Professional BoatBuilder Magazine
On the cover: Pete Hayes, a technician at the new Bertram production plant in Tampa, Florida, laminates a flybridge "wing" mold for one of two newly designed Bertram models that are now being marketed under the iconic name. Italian industrial conglomerate Gavio Group acquired the company from Ferretti in March 2015 and has committed to reviving it and updating its boats. Story on page 18. Photograph by Dan Spurr.
Bertram Is Back by Dan Spurr. The fall boat shows and crowded docks yield a wealth of instructive examples of what boatbuilders do well and not so well.
Boat Show and Tell by Bruce Pfund. The fall boat shows and crowded docks yield a wealth of instructive examples of what boatbuilders do well and not so well.
Fractional Update by Jay Paris. Designing this atypical fractional rig for a modern cruising sloop or yawl is based on practical experience and historical models.
Young Canadians by Steve D'Antonio. A Nova Scotia boatyard attracts new talent by offering unusual projects, training in traditional skills, and the potential for an enduring career.