Burger Boat Company - Make Your Mark on Yacht History
In 1863, German immigrant Henry Burger moved to Manitowoc, Wisconsin; a small community on the western shore of Lake Michigan, where he founded the H. Burger Shipyard. Burger’s expertise and penchant for building extremely high-quality vessels quickly became known throughout the Great Lakes, and Burger Boat Company become the foundation of the American yachting experience.
Burger remains the most respected custom yacht builder in the United States. Today, its newest designs continue its long tradition of delivering the finest custom yachts to meet the highest expectations — and unique pursuits — of discerning clients.
Take for example, Burger’s new 120’ Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht concept. A tremendous starting point for those looking to create their own iconic custom yacht, the Burger 120 offers an exciting alternative to typical raised pilothouse configuration; perfectly balancing luxury accommodations, outdoor living, and entertainment for plenty of personal guests.
Designed in a close partnership with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects, the concept’s large windows offer ample natural light and breathtaking views throughout the entire yacht. Those who prefer to experience both opulence and the great outdoors, are invited to the sun deck to gaze outward at the glittering seas or get even closer with a 20’ Novurania Catamaran Tender or personal jet ski. The area also features a day head, large lounging and dining areas, and a helm to starboard. As an all-custom build, clients have a wealth of choices for interior and exterior finishes and details. With your personal touch, this yacht could easily go from “concept” to a new crest of Burger creation, elevated to meet your style of adventuring.
For those who seek more ample space, one may consider the Burger 144’ Tri-Deck Motor Yacht. This one-of-a-kind yacht represents a pinnacle of modern craftsmanship, featuring a large main salon and dining area that seamlessly transforms into a lavish indoor/outdoor entertainment space to create new memories at sea. An full beam main deck owner’s stateroom includes a large office area, his and hers ensuite baths and generous closets.
The Burger 144’s main entry foyer also features double curved open staircases, inviting guests to their luxurious onboard accommodations. The upper deck includes a sky lounge opening to a private deck aft, while a tender garage conceals her 20’ (6 m) tender and water toys; ideally suited for entertaining family, friends and business associates. When finally customized for her new owner, it’s not by any means a stretch of the imagination to see the Burger 144’ Tri-Deck Motor Yacht become a bright spot on the horizon of modern yachting.
Sporty seagoers may prefer a more nimble, mid-sized yacht design, like the Burger 63’ Sportfishing Motor Yacht. A concept that combines sportfishing and classic Burger luxury, this 63’ modern masterpiece-in-the-making embodies everything owners love about a personal yacht while incorporating engineering excellence to accommodate faster speeds and more new adventures. The design utilizes the patented Slide Hull from Vripack to increase comfort in all conditions and improve speed, handling, and fuel efficiency. The concept calls for three staterooms — all ensuite — with retractable glass panels in the saloon and galley area. Its exact specifications and interior layout will be determined by its client in collaboration with the Burger design team, ensuring it becomes emblematic of both one’s personal preferences and Burger excellence.
For those seeking the ultimate luxury, Burger has also added the Burger 214’ Tri-Deck Motor Yacht to its offerings: a majestic showstopper fitted for both grace and power. Nearly 10,000 square feet of interior space and an 8,000 square foot deck area offer owners virtually limitless opportunities to create an icon and heirloom; a home at sea; an oasis of privacy to share with those you treasure the most.
From concept through creation, the Burger team encourages its clients to share their personal vision of luxury. Bring your ideas to the historic Wisconsin shipyard known for building icons and launching dreams. Doing so ensures exceptional results; a new, shining example of innovation, collaboration, and custom creation; a historic Burger built just for you.
From its humble 19th century beginnings through its new and inspiring yacht concepts, those who have chosen to join this esteemed family throughout its full, storied history will attest that, when it comes to the world’s most impeccable yachts: Burger delivers.