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1987 Bertram 54 Convertible

location icon Lighthouse Point, Florida
Year 1987
Length 54 ft

                                              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 "de-tuned" 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




Year Built 1987
Category Power
Length Overall 54 ft
Beam 16'11 ft
Max Draft 5'2 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,800 hp
Cruising Speed 18 kn
Maximum Speed 24 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 1,419 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 250 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 50 gal
Dry Weight 65,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Detriot Diesel
Model: BKX 12V71 TI
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 900hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Other
Year: 1987
Engine Hours: 890
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Detriot Diesel
Model: BKX 12V71 TI
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 900hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Other
Year: 1987
Engine Hours: 1180
Engine Location: Starboard
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 TV
Garmin 4210 GPS plotter 
Newer 2014Datamarine depth, speed & log
Robertson autopilot AP 30X Control Head
Clarion stereo
Engine Synchronizer
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




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.
Additional Contact Information

She is in nice condition and ready to go by full full time Captain. Her owner Hass found his new boat and wants this sold so we have just dropped the asking price by another $10K. The low price is there to sell the boat and is not reflective of her overall condition. Don’t miss this opportunit.

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