54 Bertram Convertible 87

  • 54'
  • 1987
  • Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
  • $189,000


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.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BERTRAM
  • Category: Sport Fisherman
  • Model: 540 Convertible
  • Model Year: 1987
  • YearBuilt: 1987
  • Year Refit: 2011
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Full / Tuna Tower
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/8 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 54' 0" (16.46m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 16' 11" (5.16m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 5' 2" (1.57m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: 54' 0" (16.46m)
  • Cruise Speed: 27 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 31 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 65,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 250 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 50 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,419 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 8
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Deep Vee
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Dave Napier
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: BKX 12V71 TI
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

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.

Custom cut down Galley forward to port with Corian counters w/Sub Zero refrigerator & freezer below
Large coffee table w/storage under & 2 stools around
Garbage disposal
2 Sinks & Kitchen Aid 2 burner cook top
Kitchenaid convection & microwave
Insta_Hot hot water at sink
Icemaker in starboard aft corner of Salon

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 controlsAll canvas new in 2014 except sunshade

Engine Room

Detroit Diesel Key Power BKX 1271 TI’s 900 HP, 1000 SMOH
2 Onan 15 KW generators w/sound shield - 650 and 750 hours
Oil change system
12, 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.

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 


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

Video Presentations

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