On the main deck forward is the full-beam master suite with a king berth on centerline, flanked by nightstands and facing a 42-inch LCD video screen.There's a four-section dresser to starboard and a spacious settee to port, each with three tall windows above to afford the owner an expansive view of the sea.There are separate his-and-hers heads, his with a shower, hers adding a bidet and replacing the shower with a whirlpool tub. The back bulkhead of his head conceals a watertight door that will allow escape from the master suite to the foredeck in the event of an emergency. The design shows emergency contingencies at the aft end of the yacht, as well, where there are two exits from the engineroom and two from the adjoining lazarette.This allows for crew safety, whether the problem is fire, flooding, or simply rough weather.
The centrally located galley is quite workable with its "semi-island" arrangement, and incorporates a spacious crew lounge forward. Stairs from here to the crew quarters forward, and a door to the side deck and port bulwark gate, assure that crew members will not intrude on guests while performing routine chores.
The salon and dining room exemplify the simple yet elegant decor that provides a neutral backdrop for the owner's artwork displayed throughout the yacht. The dining room seats the full guest complement of ten, or the table can be shortened to allow more open space when fewer guests are aboard. The salon also seats ten, six on two sofas and the remainder on loose chairs. Theres a 51-inch plasma screen recessed behind a console piano to starboard, as well as a serving bar that has an icemaker and refrigerator built into the base.
The skylounge, up one deck, has a larger bar, this one with four comfortable chairs. The space has two sofas, arranged in an L, facing the central entertainment center, which is topped by a 42-inch LCD screen.Theres a day-head in the skylounge, as well as one opposite the galley on the main deck.
Since the bridge deck includes wing controls port and starboard of the wheelhouse, there is no need for a command station on the top deck. A circular hot tub and surrounding sunpads, with weathertight storage below, dominate the forward part of this deck. Amidships is a table for alfresco dining, and a large bar, with a grill to starboard, sits aft. Even here, concern for the safety of the owner, his guests, and crew is evident. Outboard of the bulwarks, from where it is easiest to launch them, are four Viking liferafts in canisters, each with a passenger capacity of twenty. It may seem like overkill for a yacht that carries only ten guests and a crew of ve or six, but it takes into account day cruises with larger parties, as well as situations that prevent the launching of rafts from one side or the other. An emergency at sea is a poor time to ask for swim-team volunteers.
Burgers backlog currently includes a number of custom motoryachts, both larger and smaller than Areti I and II as well as a 151-foot classic fantail cruiser for an experienced American owner. Due to a change in one clients plans, the yard also has a 153-foot trideck available for delivery later this year.
With all of this activity the yard appears poised to keep making history through the next century.
Burger Boat Company, (920) 684-1600; www.burgerboat.com