Bertram 70' Enclosed Bridge SportfishEvolution, Italian Style. Review by Loren Schweizer Bertram’s new flagship, the 700 Enclosed Bridge, marries superb Euro-styling with a gutsy hull built to take you in supreme comfort where the seas run wild. While their boats have always been marvels of engineering, stoutly constructed, and styled with a crispness of line that has defined the marque over the years, Bertram reached the point where they decided it was time to kick it up a notch: not radical change for change’s sake, but rather an evolution in styling, an evolution in form & function—thinking outside the box--to build the future Bertram, without altering the basic DNA of what had brought them this far. It was the collaboration between Bertram and Ferretti, a great American boatbuilder combining with an Italian firm renowned for it’s passion for boatbuilding excellence, that has led to this latest Bertram uber-sportfisherman, the 700 Enclosed Bridge. From the reverse sheer of her bow to the declining freeboard aft in the cockpit, her lines are taut, and the trailing edges of the deckhouse and flybridge hardtop suggest spoilers on a racecar. The hull side window and smooth sheerline transition serve as reminders that this new Bertram represents the future.