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1998 Bertram 54 Convertible

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico


54' Bertram Convertible 1998

Professionally maintained and highly customized and upgraded Caterpillar Powered 54' Bertram. Over $150,000 spent since 2019, this boat has been cared for above and beyond the average Sportfishing Yacht.

Custom air-conditioned mezzanine with extended bridge deck overhang, new Garmin electronics are only the beginning.  

Bottom Job June 2021

New Upgrades in 2021: electrical isolators, Murray Bothers Fighting Chair, Simrad AP 44 Autopilot, underwater lights, engine room fire suppression system, fly bridge fusion radio, new anchor, chain and rebuilt windlass.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Bertram
Model: 54 Convertible
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BERS0721B898
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 54 ft
Length Overall: 54 ft
Beam: 16'11 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3412
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 4,383
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3412
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 4,383
Total Engine Power: 2,700hp


Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,450 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal


Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Convertible Boats, Sports Fishing Boats


Jeremy Williams
Please call 850-346-0017
A & M Yacht Sales, Inc


A & M Yacht Sales, Inc
5004 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, Alabama, US, 36605

  • Cockpit Mezzanine added in 2019
  • Cockpit overhang extended 18" and new bridge ladder made
  • Mezzanine AC
  • Separate stereo added for cockpit with 2 subs, 2 speakers, and 2 tweeters
  • Garmin 742 added in cockpit wing '19
  • Freezer under mezzanine seat with storage under foot rest
  • Large ice dump for Eskimo under salon step
  • New flybridge enclosure '17
  • All new bridge cushions '17
  • New helm and chair covers '18
  • Scopinich Teak help and companion chairs
  • Fold down step boxes converted to recessed shore and water outlets
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • 3 Hatches on bow
  • Nav lights
  • Aft LED spreader lights
  • Lazarette access
  • Transom door with gate
  • Complete Lazarette Rebuild Fall 2019
  • Drop rudders and replace bearings
  • Replace exhaust hoses from surge tubes to mufflers
  • Rebuild steering cylinders
  • Replumb trim tabs and install new pump
  • Rebuild rudder shelves
  • Full lazarette paint job
Engines - Mechanical
  • Caterpillar 3412 1350hp 
  • All service up to date including turbos sent off and blue printed
  • Electronic CAT display added December 2019
  • Electronic controls added Spring of '19
  • New Eskimo ice machine added '20
  • New main engine raw water pumps '19
  • New AC's
  • Oil change system
  • Bilge blowers
  • High water alarms
  • Fuel prime pumps
  • Duel Racor fuel system with selector valves for main engines
  • Sight gauge for fuel tanks
Fishing Equipment
  • Custom cockpit freezer under port mezzanine seat '19
  • Ice dump for Eskimo under step to salon
  • (2) 12V electric reel outlets in cockpit
  • Reel Colors Teaser Reels
  • 8 Rod teak rocket launcher with bait tray, tackle drawer, and 2 cup holders
  • 10 rod holders on aft bridge rail
  • Rupp triple spreader outriggers
  • Transom fish box
  • In deck fish box
  • Corian countertops with sea rails
  • Teak and Holly flooring
  • Microwave
  • Above and below counter storage
  • Undermount sink
  • Water heater
  • New '17 Stainless 2 drawer refrigerator and single large refrigerator
  • New '17 custom L-shaped couch with storage below on port side
  • New '17 L-shaped couch forward and starboard with storage below and slider to make a berth
  • New salon headliner '17 and new LED lighting
  • Flatscreen TV in aft starboard corner of salon with SAT TV receiver
  • Custom tackle storage below TV
  • SMX A/C control
  • Accent lighting
  • Custom electronics console at helm
  • Garmin 7616 '17
  • Garmin 8616XSV '17
  • Garmin 7608 '17
  • Garmin 7612
  • Chirp 3KW transducer '17
  • 72 mile radar '17
  • KVH TV SAT 5 dome new '17
  • Simrad AP 28 autopilot
  • CAT electronic display December 2019
  • All new helm switches
  • Garmin VHF '17
  • Fusion stereo for the bridge with 4 JL audio speakers
  • 2 batteries outside of each engine in battery boxes
  • 2 automatic battery chargers
  • Single 50 amp shore power cord on cable master
  • (2) 20KW Northern Lights Generators 
  • 12/24/110V electrical systems
  • 12V electric reel outlets in cockpit
  • 4D battery with dedicated 12V charger for electric reels
  • Redone interior 2017
  • All new electronics 2017
  • Cockpit mezzanine added 2019
  • Electronic controls 2019
  • CAT electronic displays added 2019
  • Lazarette redo 2019
  • CAT engine service up to date
  • Bottom totally stripped and repainted 2019
  • Eskimo Ice Chipper and Water Maker
  • New underwater lights
  • New Mezzanine cushions
Additional Details


  • Criss cross berths
  • Overhead hatch
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker
  • Drawer storage
  • Overhead reading lamps
  • Flatscreen TV
  • SMX digital A/C control
  • Private head
  • Stall shower
  • New Raritan commode
  • Medicine cabinet, sink, and drawers


  • Over/Under bunks with custom fitted bedding
  • Large hanging locker
  • Drawer storage
  • SMX A/C controls
  • Access to day head


  • New stacked washer and dryer
  • Door to companionway
  • Stall shower
  • New Raritan commode
  • Medicine cabinet, sink, and drawers
Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.

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.