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2012 Bertram 540

Panama City


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2012 540 Bertram

Fully Loaded and Perfectly located for any buyer.

  • Fresh Paint 
  • Full Garmin Electronics Package
  • Full JL Audio Package 
  • New Isinglass 
  • FLIR
  • New A/c's units 
  • Captian Maintained with an open checkbook.
  • Over 200K In updates completed in June on 2019

The Bertram 540 is a modern-day version of the much-loved original Bertram 54 and retains the 54’s famously sharp bow, long waterline, and deep-V hull, which combine to make the boat handle well in open water. Bertram also claims that the 540’s single, centerline fuel tank creates a zero-trim effect that should further enhance the boat’s ride. Since she’s powered by twin 1,676-hp CAT C32s, that ride will not only be smooth, but fast—to the tune of 46 mph, says Bertram. The 540 has also been given a sleeker, more contemporary sheerline that immediately marks her as a different boat than her predecessor—but that’s not the only marker of modernity you’ll find onboard. Stereo systems are integrated into the bridge, saloon, and cockpit, making the 540 an ideal place to kick back after a long day of successfully fighting fish.

And this boat was most definitely built to go out and catch the big ones. The 540 replaces the 54’s glass windshield with a rugged fiberglass brow that will give any intrepid fisherman added piece of mind when pushing into a big head sea. And a more traditional interior layout, featuring a forward galley (the older version’s was aft) helps make room for fishing amenities, such as in-sole cockpit fishboxes, a livewell, either starboard-side freezers or tackle drawers, and more rod stowage. With all these accoutrements working in her favor, not only has Bertram taught an old dog plenty of new tricks, they’ve got it ready to hunt too.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $1,349,000
Boat Name: Sonny Boy
Make: Bertram
Model: 540
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 54 ft / 16.46 m
Length Overall: 57'8 ft / 17.58 m
Beam: 17'10 ft / 5.43 m
Max Draft: 5'5 ft / 1.65 m
Dry Weight: 83,737 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: c32
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,360hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 2440
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C32s
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,360hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 2443
Total Engine Power: 2,720hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,524 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 225 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Saltwater Fishing, Convertible Boats, Sports Fishing Boats
More Info : Manufacturer Website


BLM Yacht Sales / Fall River is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Safely Moored Yacht Sales.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The impact of the classic Bertram 54' was distinctive in the marine industry became one of the most sought after Bertram models over the years. The 540 is the quintessential sport-fishing machine, maintains the features of the classic 54', and adds innovative elements to a sport fish craft. The result was a yacht that delivers ultimate steadfast performance and sea keeping ability of a fishing vessel combined with the ultra luxury and comfort of a cruising yacht. Aside from its incredible seaworthiness, this model offers attributes to enhance the cruising experience. Undoubtedly, the most striking feature is the forward wrap around window that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding waters and allows for an incredible amount of natural light to shine through the interior of the yacht. The ambiance created from these windows and the open salon layout provides a unique experience for entertaining on the open water. Port and starboard stateroom windows also lend to added natural light and exquisite views of the sea. These state of the art windows are made of multiple layers of glass and are both tested and designed exclusively by Ferretti group's Advanced Yacht Technologies. They are engineered to hold up to the roughest sport-fishing conditions and are actually reinforced with directly into the fiberglass hull, contributing to the overall hull strength and design.

The open view layout of the 540 is radiant with white oak, which provides an elegant richness and enhances the natural light that enters the salon. The galley area features a beautiful open bar area to facilitate movement between the salon and the cockpit entry way for a more open entertaining and dining experience. An innovative retractable aft cockpit window, which recedes down into the bulkhead for easy pass through of drinks and food was also added between the cockpit and the galley.

Many other elements were incorporated into the design of the 540 to enhance the overall ease of use and to provide the ultimate entertainment experience for all of those aboard. Stereo sound systems were integrated into the bridge, salon and cockpit featuring iPOD connection for quality sound and easy control from any location on the boat. Additional amenities such as LED lighting, 12 and 110 volt outlets and extra cup holders were added for a more comfortable, modern day experience. Also, appliances and components were selected for their ease of serviceability for both U.S. and European markets.

Outfitted as an extreme fishing machine, the 540 is also streamlined with features that adhere to the needs of the true fisherman. This yacht features underwater exhaust and maximized storage space to hold up to 25 fishing rods. Additional tackle storage is incorporated into the mezzanine along with a baitwell and freezer. The transom fish box can also be converted into another baitwell or icemaker with ease. The fish boxes on the cockpit floor have been made larger and deeper and are now placed on each side of the fighting chair for easier access from the transom door.

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.

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