ARETI I and ARETI II are the first duplicate custom yachts to be built by Burger at the same time for the same private owner who used them extensively for personal and business entertaining. Designed and built of aluminum, these full-displacement yachts are fully ABS classed and comply with MCA standards for large commercial sailing and motor vessels.
As you approach one of these yachts from the dock, their gleaming teak caprails hint at the level of elegance that lies within. The Burger Design Team has created a classic look that’s understated yet rich, both in craftsmanship and materials.
The interiors are duplicated on both yachts down to the last detail. The lighting fixtures, door handles and gold bathroom fixtures are all the same. Even the china, crystal and flatware are identical.
The design teams use of neutral hues and open sightlines make ARETI I and ARETI II feel very spacious. This impression of size is particularly evident in the main salon, where the seating area flows into the dining area without interruption. The pop-up, flat screen TV is hidden in the cabinetry along the starboard side, behind the Yamaha Clavinova piano. The main-deck owner’s suite extends the yacht’s full beam and is accessed via a private hallway to starboard.
Burger’s in-house masterful joiner work is the most eye-catching aspect of ARETI I and ARETI II’s interior design. A combination of Quartered Plain and Quartered Fiddleback Makoré is featured in nearly every room, crown molding, recessed paneling, fluted columns and arched door frames, as well as in the custom cabinetry and intricate details like the pineapple-shaped finials atop the central stairway. Stonework throughout is beautifully executed.
The lower-deck layout includes mirror-image queen and twin guest suites. Adjacent to the guest staterooms is an 84-bottle Eurocave wine cellar and a two-person sauna.
All of these features are duplicated on each yacht. The only differences between ARETI I and ARETI II are the stunning original oil paintings that graces the walls.
ARETI I’s well-laid-out machinery spaces further demonstrated the owner’s appreciation for Burger’s focus on safety, self-sufficiency and reliability.
- Burger Design Team