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1987 Bertram 54 Convertible

Galveston, Texas


"Paparda Rey" had had many updates that make her a truly a one-of-a-kind serious fishing machine! 

The 54' Bertrams are known for their legendary ride in rough conditions and with the addition of the Seakeeper, she is now a stable fishing platform while at rest.

A Seakeeper 9 and a new 21kw Phasor generator were installed in May 2018. She was re-powered in 2010 with Caterpillar C18's with 1,005hp each. In 2010, she also receive a complete exterior Alwgrip paint job.

A true fishing machine with a large custom 250 gallon cockpit in-deck fish box, a large custom transom fish box, a large custom live bait well, bait freezer, electric teaser reels and much more!

The interior has been updated and customized. She features a spacious salon, custom galley, (3) staterooms and (3) heads,

She has had the same knowledgeable owner and captain for the past 12 years.

She is very well maintained and it shows!

Truly a must see and offers considered!



Basic Boat Info

Price: $399,000
Make: Bertram
Model: 54 Convertible
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Bertram
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 54 ft
Length Overall: 54 ft
Beam: 16'11 ft
Max Draft: 5'2 ft
Displacement: 75,000 lb
Single Berths: 6
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,005hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,005hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 2,010hp
Cruising Speed: 25 kn
Propeller RPM: 1950
Maximum Speed: 33 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,450 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal


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


Gary Hare
For complete details and spec sheet, please contact listing broker "Gary Hare" at 713-628-3080 or at [email protected]

Texas Sportfishing Yacht Sales - Clear Lake
2400 South Shore Blvd Pier #15
League City, Texas 77573

Texas Sportfishing & Yacht Sales


Texas Sportfishing & Yacht Sales, Clear Lake
2400 South Shore Blvd. (Mailing Address 2951 Marina Dr. Ste. 130, League City, TX 77573)
League City, Texas, US, 77573


Entering the salon from the cockpit, to port is a large L-Shaped Settee with storage underneath and forward is the custom galley and across to starboard is a large custom L-Shaped Dinette/Settee (storage underneath) with granite table top and the TV/Entertainment center with Flat Screen TV and Onkyo Stereo. She has a boat phone system, SAT TV, SAT Phone, Printer and Apple TV. The SAT Phone can be utilized through the various boat phone handsets throughout the boat. There is a wireless remote that controls the TV and Apple Computer that runs the movie system. There is also a video camera system and recorder.

Moving forward and down, to port is a large VIP Guest Stateroom that has been converted to sleep (4) in (2) over/under berths. There is a flat screen TV/DVD Player and a private entrance to the private head, which includes a teak and holly sole, granite counter top with stainless steel sink, vanity, storage and a large separate shower stall. Across to starboard is a Guest/Crew Stateroom with over/under berths, hanging locker and storage with private entrance to the guest head with granite counter top, sink and vanity.  Moving forward is the Master Stateroom with a queen island berth, hangings lockers and storage, flat screen TV, stereo/dvd and a private entrance to the private forward master head, which includes a teak and holly sole, granite counter top with stainless steel sink, vanity, storage and a large separate shower stall.

Her interior has been updated/customized and includes headliner, recessed lighting, upholstery and soft goods, wall coverings, custom galley, teak & holly sole in the galley & all heads, granite counter tops in galley and all heads and custom starboard stateroom.


Galley has been updated/customized.

  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Teak & Holly Sole
  • (4) Subzero under counter drawer refrigerators and freezers
  • (2) Burner Flat Top Stove
  • Stainless Steel Sink with updated fixtures
  • Convection/ microwave oven
  • Trash compactor
  • Pressure, dockside fresh water system
  • Water heater
  • Garbage disposal
  • Furuno NavNet 3D Color GPS/Map/Plotter/Fish Finder
  • Furuno Screen with Dedicated Radar 
  • Garmin 7612XSV Color GPS/Map/Plotter/Radar/Fish Finder w/Chirp transducer
  • AIS
  • Simrad autopilot
  • ICOM IC-M504 Submersible Plus VHF radio
  • Compass
  • Clarion Stereo on Flybridge
  • Entire boat was painted with Alwgrip in 2010
  • Quick release cockpit awning
  • Cockpit sunshade,
  • Cockpit coaming pads
  • (3)-sided flybridge enclosure
  • (3) Murray bros Helm seats
  • Custom fiberglass gunnel panels
  • New style PVC rub rails with stainless inserts
  • Pipewelders Tuna Tower with center-line ladder
  • (2) Blue Underwater lights
  • Danforth anchor with chain and rode
  • West Marine RIB Dingy with 25hp Mercury Outboard Engine
  • Custom Air Intake System
  • Electric, dinghy davit
  • Anchor davit
  • Bow pulpit 
  • Freshwater, saltwater wash down system
  • Electrical Anchor windlass 
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • Fenders w/ lines
  • Navigation lights
  • Cockpit Spreader lights
  • (6) Person Emergency Life Raft
Fishing Equipment
  • Transom door
  • Murray Bros. fighting chair (Tuna)
  • Rupp Triple Spreader outriggers w/ Center Rigger
  • Pipe Welders tuna (full)tower w/ Center Ladder
  • Large Custom Live bait well
  • Bait freezer 
  • S/S Gunnel top rod holders 
  • (12) Aft flybridge railing mounted rocket launchers
  • Electric teaser reels 
  • Large Custom transom fish box 
  • Large Custom (250 Gallons) cockpit in-deck fish box
  • 110V, 220V AC electrical systems
  • 12/24/32V DC electrical systems
  • Phasor 21KW Generator (new 5/2018) with approximately 800 hours
  • Charles 9000 Series 50 amp 32 Volt automatic battery charger
  • Raritan Crown II "B" Series 24 Volt automatic battery charger
  • Battery parallel switch
  • (7)Batteries
  • Dockside electrical cables
Mechanical Equipment

She was re-powered in 2010 with Caterpillar C18's with 1,005hp each. A Seakeeper 9 was installed in May 2018, as well as a new 21kw Phasor generator.

  • (3) Electric heads with holding tank and overboard discharge
  • (4) Reverse cycle air conditioners 
  • Bridge, tower engine controls
  • Automatic fire control system installed in 2018
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Lube & Oil transfer system
  • Raw water sea strainers
  • Hydraulic wheel steering
  • Caterpillar Displays
  • Engine Synchronizer
  • ZF transmissions (starboard rebuilt 2018 and port rebuilt in 2000)
  • hydraulic trim tabs
  • 600 Gallon per day Water maker
  • Engine temperature alarm
  • Bilge blowers
  • Emergency engine stop
  • Racor fuel filters (Twin 1,000's)
  • Engine fuel shut-off valve
  • (5) Automatic bilge pumps
  • Eskimo ice machine

Personal Items, Tools, Fishing Tackle & Gear.

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

For more information please contact listing broker Gary Hare - Cell# 713-628-3080 or [email protected]

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