The Burger Boat Company, a shipyard with an impeccable 130-year heritage, has teamed up with Vripack to create a motoryacht designed to blend the most classic features of the Burger bloodline with a fresh element of modernity. Designer, Robin de Vries from Vripack’s Design Studio explains: “We had to go back to the designing roots of a typical Burger Boat and reconsider its formula in an atmosphere filled with creativity, questions and ideas. This has resulted in a stunning yacht, with a recognisable design wearing a modern jacket.”


This 97-foot aluminum oceangoing family yacht features stylistically extravagant portholes and panoramic windows to give her a fresh twist. Like a lot of previous Burger designs, it has also been built up with a split-level deck and comes with an interior layout very typical of a family yacht.

On the lower level in the forepeak, a fully equipped VIP area has its own private entrance from the main deck. Directly behind this is a full-beam owner’s stateroom with large windows for plenty of natural light and two separate bathrooms. In the mid-section there is accommodation for a further four guests and behind that is a crew area, again with a private entrance, this time from the aft deck.

In addition to a generous main deck and a neatly designed flybridge, it is notable that great care has also been taken with the external layout, which is extremely friendly both to swimmers and to those responsible for launching the tenders. In fact, it is a boat that is designed to echo the company philosophy - namely that: “a pleasure boat should be created from the very start to be just that - with beauty, comfort, convenience, smooth-running performance and easy maintenance kept paramount from the designer’s board to the last touch of the finisher’s brush.” How’s that for a laudable approach… For details see Vripack or Burger Boats.


Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.