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50 years of Bertram

'Thank God it's a Bertram!' - Bertram was known for its creative advertising campaigns.Marking Bertram Yacht’s 50th anniversary, company president Alton Herndon touts today’s Bertrams as “hard-core, kick-ass fishing machines,” which is what your grandad also might have said about the boats Richard Bertram built. He might have had a few other choice words for them as well: rugged, seakindly, maneuverable, rough-water boat, a seakeeper.



Bertram owners

Bertram owners share their thoughts about their boats.



Power play

Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowA range of new models with new features is being rolled out at the fall and winter boat shows

The 15 powerboats in our annual boat show preview range from 23 to 66 feet and carry price tags that begin at $46,000 and top out at $3.16 million.



Smoother sailing

The Newport show is known for the variety and number of its sailboats.This year's crop of sailboats aims to provide relief from all of the real world's nagging worries

From the tsunami in Japan and riots in Europe to extreme weather and a government debt downgrade in the United States, 2011 has been a difficult year.

It’s tempting to kvetch, worry and cry, but maybe it’s time to drop out and hoist sail. For those who choose the latter, there will be plenty to look at when the big boat shows roll out the red carpet this fall.



What’s on deck

A listing of boat shows coming up this fall and in 2012



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