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1998 Sea Ray 540 Sundancer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Absolutely stunning vessel. One engine completely rebuilt, the second was gone through to make sure it is up to specs. She has a factory Hard top, New SeaDeck cockpit and swim platform flooring,  Cockpit Air, Raymarine SAT TV, Hydraulic Swim Platform, E120 Color Radar/Plotter, and much more! The interior is light and airy featuring the Bird's Eye Maple and offers two Full private staterooms, both with private heads and shower stalls along with a Huge convertible salon sofa and a washer/dryer. The interior is clean and in Excellent condition throughout! 

This is the type of listing that buyers and brokers alike love to come upon. At first glance you immediately notice what a stunning vessel this 1998 Sea Ray is. The Hull and decks shine and the new SeaDeck cockpit flooring is gorgeous and inviting. Even from afar you can tell this boat is kept to a top tier of care.   

With nearly a16' beam, the boat just feels massive. Starting at the Nautical Structures hydraulic swim platform you have not only the SeaDeck flooring but also a UMT slide in dinghy davits and tie down points ready to load your tender. The transom has two 50amp shore power cords with Cablemaster electric reels to make cord handling a breeze. The switches for the reels are in the STBD transom storage compartment along with your city water connection, hot/cold transom shower, cable tv connection and fresh water wash down hose connection. There is also plenty of room in this compartment for all of your boat lines. The center transom storage compartment will fit your fenders, cleaning  supplies, etc. The entry door to the cockpit is on the port side which is also where you will find the waste pumpout. The diesel and water fills are found midship on the STBD side catwalk to the bow.   

Once you enter the cockpit you immediately feel at home. This space is just so large and open that is really just invites you to sprawl out and put your feet up. There is plenty of room for everyone here without feeling like you are in a confined space. The rear bench seat can be converted to extend into a large sunpad with the push of a button . There is a large moveable cockpit table with a weighted base that can be adjusted, relocated, or removed depending on your daily needs. The large hardtop provides shade for those that prefer it and the aft seating is for those who prefer soaking up the UV rays. Everyone will find their spot and nobody will be forced to compromise. Each side of the cockpit has two molded in fiberglass stairs that make stepping up to the gunnels easy and secure, especially with the rod holder mounted removable hand rail present. There is a wetbar with the normal amenities, sink, fridge, trash receptical, storage and a countertop that folds down to make one large serving counter for whatever you may be offering your guests. In the Aft wetbar cabinet you will also find a gauge panel that has your generator hours, battery voltage, oil pressure, and coolant temp. There is cockpit air in this space as well as a hardtop mounted television. The oversized wrap around seating is soft and smooth with no noticeable tears or sticking coming apart. Behind the seating on the STBD side there is a ACR EPIRB ready for quick and easy deployment if needed.   

At the helm you find a STBD captains chair and a double jumpseat at the centerline of the boat for guests that want to sit with the Captain. The helm area has a circular design that makes it feels like you are Captain Kirk driving the starship enterprise. There is a Raymarine E120 single chart plotter, Raytheon RayPilot 650, Raymarine ST60+ display, and an ICOM IC-M504 VHF to round out the Navigational electronics. You also find several large displays for the Detroit Diesels as well as a control panel for the same. There is a control pad for the ACR spotlight just to the port of the helm as well. To the STBD of the helm you find a SeaRay systems monitor and the SeaFire Fire suppression system alarm and override panel. Forward of the helm you find the large electrically actuated windshield vent that is typical on Sea Rays. On the far port side of the helm you notice a newer Fusion stereo head unit model MS-UD650 along with plenty of stainless cupholders.     The hardtop holds dual antennas, an open array Radar, a Raymarine Satellite Tv receiver, and Sirius Radio antenna.  

Stepping into the cabin your eyes go immediately to the massive STBD side couch that looks like it could seat 9 people. There is also an electric actuated section that extends out to create a birth. The next thing I noticed was the carpet appears brand new, nice and clean and not showing any wear. The headliner and walls also look to be in good condition without tears or staining. A pull out curtain near the V-birth partitions the common are from the v-birth and fwd head for privacy if needed. The aluminum track can be seen in the headliner in the attached pictures.   

The galley offers ample counter space, a trash chute near the sink basin, triple burner electric stove, and plenty of cabinets and storage for those that actually want a full equipped galley. A compact fuel size fridge and separate freezer reside next to the stairs leading out to the cockpit. The freezer is equipped with a residential style internal ice maker. One of the galley cabinets just above the countertop houses a Sharp convection oven and a Black and decker coffee maker.    The fwd head is equipped with a vacuflush toilet, separate shower, sink and storage cabinets.    

Basic Boat Info

Price: $239,900
Make: Sea Ray
Model: 540 Sundancer
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 54 ft
Length Overall: 54 ft
Beam: 15'10 ft
Dry Weight: 39,000 lb
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Year: 1998
  • Model: 6V92 DDEC
  • Type: Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Year: 1998
  • Model: 6V92 DDEC
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 68 gal


Heads Count: 2
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


Tyler Wilkins
CenterPointe Yacht Sales


CenterPointe Yacht Sales
700 S. Water Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, 53204
Tel:414 248 9668 Call or Text
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.


The V-birth is an island bed. flat screen tv and dvd player, a great hanging closet and multiple other storage cabinets. There is also a large mirror on the STBD side cabinet wall. Near the floor there is an attachment point for the boats central vac system. There is a Taylor made hatch with build in retractable shade and screen above the v-birth.  

The Aft master has its own head complete with separate shower. There is various cabinets, mirrored wall, and flatscreen tv with dvd player intros state room as well. While this is not a true island bed, you can reach mostly around the bed for ease of exit without waking your partner if you are on the far side.   

The salon settee also converts electronically to a large birth as well.  

The 540 Sundancer offers two very comfortable staterooms and a Huge salon sofa that converts electrically to make a third sleeping area.
The aft stateroom has a queen bed w/Innerspring mattress with storage underneath, curved cabinetry drawers, Cedar-lined full length hanging locker, Toshiba Flat screen TV, Air/Heat and a private head with stall shower.

The forward stateroom offers a Full size pedestal bed, hanging locker, Air/Heat, Magnavox TV/DVD, drawer storage and a Splendide 2000 Washer/Dryer combo unit.
The salon really seems to go on forever, lots of room! Featuring a full length Ultraleather sofa with electrically operated slide-out bed, Hi-Lo dining table, accent mirrors, Bose stereo system, Air/Heat, LG flat screen TV and a second head with separate shower stall.

The sculpted carpeting, Bird's Eye Maple cabinetry, accent mirrors and accent lighting really make the interior a thing of beauty!


Twin Detroit Diesel 6V92 DDEC's. Twin Disc transmissions, Racor fuel/water separators, Walker air seps, Groco oil change system for mains/gen/gears, Sea trainers, Hydraulic steering, Dripless shaft logs and more.

12kw Westerbeke Generator w/ sound sheild


Has a Stainless Anchor, Lofrans Windlass with Stainless foot switch covers, All chain rode, Opening deck hatch, Fiberglass Hard Top, Nautical Structures Hydraulic Swim Platform, Electrically operated sunpad in aft cockpit, Cockpit wetbar with Nova Kool refrigerator, Cockpit Air/Heat and more.

Electrical Systems

Has a 12kw Westerbeke Generator with Upgraded sound shield, 4- 8D batteries, 1 group 24 battery, 50amp 240V and 50 amp 120V power cords on Cablemasters, New LED nav lights, 50 amp battery equalizers, 24V and 12V converters and more.


The electronics include a Raymarine E-120 Color Radar/Plotter, RayPilot 650 AutoPilot, Icom IC-M504 VHF Radio, ST60+ Tri data, Raymarine SAT TV, Detroit Diesel DDEC Engine monitor displays and controls, Insignia cockpit TV, Clarion cockpit stereo, Air Horns, ACR remote spotlight, Sea Ray systems monitor display and Cockpit Air.


The galley runs port side opposite the salon sofa and offers a Full size refrigerator/freezer, Sharp convection microwave, 3 burner Kenyon stove, Nutone blender, Black and Decker coffee maker, concealed trash bin, expansive custom molded fiberglass countertops with Corian covers and plenty of storage throughout.


Fuel: 300 Gallons

Water: 150 Gallons

Holding: 68 Gallons

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

Call or Text Tyler at 414-248-9668 anytime for more info on this beautiful vessel.


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