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Bertram Yachts - Brief History

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  1. YachtForums

    YachtForums Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    South Florida
    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 conglomorate 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 39 feet to 67 feet.

    Bertram Yacht
    3663 N.W. 21st Street
    Miami, FL 33142
  2. yachtbroker007

    yachtbroker007 New Member

    Sep 24, 2005

    at one time bertram was the best of the best ( below 100 ft )...too bad all they make now is sport fishers. they used to have some nice motor yachts.
  3. HORBA

    HORBA New Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Florida & Rhode Island
    Here is Glass Moppie in the Miami Nassau race back in the 60's. Sam Griffith is shown driving while Richard Bertram and Jim Martenhoff sit on the transom enjoying the ride.

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