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Bracewell Pacesetter 540

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

2 x diesel 480hp, Volvo-Penta TAMD74P-A (2002)

Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Builder Bracewell Boatworks Ltd
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 600.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 65.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 480hp
Engine make and model Volvo-Penta TAMD74P-A (2002)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2400 engine2: 2400
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 22 knots
Generator output 16KVA

24-volt house DC system. House banks (24 volts) consists of 12 two-volt deep cycle batteries, recently replaced. Start bank consists of four 4D 12-volt cells.

Onan 16 kw generator with sound enclosure with approximately 2200 hours. Trace 4000 watt inverter.

Shore power is converted and regulated to 240 V.


Length 54'0"
LWL 51'0"
Beam 16'0"
Draft Min 3'6"
Airdraft 19'6"
Displacement 54,000.0lbs
Headroom 6'11"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 16 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

Planing hull with semi-tunnel configuration for twin screws. Hand-laid solid fiberglass construction below the waterline. 3/4 inch foam cored fiberglass above the waterline.

The radar arch is hinged to reduce clearance for covered moorage.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

Three staterooms - large-full width master cabin with walkaround queen amidships with private head, enclosed shower and roomy vanity. Large forecabin for guests. A third stateroom has over/under single bunks and a newer Splendide washer/dryer. Guest head and shower compartment has separate entrances from forecabin and from companionway.

The galley and large dinette are located on the pilothouse level -- taking advantage of a very practical and scenic location for dining and entertaining.

The large saloon has a comfortable L-shaped settee and two Ekornes Stressless reclining chairs. Accordion-type window blinds are secured within window valences and are hidden when raised.

Joinery throughout is beautiful -- a Bracewell trademark -- and constructed of cherry and birdseye maple. Carpeting throughout is newer and complements the woodwork.

Large aft deck includes built-in seating with storage and a sink cabinet.

Flybridge has upper control station (with great visibility), two helm seats and a curved settee that will comfortably seat six.

VacuFlush heads, Hurricane II hydronic heating, built-in electric space heaters, 20 gallon hot water heating, full size GE Profile refrigerator, chest freezer, granite countertops throughout, Splendide washer / dryer, compactor in galley, newer GE Profile convection/microwave oven, solid surface gourmet cooktop, Matrix watermaker.

Tankwatch holding tank level monitoring.

4 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Computer tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick

Furuno FCV-582L depth/fish finder; Furuno GP-31 GPS Navigator; Furuno color radar; Simrad AP20 autopilot; ICOM IC-M304 VHF with DSC (lower); ICOM IC-M402 VHF with DSC (upper); PC-based (Nobeltec) navigation system with built-in displays (lower and upper).

Tracvision M5 satellite receiver.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lewmar windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
200'0" of chain
100'0" of rode
Polaris Inflatable Boats dinghy (2002)
30hp outboard, Honda four-cycle (2002)
A "dinghy garage" with an electrically operated door opener is a unique feature. The swim platform and transom open to reveal the molded-in compartment for the dinghy, which can be easily deployed, retrieved and concealed. James Bond would not find this unusual but I'm impressed.

As if maneuvering with twin diesels isn't easy enough there's a Max Power bow thruster.

Polaris Inflatable is equipped with downrigger capability for fishing.


Down riggers tick

Engine transmissions have trolling valves installed, controlled from the helm.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 electric)

Remotely operated searchlight.

Broker's Comments

NOTE: this listing is for full ownership of this 2002 Bracewell Pacesetter 540. A half-share in the two-person LLC currently established to own this boat is being marketed separately.

This 2002 Bracewell Pacesetter 540 is an extremely roomy and comfortable three-stateroom yacht. With an excellent use of space, this boat contains more liveable volume than most 58 - 60 foot vessels. The interior is open with good sightlines fore and aft from the pilothouse. The location of the galley and dinette within the extended pilothouse creates an innovative and practical feature. Dining and entertaining with a view! The Bracewell cabinet shop crafted cherry and birdseye maple into gorgeous custom cabinets and drawers that provide a continuous theme throughout the boat. This is absolutely not a "plastic" interior. Three comfortable and luxurious staterooms are accessed by a wide, open and well-lit staircase - unique in a vessel of this size.

Exterior styling is sleek but doesn't compromise the practical features that enhance safety and comfort at sea. There are side decks all around, a roomy foredeck, a big cockpit and a solidly-built wide swim platform with staples for safety. Handrails are well-placed. Guardrails are secure.

The Pacesetter 540 cruises comfortably and remarkably quietly up to 20 knots. With a pilothouse positioned far forward (and a unique foredeck configuration) excellent forward visibility is maintained at all speeds. When not in a hurry, the boat tracks very well and performs in an economical trawler-like fashion at a speed of 10 knots. Power is a pair of 480 hp Volvo-Penta diesels. The electrical distribution system is clearly a high-quality job. The engineroom offers full standing headroom.

The dinghy garage is just cool.

With exceptional North American craftsmanship, effective use of space, and thrilling performance this boat offers excellent value.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bracewell Pacesetter 540 has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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