by Burger Boat Company with Luiz De Basto Designs

The iconic US shipyard, Burger Boat Company, announced in March that it has begun construction of a new full displacement explorer motor yacht designed by Luiz De Basto Design of Miami, Florida. To celebrate the official start of construction, an Owner’s First Weld ceremony was held at Burger’s modern shipyard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. During the ceremony, her Owner affixed a metal plaque to the yacht commemorating the event. This new yacht bears Burger’s Hull Number 510 and is currently known by the project name Northland. The launch of Hull 510 – Northland is scheduled for the spring of 2017. Delivery to her Owner will occur shortly after Burger’s demanding sea trails are completed and just in time for the Great Lakes summer season.

The construction of Hull 510 – Northland clearly expresses Burger’s commitment to build full custom projects as well as its interest in the explorer vessel market segment. This is a market segment that has seen substantial growth worldwide thanks to constantly increasing demand.The Owner assembled an all-American team of contributors for the design and construction of this new explorer motor yacht. Throughout the design phase, the famous American designer Luiz De Basto worked closely with her expert Owner to create a modern exterior and a contemporary interior that flawlessly complements the yachts demanding specifications. At the express request of the Owner – a deep-sea fishing enthusiast and a lover of long-distance cruises – the yacht was designed as a proper long range explorer with excellent seakeeping characteristics while providing her Owner a proper sports fishing platform. These requirements are visibly reflected in the aesthetic of the yacht which has a solid, powerfully shaped hull with high prow typical of go-anywhere vessels and a stylish superstructure. In addition, a properly equipped, generous fishing cockpit is included featuring a fighting chair and the various pieces of equipment needed aboard a true sports fishing yacht. The yacht features a large flybridge with bar, hot tub and areas for sunning or relaxation.

The large Owner’s stateroom is situated on the bridge deck aft of the pilot house and includes a private deck space overlooking the cockpit. Forward on the main deck is Hull 510 – Northland’s library. A formal dining salon is situated to starboard just aft of the library. The galley is to port and is expertly designed for long range cruising with adequate refrigeration and storage. The main salon is aft and leads to an aft main deck which includes an al fresco dining area. This space also provides guests with a great view of the action taking place in the cockpit.

Stowed on her huge fore deck are two large tenders. Below decks are three guest cabins complete with ensuite heads.Her modern interior, shown in the rendered images, reflects an atmosphere of comfortable luxury for Hull 510 – Northland’s Owner and guests.


Walter Douglass

Northland technical specifications

LOA31.5 m / 103’06’’ ft
Beam8.1 m / 26’05’’ ft
Draft2.3 m / 7’04’’ ft
Main engineCAT C18 ACRET, 475 BHP x 2
Maximum speed12.4 knots
Cruise speed12 knots
Fuel capacity37,065 litres / 9,790 US gallons
Fresh water9,100 litres / 2,400 US gallons
Classification ABS
Interior DesignerLuiz de Basto Designs, Inc.
Exterior Designer Luiz de Basto Designs, Inc.
Builder Burger Boat Company
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