• 78'
  • 1981
  • Stuart, Florida, United States
  • $795,000


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BURGER
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Cockpit Motor Yacht
  • Model Year: 1981
  • YearBuilt: 1981
  • Year Refit: 2017
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/9 - Crew R/B/S: 2/2/0
  • LOA: 78' 0" (23.77m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 18' 5" (5.61m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 5' 6" (1.68m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 10 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 19 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 1,314 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 140 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,526 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 4
  • Sleeps: 9
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: 2
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel/Allison
  • Model: DDA 12V71TI
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


WILLAWAY is a classic Burger cockpit motor yacht built in 1981 that has been essentially rebuilt and redesigned with all common areas and Master stateroom on the main deck.

In 2017 and 2018, the yacht was completely stripped, sanded, primed and repainted and everything on it was either rebuilt, replaced, or updated with new equipment.  New composite, non-skid decks were installed, as was all new canvas throughout, and all hand rails and teak was varnished.  All windows have been resealed.  Both engines were rebuilt in 2004 and, along with both generators, have been completely inspected and up-dated by Martins Diesel in 2017. Nearly everything about WILLAWAY is new, remanufactured, painted, or reconditioned; a practically new yacht in an original hull.

Designed with a custom galley-up arrangement and newly redecorated custom on-deck king Master with his/her ensuite head & shower, WILLAWAY has accommodations for nine owners / guests and two crew. It features the latest in electronics, a new dinghy, two generators, a water maker, bow and stern thrusters, Naiad stabilizers, satellite TV, new décor throughout, a new Bimini top with 3-side enclosure, and new galley fixtures and appliances.  A Novurania 13’ hard bottom inflatable with 50 hp. Yamaha is included.


 Boarding amidships from the dock via a new Tide Ride ladder is easy and comfortable. From this central location, entrances port and starboard lead into the Pilothouse which has been completely refinished with a new console, new electronics, and a new 3-person seat and gives access to the flybridge by ladder or a custom elevator seat.  Going aft is the main salon and custom galley, which has been moved forward into the pilot house.  Galley features include new under counter refrigeration and cook top, a wrap-around bar with 3 bar stools, and a starboard side cabinet with large retractable Samsung TV.  The main salon, just aft of the galley, is furnished with two large easy chairs with power lifts, a sofa and cocktail table.  A central aft salon door leads to the cockpit and swim platform.
Forward of the pilot house and down a few steps is the main deck king Master Stateroom with ensuite his/her head & shower. Aft of the Master are three staterooms: the full-beam VIP with queen berth and two guest staterooms with twin berths, all with private head & shower.  In the bow through a custom entrance, the crews quarters provide two berths, a head & shower, and small galley.

Main Salon

All new décor
2 easy stand electric chairs
Sofa and coffee table
Levelor blinds in built-in boxes
Starboard side cabinet with retractable large Samsung TV
New head liner and LED lights


New custom galley which is part of the salon
Moved forward to access room in the pilot house for under counter refrigeration and 4 burner cook top
Pass thru to the pilot house
New solid surface counter tops with 3 bar stools
Magic Chef 4 burner range
Twin under counter U-Line refrigerators
Electrolux ice maker
Fisher/Paykel dishwashers (2) units under counter
Solid surface counter top with molded-in sink & Blanco faucet
GE microwave
Overhead exhaust fan over cook top
U-Line freezer in cabinet

Master Stateroom & Bath

King size berth on center line, electric raising, head and foot sections
Double entry doors
Large wall mounted Samsung TV
Walk-in hanging locker
Desk on starboard side
New levelor blinds in oak boxes
New headliner and LED lights
Forward entrance to crew quarters and possible nurse accommodations
Ensuite His & Her heads and shared shower
New Raritan heads
New counter tops & sinks
Twin medicine cabinets

VIP Stateroom & Bath

Queen berth
Ensuite head & shower
Hanging lockers (4)
Samsung flat screen TV
Samsung Blu-ray player
Desk on port side
Drawers on starboard side
New head liner & LED lighting

Guest Stateroom & Bath

Twin berths with night stand w/drawers between
Hanging locker
Ensuite head & shower
New solid surface counter tops w/sink
New Head liner & LED lights


Large Samsung TV in the main salon retractable in cabinet
Large Samsung TV in Master Stateroom
TV in crews quarters
Sony stereo on Fly bridge


New helm station for electronics w/ canvas cover
2 Stidd helm chairs, reconditioned
U-shaped seating w/new cushions, canvas cover & sink in the center
Bimini top, new with 3 side enclosure & 3 U-zips
Large hatch to pilot house with power lift chair
Sony stereo


New helm console & electronics
New 3 person riding seat with new cushions
New chair lift to fly bridge
New Texaline front window cover

Pilothouse Electronics

Garmin GPS MAP XSV touch screen
Garmin radar, GPS, Plotter & bottom recorder
Garmin auto pilot
Glendinning engine control, synchronizer
Bennett trim tab indicators
Wesmar Bow & Stern thruster
ACR spotlight
Intellian SAT TV
Naiad stabilizers
Sirius weather

Electronics (Upper Helm)

Garmin GPS MAP XSV touch screen
Garmin radar, GPS, Plotter & bottom recorder
Garmin auto pilot
Glendinning engine control, synchronizer
Wesmar Bow & Stern thruster

Crew Quarters

Entrance from main deck and forward private hatch
2 Cabins each with locker and cabinets
1 large head & stall shower
New Raritan head
GE washer & GE dryer, new
Sinsui TV
Small galley, LG microwave oven
Avanti under counter refrigerator
Sink & storage

Deck Equipment

Marquipt tender lift 1000lb
Novurania 13’ hard bottom inflatable w/50 hp Yamaha
Maxwell VWC4500 – 24 volt  anchor windlass, new motor
2 Anchors, 1 CQR & 1 Navy
All windows re-sealed and most replaced
Interior oak wood refinished and replaced as needed
Spare propellers
Danforth anchor: 300' x ¾" rode
Marquipt sea stairs
Fender trolley system
Wash down
MANA Germ Head Treatment system
Custom crew entrance
Bow seat with new cushions
New Bimini top and 3 side enclosure
New non-skid decks, teak removed, composite fiberboard laid & glassed
Complete Awlgrip paint
Swim platform
Retractable shore cord 100 amp in bow
Retractable shore cord 100 amp in cockpit
2 rod holders in cockpit
Custom stairs in CP to salon
2 lights in cockpit and 2 overhead LED lights
Name boards

Electrical System

(2) 100 amp services at bow and stern
(2) 100 amp Charles ISO boost systems at each service
(2) 100 amp Glendinning Cablemaster
100 amp shore power cord, new breaker and wiring
Glendinning TV/phone Cablemaster at bow
48V AGM batteries for bow/stern thrusters
Ships service newly converted from 32v to 24v
All batteries have been replaced with AGMs
Replaced all battery chargers with solid state
Replaced all 110 wiring with new 110 wiring
Labeling on electrical panel
Low voltage lighting throughout
Direction spotlights in cockpit
Nav, Stern and Mast light (lens) have all been replaced
Starting batteries - New 2015
AC and DC electrical panel with power source selectors
DC battery switch panel
New 24 volt lighting throughout yacht


Detroit Diesel 12V71TI’s recent overhaul 2011 and work by Martins Diesel 2017
New turbo’s both engines
New risers both engines
New freshwater pumps, new impellers
Replaced fuel lines both engines
Cleaned heat exchanges both engines
Cleaned aftercoolers both engines
Rebuilt alternators & new belts
Westerbeke 32 KW generator with sound shield, new 2012
Westerbeke 20 KW generator, over hauled in 2009 engine & electrical 2013
Wagner hydraulic steering system
Racor 75-1000 fuel filters w/vacuum gauges
Electrocatalic hull protection system
Sea Recovery water maker, new membranes, plumbed for dockside water
Horns, air and electric
Bow & stern thruster rebuilt
New Headhunter freshwater pump
New 100 amp transformer
Naiad stabilizers re-sealed


Transom door
Swim platform & boarding ladder
Shower in cabinet
Bench seating with cushions on port & starboard side
Courtesy lighting
Hatch to lazarette with hydraulic steering, trim tabs and rudders
2 Rod holders
2 Lights lower cockpit
2 Lights (LED) over cockpit
Custom stairs to aft salon


Novurania 13’ Hard Bottom inflatable w/50 hp Yamaha

Salesman's Comments

WILLAWAY is a classic, 1981 Burger completely up-dated in 2017 & 2018 and designed for owners who prefer having the Master stateroom and common areas on the same, main deck level or, especially, for those with limited mobility.
Nearly everything about WILLAWAY is new, remanufactured, painted, or reconditioned;  a practically new yacht in an original hull. If you missed owning a Burger in the 80’s, now is your chance to relive this classic yacht and moment in history. It is well worth the time to visit and inspect.