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2001 Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motor Yacht

location icon Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Year 2001
Length 54'0 ft / 16.46 m

2001 Sea Ray Five Forty Cockpit Motor Yacht


Mint condition and loaded with options.

Lake Ontario boat since new, up until 2019

If you are in the market for a large sedan style / Cockpit Motor Yacht, contact us today, you will not find one in better condition.

US BUYERS: Take advantage of the exchange rate - no extra taxes or duties - we send dozens of boats south every year and maintain a separate US dollar trust account and assist with all docs including USCG bill of sale - contact us to learn more.



Year Built 2001
Category Power
Length Overall 55 ft / 16.76 m
Beam 15'6 ft / 4.72 m
Max Draft 4'9 ft / 1.45 m
Electrical System 12 V
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID SERY0782H001
Deadrise Angle 0.31 rad
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,320 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 3,028 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 757 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 257 L
Dry Weight 22,226.03 kg
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3196 TA
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 660hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 1750
Engine Location: Starboard

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3196 TA
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 660hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 1530
Engine Location: Port
Recent Upgrades


  • New VHF radio
  • New mattress for master cabin
  • Replaced two 8D batteries
  • Had new winter canvas made
  • Replaced the clear plastic in the existing canvas
  • Installed new convection / microwave oven
  • Changed all navigation lights



  • Replaced galley fridge
  • Installed teak & holly floor
  • Installed ceramic tile in the galley
  • Installed new Garmin radar
  • Installed AIS transponder
  • Replaced the hot water heater
  • Replaced the fresh water pump
  • Replaced both trim tabs
  • Replaced two more 8D batteries
  • Replaced the central vac motor
  • Replaced the hydraulics for the swim platform
  • Installed new Rocna 50 kg anchor



  • Replaced bridge ice maker and fridge
  • Replaced bridge stereo and illuminated speakers
  • Replaced cockpit illuminated speakers
  • Installed underwater lights



  • Installed new amplifier in bridge


  • Generator sound shield has been professionally repainted to include new sound insulation
Additional Information


54' Sea Ray Vessel Walkthrough

With three big staterooms, an overall length of 55 feet, and a cruising range approaching 400 miles, the 540 CPMY is as well-suited for long-range cruises as she is for luxed-out day tripping. The amenities start way aft where a 4'6"- long swim platform can have chocks for a tender. The platform itself has an 800-pound carrying capacity along with its own hideaway stainless steel ladder. That, combined with the roomy cockpit and bench seating for 4 make the CPMY a great choice for divers and watersports fans seeking out-of-the-way destinations. The cockpit also provides easy access to the well-laid out engine room. The big 660-hp Cat 3196's are separated by a 27"-wide walkway so there's plenty of elbow room in which to work. Meanwhile, a sound-shielded 20-kW genset cranks out enough to power the whole yacht, including all of her air conditioning systems. The big attraction on the 540 (after the fully equipped L-shaped galley) is the sky lounge. This huge C-shaped lounge can seat 7-8 adults and it will be your dining table, card table, library and work table, and its raised perch gives you a good view of the marina or anchorage around you. From this main deck its 7 gently sloping teak-treaded steps up to the flying bridge via a translucent hatch that locks securely. Once up top, the skipper gets the best seat in a single pedestal helm chair surrounded by a curved lounge. A second dining/lounging area with wet bar is abaft that, and way aft our favorite part was the oversized fore/aft-facing bench seat that folds down with the push of a button to create a massive sun pad for three. Underway the 540 bested the elusive 30-mph mark and best cruise will get you nearly 400 miles down the road. So, with three full staterooms and enough floor space to have a full-blown party AND a band on the bridge, the 540 Cockpit Motor Yacht is welcome, versatile addition to the Sea Ray fleet that leaves nothing to be desired in the luxury Motor Yacht class.


Twin 660hp Caterpillar straight drive diesels professionally maintained.

The 20kw Westerbeke diesel generator with sound shield 1930 hours - Plenty of power; run the AC at anchor!


As per, top speed for the Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motor Yacht is 30.7 mph, burning 68.4 gallons per hour

Best cruise for the Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motor Yacht is 19.6 mph and the boat gets 0.51 miles per gallon, giving the boat a cruising range of 369 miles


Features and Upgrades

Factory hardtop with full enclosure Sedan enclosure

Dual helm version Robertson AP Autopilot

Forward looking sonar

Recently installed Garmin 12" MFD's with AIS

New Bridge Icom VHF 

KVH Trac Vision 4

Updated Glendinning Electronic Controls

Flybridge air conditioning Inside stairway to flybridge Upper and lower helm stations

Tilt wheel steering

Maple wood interior

Full beam master stateroom VIP and guest staterooms

Vacu-flush toilets

Central vacuum system

Custom Sunbrella carpet protectors

New Seateak in sedan and bridge

Water filtration system


Deck and Mechanical

Hydraulic swim platform

Bow thruster & Stern Thruster

Reverso Oil Change System (engines, transmissions, generator)

Port side pilothouse sliding door

Remote control anchor windlass

Remote control spotlight

Windshield cover

Cockpit seating with Hi-Lo table

Flybridge AC

Flybridge refrigerator

Abundant flybridge seating and table

Transom door

Swim platform boarding ladder

Large SS sliding cabin entry door

Spare propellers 

Spare prop shaft



Easy maintenance tile galley floor

Ice Maker

Built in microwave oven

3 Burner cooktop stove with lid

Trash bin

Manufacturer Provided Description
The Sea Ray 540 Cockpit Motor Yacht satisfies every desire to enjoy the outside atmosphere with friends and family, yet demand a haven with all the comforts of home.
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



Atlantic Yacht Sales offers professional and knowledgeable advice whether buying or selling. Our mission is to provide a level of service that our customers rave about.

. We have over 62 years of experience in importing and exporting yachts.
. We offer professional captain Services for short or long distance deliveries.
. We have brokerage representation from  the Atlantic Coast to Ontario.
. We have in house expertise in mechanical and electrical yacht services.

Atlantic Yacht Sales offers a unique approach in putting buyers and sellers together. Our extensive industry experience and yachting industry contacts throughout North America coupled with our customer friendly positive attitude is what makes Atlantic Yacht Sales the right choice for you