Bertram Yachts & Boats For Sale
Bertram is a company that has a unique story that originated from a single prototype that participated in and won the Miami - Nassau Race in 1960. The unique hull of the boat was unlike the hulls of competitors, with the deep-V running the length of the boat instead of tapering off into a planing surface. This hull design is one of the main features of Bertram yachts, and it allows for speed and stability in even the roughest of seas.
Legendary 31' Bertram
It all started with Moppie, the 23’ prototype that turned the heads of boaters because of its breathtaking performance. The unique prototype was able to cruise at 30 knots in rough seas, which was unheard of at the time. Onlookers off Newport were stunned, and before the day ended, Bertram had been commissioned to make a 31’ version of the boat. Thus, Bertram Yachts was born and started producing the legendary 31 Bertram boat out of Hialeah, FL. They built nearly 2000 31-footers over a span of 15 years, with 50 special-edition models.
History of Bertram Yachts
The first production fiberglass hull, Moppie, won the Miami - Nassau race the following year, in 1961, setting a new course record. Later Bertram Yachts was purchased, and the large capital infusion from Motor Products Corporation went into building a new factory and provided funding for the development of future models. In 1998, Bertram joined the Ferretti Group taking sportfishing and luxury to new levels. In 2015, Bertram was yet again acquired by the Gavio Group.
Types of Bertram Boats
Today, Bertram produces models out of Tampa, Florida, that are all evolutions of the original deep-V hull design, ranging from 28-61 feet. The highly desirable Moppie lives today at 35’. Outfitted for fishing, it is a serious threat to schooling mackerels or bottom fish — able to quickly get to an angler’s favorite spots while offering carefully designed storage, state-of-the-art electronics, and a flybridge for easy fish spotting. Moving up the food line, there are two larger Bertram Yachts for sale — the modernized 50’ and 61’ convertible fishing models.
Bertram Boat Designers
The yachts designed by Bertram are built with care and meticulously crafted with fine materials. As experienced boaters themselves, the craftsmen consider every detail to achieve not only elegance but also utility and performance. Since 1960, these yachts have been known for their speed and stability, products of the revolutionary deep-V hull that shocked onlookers off Newport. The ability to handle rough seas while at full speed makes these boats capable offshore companions for any angler.
Shop Used Bertram Boats For Sale
Whether you are a seasoned angler, cruising connoisseur, or enjoy the sport recreationally, you can’t go wrong with Bertram boats. Shop a range of used Bertram boats for sale worldwide. For questions or assistance finding the perfect Bertram for sale, contact a yacht broker to help you on your yacht-buying journey.