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Burger 48 Cruiser Christened

Burger Boat Company has announced the Christening of its newest project, theBurger 48 Cruiser. The Burger 48 Cruiser is a custom-built 48’ (14.63 m) aluminum cruiser developed in conjunction with her owner, Vripack Naval Architects from the Netherlands and interior designer Celeste Wegman of CWI Design Group.The Burger 48 Cruiser is a return to Burger’s roots and an expansion of the high-quality offerings for which Burger is known. It has the quality finishes, custom design opportunities and artistically crafted details found on Burger’s custom superyachts…

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Burger 48 Cruiser is a Custom Yacht Alternative for Production Boat Buyers

Burger Yachts is organically growing its own megayacht clientele. Wooing would-be production boat buyers into small yacht owners with their new 48 power cruiser, the legendary shipbuilder’s custom yacht alternative for production line buyers provides megayacht elegance and quality, albeit in a smaller vessel.The iconic Wisconsin builder identified a market for a midsize, luxury power cruiser with a custom interior and two cabin configuration. Built especially for a high-end, hands-on…

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Burger Boat Heads to Palm Beach International Boat Show

Burger’s team will be available at the Palm Beach International Boat Show  March 22-25 to discuss construction, plans for the future and opportunities for new yacht owners to explore a relationship with one of America’s oldest yacht builders. Currently, construction is underway on two Burger 48 Cruisers, the newest yacht in Burger Boat Company’s offering. The first has been sold and will be delivered this summer. The second, featuring an interior design in collaboration with DeBasto Designs, is available for immediate purchase.

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Burger Boat Starts Build of Explorer Yacht

Burger Boat Company announced the start of construction on Hull 510, a custom 103'-06" (31.55m) full displacement steel and aluminum Explorer Motor Yacht. The Owner and Designer, Luiz De Basto of Miami, Florida, USA, recently visited the shipyard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to formally kickoff construction with an "Owner's First Weld" which positions a commemorative plaque aboard the yacht. Launch is scheduled for the spring of 2017 with delivery shortly thereafter. The vessel's modern…

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Burger Boat Signs on to Build Explorer Yach

Burger Boat Company has signed on to a project to build a custom 31.55-meter full displacement steel and aluminum Explorer Motor Yacht. The vessel's modern exterior design and contemporary interior décor were developed by designer Luiz de Basto of Miami, who worked closely with the owner to create an oceangoing, long-range explorer yacht for cruising and fishing the world's sportfishing hot spots, the shipbuilder said. Powered by twin Caterpillar C18 main engines, the vessel will have a cruising range of approximately 4,000 nautical miles at 9.5 knots.

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Burger Boat Delivers Chicago Passenger Vessel

Burger Boat Company announced the delivery of a 98-foot steel passenger vessel to Chicago's First Lady Cruises in Chicago. The vessel, Chicago’s Classic Lady, was designed by Seacraft Design, LLC of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. Chicago’s Classic Lady departed the Burger shipyard Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2014, on her delivery voyage to the Chicago waterfront, arriving early the next morning. Built by Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wisc., Chicago’s Classic Lady is powered by two Caterpillar C12 main engines and has two Caterpillar C4.4 generators.

Back Row (left to right) : John Mann, Jim Perry, Christina Norris, Corey Ranslem, Peter Schrappen, Derik Wagner, Mark Cline, Eli Dana, Tim Davey, Bert Fowles Front Row (left to right): Kristina Hebert, Ami Ira, Karen Dudden-Blake, Meagan Deinas, Jim Ruffolo, Jay Dayton and Tripp Nelson

U.S. Superyacht Association Announces 2013-14 Directors

The U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) announced the 2013-2014 Board of Directors elected in October 2013. John J. Mann, III (Bluewater Books and Charts) will continue his role as Chairman. Ami Ira, Crew Unlimited / C.U. “The USSA has been very fortunate to have strong board members dedicated to helping grow the organization,” said John Mann, USSA Chairman. “By continually bringing in new representatives at the board level, we are able to draw on their energy, ideas and skills.