JULY 29, 2014 — Burger Boat Company is to build an 89 ft (27m) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, IL. Styled after other vessels in the company's fleet, it will be used for Wendella's signature Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events.
Designed by Timothy Graul Marine Design, the vessel will be built at Burger's Manitowoc, WI, shipyard and will be powered by twin Scania DI13 080M Tier III main engines. It will have twoNorthern Lights generators.
The vessel will be capable of accommodating 150-275 guests, and will have an enclosed, climate controlled main deck cabin where guests will find a striking black granite bar and room for socializing.
Length, OA 89' 09" (27.6 m)
Beam: 30' 00" (9.1 m)
Draft (full load): 5' 06'' (1.7 m)
Displacement (light ship): 129 LT (131.1 mt)
Displacement (full load): 165 LT (167.6 mt)
Maximum Speed: 10 Knots
Type: Displacement Monohull
Hull and Superstructure Material: Steel
Classification: USCG 46 CFR, Subchapter K