One of the most anticipated new designs for 2020 is a 50-footer from Bertram Yachts, which will join the 35 and 61 Convertible models already in production at the company’s Tampa, Florida, facility.
The iconic builder is crafting an all-new express design in both open and sport top configurations with attractive two-stateroom/two-head layouts. The master stateroom with en suite head is all the way forward, with a guest stateroom and day head to port, opposite a U-shaped lounge.
A spacious 178-square-foot cockpit with mezzanine seating will offer plenty of room for a team of anglers and deckhands, while the boat’s 1,236-gallon fuel capacity and 4-foot-2-inch draft give it excellent range and shallow-water capabilities. A Seakeeper 9 gyrostabilizer also is included as part of the standard equipment package.
Although Caterpillar C18 1,150 hp engines are standard, says Tommy Thompson, Bertram’s vice-president of sales, the new 1,550 hp MAN engines will power Hull No. 1—the top speed for the new boat is expected to be in the mid 40-knot range.