The Burger 48 Cruiser

Burger Boat Company, one of the oldest and most respected custom yacht builders in America, christened its newest project, the Burger 48 Cruiser this summer. The Burger 48 Cruiser is a custom-built 48’ (14.63 m) aluminum cruiser developed in conjunction with her owner, Vripack Naval Architects from the Netherlands and interior designer Celeste Wegman of CWI Design Group.

The Burger 48 Cruiser is a return to Burger’s roots and an expansion of the high-quality offerings for which Burger is known. It has the quality finishes, custom design opportunities and artistically crafted details found on Burger’s custom superyachts, while also exceeding those found on production boats.

“This Burger 48 Cruiser is an exciting addition to the Burger family and has allowed her owner the joy of creating a new, custom yacht. It also provides the opportunity for others to acquire a custom alternative to production boats, one that allows an owner to take the helm of their very own creation.” says Jim Ruffolo, president, Burger Boat Company.

The Burger 48 Cruiser reflects Burger’s quality craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout, as well as her owner’s desire for a highly personalized yacht. She is powered by twin 600hp Volvo Penta D8-IPS800 engines and provides her owner with joystick control for enhanced maneuverability. The Burger 48 Cruiser incorporates Vripack’s revolutionary patented Slide® Hull Design. This hull design provides a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of approximately 35 knots in comfort with reduced fuel consumption. Alustar aluminum is used to provide increased strength and corrosion resistance without adding weight. The Burger 48 Cruiser features two ensuite staterooms, unobstructed views in the open salon/galley area and exceptional exterior spaces for entertaining friends and family. The design of the Burger 48 Cruiser has been a collaborative process between her owner, Burger and Vripack Naval Architects, all crafted around meeting the owner’s specific expectations for a powerful, luxurious and sleek new yacht.

In addition to the first Burger 48 Cruiser, Burger is currently building a second 48 Cruiser, Project 512. Project 512 features an interior design by De Basto Designs of Miami, Fla. and creates the opportunity for a second owner to immediately join the Burger family. For more information, please visit

Burger Boat Company, founded in 1863, builds custom yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, up to 260’ (80m) and is recognized worldwide for design, quality construction, seaworthiness and reliability. As the foundation of the American yachting experience, Burger is one of the oldest and most respected custom yacht builders in America. Working with in-house designers and engineers, as well as highly acclaimed designers from around the world, Burger continues to raise the bar in quality, technology and innovation. Burger works intimately with yacht owners to develop and achieve a pristine vision of their ideal yacht. Based at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Manitowoc, Wis., in the United States, Burger forges trusting relationships to achieve an owner or designer’s vision through a collaborative process. Working with Burger unlocks the limitless opportunities of exploring adventure around the world in elegance, luxury and style that meets any owner’s vision. The talented team at Burger also offers exceptional custom furniture, refit and repair services.