Bertram Yachts began their quest to build the finest sport fishing boats in 1960. Their first fiberglass model splashed 1961. For the next three decades, Bertram yachts have been one of the benchmarks of the sportfishing yacht market, in construction, design & performance. Richard (Dick) Bertram, a pioneer in offshore powerboat racing, was one of the innovators of the modern Deep V hull, along with a very respected naval architect of the era, Ray Hunt. The very first fiberglass Bertram hull was NOT a sportfishing boat. It was a race boat. It was the infamous 31' Glass Moppie.
In 1998, Bertram Yacht joined the Ferretti Group, a conglomerate company in motoryacht manufacturing. Their combined technologies and processes have created new levels of luxury and pleasure in the sport fishing market. Bertram's utilize a structural closed cell foam hull structure for strength and redundancy. Each model is designed to meet the strict requirements of RINA, a higher yacht certification standard. The current Bertram models range from 36 feet to 67 feet.