The 142’ (42.7m) Motor Yacht SEA OWL and the 140’ (42m) LADY GAYLE MARIE were launched in 2010. SEA OWL was a collaboration between the Burger Design Team, Vripack in the Netherlands, and the UK-based Andrew Winch Design, while LADY GAYLE MARIE was the third new Burger build by the current owner.
In late 2017, Burger delivered NORTHLAND, a 103'-6" (31.5m) steel and aluminum explorer yacht designed by Luiz de Basto of Miami, Florida. NORTHLAND has extensively traveled the east coast of the United States and enjoyed the South Pacific for much of 2019.
In 2018, Burger delivered another new and innovative project, BLUE BOAT HOME, to her excited Wisconsin owner. BLUE BOAT HOME is a 48’-8” (14.83m) cruiser designed for an owner/operator. It features Vripack’s patented Slide Hull®, which has been proven in the North Sea and provides a smooth ride in most sea conditions.
Burger’s second 48 Cruiser, BLUE, which features a De Basto Designs interior, was delivered to her new home in August 2019. A Burger 50 Cruiser is currently under construction with completion scheduled for the spring of 2021.
High quality commercial vessels and projects remain an important part of Burger’s history and legacy moving forward. Since reinstituting commercial vessel construction in 2010, Burger has delivered several new vessels, including the all-welded aluminum R/V COREGONUS to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; three all-welded steel passenger vessels (CHICAGO’S LEADING LADY, CHICAGO'S CLASSIC LADY and CHICAGO”S EMERALD LADY), as well as the all-welded steel R/V ARCTICUS for the US Geological Survey. In the summer of 2015, Burger delivered the steel passenger vessel LUCIA for use in the Chicago River.
In 2019, Burger delivered the aluminum sub-assemblies to Buffalo, NY where they were lowered into the Niagara Gorge to be assembled as the new, all-electric Maid of the Mist tour vessels NIKOLA TESLA and JAMES V. GLYNN,
For one to recognize, appreciate and value that Burger is a true custom builder is to look at the variety of yachts and commercial vessels that have been designed and built since its founding in 1863. Working with in-house designers and engineers, and highly acclaimed designers from around the world, Burger continues to raise the bar in quality and innovation.