The 92-foot U.S.-made steel ferry will operate year-round on the St. Mary’s River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula between Barbeau, Michigan, and Neebish Island. The ferry was designed to operate in the harsh winter environment and through the solid ice conditions it will encounter on its route.

The ferry is designed by Seacraft Design, LLC of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. “Based on the experience of four previous commercial vessel designs built by this shipyard, we know that EUPTA will receive a first-class product from Burger Boat Company, and we look forward to collaborating once again,” said Mark Pudlo, president, Seacraft Design, LLC.


  • Length Overall - 92'-00"
  • Beam (molded) - 33'-00"
  • Draft (molded) - 7'-04"
  • Hull Construction - Welded Steel
  • Main Propulsion - Two (2) Caterpillar model C18; continuous rated 600 BHP at 1800 RPM, EPA Tier 3 emissions certified
  • Speed (knots) - Approximately 10 knots @ full load
  • Fuel Oil Capacity - 1,500 gallons
  • Classification/Certification - Certification USCG Subchapter T
  • Designer - Seacraft Design, LLC

Dimensions, weight, performance, and capacities are approximate. Please consult Burger Boat Company for complete details.

Burger Boat Company: Neebish Islander III Hull Rollover

Friday, April 1, 2022: After careful planning, the hull of the NEEBISH ISLANDER III was rolled over so the next phase of construction can proceed. The NEEBISH ISLANDER III will be servicing traffic to and from Neebish Island in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

"We are thrilled with the Burger team and their progress on the NEEBISH ISLANDER III. It was exciting to watch the rollover of the hull and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Burger”. Pete Paramski, Executive Director, Eastern Upper Peninsula Transit Authority