October 13, 2016
Marine Security Leader Installs Award-Winning Video Surveillance Tracking System on Newly Launched Iconic Bertram 35 Moppie
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year as a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it has partnered with Bertram Yachts to install the GOST Watch HD video surveillance system and GOST Nav-Tracker 1.0 on the newly launched Bertram 35 Moppie. The yacht will tour the east coast of the United States from Maine to Fort Lauderdale, and be showcased at a number of boat shows this fall, including the United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, from October 13-16, 2016.
The installed GOST Watch HD surveillance system is a powerful, yet flexible video surveillance device. Connected to forward and aft cameras on the Moppie 35, the GOST Watch HD will broadcast live streaming activities onboard the vessel for anyone to access on demand. This installation also incorporates an on demand video capture feature which will take 10-second video clips of those onboard and upload them to GOST’s secure video site. The clips can be shared via social media using the hashtag campaign #Bertram35.
GOST Nav-Tracker is a marine-grade, water resistant, tracking system that provides reliable global Inmarsat satellite-based vessel tracking and management from anywhere in the world. Fans of the new Bertram 35 can go to Bertram’s website link to see the boat’s exact latitude, longitude, speed and heading as it makes its way from boat show to boat show.
“Bertram revolutionized powerboating with the release of the deep-vee hulled 31-foot Glass Moppie in 1960,” said, Tommy Thompson, vice president of sales, Bertram. “Since then, the brand has had a long history of innovation, culminating in our complete reinvention of the iconic Moppie. This boat represents the rebirth of an American legend and we wouldn’t want anything but the most technologically advanced components on board. The GOST Watch HD system and Nav-Tracker are the most rugged and reliable option for video surveillance and tracking solutions available, and we are excited for both the security they provide and the fun opportunities ahead to make video and location information available to the world.
“The Bertram Moppie is a piece of Americana and a true work of art,” said Brian Kane, director research and development, GOST. “I am confident the boating world will be impressed with the capabilities and unique styling of the Moppie. We are honored to be involved in this project and excited to provide the highest quality video and tracking capabilities and complete situational awareness to this iconic boat.”
Bertram Yachts got its start in 1960 when founder Dick Bertram built the first Bertram, the 31-foot Glass Moppie. Built from a plug made from the original prototype that smashed records in the 1960 Miami to Nassau Ocean Power Boat Race, the Bertram 31 launched a line of performance and sportfishing boats ranging up to 80 feet long that would be known for their excellent ride and seakeeping in unforgiving conditions. The company and its legend grew – thanks to many noteworthy models, including the Bertram 28, 46 and 54, which made their mark on the fishing world. In 2015, a group headed by Beniamino Gavio acquired Bertram. The boatbuilding entrepreneur is committed to returning this iconic American brand back to its roots.
For more information on the Bertram 35 Moppie or Bertram, visit www.bertram.com. To log into the monitoring page and view video and tracking information, visit www.bertram.com/GOST and enter the respective login info below.
GOST® -Global Ocean Security Technologies -offers a full line of state-of-the-art wireless security, monitoring, satellite tracking, and surveillance, acoustic deterrent and cloaking systems for any size vessel. GOST systems are designed to protect against theft, fire, smoke, high water, low voltage, loss of shore power and intrusion and notify boat owners and crew immediately when an event occurs on board. As the global leader in marine security technology, our personalized service and innovative technology provides boat owners with complete peace of mind from anywhere in the world. GOST is Always Watching – Never Seen®