Sneak Peak: Bertram 58

Coming in late 2017.

Bertram Yachts 58, Michael Peters Yacht Design
Bertram Yachts plans to release the 58 in late 2017.Michael Peters Yacht Design

Michael Peters Yacht Design has also been working with Bertram Yachts, which plans to debut a Bertram 58 in late 2017. The design is based on the Bertram 54 from the 1980s, with updates by the Peters team. Tooling should begin this summer, just as the Bertram 35 becomes the first launch under the brand's new ownership, Gavio Group. Bertram product development manager Tommy Thompson says the 58 will have more horsepower and better fuel efficiency than the 54. "Every captain out there has cut his teeth on a Bertram 54," Thompson says. "We wanted to create the boat that the next generation cuts its teeth on."