November 10, 2010

Improve-it = Bertram 540

Listening to customers Bertram presents a new version to the 2008 launched 540, aimed at meeting the requirements of the hard core fisherman. Called the Hard Core Fishing version this 540 is recognizable from the outside for its fiberglass brow which makes away with the criticized revolutionary forward windshield, characteristic of this model launched in 2008. Whether the forward windshield was loved or hate is another question, but the truth is that since Bertram presented it we have seen other builders copy it from Riviera to Tiara, to the custom Jarrett Bay. Another change in the 540 is a new main deck layout again looking back to traditional Sportfish yacht design with a galley forward, and additional storage for essentials. Adding this new interior layout to the two previous astern galley versions with lower helm or without, the 540 now has three different main deck plans to choose from. Not bad for a Sportfish Yacht labelled as a production model. The standard 540 with forward windshield which gives a nice full view from the saloon, astern galley, and lower helm option will still be available and is now called the Recreational Version for its more cruising looks, but same sportfish yacht functionality on the aft deck, and flybridge.

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