Burger Boat Launches Wendella Passenger Vessel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 3, 2015

  • Photo: Burger Boat Company
  • Photo: Burger Boat Company
  • Photo: Burger Boat Company Photo: Burger Boat Company
  • Photo: Burger Boat Company Photo: Burger Boat Company
Burger Boat Company announced the launch of P/V Lucia, an 89-foot steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Inc.
Lucia, designed by Timothy Graul Marine Design of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., was launched into the Manitowoc River Friday, May 29 with her owners, the Burger staff and the Manitowoc community in attendance. 
Lucia is styled after other vessels in Wendella's fleet and will be used for its Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events. With a capacity of 340 guests, the vessel features an enclosed climate controlled main deck cabin where guests will find a black granite bar and room for socializing. The upper deck provides space for guests to mingle and enjoy views of Chicago's skyline.
Built by Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wisc., Lucia is certified USCG Subchapter K and is powered by two Caterpillar C12 main engines and has two Northern Lights generators.
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