fishing tournament BY GREGG HOLSHOUSER The Sun News...

By Allison Reis

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Date August 17, 2017

Bertram Helps Promote Cancer Research with Donation to PJ Aldridge Foundation at White Marlin Open 2017

Bertram Yachts presented $1,000 donation to the PJ Aldridge Foundation, Saturday, during the White Marlin Open 2017 awards ceremony, to help raisefunds...

By Allison Reis

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Date August 17, 2017

SNEAK PEAK: Bertram 60

SNEAK PEAK: Bertram 60. Full Article You won’t find me arguing about it: the rebirth of Bertram Yachts is one hell of a story. With the Bertram...

By Allison Reis

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Date July 24, 2017

POWER & MOTORYACHT, July 2017 issue: Return of Legend

Full article , POWER MOTORYACHT, July 2017 issue By Capt. Bill Pike Return of a Legend Bertram is back with a powerful, seamlessly built...

By Allison Reis

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Date July 19, 2017

Marlina's Transom Paint Job

By Allison Reis

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Date June 26, 2017

The New 60 Hull Sees Her First Light of Day

Hello Insiders, Kids are out of school now, so that means a lighter commute to work, there is no food in the fridge when I get home and its...

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Date June 18, 2017

Forever Original

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Date June 16, 2017

Snapper Season Reopens for the Gulf!

GET THOSE RODS BACK OUT...2017 SNAPPER SEASON REOPENS JUNE 16 It’s a happy day for recreational anglers. The United States Department of Commerce...

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Date November 29, 2016

A Profile of Michael Gruner's 20 & 28

Photo: The Bertram 20, Sea For Three Plus Stacey. I was a two Bertram boat owner for a little while. My dad back bought a 1968 20-foot BertramBahia...

By Michael Gruner

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Date November 13, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Targeting Blackfin Tuna

The blackfin tuna may be the most commonly available of the edible tuna species as it swims in most temperate southern waters where literally thousands...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date October 27, 2016

A Profile of Bob Norton Jr’s 31

To the left is my 1964 soft top Bertram 31 Express Cruiser, now named Dalmatian. I purchased the boat in Newburyport, Massachusetts, then trailered...

By Bob Norton Jr

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Date October 24, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: The End Game

When fighting a big fish from the cockpit, you need to have a clear plan about how that fight will ultimately be resolved. That leaves you with two choices:...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date October 04, 2016

A Profile of Pete Fallon's 31

After owning a 1961 31' Express Cruiser (Hull # 186 lay-up date 12-13-1961) for 37 years and re-doing the entire boat from bow to stern, I am very familiar...

By Pete Fallon

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Date September 30, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Gear up for Sailfish Season

(Part 3 of 3) In Part Two of this discussion, we briefly touched on kite fishing as one of many methods for targeting South Florida wintertime sailfish....

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date September 28, 2016

Q&A with Caterpillar’s South Florida marine engine sales consultant: Brian Fowler

Anglers Journal editor at large John Brownlee posed a few questions recently to Brian Fowler, Caterpillar’s South Florida marine engine salesconsultant...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date September 21, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Gear up for Sailfish Season

(Part 2 of 3) Photo: Live goggleyes are rigged using a rigging needle pulling a floss loop through the bait’s back, to which a circle hookis...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date September 20, 2016

A Profile of Gert Jan van Leest's 37

As you might know I am a Dutchman, with a love for Bertram. This started when I was younger and did a lot of regatta sailing in the Med. That’s...

By Gert Jan van Leest

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Date September 15, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Gear up for Sailfish Season

(Part 1 of 3) As winter approaches, many fishermen from the northeast flock to south Florida to avoid the coming chill, joining the thousands of us...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date September 08, 2016

A Profile of Stewart Hehenberger's 31

My grandfather, Robert "Doc” Hehenberger, is the original owner of a 31 Bertram named Bojo. He bought the boat new in 1961 and it is still in my...

By Stewart Hehenberger

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Date August 30, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Stand or Sit?

Photo: A fighting chair lets you apply more pressure to a big fish but many people prefer fishing stand-up gear. When targeting large pelagic fish...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date August 26, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Organize Your Cockpit to Catch More Fish

Photo: A well organized, clutter-free cockpit will help immensely when it comes time to land or release a big fish. Different boats obviously have...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date August 15, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Using The Boat To Catch Big Fish Faster

Photo credit: Richard "Gibby" Gibson Many captains think the only method for chasing down big fish involves backing down in hot pursuit at high speed,...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date August 12, 2016

A Profile of Louis Sougne's 37 by Capt. Olaf Grimkowski

Capt. Olaf Grimkowski charter fishes aboard the 37-foot Bertram Nola in the Azores islands out of the port of Horta, on the island of Faial. Grimkowski...

By Capt. Olaf Grimkowski

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Date August 10, 2016

Q&A with noted Naval Architect and Boat Designer: Michael Peters

Photo: Power Motoryacht Magazine Anglers Journal editor-at-large John Brownlee recently caught up with noted naval architect and boat designer Michael...

By Bertram Yachts

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Date August 08, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Monofilament vs. Braid

Photo: Nylon monofilament still comes in handy for casting tackle and in trolling situations. Braided fishing line has revolutionized the fishingworld,...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date August 05, 2016

A Profile of Dug Stowe's 31

I had always admired the lines of the Bertram 31, however a neighbor of mine purchased one in the early 90’s and did a full on renovation. Oneday...

By Dug Stowe

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Date August 03, 2016

Yacht Rescue in Panama

A Queen’s Ransom During the early ’90s, Colón, Panama, was a veritable den of cutthroats and thieves. Could a small bandof...

By Capt. Bill Pike

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Date August 01, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Wind-on Leaders vs. Snap Swivels

Photo: Wind-ons allow for more complete control. Note the spliced section of orange braid wound onto the reel. When big-game fishing, heavy leaders...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date July 27, 2016

A Profile of Pasquale Petrera’s 31 Bahia Mar

Since I was a kid growing up in Long Island I always loved the lines of the 31 Bertram and always wanted to have one one day. I prefer quality bulletproof...

By Pasquale Petrera

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Date July 25, 2016

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Fishing a Loose vs. a Tight Outrigger Pin

Slow trolling with live bait has become a popular way to fish, especially in the southeast US. Fishing live baits off the outriggers can be quite effective...

By Capt. John Brownlee

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Date July 13, 2016

Gov. Scott Announces Bertram LLC Picks Florida for Intl. Headquarters; Will Add 140 jobs

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Bertram LLC will establish its international headquarters in Tampa and create 140 new jobs...

By Governor's Press Office

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Date June 27, 2016

Eye To Eye

Dear Bertram Insider, Obviously I love to fish and dive and my wife knows it, but I think she is growing tired of these “chance of a lifetime”...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date June 17, 2016

Bertram Yachts Unveils Plans for the New Bertram 58 Convertible At the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Iconic American boat builder Bertram Yachts announced at a press conference held today at the Palm Beach International Boat Show that it will followthe...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date June 10, 2016

Bahamas Bertram Adventure

The author and his family take advantage of unemployment and embark on an amazing journey. By John Brownlee In the spring of 2005, I found myself...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date June 08, 2016

Q&A with Bertram's Vice President of Production: Earl Blackwell

Earl Blackwell, Bertram’s Vice President of Production, had a conversation with Anglers Journal editor-at-large and Bertram owner John Brownlee...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date June 06, 2016

Bertram's Destination of the Week: Marina Pez Vela, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Photo Credit: loca4motion Sunset in the ancient city of Antigua in southern Guatemala. The small city is surrounded by volcanoes. The Pacific coast...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date June 03, 2016

Bertram Tales

The first time Pierre Pierce took out his machine gun it was almost the last thing he ever did. As told by Pierre Pierce Back in the mid ’80s...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date May 26, 2016

Did you miss the launch of the new Bertram 35?

Looking at the pictures, you may just think that you missed the launch of our new Bertram 35 in Maine. Don’t fret! Although we are well on...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date May 25, 2016

Q&A with Bertram Product Development Manager: Tommy Thompson

In this edition of the Bertram Master Class Series posting every Wednesday, Anglers Journal Editor-at-Large John Brownlee posed a few questions to Capt....

By Bertram Yacht

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Date May 24, 2016

Bertram’s Destination of the Week: Nantucket, Massachusetts

After twenty-two years together, Nantucket continues to seduce the author. That’s just fine with him. BY GEORGE SASS JR Photo credit:Grant...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date May 18, 2016

Q&A with Bertram CEO: Peter Truslow

In the first edition of the Bertram Master Class Series posting every Wednesday, Anglers Journal Editor-at-Large John Brownlee recently posed a few questions...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date May 17, 2016

Please, pass the Mutter

Dear Bertram Insider, After traveling back and forth regularly to visit our new 35 under construction, I’ve come to realize that in New England...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date May 16, 2016

Bertram’s Destination of The Week: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

Known as the “Hub of Abaco,” Marsh Harbour makes a perfect base to explore, cruise and fish the fabulous Abaco islands of the Bahamas....

By Bertram Yacht

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Date May 10, 2016

Bertram Yachts Names Peter Truslow its Chief Executive Officer

Former EdgeWater President Brings Brand-Building Experience to New Role Iconic American boat builder Bertram Yachts is delighted to announce that...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date May 10, 2016

Bertram's Destination of the Week: Port Mansfield, Texas

Some people love the excitement and adventure of offshore fishing while others favor the peaceful backwaters and the challenge of casting to a tailing...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date May 02, 2016

Bertram's Destination of the Week: Islamorada, Florida

Ok, so I’m not objective about Islamorada. After all, these are me home waters, and for a committed boating and fishing family like ours, it’s...

By John Brownlee

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Date April 25, 2016

Bertram's Destination of the Week: Outer Banks, North Carolina

North Carolina’s Outer Banks have played host to some of the most famous seafarers in history, be they the rescue men of the lifesaving stations...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date April 15, 2016

Profile In Courage

When the tsunami hit northeast Japan in 2011, a Bertram 57 was washed out to sea. Here’s how her passionate owner rescued her. By CAPT. Bill Pike...

By Capt. Bill Pike

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Date April 12, 2016

Bertram’s Destination of the Week: Staniel Cay, Exuma, Bahamas

The Exuma chain of islands offers some of the best cruising and fishing anywhere. With hundreds of islands to explore, it’s perfect territory for...

By Bertram Yachts

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Date April 07, 2016

Measure once, cut twice?

Dear Bertram Insider, No, I’ve not permanently taken over Tommy’s sacred duties of keeping the Bertram faithful informed. I just neededto...

By Susan Davids

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Date April 06, 2016

Our Picks: Top 20 Waterfront Bars

Most boaters out there have saddled up to a fair share of waterfront bars. We decided to poll our staff for their favorites. The 20 most popular responses...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date April 05, 2016

Solitary Team

Bertram owner Carlos Bentos, who once sat atop the billfishing world, is aging with grace. By Angus Phillips Originally Published in Anglers Journal...

By Bertram Yachts

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Date April 04, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Concerns increase over warming-water effect on fish

In Washington state, biologists expect a paltry coho salmon run this fall. Squid virtually disappeared from Southern California waters this winter.Lobster...

By Bertram Yachts

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Date March 10, 2016

Details...details...details!

Dear Bertram Insider, During the recent Miami Boat Show, I kept hearing the same request over and over from Bertram enthusiasts. “Tell us more...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date January 22, 2016

Driven by Excellence

As many Bertram enthusiasts know, we built more than 1,800 31s over a 25-year period. Maybe it’s new technology and building techniques, but it...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date January 15, 2016

All Star Game

Happy New Year Bertram Insider, I hope your holiday was enjoyable as mine. In between spending time with my family, I also got to spend a lot of time...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date December 23, 2015

Good Things Really Do Come in Small Packages

Season Greetings Bertram Insider, Before we break for the holidays to spend precious time with family and friends, I wanted to take a moment and thank...

By Susan Davids

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Date November 30, 2015

Bertram Yacht Reveals Stunning New Bertram 35

Fort Lauderdale-based Bertram Yacht revealed its first new model under the ownership of industrialist and yachting enthusiast Beniamino Gavio. The Bertram...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date October 29, 2015

Bertram Yacht Adds Marty A. Lowe, Inc. to Team Developing New Models

Fort Lauderdale-based Bertram Yacht today announced it has retained Marty A. Lowe, Inc., also of Ft. Lauderdale, to add its expertise to the first new...

By Bertram Yacht

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Date October 28, 2015

Show & Tell

Dear Bertram Insider, The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off next week and this event will mark an important milestone for us. On Friday,...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date October 12, 2015

It's A Hull of A Thing

Okay, it’s not quite a hull, but you’re part of an exclusive group with behind the scenes access to the product development process of the...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date September 17, 2015

Bertram Yacht Partners with Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding to Build First Prototypes

Fort Lauderdale-based Bertram Yacht today announced it has retained the services of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine, to build prototypes...

By Marketing@Bertram.com

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Date August 28, 2015

Ride On

A lot has changed in the last 54 years since the legendary Bertram 31 was launched—especially when it comes to boating. Yet, there’s onekey...

By Tommy Thompson

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Date July 31, 2015

Industry Veterans Join Bertram Yacht’s Management Team

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....

By Bertram

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