Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Design 1944 - Burger 66 Raised Pilothouse

The firm has designed quite a few boats for Burger Boat over the years. For the motoryacht designs, we generally provided a set of Lines, in some cases based on tank testing and Burger then designed the yachts from there. That was the case here. The boat was introduced in 1967.

Here is the outboard profile and general arrangement plan, generated by Burger.

We have been involved with a couple of transom extensions through the years. Here's an example. The small cockpit allowed for easier line handling and better access to the water.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 66'-11"
LWL 61'-6"
Beam 16'-8"
Draft 4'-6"
Hull Material: Aluminum

1 comment:

  1. I owned the 67ft version with the cockpit and flybridge. It had a beautiful arrangement. However it was steel with teak decks over steel beams and lots of inaccessible places, so was a rusty nightmare over the decades. No amount of maintenance could ever be accommodated. I believe the aluminum version is much better for this reason.

    It was also a SD hull design even though was powered at displacement speeds. So because of bottom shape, large transom, medium size keel and two small rudders, it was an acceptable sea boat but not great. Even though, the vessel was cruised to Australia and back. It had a nice layout that would be improved with a galley up design. Overall it was a very nice memory.