The third passenger vessel collaboration between Burger and Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, CHICAGO'S EMERALD LADY (98' 00") follows in the line of CHICAGO'S CLASSIC LADY and CHICAGO'S LEADING LADY.

Close up view of the name printed on Chicago's Emerald Lady

Commercial Services

Burger Boat Company has an established history of building commercial vessels, including fishing boats, tow boats, patrol craft, passenger vessels, ferries, research vessels and naval craft. Burger is committed to building commercial vessels that offer their owner years of dependable service. This commitment is achieved by our staff of highly skilled employees through exceptional design and engineering, reliable and fully tested systems, proper materials and proven installation methods.

Explore our full range of refit, repair, and services for commercial vessels

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Maid of the Mist


  • New vessel construction
  • Vessel and systems design
  • Aluminum and steel fabrication
  • Complete engine and drive train repower installations, including propulsion control systems
  • Vessel refit, repair, repower and maintenance

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Custom Joinery & Furniture

Burger's custom woodworking provides quality products that match your personal tastes.

Specialty Fabrications

Burger’s craftspeople fabricate aluminum, stainless steel and mild steel weldments as well as mechanical assemblies and exquisite joiner fabrications.