The New Bertram 35 at the Miami Boat Show

Hull No. 2 was built with offshore fishing in mind

The new Bertram 35 made its first public appearance at the Miami Boat Show on Virginia Key and it drew a lot of attention with its classic looks that embody the iconic design of the historic 31. Hull. No 1 was designed as a picnic boat and was over at the the Yachts Miami Beach show on Collins Ave., but Hull. No. 2 was built to appease anglers who have fished all over the world on the heralded 31 Bertram. There are two big differences between the first two hulls: the hardtop and the engine choice.

Hull No. 2 features a pair of the new Caterpillar C7.1 engines: These engines are lighter and have shown better performance and increased fuel efficiency in the Bertram 35 compared to the Caterpillar C7 in Hull No. 1 — the word on the street is that Hull. No 1 will soon have the C7.1 power as well. The accommodations inside provide the perfect amount of space for a weekend getaway to the Bahamas: a settee on the port side, cook tops on the starboard-side, and a private berth and head forward. And while we did not have time to take a demo ride of the Bertram 35, we hear she rides as good as she looks.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

A view from the starboard-side shows the cockpit, bridge and the accommodations inside. The cockpit seating above the engine boxes is very functional for cruising and it also provides a handy place to sit when watching the spread.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

Hull No. 2 of the Bertram 35 was built with a hardtop unlike Hull No. 1 which featured an open bridge.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

The Bertram logo is displayed proudly on the house just forward of the cockpit.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

A view of the massive cockpit and seating above the engine hatches. Just add a rocket launcher and you'll be all set to chase billfish wherever you might want to go.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

The teak helm pod adds a classic look to bridge.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

The helm of the 35 features a pair of Garmin 16-inch displays with easy access to the radio and trim tabs on the starboard-side of the helm pod.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

Three helm chairs sit behind the helm of the Bertram 35. Hull No. 1 featured a more retro approach with a bench seat, but Hull No. 2 is designed more with fishing in mind so the helm chairs are the perfect combination below the custom hardtop.

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Bertram 35 Hull No. 2Andrew Cox

A captain can easily see the bow from behind the helm of the Bertram 35. It's rare to see bow rails on the modern sport-fishers of today but the classic lines of the new 35 complete the entire package.