Classic fiberglass Bertram 20 center console

bow of the boat photo of a fiberglass classic Bertram 20 center console

note the really nice refinish work on this classic fiberglass Bertram 20

Bertram 20 restored fiberglass boat photo from the stern deep vee

looking at the stern of the Bertram 20 classic fiberglass boat photo

Remember the 20 foot version of the classic fiberglass Bertram? It came in several versions, including a boat model called the Moppie, the Bahia Mar, and the Baron, among others. These 20’ boats tended to weight in at around 2,300 LBS. Here seabuddy talks about and shows boat photos of a center console 20’ 6” model.

Bertram started with a wood prototype 30 footer in 1959. That boat was turned upside down to use as a form to make a mold and became the classic fiberglass Bertram 31 in 1960. She was introduced at the New York Boat Show in 1961. That boat model started the Bertram Yacht boat building business.

In 1962 Bertram made their second length in a production boat model. It was the 25 footer. By 1963, this boat builder then made a 38’ sport fishing boat.  It was 1964 when they introduced their 20 foot boat series. By 1965, reports say that they made one of these a day in their Miami boat building plant.

I have seen restored and updated 20’ Bertram boats that are powered by a stern drive V-8 and also by outboards. The one in the photos has been repowered with a V-6 Mercruiser and has an Mercury Marine Alpha out drive.

There was a Dick Bertram. Dick founded and originally owned Bertram Yachts. He passed away at age 84 on 4/28/2000. He successfully raced sail boats and then power boats. In 1956 he won a famous offshore race in a 34’ wood Chris Craft powered by twin 215 Hp. Cadillac Crusader engines. While Doodles II won, it was pretty much destroyed as a usable boat by the beating it took in the race. Dick again won the same Miami to Nassau race in 1958 in a 35’ wood Enterprise brand boat. He won the 1960 race in the wood prototype Bertram. In 1961 he won again, this time in a fiberglass Bertram 31’.

More on Bertrams here

restored fiberglass classic Bertram 20 name plate says "BERTRAM 20"

another photo shot the Restored classic fiberglass Bertram 20

updated Helm console on the classic fiberglass center console Bertram 20

WOW! classic wood / fiberglass helm station on Bertram 20

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