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Discussion in 'Bertram Yacht' started by YachtForums, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. YachtForums

    YachtForums Publisher/Admin

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    If you've got 'em... we want 'em!

    We've spent years cruising along the waters of South Florida and we've taken pictures whenever possible. We've made some of them available for you on this site, but... there are so many beautiful yachts all over the world and I'd be willing to bet... you've got pics of a few of them. Sooo... fire up your scanners, upload those images and tell us a little about the circumstances surrounding your pictures. It doesn't take much time and if we all share a little, we'll all learn A LOT!

    Keep images under 640 x 480 at medium resolution, preferrably smaller... as larger pics take too long for people on dial-up to download.

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  2. alloyed2sea

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    Richard Bertram's Bertram

    Reputedly the man's very own SF , "Adventurous" - 1963 FBSF 38' - Twin diesels.
    Actually saw her in Falmouth, MA last summer at the Flying Bridge Marina - here she is from the web. :p

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  3. YachtForums

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    Now that's a rare "bird"! Should be on the endangered species list by now.
  4. CTdave

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    Here's my 50. I have to re size more pics, I'll post them later

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  5. kscheben

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    1986 28 ft Bertram Bahia Mar

    I haven't seen lots of these still around. I've sent the past 2 years rigging her for blue water fishing.

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  6. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Have I got some cool old Bertram stuff for you guys

    Like most of us, I used to have a real job. It began in 1977 and lasted for thirteen great years during which time I essentially went to "boat school" and learned real-world boat engineering & design, production, sales---the whole gamut---from the last of the "old guard", those old fart conservative boat builders who knew what the hell they were doing.

    I worked for the Bertram Yacht factory. Started out in the engineering department, fresh out of college, and ended my last years there in various sales management positions.

    The Sales Department was really small, with one tiny storeroom for all the sales brochures, pricelists, and such... every now and then, they had to do some spring cleaning to make room for the new stuff.

    In short, I saved a lot of that info. I have Valkyrie's 20 Sportsman's original sales brochure from 1969 as well as the Dealer Pricelist. How about $6290, Valkyrie, didja pay more than that?

    I do not own a scanner, otherwise I'd tack up some oldy photos.

    Regarding Dick Bertram, he used to keep his 54 Bertram ( that was a 46 Motoryacht with cockpit, sans flybridge-- for the canals of Europe) under the shed across the street at Richard Bertram Co. I met him for the first time onboard that particular boat. He was revered even back then by the brokers in his employ.
  7. Lon Mc Closkey

    Lon Mc Closkey New Member

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    bertram

    I have a 1969 20 Sportsman that I have completly restored to very original specs and will post a few pics when the canvas is complete. Loren, if you have a spare original brochure I would really like to have one. I have some copies that are not quite complete. Thanks, LMc
  8. HORBA

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    Here are some very old and rare Bertram photos......the very first Bertram and one of the later racing versions in the 70's.

    As you can see rough water and Bertrams always went together very well. When the other boats stayed in port or slowed down, the Bertrams continued on.

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  9. dreamline

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    My 1980 58' Bertram Sportfisher

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    P1000374.JPG Here's a couple pictures of my 1980 58' Bertram convertible. It's a solid fiberglass hull with an aluminum superstructure. Between the 17 degree transom deadrise and 85,000 pounds, the ride is excellent even in significant seas. We've put thousands of open ocean miles on this old girl without any (significant) probems.
    She's homeported in Long Beach, California
  10. SharkyFHB

    SharkyFHB Senior Member

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    Here are pics of my uncle's 31 Bahia Mar and his 33 Sportfish.. He bought the 33 new in 1983 and it was supposedly one of the first 33's with the VT 555's. Did many billfish trips off Texas in both of the boats. Before he had the 31, he owned a 25. Will try to get some pics of it.

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  11. Manny

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    Hello I'm new to yacht forums. And I already see I'm going to like this community:)

    This is a picture of my 54' 1988 Bertram, I've had her for almost 20 years. This is the first 54' Bertram with 12v92's to ever arrive in Puerto Rico, not to mention one of the fastest boats at the time topping 34 knots and cruising 27-28 knots at 1850 RPM's. She's also the winner of the St. Thomas July 4th Tournament 2 years in a row 1992 and 1993. She has also survived many storms including 3 hurricanes practically unscathed, and in one occassion proved her worth when I once got caught in a tropical storm that created 15 ft seas that formed right on top of me during a trip from Antigua to Guadaloupe. She has raised many fish and continues to do so. She has served her purpose as a family get away and as my favorite "toy".

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  12. YachtForums

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    Hi Manny and welcome to YF. That's a beautiful Bert you have! I know you also have an interest in Bob Rosciolli's boats based on another post. Glad to say you signed-up at a good time. We have reviews in the works on the new Bertram 700 Enclosed Bridge (by Loren Schweizer, who worked for Bertram many years ago) and next, we'll be covering the new Donzi/Rosciolli-80, as soon as the photo shoot is complete.
  13. CTdave

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    Hi Manny & welcome!
    That is a beautiful Bertram to say the least! I happen to be quite fond of the 1988's (my 50 is pictured above). I sure wish I had the speed yours does! I have the 8v92 package.
    My 50 sure can take more than I can! I picked it up in Mobile AL & crossed to FL just days before Katrina. The seas were very uncooperative to say the least but the old girl did just fine.
    So when do we all get an invite to come down & go fishing with you?;)

    Dave
  14. CTdave

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    Carl
    In post #12, there are pictures of a Bert called "Basic instinct". Is that the boat from CA that burned over in Catalina last summer? I seem to recall a bunch of pictures.
  15. Manny

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    that's the thing about bertram they can get you out of any predicament. I love the 1988's myself, since they have the 4 inch thick hull.

    And Thank you for the welcome guys.:D
  16. Manny

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    hi all.

    just thought I'd add a new pic of my 1988 54' Bertram. had a recent paintjob. :D

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  17. Jorge Lang

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    Carl,
    If you go to the Downtowner, there is a wooden boat up above the door where you enter from the west side. It has the Bertram logo, but I don't know if it is. Can anyone verify if this is an old Bertram?
  18. tward01

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    Here is a picture of my bertram 50 with mans


    Hope my Pic came turu. Still learning this site

    Tom

    Rumrunner

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  19. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    One Step Behind

    Just picked up on this thread.

    I remembered that my StepDad had the first Bertram in the UK (maybe Europe?) back in the '60s. He did the London-Paris-London Race in it and came 2nd. All the wooden raceboats just fell apart but this new fangled fibreglass production boat just flew.

    Interestingly, Hull#12 ever made used to be next to me in Venezuala still with the original owner and he had motored her down from Miami on her Gas engines back in the '60s! Well he does own the Santa Teresa Rum Distillery.
  20. gmoyer

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    1970 38' in San Diego.....

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