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2012 Bertram 64

Bertram Yacht has been producing seaworthy fishing boats for more than 50 years and their latest launch, the Bertram 64, shows that the company is still doing what they do best—building solid boats ready to raise the fish. The Bertram 64, available with an enclosed or open flying bridge (shown), has everything needed to be a hit on the tournament circuit. She has enough stowage space to house a small Bass Pro Shop’s worth of gear, with lockable rod stowage in the cockpit, lighted rod stowage in the saloon, and overhead rod stowage in the galley and the bridge. An interior spiral staircase that leads to the flying bridge keeps guests safe while heading up top under way and allows for a large cockpit ready for action. If you’re more into beer-in-hand fishing, the cockpit mezzanine is great for spectators and can be retrofitted to accommodate an extra freezer or even more stowage space.

Underway, the Bertram 64 won’t disappoint. With a standard engine package of twin CAT C32 ACERTs pumping out 1,925 horses each, she gets up to a jaunty 39 knots on the pins. She features a Mortiz OctoPlex system that, through a standard NMEA 2000 network, can control and monitor just about everything onboard—power distribution, fuel and holding-tank levels, engine and generator status, and more—so you can focus on what matters: the fish.

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