Here’s something new, from one of the oldest boat companies in the U.S. The Burger Boat Company just announced that they’re going to build a 48-foot aluminum cruiser, developed with Vripack Naval Architects in the Netherlands. Burger, started in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, during the Civil War, traditionally builds larger yachts, but Jim Ruffolo, the company president, says that the Burger 48 Cruiser “makes owning a Burger available to many who have always aspired to take the helm of their own custom yacht.”
The new 48 is basically a sedan cruiser with a low profile, clean lines and large windows and glass doors aft to provide both unobstructed visibility and lot of natural light inside the salon. The first two boats will be delivered next spring or summer, and they will have two staterooms with en suite heads and showers. An extended cabintop provides overhead protection for anyone relaxing in the cockpit, which is large enough for entertaining or casual dining.
Powered by twin 600-hp Volvos and IPS drives, the boats will top out at about 40 knots and cruise at 35 knots, according to the company. They will be built with Vripack’s patented Radical Slide Hull, which is said to increase efficiency while providing a soft ride even in rough seas.
Specs.: LOA: 48’4”; Beam: 14’11”; Draft: 3’5”; Disp.: NA; Fuel: 580 gals.; Water: 120 gals.; Power 2×600-hp Volvo D8-IPS800s.
For more: http://burgerboat.com