1987 Bertram 54 Convertible
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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