Burger Boat to Build New Passenger Vessel

By Michelle Howard
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Image courtesy of Burger Boat Company

Burger Boat Company announced that it has received a contract for the construction of an 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill. Styled after other vessels in Wendella's fleet, this vessel will be used for their signature Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events.
The 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel provides an enclosed, climate controlled main deck cabin where guests will find a striking black granite bar and room for socializing. The upper deck provides ample space for guests to mingle and enjoy extraordinary views of Chicago. Capable of accommodating 150-275 guests, the vessel will be a valued addition to the Wendella fleet.
The new passenger vessel, designed by Timothy Graul Marine Design, will be built at Burger's shipyard which is located in Manitowoc, Wisc. She will be powered by twin Scania DI13 080M Tier III main engines and will have two Northern Lights generators


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