The Cruisers 540 Express is a 54-foot express cruiser that was produced by the prestigious Wisconsin-based yacht-building firm Cruisers Yachts between the years of 2003 and 2005. An incredibly sporty profile with a long, low foredeck, a sloping form to transom and a sharp bow entry mark this yacht out as one that is built for speed and performance. This is confirmed by a set of powerful Volvo engines and a fiberglass hull optimized for coastal acceleration, though a wealth of stylish and comfortable living spaces aboard this vessel also make it a must for families looking to get out on the water. Let us help you find the perfect Cruisers Yachts for sale.
A double sunpad makes the most out of the lengthy foredeck and offers two guests a chance to soak up the rays and work on their summer tan. In fact, the entire main deck of this vessel is open-air save for a radar arch, but all-weather coverings can be installed to seal you off from the elements should you wish to pilot in unfavorable conditions. To stern there is an extended bathing and tender platform with a hidden hydraulic davit, a sports locker, a swim ladder and an aft-facing sofa that gives this water-side space a beach-club feel. A few steps up will bring you to the sparkling cockpit, where a curved transom sofa comes with a table that can be popped down into position and covered with a cushion to turn this into a sprawling, casbah-style daybed, ideal for curling up with a book or two. Also to be discovered back here is a wet-bar station with a granite-effect countertop, a sink, a fridge, an icechipper and an outdoor electric grill, as well as a twin seat to port with headrests. Head further forward to encounter a chaise-longue and a pair of piloting armchairs facing a helm station carefully hidden behind a wrap-around windscreen to prevent spray. The helm boasts a wood-grained steering wheel, bow and stern thruster controls, hand-held VHF radio, room for a pair of multi-function display screens from providers like Garmin or Simrad, a compass, an optional docking joystick, GPS and autopilot.
Head below-decks via a companionway door and delight in a spacious salon with a timber sole that has been lined in warm cherry and cream-toned carpeting for a sedate feel. There is an open galley kitchen with Corian work-surfaces, a three-zone hob, a combination microwave oven, a fridge-freezer, a dishwasher, an integrated coffeemaker and masses of secure storage, while facing this there is a plush U-shaped leather sofa surrounding a high-gloss timber dining table. Two en-suite staterooms down here provide secluded sleeping quarters for up to four overnight guests, with a forward VIP cabin boasting a skylight, a queen bed and a full-height locker. The full-beam owner’s stateroom is positioned amidship and enjoys a queen-sized island bed, a walk-in closet, bookshelves, an HDTV and a stunning bathroom with a waterfall shower cubicle.
A pair of Volvo D12 715HP diesel engines fire the 540 Express to top speeds in excess of 30 knots with cruising speeds at a smooth 25 knots. A fuel tank holding a mammoth 650 gallons of diesel, meanwhile, has been designed for long-haul trips so that can you disappear for a week or two without needing to refuel.