Ingot 153

by Burger Boat Company and Vripack

Proverbial seafaring and legendary quality construction. The utmost pride of a shipyard, the glory of the American myth, which has created a constellation of exclusive masterpieces for nearly one-hundred and fifty years. An impeccably Neoclassical interpretation of the interiors of this yacht adds up to the epitome of luxury and elegance, offering an ideally reserved setting for on-board lifestyle. Launched last year, the luxurious Ingot debuted in high society at the prestigious 2008 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where it was officially presented by the American shipyard, Burger.
Constructed entirely in-house with naval architecture and design produced in tandem by the Burger Design team and the Dutch Naval Architecture firm Vripack, this new 47-metre motor yacht royally accommodates its Owner and guests – ten persons – in five sumptuous reserved staterooms, as well as offering the ten-person crew comfortable quarters in five cabins. Guests on this new yacht will enjoy the ample deck spaces, with more than five-thousand square feet inside and another four-thousand square feet outdoors – all strictly in teak.
For multimedia entertainment, Ingot has two advanced technology systems installed on board: the Kaleidescape 2500 with Lifetime Movie Guide system, plus a Kaleidescape Movie Player in each room.
Additionally there is a Crestron Professional Audio Video with Distribution & Control system, with a Crestron Touch Panel in each room.
The splendid interior design is the fruit of intensive work by the Burger Design Team and Vripack, who went for a Neoclassical look enhanced by wooden panels made of Honduran mahogany, masterfully worked in traditional decorative motifs.
Every room of this yacht features sculpted Honduran mahogany columns with burl maple inlays that enhance the opulence of the warm atmosphere with their sinuous curves and the artistic details of expert craftsmanship.
Like every Burger yacht, in fact, each and every element of the interiors of Ingot oozes perfection in every detail.
This detail is especially evident in the interior and exterior stairways, including exterior spiral stairway that starts glassed-in exterior spiral stairway that starts the main deck aft and leads to the aft area of the bridge deck.
But the true pièce de résistance is certainly the interior central stairway with its mahogany-panelled walls and exquisite recessed handrail sculpted in mahogany and enriched with a balustrade perfectly executed in wrought iron. Next to the main stairway is a wheelchair-accessible elevator; decorated with wood inlays; it reaches all four decks of the yacht, including the sun deck. From up there, the Kahlenberg siren, with its five bronze horns with their sparkling chrome-plated finish proudly – and loudly – announce the arrival of the Ingot.

The main data
Distinguished in the shipyard by the Hull code 503, the initials with which the project was presented in the detailed article published two years ago in issue number 3 of Yacht Première, the new motor yacht Ingot is now a marvellous technological reality, with its structure welded entirely in special lightweight marine aluminium alloy.
The construction has obtained full classification from the American Bureau of Shipping, as well as total certification from the Maritime Coastal Agency. Ingot measures a total of nearly 153 feet, equivalent to more than 46 and a half metres, and a maximum width of nearly thirty feet (more than 9 metres); the fully-loaded draught is seven and a half feet, just shy of two and a half metres, while the gross tonnage at 499 GT ITC. Subdivided into six waterproof compartments, the hull is of the displacement type equipped with a Zero Speed stabilizing system by Quantum Marine, model QC 1000. The engine room of the yacht contains twin American diesel engines by Caterpillar, each 3508B Series II, engine is capable of 1000 horsepower at 1600 rpm, driving the Ingot to a maximum speed of 15 knots.
The cruising speed is 13 knots, with a range of 2800 nautical miles, while the long-range cruising speed is 11 knots for a range of 4000 nautical miles.
Capacious fuel tanks hold 17,000 US gallons, equal to more than 64 thousand litres, while the freshwater supply amounts to 3,000 US gallons, or more than 11 thousand litres. A pair of Northern Lights generators produce 130 kilowatts each at 1800 rpm. Navigation and communications instrumentation is by Furuno and C-Plath, while the alarm and control systems is by Simon, with a flat screen display for monitoring the systems.
Ingot also has two tenders: a Nautica RIB 15 Deluxe Rescue Boat with a 60 hp Yamaha outboard and a Nautica RIB 19 Widebody with two 115 hp Yamaha outboard motors. The yacht also came with two powerful Yamaha waverunners from the 2008 VX Cruiser series, each for three persons. [...]

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