81' (24.69m)

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High Mileage
1978 81' BURGER Motor Yacht 81 Cockpit Motor Yacht Cape Coral Florida United States
$390,000 USD

The 1978 81' BURGER 81 Cockpit Motor Yacht Pilothouse Motor Yacht High Mileage is a yacht for sale located in Cape Coral, Florida, United States.

This 1978 81’ Burger 81 Cockpit motor yacht “High Mileage” for sale is located in Cape Coral, Florida, USA.

ClassicStyle,VeryGoodCondition. High Mileage motor yacht has had the same owner for over 7 years. He has focused on her mechanical and structural integrity and has cruised her to the Bahamas and the Keys. The cooling system has been serviced; the bottom stripped, primed, and painted; and the MicroCommander electronic controls have (2) independent battery back-up systems to insure their safe and proper operation. High Mileage has been a dependable cruising boat and her owner would like to see her in good hands!        

Hull Stripped, Primed, and Bottom Paint 2/2017

Bottom Paint 12/18

Varnish 1/19

Twin 12V-71 TI’s 650 HP Eng Hrs 2287/2422 10/27/19

Northern Lights 55KW Generator 1910 Hrs 10/27/19

Fisher Panda 25KW Generator in Sound Shield

MicroCommander Control Dual Battery Back-up System 

Garmin Electronics

Niad Stabilizers

Electric Stern Thruster

Hydraulic Bow Thruster

Water Maker

3 Owner & Guest Cabins

3 Owner & Guest Heads

2 Captain & Crew Cabins

1 Captain & Crew Head

Pilot House & Fly Bridge Helms

Excellent Paint

Galley Up

Enclosed Aft Deck

Large Cockpit

15’ Novurania w/90 HP Honda

2 Davits


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LENGTH 81' (24.69m)
BUILT 1978
BEAM 18' 5" (5.61m)
LOCATION Cape Coral, Florida, USA
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The salon is tastefully decorated and very well kept as is the entire boat. There is a large comfortable L-shaped settee with a High/Low folding table, a big flat screen TV, generous cabinet space, a wet bar with an ice maker and refrigerator. Aft to port is the stairway down to the owner’s stateroom and two guest staterooms.

New SAT TV 2019

Large Flat Screen TV

L-Shaped Settee

Electric High Low Folding Table

Galley Service Bell at Table

(2) Barrel Chairs

Full Length Built-in Cabinets Starboard Side

Generous Storage

Full Wet Bar

Under Counter Stainless Steel Sink

Bottle & Glass Storage

Ice Maker


Stairway Down to Staterooms

Additional Built-Ins Aft at Stairway

Music Center

 Aft Salon 

The fully enclosed aft salon is bright, open and airy. There are several opening windows, sun screens on the windows, wing doors, and an aft door to the cockpit. Both L-shaped aft settees have galley service bells and electric High/Low tables that manually slide in for dining or out for coffee tables.

Fully Glass Enclosed

Sun Screen on All Windows

(2) Opening Windows

(2) Wing Doors

(1) Door Aft to Cockpit

Port & Starboard Aft L-Shaped Settees

(2) Built-in End Tables

Port & Starboard Electric High/Low- In/Out Adjustable Tables

(2) Barrel Chairs

Fully Carpeted

Overhead Lighting


The traditional galley with modern KitchenAid appliances is located directly aft of the pilot house. It is bright with natural light from large windows and overhead lighting and it is tastefully finished with white cabinetry and granite counter tops. Including the walkthrough and additional cabinets with granite top, the galley is the full width of the house and salon. It is very functional, well designed, and neat as a pin!

U-Shaped Traditional Galley

Full Beam w/ Walkthrough

Granite Counter Tops

Double Stainless Steel Sink

Grohe Single Handle Pullout Brushed Nickel Faucet


Glass Top 4 Burner Stove Top (New 2017) w/ Hood

KitchenAid Built-in Over/Under Microwave & Convection Ovens

KitchenAid Dishwasher

KitchenAid Side by Side Refrigerator


The traditional pilot house provides great visibility and comfort. There are port and starboard doors providing easy access to the deck, steps up to the bridge and down to the crews quarters, a settee with sliding foot rest, generous drawer storage for charts and equipment, and plenty of room for electronics.

Traditional Pilot House

Lush Wood Finish

Teak Parquet Flooring

Wood Spoke Wheel

Port & Starboard Sliding Doors

Port & Starboard Teak Screen Doors

Settee with Foot Rest

Chart & Equipment Storage

Captains Chair

Pilothouse Electronics 

Much of the electronics have been upgraded and there is plenty of room for more equipment. Some equipment that was not tested during a recent sea trial is not listed here.

Hyrdraulic Bow Thruster

Electronic Single Lever Electronic Controls

MicroCommander Controls Dual Battery Back-up System

Garmin Color 5212 GPS Map

Garmin 48 Mile Radar NEW 2019

Simrad AP 28 Autopilot

Icom VHF

AutoHelm Wind Instrument

NAIAD Stabilizers

Cassens & Plath Compass

SMX II Air Conditioning Control

Chelsea Brass Clock & Barometer Set

Hull Potential Meter

Trim Tabs w/ Indicators


Electric Controls-Anchor-Bow

AutoHelm Depth Meter

AutoHelm Knot Meter

 Master Stateroom

The stairway with lighted banister bends down to the master stateroom and the two guest staterooms from aft and to port in main salon. Lighted artwork decorates the landing at the bottom of the stairs.

Island Queen Berth

(3) Opening Ports

Custom Window Treatments and Bed Spread

(2) Built-in Bedside Stands w/Drawers

Mirrored Vanity w/ Additional Drawer Storage

Wall Mirror

Hideaway TV on Swivel

Full Length His and Hers Closets with Two Double Louvered Doors

Depth Sounder

Ensuite Head

 Master Head


Stall Shower

VacuFlush Head

Frosted Opening Port

Exhaust Fan

Circulating Hot Water- Entire Vessel


Starboard Guest Stateroom

The two guest staterooms are located forward of the master one to port and one to starboard. They each have twin beds. The starboard guest stateroom has a private ensuite head.

Twin Beds

Storage under Berths

Built-in Bedstand

Large Closet

(2) Opening Ports

SMX II A/C Control

Ensuite Head


Starboard Guest Head


Ensuite Head


Stall Shower w/ Tile Floor

Full Length Mirror

Frosted OpeningPort

Exhaust Fan

Port Stateroom

The port stateroom head has private access but also serves as a day head with access form the hallway.

Twin Beds

Storage under Berths

Built-in Bedstand

Large Closet

(2) Opening Ports

SMX II A/C Control



Port Guest Head

Private Access From Port Guest Stateroom

Day Head Access from Hallway


Stall Shower w/ Tile Floor

Full Length Mirror

Frosted OpeningPort

Exhaust Fan

Captain's & Crew's Cabin

The crew’s quarters and engine room are down the stairway forward from the pilot house on the starboard. They consist of a single berth forward to starboard in a private cabin with a ladder up to a deck hatch and a hanging locker all the way forward. The shower is opposite to port with access from the dinette area. The dinette is next aft on the starboard side with the access to the head and shower, double berth and walk-in closet opposite to port. An accordion door closes off the double berth and walk-in closet. In the aft bulkhead of this area is the engine room door. Aft to starboard is the stairway up to the pilot house.

(6) Opening Ports

(1) Deck Hatch

Private Single Cabin Forward to Starboard

SMX II A/C Controls


Hanging Locker Forward

Storage Under Berth

Ladder to Deck Hatch

Hatch Screen


Head w/ Shower Stall

VacuFlush Head

Convertible Dinette to Starboard

Storage Under Dinette

Double Berth w/ Accordion Privacy Door

RayMarine Depth Sounder

SMX II A/C Controls


Walk-in Closet

Engine Room Access


Flybridge Helm

Center Helm with Windshield

Storage under Helm

Two Helm Seats with Foot Rest

WaterWash Down

Instrumentation for Port and Starboard Engines

Custom Plexiglas cover for Instrumentation

Hydraulic Bow Thruster

Stern Thruster-Electric

Simrad Auto Pilot AP-28


Garmin GPS MAP 5212

Autohelm Depth – Speed – Multi


Electronic Engine Controls

Stainless Steel Ships Wheel

Port Side Docking Controls with Bow Thruster

Custom Plexiglas cover for Port Side Controls

Starboard Side Docking Controls with Bow Thruster

Custom Plexiglas Cover for Starboard Side Controls

Engine Start/Stop

Search Light


Flybridge Deck


Bimini Top

Hatchway to Lower Helm

Safety Railing around Hatchway with Safety Gate Cables

Stanchions with Life Lines for Safety

Smaller Davit on Port Side

Lager Davit Aft Starboard side for Nine Person Hard Bottom Dingy with 90hp

Large L-Shaped Seating Area with Storage under seating

A/C Outlet by Seating

Table for Seating Area

Deck Box aft of L-Shaped Seating

Center Radar Mast with Lights and Antennas


Novurania PKD-09997 G697 Nine Person Hard Bottom Dingy with 90hp Honda MX 450 DEL

Satellite TV Antenna NEW 2019


The added cockpit is a great place to be when anchored out or at dock side, perfect for playing with water toys, swimming, and using the dinghy to run around the harbor or go to the beach. You can also use the cockpit for fishing, underway or at rest.

Teak deck

Transom door

Swim platform

Swim ladder

Two deck hatches with storage

Spare propellers

Handheld shower

Ladder to aft deck

Ladder to hardtop

Emergency exit for master stateroom

Water wash-down tap with hose bib

Sink with faucet

4 under-counter storage lockers

Engine controls with bow thruster control

Cockpit spotlight

Deck & Exterior

This classic yacht gives you a deck layout with good working space for docking and anchoring or just a nice walk around the deck. You will find pilothouse doors with wonderful walkways going aft to the aft deck doors. This layout works very well for docking or just welcoming your guest aboard.

Anchor roller

Windlass 300 ft 3/8 Chain Anchor

Bow cleats, port and starboard

Bowline hawsers, port and starboard

Wash down


Bow seat

Spring cleats, port and starboard

Spring line hawsers, port and starboard

Boarding gates fore and aft, port and starboard

Boarding ladder with mounts by boarding gates

Aft entry doors from walkways, port and starboard

Lockers, port and starboard

Pilothouse doors, port and starboard

Life ring




Foredeck hatch

Walkways, aft port and starboard sides

Teak cap rail

Teak handrail

Life lines running back to wash boards port and starboard sides

Overhead lights for walkway, port and starboard

Aft side fender track with sliders, port and starboard

Padded fender hooks for uses on wooden handrails to hold fenders

Aft deck opening sliding windows


Engine Room

Monthly maintenance under current ownership since 2012 has included running all equipment and treating fuel with Biobor fuel additive. You enter the engine room from the crew quarters through a metal door with 3 dog-down locks. The engine room is well laid out for your daily checks. You can just about walk around the engines.


Twin Detroit 12V71TI 650 HP 2287/2422 Hrs 10.27.19

Major Cooling System Service

Engine Room a/c

10 A/C compressors

Washer and dryer

Workbench with sink

Breaker panels


Northern Lights 55 kw generator SN#LM238945 0501 1910 Hrs 10/27/19

Fischer Panda 25 kw generator 

Niad Stabilizers

Racor filters for engines and generator

Fischer Panda 25 kw generator 

Battery Charger Sentry

Fi Quench halon fire extinguishers

Ship’s phone

A/C lighting

D/C lighting

Metal door with 3 dog-down locks and see-through port

Water Maker

110/220 V Xantrex Inverter System 2013

Fuel Transfer System


(2) 50 Amp Shore Power Connections

(1) 100 Amp Shore Power Connection

Northern Lights 55KW Generator 1910 Hrs

Fisher Panda 25KW Generator in Sound Shield

12v House Batteries- (8) 6v Gulf Cart Batteries

110/220 Xantrex Inverter Charge 2013

32V Starboard Engine Start Batteries- (4) 8v

32V Port Engine Start Batteries- (4) 8v



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Galati Yacht Sales - Naples
1010 8th Avenue South Naples, Florida, 34102 USA
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Galati Yacht Sales - Naples
1010 8th Avenue South Naples, Florida, 34102 USA

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