Italian-builder Bertram Yachts, long famous for its seaworthy and fish-raising sportfishes, is developing a slightly smaller offering than usual, the 39CC center console. Though a Bertram with outboard engines may seem novel, the builder actually has much history with this type of boat, dating back to 1967 when it launched a 20-foot center console with a Mercruiser powerplant.
Says Bertram’s Mark Paulhus, “The strategy to introduce new products equipped with outboard engines can at first seem incoherent for Bertram, but it is, in reality, perfectly in line with our tradition.”
The new center console will have standard triple 300 hp Mercury outboards, and will have a length overall of 40 feet, 4 inches, a beam of 13 feet, 2 inches and will draw just 2 feet, 2 inches.
True to Bertram’s reputation for building extra-sturdy vessels, the 39CC has a solid hull, heavy-duty vinyl rubrails with stainless steel inserts and end caps and an integrated, molded stringer and bilge liner.
And when it comes to fishing features the 39CC has lots to offer. She has twin 45-gallon pressurized baitwells, two insulated fishboxes, 20 stainless steel flush-mount rodholders, and another four mounted on her hardtop, a “tackle center” on her mezzanine and lots of rod stowage.
As for onboard creature comforts, the Bertram 39CC is well suited to keep everyone onboard happy. Down below the vessel has an air-conditioned cabin with a queen-sized berth, a galley with a microwave and customized cabinetry and a vanity with a mirror and a sink. There’s also a fully enclosed head with a showerhead and drain.
The Bertram 39CC packs a lot into a large center console platform and should be as able to raise fish as she is to act as a seaworthy and versatile dayboat She’s ideal for mornings spent on the bite, and afternoons spent on the sandbar.
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