Burger Boat Company is well-known for a number of classic yachts. The Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht, a proposal created with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect, reaffirms the American shipyard’s roots in modern megayacht design and construction.
The “RPH” in 121 RPH Motor Yacht stands for raised pilothouse. It’s a feature that is at once both practical and pleasurable. No wonder, then, that raised-pilothouse designs are among the most popular configurations around. Here, it’s also executed with decidedly contemporary styling and traffic flow. The Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht gains a two-level flying bridge. The lower portion, shown with loose sun lounges, is aligned with the enclosed pilothouse. The upper portion of the flying bridge is shaded by the aluminum hardtop, which also has skylights. Dining, taking in the passing scenery, and more are sure to be enjoyed on the upper level. There’s further an additional helm station fully forward.
Further making the Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht sensible: the 298 gross tonnage. Staying beneath the 500-gross-tons limit avoids a number of restrictive regulations. That’s not to say, however, that the megayacht won’t meet some technical challenges. The Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht will be built to Lloyds classification and additionally meet the MCA Code and new MLC regulations.
Inside, the Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht offers floor-to-ceiling windows on the main deck. She also offers a four- or five-stateroom layout. In the latter, four guest staterooms are below decks. It’s easy to imagine the four-cabin configuration including a dedicated gym or cinema. Either way, the master stateroom makes the most of the 26-foot (7.93-meter) beam, forward on the main deck. It also benefits from skylights just like the ones fitted in the megayacht’s hardtop.
In a nod to today’s active lifestyles, the Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht has a transforming tender garage. It can hold a traditional tender up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) and PWC. Also possible: a “sports room,” for snorkeling/diving gear and related items, tucked to port. Offload the toys at an anchorage, and the teak-laid area becomes an airy beach club, thanks to fold-down platforms to each side.
Getting to those anchorages shouldn’t be a problem. Burger and Greg Marshall’s office envision the Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht seeing a 22-knot cruise speed. The power package: twin MTU 16V2000 M94s. Best range should be 3,000 nautical miles at a more moderate speed. The megayacht also boasts a skinny-water-friendly draft of 5’5” (1.68 meters).
Depending on when a contract is signed, the Burger 121 RPH Motor Yacht can be delivered as soon as 2015. Build price: $20 million (subject to change, of course, on customization requests).
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