The International Miami Boat Show is the natural stage for the great American boating, where hundreds of boats of all sorts and many iconic models are exhibited. During our visit overseas these days, we visited the stand of a historic spar-spangled shipyard: Bertram.
There, we found the new Bertram 35. Featuring a strong unmistakable family feeling, this 10-metre boat was introduced by the American shipyard as the heir of the legendary Bertram 31, one among the most influential boats in the 20th-century yacht design.
The Bertram 31 was, in fact, the first boat to use a deep V-shaped hull. Designed by Ray Hunt for the shipyard founded by Richard Bertram, the Bertram 31 remained in production for more than 25 years.
The new Bertram 35 exudes the original 31’s soul but incorporates a beamier longer hull design allowing for more spacious and comfortable interiors.
The boat has a high-tech infused vinylester, solid fiberglass hull with Kevlar centerline, reinforcements and structural grid.
Without forgetting the sporty functional nature of this model, the hull of the 35 was designed to reach an over 40-knot maximum speed thanks to two inboard engines, each outputting 460 HP.
Engine access is through two separated engine boxes and the covering serves as a sun pad. Despite the flybridge, the cockpit remains uncovered because the upper deck features the traditional fisherman layout, allowing to host just three seats opposite the pilot station. The seats stand out for their classic style and wooden slatted backrests.
Interior design perfectly follows the priority imposed by the brand: to respect the tradition of the manufacturer but with a modern interpretation and fresher look.
Furniture and final layout are by Marty A. Lowe, already a part of the Bertram’s story: on a Bertram boat, the designer cut her teeth and, with a Bertram, she started her career.
Wood is a great player in the interiors of the boat as well as light, which floods them through the large wraparound windows.
The boat has a single cabin on the bow, a lunch table, a C-shaped dinette on the left and a large galley on the starboard side.