• 86'
  • 1982
  • Venezuela
  • $1,375,000


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BURGER
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: CAT Powered, Country Kitchen, 4 Staterooms
  • Model Year: 1982
  • YearBuilt: 1982
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/8 - Crew R/B/S: 2/3/1
  • LOA: 86' 0" (26.21m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 20' 0" (6.10m)
  • Min Draft: 5' 4" (1.63m)
  • Max Draft: 5' 7" (1.70m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: 86' 0" (26.21m)
  • Cruise Speed: 16 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 18 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 165,330 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 950 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 4,980 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 1
  • Heads: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: 3
  • Crew Sleeps: 1
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Vessel Walkthrough

SERENDIPITY offers three spacious "en suite" owner and guest staterooms below with a small single bed for child or nurse in the master closet.  The master is aft with center line king size bed, walk in cedar lined closet, lighted vanity, and abundant drawer space.  Forward of the master are two identical guest staterooms with twin berths, cedar lined hanging lockers and built in dressers.  A stacked washer and dryer, storage locker and linen closet are located along the passageway between the master and guest staterooms, a feature not always found on Burgers.  All staterooms and baths have opening port lights, light wall coverings, and cabinetry creating a light airy atmosphere.  A curved stairway forward of the master with accent lights hidden in the teak handrail, leads up to the salon.
Spanning the yacht's full beam and about 30' in length, SERENDIPITY's salon and formal dining area are nothing short of spectacular.  All cabinetry and joiner work in the salon are done in a satin finish honey teak with elm burl inlay.  Beginning aft to port is a large curved built in sofa flanked by an end table aft and a buffet forward, both built in.  On the starboard side aft is an easy chair followed by a large walk behind wet bar with commercial icemaker, refrigerator wine rack and extensive glass and bottle storage.  Moving forward on centerline is the formal dining area followed by a teak & burl paneled forward bulkhead.  Two concealed doors on the port side of the forward bulkhead hide a utility closet and the rack of audiophile components.  The 36" television is built into the center of the bulkhead and is hidden when not in use by burl doors.
Continuing forward via the starboard side passageway with teak and holly inlay sole, is the day head, followed by the entrance to the pilothouse and finally the large country kitchen.  The dinette on the forward bulkhead of the country kitchen comfortably accommodates six.

A curved stairwell on the forward starboard side of the country kitchen leads down to the crew accommodations and engine room.

Recent Refit Highlights

During 2013 & 2014 SERENDIPITY received several improvements to prepare for extended "on the hook" island cruising.

1. New bow anchoring system with two plow anchors on rollers (one all chain, one chain & rope)
2. New Wesmar dual propeller bow thruster running on a generator, not a battery for increased capacity
3. Two Garmin 7612 GPS/Plotters
4.  New Wifi antenna 
5. Swim platform extended with gasoline tank and storage below and watertight door to transom
6. Circular staircase from aft deck to swim platform
7. New 1000 gallon per day water maker - Watermakers Inc. brand
8. New wallpaper in staterooms and heads, new carpeting, couch recovered and some new furniture

Master Stateroom

King size bed
En suite bath w/ shower
Double door cedar lined hanging locker    
Vanity w/ mirror
Walk in cedar lined closet  
(3) built in dressers
Mirrored aft bulkhead    
(2) nightstands w/ drawers
Flat screen television  
Gun locker
Stereo System

Guest Stateroom

Twin berths w/ drawers beneath      
Cedar lined hanging locker
Mirrored bulkhead
En suite bath w/stall shower
Built in night stand w/drawer
Built in dresser

Guest Stateroom 2

Twin berths w/ drawers beneath
Cedar lined hanging locker
Mirrored bulkhead
En suite bath w/stall shower
Built in night stand w/drawers
Built in dresser


Curved sofa
Bar w/sink, ice maker, refrigerator, wine rack & blender
Round game table w/4 chairs
Cocktail table
Built in end table
Book case
Built in buffet
36" Panasonic  TV
Formal dining table w/6 chairs


Kenmore 22 cu. ft. side by side refrigerator/freezer w/thru door ice & water
GE Triton dish washer
Nu Tone food processor
Maytag ceramic top 4 burner electric stove w/double oven
SubZero auxiliary refrigerator
Double porcelain sink

Audio And Visual Equipment

McIntosh MC7300 digital stereo power amplifier
McIntosh MCD 7008 CD changer (6 disk)
Yamaha MCX 1000 MusicCast digital audio server (80 gigabyte)
Panasonic 36" television
McIntosh MR7083 AM/FM tuner
McIntosh C-37 AV system control center
Samsung DVD/VHS player


Furuno FR7062, 6kW, 64 mile radar
Northstar 941x GPS
Simrad/Robertson ADP20 Autopilot
Datamarine International Offshore depth sounder
Raytheon Ray 88 VHF radio
Raytheon Ray 350 loudhailer
Datamarine Navigator Speed & Distance log
Stephens SEA222 Single Side Band radio
Nobeltec software suite


Furuno FR7062, 6kW, 64 mile radar
Datamarine Navigator speed & distance log
VHF radio
Northstar 951x GPS/Plotter
Simrad/Robertson AP20 autopilot
Datamarine International Offshore depth sounder

Deck Equipment

New teak decks by Teck Decking Systems, 2001
Dual triple Kahlenberg air horns
Plastimo 8 man life raft in canister (currently certified)
Upgraded to chain wildcat for double plow anchors
(3) Burger electric davits
Semi-permanent Bimini top with full isinglass endorsed with u-zips
Fresh water, salt water wash down system
Carlisle & Finch search light
Tide Ride boarding ladder w/teak handrails
Gleason dockside cable winder
Radar mast
Bow rail
17' Boston Whaler w/ 90hp Evinride OB
90 lb Danforth anchor
(2) 3/8" anchor chain for plow anchor nylon braid anchor rodes, 300'  - for plow anchor
Manual anchor davit-foredeck
International navigation lights
Spreader lights
Bow rail
(4) boarding gates
Galley Main electric windlass (new 2001) - upgraded to chain wildcat 2014
Teak side rails

Electrical System

Onan 35 kW generator (1997) w/ 1996 hrs
110 V, 220 V AV electrical system
(2) 100 amp single phase power inlets
(2) 220 V Stabiline automatic voltage regulators
40 amp Constavolt 24 V automatic battery charger
Onan 30 kW generator w/ 5470 hours.  
12 V, 24 V DC electrical system
(2) 100 amp isolation transformers
20 amp Constavolt 12 V automatic battery charger
Gleason dockside cable winder
Burger lexan master electric panel

Engine /Mechanical Equipment

Naiad 251 stabilizers w/12 sq. foot fins (all new hydraulics, shafts & seals (2002)
Panish single lever cable engine controls
Watermakers, 1000 gallon per day water maker (new 2014)  
(5) automatic bilge pumps
Galley Maid Delta heads w/waste treatment system
Oil transfer system
Fuel transfer system
Bilge blowers
Gray water sump tank
Wesmar electric bow thruster (new 2014)
J.D. Nall (This is an original unit and only one of the two compressors are working) 60,000 BTU chilled water air conditioner
Marine Air, 60,000 BTU chilled water air conditioner w/soft start (new 2017)
Glendinning engine synchronizer
Spare propellers
Spare stub shafts
Automatic Halon fire control system
60 gallon lube oil tank
Twin disk MG 518 transmissions
Air compressor
Black water holding tank
Work bench
Dripless propeller shaft seals


While every effort has been made to include all pertinent equipment aboard "SERENDIPITY," there are some personal items on board.  Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.  Please refer specific items in question to the listing broker.  


SERENDIPITY has had well over $1,000,000 spent on upgrades over the last several years, bringing this very original Burger up to very good condition.  The list is rather extensive but includes: new teak decks, new paint job, bottom plating in some areas which were not perfect, new exhaust system from hull exits to water collection rings, new décor, new carpeting, a third Burger davit matching the original two, new motor mounts, aft deck, ladder to the boat deck major services on main engines, generator, and tender, extended swim platform with staircase and gasoline storage below, bow anchoring system with two plow anchors.

SERENDIPITY is a pleasure to show and is the only 86' Burger on the market today with a wide beam saloon & country kitchen and Caterpillar engines.