Bertram builds sportfishing yachts and convertibles between 54 and 80 feet and has operated for more than 50 years, most of them in Miami, Fla., Operations were relocated to Merritt Island, Fla., in 2012 under the current parent company, The Ferretti Group.

Miami 2016 target date for resurrected Bertram

MIAMI — Italian industrialist Beniamino Gavio, whose Argo Finanziaria has signed a letter of intent to buy Bertram Yachts, is still deciding how to revive the iconic sportfishing brand, which shut its plant on Merritt Island, Fla., last summer. Gavio, whose Gavio Group owns the Cantiera Cerri and Baglietto shipyards in Italy, said in an…more

Bertram Yacht eyes layoffs after plant relocation

Bertram Yacht recently warned Florida state officials of 86 possible layoffs as a result of the company’s relocation from Miami to Merritt Island in Brevard County. The Miami-based boatbuilder announced the relocation of its manufacturing plant in May. The company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Notice with the state on Aug. 21 and…more

Bertram Yacht names engineering, product development chief

Bertram Yacht has appointed Robert Ullberg, a former project engineer at Tom Fexas Yacht Design who founded Ullberg Yacht Design, as vice president of engineering and product development. Beginning his career with Fexas, Ullberg quickly became the project manager for many of the firm’s sportfishing designs. In 1996 he left Fexas to establish Ullberg Yacht…more

Bertram Yacht announces organizational changes

Bertram Yacht named Don Smith vice president of sales with oversight of domestic and international markets. Smith has more than 27 years of experience in the marine industry and was most recently vice president of sales at Cabo Yachts, where he has spent the last four years. Smith previously held senior management positions at MarineMax…more

Bertram Yacht sponsors billfish tournament

Bertram Yacht is the title sponsor of the fourth leg of the 2012 Bahamas Billfish Championship, which is taking place in Marsh Harbour today through Saturday. The Florida-based luxury sportfishing yacht builder will participate in the competition with the Bertram 63 Tropicat. The boat’s participation can be followed at Bertram’s Facebook page. Click here for…more

VIDEO: Bertram Yacht begins move to new Florida home

Bertram Yacht has started its historic move to Merritt Island, Fla., after building boats in Miami for more than 50 years. It’s big news, and Bertram held a three-hour event last Wednesday at the new 37-acre site to announce it. A half dozen speakers, including state Sen. Thad Altman and key economic officials, took the…more

Bertram Yacht has a new Florida home

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – After more than 50 years in Miami, Bertram Yacht is relocating to Merritt Island, Fla., where it plans to build more and better boats in larger buildings and on a bigger piece of land on a navigable waterway, Alton Herndon, president of the legendary builder, said Wednesday during a press event…more

Bertram Yacht names new president

Bertram Yacht announced Alton Herndon as its new president. “I am excited about the opportunity to join such a skilled and valuable team and look forward to working closely with the Ferretti Group in building first-class, top-quality sportfishing vessels,” said Herndon. “Bertram has such a rich history and I am honored to become a part…more

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