Northland delivered by Burger Boat Company
by Chris Jefferies
Designed for long-range cruising and fishing, Northland features both exterior styling and contemporary interiors by Luiz de Basto. Accommodation is for eight guests split between an upper-deck master suite, two doubles and a twin cabin.
Built to ABS standards from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Northland was designed to be a stylish and capable oceangoing expedition yacht.
Speaking at her christening event, yard president and CEO Jim Ruffolo said: "Northland is a prime example of Burger’s fine craftsmanship and dedication to working with our customers to build one-of-a-kind vessels. She is not only designed for the durability and range needed for a global expedition, but also for style and luxury.”
A historic launch, Northland is the first steel-hulled yacht to be built at Burger for more than 50 years. Key features include a superyacht spa pool on the upper deck and storage for two tenders on the foredeck.
The main deck is dedicated to entertaining, with the main saloon and bar area back aft, a formal dining area with seating for eight people amidships and a library in the bow. The Instagram video below of her departure from Manitowoc gives a great view of her enclosed fishing cockpit.
Northland is powered by a pair of 475hp Caterpillar C18 ACERT engines for a top speed of 12.4 knots and comfortable cruising at 12 knots. What's more, she will have a globetrotting range of 4,000 nautical miles when cruising at 9.5 knots, thanks to a total fuel capacity in excess of 44,000 litres.
Other new-build projects under development at the American yard include a new 14.63 metre aluminium yacht called the Burger 48 Cruiser, which features De Basto interiors and naval architecture by Dutch studio Vripack.