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Green Turtle Weekend

Last week we decided to take our 38 Bertram to the Bahamas for the season. Ran her down to Ft. Pierce and made the crossing to White Sands and the Bahamas Bank. Despite being rough with seas in the 5 to 7 foot range, we made the crossing with no problems. Once we hit the … Continue reading »

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Giro in Giro

Here are some pics from Antonio Gianini, another proud owner of a Bertram 38 Special. Like the owner of the Zio Sam 4, Antonio also hails from Italy. Check out his pics; sweet rig!!!

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Send Us Your Pictures!!

Do you have pictures of a Bert you’d like to share?  Or a story that Bertram fans would like to read?  Or suggestions about this site?  Please send em’ our way.  During the coming months we’re going to get this site cranking, and hopefully build it into a place where the Bertram community can visit … Continue reading »

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Zio Sam Redux

Several months ago Alfredo sent me some more pictures of the unbelievable renovation he’s doing of his Bertram 38 Special. Just like he’s done with the tower, exterior, power and electric, Alfredo’s interior meets the same level of shining excellence.  There’s not a whole lot I can say; the pictures speak for themselves.  Check them … Continue reading »

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Zio Sam 4: Bertram Italian Beauty

One of the coolest things about having this website is that I receive emails from other Bertram owners who tell me about their boats.  The best email I’ve received to date was from Alfredo Para, who hails from Rimini Italy.  Often called the “Miami of Europe,” Rimini sits on the edge of the Adriatic sea.  … Continue reading »

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Bertram Weather

Bertrams are famous for handling big seas.  Unfortunately, on the east coast of Florida lately, that’s all we’ve been getting.  Big ole’ Bertram seas.  Fine for the boat, but not so much for my 8 and 10 year old…!  We’re hoping the seas will lay down a little bit this weekend so we can chase … Continue reading »

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2011 Bertram Hatteras Shootout

Just checked out the Bertram Hatteras Shootout website and saw that this year’s event is set for May 3 through May 7, 2011 in the Abacos at the Abaco Beach Resort.   This is one of the most storied fishing tournaments with a fantastic history.  The site’s website, at, has some great pictures and videos … Continue reading »

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Just got the new name slapped on the transom and it looks sweet!  The guys at Boldwater in Cape Canaveral did it for us, kudos to them for an awesome job.

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Removing Bottom Paint: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Having just purchased our 1986 Bertram last week, we pulled it out to check out her bottom.  Our surveyor, John Reeve, of Reeve Marine Associates, was glowing in his praise of the old hull.  “She’s got enough fiberglass in her hull to make two boats.”  He said. Reeve made this assessmenet after going over the … Continue reading »

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Our New Bertram 38 Special

Just launched this site, because we just closed the deal on a Bertram 38 Special and wanted a place to throw up some pics for friends and family.  In 1972 my Grandfather bought a new Bertram 28s that he kept in a slip at Crystal River, Florida.  I grew up fishing in that boat, … Continue reading »

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