Saltwater Serious

Bertram’s 670 Convertible was a battlewagon made for big fish.

Bertram 670 Convertible, Sport-fisherman, Yacht
One option that owners could select for the Bertram 670 was an all-weather enclosed flybridge.Courtesy Bertram

It's been nearly 15 years since Bertram debuted its 670 Convertible at the 22nd annual Bertram-Hatteras Shootout, having announced the model less than a year earlier at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Following her launch, the angler-friendly 670 had an eight-year production run from 2001 until 2009.

Bertram 670 Convertible, Sport-fisherman, Yacht
LOA: 70' 10" Max Beam: 18' 8"Courtesy Bertram

Standard features: The cockpit measured 168 square feet, and Hull No. 1's engine room housed 1,800 hp MTU 16V 2000s that provided a 37-knot top hop.

Bertram 670 Convertible, Sport-fisherman, Yacht
A full 360-degree view from the flybridge helm.Courtesy Bertram

From The Archives: “One of the 670’s most unique features is a spiral staircase from the cockpit area to the flybridge. Sure, spiral stairs are gaining popularity on a variety of convertibles, but the 670’s are hidden so as not to hinder the boat’s profile.” — “Born in the USA,” Yachting, October 2001

Belowdecks: The erstwhile Bertram flagship carried her beam far forward, allowing for a four-stateroom, four-head layout.

Bertram 670 Convertible, Sport-fisherman, Yacht
One step up and a few steps forward of the salon is the galley with an adjacent u-shaped settee and dining table.Courtesy Bertram

 Availability: At press time, about a half-dozen 670 Convertibles were for sale from $1.1 million to $2.6 million.

Bertram 670 Convertible, Sport-fisherman, Yacht
The master is on of four staterooms on board.Courtesy Bertram