Burger Boat at Dubai Boat Show
Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, WI USA, will be participating in the Dubai International Boat Show March 3-7, 2009, held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi. Visit us at stand F1-4. Burger will also be in attendance at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Yacht Show March 12-14, 2009, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. Visit us at stand 5E-70 in Abu Dhabi. At each show Burger will be featuring recent launches as well as various designs in lengths up to184 ft from the Burger Design Team and various designers including; Rainsford Mann Design, Sparkman & Stephens, Vripack, and Setzer Design Group. In addition, the Burger team will be available to discuss shipyard capabilities, technologies and future plans. (www.boatshowdubai.com) (www.abudhabiyachtshow.com)
Burger Boat’s Sycara IV Sea Trial
Sycara IV, a classically-styled custom 151 ft Fantail Motor Yacht, underwent an extensive sea trial on Lake Michigan where all systems were tested. Her owners, being particularly concerned about the environment, wanted this yacht to have low fuel consumption and a small wake that would not cause damage to the shoreline. The sea trials confirmed that while cruising effortlessly at 12 ½ knots with a very small wake Sycara IV burned only 27 gallons per hour, generator included. Sycara…
Burger Boat Company Launches SYCARA IV
Burger Boat Company launched SYCARA IV, a 151 ft Fantail Motor Yacht. SYCARA IV, a classically-styled custom Fantail Motor Yacht, was launched on June 20 in front of a crowd of well wishers. Her owner, family and friends watched as SYCARA IV was gently lowered into the Manitowoc River by Burger’s 500mt Marine Travelift shortly after she was christened by Elsie Catena. Styled after the classic yachts of the 1920’s, SYCARA IV brings together the design talents of Naval Architect…
Time for Us Makes Progress
With the hull and superstructure well underway on the 154 ft. (47m) Tri-deck, Time for Us, the latest progress report looks excellent. The highly respected team at Vripack of The Netherlands and the Burger Design Team have joined forces to create a distinctive yacht of exceptional design and quality. Vripack has developed the structural and mechanical engineering along with a striking interior design and Burger is working to assist, support and bring the effort to fruition. The interior renderings by Vripack were met with overwhelming approval by the owners as well as the shipyard and are being put in motion. The timing couldn’t possibly be better with the sizable $2+ million investment that Burger recently made in high-tech, computerized joiner equipment.
Burger Boat Company's Sea Owl
Burger Boat Company announced Sea Owl, a 142-ft tri-deck motor yacht, has departed the Burger shipyard for her delivery voyage. Sea owl has been custom designed and built for an experienced American yachting family and is the result of a collaboration between the Burger Design Team, Andrew Winch Designs and Vripack. Featuring a nautical and traditional interior for a contemporary lifestyle, Sea Owl has been completely personalized to her owner’s taste and requirements. Reflective of the owner’s appreciation for nature…
Burger Boat Launches Areti I
The Burger Boat Company launched Areti I on September 9, 2007. Areti I is the first of two identical 127-ft. (38.7m) tri-deck yachts to be launched this year, with Areti II set to launch later this fall. The identical yachts are owned by a young Russian industrialist who has chosen to build two identical yachts due to business interests that divide his time almost equally between Russia/Europe and the U.S. This will give him constant access to his yachts in both regions to enjoy quiet family time and to entertain business associates. The Areti exteriors are classically styled and the interiors are traditionally designed with recessed paneled Makoré and wonderful fluted column details throughout.
Burger Boat Receives Interior Design Award
Burger Boat Company announced that INGOT, a 153 ft Tri Deck Motor Yacht was presented with the inaugural Michael C. Fina Interior Design Award at the ShowBoats International Cavallino Yacht Hop on January 23, 2009. This new award is for design excellence and was launched by the purveyors of interior design accoutrements; Michael C. Fina. As Steven Fina commented, “Every single yacht considered had something unique, but we were looking beyond the ‘wow’ factor. Our winner needed to reflect our benchmarks for individuality; innovation; distinctiveness; continuity; versatility; timeless look and feel; and brilliance of overall concept. Michael C.
Burger Boat Company Launches Tri-Deck Motor Yacht
Burger Boat Company launched the Sea Owl, a custom built, 142-ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht. Sea Owl has been custom designed and built for an experienced American yachting family and is the result of an impressive collaboration between the Burger Design Team, Vripack Engineering and Andrew Winch Designs. Featuring a nautical and traditional interior for a contemporary lifestyle, Sea Owl has been completely personalized to achieve her owner’s taste and requirements. Multiple varieties of teak have been used throughout the vessel to create her traditional wall paneling, flooring and furniture.
Burger Books Brisk Business to End Year
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.
Dry Blue Star Returns to the Burger Shipyard
Blue Star, a 1987 86.5 ft Raised Pilot House Burger, returned home to the Burger shipyard to have routine maintenance performed. She arrived at the shipyard Tuesday June 9, 2009 after a 10 hour run from Grand Haven, Michigan where she had spent the winter. Once at the Burger facilities she was hauled utilizing Burger’s 500mt Marine Travelift. The Burger Service Team is working closely with the Captain and crew of to assure a rapid return to the water as she is scheduled to spend most of her summer cruising Lake Superior.
Feature: Burger Set to Launch 3 Megayachts
Burger Boat Company, whose roots extend back to when Abraham Lincoln was President, is set to launch three megayachts during the second half of 2003. The company builds aluminum motor yachts in the 82 to 165 ft. range at prices from $5 million and up. The largest motor yacht yet built by Burger is set for a June 14 launch. Called the Sis W, the vessel is owned by Charles R. Walgreen Jr., the 95-year old owner of the Walgreen Drug Store chain. At 95, Mr. Walgreen, has purchased his fourth Burger yacht and plans to cruise extensively in his new yacht, just the prescription for a man with his zest for living. In later summer, Burger will deliver the Top Times, a 112-ft. full displacement yacht of the expedition design, built for worldwide cruising.
New GM at Burger Boat Company
Burger Boat Company announced that Bill Bitner has joined the Burger Executive Team as the new Vice-President/General Manager. Bitner has previously held positions as Allied Signal-Honeywell Aerospace Division and most recently, from Rolls-Royce Aerospace where he served as Vice President/General Manager for the last five years. Bitner holds an MBA in Global Management, Lean Manufacturing Certification and an Executive MBA Certification. As VP/General Manager, Bitner will gain efficiencies and make ongoing refinements to processes using training and communication techniques with the Burger Team.
Burger and SAFE Team Together
Burger Boat's President David Ross announced the formation of a strategic alliance between Burger Boat Company and SAFE (Strategically Armored and Fortified Environments). SAFE is an authority on effective high-end residential and superyacht security. "For over 35 years SAFE has designed control systems and security solutions for Governments, businesses and notable individuals worldwide. SAFE's flawless record is unsurpassed and a testament to the effectiveness of its designs." Corbi's designs and concepts have been featured on more than twenty publications and shows in the U.S., including The Today Show, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, NBC, CNN, Extra, Eye on L.A., PBS and USA Today, along with coverage on five continents worldwide.
Superyacht 'Liberty' Design Highlighted by Burger
The Burger Boat team, in collaboration with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd., created 'Liberty' as the ultimate family yacht. Reflecting upon its 150 year history, Burger created a new and exciting design that celebrates its legacy of designing and building some of the world's most recognizable yachts. This new design is named Liberty to reflect the freedom from restrictions one enjoys while aboard a Burger built yacht. At 138' (42m), Liberty provides everything the active family could want including formal and informal living spaces…
Burger Elects Cleveringa as VP
Burger Boat Company announced the appointment of Ron Cleveringa to the newly created position of Vice President Sales and Marketing. was promoted to the Project Engineering Team in January 2007. University of Michigan in 1984. Business Administration from Grand Valley State University in 1994. than seven years ago. will begin in his new position immediately.
INGOT Nominated, World Superyacht Awards
Burger Boat Company announced that INGOT, a 153 ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht, has been selected as a finalist for Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards in the category of “Best Displacement Motor Yacht Of Below 500gt.” Boat International Media will be presenting the fourth annual World Superyacht Award on May 16, 2009 at London’s historic Guildhall. The World Superyacht Awards are designed to recognize the talents of naval architects, designers, builders and ultimately, the visions of the owners who bring together the teams that work to create these vessels.
Burger Yacht Sales Reports Brisk Activity
Burger Yacht Sales reports reports brisk activity this past summer thanks to their expanding market and extensive experience in both new construction and brokerage sales. Recent Brokerage sales include WIMIL, a 90 ft. Burger launched in 2002, Windscape, a 91 ft. Burger launched in 1994, Malahne, a 1937 177 ft. Camper & Nicholson, Lady Sarah, a 1998, 114 ft. Hatteras, and AB-7, a 1976, 105 ft. Poole Chaffee. In addition Burger has sold two of their 64 ft. Sparkman & Stephens designed hulls, the 1965 La Maison Blanche, and the 1968 Victoria. Burger also announces new brokerage listings including the 70 ft. Hatteras Sportdeck, Carry On, an 85 Broward Lady Monroe, and the 107-ft. Burger Silver Seas originally launched in 1998. Just listed is the spectacular 2004, 106 ft.
Burger Appoints Mitchell
Joining Burger in August 2002, Mitchell has been continuously promoted to various positions throughout the company. Mitchell has combined his initial education in Mechanical Design with 23 years of prior manufacturing experience, including Plant Managing and 15 years ownership of his own business. Burger Boat Company designs and builds custom motor yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, ranging in sizes to 200' (60m). Since 1863 Burger has been recognized internationally for design, quality construction, seaworthiness and reliability. As the foundation of the American yachting experience, Burger is the oldest and most respected custom yacht builder in .
Ingot and Tò-Kalòn Nominated for Awards
Burger Boat Company announced that Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines have nominated Tò-Kalòn, a 101 ft Burger Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht, for “Most Innovative Exterior Yacht Design of the Year” and INGOT, a 153 ft Burger Tri-Deck Motor Yacht, for “Best Motor Yacht” (86 feet and up) for the 2009 Asia Boating Awards. The Annual Asia Boating Award was created by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines to recognize the best of the maritime industry. This year the event will be held during China’s premier boating event…
Burger Boat’s Sycara IV Wins Award
Burger Boat Company’s Syara IV, a 2010 151.2 ft Fantail Motor Yacht, was awarded the Best Design Trophy for Custom Yachts Under 50m at the prestigious 2009 World Yachts Trophies organized by LuxMedia Group and held in conjunction with the Cannes International Yacht and Boat Show September 12, 2009. Sycara IV won the award thanks in part to her unique design, reflective of her owner’s desire to build a family yacht true to the Golden Age of yachting. Sycara IV recaptures the grace…
All in the Family
Just when you think there is no longer the “follow in your footsteps” career path, Burger has seen the opposite trend. At this moment, there are 15 father/son teams, four sibling pairings and two husband/wife teams. Clearly the phase, “It’s in the blood” holds true. In looking beyond the current father/son combination, in several cases, their father, grandfather and great grandfather all had lifelong careers at Burger Boat Company. David Ross of Burger Boat Company comments, “After visiting dozens of shipyards throughout the U.S. and Europe, I can state unequivocally, that our region stakes claim to some of the finest craftspeople in the world. At one point in the company’s history, a new owner tried to relocate the company to Lantana, Fla.
Burger Boat Buys Rare Burger Cruiser
Burger Boat Company announced the acquisition of Angus, a rare 48-foot steel-hulled Burger Cruiser built in 1939. Arriving in Manitowoc on Tuesday November 11, the 69 year old Burger made a brief stop at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum for local interested parties to see before continuing to the Burger shipyard. Angus will be restored to promote Burger Boat Company, its employees, and to celebrate the Burger product and its heritage. She will also be made available to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum for fund raising purposes.
Burger Elects Beilman as VP
Burger Boat Company announced the appointment of Ronald J. Beilman to the newly created position of Vice President Engineering and Design. Joining Burger Boat Company in November 1997 as a Manufacturing/Tooling engineer, Ron was promoted to the Design department as a Joiner/Furniture Designer in July 1999 and was again promoted to Joiner Design Manager in June 2004. In November of 2005 Ron was promoted to the position of Director of Design, a position he has held until this new promotion overseeing all of engineering and design. Reporting directly to Owen Howell, Sr. Vice President Operations, Ron will begin in his new position immediately.