Bertram Yacht welcomes Robert Ullberg
July 27, 2012
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Miami, FL. July 26, 2012– Bertram Yacht has appointed Robert Ullberg as Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. Ullberg brings over 20 years of experience in the design, engineering and development of high performance sportfishing and motor yachts. Beginning his career with Tom Fexas Yacht Design in Stuart, Florida, Ullberg quickly became the project manager for many of the firm’s sportfishing designs. In 1996 he left Fexas to establish Ullberg Yacht Design, an engineering based design firm that focused primarily on the design and development of custom sport fishing boats. Ullberg’s portfolio includes designs for world class custom sportfish builders such as Willis Marine, Whiticar Boatworks, Merritt Boat and Engine Works, Garlington-Landeweer Marine, Mike Rybovich, Bayliss Boatworks and Lyman Morse Boatbuilders. Over the past 16 years Robert has designed and engineered state of the art custom sport fishing boats in the 40-90ft range. Most recent is his launch of one of the largest and fastest express style sportfishing yachts in the world at 65 feet. In his new role, Robert will lead the Engineering and Product Development organization for Bertram Yacht at the new facility in Merritt Island. He will initially concentrate on the new 2013 Bertrams that will be built in Merritt Island, followed by the development of a series of new Bertram Sport Fishing models. Robert will report directly to the President of Bertram Yacht, Alton Herndon. He will also work closely with the Vice President of Manufacturing, Ken Beauregard, and the new Bertram Sales organization led by Don Smith. “We are extremely excited to have Robert on board as part of our organization” commented Alton Herndon. “We are confident that the design and engineering talent that Robert brings combined with his experience in the custom yacht industry will reinforce Bertram’s position as a premier manufacturer of sport fishing boats.”
BERTRAM AND THE FERRETTI GROUP
Bertram is a brand of Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. The Ferretti Group, founded in 1968, is led by Chairman and Founder Norberto Ferretti and by CEO Giancarlo Galeone, has always been at the very heights of the pleasure boating market due to constant product and process innovation, continuous research and development and cutting-edge technological solutions. The Group is present in the United States through its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of Sales Centers specializing in the distribution and sales of the Group’s brands throughout the North American market, and in Asia, through a representative and promotion office in Shanghai. Overall the Group is represented by an exclusive network of around 60 carefully selected dealers globally with a presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring valued clients receive the very best customer service and support in marinas all over the world. The Group has always been at the top of the yachting industry, due to constant product and process innovation and continuous research in innovative technology solutions. The Group’s comprehensive portfolio of yachts include flybridges, runabouts, open yachts, coupe yachts, lobster boats, fisherman yachts, maxi yachts and mega-yachts that are designed by highly specialized technicians and engineers at the Advanced Yacht Technology (AYT) research and design center in close collaboration with the skilful team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. The teams are constantly developing their internal expertise while working together with internationally renowned yacht designers and naval architects. As a result, Ferretti Group’s yachts have always been characterized by high quality, best – in – class safety features, outstanding performance at sea; together with exclusive designs and timeless elegance, which are unparalleled in the boating sector worldwide.