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The Ber­tram 25 should be listed. It has the legendary hull lin­eage, de­sign and tough­ness of the 31, and was avail­able open and as an ex­press fly­bridge. This was one of the few small boats that could run big water with larger fish­ing boats and still have an un­clut­tered tran­som in V-drive for­ma­tion. With stern­drives, it could be fished in­shore in shal­lower ar­eas. The proof of the de­sign lies in the con­tin­ued restora­tion of older hulls, with ev­ery­thing from diesel to big­block stern­drives and out­boards, or molded into cen­ter con­soles. It could be rea­son­ably trail­ered, which opened up a world of fish­ing op­tions up and down the coasts. Ar­guably, the Sham­rock Keel drive, for its unique small­boat drive op­tion, could be con­sid­ered. Also, the Dyer 29 is iconic for its longevity, time­less de­sign, all-weather rugged­ness and fishability.

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