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Bertram World Headquarters to call Tampa Bay home

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American boat builder Bertram announced July 14 that it has acquired a waterfront facility on Florida’s Gulf Coast where it not only can build new Bertram yachts, but also fulfill its customers’ service and refit needs throughout the life cycle of their vessels.

The new Bertram World Headquarters is an existing 120,000-sq.ft. shipyard and marine service facility located at 5250 W. Tyson Ave. in Tampa, immediately south of the Gandy Bridge on Tampa Bay.

“This plant, which already has been operating as a full-service marine facility for decades, is perfect for Bertram in so many ways,” said Peter Truslow, Bertram Yachts CEO. “It will allow us to create a complete Bertram manufacturing and service center in one of America’s most popular year-round boating destinations.

5250 W. Tyson Ave. in Tampa is the location of Bertram's World Headquarters.

5250 W. Tyson Ave. in Tampa is the location of Bertram’s World Headquarters.

The facility has a great layout, with 40-foot-high buildings and high-tech fiberglass construction equipment already in place that we can utilize to build the new Bertram 35’ and larger models. In fact, production of Bertram 35’ Hull No. 3 already is under way in Tampa, and the first Bertram 60 will start construction soon.

By investing in the Tampa facility, Italian industrial corporation Gavio Group delivered on a strategic vision it has held for the builder since acquiring the Bertram brand in 2015.

“From the beginning, my idea was to start in Maine and then move Bertram to Florida − My first choice was Florida,” said Beniamino Gavio, who leads the Group’s yacht brands, including Baglietto, Bertram and Cantieri Cerri. “We believe that Bertram belongs to this country.

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3 thoughts on “Bertram World Headquarters to call Tampa Bay home

  1. Flagrante Delicto

    Gavio is a bit confused. Bertram has ALWAYS been in Florida since the first Mopie was built in 1960.

  2. Fritz Mueller

    The Ferretti Group is owned by the Chinese. When Ferretti divested themselves of Bertram it was no longer Chinese owned.

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