2012 Bertram 64
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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…

2010 Bertram 511
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2010 Bertram 511

Nothin’ else like it in the world,” I yelled as our Bertram 511 prototype swung a broad, gracefully banked, highly exhilarating turn. I snatched a couple of anticipatory breaths, tweaked the width of my stance, stabilized my butt against one of two, optional, high-gloss Murray Products helm chairs, and then, with the bow targeting a…

2014 Bertram 64
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2014 Bertram 64

I was braced athwartship on the flying bridge of our Bertram 64 test boat, with my deckshoe-shod feet shoved into the toe kick under the steering console and my butt securely squashed against the fiberglass cabinetry along the starboard cowling. Bertram’s service manager Geney Menendez was on the wheel, ripping us across the coastal Atlantic…

2013 Bertram 54
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2013 Bertram 54

The Bertram 54 represents the venerable builder’s embrace of good ol’ American boatbuilding know-how. And that’s precisely why this iconic brand is once again riding the rails at full steam. The muddled voices around me contained welcoming southern twangs, while whiffs of diesel exhaust floated over the docks. Pockets of conversation focused on the upcoming…

2017 Bertram 35
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2017 Bertram 35

Return of a Legend Bertram is back with a powerful, seamlessly built 35-footer that’s as pretty as the sportfishing exemplar that inspired her, the iconic Bertram 31. There she was, berthed in the haulout slip at Bertram’s Tampa facility—the new Bertram 35. A bunch of guys were gathered around, some on board, feverishly finishing a…

2018 Bertram 61
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2018 Bertram 61

After prowling through the canyons for a few months, the Bertram 61 debuted at the Newport International Boat Show in September. “She rides like a dream, better than we ever imagined,” Bertram CEO Peter Truslow says of the convertible. “We’ve been sea-trialing her the best way we know how—by fishing her hard offshore. We couldn’t…

2016 Bertram 58 Convertible
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2016 Bertram 58 Convertible

Bertram Yachts will follow its new 35 with a 58-foot convertible, scheduled to begin construction in June and launch in late 2017. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, company will base the 58 on the 1980s Bertram 54, with updated naval architecture from Michael Peters Yacht Design. The 54, which debuted in 1981, became an icon for…