The first metal plates for Hull 510 are coming together at Burger Boat Company. The megayacht is set to prowl the oceans for both fun and fish come delivery in 2017.
Measuring 103’6” (about 31.55 meters), the steel and aluminum Hull 510 was signed last year by the shipyard. As much as steel is unusual for her LOA, given what most similar-size yachts employ, remember that this is a custom project. And, considering the owner intends to travel the globe, it’s a material that can be repairable, if so needed, in a multitude of regions.
The owner of Hull 510 recently got to participate in a tradition common in a multitude of regions, too. It involves laying one of the first welds. In this case, he headed to Burger to weld a plaque bearing the yacht’s details and date to one of the metal plates. (Other yards have a small disc with similar details that gets welded in place.) The designer for Hull 510, Luiz de Basto of De Basto Designs, was also present for the ceremonial kick-off of construction.
De Basto Designs is both the stylist and interior designer for the megayacht. Hull 510 has sporty lines notably characterized by a hardtop and a good-size fishing cockpit. Details on décor are not yet available. Regardless, the general arrangement, which wasn’t released when Burger initially announced Hull 510, does show some creative room arrangements, especially for her LOA. The owner’s stateroom is aft of the wheelhouse, for example. A library occupies the forward portion of the main deck, where you might expect the master to be instead. Furthermore, a laundry below decks appears to be the size of a crew cabin. Beam is a healthy 26’5” (8.1 meters).
When Burger launches Hull 510, it anticipates she’ll see a cruise speed of 12 knots. Powered by twin Caterpillar C18s, she should also see a 4,000-nautical-mile range at 9½ knots.