Yacht Overview

  • Yacht Details 54' Bertram 1987
  • Location Lighthouse Point, FL
  • Engines Detriot Diesel
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedMar 27, 2020
  • Asking Price$159,000
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Yacht Description

                                              R E D U C E D


                       Seller Wants Her SOLD So Deal To Be Made


                                                   JUST REDUCED

A proven leader among the serious Sport Fish models this highly maintained 540 Convertible is managed by her full time captain. With her near perfect of design, engineering and of course construction she is a dream in heavy blue water environments. Powered by a pair "detained" Detroit Diesel BKX 1271 TI's producing 650 BHP in lieu of the capable 900 with 890 Port and 1188 Starboard according to gauges which dramatically increases Engine longevity and fuel economy. She runs great and will cruise at 25 knots and top out around 28.

A long list of updates and her tastefully redecorated interior is what really makes her stand out to the 54 Bertram buyer. She is dialed in and ready to go.

Two day May 21, 2019 insurance survey available to Affiniti Clients upon request for your review and consideration



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  • Make Detriot Diesel
  • Model BKX 12V71 TI
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 890
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Cruising Speed: 23 kn
  • Beam: 16' 11''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 5' 2''
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 1419|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 250|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 50|gallon

Vessel Walk Through

VIP stateroom forward has island queen berth, private head with stall shower, TV/VCR, stereo system and A/C control panel. Aft to port is the master stateroom with an offset Queen Island Berth, private head with stall shower, TV/VCR, A/C controls. Aft to starboard is the over/under washer/dryer followed by a third guest stateroom with over/under berths, private head and A/C control panel. Up to main salon with galley forward to port and L shaped dinette forward to starboard. The salon was updated in 2012. The large “L” shaped salon sofa is situated in the aft port corner of the main salon and plenty of room to stretch out and entertain. A custom table is in front of the sofa that offers a tremendous amount of additional storage. Forward and above the dinette to starboard, the locker that used to house the TV and stereo equipment. All oak woodwork has been refinished and the headliners have been replaced as part of the 2012 decor update. The interior colors are shades of beige, brown and green. Cabin windows are tinted and there are canvas covers to protect the carpeting.


L shaped couch to port with storage and rod storage withinDinette forward to starboard with storage under and Corian topCustom cut down Galley forward to port with Corian counters w/Sub Zero refrigerator & freezer belowLarge coffee table w/storage under & 2 stools aroundGarbage disposal2 Sinks & Kitchen Aid 2 burner cook topKitchenaid convection & microwaveInstahot hot water at sinkIcemaker in starboard aft corner of SalonSony TVPioneer amp w/Bose Surround SoundPhilip Blue RayDirect TVWood mini blinds w/accent drapesHigh gloss cherry wood interior

Down 3 steps Starboard Stateroom with head & shower, hanging locker & drawer storageForward to port is Owner Stateroom w/queen centerline bed, storage under also drawers under, 2 end tables w/storage, large hanging lockerHead & stall shower

Bendex washer/dryer across to starboardForward to VIP which has queen berth w/storage under with head & stall shower to starboard, abundant storage in this stateroom


Located forwarded of the Main Salon the large galley offers all of the amenities typically onboard a vessel of this caliber.

Electronics & Navigation

M3 KVH Satellite
TVGarmin 4210 GPS plotter
Newer 2014Datamarine depth, speed & log
Icom VHF M604,
New 2014Robertson autopilot AP 30X Control Head
Furuno bottom machine FCV 561
Clarion stereo
VHF in tower

Deck & Hull

Forward to port is large tackle center housing freezer, drink cooler, sink w/tackle 5 drawers

Engine Room access under Salon doorLive well starboard side of door

Spare props under Cockpit soleHead Hunter Mach 5 freshwater pump under soleNew fiberglass deck installed4 New fiberglass storage lockers under covering boardsRetractable sunshade

Freshwater washdownTransom door with gate Swim platform2 Stereo speakers6 Rod holdersRupp Tripple spreader outriggersCenter rigger


3 Pompanette helm chairs, shaped seating of front of helm, brand new (February 2016) 3 sided enclosures w/3 large U Zips, new cushions, 6 rod holders on aft rail, brand new Satellite Stereo speakers (February 2016), Chart holder, Pipewelders tower, 2 Quartz lights and a new Venturi Windshield installed February 2016.

Salon AC new in 2014 w/updated SMX 11 controls. All canvas new in 2014 except sunshade.

Complete 2016 Bottom Maintenance has been completed at Merritt Boat Yard, Pompano Beach that includes complete sanding prep and the application of two coats of anti fouling paint. The hull was detailed at the same time and a new transducer was installed to accommodate the new bottom sounder being installed.

Engine Room

Detroit Diesel Key Power BKX 1271 TI’s 900 HP currently "Detuned" to 650 HP to dramatically increase longevity and fuel economy, 2,100 SMOH (June 18), Onan 15 KW generators w/sound shield - 750 and 900 hours, Oil change system12, 32, 110, 220V 20 Gal. Hot Water Heater, 2 32V chargers, 12V charger, Tides Dripless shaft logs w/spare seals, Air compressor 110V Air horns dual trumpet, Crash pump engine driven, Algae X Double racors on main engines, Racors on generators, 220V AC pump, 4 AC compressors, Hynautic Steering, Bennett Trim Tabs, CO2 Fire system, Auto & Manual Blowers (2), New PVC rub rails w/stainless steel Striker, 30 Gallon oil res.

Reported RPM Fuel Burn is as follows:

1,650- 1,700 17-18.5 Knots

1,850- 1,900 20-21 Knots

2,100 RPM 22.5 Knots

W.O.T. 25 Knots

Vessel is typically cruised at 1850 RPM’s doing 20 knots with 28 GPH each for a total of 56 GPH. Fast Cruise of 22.5 knots at 2,100 reported

Construction Features

The Bertram 54 is one of the finest boats ever built in this size range. Some of her top quality construction features include: Hand laid fiberglass hull, through bolted and bonded hull to deck shoebox joint, Isopthalic gelcoat, metal backing plates on stress bearing hardware, custom fiberglass fuel tanks, custom metal engine foundations, all bronze thru hulls, highest grade SS fasteners, leaded foam insulation, highest grade color coded marine wiring, copper bonding system, extruded aluminum rub rails

Recent Maintenance

November 2015

● Engines completely gone through and valves adjusted all cylinders
● Inspection of cylinder liners revealed cross hatching present all
● Main Engines Oil, Lube and Filters
● All Hose Clamps replaced
● Fuel Tank sight glasses removed and sealed
● Entire Bilge Pump System inspected and test. Parts replaced as
● Generators (2) regular maintenance Oil, Lube and Filters
● New Fresh Water Wash-Down Pump installed

February 2016

● Complete Compound & Wax
● Annual Bottom Maintenance Anti Fouling Paint, Running Gear and Zincs
● Rudder Packing Glands inspected and repacked
● Installed new Transducer with Sonar Module for 4212 Garmin
● New Live-well Pump
● New Batteries
● All Refrigeration systems cleaned, maintained
● Cockpit Freezer cleaned and maintained
● All Reverse cycle Air Conditioning served and cleaned
● Auto Pilot Display Head replaced
● New Flat Screen Television installed in salon

February 2017

• Newly installed three side Eisenglass Enclosure on Fly Bridge
• Newly installed Venturi Windshield installed on Fly Bridge
• New Satellite Stereo and Speakers
• All mechanical maintenance performed on Main Engines and Generators
• New Flat Screen Television installed in Main Salon

August 2018

• Annual maintenance program completed which included application of anti
fouling bottom paint and rudders dropped and repacked. All systems

• All new Galley and Dinette flooring

November 2018

• Complete Engine Service including the replacement of manifolds, heat
exchangers removed cleaned and bench pressure tested and Intercoolers and
turbos fully serviced.

• Complete Generator service

February 2019

• All refrigeration serviced to include both refrigerators and freezers

• Air Conditioning 3 units fully serviced and Master SR replaced

• New fly bridge enclosure 3 sides

• Fly bridge seat covers new

• House windows removed and resealed

May 2019

• Two Day Marine Survey for Insurance purposes conducted May 21 and May 22.
A copy of this report is available to Affiniti customer upon request

Video Presentation Links

54 Bertram Convertible 87 Stateroom Passageway


54 Bertram Convertible 87 Engine Room 1

54 Bertram Convertible 87 Engine Room 2

54 Bertram Convertible 1987 Engine Room


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Affiniti Yacht Brokerage | Lighthouse Point Office.


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