Burger Boat Company’s SYCARA IV Successful Sea Trial
August 20, 2009—Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A. – SYCARA IV, a classically-styled custom 151’ (46m) Fantail Motor Yacht, underwent an extensive sea trial on Lake Michigan where all systems were thoroughly tested. Her owners, being particularly concerned about the environment, wanted this yacht to have low fuel consumption and a small wake that would not cause damage to the shoreline. The sea trials confirmed that while cruising effortlessly at 12 ½ knots with a very small wake SYCARA IV burned only 27 gallons per hour, generator included.
SYCARA IV represents Burger’s continued commitment to designing and building custom yachts that meet their owner’s specific requirements and desires. Styled after the classic yachts of the 1920’s, SYCARA IV brings together the design talents of Naval Architect Bruce King who developed her hull lines and acclaimed Yacht Designer Ken Freivokh who worked with the owner and led the Burger Design Team to develop the interior and exterior designs. The team incorporated the intricate, period-appropriate details that were fabricated by Burger’s skilled craftspeople. As a result, SYCARA IV is sure to recapture the splendor, grace and romance of the golden years of yachting.
After her final fit-out SYCARA IV will travel to her owner’s home port and then on to the 2009 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show for her world debut.
Burger Boat Company designs and builds custom yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, ranging in sizes to 200' (60m). Since 1863 Burger has been recognized internationally for design, quality construction, seaworthiness, reliability and is the most respected custom yacht builder in America.