Basic Information

Price: $169,000 USD
Builder: BERTRAM.
Category: Sport Fisherman, .
Model Year: 1986
Year Built: 1986
Vessel Top: Full / Tuna Tower

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Email: sales@bradford-marine.com
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 54' 0" (16.46)
Beam: 16' 11" (5.16)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed: 25
Cruise Speed RPM: 2000
Max Speed: 30 Knots
Water Capacity: 250gal (946ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 1200gal (4542ltr)


Total Cabins: 3
Total Heads: 2
Captain Quarters: False

Hull and Deck Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Engine Information

Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
Model: 12V71TI BKX900
Engine Count: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Horsepower Engine 1: 900
Horsepower Engine 2: 900

Location of Vessel

Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States




 2 Spare Props

KAYDIDDLE is a very rare find in that she has had only one owner since new. Her main engines were rebuilt in 2004/05 by RPM Diesel with 2500 hrs since first rebuild in 1997.  She has been updated over the years.  She represents a very attractive deal on the 54 model at her asking price.


11/2018 – $40,000 improvements at GLASSTECH MARINE!

One owner boat – mechanically sound!!





The 140 square foot Cockpit is all business with a Murray Brothers Chair and four Glasstec fiberglass boxes. The Salon is bright and airy with a contiguous Galley and bar area forward. Below are three cabins and three heads. The dark teak interior has been painted out white for a clean modern look. Her Flybridge is massive and the 15 step Pipewelders tower offers a very commanding view. 


The Salon is three steps up from the Cockpit and entered via a sliding door. Immediately to starboard is a tambour storage cabinet originally for a TV. Going forward are six cabinets, three of which house the electrical panels. There are three storage cabinets and two drawers above. To port is an L shaped four to five person settee facing aft looking out a huge window for an excellent view of the Cockpit. The outboard and forward bulkheads are mirrored. Port and starboard are large windows with drapes that match the drapes over the aft window. Also in the Salon is one occasional chair, four brass reading lamps, a carpeted sole, a digital AC controller and an upholstered valance. 


The Galley is to the port side of the yacht and open to the Salon. The sole is ceramic tile. The Galley is U shaped facing the center line.

The equipment includes:

Jenn-Air two burner cooktop
>GE Profile microwave
>Double stainless sink with spray faucet
>Whirlpool double door refrigerator and freezer
>Whirlpool washer
>Whirlpool dryer
>(9) Cabinet doors
>(7) Drawers
>Water tank level gauge
>Dedicated Galley electric panel
>Portside window with drapes
>(4) Overhead lights

Across from the Galley is a bar area with a Scotsman clear ice icemaker, a stainless steel sink, six cabinets and a drawer. Also in this area is a Sony AM/FM receiver and a Panasonic 5 disc changer and an Icom M402 VHF radio.



Forward and down four steps is the Accommodation Companionway. Immediately to starboard is an upper lower Guest Cabin followed by a Head. Port is the Master Cabin with queen island bed and private Head. Forward is the V berth with a private Head, however the toilet has been removed.

Master Stateroom

The Master Cabin has an island queen berth off the aft bulkhead. Inboard is a three drawer nightstand with AC controls. Above the bed is a mirrored soffit with storage within. Outboard are five mirrored cabinets and three small storage drawers. Below the berth are two storage drawers forward. Outboard is a hanging locker with two louvered sliding doors. This cabin has a Bomar opening deck hatch in the overhead and three mirrored bulkheads. The entrance to the private Head is forward.

Master Head

The private Head has a vanity with two cabinets and two drawers below a molded countertop and sink. Above are two mirrored medicine cabinet doors as well as a storage locker. The toilet is a Galley Maid auto flush model. The shower has a bi fold door, a seat, a light and an exhaust fan. 

Starboard Guest Stateroom

The Starboard Guest Cabin has two over under bunks with drawer storage below the lower bunk and a full sized hanging locker aft. Forward is access to the Guest Head. Also in this cabin are AC controls stereo speakers and an overhead light. 

Guest Head

Starboard Side Guest Head has a vanity with storage below and a molded sink above. A mirrored medicine cabinet is above the sink. The toilet is a Galley Maid auto flush model. The shower has a bifold door, a light and a seat. Also in this Head is 110 volt lighting, an overhead Bomar deck hatch and access doors from the Starboard Cabin and Centerline Companionway. 

V Berth Cabin

All the way forward is the V Berth or Captain&rsquos Cabin with two raised berths on the outboard bulkheads. Below the berth are three storage drawers each side and a center storage cabinet. Aft to starboard is a small hanging locker and a cabinet with a drawer and a storage cabinet. Each berth has a reading light and a shelf above for storage. All the way forward is access to the anchor locker. Overhead is rod storage for 16 rods and a large Bomar deck hatch for ventilation and or escape. Within the cabin is a private Head area that has a handheld shower and a molded sink, however a toilet was removed. Presently this area is used for storage. 


Fiberglass nonskid deck
>Fiberglass bow pulpit
>Stainless steel anchor chute
>F55 Fortress anchor

>Ideal windless with deck switch
>Welded aluminum bow rails

>(3) Bomar deck hatches
>8 person Avon life raft chocked on bow
>8 person Sea Safe life raft chocked on bow
>Black painted windshield mask
>Twin spring line cleats each side
>Sea water wash down spigot
>Waste water deck fitting
>Cabin side railings
41′ Rupp triple spreader outriggers 


Wide fiberglass covering boards

>Fiberglass nonskid Cockpit
>(7) Lee rod holders
>Murray Brothers fighting chair with cover

>Cockpit coaming bolsters

>(2) Under gunwale storage lockers

>(2) Hatches into bilge
>Walkthrough transom door with gate

>12 & 32 V Electric reel outlets

>Dockside water inlet
>Fresh water wash down spigot
>Cockpit stereo speakers
>Cockpit step box
>(3) Stainless steel lined freezer boxes by Glasstec

>Sink and (5) drawer Glasstec tackle center
>Two overhead DC lights
>Salt water wash down
>(2) Boarding lights
>Port and starboard two door sliding storage lockers
>Seven step aluminum Flybridge ladder


Fly Bridge

Fiberglass nonskid deck
>(2) Murray Brothers helm chairs with covers
>Six place rocket launcher on Aft Bridge rail
>Fiberglass L shaped seat facing forward for six to seven people
>Flip up table
>(2) Storage cabinets
>Welded aluminum hand rail around perimeter of Flybridge

>Coaming bolster around perimeter of Flybridge
>Helm cover
>Morse clutch and throttle controls
>Stainless helm wheel
>Full VDO engine gauges
>Audio visual alarm engine system
>(2) Bilge pump switches

>Start/stop switches
>ACR searchlight controls
>Richie six inch magnetic compass
>Furuno GP-37 GPS navigator
>Robertson AP 200 DL autopilot
>Icom M422 VHF
>North Star 6000i GPS
>Garmin GPS map 4212 plotter NEW 2013
>Furuno FCV-292 color video sounder
>Above electronics in four overhead lockable boxes

>Furuno 96 mile radar
>Dell 19 inch screen for Radar
>Emergency engine stops
>Overhead red and white light
>Teaser real


Tower Includes

15 Step Pipewelders Tuna tower

>Helm with clutch and throttle controls
>Garman depth and speed readout

>Icom M322 VHF radio

>(2) Quartz lights facing Cockpit

>Air horn
>Control box
>Belly band with seat

Engine Room

Rebuilt by RPM in 2004/05

with 2500 hours since first rebuild in 1997


Cockpit access Engine Room under Salon steps

>Updated hard coated exhaust system by Deangelo

>ZF transmissions model BW195, 1.524 to 1 ratio

>Double Racor filters for each engine

>Walker Airsep crankcase ventilation

>Chrome valve covers
>Oberdorfer oil change system

>Craftsman 125 psi household compressor

>Engine Room insulation

>30 Gallon hot water heater

>AC Fluorescent lighting

>DC Incandescent lighting

>6 Drawer toolbox

>CO2 fire system
>Emergency hatch to Galley Area with ladder

>Oversized Perko sea water strainers
>(3) Cockpit freezer compressors, need replacement
>Cruisair AC compressors

>(2) Racor 500 fuel filters for generators

>Direct reading engine gauges
>Detroit Diesel Key Power 900BKX engines

>Racor vacuum gauges for main engine filters



12 Volt/32 volt DC system
>110/220 AC system Cruisair
>Sentry 12 volt 40 amp battery charger
>Sentry 32 volt 30 battery charger
>(4) battery selector switches
>(8) Eight volt batteries in fiberglass battery boxes NEW 11/2014
>(2) 12 Volt generator start batteries in fiberglass battery boxes

>Onan 17 kw generator in sound shield with 890 hours NEW 2007
>Onan 15 kw generators 3431 hours
>32 Volt electric panel in Engine Room
>Salon electric panel with shore power and generator switchovers
>Companionway electric panel at stairs



KAYDIDDLE is a very rare find in that she has had only one owner since new. Her main engines were rebuilt about 1000 hours ago in 2004/05 and 2500 hours before that in 1997. She has been updated over the years and she represents a very attractive deal on the 54 model that kept Bertram in the forefront of the convertible market for so many years.



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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