Originally Posted by Bluto
Dear John ,
the project of this boat was done by the old owners of Bertram Yacht ( an italian investor called Varasi ) . Meanwhile Ferretti Group bought the factory and decided to change all the production range and for this reason only few of the new bertram Flagship were produced . I did not hear anything bad on this boat that is not to be confused with the very bad 72' built in the late 80s .
Your post is only partially correct. The 73 Bertram was a 72' Bertram whose deckhouse was partially redesigned by I think either Luis Debasto or Arthur Barbieto. There was only one built with the "updated" windows like this one and as you stated, it was started by the old owners of bertram and before ferretti took over, someone purchased the partially completed boat and finished it on their own.
It was on the market for several years in all white livery and was then sold to the owners of Pilon coffee who had the hull painted fighting lady yellow and renamed it "expresso". There was one more boat built out of the 72' bertram molds but with an extension in the cockpit to 76'. This boat wasn't assembled by bertram but instead was sold off in pieces to a broker who later sold the parts to someone who sent it La Spezia where it was finished to the highest standards. After several years of being worked on nonstop, the owner took the boat out on its first sea trials then promptly committed suicide. The vessel was subsequently put up for sale for the next seven or eight years. I can't find it on YW, so perhaps it finally sold. Here's a link to it on a European site
and here's a photo of the 73' that you're asking about...