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54' (16.46m)

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The Bertram 54 PACIFIC PIONEER was designed and built by a knowledgeable yachtsman for long-range fishing and traveling. Commonly referred to as the “Battle Wagon,” the Bertram 54 is renowned for her wide beam and deep V hull design that cuts through rough water while offering a stable platform. She is also equipped with extra fuel for longer voyages. PACIFIC PIONEER has been beautifully maintained and benefitted from an extensive 2006 refit. She was stripped down and completely rebuilt at Basin Marine in Newport Beach, CA, with all new wiring, machinery, electronics and paint. The yacht showcases a custom-built hardtop with custom stainless-steel accents.  

PACIFIC PIONEER’s interior is the ideal gathering space for guests to unwind after a day on the water. Custom teak cabinetry is seen throughout, with granite countertops and teak and holly flooring. Spacious, custom couches were added to accommodate all guests in absolute comfort and act as storage space for rods and tackle. An entertainment system is accompanied by a large TV and surround sound, welcoming guests to enjoy a movie or relax to their favorite show. The yacht’s main salon is home to a large dinette with plenty of seating and a well-equipped galley complete with a full complement of modern appliances. Sweeping windows surround the salon providing excellent visibility of the cruising grounds and plenty of natural light. The aft window is custom and double the size of a standard window, giving those who sit in the salon excellent views of the action taking place in the cockpit. 

PACIFIC PIONEER welcomes seven guests in two guest cabins and one guest/crew cabin. The master stateroom to port features a large bed with storage beneath and an en-suite bathroom with a sizeable shower. A beautiful backlit Channel glass engraving completes the master suite. Ample tackle storage can be found, and large hanging closets ensure guests’ belongings are properly stowed. The forward stateroom offers three bunks with lots of rod storage. The adjacent en-suite bathroom features custom granite countertops and a large shower. To starboard are upper and lower bunks for crew or additional guests. 

The Bertram 54 has timeless lines with extra wide side decks, a large beam and a spacious cockpit perfect for fishing or diving. The custom stainless-steel work and hardtop make this boat stand out amongst other sport fishers. Her flybridge features two helm chairs and additional seating forward of the helm, offering prime visibility of the approaching destination. Her cockpit is a hub of action, fully-equipped with all necessary amenities required for successfully fighting fish. The yacht’s foredeck is home to a 14’ tender.


  • Reliable Caterpillar C 18 Power
  • Custom stainless handrails and hardtop
  • Complete refit in 2006
  • Fishing equipped with custom bait tanks and sonar
  • Custom teak interior with oversized cockpit window
  • Dual generators
  • Dual watermakers
  • Classic design with modern features


Builder Bertram
Model 54 convertible
Length (LOA) 54' (16.46m)
Year 1988
Year Refit 2006
Gross Tonn. 53
Draft 5' (1.52m)
Beam 16' 11" (5.16m)
Range 1,000 NM
Location Newport Beach, United States


Staterooms 2
Sleeps 8
Queen Beds 1
Single Beds 5
Heads 2
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 54' (16.46m)
Min Draft 4' (1.22m)
Max Draft 5' (1.52m)
Fuel Tank 1,480 g (5,602 L)
Fresh Water 120 g (454 L)
Holding Tank 40 g (151 L)
Gross Tonn. 53
Displacement 42


Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Config deep vee
Max Speed 28 Knots
Cruising Speed 20 Knots
Range 1,000 NM
Stabilizers None

Engines (x2)

Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model C18
Engine Year 2004
Engine Type Inboard
Power HP 1,000
Power KW 746
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Port
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Accommodations / Walkthrough

The beautifully varnished teak door opens to a fully remodeled salon and galley. The large windows provide an abundance of natural light especially from the oversized aft window which was custom built and designed. To the starboard is a flat screen TV with surround sound. A large custom-built couch is to the port with integrated storage and an ottoman. A wine cooler and icemaker are located beneath the entertainment center. Moving forward, to the port is the spacious galley with all modern appliances, drawer refers, and custom teak cabinetry. Across from the galley is a large dinette and custom table with seating for six people. Continuing forward, a set of spacious upper and lower bunks for two guests are featured to the starboard. A hanging locker and cabinets provide plenty of storage for the guests as well as rod storage for 16 fishing rods.

The entrance to the master is to the port where the beautifully appointed master stateroom boasts a queen-sized bed and a beautiful Chanel art piece above the headboard. Copious amount of storage can be found in custom teak cabinetry throughout this cabin. The master stateroom features an ensuite head and oversized shower with beautiful granite counter tops and teak accents throughout. Forward of the master is the VIP stateroom complete with three bunks, storage and an abundance of rod storage. The overhead hatch provides natural light and ventilation. The ensuite head and shower features custom teak joinery, granite counter tops and a custom sink and faucet.


  • Custom couches with storage for fishing tackle.
  • Large dinette with seating for 6
  • Custom Teak cabinetry throughout the salon
  • Teak and Holly teak floors
  • Large windows 
  • Entertainment system with large TV and surround sound
  • Modern appliances
  • U-Line wine cooler
  • U-Line bar refrigerator
  • U-line icemaker
  • Entertainment center with large TV and surround sound


  • Miele 4-burner Range
  • GE Profile microwave/convection
  • Custom cockpit BBQ
  • GE Profile microwave
  • U-Line refrigeration: (2) Refrigerators drawers; (2) Freezer drawers
  • Custom sink and faucet
  • Custom built cabinetry

Master Stateroom

  • Oversized bed
  • Ensuite head with oversized shower and custom granite tops
  • Dometic head
  • Custom tackle rod storage
  • Massive storage under the bed
  • Hanging locker
  • Air conditioning controls
  • Custom backlit Chanel art piece

Guest Stateroom - Forward

  • (3) Bunks
  • Hanging locker
  • Rod storage
  • Air conditioning controls
  • Ensuite head and shower with custom granite
  • Custom teak cabinetry
  • Hanging closet

Additional Bunk Room

  • Upper and lower bunks in hallway 
  • Rod storage
  • Hanging locker
  • Air conditioning controls
  • Custom Teak cabinetry
  • Hanging closet



  • Length Overall: 54'
  • Beam: 16' 11"
  • Draft: 5'
  • Gross Tonnage: 53


  • Fuel Capacity: 1480
  • Water Capacity: 120
  • Black Water: 40


Main Engines:

  • Engines: Caterpillar C18
  • Engine Hours: 8100/8100
  • Gearboxes: ZF
  • Drive: Direct

Generators and Electricity:

  • Output: 110/220 volt
  • Generators: (2) Kohler 21 kw
  • Generator Hours: 14,000/14,000
  • Shore Power: 50 Amp
  • Batteries: Odyssey

Air Conditioning:

  • Type: CruiseAir

Other Machinery:

  • Watermaker: (2) FCI Max Q
  • Steering System: Hynautic
  • Fresh Water System: 110 Volt/ 24 Volt
  • Bilge Water System: Rule Bilge Pumps


  • Furuno VX2 radar
  • Furuno Nav Pilot autopilot
  • Furuno VX2 GPS
  • Furuno VX2 GPS
  • Furuno VX2 with 3K watt transducer depth sounder
  • Furuno CH250 sonar
  • Ritchie compass
  • Furuno RD 30 Speed Indicator
  • (2) Furuno monitors

Entertainment System

  • Samsung 40" TV
  • Bose Surround sound with speakers throughout the boat
  • JVC Stereo

Communications Systems

  • Intellian i5 Satellite TV System
  • (2) Icom M602 VHF
  • Icom V8000 VHF
  • Simard Taiyo VHF

Engine And Mechanical Equipment

  • C18 Caterpillar engines with 1000hp
  • (2) 21kW Kohler generators
  • Odyssey batteries
  • Sonar Transducer
  • CruiseAir air conditioning
  • Drink box compressor
  • Hynautic steering
  • Dual Racors
  • (2) FCI Watermakers

Electrical Equipment

  • (2) 21kW Kohler generators
  • IsoTransformer
  • 50 amp shore power
  • MagnaSine inverter/charger
  • (2) Lewco battery chargers

Deck And Hull

  • Anchor Windlass System: Muir 3700
  • 80# Anchor
  • 300' 3/8 Chain
  • Brower 1000# Davit
  • Custom stainless bow rails
  • ACR spotlights


  • (2) Custom helm chairs
  • Drink refrigerator on the bridge
  • Full complement of electronics 
  • 3/4 enclosure
  • Teaser reels for fishing
  • Stereo and speakers
  • Custom hard top
  • Custom stainless switch panel
  • Cat electronic controls and displays
  • Anchor counter
  • Carpet


  • Custom bait tanks
  • Custom BBQ built into the tackle center
  • Leaning post with rod holders
  • 24' Outriggers with maximizers
  • Huge amount of rod holders
  • Drink box refer/freezer
  • Tackle Center
  • Cockpit controls 
  • Custom teak door
  • Cockpit Bolsters throughout the cockpit
  • Cockpit sole storage
  • Transom door
  • Fresh/salt water washdowns
  • Cockpit speakers

Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Fireboy Fixed FM 200 System
  • (6) Fire extinguishers

Safety Equipment

  • 6-man life raft
  • (1) Life ring
  • Flares


  • 14' 6" Caribe (2006), 6hp four-stroke Yamaha outboard engine (2006)


PACIFIC PIONEER is the perfect example of a classic sportfisher refit with modern machinery and electronics. Her knowledgeable owner spent over 2 years rebuilding this classic and customized the boat for tournament fishing.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.

  • Artwork, fishing gear, PACIFIC PIONEER name does not convey

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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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