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A proven tournament winner and the sportfishing superstar of her era, the Bertram 54 is one of the most popular convertibles her size ever built. Indeed, only a few boats compared with the 54 when it came to open-water handling and heavy weather performance. Built on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull, several three-stateroom interiors were available over the years. Most came with an L-shaped dinette forward to starboard in the salon, opposite the U-shaped galley. The master stateroom is to port and includes a walkaround queen bed and private head with shower. The forward VIP stateroom came with V-berths (or a queen bed) and also included a private head/shower, while the starboard guest stateroom has over/under berths and private access to the day head. A washer/dryer was a popular option, and later models have a light oak interior rather than the original teak woodwork. Among her more significant revisions, the front windshield was eliminated in 1986, and in 1987 the flybridge was restyled and the fuel capacity increased. Detroit 800hp 12V71 diesel cruise at 24–25 knots. Later models with 1,100hp 12V92 engines cruise at 26–28 knots. A total of 177 Bertram 54s were built.
Overview Proven tournament winner is widely regarded as one of the best sportfishing yachts of her era.
Features Near perfect blend of design and construction-few production (or custom) boats her size compare when it comes to heavy-weather handling. Deckhouse windshield eliminated in 1986; flybridge restyled and fuel capacity increased in 1987. Several floorplans to choose from. Huge cockpit for a 54-foot yacht.
Comments Total of 177 were built.
Performance Cruise at 24 knots with 800hp 12V71s; 29-30 knots with 1,100hp 12V92s.