Bertram Yachts appoints Mark Paulhus its Chief Executive Officer
Paulhus has spent 35 years in the recreational marine industry at Chris-Craft, OMC, and Brunswick Corporation. He comes to Bertram after spending 28 years at Brunswick where he held numerous high level domestic and international roles in product development, strategic planning, and general management. From 2008 to 2015 he provided leadership to the Brunswick European Boat Group in Belgium as Vice President and then General Manager/President and from 2015 to 2019 has served as Sr. Vice President of Product Development & Engineering for Brunswick’s Sea Ray division.
“I am exceptionally proud to start this new adventure with Bertram Yachts, a real icon of American boating – Paulhus said – Bertram holds ambitious plans in terms of production quality and organization and our team is exceptionally committed to delivering the best possible product and experience to our customers. Bertram has just launched the new 61’ model and, with the support of Michael Peters Yacht Design, we are working on several exciting new projects. I am looking forward to bringing my experience in boat design, engineering and construction to support this growth. We share the same vision and passion and I am excited to be part of this extraordinary team.”
“Paulhus is a man with a great experience and huge competence, yet he really stands out for his human values and leadership attitude –Michele Gavino, CEO of the parent company Baglietto, said. With his commitment and passion Bertram will reach amazing goals in the nearest future”. Bertram Yachts continues to be an innovative manufacturer, inspired by tradition – always pushing to be a little bolder and drive a little further – utilizing advanced technology and electronics.
When in 2015, the Gavio Group purchased Bertram Yachts they vowed to restore its once known fame and quality. The first plan for the company was to prove its dedication to the Bertram legacy by introducing a modern Bertram 35, based on the timeless foundation and success of the original Bertram 31 that brought the company and offshore boaters a vessel that invented the state of the industry in present-day. The 35 flybridge was introduced in September 2016 and received instant and overwhelming success. Bertram is committed to using state-of-the-art materials and innovative construction techniques crucial to building the best boat on the water. Construction on all models features 100% infused hulls with Kevlar reinforcements and all FRP components are built with vinylester resins. The premium materials used in construction are the foundation for the unparalleled performance, durability, and longevity of each Bertram hull.