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February/March 2018 — Table of Contents

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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.

FEATURES

Dan Spurr

Building the new Bertram. Page 18.

18  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.

Bruce Pfund

Details from boat shows. Page 34.

34  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.

Jay Paris

A modern fractional rig. Page 46.

46  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.

Melissa Wood

Finding and keeping talent. Page 60.

60  Young Canadians
by Melissa Wood
A Nova Scotia boatyard attracts new talent by offering unusual projects, training in traditional skills, and the potential for an enduring career.

DEPARTMENTS

4  Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on successes and challenges of industry education for certification; refinements for wet exhausts; and practical onboard smoke detectors.

10  Rovings
compiled by Dan Spurr
The Icelandic ÖK Hull; building aluminum sailboats in South Korea; the Swamp Shark propulsion system; soft nonskid paint additive; eight bells George Cuthbertson and Stephen Olson.

88  Parting Shot
by David Rifkin
A strategy to avoid the unintended consequences of whole-boat ground fault protection requirements.

READER SERVICES

68  New Products and Processes

70  Connections

73  Classified Advertising

75  Index to Advertisers