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We are pleased to be building the prototypes for the re-introduction of this iconic and paradigm shifting Bertram 35 Moppie. The Bertram team chose Lyman Morse based on our reputation for consistency and exacting workmanship, to produce the new molds and to create the first 4 hulls of the restyled Bertram. Whether you know the details are there or not.
Bertram was also interested in our abilities with composite construction. Steve Crane, leading the LM composite team and Ed Joy, our in house naval architect, along with the other designers and project managers at LM have created the exacting engineering and protocol for the new tooling and hulls. From the new molds, we will create 2 versions of the new Bertram 35 based on Ray Hunt’s iconic “Moppie 31”. With a bit more beam and length than the original, the new Bertram will be built as a week-ender cruiser and as a sport fish. The cruiser offers simple luxury, style and speed. With speeds upwards of 40 kts, this boat will get you to cocktails and dinner quickly. And should you decide to stay the night, relax down below with a comfortable island bed and an enclosed separate head. The Cruiser 35 will offer speeds upwards of 40 kts, a modern interior with enclosed head and large. All this while still being clearly a Bertram! Style through and through. The fish version will feature the legendary large cockpit with fighting chair and outriggers. This serious boat will be surely turn heads at the dock as you bring your catch.
It will be great to get these boats in the water this summer and fall and send them off into the world. It has been great to be part of Bertram’s renaissance.
“We have partnered with Lyman-Morse to build our first two prototypes,” says Susan Davids, Bertram General Manager. “As
anxious as we are to reintroduce our new products to the market, we’re equally focused on locating and organizing our own
production to meet the highest of standards. Lyman-Morse’s excellent reputation and long history of boatbuilding, along with
their willingness to prototype in full partnership with Bertram production personnel, gives us the opportunity to introduce
our first product with confidence.”
Bertram Yacht is working with Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding to produce initial versions of the highly tooled boats with a design
that is focused on an efficient Michael Peters designed ride, and has a projected speed topping 40 knots.
Our in-house design, engineering departement plus our carpenters and mechanics have been full on in this project fine-tuning the designs and desires of the Bertram team.
The hull, designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, is projected to reach a top speed of more than 40 knots with twin 460-horsepower diesels. Engine access will be through two engine boxes in the cockpit that will also serve as mezzanine seating for anglers watching their baits. Construction features an infused vinylester solid fiberglass hull bottom with Kevlar centerline and strake reinforcements accompanied by a structural grid. At half load, the projected displacement is 20,800 pounds.
Boaters looking to explore waters where only center consoles can venture will appreciate the two foot, six inch draft afforded by the deep propeller pockets within the hull. The wide beam of twelve feet, five inches means added comfort while trolling at slow speeds and a substantial cockpit for anglers to work and cruisers to relax.
World-renowned Marty A. Lowe Inc., has been retained by Bertram to execute the interior design of the 35. “As a part of Bertram’s history, Marty has an understanding of what drives this brand and that makes her the ideal addition to the team that’s bringing Bertram into this new era,” says Susan Davids, Bertram General Manager. “Having worked with Marty for years, I know she’ll create something new and exciting to reintroduce the brand.”
Interior highlights include a private forward stateroom, enclosed head, and large saloon and galley area perfect for the overnight angler and the weekend cruiser.