Fair Skies is a classic, original looking Burger with many system upgrades. The lines and spaces were second to none in her day. Over the years Fair Skies has received the attention and upgrades needed to keep her in top condition. In 2015 the following upgrades were completed:
2 New Garmin 7215s added at the upper and lower stations
New Switlik life raft
New KVH Tracvision ultra Hi Def for all TVs
New KVH Satellite Comm
New Cloths Dryer
Steering pump and Davit pump overhauled
New Start batteries
6 new ultra HD TVs
2 new 45 KW generators
Sauna added in the master stateroom
In 2017 the galley appliances were replaced, new flooring in the galley, dinette and foyer, new upholstery in the dinette and a major hydraulic refit on the crane.
Classic and ultra comfortable best describe the salon of FAIR SKIES. Aft to port is the comfortable lounge area for ten or more. Banquette seating for eight people. Glass topped cocktail table. Subtle lighting and two reading lamps, natural varnished ash cabinetry. Window shades and drapes. Further forward is very large builtin desk with many storage drawers and space for a computer. To starboard is superb varnished cabinetry full length with drawers and storage for dinnerware, china, silver, linens, slide out bottle storage, hidden refrigerator and icemaker, wet bar, etc. For formal dining, forward to starboard in this salon, a McGuire glass topped dining table has eight very comfortable chairs. Surrounded by large windows, the view is panoramic yet can be totally private with drapery when desired.
The forward bulkhead in the Salon, enclosed by disappearing doors, is the new 42" flat screen ultra hi def TV, VCR, AM/FM stereo amplifier, cassette and CD players entertainment system with drawers for storage of 100 VCR tapes, 32 CD's, DVDs, cassettes etc. Below, connections for DVD or spare VCR recorder, switching gear for all entertainment systems and remote speaker controls for stereo system. Flanking all this are two glass fronted, lighted display cases for objects d’art. To port the passage has a foulweather gear closet/storage locker, door to side deck and stairs to pilothouse. Day Head is next forward along the starboard passageway, just before the pilothouse and has natural, varnished, paneling, Head Hunter head, Corian countertop, mirrored wall, subtle lighting and new Amtico flooring.
Classic and ultra comfortable best describe the salon of FAIR SKIES. Aft to port is the comfortable lounge area for ten or more. Banquette seating for eight people. Glass topped cocktail table. Subtle lighting and two reading lamps, natural varnished ash cabinetry. Window shades and drapes. Further forward is very large builtin desk with many storage drawers and space for a computer. To starboard is superb varnished cabinetry full length with drawers and storage for dinnerware, china, silver, linens, slide out bottle storage, hidden refrigerator and icemaker, wet bar, etc. For formal dining, forward to starboard in this salon, a On the main deck, forward of the pilothouse the country kitchen and dining lounge are inviting for both chef and guests, the center island galley is spacious and wide open to the huge informal dining lounge. Large windows on both sides give panoramic views of the surroundings. Equipped with every expected modern convenience and storage galore, this galley is ideal for family use or it can be reserved for crew, although crew has their own lounge adjacent to their cabin.
New appliances in 2017
New flooring in 2017
New fabrics in 2017
Double stainless steel sinks
Dining settee w/blue fabric seats 8
(4) Storage cabinets w/double doors
Storage in aft bulkhead for dishes
Storage in entire brow area forward of settee
(2) Quick recovery water heaters (in engine room)
Corian countertops and dining table
Full width aft via a private stairway from the main deck salon. A full king size bed, centerline on the forward bulkhead can be made up as two separated beds. Flanking the berth are nightstands with three drawers each, phone, library, adjustable reading lamps and doors to his and hers baths. Hers to port has a large whirlpool Jacuzzi tub/shower with sliding glass door, generous vanity and Corian counter space, new plumbing fixtures, vanity and chair, generous storage for towels, etc., hamper, many drawers, freshwater head, large mirrors, ample lighting and opening port light with shade. His, to starboard, has stall shower, storage closet, hamper, similar lighting, storage, fixtures, etc.
Centered on the aft bulkhead of the stateroom are the new HD flat screen TV with remote, VCR, and FM/AM stereo with numerous storage drawers beneath, all flanked by his and hers cedar walk-in closets, (one of which has been converted to a sauna) linen closet many more drawers, storage cabinets and love seat. Décor of this large, private stateroom is muted with framed prints by Miro. A safe is situated in his walk-in closet.
Located forward of the engine room, the guest staterooms are essentially identical, differing only in the highlight of spreads and shams, with varnished light wood cabinetry. Each has twin berths with drawers beneath, shared nightstand with drawers, reading lamps, fitted spreads and decorative shams, library, closet, air conditioning, stereo and private baths with enclosed showers and fresh water heads serviced by Head Hunter system. These cabins are accessed via the stairway down forward of the galley. There are new HD flat screen TVs.
Fully forward the crew quarters are accessed via a stairway from the galley. Crew have a twin bed cabin with closet, linen storage, ensuite bath with stall shower. The crew cabin has overhead screened hatch, new carpet, mirrored door, bilge alarm system enunciator, air conditioning, library, cabinetry with shelving, drawers, under-berth storage, closet.
The crew lounge has new HD TV, AM/FM stereo, two opening ports, closet, dinette with refrigerator, sink, counter, microwave oven, etc. New carpeting in crew cabin. Forepeak: Forward of crew quarters, thru a watertight door is an anchor chain and rode stored in 30" diameter tub below windlass, all isolated from hull.
Corridor Hatch: Huge, dry, storage below the guest passageway.
Accessed via steps up from the passageways starboard and port. Doors to side decks are off each passageway. A commanding view from the pilothouse is offered to each of three helm seats plus the 6' long raised bench lounge with its generous table. The full array of engine instruments and controls, navigation, communication and systems controls all are ergonomically located to be most comfortable and practical for the helmsman while maintaining visibility of the navigated area.
(3) Helm seats & bench seat upholstered in simulated leather.
Chart & miscellaneous storage
Varnished natural ash wood
Storage freezer & refrigerator (located in dog house)
Furuno 72mile ARPA radar
(2015) New Garmin 7215
Robertson AP MK II Autopilot
Datamarine depth/speed indicator log
Naiad stabilizer controls & pressure gauge
Bow thruster control
Datamarine LX 360 wind speed & direction indicator
Navtec receiver & printer
Furuno 208A weatherfax
CD driver connect to GPS/chart display
DDEC electronic engine controls & start/stop DDEC engine control
Emergency manual override for engine gears, shift & throttles
Engine emergency air intake shutdown
Generator start/stop switches
Rudder angle indicator
Simrad EC206 color video depth sounder
Halon fire prevention controls
Clock & barometer
Englehard Capac corrosion monitor
Standard Horizon loud hailer
Icom 120 VHF radio w/ handset
Sea 222 SSB w/handset
KVH Sat TV system (2015)
Canon 23 fax/phone machine
Javelin closed circuit TV for deck camera monitor system
Ship's phone system/shore answering machine
Ocean PC 15" Monitor, cordless mouse & keyboard
(2) Searchlights controls
New autopilot (2016)
Accessed via a stairway up from the pilothouse, the flybridge is features a Pipewelders hard top with overhead quartz lighting and speakers. There are (3) comfortable helm chairs facing the sun shaded console of electronics, which are essentially redundant of the pilothouse. Importantly, the helmsman can stand at the wing controls and view the rub rail of his vessel as he carries out his docking maneuvers. Aft of the helm is the mast secured to the hard top. The base structure contains the refrigerator, stereo, wet bar, icemaker, storage and sink.
The mast houses the two radar antennae, all other antennae, quartz lighting, ship's bell, etc. Surrounding the mast base is seating for 12 or more. Six outdoor stereo speakers with stereo sound set the mood. Aft on the boat deck is 2004 15' Novurania Wide Body RIB w/ Yamaha 60HP 4stroke O/B, equipped with cover, bucket seats, bench seat, console steering and swim ladder. It is serviced by a 2500 lb capacity, remote control, Nautical Structures center mounted electric davit with extension boom and electric rotation. The tender may be launched over either side.
New (2015) Switlik 6 person canister life rafts w/hydrostatic releases. Ensign and staff mount aft on the boat deck. All items on this deck are protected by covers.
Furuno 72mile ARPA color radar
(new 2015) Garmin 7215
Bow thruster controls
DDEC engine instruments
Single lever engine controls
Ocean PC 15" daylight viewable monitor
(6) stereo speakers
Rudder angle indicator Hailer horn
Remote control wing stations, port & stbd, include single lever throttle/clutch controls, bow thruster, start/stop, etc.
Stereo AM/FM cassette player
Side and foredecks are accessed via midship doors from port and starboard main deck passageways.Full length Burger trademark varnished teak hand and caprails with raked stainless steel stanchions, stainless steel bow rail. White painted aluminum decks. Cushioned lounge bow seat with massive storage under and behind.
Other deck equipment includes:
Gull wing doors port and starboard, on heavy duty pneumatic lifts
Open storage lockers of huge capacity
Tide Ride 10step boarding ladder w/teak handrail
8step boarding ladder for port & starboard mounting
Stereo speakers builtin w/rheostat volume control & hailer speaker
Maxwell 3500 pull hydraulic anchor windlass
Center mounted Bruce 110 lb anchor
300' ½" chain and chain stopper
200' ¾" nylon rode for spare 50 lb anchor
Fresh water washdown hose
(2015) 2 new 45 KW generators
110v exhaust fans
Staco 130amp voltage regulator
(2) 12v Sentry battery chargers
(2) Gleason shore cable reels
Single phase 100 amp electric service accessed port/starboard
Battery selector switches 24v engine start batteries (new in 2015)
24v battery charger
Two Gleason electric shore cable reels are mounted overhead. Shore electric cables, port and starboard, exit engine room ports to avoid cables from crossing decks while dockside. Multiple Racor fuel filters are front mounted for easiest servicing. Electric panel is plexiglas enclosed revealing "work of art" wiring.
Air conditioning units all convenient for service. Large workbench and entire engine room serviced by compressed air, water Abundant lighting.
Engine room is spotless including bilge.
Clothes washer and dryer
Engine cooling, heat exchangers, exhaust manifolds have been upgraded.
Twin Detroit 16V92TA's
Naiad stabilizer system upgraded rams (both operate off either engine)
Bow thruster hydraulic fluid reservoir and filters serviced in 2016
Fresqua 600 GPD watermaker
Air conditioning system (7 compressors, 2 pumps) Upgraded in 2015 Electric 230v AC bilge pump & manifold to all bilges
Lube oil reservoir & selector valves
Oil changing and priming system
Racor fuel filters & manifold
Fuel priming pumps
Fuel supply manifold
Fuel stripping manifold
Fuel return manifold
Fuel flow meter
Overflow tanks for fuel system
port & stbd Isolation transformer
(2) Electric hot water heaters
Air compressors 2 hp & 1.5hp
Maytag washer & dryer
(2) Gleason shore power reels
Emergency engine driven bilge pump
Englehard Capac System
Pneumatic fuel & water tank gauges
Plexiglas front electrical distribution panel & selector switches
Headhunter MSD type 2 & treatment plant
(2) Heathunter 110v freshwater pumps
(2) 110v fresh water pumps (valved) for house system
Fresh water system pressure tanks w/manifold to freshwater
Fresh water filter Bosch
(2) Exhaust fans
Bilge alarm system (lights & audio)
New salon fabrics and upholstery
New galley appliances
hydraulic PTO service