Global Ocean Security Technologies — or GOST —is partnering with Bertram Yachts to install the GOST Watch HD video surveillance system and GOST Nav-Tracker 1.0 on the newly launched Bertram 35, Moppie.
The yacht will tour the East Coast from Maine to Fort Lauderdale and be showcased at a number of boat shows this fall, including the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis, Md., which opened today and runs through Sunday.
"Bertram revolutionized powerboating with the release of the deep-vee-hulled 31-foot Glass Moppie in 1960," Bertram sales vice president Tommy Thompson said in a statement. “Since then, the brand has had a long history of innovation, culminating in our complete reinvention of the iconic Moppie. This boat represents the rebirth of an American legend, and we wouldn’t want anything but the most technologically advanced components onboard.”
The GOST Watch HD system and Nav-Tracker are “the most rugged and reliable option for video surveillance and tracking solutions available,” Thompson said.
“The Bertram Moppie is a piece of Americana and a true work of art,” GOST research and development director Brian Kane said. “I am confident the boating world will be impressed with the capabilities and unique styling of the Moppie. We are honored to be involved in this project and excited to provide the highest-quality video and tracking capabilities and complete situational awareness to this iconic boat.”
Separately, GOST recently sponsored a Freedom Fighters Outdoors event in Montauk, N.Y., as the company celebrates its 10th year in business.
GOST said the goal of Freedom Fighters Outdoors is to raise awareness and seek public aid for services and activities that assist injured service veterans and their families. The group facilitates outdoor activities to honor and empower injured veterans.
Brian Kane, director of research and development and founding partner of GOST, became involved with Freedom Fighters Outdoors in 2013 when GOST first sponsored the organization’s Lighthouse Point fishing trip.
“GOST is in the security business, which finds us regularly working closely with active and retired service members,” Kane said in a statement.
Founded by Vinnie and Sarah LaSorsa, Freedom Fighters Outdoors is a non-profit that focuses on using private fishing trips “to bring joy, rehabilitation and camaraderie to give peace to our injured veterans,” Kane said.
Twenty-three veterans participated in the four-day event this year.
“When our guests come back from one of our excursions, their smiles are as big as the fish they have caught,” LaSorsa said.
“The professional volunteer boat crews run the on-board operations. At the end of the day, the crews filet the fish for the guests to take home with them. It is a great escape from the trials and tribulations of their lives. We truly enjoy giving back to the soldiers who give up so much for us and are able to do so through the support of companies like GOST.”