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1987 Bertram Convertible

Freeport, Texas


This 54 Bertram with C-18 CAT power gives you a popular seaworthy boat with better fuel economy and less engine weight. Looking for a Classic Gameboat with modern power? This Boat was re-powered in 2005 and had its 3000 hour service in 2018. The 54' Bertram is known for its rugged seakeeping ability and has been a favorite of many tournament fishermen over the years. Located just South of Houston, TX, this boat is easy to fly in and check out! Call Today!!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $245,000
Make: Bertram
Model: Convertible
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Bertram
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 54 ft
Length Overall: 54 ft
Beam: 16'11 ft
Min Draft: 5 ft
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C-18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,050hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 2996
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C-18
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,050hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 3002
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 2,100hp
Cruising Speed: 20.86 kn
Propeller RPM: 1800
Maximum Speed: 27.81 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,650 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Other
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 225 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Convertible Boats, Sports Fishing Boats


John Cochrane
Capt. John Cochrane

Contact John @ 409-739-4817 or click here to e-mail John
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John has been a professional captain for over 25 years and is very experienced in the operation and maintenance of these vessels and their equipment. Specializing in Sportfishing and Motor Yachts of all sizes, John has a particular interest in custom sportfishing boats. His international experience includes sales to Mexico, Central America, Australia and the Caribbean.

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Fox Yacht Sales-Four Gulf Coast Locations


Fox Yacht Sales-Four Gulf Coast Locations
203 West Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas, US, 78373


2005 Caterpillar C-18 Repower 1050 HP ea

ZF Transmissions

Engines Hours Port 2996  Stb 3002





Fuel: Four Tanks - 1650 gallons total

                               Two 300 gallon tanks Mid-ship

                               One 600 gallon Aft tank

                               One 450 gallon Aux tank (located aft also)

Fresh Water: 225 gallons


Forward is the guest stateroom with custom cabinets and upper and lower berths, directly aft is the master stateroom with queen berth, across is the tackle locker and next is the guest stateroom with upper and lower berth's. The salon has a 'U' shaped galley forward to port and an oversize dinette forward to starboard. Aft to port is a large 'L' shaped sofa. Aft to starboard is a Sony TV, storage lockers and ships electrical panel..

  • GE refrigerator w/freezer
  • GE convection oven/microwave
  • Origo 2 burner, electric stove top
  • Water heater
  • Pressure water system
  • Ample storage space
  • SS Double Sink
  • Garbage Disposal
Electronics and Navigation
  • Furuno auto pilot 2016
  • Compass
  • Furuno NavNet 3D 12" w/radar at Helm Console 2016
  • Furuno Navnet 3D 8" in overhead electronics box 2016
  • ICOM M-602 VHF
  • ICOM M-604 VHF
  • Sirius satellite radio 
  • Salon speakers
  • EPIRB 
Electrical System


  • 6 Series 4D for Main Engines and House Electrical
  • Main Engine Start is 24 VDC
  • Battery parallel switch
  • 12 VDC Automatic battery charger
  • 24 VDC Automatic battery charger
  • Dockside electrical cable 2016
  • Two Phasor 7.5 kW generators new 2007 approx 7200 hours on each
  • 12V/24V/110V/240V Electrical system
  • Shore power cord inlets new 2016
  • Danforth Aluminum anchor
  • Anchor davit
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Flybridge curtains
  • Cockpit Awning
  • Fresh and salt water wash down system
  • Fenders and lines
  • Life jackets
  • Navigation lights
  • Dual ACR electric search lights with remote control
  • Spreader lights
  • Galley Maid electric windlass
  • Bridge cushions 
  • Ladderback helm chair and companion chairs
  • Side vent scoops removed and glassed
  • All stainless bridge rails, ladder and bow rail
  • Vinyl style rub rails 2008
  • Fiberglass spray rails 
  • Auxilliary fuel transfer pump
  • Custom Helm Console
Engine and Mechanical Equipment
  • Cruiseair reverse cycle A/C units (4)
  • Cockpit freezer units (2)
  • Cockpit Drink Box (refridgerated)
  • (3) Automatic bilge pumps
  • Electronic engine controls
  • Engine alarm
  • Automatic fire control system (current)
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Fuel shut off valve
  • Galley Maid electric heads (2) with holding tank 
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Synchronizers
  • Trim tabs
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Lube oil transfer system
  • (2) Spare props
Fishing Equipment
  • Bait freezer
  • Cockpit sink
  • Fish box
  • Transom door
  • Bluewater fighting chair w/ footrest
  • Hardtop Half  tower w/triple spreader outriggers 
  • Hardtop has spreader lights
  • Center Rigger
  • Shimano 30# teaser reels 
Other Features
  • New Caterpiller 1050 HP C-18's were installed in 2005
  • Dual Racor filters on each engine
  • Single Racors on Generators

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.

Disclaimer This calculator is intended solely for general informational purposes, and to provide a rough estimate based on the information you provide. You should not base your decision on this estimate alone.

Office Locations

Port Aransas (Main Office)

203 W Cotter Ave. Port Aransas, Texas 78373,
Brokers: Aaron Belcher, Dee Wallace, Chris Fox, Peter Fox, Jay Jones, Danny Blood, Peter Young
(361) 749-4870 (361) 749-4859

Seabrook Office

1900 Shipyard Dr. Seabrook, Texas 77586,
Brokers: Capt. John Cochrane
409-739-4817 281-474-5699

South Padre Island Office

Sea Ranch Marina South Padre Island, Texas 78597,
Brokers: Capt. Michael Walker