August 6, 2020

Out-News = Bertram Moppie Lost to Fire Outside Porto Rotondo

A Bertram 28 Moppie was lost to fire outside of Porto Rotondo, in the North East of Sardinia in the morning of sixth August 2020. The boat was reported going out of the famous Sardinia Esmeralda coast marina when the Bertram day cruiser started fuming white smoke, which in about two minutes turned into black and engulfed the whole boat.  No injuries where reported in the fire, but the boat as the picture above is totalled.
The 28 became Bertram's best seller over the years selling over 2200 boats, for a production which started in 1971.  The 28 was the Bertram's which changed designer duties, with David Napier taking over from Ray Hunt and designing all the range from there onward.  The Moppie was the day sport cruiser version and featured a large cockpit and a small cuddy cabin interior.  This particular 28 Moppie which was lost to fire was powered by twin Mercruiser V8 5.7 litre carburettor petrol gas engines.

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