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 models for the acclaimed boatbuilder.
According to Bertram, the first new product will be announced at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in November. In conjunction with Michael Peters Yacht Design and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Bertram is developing its first new models, and the prototypes are in build. The first new model is expected to launch in late spring of 2016.
“As a part of Bertram’s history, Marty has an understanding of what drives this brand and that makes her the ideal addition to the team that’s bringing Bertram into this new era,” says Susan Davids, Bertram General Manager. “Having worked with Marty for years, I know she’ll create something new and exciting to reintroduce the brand.”
Since 1982, Marty Lowe and her design team at Marty A. Lowe, Inc. have worked with many world-class yacht manufacturers and their exclusive high-profile clients to complete as many as 30 superyachts within the last decade. The firm has collaborated with marine-industry giants such as Sanlorenzo, Ferretti, Custom Line, Broward Yachts, Benetti, Azimut, Bertram, Marquis, Maritimo, and Sea Ray. In recent years, Marty Lowe, Inc. has worked also with public spaces and homes. Throughout its history, Ms. Lowe and her team have had the opportunity to work with wonderful families, together creating comfortable environments for their lives.
“I cut my teeth on Bertram—I got my start in the industry here,” Lowe says. “We had a blast and it was always about having fun. We would like to go back into this with a fresh approach: We want to respect the tradition of Bertram but also give it an update, a modern interpretation, a fresher look.”
“With the new owners and the team they put together, for so many of us, Bertram is in our DNA,” Lowe says. “My son, Ryan Altman, is our project manager in charge of the Bertram account, so, in a way, the DNA continues. To be a part of Bertram coming back—it’s going to be fun again.”