31ft Bertram Moppie "KARINA" -This is what our regular 31 FT Bertram clients have been waiting for - everything you enjoy about our standard Bertram's with the addition of a comfortable cabin and air-conditioning (In process). A step up from the 31 ft Bertram's due to being newer but still affordable. This vessel has a 12 foot beam and is well set out for fishing. Twin Cummins 315 HP diesel engines have this beauty cruising at 24 knots and a top speed of 29 knots. Only 20 Bertram Moppies were made and they are much sought after due to their incredible design and seaworthiness, especially in rough seas.
This is what marine surveyor David Pascoe says about this boat: "I've finally found my dream boat and this is it. I'm almost embarrassed to use such words due to all the ridiculous hype we read in the magazines, but I can assure you that it is hard to overstate the positive aspects of the 31 Moppie. Superb, absolutely superb. It’s a shame that there are so many pathetically designed and poorly handling boats out there that the average boater has come to accept poor performance as a standard. Most just don’t know what a great handling boat is because they never get the opportunity to pilot one. The first thing I did was to slow down from a 24 knot romp on beam seas, cut her back to 12 knots and then put her bow smack into those mildly towering waves coming at us. I fully expected to see blue water coming over the bow but it never happened. Each time the bow neatly rose up and over the wave without plunging deep into the trough of the next one. How many thirty footers have you ever been aboard where you don’t feel cramped and are constantly bumping into things? The traffic pattern is a straight, unencumbered pathway right up the middle. The companionway into the cabin is huge and you can walk right down the steps without even ducking (I’m 6-0). Beautiful, just beautiful."
Captain Bruce Montana comes from a famous Cabo fishing family and he is well skilled in all types of fishing. Bruce speaks good English and keeps his boat in impeccable shape. Bruce's largest fish to date is an 850 LB blue marlin when he was a deckhand, with the angler landing the fish in 15 minutes back in 2006. Bruce has also been crew aboard winning boats in tournaments in 2006 in Mazatlán, in 2009 second place release East Cape Bisbee, second place wahoo Los Cabos Billfish Tournament in 2009, second place in Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2013 with a 517 LB blue. Bruce loves to fish for big blue and black marlin but is equally skilled well with big dorado and tuna.
Extra guests: The maximum number of guests is shown on the booking pages however please ask us if you would like to book a specific boat but invite more guests as this can often be accomodated. There is a small charge per each additional person. (Excludes our 28ft and 31ft boats which only have fixed guest numbers).