• 87'
  • 1987
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $799,000


2000 Hours since Extended W5 Overhaul in 2013: Boroscope of all cylinders in 11/2016

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BURGER
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1987
  • YearBuilt: 1987
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 2/3/3
  • LOA: 87' 0" (26.52m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: 90' 0" (27.43m)
  • Beam: 20' 7" (6.27m)
  • Min Draft: 6' 1" (1.85m)
  • Max Draft: 6' 6" (1.98m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 17 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 19 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 140,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 1,025 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 280 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 4,250 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 3
  • Crew Sleeps: 3
  • Crew Heads: 2
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Semi-Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: Blue
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: MTU
  • Model: 8V396-TB93
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


BLUE STAR is one of two custom 87' Burgers built together for Fortune 500 CEO's.  She is a rare JB Hargrave design based on an earlier 83' Burger.  BLUE STAR was built to very high standards with excellent project management.  She spent her first six years in Europe and her electrical and generators were converted back to US standards when she returned to the US.  

She is a three aft stateroom Burger with more spacious crew quarters than most so that a high level of crew service could be provided. The overall length is 90'. She is a well maintained yacht, available for purchase for about 25% of the build price. 

*NOTE: Some photos are not current and are shown to provide past configurations. For example, originally BLUE STAR had a cranberry sheer stripe and boot stripe, then no sheer stripe with a white boot stripe, and currently an off-white sheer stripe to match boot stripe color.  


Finished as only Burger can do, BLUE STAR's salon is African Anigre, a light toned hardwood with teak solid wood accents that combine for a beautiful classic look that is highlighted by fresh neutral carpeting and furnishings.  The salon has a marble top bar/serving center on the starboard side opposite the sofa.  A four place table and chairs are forward with the complete TV and electronics entertainment center on the forward bulkhead.  There is a semi-circular staircase to the staterooms forward of the marble bar counter.

The Salon is accessed from the aft deck by a double sliding door aft, two side boarding doors on each side of the vessel, and another starboard side forward entrance to the galley and crew quarters.

The raised pilothouse is forward of the salon, accessed by both port or starboard sliding doors. The bridge stairs are on the port side of the pilothouse, with a navigation equipment room on the Portside and a day head on the starboard side.

Forward of the pilothouse in a private dining room with glass top table and chairs for six.  Storage for formal dish and glassware is against the aft bulkhead of the dining room.  There is an antique buffet between the two dish storage cupboards. A passthrough from the galley could be added.

The galley is forward of the dining room and there is a watertight crew door on the starboard side to the side deck.

Crew quarters and engine room access are down a starboard side stairwell forward of the galley.

The staterooms are accessed from the spiral stairs in the salon. There are three private staterooms each with its own marble head and stall shower. The stateroom level is done in mostly Butternut custom woodwork that is a beautifully light colored wood. The master stateroom is aft with two guest staterooms forward one to port and one to starboard.

Salon is entered through twin sliding doors aft or port and starboard mid-ships doors. The finish is African Anigre wood, light and airy. Trim solids are teak and offer beautiful accents to the to the Anigre.

The port side of the salon has a large chair and comfortable couch. Starboard side has a marble topped hide away glass storage rack and bar.

Forward in the salon is a round four place table with TV and entertainment center located in the forward bulk head. Fabric colors are neutral as is the carpet. Spiral stairwell to staterooms is on the starboard side, forward of the marble topped bar.

Some fabrics, carpet, drapes are original or replaced with similar but all are in good condition.

BLUE STAR has three generous staterooms each complete with its own head. They are accessed by a spiral stairwell off the salon area.

The master stateroom is aft.  It is magnificently paneled in Butternut wood and features curved bulkheads that have no hardware showing. It's a phenomenal look and work of the highest caliber. There is a King sized berth, centerline, with ample storage in walk in closet, drawers and cupboards. The master head is forward in the stateroom on the port side and has a jacuzzi tub.  It is marble & tile with complete privacy.

Forward of the Master stateroom through a companionway are the guest staterooms and laundry center.

On the port side the guest stateroom is done in cloudy grey mica finish with an offset queen size berth, large hanging locker and plenty of drawers and cupboards. There are TV, AC controls, and ventilation through screened opening ports. The guest head is private, located aft of the stateroom. It has a stall shower, is marble & tile and accessed from the stateroom. The second guest stateroom on the starboard side. It features butternut wood finish, generous twin berths, drawers and a hanging locker. TV, AC controls and port light ventilation. The head is aft entered from the stateroom with separate shower stall. All staterooms are well insulated and offer ultimate privacy for owners and guests.

Crew Quarters
Accessed from the starboard side forward of the galley, there is a private, water tight side door for crew privacy from the deck to the stairwell down to the crew's quarters. Two cabins, shared toilet and shower plus a forward relaxation area offer plenty of room for three with room for additional crew when needed forward. Complete renovation in 2006; flatscreen TV, DVD/Sat TV & AC controls, table and benches.

BLUE STAR's galley is on the main level forward of the private dining area. It is a U-shape with generous counter & storage space. New in 2008 are the appliances, the counters, the sink and faucets.

The galley has large windows port and starboard and a full complement of proper equipment plus a door to the deck on the starboard side for crew access.

Pilothouse is accessed from port or starboard companionways and is raised 3 steps with 270 degree visibility.  The double wide helm seat is raised and offers excellent sight lines forward. Sole is teak & holly and gorgeous.  The stairs to the flybridge are on the port side of the pilot house.  All electronics are integral to the helm station and professionally installed.

Teak decks have plenty of thickness left and are the best natural non-skid available and still look good! Full walk- arounds make moving fore and aft very easy even with lines, fenders and other docking aids. The decks are presently as of 06/2018 being re-seamed and re-plugged to insure many more years of use. Unlike older Burgers, the solid teak planks are screwed to aluminum with nothing in between.

Wing doors at the the port and starboard stern make the aft deck a private sanctuary when wanted. The starboard side stern gate opens to a semi-circular staircase to the elongated swim platform w/removable SS rails. An excellent area for handling lines, fenders and the tender. When in the Mediterranean a fixed passarelle was mounted on center.

The fore deck on BLUE STAR has two large deck boxes build by Burger plus a foredeck seat that offers an excellent viewing area forward and affords great visibility of the passing scenery. This is a real special area when compared to the higher freeboards of other yachts where the views are blocked or there is a bosun's locker with no seat at all. The trunk cabin has side rails and there is plenty of room for sun pads.

Varnished teak caprail plus handrails run the full length port and starboard sides, absolutely gorgeous!

Electrical Equipment
Shore power connections are aft as well as amidship on both port and starboard sides. All outside power comes in the main electrical system through an isolation transformer to insure that the shore power ground remains separate from the yachts system. The aft shore cord is on a retractable reel. 

Engine & Mechanical Equipment
The engine room is aft of the crew quarters with full standing headroom. the MTU diesel engines are surrounded by all the desirable equipment. The condition of this area reflects the deep commitment to reliability and safety to the owner, crew and builder.



Main Engines

  • (2) MTU 8V396-TB93 @ 1250 hp ea
    As of February, 2019: 
    Port 2000 SMOH @ 5100 hrs in 2013
    Stbd 2000 SMOH @ 5100 hrs in 2013                                   
    TOTAL hours: 7,000 hrs on each engine                      
    In 2013 an extended W5 was performed on both engines (cost $224,705.72 - receipts available)
    Boroscope of all cylinders in 11/2016 (report available)

Generators & Electricity

  • (2) Northern Lights generators 50 kw -1200 rpm and 75 kw - 1800 rpm (hours port 7031, stbd 12,618)
  • PTO off port generator for bow thruster
  • 220 single-phase shore power
  • Glenndining Shore Power cable 100 ft. connected aft with cable storage bin
  • 220v AC electrical/ some 240
  • 12v / 24v DC electrical
  • Charles Isolation transformer
  • 110v & 120v power cability
  • (4) Gelcel battery banks- new 4/2014
  • (2) 50 amp battery chargers for main engines
  • 60 amp battery charger for main engines


  • (2) Charles 50amp battery chargers
  • (1) Sentry 60amp battery charger


Air Conditioning:

  • (2) Cruis-Air 5-ton reverse cycle chillers


Other Machinery

  • Naiad Stabilizers w/ 9' square fins
  • Wesmar 50hp bow thruster (1998)
  • Jastram Hydraulic steering w/ separate 24 volt backup steering system
  • Alpha Laval fuel centrifuge
  • 40 US gallons lube oil capacity
  • 40 US gallons waste oil capacity
  • Nutone central vac system
  • Trim tabs
  • ZF remote
  • Dripless shift seal
  • Microphone heads
  • (2) Hot water heaters, 40 gallons each



  • Icom M-602 VHF


  • Simrad AP 50 autopilot 
  • AIS transmit and receive 
  • Furuno FCR-1411 color radar w/ alarms 72 mile
  • Northstar radar w/ 48 mile
  • Plath magnetic compass
  • Datamarine depth indicator
  • B&G speed and depth sounder
  • Northstar 6000 GPS plotter, radar 2006
  • Raymarine ST-60 GPS + speed
  • Nobel-Tec Visual Navigation Sweep, Toshiba laptop
  • Helm jog steering on bench seat
  • SSB inop
  • CCTV monitor Inop
  • HP 7410 printer, scanner, copier
  • Northstar 6000i laser plotter/ radar



  • Whirlpool cooktop four-burner w/ oven
  • Whirlpool built-in microwave
  • SubZero full size refrigerator/freezer w/ ice maker
  • Under-counter wine chiller
  • Kitchen Aid dishwasher
  • Double sink w/ single lever Grohe faucet/sprayer



  • Bosch Washer
  • Bosch Dryer



  • Novurania 17' RIB w/Yamaha 115 4 stroke (2007)


  • Lofrans hydraulic double anchor windlass
  • (2) 70kg pool anchors with 250 and 300 feet of chain
  • Spare anchor- stored in Lazerette
  • Ideal aft warping capstans
  • 1x8 step tideride ladder stored on portside
  • 1x6 step tideride ladder stored on starboard side
  • 2x swim ladders- stored in Lazzarette
  • Fenders
  • Dock lines
  • Marquipt 2500lb davit 


  • Tote-Vision remote camera controls & monitor (2007)


  • Automatic and manual Halon system
  • Honeywell fire security system


  • Automatic and manual Halon 1301 fire fighting system (certified 2/2017)
  • All fire extinguishers (re-certified 2/2017)
  • 6-man life raft (re-certified 2017)
  • (2) Carlisle & Finch spotlights
  • (2) Kahlenberg triple horns
  • 6-Person Avon life rafts




BLUE STAR was built as Housam and believed to be the most expensive Burger of the 1980's (approximately $3,500,000). Jack Bursak was the interior designer (many Architectural Digest articles about his work) and provided Burger Boat Company with some new innovative design ideas such as the forward crew lounge, the queen bed guest stateroom with the bed on a 45 degree angle, and the selection of high quality interior hardware most of which is still original as installed and well maintained by six subsequent owners. BLUE STAR is maintained in excellent condition and two past surveys and engine repair invoices are available for review by interested buyers.

BLUE STAR has successfully cruised the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, New England, and the Great Lakes with every Captain loving the boat and the crew quarters.  She was offered for sale only because the principal owner passed away.  His estate has paid to store the vessel undercover and has continued to employ crew to maintain the vessel in excellent condition. A knowledgable captain who has cruised several thousand miles on BLUE STAR has just left the vessel but is available to indoctrinate new crew. The captain would like to ensure there is a good transition to a new buyer, as the deceased would want. 

A very complete set of manuals and drawings are aboard BLUE STAR and Burger Boat Company is still building boats (over 150 years) if anything needs to be replaced. 


Some items shown in photos such as glasses and crystal were for staging purposes only and are not included in the sale of BLUE STAR.