Burger Boat Company recently announced the superstructure was lifted into place on their first 180-foot motor yacht, while a second 180-foot yacht is also under construction and available for sale.
The two yachts are currently under construction at Burger’s shipyard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, with the first already sold and the second being built on spec. The owner of the first 180 will be able to complete their yacht within the US adding their own custom design touches.
Ron Cleveringa of Burger commented to YATCO that, “the yacht is designed with worldwide cruising in mind” for the future owner.
Utilizing the most advanced technologies, these latest yachts from Burger come equipped with mechanical features to make cruising even more comfortable, and each yacht has been designed for full handicapped accessibility, including a large elevator, giving access to all four decks for every guest, regardless of their mobility.
Another unique feature onboard the 180’s is the stowage system for the 37-foot tender. Cleveringa shares with us, “the system consists of a “stinger” that extends from the stern of the yacht. This acts much like a boat trailer allowing the 37-foot tender to be easily launched and retrieved. With the tender in the garage, the need for towing, and its associated hazards, is eliminated.”
The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512C IMO Tier II engines, with a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. The team shares, “the primary advantage of IMO Tier II engines is the fact that the costly and space consuming SCR’s needed for IMO Tier III engines are eliminated.”
Yacht Design and Layout
With naval architecture by the Burger Design Team and Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects, an expansive aft deck welcomes guests onboard with direct access to the main salon, tender bay, swim platform and the bridge deck. Inside, the salon offers formal dining and large sitting areas, while large windows pull the outside in, offering a light and airy feel to the interior.
A full beam owner’s suite with adjoining private office is situated forward on the main deck. While the remaining 10 guests have access to four staterooms on the lower deck, making use of large windows once again to pour natural light inside. The four staterooms can also be converted to two sets of family suites should you so wish.
A Skylounge with bar and entertainment area opens to the aft bridge deck with outdoor dining, entertaining and relaxation areas. Another seating area is situated forward of the pilothouse for guests to stretch out and enjoy the views.
The owner of the first Burger 180 opted to install a custom centerline bar and large pool with accommodation up to 12. When desired, the pool can be partitioned into a pool and hot tub simultaneously.
The large sundeck also has space for exercise equipment for those who want to take advantage of exercising in the fresh air, with discreet stowage available for when not in use. Additional seating areas await on the foredeck offering undisturbed vistas.
Crew accommodation is available for up to 13, including a private stateroom for the yacht’s captain, chief officer, chief engineer, chef and chief stewardess.
While the second yacht in build is currently for sale, quite uniquely, the second 180 is being built completely on spec. Cleveringa shares, “to our knowledge, this is the first time a US shipyard has built a yacht of this magnitude speculatively. The advantage to the owner is the reduced construction duration resulting from the ability to utilize the engineering already completed for the first yacht.”
Burger Boat Company is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year and is one of the oldest and most respected shipyards in the US. Cleveringa concludes, “We are very excited to share these with the world. Burger has always worked to design and build custom yachts for the most decerning clients. These yachts are examples of Burger’s effort to create a luxurious space to explore the world while incorporating mechanical features that make the cruising experience even more enjoyable.”