The LUCIA, an 89’ (27m) all welded steel passenger vessel is styled to complement the existing Wendella fleet. She is used for Wendella’s signature Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events in Chicago, IL. The new passenger vessel includes a climate control main deck area and an upper deck with ample space to enjoy the Chicago skyline views.
The R/V ARCTICUS replaces the 38-year-old Grayling, bringing the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel fleet up-to-date. The R/V ARCTICUS is stationed at the USGS base in Cheboygan, MI and incorporates modern marine standards and state-of-the-art technology to safely and effectively conduct fisheries research.
CHICAGO’S CLASSIC LADY is a sister ship to CHICAGO’S LEADING LADY. Built to accommodate 299 passengers, she is certified USCG Subchapter K. CHICAGO’S CLASSIC LADY will be used for upscale events in addition to its primary function as an official tour vessel for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruises.
CHICAGO’S LEADING LADY is the first steel vessel built by Burger, since the yacht BRODIE VI. Built for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, this 349 passenger, USCG certified type K vessel, features styling reminiscent of the Presidential Yacht, Sequoia. The vessel interior is traditionally detailed with mahogany paneling and brass accents.
R/V COREGONUS is the first commercial vessel built by Burger since the cargo ship AMBER in 1963. Built for the Wisconsin DNR the COREGONUS is replacing the 74 year old Burger fish tug the BARNEY DEVINE. This vessel features two trawl winches, net reel, Gillnet, Effer crane and a folding transom dive platform.