Burger Boats launches Wendella passenger vessel

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JUNE 3, 2015 — Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, WI, recently launched the 89 ft steel passenger vessel Lucia for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Inc, Chicago IL.

Lucia, built to a design by Timothy Graul Marine Design of Sturgeon Bay, WI, was launched into the Manitowoc River with her owners, the Burger staff and the Manitowoc community in attendance.

The 340 passenger capacity Lucia is styled after other vessels in Wendella’s fleet and will be used for its signature Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events.

The vessel features 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 views of Chicago’s magnificent skyline.

Certified USCG Subchapter K, Lucia is powered by two Caterpillar C12 main engines and has two Northern Lights generators.

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