US builder Burger Boat Company has revealed that construction has begun on custom 31.55 metre explorer yacht Project Northland, designed for long-range cruising and fishing.
Project Northland is designed by Luiz de Basto, providing both the exterior styling and the contemporary interior design, accommodating eight guests. De Basto has worked closely with the owner to create his new Burger yacht.
Project Northland is designed to be a stylish and capable long-range, oceangoing expedition yacht. She is intended to travel to the world’s best places to fish and will feature an extended aft deck with a cockpit for sportfishing.
She is powered by twin Caterpillar C18 main engines and will have a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 9.5 knots.
The displacement yacht will be constructed in steel and aluminium, and she will be built to ABS classification. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2017.
Based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Burger is one of America’s oldest yacht builders and has launched numerous yachts from the original Sis W, built for the Walgreens family, to the beautiful modern classic Sycara IV.
This news comes at a time when other US builders have been slowing down. Fellow Wisconsin yacht builder Palmer Johnson recently announced it’s moving its build activities to HJB in The Netherlands, thus closing down its US yard.