Burger Books Brisk Business to End Year

Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Burger Boat Company announced the signing of the contract to build a 150-ft. (46 meter) Tri-Deck, motor yacht dubbed. Time for Us. This is the largest, most comprehensive yacht design and construction project in the Company's 141-year history. John Munford of the UK., is the interior designer. Patton Marine has developed the comprehensive specifications and will provide project management. Vripack of the Netherlands is co-engineering the yacht along with the Burger Design Team who has developed the interior layout as well as the exterior styling. Time for Us will be ABS certified, fully MCA compliant and will be available to charter in various unique cruising areas of the world. Time for Us will have handicap accessibility featuring a four-level elevator. Tenders are positioned on the main deck level aft with opening side bulwarks and overhead gantry cranes for quick, easy deployment. The voluminous yacht will have over 6,500 sq. ft. (600 sq. meters) of interior space and almost 4,000 sq. ft. (375 sq. meters) of exterior space. She will have a 4,500 mile range and a top speed of 15.6 knots. All four guest cabins are configured as VIP suites and the interior design will be classical, elegant with use of raised-panel cherry and mahogany throughout. Delivery is scheduled for late 2006 and will further establish Burger's commitment to the new, larger class of highly customized, distinctive, ocean-going yachts. Areti I & Areti II Within a four-hour period, 404 ft. of new yacht construction projects were signed at Burger Boat Company. Starting with a contract for a 150 ft. (45.7m) Tri-deck, Time for Us and followed by the signing of two identical 127 ft. (38.7m) Tri-deck yachts, Areti I and Areti II. Without question, this is one of the most historic moments in Burger's history, the signing of the largest motor yacht combined with the contract to design and build twin 127 ft. (38.7m) Tri-deck motor yachts. The identical yachts will be owned a young Russian industrialist with a global business and leisure interests. The signings coincide with the recent completion a new 48,000 sq. ft. (4,460 sq. m) world class manufacturing complex. Areti I and Areti II will be built upon the very successful and well-proven 26.5 ft. (8m) beam hull platform (SIS-W, Lady Grace Marie). These vessels will be ABS+A1 AMS and MCA certified continuing an uninterrupted trend at the shipyard. The five-stateroom yachts will have a traditionally styled interior motif of raised panel African cherry (makoré) with several interesting features including a large commercial galley, full sauna room and much more. The vessels will be powered by Caterpillar engines, have zero-speed stabilization and full "glass bridge" navigation electronic systems among numerous other technical attributes. Both yachts will be launched in the spring of 2007. Areti I will be based in the U.S. for cruising the Eastern Seaboard, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Areti II will be based in Europe for cruising the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas and the Balkans.
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