Burger Unveils Sportfish Concept

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Triple, 1000-hp Volvo Penta IPS drives will give the 63 a top speed of 35 knots.

Triple, 1000-hp Volvo Penta IPS drives will give the 63 a top speed of 35 knots.

Burger Boat Company have unveiled a new, 63-foot concept that looks to combine sportfishing with the luxe appointments the builder is known for, on a hull designed by renowned Dutch naval architects at Vripack.

The flybridge-equipped 63 Sportfishing Motor Yacht will utilize Vripack’s Slide Hull — first patented by the Dutch yacht design house in 2016 — that reportedly increases comfort in all sea conditions, improves speed, handling and fuel efficiency.

The builder had previously used the Slide Hull on its 48-foot Cruiser — two have launched over the past few years.

The hull and superstructure are slated to be built of marine-grade aluminum. The concept calls for three staterooms — all en suite — with retractable glass panels in the saloon and galley area.

Burger says the 63 is the ideal combination of sportfishing and luxury.

Burger says the 63 is the ideal combination of sportfishing and luxury.

As an all-custom build, clients would have a wealth of choices for interior and exterior finishes and details. Exact specs on interior layout is also determined by client and the Burger design team.

The 63 would be built at Burger shipyard in Manitowoc, Wis.

“We’re thrilled to introduce the Burger 63 Sportfishing Motor Yacht for those who seek a limitless life of island hopping, open-water fishing and adventure sports,” said Burger Boat Company president and CEO Jim Ruffolo in a statement. “Since first sharing images of this concept, we’ve had an incredible reaction and it’s easy to see why. This new yacht is the perfect invitation to go out, create excitement and see the world in your own, luxurious setting.”

Power will come from triple, 1000-hp Volvo Penta IPS drives — the 12.8L, D13-IPS1350s. Burger claims it will push the 63 to a top speed of 35 knots, a 30-knot cruise. 

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