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1997 Bertram Convertible

Orange Beach, Alabama


Perhaps the most customized 54' Bertram to ever reach the market! Originally the "Rum Bum"  Louis Bacarti's personal boat, it was special ordered with an unbelievable list of factory upgrades. She then went to Merritts Boat Yard and took one of the finest 54's to yet another level.....better.....MUCH BETTER!!! This is the only MAN powered 54' done by the Bertram factory! She's fast and extremely fuel efficient. (Her "sweet spot" is 26 knots making 1850 RPM, burning 62 gallons per hour combined)! TRULY A SUPER RARE FIND!!!!

Owner will consider partial trade of quality center console.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $299,000
Boat Name: OysterPirate
Make: Bertram
Model: Convertible
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Bertram
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BERS0713B797
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 54 ft
Length Overall: 54 ft
Beam: 23'8 ft
Max Draft: 5'2 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: D2842-LE406
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,200hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1200
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: D2842-LE406
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,200hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1200
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 2,400hp
Cruising Speed: 22.59 kn
Propeller RPM: 1850


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


Heads Count: 3
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Convertible Boats, Sports Fishing Boats


Jim Greene
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Marine Group - Emerald Coast


Marine Group - Emerald Coast
4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D-224 P.O. Box 650
Orange Beach, Alabama, US, 36561
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.


Total Power: 2400
Cruising Speed: 30


Fuel: 1450
Fresh Water: 250

Accommodations & Walkthrough

Preferred maple interior; L-shaped sofa aft to port, entertainment center aft to starboard, galley forward to port, dinette forward to starboard. Three staterooms (3) with three head layout. The owner's stateroom aft to port with the preferred. Walk-around queen on an angle. Her interior throughout was done in a matte finish in lieu of the standard gloss. A very tasteful custom finish that really makes the interior!
The salon and galley consists of preferred maple interior throughout.

The L-shaped sofa is aft to port covered in rich, hi-grade leather with stowage below (plus custom rod stowage under the forward ones) and complimented with designer pillows. Carpet and carpet runners throughout. The entertainment center includes a SAMSUNG Flat Screen that is hinged at the toop providing impressive amount of new stowage!;  PANASONIC 4-head HI-FI stereo; OMNIVISION VHS. Below is a full-size SCOTSMAN commercial-grade ice machine. Further forward is an L-shaped dinette also covered in full-grain leather and "MEGA SOUNTY SYSTEM" throughout...It's SWEET!!!!

Farthest forward behind locker doors at eye level is a MARANTZ stereo receiver with 10-disc CD changer. Also, an ICOM, M127 VHF radio, STEVENS SEA 330 single side band radio with NECODE DSC.

Other features in the salon include a built-in overhead rod stowage, custom maple chest with stowage inside, indirect low-voltage quartz lighting, a surround-sound system with high-grade KEF speakers, maple blinds, MARINE AIR reverse-cycle air conditioning and heating, central VAC system.


Galley is forward to port with coral color Corian counter tops with matching Corian on the dinette. Appliances consist of a KENYON, three-burner glass cook top, built-in stainless steel below counter "PALM BEACH" style custom refrigeration by MERRITS (two side-by-side areas) and separate below-counter freezer; both with compressors in the engine space. A GE convection microwave oven with hide-away doors, double matching Corian sink. There is alot of eye-level stowage. Custom built-in plexiglass plate holders.

Master Stateroom

Features a walk-around berth queen with customized mattress that hinges up with huge stowage below; extra large hanging locker, cedar-lined, with hidden storage below. Additional maple paneling. Color TV/VCR with satellite TV receiver; separate stereo/cassette with CD; separate CRUISE AIR system with SMX controls, indirect lighting, and plenty of drawer stowage.

The private head consisting of Corian sink and counter tops with custom flooring; full-size, stand-up shower w/seat, mirrored vanity made of maple w/make up-mirror style lighting, mirrored overhead, and of course, an electric head.

VIP Stateroom

Totally custom with three-bunk layout; to port is upper/lower bunks with the lower being a double and a full-size upper. Towards starboard is a third single bunk over a huge, cedar-hanging locker. There is plenty of drawer stowage, custom coverlets, throw pillows and quartz lighting. Includes a TV/VCR combo. Separate CRUISE-AIR system with SMX controls.

Private head with full-size, stand-up shower, Corian sink and countertops, vanity and mirror, Raritan head. All four of the A/C compressors are below deck in the companionway down below. Great easy access plus a huge stowage area.

Guest Stateroom
Below and to starboard is guest stateroom featuring upper/lower bunks, quilted coverlets and throw pillows including a full-size hanging locker, built in rod storage under lower bunk. Plenty of storage also. This stateroom has its own air conditioning system with SMX computerized controls, separate stereo system, reading lamp, drawer stowage below the bunks.
Going aft is private head w/full size, stand up shower, Corian sink counter tops, and mirror with vanity. Behind maple locker doors is an over/under Whirlpool washer and dryer.

Custom bow pulpit with polished stainless plow anchor in chute, windlass with wild cat, with three new white bow hatches. Another distinct feature is the OysterPirate doesn't have any feature stripes on the flybridge.....makes her look very clean.

Electronics & Navigation Station
  • Three FURUNO NAV NET 3D 12" screens; two separate systems
  • TV Wired to NAV NET Screens on Flybridge
  • ICOM M602 VHF radio
  • ACR-312 CP power control spotlight
  • PANASONIC KX T61610 electronic phone switchboard
  • (To use Sat phone/cell phone & dockside phone)
  • WESTINGHOUSE SAT phone Series 1000
  • STEVENS 330 single side band w/Necodor
  • ICOM VHF radio in salon
  • STANDARD VHF radio in tower
  • DYTEK surface temp tower/bridge
  • MOTOROLA cellular phone
  • FURUNO RD-30 GPS/Depth/Temp in tower
  • NEW TRAC-VISION Satellite TV

The entire Flydbridge console top was totally removed from the bridge and completely reconfigured and extended with four separate panels; making each of their own custom Plexiglas hinged facings!  The center panel is NEW in 2011 and includes:


  • FLO SCAN meter with TACH’S, GPH & Total fuel used
  • VDO gauges including gear temp; exhaust temp; oil pressure; water temp; two fuel gauges; volt meters and alarm lights for all of the above.
  • Bilge pump switches; NAV lights; engine monitors; high water alarm
  • Start/stop switches; cold start switches; fuel priming switches
  • An impressive up-grade in 2011 with a cost of over $100K!



The flybridge ladder opening was moved aft about 12" angling the ladder more straight making the flybridge overhang larger and less possible for stepping in that hole! Two BLUEWATER helm chairs with oversize, stainless stanchions, PANISH single-lever controls, HYNAUTIC steering, trolling valves, custom gaff and tag stick stowage, locker forward to port, custom teaser reels overhead, L-shaped lounge forward, eight place aft rod rack, FLO SCAN system. Also includes 8-man life raft with hydro/release. Custom "PANCAKE" style teaser reels (two).

Tuna Tower

This PIPEWELDERS TOWER PACKAGE includes fourteen step tuna tower with molded hard top, tower sunshade with seat and back rest, PANISH custom single lever controls, spreader lights (two aft, one forward), special ordered 4X outriggers, tapered center rigger, custom PALM BEACH Flybridge ladder continuing across with aft rail and 8-place rod rack.

The Bertram Spray shield was removed and a custom, low profile hand rail was built; short, low profile bow rail too.


Deck is fiberglass with huge, totally custom below-deck insulated fish box fed by ESKIMO Ice Machine. Fish box is removable with quick disconnect fittings and has a macerator with an over board pump out. Other features include a transom insulated fish box, underwater lights (4) in transom, side fender lockers, BLUEWATER Delux Fighting Chair, (2) 50 amp shore cords on GLENDINNING Cable Masters. Matching built in tackle centers include top loading livewell with 110v high volume pump, top loading freezer with stainless insert, sink with hot/cold fresh water and salt water. Fresh and salt water washdown, (5) flush mounted rod holders, (6) Tower Leg rod holders, and cockpit entrance to engine room. Tuna Door and top loading gate with ladder. Cockpit stereo speakers, custom underwater lights (4 total), Palm Beach style Ladder to bridge, dockside phone, water and deck reel outlets.

‘PALM BEACH’ cover that goes from the flybridge overhang to the transom and has sides that totally enclose the cockpit.


Engine Room
  • ESKIMO Ice Maker, 600# per day
  • WATERMAKER 600gpd, watermaker
  • Built In tool box
  • Dual RACOR Filters for both mains with vacuum gauges
  • FLOSCAN System for both main engines
  • Two Special ordered NORTHERN LIGHTS 20kw generators, 1800 hours each
  • Oil Change System with 110v pump
  • ALGAE/X magnetic fuel conditioner
  • WALKER Fuel SEP Systems
  • Totally Customized Fuel System with quick disconnects
  • RARITAN 32 volt battery chargers
  • SMART BOOST Systems (2)
  • 26 gallon hot water heater
  • Manual Engine Gauges
  • 2100 Total Engine Hours
  • 1100 engine hours SMOH
  • The factory risers failed at 1000 hours requiring new risers and total rebuilds, presently making the current hours 1100 since major overhaul
  • John Bowin with Elele Diesel performed the total 1000 hour service on both engines and they run BETTER THAN EVER! (Only 300 hrs since service was done)
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 details and to schedule a viewing contact Jim Greene at (251)747-0468-Direct or (251)981-9200-Office.

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