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Bracewell Pacesetter 540

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

2 x diesel 480hp, Yanmar 6LY3-ETP (2008)

Seattle - At Our Docks


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Extra Details

Builder Bracewell Boatworks Ltd.
Lying Seattle - 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 Yanmar 6LY3-ETP (2008)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) NiBaAl 4-blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 16 knots
Max speed (approx) 20 knots
Generator output 12KVA

12 KW Northern Lights generator, Xantrex 4000 watt inverter, Auto Shore voltage regulation system for shore power voltage variation. 24 volt and 12 volt DC systems -- two 12 volt house banks (each with six 85T-27 2 volt batteries), two 4D engine start batteries, generator start battery. 50A shorepower with Glendinning CableMaster system.

Bennett trim tabs, Keypower 10 hp hydraulic bow thruster, Racor fuel filtration, Reverso oil change system, dual electronic engine controls with integral fuel consumption monitoring,


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

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 15 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.

New bottom paint January 2014.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 5
Sink 5
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
Bar Sink tick
Ice Maker tick
Microwave tick
Compactor tick
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Three staterooms - large-full width master cabin amidships (with private head), large forecabin, and starboard guest stateroom. Second guest head with separate entrances from forecabin and from companionway. All staterooms are equipped with flat panel televisions and are connected to the boat's sound system.

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 is designed for comfort and entertaining with a recliner couch, two Ekornes Stressless recliners, and a large flat-panel TV.

Windows have installed blinds, concealed behind cherrywood valances.

Large aft deck includes a deluxe built-in stainless steel propane barbeque grill, Tek-Dek decking, seating, and a sink.

VacuFlush heads, Beam central vacuum system, Hurricane II hydronic heating with electric heater element (for heating without operating the boiler), 20 gallon hot water heating, full size refrigerator, extra chest freezer, premium quality granite countertops throughout, Whirlpool washer / dryer, ice maker at wet bar in saloon, compactor in galley, convection/microwave oven, Electrolux cooktop.

4 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick

Furuno Nav-Net system - dual 12" pilothouse displays and 7" display on flybridge, Furuno network sounder and GPS receiver, Comnav autopilot system, TracVision M3, Raymarine VHF with DSC, ICOM VHF with DSC, Harmon/Kardon stereo, camera monitoring astern and in auxiliary machinery space and engineroom.

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

Maxwell windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
300'0" of chain
100'0" of rode
Caribe 11 dinghy (2008)
25hp outboard, Mercury Four Stroke (2008)
Steelhead hydraulic crane for dinghy.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 electric)

Custom alarm panel (including bilge level alarm system), engineroom fire suppression, ACR remote-controlled spotlight.

Broker's Comments

Price reduced to far below the build cost of this never-been-sold 2008 Pacesetter 540. Less than 150 hours on the engines, and pristine throughout! Compared to other quality motoryachts of the same model year this new, reduced price represents a great opportunity. And consider that this boat has NOT BEEN TITLED OR USED and has been maintained in BOAT SHOW CONDITION.

Bracewell Boatworks created a showcase for its exceptional yacht construction capabilities in this sleek, gorgeous vessel which is fully equipped and ready to cruise.

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! Tasteful and artistic cherry joinery abounds, accented by carefully-selected granite surfaces. Bracewell's cabinet shop is a marvel of skill and creativity! Three comfortable and luxurious staterooms are accessed by a wide, open and well-lit staircase - unique in a vessel of this size. The engineroom and auxiliary machinery space offer full standing headroom and a layout that spotlights the precision and attention to detail of Bracewell's engineering and mechanical teams.

The Pacesetter 540 cruises comfortably and remarkably quietly up to 20 knots. With a forward pilothouse and 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.

If you're considering an Ocean Alexander or a Hampton yacht in this size range (or even larger), it will be worth your time to evaluate the Bracewell Pacesetter 540. With exceptional North American craftsmanship, effective use of space, and thrilling performance this boat offers an 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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