Wendella orders excursion boat from Burger Boats

Written by Marine Log Staff
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Artist's concept of the new excursion boat for Wendella Sightseeing

JULY 29, 2014—Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, WI, recently signed a contract to build of an 89 ft excursion vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, IL.

Styled after other vessels in Wendella’s fleet, this vessel will be used for their signature Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events.
The 89 ft  x 30 ft steel passenger vessel provides an enclosed, climate controlled main deck cabin where guests will find a striking black granite bar and room for socializing. The upper deck provides ample space for guests to mingle and enjoy extraordinary views of Chicago. Capable of accommodating 150-275 guests, the vessel will be a valued addition to the Wendella fleet.

This new Subchapter K passenger vessel, designed by Timothy Graul Marine Design, will be built at Burger’s shipyard in Manitowoc.

With a top speed of 10 knots, the passenger vessel will have two Scania DI13 080M Tier III main engines, with two Northern Lights generators for auxiliary power.

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