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1987 Bertram 54 Convertible

$229,000 USD

  • $229,000 USD
  • Craig R Travis
  • Active
  • Used
  • Convertible Sedan Bridges
  • 1987
  • Bertram
  • 54 Convertible
  • Lighthouse Point, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 54ft / 16.46 m
  • 16ft 11in / 5.16 m
  • Detriot Diesel
  • Bkx 12v71 Ti
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 65000
  • 2015-09-04
  • 2016-09-29
  • 1898229

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  Detroit Diesel BKX 1271 TI's with just over 1000 hours SMOH. 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.



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 chairL shaped seating of front of helm3 Sided enclosures w/3 large U ZipsNew cushions6 Rod holders on aft railStereo speakersChart holderPipewelders tower2 Quartz lights

Salon AC new in 2014 w/updated SMX 11 controlsAll 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, 1000 SMOH2 Onan 15 KW generators w/sound shield - 650 and 750 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 110VAir 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.

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

Video Presentation Links


54 Bertram Convertible 1987 Exterior Presentation


54 Bertram Convertible 87 Main Salon

54 Bertram Convertible 87 Galley

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





The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Affiniti Yacht Brokerage LLC

Lighthouse Point Marina 2711 Marina Circle
Lighthouse Point, Florida, 33064