Burger Boat, Seaton develop new design for Ice Class Expedition
Plans have been recently announced for the development of a new design for an Ice-classed Expedition Yacht. The work is being done between Burger Boat and Seaton Yachts. Burger Boat were chosen to build the new Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three to ICE CLASS 1D standards at Burger’s shipyard in Manitowoc, WI, USA.
Jim Ruffolo, President of Burger Boat Company said, “This is an exceptional design and we are very excited to be the builder of choice. It is a natural fit for Burger and we look forward to building this extraordinary yacht.” John Clayman, President of Seaton Yachts said, “We are very excited about this project and look forward to working with Burger to build this yacht at America’s premier shipyard.”
The Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three yacht is designed as a tri-deck expedition yacht and will be elegantly finished with a surprisingly generous amount of living space. Designed to be operated and maintained solely by the owner, the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three offers self-contained crew quarters for owners choosing to have crew.
The new yacht gives the new owner the comfort in knowing that he/she has a vessel that is robust and ready for ocean travel. Many large-ship features have been incorporated into the design. On the main deck, she will feature full walk-around side decks and high, solid bulwarks, providing on-deck protection and security in any sea conditions. Watertight exterior doors, heavy-duty windows, and big-ship features such as automatic tank vent closures are all part of a motor vessel designed for ocean travel. She is designed and built for extended life aboard at sea, at anchor or dockside.
The Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three is designed for unlimited ocean service, with the range to cross any ocean at 10 to 12 knots. Commercially-rated diesel engines provide redundancy and safety for extended cruising in remote areas. With twin engines, bow and stern thrusters, and hydraulic mooring capstans, the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three is an exceptionally seaworthy, long range yacht that is easy to maneuver.
The foredeck houses a large primary tender and a small flotilla of waterborne toys and shore-going necessities such as motorbikes. All can be launched from either side using the high-capacity hydraulic fore-deck crane. The Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three will undergo extended sea trials prior to delivery, along with comprehensive training for the owners regarding operation of the ship and her systems. When delivered, the yacht will be “bring your toothbrush—complete” and ready to go cruising.
For more information:
Burger Boat Company
1811 Spring St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220