August 17, 2020

Out-News = Bertram Boat Fire in Newport, Australia

A Bertram 35 Convertible named M/Y Assasin was totalled to fire on the morning of 17th August, off the coast of Newport, in Brisbane, Australia.  Assasin was on anchor with two persons onboard at the time of the accident, and was fast assisted by the Redcliffe Coast Guard.  No injuries are reported to the persons onboard.  The fire is being reported as starting from an electrical fault.
The Bertram 35 Convertible of the fire was a 1988 powered by two diesels.  The 35 Convertible started production from 1974 till 89, the second more modern generation of Bertram's designed by Dave Napier which started to show in the early seventies by the legendary name which pioneered the Deep-V hull shape to the World in 1960 with the 31 model.  The Bertram 35 Convertible cruised at about twenty knots with the standard gas petrol engines on shaft drives, while optional diesels of twin 320hp Cummins added that by couple of knots.      

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