58 is the new 54!
Dear Bertram Insider,
I admit that I went back and forth on when exactly we wanted to share our latest news with the Bertram faithful. In a nut shell, I wanted to ensure that this incredible boat doesn’t overshadow another fantastic new model—namely the new Bertram 35. Yet both models truly represent the Bertram legacy and our mission to produce tough and good looking, boats with superior ride and performance. So why not share a little?
I present to you the new Bertram 58. This is not some brushed off mold we found in the corner. This represents an entirely new design from Michael Peters Yacht Design. We will start the tooling in three months, right around the same time we launch the Bertram 35. I think this demonstrates our deep commitment to covering the full Bertram range with updated models that evoke our legacy, while at the same time incorporating the latest in design, construction and performance technology. Believe me, this is not a casual venture for Bertram’s parent company, the Gavio Group, and its President, Beniamino Gavio. He is fully invested in the new Bertram Yacht.
The 31 was our inspiration for the 35, and it’s certainly no surprise to some that the original 54 fueled the thinking behind this new 58. In order to meet demand from today’s serious boating enthusiasts, we needed more running surface, more horsepower, better fuel efficiency, and more onboard space than in the original Bertram 54. That’s why we went to 58 feet. Every captain out there has cut his teeth on a Bertram 54. We wanted to create the boat that the next generation cuts its teeth on.
The Bertram 58’s cutting-edge space-planning extends to the machinery spaces as well. The engine room is as important to us as the master stateroom. Base power is provided by Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels, and she is projected to top out at well above 40 knots.
We’ll continue to share updates with you on this model as development progresses, and of course on the 35 as she gets ready for a late summer debut. If you’d like to sit down in person and talk boats, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and inquire about our VIP Weekend May 6-7 in Thomaston, Maine or alternatively, RSVP here. You can check on the 35’s progress first hand. We’d love to see you.
Capt. Tommy Thompson
Product Development Manager