US shipyard Burger Boat Company has joined the hull and superstructure on the first unit of its largest model to date, the Burger 180, and reports that construction is also well underway on the second hull.
Work on the 54.9-metre sisterships began last year at the Burger shipyard in Wisconsin with the first unit now sold and the second available for purchase with delivery in 2024. Once launched, the models will supersede the shipyard’s current flagship, the 46.8-metre Ingot, by eight metres in length.
The Burger 180 is the result of a collaboration between the shipyard and Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects who previously worked together on a Burger 122 concept revealed earlier this year.
According to the yard, the new flagship will feature “expansive interior and exterior spaces” within a 720GT package and has been “designed with entertainment, technological advances, reliability, and worldwide cruising with family and friends in mind.”
The aluminium yacht spans four decks with an elevator serving each level, including the 23-metre-long sundeck where a large pool and sit-up bar can be found.
An open-plan main saloon greets guests from the aft deck and is framed with full-height windows, letting plenty of natural light fill the living spaces. The entertainment and dining space seats up to 12 guests. Guests can enjoy further entertainment, relaxation, and al fresco dining in the upper saloon bar entertainment area. Located forward of the pilothouse – raised for ocean views - is an additional, circular lounging area.
Accommodation is for up to ten guests in four cabins. The owners’ suite spans the yacht's full 9.3-metre beam and is found on the main deck, with a private study sitting adjacent to the cabin for those with work commitments. Meanwhile, on the lower deck are four additional suites with the option to convert into two family suites.
One of her many highlights is stowage for an 11-metre tender launched via a hydraulic “stinger” system, while a touch-and-go helicopter pad sits at the foredeck to whisk guests to and from shore. With discreet access, the crew quarters will be large enough for 13 with a substantial galley and provision for long-range cruising with a walk-in refrigerator, freezer and pantry.
Power will come from a pair of Caterpillar 3512C IMO Tier II engines delivering a range of 4,000 nautical miles and 11 knots. Meanwhile, four Naiad fin stabilisers keep the model steady both at anchor and underway.
The announcement comes on the heels of the US boat builder celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.