78' (23.77m)

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Willaway - 1981 78' BURGER Cockpit Motor Yacht
Stuart Florida
$550,000 USD

The 1981 78' BURGER Cockpit Motor Yacht Willaway is a yacht for sale located in Stuart, Florida, USA. PRICE REDUCTION!!  Motivated Seller! Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this yacht for sale in today!

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LENGTH 78' (23.77m)
BUILT (REFIT) 1981 (2017)
BEAM 18' 5" (5.61m)
MX SPEED 19 Knots 22 MPH
LOCATION Stuart, Florida, USA
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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
  • ICOM IC-M506 VHF
  • Glendinning engine control, synchronizer
  • Bennett trim tab indicators
  • Wesmar Bow & Stern thruster
  • ACR spotlight
  • Compass
  • 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
  • ICOM IC-M506 VHF
  • 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 board

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 2020
  • AC and DC electrical panel with power source selectors
  • DC battery switch panel
  • New 24 volt lighting throughout yacht
  • New battery charger


  • Detroit Diesel 12V71TI’s recent overhaul 2011 and work by Martins Diesel 2017
  • New turbo’s both engines
  • New intercoolers 2020
  • Rebuilt alternators 2020
  • 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
  • Storage
  • 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.


Listing Marketed by

Tom Jenkins
Allied Marine
110 N. Dixie Hwy.Stuart, Florida, USA

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Allied Marine