It’s been a while since I last heard from John Todd at Burger Yacht Sales in Fort Lauderdale, so I gave him a call to ask what’s new. He tells me, “This spring we have seen an increase in new build inquiries from 35m to 51m and hope to be revealing some new projects soon.” He goes on to say that prices have been reduced on two Burgers, the 32m WOW and 32.6m Silver Seas.
Built in 2004, WOW has an unusual interior in brown English oak and has only three cabins, in order to maximise the size of each one. Originally listed at $10.95 million, she’s now asking $10.3 million. Silver Seas, launched in 1998, sleeps eight guests in four cabins, cruises at 12 knots and has seen her price cut from $8.2 million to $7.8 million.
John points out that that a special feature of Burgers in general is their ability to travel efficiently at displacement speeds for a tremendous range while at the same time being able to get up on plane and make 18-19 knots without overloading their power plants. WOW and Silver Seas are perfect examples of this. Silver Seas carries 10,000 gallons of fuel and at 1200rpm her range is approximately 3000 nautical miles. At 2100rpm she is capable of 18-19 knots even while carrying substantial amounts of fuel.