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 working on my next child: the New Bertram 35 Moppie! As of this writing we’re looking at a late summer launch.
Recently when I was reviewing the 35’s specs, it occurred to me that we’ve really assembled an all-star team beyond our in-house folks. I’m not one to name drop, but here I go.
Everyone knows by now that we are working with Michael Peters Yacht Design (MPYD) of Sarasota, Fla. and his depth of experience and designing yachts, racing boats and military vessels. In addition to MPYD, by contracting the artisans of Lyman-Morse, we’re capitalizing on an area deep in boatbuilding tradition, and more importantly, new technology.
But we haven’t stopped there! While the 35’s exterior takes its styling cues from the beloved Bertram 31, its interior will showcase contemporary space planning and design. To that end, we hired industry veteran Marty A. Lowe Interior Design to create Moppie’s”interior styling. Marty’s team has designed custom interiors for some of the world’s most beautiful yachts over the last decade.
In order to tap the most advanced composite construction technology on the planet for the Bertram 35 project, we brought in Composites Consulting Group (CCG). This highly regarded group’s engineers, scientists, naval architects and composite technicians offer a combined depth of experience that is unrivaled in the marine industry. As a result, the Bertram 35 has a high-tech infused vinylester, solid fiberglass hull bottom with Kevlar centerline, strake reinforcements and structural grid for superior durability and a stellar ride.
Ok, one more name to show you how serious we are about only using the best...how about Under Armour? We’re teaming up with one of the biggest names in Sports apparel to outfit our team and to soon make available for our Bertram teams all over the world...see we are listening Australia!
Maybe it’s overkill to some. Collaborating with these world-class companies represents a major investment for us, but the end result will be well worth it. We know that we only have one chance to get it right. Stay tuned!
Capt. Tommy Thompson
Product Development Manager