The Burger 180'  Motor Yacht

The Burger 180' Motor Yacht

Celebrating its 160th Anniversary as one of the oldest and most respected shipyards in America, Burger Boat Company is pleased to announce that a second Burger 180’ Motor Yachts is currently under construction at Burger’s shipyard in Manitowoc, Wis. This yacht provides its new owner the ideal opportunity to build their yacht in the United States and add their custom touches to its design without the extended engineering duration typical of a yacht of this size.

The Burger 180 Motor Yacht is an exciting example of Burger’s continuing creativity and features expansive interior and exterior spaces for its owner and guests, while its mechanical features are intended to make the cruising experience even more comfortable. In addition, each yacht has been designed for full handicapped accessibility, including its large elevator, providing all guests easy access to each of its four decks.

Built for Luxury

Boarding the yacht from the stern mounted passerelle, guests are greeted on the expansive aft deck. This area provides direct access to the Main Salon, Tender Bay, and via a circular stairway, the aft Bridge Deck. Additionally, easy access to the swim platform is provided via the Tender Bay.

The Main Salon is an ideal area for more formal entertaining and dining experiences. Large windows provide a feeling of openness while enjoying time with friends and family.

Forward on the Main Deck is a full beam Owner’s Suite with an adjoining private Office. Guest accommodations for up to ten guests in four staterooms, with large windows to bring in natural light and scenic views, are situated on the Lower Deck. These staterooms are easily converted into two sets of family suites.

The Skylounge offers a large bar and entertainment area for relaxation with friends and family and opens to the aft Bridge Deck which is an exceptional area for outdoor dining, entertaining, or relaxation. Forward on the Bridge Deck are the Pilothouse, Yacht’s Office, and Captain’s Stateroom. For those who wish to take in the action and view the journey while outdoors, a large circular seating area is situated forward of the Pilothouse.

The expansive Sundeck offers many areas for outdoor enjoyment. An optional custom centerline bar and a large pool accommodating up to 12 can be installed. When selected, the pool can be easily partitioned into a pool and a hot tub simultaneously.

The Sundeck also offers a large area for fresh air workouts utilizing optional state-of-the-art exercise equipment that can be discreetly stowed when not in use. Situated all the way forward are two raised seating areas, one each port and starboard, and three individual, forward-looking chairs providing beautiful vistas of the surroundings.

The professional Galley is designed for the most demanding needs and long-range cruising. It features commercial equipment and includes a large walk-in refrigerator, walk-in freezer, walk-in pantry, and direct access to the Skylounge Service Pantry.

The Crew accommodations are configured for up to 13 and are designed to provide private staterooms for the yacht’s Captain, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer, Chief Stewardess, and Chef. In addition, a large lounge and relaxation area, with large windows, is provided for crew comfort.

Stowed in the Tender Bay is the yacht’s 37’ tender, which is launched and retrieved via a custom Nautical Structures hydraulic “stinger” system. With this system, the tender is safely stowed while underway, thus eliminating the need for towing.

Powered by twin Caterpillar 3512C IMO Tier II engines, the Burger 180’ Motor Yacht has a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots without needing the costly and space-consuming SCR’s required for Tier III engines.

Designed with entertainment, technological advances, reliability, and worldwide cruising with family and friends in mind, the Burger 180’ Motor Yacht offers many mechanical firsts in yachting. The electrical generation system has been developed to ensure adequate power in all situations. With nine Kohler 40kW generators installed in parallel, the yacht’s power generation system offers maximum efficiency and redundancy while ensuring that no generator ever runs underloaded. Naiad Dynamics Four Fin, Zero Speed Stabilization System is installed to provide maximum comfort at sea. In addition, Naiad’s Total Ride Control® system is available as an option. This system includes integral Trim Tabs and a hydraulically actuated bow-positioned T-Foil. Working in conjunction, the Trim Tabs and T-Foil significantly reduce vessel pitch while at sea.


LOA: 180' 00" (54.86m)

Beam (Maximum): 32' 08" (9.98m) Over the wing stations

Beam (Over Guards): 30’07” (9.31m)

Draft (Full Load): 7' 10" (2.39m)

Draft (Half Load): 7’-06” (2.31m)

Half Load Displacement: 433 LT (440 MT)

Usable Gross Tonnage: 720 GT ITC

Admeasured Gross Tonnage: 499 GT ITC

Main Engines: Caterpillar 3512C IMO Teir II developing 2,366 BHP

Generators: Nine (9) Kohler 40kW Marine Generator Sets

Recommended Cruise Speed: 14 knots

Long Range Cruise: 11 knots

Range at Long Range Cruise: 4,000 NM @ 11 knots

Fuel Capacity: 21,140 U.S. Gal. (76,235 l)

Fresh Water: 3,075 U.S. Gal. (11,640 l)

Tech Water Capacity: 3,070 U.S. Gal. (11.625 l)

Clean Oil Capacity: 355 U.S. Gal. (1,350 l)

Waste Oil Capacity: 415 U.S. Gal. (1,575 l)

Black Water Holding Capacity: 1,075 U.S. Gal. (4,070 l)

Grey Water Holding Capacity: 3,050 U.S. Gal. (11,550 l)

Exterior Deck Area: 4,680 sq ft (435 m²)

Interior Area: 4,875 sq ft (453 m²)

Naval Architects: Burger Design Team/Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects

CFD/Wake Adaptive Running Gear Analysis: Maritime Research Associates

Tank Testing: Wolfson Unit - Extensive Seakeeping and Resistance Testing