Built by the Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin for an owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The boat spent virtually all of it's life on fresh water in the Great Lakes. It was being kept on Lake Oneida when the current owner purchased it and he sent it to Winter Harbor Marina for a comprehensive evaluation and refurbishment.
"My objective in refitting the boat was to eliminate reliability issues by comprehensively upgrading the mechanicals, the electrical and navigation systems, and to refinish the boat to a yacht standard in and out."
A stunning result that everyone loves and a few will wish to own.
A classic Burger 64 Pilothouse Motoryacht, "Independence" has been totally refit and refurbished over the past four years and is in beautiful condition. This is a yacht for the connoisseur of classic lines and comfortable cruising speeds. The owner wants to sell now and has reduced the price by $100,000.00 US and will look at realistic trades of collectable automobiles, smaller boats or real estate. This is the only known 64' Burger that was re-powered with Cat 3406's and has had all the upgrade work done to yacht standards.
Call us now to arrange to see "Independence"!
CALL PAUL SHIELD AT 604-240-7310 TO ARRANGE VIEWING.
Generous and comfortable accommodation for up to 7 in an arrangement originally thought to be 2 staterooms plus crew quarters but would probably be regarded as 3 staterooms in today's family terms. The forward stateroom features over and under bunks to port, a stall shower forward and enclosed head to starboard.
Aft of this stateroom is the galley area with renovated galley to port and large dinette opposite to starboard. The galley appliances are all new. The water and waste tanks under the galley sole were new in 2006 when the galley area was totally renovated. Bright and functional with beautiful appliances and lots of storage.
To port outboard of the stove is the entry door to the engine room. This leads directly to a nicely laid out mechanical space with engines, generator, electrical panels and various systems. Very clean and obviously well cared for by professionals.
Up a few steps from the companionway is the main salon. Easy chairs and table to starboard, sofa with end tables to port. Entertainment system in cupboard on aft wall and disappearing TV to port. Built in bar and cabinetry along forward bulkhead. Windows both sides allow for lots of light and great views.
Down the companionway aft there is the guest cabin to port which features twin berths with a fold-up pullman berth above the center-line berth. Hanging lockers and drawers for good clothes storage. Head opposite to starboard with vanity and stall shower. Under counter washer/dryer outboard of vanity.
At the aft end of the companionway is the master stateroom. This is a full width master with bed mounted transversely with headboard on port side. Side tables on either side of the bed, lockers and drawers across the aft bulkhead and a vanity with drawers along the starboard side. The ensuite head with stall shower is forward to starboard. Aft of the stateroom is a full width lazarette with steering and mechanical systems.
Up the companionway from the main salon is the wheelhouse. The helm station has engine and navigation instruments arrayed in front of the helm and overhead. There are electrical panels, switching and monitors to port and a pair of E-series Raymarine GPS plotter/depth sounder/multi-function displays. Much of the instrumentation is new. There is raised seating along the aft bulkhead of the wheelhouse for comfortable viewing while cruising.
Aft of the wheelhouse is the aft deck lounge which is under an extended hardtop but the sides and aft windows can be opened. The side decks are accessed through weather doors and provide secure walk around with high side and bow rails. The fore-deck includes upholstered lounge seats with storage lockers beneath.
An elegant, comfortable and thoroughly modern classic vessel!
Dinette to starboard with upholstered settee.
Frigidaire full size stainless steel 4 burner stove with oven.
Frigidaire Professional Series overhead-mounted stainless steel microwave oven and stove vent.
Fisher and Paykel stainless steel refrigerator/freezer.
Corian counters with double stainless steel sinks with pressurized hot/cold water system.
Cupboards and drawers for cutlery, dishes, pots and pans and pantry storage.
12 and 24 volt DC Ship's service electrical systems with master selector switches, master breakers and tabulated and fused distribution panels.
4 X Lifeline GPL-8DL 8D AGM deep cycle batteries for the 12 volt DC system. 2 batteries located in lazarette and 2 batteries located under floor in galley area. 12 volt DC panel set up with voltmeter, ammeter and battery test switch for three battery banks.
Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/25-3 automatic battery charger.
2 X Lifeline GPL-8DL 8D AGM deep cycle batteries for the 24 volt DC system. Selector switch, engine charger circuit breaker, master fuse and Mastervolt Mass Combi 24/4000-100 sine wave inverter/battery charger. 24 volt DC panel set up with voltmeter, ammeter and battery test switch for three battery banks.
4 X LifelineGPL-8DL 8D AGM batteries for the 24 volt engine starting with Blue Seas battery switches for main engines.
Professional Mariner 2-130-3 multi-battery isolator.
Mastervolt Chargemaster 24/60-3 automatic battery charger.
Balmar alternators on main engines with Balmar Max Charge MC-624 Deluxe Multi-stage 24 volt regulators.
120/240 volt AC X 50 amp power system with dockside cords and inlet fittings on port and starboard sides. Master panel with input selector for Panel A and Panel B. AC panel equipped with voltmeter, three ammeters and breaker switches for distribution.
120 volt AC service panel with 30 amp main breaker, voltmeter, ammeter, reversed polarity and normal indicating lights and circuit breaker switches for distribution.
120 volt AV/60 HZ source selector with circuit breaker for the inverter, by-pass, with reversed polarity and normal indicating lights.
240 volt AC service panel.
Danforth Chargicator - Percent of Charge indicator.
Mastervolt inverter/charger control.
Onan 13.5 kw generator, 4 cylinder Cummins engine, FWC, sound shield, isolation mount, new exhaust system. New 2020. Digital remote control panel in wheelhouse. (Owner reports he runs the generator for 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours late afternoon to maintain the battery systems completely while running two refrigerator systems full time plus whatever other ship systems required. The new generator is virtually silent and almost completely vibration free.)
2 X Raymarine E120 Radar/gps plotter/depth sounder/camera displays.
4 kw open array radar antenna.
Kahlenberg 4 trumpet pneumatic horn.
KVH Tracvision satellite TV system. Antenna mounted on aluminum mast on pilothouse roof along with other antennas.
Decca 8" magnetic steering compass.
Engine instrumentation includes tachometers, oil pressure gauges, temperature gauges, water pressure gauges and voltmeters.
VDO audible engine alarms.
Fireboy engine room fire extinguishing and engine shut-down system.
2 X Rayline searchlights with remote controls at helm.
Hydraulic steering with 34" stainless steel steering wheel.
Rudder angle indicator.
Simrad Robertson AP22 autopilot system with wired remote control.
Furuno FCV667 colour video depth sounder.
2 X Raymarine depth sounders.
Raymarine wind speed and wind direction indicator.
2 X Icom IC-M604 VHF radios with DSC capability.
Capac model 50030 cathodic protection system.
Mastervolt BTM-III battery monitor system.
Twin Caterpillar 3406, 6 cylinder in-line, FWC, fuel-injected, turbo-charged, inter-cooled diesel engines rated at 540 hp @ 2100 rpm.
ZF Type IRM350PL marine transmission with a 2.077:1 reduction gear.
2 1/2" propeller shafts - 2 piece shafts with couplers. All new equipment at refit in 2014/15.
24 volt DC engine starting and 24 volt alternators.
Caterpillar 1R-0716 oil filters, Caterpillar 1R-0749 fuel filters, heat exchangers and gauge package including oil pressure, water temperature and fuel pressure. Gauges in engine room and at helm.
Racor 751000 Max fuel/water separators for each main engine.
Sea water intake strainers.
Engine alarms at helm.
Murphy level switch for main engine anti-freeze reservoirs.
2 X Dayton 1/2 hp 120 VAC electric air conditioning cooling water pumps.
Raw water inlet strainer for air conditioning cooling pumps.
6 X air conditioning compressors ranging from 12,000 BTU to 24,000 BTU capacity.
Fireboy CG2-1000-FE 241 engine room fire extinguishing system.
Fuel manifold for diesel fuel system.
Simmonds Precision Levelometer level indicators for fuel tanks.
120 VAC machinery space vent fan.
25 hp Side Power bow thruster - new installation in 2015.
26" X 20 1/2" stainless steel rudders with 2 1/2" stainless steel rudder stocks.
6' X 11 1/2" stainless steel trim tabs with twin hydraulic rams on each tab.
Full width custom teak swim platform with aluminum rub rail, hinged stainless steel cleats. 4 step ladder from swim platform to aft deck.
Aft docking lights mounted in upper transom both sides.
Aluminum bow rail and teak clad upper rail with stainless steel stanchions down perimeter of forward and side decks. Lower tier of vinyl coated stainless steel wire. Opening boarding access points at pilothouse.
Par 34600-0010 24 volt DC electric bilge pump for forward bilges with automatic and manual switch and 3 way pick-up valve.
2 X Rule 2000 bilge pumps with automatic and manual switch for midship area bilges.
Rule 2000 bilge pump with automatic and manual switch for lazarette bilge.
West Marine high water alarm with Sure Bail float switch.
Emergency engine driven bilge pump on port engine with suction head and Perko strainer.
Fuel: 1100 US gallons in 3 tanks. All tanks were accessed with the installation of man hatches and were completely tested for integrity after being cleaned.
Water: 400 US gallons in a tank located under galley sole. This tank was installed new during the galley area refit of 2006.
Craftsman 390.251883 - 3/4 hp, 120 volt AC operated fresh water pump.
Hot Water: 30 US gallons in electric hot water tank.
Waste: 80 US gallon Main waste tank - plastic.
40 US gallon forward waste tank - plastic.
1986 13' Boston Whaler with 30 hp Honda electric start/power trim outboard motor. Mounted on brackets on hard-top of wheelhouse.
Electric davit system with wired remote control.
Refurbished and in excellent condition.
70 lb stockless-type anchor with 3/8" diameter chain rode.
Anchor mounted on stainless steel roller through stem and bulwarks.
Maxwell windlass with foredeck foot switches.
Port and starboard hawse pipes.
Anchor washdown system on foredeck. Other fresh water washdown outlets on side decks and aft deck.
The boat was built in 1970/71 and launched in 1971. It was registered as "Independence" for Hollis Baker III of the Baker Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It has lived the majority of it's life in the Great Lakes and was based on Lake Oneida when I purchased the boat.
The boat was unique in that the Cat 3406 engines were installed in 1992, had 2,500 hours on them and are estimated to run well in excess of 12,000 hours in pleasure use prior to overhaul. The boat cruises at 13 knots at 1400 RPM and burns under 20 GPH at that speed. Fuel capacity is 1,100 gallons in three tanks, so we generally fill up at the beginning and again late in the summer. All tanks were accessed during my refit of the boat with the installation of man-hatches. All tanks were completely tested for integrity after being scrubbed. Water capacity is 400 gallons, and is carried in a tank under the galley sole; that tank was replaced in 2006 when the new galley was installed.
The hull was eddy-current inspected prior to my completion of purchase. All of the hull issues, which were in the engine room and keel around the main tank drain plug, were addressed by removal of corroded areas and replacement with new plate. Stabilizers were removed as they were not considered necessary for coastal cruising and the mechanicals used a good deal of space in the engine room; the through-hull ports were welded up.
These were minor repairs and are addressed in one of the engine room invoices sent separately.
My objective in refitting the boat was to eliminate reliability issues by comprehensively upgrading the mechanical, electrical and navigation systems and to refinish the boat to a yacht standard in and out.
Total costs on refit were well in excess of $600,000. You have been provided with the detailed work scope, but in summary, the engines and engine room were $100,000; paint and wood were $175,000; the swim platform alone was $30,000; the new shafts, shaft couplings, props and rudder posts were $40,000; new wiring and panels were $40,000;25 hp Side Power bow thruster was $30,000; electronics were $70,000 including the navigation, communication equipment, internet and TV satellite equipment and mast; batteries and inverter systems were $30,000; interior and carpet were $50,000 over three years; the Whaler restoration and engine were $20,000, and there I stopped keeping track.
The generator is a 13.5 kw Onan. For Pacific Northwest cruising my intention was to have the boat able to run and sit without generator input. It has smart charging and oversized alternator input to enable running without the generator. With the new (2020) generator we run four hours in the morning and four hours late afternoon to maintain the battery banks for overnight at anchor.
The Mastervolt systems are oversized for the boat; one is dedicated to the house bank and one is dedicated to the anchor winch/thruster bank. The system is about as close to bulletproof as can be installed. This was all designed and installed with new wiring end to end; the old systems were completely eliminated.
Paul Shield, Jim Gladstone, Al Hicks
400-1681 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 4M6