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Burger Launches 60′ Research Vessel COREGONUS

April 8, 2011—Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA—Burger Boat Company launches the R/V COREGONUS, a 60’ Research Vessel for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

R/V COREGONUS is replacing the R/V Barney Devine, a steel Fishing Tug built by Burger in 1937.

SeaCraft Design in Sturgeon Bay, WI designed the R/V COREGONUS for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to meet the demanding requirements of the department. The construction of the R/V COREGONUS utilized advanced design and construction methods that will allow her to be used in all but the most extreme sea conditions. An onboard laboratory, gill net fishing equipment, trawl net reel, folding dive platform, crane, hydro-acoustic gear and power provided by twin Caterpillar C12 diesel engines makes the R/V COREGONUS a versatile research vessel. In addition, the pilothouse windshield and open aft deck are heated to prevent icing during winter operations. For additional information, including construction videos, click here.


The R/V COREGONUS will be delivered to the Fisheries Department following sea trials. Burger, established in 1863, has a long tradition of designing and building a diverse range of vessels including custom pleasure yachts and commercial vessels such as fishing boats, passenger vessels, tugs, push boats, ferries, mine sweepers, and sub chasers.