80' (24.38m)

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LAID BACK - 1989 80' BURGER Raised Pilothouse
Fort Lauderdale Florida United States
$1,285,000 USD

The 1989 80' BURGER Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht LAID BACK is a yacht for sale located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. LAID BACK will by on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - North Hall of Fame Marina! Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1989 80' BURGER Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht LAID BACK yacht for sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA today!

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LENGTH 80' (24.38m)
BUILT (REFIT) 1989 (2008)
BEAM 20' 8" (6.30m)
MX SPEED 17 Knots 20 MPH
LOCATION Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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  • Art Deco birds eye maple joinery with purple heart mahogany trim

  • Complete, unobstructed exterior views

  • Translucent silk window coverings

  • Large wrap around Donghia custom sofa with seating for 7

  • Custom glass, stainless steel and gold coffee table

  • Carter custom wool carpeting

  • Twin leather ottomans

  • Credenza with hidden pop-up television, AV system including Kaleidoscope movie storage unit

  • Surround sound with overhead speakers and hidden woofer

  • Granite top wet bar including Kalista stainless steel and gold bar sink, fridge, icemaker, liquor storage, Beard silver serving trays and Baccarat and Lalique tumbler and stemware display storage as well as display storage for Beard silver ice bucket, wine bucket, cocktail shaker and seltzer bottle. An Erte vase is suspended center bar

Day Head

  • Olive ash burl joinery trimmed in black lacquer

  • Black granite vanity top and floor

  • Kalista hammered gold sink and art deco fixtures


  • Port and starboard access doors to side deck

  • Varnished teak and holly sole

  • Purple Heart Mahogany handrails with stainless steel and gold supports


  • Large unobstructed views from port and starboard

  • Polynesian hand woven blinds

  • Large Oriental Rose marble galley table with single custom support column, leather banquette and 2 standalone Donghia chairs

  • Corian countertops with stainless steel trim

  • Double stainless steel sink with disposal

  • Double Gaggenau ovens

  • 2 X 3 burner stovetop with retractable exhaust hood and light

  • Traulsen stainless steel refrigerator/freezer

  • Miele dishwasher

  • Microwave/convection oven

  • Crew access forward

Fore Deck

  • Maxwell windlass
  • Stainless steel Bruce anchor
  • King size bunny pad
  • Teak sole

Walk around side Decks

  • Teak sole

Aft Deck

  • Dining table for 6

  • Camera

  • Teak sole


  • Eskimo shaved ice maker

  • Storage cabinets

  • Dive locker

  • Hot and cold aft deck shower

  • Lazarette storage

Swim Platform

  • Teak

  • Custom vertical tender fender holders

  • Custom swim ladder

Crew Foyer

  • GE stack washer/dryer

  • Under stairs storage

Crew Quarters

  • Over/under bunks
  • Large shower

  • Ample storage

  • Satellite TV


  • Olive ash burl joinery trimmed with black lacquer moldings

  • Ash desk

  • Carter custom wool carpeting

  • 2 slide-out filing cabinets

  • Book case

  • Cabinet storage

  • Carter custom wool carpeting

Master Stateroom

  • Birds eye maple joinery

  • King size bed with nightstands and storage under bed

  • Port side dressers with TV cabinet and DVD storage

  • Starboard side dresser with vanity and Donghia vanity chair

  • 2 large starboard side walk in cedar lined closets - hers forward, his aft

  • Shoji screen window treatment with maple on maple inlays and silk swag drapes

  • Carter custom wool carpeting

  • Satellite TV behind birds eye maple tambour

Master Head

  • Birds eye maple joinery with Purple Heart Mahogany inlay

  • Oversized glass shower enclosure with trimmed with Rossa Valenti and black marble, Kalista gold and silver fixtures and silver and gold shower hinges and supports

  • Kalista sink and Kalista gold and silver fixtures on Cream of Valencia commode with shelf

  • Cream of Valencia, Rosso Valenti and black marble sole

Guest Stateroom

  • Birds eye maple joinery

  • Queen size bed with night stands and storage under bed

  • Port and starboard side matching cedar closets and dressers

  • Make-up vanity

  • Shoji screen window treatment with maple on maple inlays and silk swag drapes

  • Carter custom wool carpeting

  • Satellite TV

Guest Head

  • Birds eye maple joinery

  • Glass shower enclosure with Verde Issorie marble, Kalista gold and silver fixtures and silver and gold shower hinges and supports

  • Kalista sink and Kalista gold and silver fixtures on Verde Issorie marble commode with shelf

  • Basket pattern Verde Issorie and Udaipur marble sole

Raised Pilothouse

  • Birds eye maple joinery with purple heart mahogany trim
  • Handrails with decorative stainless steel and gold supports
  • Leather helm bench
  • Bookcase 
  • Teak and holly splined sole


The electronics aboard the yacht are new and consist of three VEI displays going through a magic box for watching the following equipment.

  • Internet via Syrens Wifi box/Eriksen hotspot internet
  • Closed circuit TV for engine room pan/tilt/zoom in aft deck
  • Chart plot
    • Furuno NavNet
    • Nobletec Chart plotting
    • Two furuno 64 mile radar and 72 mile radar both with ARPA
    • Air Mar weather info
  • Furuno Model FA150 AIS ship identification with radar and chart plot
  • Simrad Model AP50 autopilot
  • Simrad Model FU50 jog steering
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • ICOM Model IC-M504 VHF radio
  • 6” diameter magnetic compass
  • Loud hailer through command mike
  • KVH track phone
  • WIFI scanner printer
  • AIS


Two Furuno exterior displays: 

  • Two Furuno NavNet
  • Chart plot 
  • Radar display

  • ICOM Model IC-M504 VHF radio
  • Furuno Model RD-30 depth and speed
  • Simrad Model AP50 autopilot
  • Simrad FU50 jog steering
  • Naiad bow thruster controls
  • Kobelt engine controls
  • Plug in engines/steering/bow thruster controls on cord
  • Loud hailer through command mike
  • Wet bar
  • Scotsman ice maker under counter
  • Scotsman refrigerator with ice tray under counter
  • Frigibar top loading freezer
  • Helm station with 2 helm chairs
  • Wired hand held remote
  • Grill natural gas with 4 tanks
  • Large “U” shaped seating with Sunbrella cushions
  • CNG grill and tanks



Tenders and Crane


  • Manufacturer:  Marquipt
  • Capacity:  1500 pounds
  • Fall:  1/4” stainless steel wire with weight and proper shackle

COMMENTS – the crane was re-built by Marquipt with inspection of power pack and hydraulic cylinders.


16' Novurania

  • 40 hp Yamaha


Safety Equipment

  • Crew emergency exit

  • ACR 406MHz EPIRB – new

  • Two life rings with name and hailing port

  • ACR Model SM-2 buoy light

  • Zodiac eight person life raft type ZUSC8 XTREM

    • SerialNo:  6EJ14C707
    • Manufacturer:  3/07
    • Re-certified:    2018

  • Hammar hydrostatic release for lift raft

  • 10 US Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices

  • Proper life lines and railings

  • Owner stateroom emergency exit

  • Engine room emergency exit

Fire Suppression

  • Hand held fire extinguishers throughout - good until February 2018
  • Halon 1301 fire suppression system in engine room - good until January 2018
  • Smoke detector
  • Fire blanket in galley
  • Engine room ventilation shut down

Audio Visual

  • Search light

  • Ships bell

  • International running lights

  • Hand held flares in date

  • Closed circuit TV for engine room and aft deck

  • Air horn with whistle


  • Hand held VHF radios

  • Windshield wipers and washers

  • Wood damage control plugs

  • High water bilge alarms

  • Primary bilge pump and manifold in all bilge areas

Engine Room

Twin MAN D4842 LXE Engines   Port Hrs: approx. 1600 TOTAL HRS / Starboard Hrs: approx. 1600 TOTAL HRS
(2) Kilo-Pak Generators 38kW  Forward Hrs: approx. 11,000 SMOH / Aft Hrs: approx. 13,000 SMOH

TANKS:  Aluminum
Fuel: 4700 gals.
Water:  625 gals.
Grey: 400 gals.
Black:   210 gals.

Access:  3/4 high door from aft cockpit
              3/4 high door from owners stateroom closet starboard side

Lights:   27 LED lighting fixtures
              4 DC light fixtures in overhead

Insulation: behind white perforated aluminum all sides and overhead

Flooring: aluminum diamond plate

Fire Suppression System: Halon1301 

Starting at forward bulkhead and going in clockwise direction, the following equipment is noted:

  • Stainless steel Atlantic Marine Products hot water heater Model T30E
  • Fuel aluminum fill lines to manifold
  • Hand rotary fuel transfer/priming pump
  • Electrical panels/automation control screen
  • Circuit breaker panels
  • Fuel supply and return manifold
  • AC fuel transfer pump with 1 ½ hp motor, GPI counter and inline Raycor filter
  • Salt water feed pump forward generator
  • DC bilge pump with float switch and automatic and manual switch
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Doorway forward
  • Nutone central vacuum cleaner
  • Controller for fresh water pumps No 1 and No 2
  • Starboard side hot water heater by Atlantic Marine Products model T30E
  • Starboard fuel fill pipe manifold


  • Oberdorfer sump pumps No.1 and No.2
  • Aluminum fuel over flow tank
  • Two toilet pumps
  • Naiad stabilizer reservoir which is new and upgraded
    • Model No.254, serial no.881110
  • Shore cord inlets with phone lines and cable TV
  • Chilled water inlet hard plumbed in regulator
  • Delta T exhaust with shut downs with Fuji Frequency Drives – temperature sensitive
  • Compressed air accumulator
  • Burks fresh water pumps No.1 and No.2
  • Aft generator water lift muffler/exhaust out transom
  • Marine air – air conditioning system with three 72000 BTU’s compressors/chillers
  • Lube oil manifold for port and starboard main engine
    • Port and starboard main transmissions in forward and aft generators
    • Lube oil tank with side gauge
  • Two Watermakers, Inc  watermakers
    • Unit No.1: 1800 GPD
    • Unit No.2: 1800 GPD


  • Oberdorfer lube oil transfer pump and manifold
  • Lighting transformers
  • Work bench over tool box
  • Two watermaker high pressure and feed pumps
  • Large Matterhorn white aluminum storage cabinet
  • Primary bilge pump with manifold for:
    • Frame 14
    • Forward
    • Frame 12
    • Frame forward engine room
    • Mid-engine room
    • Lazarette
  • Doorway aft
  • Guest battery rotary switches for:
    • Main engine both/No.1 port/No.2 starboard
    • Accessories No.1 port/No.2 starboard/both
  • Sentry battery chargers consisting of:
    • Two – 24 volts, 40 amp’s
    • Two – 12 volts, 40 amp’s
  • HBS bow thruster controller
  • Watermaker filters with sand filter and 5 and 30 Micron filters
  • Camera in overhead aft bulkhead
  • Delta “T” air intake
  • Eskimo Model No.E1600 ice maker


  • Aluminum make-up tank for generator sets with sight gauge
  • Main engine and generator exhaust same as starboard side
  • Delta “T” controller with 2 Fuji frequency drives
  • Two air compressors consisting of: 
    • No.1 Quincy
    • No.2 Kahlenberg with accumulator tank
  • Shore cord input, water and TV similar to starboard side
  • Aluminum fuel over flow tank


  • Port and starboard main engine on ZF drive transmission
  • Fore and aft Kilo-Pak 38kW generators in sound shield
  • Halon1301 fire suppression system for engine room 
  • Rotary battery switches for generators #1/#2/both for each generator
  • Sea Power voltage regulator
  • Stabiline voltage regulator for shore cord
  • Shore cord retriever real and line


Upgrades Subsequent to 2008

  • Stabilizers updated from analog to digital and all hoses replaced

  • Bow thruster hydraulic control lines replaced

  • New Monel DiAngelo Marine generator set exhaust muffler

  • New Monel DiAngelo Marine main engine exhaust risers and mufflers

  • LED lighting and controls in salon companion way and master

  • Complete LED rope lighting entire vessel

  • Replaced overhead lighting in engine room to LED

  • Complete interior varnish

  • A large alluminum storage cabinet was added in engine room

  • New washer and dryer including complete duct work to exterior

  • Complete rebuild of galley refrigerator/freezer; new compressors and gaskets

  • Galley wallpaper and blinds in galley replaced

  • New carpet in crew quarters

  • All mattress were replaced

  • Galley dishwasher was replaced with Miele low water use dishwasher

  • All TV’s including all AV equipment

  • An automated lift for salon TV was added

  • The original analog power control and electrical switch gear/distribution panels and breakers were replaced with a state of the art digital system. A stand-alone 50amp shore power inlet and cord were added allowing for 150 amps of shore power capacity..

  • Hull audio gauged and areas that were deficient (the grey and black tank) were repaired and the interiors coated with Belzona epoxy.

  • Kaleidoscape was added in master and salon

  • KVH upgraded to HI DEF digital

  • Internet Erikson hotspot and wave Wi-Fi

  • Several AC handlers and chillers replaced

    These upgrades were completed at a cost exceeding $900,000

2008 Restoration

In 2008 Laid Back went through a 14 month restoration and upgrade program that substantially exceeded the original cost of the vessel.

During the process the following areas were addressed:


  • Entire vessel stripped to bare metal and re-faired with Alfair

  • Radar Arch updated to include Mast

  • Flybridge helm/console updated to sliding tambour helm cover

  • Pilothouse to fly bridge manual sliding door replaced with automatic slider

  • Engine room door replaced

  • Transom door replaced

  • Vessel painted Awlgrip Matterhorn white and Stars & Stripes blue

  • Exterior cabinet interiors painted Awlgrip Matterhorn white

  • Hawse pipes changed from aluminum to stainless steel

  • Cleats changed from aluminum to stainless steel

  • Aluminum rub rails replaced with stainless steel

  • All exterior glass and gaskets replaced with new

  • A clear V-cool film was applied to all main deck glass

  • Teak decks replaced with teak of original thickness

  • New exterior lighting fixtures all around with additional lighting being added

  • Throttle and gear controls changed from Panish manual cable to Kobelt electric /2 stations with hard wired hand held remote

  • Steering changed from hydraulic to electric hydraulic (steering pump and cooling fan)

  • Stuffing boxes changed to current Burger standard

  • Stainless steel flybridge windshield replaced aluminum frame


  • Major overhaul of both main engines performed by Reagan Power & Compression and updated turbochargers installed

  • Major overhaul of both generator sets performed by Reagan Power & Compression

  • Fire extinguishing updated to Halon 1301

  • Delta T fire suppression system installed and air movement re-engineered

  • 2 new stainless Atlantic Marine Products hot water heater installed

  • New air-conditioning system with 3 new Scroll compressors and 11 air handlers

  • 2 new freshwater pumps

  • 2 new air compressors

  • All new transfer pumps changed – black, grey and fuel

  • Water maker raw water supply pump replaced and water maker electrical and water controls updated

  • All battery chargers replaced

  • Shore cord replaced

  • Eskimo ice machine added


  • All systems replaced with new


  • Carpet replaced with Carter custom wood carpeting in main salon and below deck

  • Traulsen commercial fridge/freezer in galley replaced with new


It is unusual indeed to find an ORIGINAL OWNER of a 30 year old vessel.  But, why not – all the design criteria were accomplished – and Burger did it right!  In keeping with the “open checkbook” approach to maintain LAID BACK, a massive re-fit was undertaken in 2008 at a cost that exceeded the original delivery price.  A list of the most significant items is included herein.

This custom – one off cockpit motor yacht, with her classic lines and most capable sea keeping abilities represents an opportunity to acquire a true masterpiece.

Located Ft Lauderdale – seriously for sale.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Peter Woods
Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage
333 N. New River Dr. E. Suite 3000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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