Burger, at 150 years old, is one of the world’s oldest yacht building shipyards. From its shipyard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, its craftsman have built hundreds of craft which can be found in ports around the world, including yachts, sailing ships, military vessels and steamers.
Today, Burger’s legacy of designing and building the finest custom luxury yachts as large as 80 metres continues at its shipyard on the western shores of Lake Michigan.
Reflecting upon its history, the yard has created a new and exciting design that celebrates its legacy of designing and building some of the world’s most recognisable yachts.
This new design is to be named Liberty in a bid to reflect the freedom from restrictions one enjoys while aboard a custom built super yacht.
The Burger team, in collaboration with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd., created Liberty as the ultimate yacht. At 42 metres (138’), she provides everything the active family could want including formal and informal living spaces, exceptional exterior areas for entertaining and easy access to the water for swimming and water sports enjoyment.
To meet the requirements of today’s yachting enthusiast, strategically planned design elements have been incorporated throughout. The transforming swim platform with wide steps down permits easy access to the sea while her spacious outdoor areas allow guests to relax in private or mingle with friends.
The large main salon and dining area can be easily transformed into a indoor or outdoor area by simply opening the port and starboard double sliding doors and the aft curved sliders.
The full beam main deck owner’s stateroom includes a large lounge cum office area, his and hers en suite baths and generous closets.
The main entry foyer features double curved open staircases, one leading to the lower guest accommodations and the other to the upper deck. The guest accommodations consist of four fully appointed staterooms with en suite baths.
The upper deck includes a sky lounge, which opens to a private deck aft, a captain’s stateroom and Liberty’s command centre. The galley is designed for efficient use and provides ample room for conversing and relaxation. The crew area includes accommodations for up to six crew forward. The spacious crew lounge and laundry facility have direct access to the guest areas for ease of housekeeping. Aft of the engine room is the yacht’s tender garage which conceals her 6 metre (20′) tender and various water toys.
With the tender launched, the aft portion of the tender garage becomes an extension of Liberty’s swim platform.
- Length Overall 42m (137’ 09”)
- Beam 8.48m (27’ 10”)
- Draft (Full Load) 2.21m (7’ 03”)
- Gross Tonnage < 500 GT ITC
- Main Engines CAT C32 Acert
- Power 1300 bhp @ 1300 rpm
- Maximum Speed 15.5 knots
- Cruise Speed 14.0 knots
- Fuel Capacity 58,000 Litres (15,300 U.S. Gallon)
- Fresh Water 10,000 Litres (2,650 U.S. Gallon)