We know, we know. The wait is killing us too.
Details so far are slim on a new Bertram Yacht prototype being built by Lyman-Morse in Maine, based on a hull design by noted speed enthusiast Michael Peters. But Bertram just released this rendering of the hull and is promising more details on the new model at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.
We’re told that tooling is now underway, and that Hull No. 1 will launch in spring 2016. The new model’s length has not been announced, but her top speed is expected to be upwards of 40 knots. The power plants are expected to come from Caterpillar.
“They are tapping into the existing customer base and are listening to captains and Bertram owners, and getting a lot of feedback,” Drew Lyman, president of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, said about Bertram Yacht. “I think we can lend a lot of ideas, and it’s going to be a really fantastic partnership for us to be able to support them and work with a great team.”
What’s next: As the new prototypes are built in Maine, Bertram is looing to set up a new production facility in the Southeast United States.
A new Bertram website is in the works too: Stay tuned at www.bertram.com