Bertram Yachts have been an iconic sportfishing boat brand since it first began in the early 1960's. Now built on the west coast of Florida, Bertam has just launched a new 61 Convertible. There are still a lot of high quality used Bertram Yachts for sale on the market today and our team at SI Yachts are happy to help you the find the right one for you.
History Of Bertram Yachts
In April of 1960, the Bertram Yachts legend was born. It was during the 172-mile race from Miami to Nassau. Bertram’s 31-foot, Moppie, a prototype, blew through the 8-foot seas and a 30-knot wind to finish two-and-a-half hours ahead of its nearest competition. Moppie, was named after Bertram’s wife and also averaged a little more than 20 mph in rough seas. The deep-vee hull, designed by C. Raymond Hunt, who transformed powerboating with this specific hull. Hunt designed this hull to enable the boat to plane smoother and also causing it to pound through immense seas with its constant 24-degree deadrise. The Miami-Nassau race was the explanation for how Bertram got its name ‘Bertram Weather’, only a Bertram will go out in and handle. After 22 years with the company in 1991, David Napier retired, Bertram’s Chief designer. Napier kept a Bertram 28 Flybridge at his dock for six months in the early ‘70s for his personal use. Napier stated “I’d take it out in the worst weather” even when the Coast Guard warned him it was too rough for a small craft. He’d go out anyways and he’d come back in safely, every time. “I’d go airborne and slosh down comfortable as could be. You couldn’t hurt that boat and it wouldn’t hurt you if you knew how to run it.” declared Napier. In that era, is when Bertram began being known for its creative advertising.
Styling elements and architectural details of the Bertram 35 are owed a great deal to the old and super popular, Bertram 31. Bertram 35 had been a long time coming. Elegant, classical and the intricacy of the fiberglass work necessary to produce the Bertram 35 was intense. Earl Blackwell, Bertram’s engineering guru, explained that they were trying to imitate the characteristics of the old, original Bertram 31, which was a very popular, rough-water boat. But at the same time, they were also trying to exceed the expectations of the modern boat buyer. Decades ago, the old Bertram 31 was built using 8-9 separate molds with aluminum trim pieces to cover all seams. Today, the Bertram 35 is created out of over 60 different molds with zero trim pieces.
Bertram 510 Convertible
Even though the props and gearing combination takes roughly a good 15 seconds to get the Bertram 510 up on plane and 22 seconds to reach 30 knots, you’ll still get a creditable 36-plus knot top speed out of this vessel. As for fishing, the Bertram 510 easily handles sitting still in the open ocean for drift fishing for sails. Point its bow into the wind and go fish, this Bertram does not blow around easily. The cockpit has a heaping amount of room for multiple anglers to fight fish simultaneously. The cockpit also contains the most amenities the average angler would prefer such as: a large circular baitwell, tackle station, drawers beneath, a large freezer and the engine room hatch next to the salon door. Bertram wanted to also include a single tube molded into each side under the gunwale for gaff and mop storage. As for the interior, the choice of furniture and its placement belongs to the buyer. Cherry wood with a gloss finish inside and the galley with all the latest comforts. Downstairs you will find a double cabin amidships with twin beds. Portside, the master stateroom. The master stateroom holds an island double berth and equipped with a private head and shower.
Bertram 570 Convertible
Cruising in at just under 33 knots and topping off at a speed of 36 knots, the 570 Convertible is a terrific evolution of Bertram’s well-known 54. According to Bertram’s specifications, the 147 square foot cockpit is heavily padded and the freeboard is high enough to ensure safety. Other amenities in the cockpit include a sink, tackle station featuring fresh and salt water faucets as well as a small cutting board. A smooth gelcoat finish covers the boards around the cockpit. When accessing the salon from the cockpit a modern and stylish layout is what you will find; high-gloss cherry wood timberwork, granite-look bench tops and upscale luxurious leather upholstery. At the forward end of the salon you will come across a six-person dinette with a good-sized galley. The Bertram 570 Convertible is available in two different galley configurations for you to choose from. Besides the layout of the galley, the galley features a microwave oven, dishwasher drawer, tons of storage with clever slide-out shelving and a four-burner cooktop. Just steps away from the galley you will find the first cabin for either crew or a second guest cabin. This particular cabin possesses two generous side-by-side single bunks with a side table in-between, storage for clothes, generous lighting and even a flat screen television with a DVD/MP3 player. Other than the crew cabin, you will find the master stateroom located on the portside. With a queen-sized bed and a spacious cabin, you will have no problem getting comfortable. Unlike the crew cabin, the master suite features its own en-suite which is similar to the day head although the shower is larger. The general layout and the finishes of the 570 convertible’s engine room is first class.
How to Buy a Bertram Yacht
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How to Sell Your Bertram Yacht
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