Burger Boat Yachts

Burger Boat Company superyachts are built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

History of Burger Boat Yachts

Henry Burger founded Burger Boat Company in 1863 on the shore of Lake Michigan. The shipyard drew its workers from among the European craftsmen who had immigrated to Wisconsin. During the Golden Age of American Yachting, Burger luxury yachts were built for millionaires and Burger’s steam-powered commercial vessels sailed the Great Lakes.

Innovative milestones for Burger include the 1938 launch of the 24.7-metre sailing yacht Tamaris, the first all-welded steel auxiliary ketch built in the U.S., and the 1956 launch of the 11m luxury yacht Virginia, America’s first all-welded aluminum vessel, constructed in collaboration with the Reynolds Metals Company.

Notable Burger Boat Yachts

Burger built a series the Sis W superyacht series for the owners of the Walgreens pharmacy chain. In 2009, the shipyard built the 43.3-metre superyacht Sea Owl, designed by Andrew Winch with naval architecture by Vripack. The same year, Burger showed its versatility by launching the retro 46-metre, retro superyacht Sycara IV, designed by Ken Freivokh. The largest Burger superyacht date is the 46.6-metre Ingot, winner of the “Art de Vivre La Belle Classe Moët & Chandon” award at the 2010 Rendezvous in Monaco.

Specialisations

Superyacht builder Burger specialises in building custom private yachts of aluminium and/or steel. The shipyard is known for its in-house joinery shop, where it produces all of its own woodwork. In addition to new builds, Burger also builds commercial vessels and refits and services both luxury yachts and ships up to 79 meters in length.

Burger Boat   54.86 m •  2025
Burger Boat   46.79 m •  2008
Burger Boat   46.02 m •  2009
Burger Boat   43.89 m •  2006
Burger Boat   43.28 m •  2010
Burger Boat   42.67 m •  2011
Burger Boat   41.45 m •  1943
Burger Boat   39.62 m •  1977
Burger Boat   38.62 m •  2007
Burger Boat   38.62 m •  2003
Burger Boat   38.62 m •  2007
Burger Boat   37.19 m •  2002
Burger Boat   35.97 m •  2000
Burger Boat   35.97 m •  1985
Burger Boat   35.38 m •  2005
Burger Boat   34.14 m •  2003
Burger Boat   33.53 m •  1973
Burger Boat   32.92 m •  2001
Burger Boat   32.61 m •  1998
Burger Boat   32.61 m •  2002
Burger Boat   32.55 m •  1991
Burger Boat   32.52 m •  1985
Burger Boat   32.34 m •  2004
Burger Boat   32.31 m •  1998
Burger Boat   32.28 m •  1978
Burger Boat   32 m •  1990
Burger Boat   32 m •  2000
Burger Boat   31.55 m •  2017
Burger Boat   31.39 m •  1999
Burger Boat   31.09 m •  1961
Burger Boat   30.94 m •  2008
Burger Boat   30.94 m •  1998
Burger Boat   30.63 m •  1996
Burger Boat   30.48 m •  1961
Burger Boat   29.99 m •  1997
Burger Boat   29.87 m •  1989
Burger Boat   29.87 m •  2004
Burger Boat   29.75 m •  1957
Burger Boat   29.5 m •  1966
Burger Boat   29.5 m •  1970
Burger Boat   29.14 m •  1984
Burger Boat   28.9 m •  1985
Burger Boat   28.71 m •  2004
Burger Boat   28.65 m •  1967
Burger Boat   28.35 m •  1975
Burger Boat   28.19 m •  1963
Burger Boat   28.04 m •  1986
Burger Boat   28.04 m •  1974
Burger Boat   28.01 m •  1990
Burger Boat   27.8 m •  1983