Vripack’s Take on Burger
Wisconsin-based Burger Boat Company is always looking toward new design inspiration. In fact, in recent years, the company has collaborated with a number of design firms to develop projects and build yachts of both traditional and contemporary feel. That was the case of the lovely Tò-Kalòn, designed in collaboration with Dutch designer Cor D. Rover. Another recent example is this 97-foot yacht that Burger developed with Vripack’s designer Robin de Vries, who went back to the design roots of a typical Burger and incorporated a modern twist. The resulting design is “a stunning yacht with a recognizable design wearing a modern jacket,” says De Vries.
“Burger is excited about this design; it clearly reflects the Burger heritage and brand while offering the latest in design features and technologies. The styling is still indicative of the Burger brand while incorporating several contemporary design elements,” says Ron Cleveringa, Burger Boat’s vice president of marketing and sales. One feature that has received the Vripack makeover is the distinct portholes. The 97 Burger has panoramic windows to help enlarge the interior spaces, while retaining a classic split-level deck. The main deck contains the living areas and a spacious kitchen to provide a first-rate culinary experience as well as a comfortable gathering place. This feeling was also carried into the helm area where every attempt was made to prevent the captain from being segregated from the rest of the guests. A fully equipped VIP suite with a private entrance sits forward on the lower deck. Also on the lower deck is the full-beam owner’s stateroom with his-and-hers ensuite bathrooms. The remainder of the deck is divided between two guest suites and the fully equipped crew area. The garage has plenty of space for one tender and two personal watercraft.
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