Burger yachts initially began in 1863 when Henry Burger began building small 20 to 30 feet Mackinaw fishing boats for local commercial fishers in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Burger’s expertise in building extremely high-quality vessels became known throughout the Great Lakes. Throughout the years, leadership changed hands between the Burger family members and other entities, and the yachts evolved from wooden schooners to naval minesweepers to luxury motor yachts today. The yacht builder has produced over 500 yachts, and around 250 of them are on the market today for both sale and charter. Innovative milestones for the company include the launch of the 24.7-meter sailing yacht TAMARIS in 1938, the first all-welded steel auxiliary ketch built in the U.S., and the launch of the 11-meter luxury yacht VIRGINIA in 1956, America’s first all-welded aluminum vessel. The largest Burger superyacht to date is the 46.6-meter Ingot, winner of the “Art de Vivre La Belle Classe Moët & Chandon” award at the 2010 Rendezvous in Monaco.
Recognized worldwide for design, quality construction, seaworthiness, and reliability, it designs and constructs an average of three custom yachts per year out of aluminum/steel. The yachts built by Burger Yachts combine the rich heritage of experienced yacht building with the latest technologies and systems available in the market. The company’s design team works with many of the world’s most respected designers and naval architects, and the shipyard produces all of its own woodwork at its in-house joinery shop. In addition to new builds, Burger Yachts also builds commercial vessels and refits and services both luxury yachts and ships up to 79 meters in length. Every new Burger yacht reflects the yacht builder’s heritage and the personality and cruising requirements of each yacht owner. Find new and used Burger Yachts for sale on the world’s most trusted MLS for yachts and boats for sale, YATCO.