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Yacht Manufacturer Bertram Chooses Tampa, Florida, For International Headquarters-Operations Hub

Bertram LLC will invest $35 million to establish its international headquarters and manufacturing center in Tampa, Florida. The company plans to hire 140 associates.

Their new facility in Tampa will include include the headquarter offices, production, tooling storage, yacht service, maintenance and refit operations, and parts sales.

Peter Truslow, CEO of Bertram LLC, said, “This announcement signals another exciting chapter in the history of Bertram Yachts. We are proud to partner with the State of Florida, Hillsborough County, and the City of Tampa and look forward to building our organization’s future here."

“Our new headquarters will attract yacht owners, their associates, and crew members from around the world to Tampa to monitor progress on the construction of their new vessels and have them serviced and maintained,” he added.

“This is a great win for Tampa Bay and the state,” said Crystal Sircy, Executive Vice President and COO of Enterprise Florida. “Florida is synonymous with boating, not only for recreation but for manufacturing and innovation as well. Manufacturers like Bertram help us solidify the state’s position as a top location for boat makers, and we thank them for choosing Florida.”

This project was made possible through strong partnerships between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and Enterprise Florida.

“Three other states did their best to lure Bertram’s international headquarters, and the competition for this project was intense,” said the Hon. Leslie “Les” Miller, Chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

“Hillsborough County has the business climate, workforce, and quality of life our competitors simply could not beat. We are excited to welcome Bertram to Hillsborough County and thank them for their investment in our community.”

“Bertram’s selection of Tampa is a big win for Hillsborough County and the entire Tampa Bay region,” said Colleen Chappell, Chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and CEO of ChappellRoberts. “Manufacturing projects are among the most competitive and highly prized in economic development, and as the boating industry show signs of recovery and expansion, we’re well-positioned to leverage this momentum.”

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