"Mirgab V"Burger Goes BIG! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy So personal, like choosing the soubriquet for a beloved pet, is naming a yacht. Whether intentionally or no, the result artfully tells something about the owner, something cherished, perhaps; some hidden dream, or personality quirk, even something outlandish, for some. And so it was with Mirgab, Burger’s new 144’ magic charm. Built in America’s Midwest at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, she traveled halfway around the world to arrive near the place that fondly whispered her name, Mirgab: in Arabic, “a breathtaking view from high on a hill”. Breathtaking – so apt an adjective for this lovely, aluminum-built tri-deck yacht – tells only a part of her story. The owners, the Kuwaiti family of Mohammad Ashaya, who manage more than 1,000 retail shops, thanked Burger with a fireworks display. As this largest aluminum yacht in Burger’s 143 year history was launched, they saw 1200 onlookers cheering. They had not picked Burger at random, but after an intensive search for builders with long time integrity and outstanding traditions.