Glasstech 36

Owners of older Bertrams know Glasstech as a reliable source for replacement fiberglass components. The company builds the Glasstech 36 with a solid bottom, 23 degrees of deadrise at the transom, cored hull sides and solid-core urethane stringers. Loaded for bear, she shows a 32-knot cruise on the GPS and 36 knots all out, according to the manufacturer. She should be an able platform for day boat fishing, a true walkaround that affords 360 degrees in which to fight any pelagic. Two steps lead from the cockpit to the bridge level and helm. The deck area abaft the helm and forward of the step opens to the machinery. Access is clear, and the diesels have room to breathe. A stainless steel-lined freezer, fresh- and raw-water washdown, lazarette access and a fishbox are all in or around the 96 square feet of cockpit. The console offers a clean, flat surface to flush-mount two large-screen displays. An optional overhead box should absorb any overflow of navigation equipment. The console also hides a surprisingly large living space, with as much as 7 feet of headroom in spots. A double berth with stowage below is far forward. The countertops are Corian, and the sole is teak and holly. Air conditioning is standard. Stowage is built into every nook and cranny.

Glasstech Corp., (305) 633-6491; fax (305) 635-5773.