started their sports fishing quest in Miami Florida in 1960, and the first model made of fiberglass rolled out in 1961. Since 1998, Ferretti S.p.A., a leader in motoryacht manufacturing, has owned Bertram. Their combined
technologies and processes create new luxury yachts for pleasure and sport fishing. Bertram models range from 41 feet, 8 inches to 71 feet, 6 inches in length. Composite construction is employed in convertible production, and each Bertram hull design is based on the Deep-V. Bertram's exclusive structural closed cell foam Stringers produces hull structure strength redundancy. Each model is designed to meet the strict requirements of RINA, a yacht certification industry leader. Richard Bertram, a champion sailor on powerboats and racing yachts, started the business in 1960. Bertram Yacht began the first large production runs of boats with C. Raymond Hunt's revolutionary deep-V hull design. In 1963 Richard Bertram licensed International Marine of Scoresby, Victoria, Australia to manufacture Bertram yachts; however, he left Bertram Yacht in 1964 to focus on his brokerage business. Thereafter, Bertram Yacht changed ownership several times in the decades following.