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Old 03-07-2004, 04:19 PM
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I was looking at a 28' Bertram hull sitting in a marina this weekend. What is the history of this boat? It looks like it was a pretty nice package back in its day. Was this a competitor of the early Cigarettes? Are they worth anything today?
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The orriginal Bertram Baron boat for their brochure - was mine - I repowerd it - enjoyed it - and sold it -

it was my first Offshore race- and I won it - in 1972 - the beginning of what was eventually to become NNRT

I have a few photos left -

email me with your email address - and I will send you some photos -

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I was looking at a 28' Bertram hull sitting in a marina this weekend. What is the history of this boat? It looks like it was a pretty nice package back in its day. Was this a competitor of the early Cigarettes? Are they worth anything today?
I had one. They only made a handful of 28's. They came with Ford 351's with Volvo drives or a 6 cylinder Mercruiser with some little Mercury drive. I had a red and white one. It had a set of 440 Olds engines. I'm telling the truth - not kidding. A guy I know put them in the boat. He also rebuilt the boat known as "The Little Cigarette" in New Jersey where I grew up. Another guy I knew who's name is Phil from New Jersey raced one called "Needle Nose." A blue 28' Bertram Barron.

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not sure if this is a 28 or not. guy has it in the rack next to mine.
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BTW....

twin 351 w/ vovlo drives
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That is a BARON,
The seats were so close togeather you had to spin one sideways to get to the back seat, an slide between them.
They only came with two power options.
Twin 351 Fords- volvo drives- 270- no trim.
Twin Mercs. 165's Merc Drive, U could trim that baby.
I'm not sure but i think they only made 12 of them.

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Awesome boat.
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definitely a cool boat for sure! They also made a 20' Baron and I had a friend with one...it had a big block and TRS drive...what a handful! wish i had pics of it
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I remember the Needle Nose boats well.....
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