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The last in a series of Bertram 28-footers, the 28 Moppie is a well-styled inboard runabout with the quality engineering and rugged construction one expects in a Bertram product. Shes built on a beamy, solid fiberglass deep-V hull with a steep 23 degrees of transom deadrise. Aside from her superb handling characteristics, the Moppies primary attraction remains her expansive and versatile bi-level cockpit layout. The lower level has plenty of room for a fighting chair, and the low freeboard adds significantly to her fishability. In an unusual design twist, the Moppies galley is on deck, concealed in molded lockers abaft the helm and companion seats. Twin hatches in the bridge deck sole provide excellent service access to the engines. Below deck, the compact cuddy cabin includes a head with a foldaway cover, sink, and V-berth. Additional features include a vented windshield, a painted bow rail and windshield, and teak interior trim. A good performer with standard 260hp MerCruiser gas engines, the 28 Moppie will cruise at 2224 knots (30 knots top). Optional 230hp Volvo diesels cruise at 28 knots.
Overview Beamy deep-V express set high standards in her day for engineering excellence, efficient deck layout, outstanding build quality.
Features Huge cockpit for a 28-footer has concealed on-deck galley, convenient engine access. Roomy cabin includes marine head with foldaway cover, sink, V-berth, storage.
Comments Excellent rough-water ride. Fit and finish is well above average. Fiberglass fuel tanks are a problem with ethanol-blend gas..
Performance MerCruiser 260hp gas engines cruise at 24 knots (30+ knots top).