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|Burger Boat | 46.02M | "NADAN" -ex. "Sycara IV"- | 2009 |

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  1. Yacht News

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    Logging on from the lobby at the Best Western in Manitowoc. It's about 6:00 AM and I'm on my 2nd cup of go-juice. Manitowoc has a rich history in shipbuilding and Burger is a big part of it. A lot of things were built by Burger around here, most notably... an economy. Burger is one of the largest employers in the area, along with Manitowoc Crane. This has provided generations of skilled welders in the area.

    Meeting with Ron Cleveringa, Burger's Marketing Director, this morning for a tour of YF's mascot. Will post pictures of Manitowoc and maybe a few details shots of Sycara when I get back to S. FL.

    Carl
  3. SeaEric

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    Matter of fact, a lot of things were built by Burger here

    In the late 1970's, a friend of mine kept his 52' Chris Connie in Ft Lauderdale at a home on Royal Plaza Dr. The homeowner was a friend (investor?) of Burger. His home had a magnificent set of aluminum gates on the driveway, he said were built for him by Burger.
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    Att No Bars?

    Typical for that Area. PM me your cell number (I have Misplaced it) and when you are heading back to Milwaukee.
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    Hi all,

    It's about 10:00 PM and I just boarded an airship out of Atlanta. Next waypoint is Palm Beach. I'm returning to write about a resurrection. The dawn of a new era in old world craftsmanship. Sycara is a perfectly executed statement that instills a sense of wonder... and accomplishment.

    The official running shots, taken by Neil, were released to the media today. I'll post the Press Release in the morning and add a couple of detail shots to this thread, but I would like to wait until we finish our editorial before presenting Sycara.

    Have to turn off electric devices according to the air waitress. Night all!
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    Its so nice to see the old folk get out and about. :D (Sorry Carl).

    This is one project I really look forward to seeing. Burger has been through some rough times over the years but this one makes a statement of intent for the future.

    I cannot wait to see the pics.
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    On the day I toured Sycara, she was mostly covered in plastic wrap and blue tape as two-dozen technicians finalized last minute tweaks. She is scheduled for final delivery in the next few days. The interior pics I took don't show her in the best light. Actually, I had NO light for most of the shots, but they are good enough to jog my memory for editorial. For now, I'm posting a few exterior shots.

    Neil hasn't finished shooting the boat. The fly deck pictures will be taken next week. After that, I should have the full image suite. Still have a couple of weeks of writing before going live.

    Here's a shot of the Wheelhouse...

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    Just about every piece of wood on Sycara is carved from a 5 axis router. The fit and finish of Burger's interior's are legendary, but computer aided design and production has taken this to a higher level. Although these routers could carve ornate / decorative items such as this bow scroll, the programming time is probably not cost effective. The bow scroll is one of the few things done the old fashioned way on Sycara...

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    I hope to know when she's coming down the Hudson. :D
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    One of the drawbacks to a fantail is the inability to dock stern-in, euro style. The engineers at Burger solved this problem with a drop away transom and a Nautical Structures retractable gangplank...

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    Not all the wood on Sycara is real. For example, this mast was 'carved from carbon' sorta speak, then given a wood faux finish...

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    The interior is even more spectacular than the exterior, which for me, was hard to believe. Burger has done a remarkable job of making a classic interior look current. The helm, in contrast to the era-specific interior, is up-to-date...

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    Sat Domes

    Looking at your running shots, a question came to mind about the sat domes. They seem to be very low and somewhat obstructed by the runabout and the big crane. Are they mounted on telescoping masts that can be raised when needed?
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    All I can say is that this boat is fantastic! Even though i'm young and never experienced classic cruisers of the 20s and 30s some have survived like the "Haida G" and "Talitha" and since then a few new ones have been purpose built like the Proteksan & Turquoise "Anatolia" and of course Yantai Raffles Corsair "Nero". It is boats like these that really suck me into liking those of the classic fashion because I never liked them at first. Now "Sycara IV" has taken it to another level!!! Lovely work Carl!

    A side question does she have anything to do with "Sycara V" by Nobiskrug?
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    [QUOTE='roundthehorn]Looking at your running shots, a question came to mind about the sat domes. They seem to be very low and somewhat obstructed by the runabout and the big crane. Are they mounted on telescoping masts that can be raised when needed?[/QUOTE]

    Good eye and a good question! Here's a close up of the pedestal, but I don't think it reveals any answers. I'll ask the yard next week.

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    Thanks for the close up. And you're right. It doesn't seem to show anything. I can understand how the owners/designer might not want to ruin the classic lines with too many modern structures. Radar is a necessity, sat comm is more of a luxury.

    And the transom gate/passerelle combination is a very elegant solution, too!
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    Incredible shots! I can't wait to see more photos of this beautiful yacht.

    Burger have truely been on a roll lately, with Mirgab V (which is on the market as we speak), Ingot, and Sycara. All incredible yachts and amazing attention to detail.
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    Done it again

    Oceanfast, that brings back memories. I was invoved in the owners three previous yachs, and each styling and interiors seemed to be better than the previous, being Bannenberg / Sorgiovanni design, SYCARA III I felt was the best. However the few shots I have seen of SYCARA IV it looks like the owners has done it again. Cant wait to see the interior shots.