Bertram 35: Sneak Peek Photos

A behind-the-scenes look at the new 35 Bertram

Earlier this year I was invited to join the Bertram team at their VIP event at the Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding facility in Thomaston, Maine, to take a first look at the construction of the highly anticipated Bertram 35. As the 31 is one of my all-time favorite boats, I eagerly awaited seeing the 35 for the first time. The long day of travel to Maine was well worth it and I am counting down the days until the construction of the 35 is completed so we can put her through the paces offshore.

Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
Coming at you, the Bertram 35 shares a similar style to that of the historic 31. The new model will make its first appearances at several of the boat shows this fall.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
A view from the bow of the new 35 overlooks the iconic Bertram logo.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
Hull no. 1 (left) and hull no. 2 (right) sit on the production line at the Lyman-Morse facility in Maine. Hull No. 1 will be a picnic-style boat and hull No. 2 will be designed as a full sport-fishing boat with a tower.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
An aerial view of the Bertram 35 gives a glimpse of the finished product. The lines show the Bertram heritage with a nod to the design of the 31 while adding a modern look and feel.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
The bridge of the Bertram 35 will be availble in several arrangements and seating options. This view gives a good look at the 35's large cockpit and the amount of space with several people on board.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
Admiring the exterior design elements of the new Bertram 35, visitors at Bertram's VIP event get a first look at the cockpit and bridge design. The cockpit features two large fish boxes and the transom houses a large livewell.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
Deep in thought, a visitor admires the new 35. Bertram president Peter Truslow (top right) overlooks the visitors' first impressions of the new 35.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
Visitors take their first look at the interior layout of hull no. 1. The interior accommodations feature a dinette to port with a forward V-berth. Step down below and a head on the port side features a stand-up shower.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
Onlookers take a hard look at the grid structure of the hull.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
The 35 is a true classic in the making. The starboard-side of the boat features a built-in gutter that doubles as a hand rail.Courtesy Bertram Yachts
Bertram 35 Fishing Boat
Yacht designer Michael Peters designed the hull for the Bertram 35 and comments about the build: "Beautiful styling is simply the skin-tight wrap that covers a functionally beautiful design," he says.Courtesy Bertram Yachts