*** Totally refitted for almost 1 million Euro in 2012 to 2013. Replacement of engines, generators, electric and water installation, navigation electronics, etc. ***
A classic American aluminium motor yacht is being offered, created by the legendary yacht designer Sparkman & Stephens (sparkmanstephens.com), and built by BURGER BOAT COMPANY, one of the oldest and best known manufacturers in the U.S. (see burgerboat.com) who, in the early sixties, have specialised in the design and construction of luxury aluminium yachts.
After many years in the U.S., this yacht was acquired by a film production company and shipped to Europe in 2012. From Hamburg, she reached, after many stop-overs, her final berth in the Adriatic Sea.
The new owner purchased this truly unique motor yacht with the intention to document her refurbishment and the transfer to Europe as a main element of an eleven-part TV-series in Austria involving three long time friends, driving the yacht and living on her.
First, the out-of-date technique and motorisation were completely removed and the BURGER yacht was refitted comprehensively during the years 2012 to 2013 in the U.S., Germany and Austria. On this occasion, the engines with the drives and thrusters, the generators, the complete electrical equipment, the water installations, the safety equipment as well as the entire navigation electronics were renewed. Beyond this, the interior has also been extensively revamped and the deck equipment has been renovated and renewed in parts or completed.
In total, the cost of this refit in 2012 to 2013 came to almost 1 million Euro. All expenditures are documented and can be proven by invoice. The same applies to all further maintenance work and investments to the present day.
The interiors, the appearance and the deck equipment are left original, as far as possible, for reasons of authenticity and to avoid any conflict with the actors’ characters and the contents of the TV series.
Paintings of the Austrian artist Christian Ludwig Attersee on the side walls of the upper salon and the ceiling of the lower salon are intended as such and a special feature. This sophisticated style is further emphasised by a specially woven carpet in the lower salon which is a mirror image of the ceiling.
Each new owner will dispose of a technically high-quality up-to-date yacht and furthermore has the option to realise individual requests in defining the interior. Worldwide, there is no comparable BURGER yacht of this size with such an investment for new motorisation and technical infrastructure.
This classical motor yacht can carry easily 2 couples with crew or a big family. Due to the advanced technology and appropriate engines for professional appliances, the consumption is very low.
However, there is still a special spirit roaming in this yacht. Finally, this yacht offers an ideal possibility – for buyers from the U.S. as well – to explore the Mediterranean Sea with a symbol of American history. Apart from that, the shipping to anywhere in the world is an easy and cost-effective alternative.
For a detailed expose and more actual images of this BURGER 63’ Flybridge as well as all other questions we would appreciate your contacting us.
AFT DECK SALON & AFT DECK
Forward in the forward aft deck salon is located the original left wetbar with a refrigerator and sink. This area was additionally equipped by a bar with 5 fixed bar stools. From the aft deck salon one door allows to enter the pilothouse, two others on port and starboard lead to the side decks and a foldable aft door made of mahogany and consisting of 4 folding elements allows, when opened, to use the fully aft deck together with the aft deck salon as one big airy salon. By wooden stairs next to the wetbar the flybridge is accessible and by an aft door in the ship’s wall the hydraulic folding gangway at stern. The whole flooring in the aft deck salon was replaced with cherry wood and the aft deck with teak. An extendable table in the aft deck with 8 Aluminium deck chairs offers further seating options.
The pilothouse is separated by a door to the aft deck saloon and by three stairs the lower main saloon can be entered. Thanks to the windows the pilothouse offers all round visibility for effortless maneuverability. On the pilot bench at least three persons can take place. Nearly all functions of the boat can be conveniently controlled from this place. The old wooden steering wheel is still in use, the original instruments were left but have no assigned function.
MAIN LOWER SALON
The roof is hand painted by a well-known Austrian artist, the carpet has the same appearance. Aft is still the integrated original bookcase with writing table and an antique fixed swivel chair. Directly next to this and behind the door is the electric cabinet. Windows on both sides as well as the old forward portholes (can be opened) bring a lot of light into the salon. If necessary, wooden blinds on both sides allow to shadow this area. Aft of the main lower salon the guest accommodations are located, forward are the galley with dinette and the crew quarters. Both areas are three stairs lower than the main lower salon.
Located aft on the cabin deck is the master stateroom with two single beds, divided by a chest of drawers and a big mirror in the middle, large closets on both sides, a table which can be as a desk or for the dressing and an ensuite head with a separate shower room.
Between master stateroom and main lower salon the guest stateroom is situated to port. The interior consists of two single beds, a small chest drawer in the middle and a wardrobe.
The guest bathroom is located opposite to the guest stateroom on the other side of the corridor and can be used as a daily head as well. There is one shower between the master and the guest bathroom, accessible by a door from each bathroom.
GALLEY with DINETTE
A fully equipped galley with refrigerator, cooler, freezer, ceramic hob and dishwasher to port and a U-shaped dinette with comfortable seating for six to starboard is located forward, next to the main lower salon. A door in the aft section of the galley allows easy entrance into the engine room. The crew quarters are separated by a door forward.
The area can be used either for a crew or for guests. Two full-sized bunk beds to port, a separate shower cabin in the bow and a bathroom to starboard complete the independent character of this area.
a prima vista offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.