Burger Boat wins passenger-boat contract

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Burger Boat Co. was given a contract for the construction of Chicago's Leading Lady, a 98-foot steel passenger vessel, for Chicago's First Lady Cruises.

Chicago's Leading Lady is styled after 1920s luxury cruising yachts and will be used for private parties, wedding rehearsal dinners and corporate events, as well as serve as an official vessel for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise.

The vessel was designed by Seacraft Design LLC, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and will be built at Burger Boat's shipyard in Manitowoc, Wis., on the western shore of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Green Bay.

Chicago's Leading Lady will be powered by two Caterpillar C12 main engines, w/ZF gearboxes and will have two Caterpillar C4.4 generators.

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