No doubt Henry Burger would approve.
One hundred and fifty years after the young German immigrant established the H. Burger Shipyard on the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, Burger Boat Company has the aptly named Liberty, a megayacht concept developed with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect.
At 137’8” and with a beam of 27’8” (8.48 meters), Liberty is decidedly modern in styling and has equally modern thinking behind some of her features. Of course, she does so while still suiting long-standing ways of relaxing on the water. For example, Liberty has a customary tender garage, capable of holding a 20-foot (6-meter) tender as well as other watertoys. But, when the teak-lined transom folds down to allow the tender to launch, a portion of the transom continues to extend out and down, forming steps into the water. Then there are the main-deck living areas. You can have a traditional saloon and dining area, but you’re not relegated to remaining inside. That’s because port and starboard glass doors here slide open, as do the aft doors.
Further features aboard Liberty, which can be customized according to your wishes, include four guest staterooms below decks, a main-deck master suite with an office/seating area, and a skylounge. A crew of six are accommodated forward below decks, with discreet access to the guest areas for servicing. The captain is housed forward of the skylounge, convenient to the helm.
Liberty should be able to take you to ports on both sides of the Atlantic, given a draft of 7’2” (2.21 meters) and a fuel capacity of 15,300 gallons (58,000 liters). Twin 1,300-hp Caterpillar engines are expected to provide a top speed of 15½ knots and cruise of 14 knots.
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