"Lady Katie" is one of the classic Sparkman and Stephens designs produced by Burger between 1961 and 1977. She is easily driven by her twin 8V71N GM diesels and performs well at displacement speeds but also has the capability of getting up and running at 14-15 knots. A fine entry and flared bow give her smooth and dry operation in most sea conditions and fully updated Quantum stabilizers make the ride comfortable in a beam sea.
Some years ago "Lady Katie" was refit to modern day specs by a former owner with long experience in the Burger tradition. Her current owner has provided superb care and maintenance and has her looking fantastic. "Lady Katie" is ready to go!
Listing broker: Eric Horst May be reached on cell # 410-212-5264
Number of single berths: 2
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 3
"Lady Katie" sleeps 6 in 3 double staterooms. Interior finish and joinery are the original 1968 "sliced white oak" lovingly refinished and maintained since new. Updates and additions have been executed brilliantly to match perfectly.
Main saloon is below forward. The entertainment center, television, stereo equipment, and drawer storage are built into the aft bulkhead of the saloon. Saloon furnishings include a sofa, two upholstered chairs, cocktail table, free standing cabinet and matching end tables.
All new flat screen TV's
Onkyo audio receiver
Onkyo disc changer
RCA Tracvision digital satellite system
Seatel Satellite Television with three receivers to all TV's
Onkyo Generation 3 receiver, AM/FM stereo
Her owner's stateroom is fully aft but separated from the transom by a working lazarette for access to steering gear, engine starting batteries, and substantial storage. Access to the lazarette is from the aft deck salon by way of a large deck hatch and ladder down.
The master stateroom is full width with ensuite head and shower. The king sized berth is athwartships to port with built-in bureau opposite to starboard. Full length hanging closet is across the stern with access to the lazarette escape hatch through a watertight door inside the closet.
There are opening ports to port and starboard and a flat screen television.
Forward to port from the master is the twin berth guest stateroom with bureau between the berths and a hanging closet. Across the hall from the stateroom is the guest head and stall shower.
Forward from the galley is the third stateroom, suitable for either guests or crew. There are upper and lower berths to port with head and shower opposite. All the way forward is a hanging closet with watertight door access to the chain locker.
The forward cabin can be accessed from the foredeck by way of a deck hatch with steps up to it from the cabin. The hatch has a translucent panel for light introduction, and an insect screen.
Galley and Dinette
Forward and down several steps from the saloon is the galley and dinette area. The galley is to port with plenty of built-in cabinet storage, Corian countertops and dinette top. The stainless galley sink is undermounted and faces an opening portlight to port. The 2-door stainless refrigerator is aft and a glass topped range forward. The dinette top is surrounded by a U-shaped settee with leatherette upholstery. The galley sole is nautically finished with a cork tile flooring as with the pilothouse and head soles throughout.
The booth dinette, opposite the galley, is classic yachting. The Corian table top matches the galley countertops and is surrounded on three sides by the cushy upholstered settee. There opening ports outboard and upgraded halogen lighting overhead. Drawers are built-in beneath the end settees and also conveniently on the underside of the table for flatware. A surround of natural finished woodwork and custom pillows adds to the ambience.
It is often said the classic Burger Cruiser was designed to carry its aft deck from one yachting venue to another as this is the most popular area of the vessel.
Surrounded by windows all around. To port and starboard are sliding glass windows from the weather rail to the headliner. Varnished teak, windowed wing doors forward give access to the side decks while across the stern are removable Isinglass curtains again from weather rail to headliner. The aft deck is teak planked as are the side and foredecks. A lazarette hatch aft provides access to steering gear, engine starting batteries, trim tab components, and spare props. The aft salon can optionally be air conditioned with two, teak enclosed, free standing units which double as serving tables. The Corian topped teak wet bar forward, equipped with a concealed washer/dryer, sink, and storage add to the elegance of this area. New headliner and lighting, and an array of comfortable Rattan style furnishings make this one of the nicest lounging decks afloat.
Midship on the main deck the pilothouse is fully enclosed but has large windows for full, 360 degree visibility. The beautifully finished ash woodwork is a precursor to the matching woodwork below. The centered helm faces a modern array of engine controls and navigational electronics, overhead and set into the helm console. The center windscreen forward can be opened as can the port and starboard windows for natural ventilation or the pilothouse is fully air conditioned. Along the aft bulkhead is a red leather upholstered bench with chart drawers beneath. There is a footrest which slides out just above the chart drawers and the wide bench seat has sufficient room for 3-4 people. This is a favorite gathering spot while underway and can also serves as a pilot berth for passage making.
There is a sliding window behind the helm bench seat which opens to the aft salon. The windowed doorway to the aft deck salon flanks the bench seat slightly offset to starboard.
Electronics and navigation equipment
Furuno Navnet 1943 10.4 Color Radar ARPA chart plotter/depth sounder (2002/03)
The teak decks lead forward to the foredeck with its wide, cushioned seating area. New Ideal anchor windlass with 250 feet of ½" chain and 75 lb CQR anchor. Surrounding the vessel is the exquisite Burger signature rounded varnished teak cap rail complemented by graceful teak hand rails, stainless bow rail, teak molding trim around the house and hardtop. Atop the hardtop is a 13' Novurania 360 with 40 hp Honda 4-stroke motor, overhauled 2011, a Marquipt electric davit, searchlight, horns, mast with antennae of the electronics, antennae for satellite communications and satellite television.
Avon 8-person life raft (2003)
Swim platform and ladder
Anchors and rodes, two Danforth 35 HT
Foredeck anchor davit
Marquipt Tide Rise boarding stair
Fenders and line
Life vests, distress flares, first aid set
New exterior covers
Engine and Mechanical Details
The Engine Room is beneath the main salon and enclosed by two watertight bulkheads. Access is through the watertight doorway from the galley and also, for major access, three removable deck hatches built into the salon floor. Although not a full stand-up engine room, there is excellent access to all equipment between, outboard, and fore and aft of the engines. Engine room lighting is both AC and DC, with full sized florescent lighting overhead. Engines, including generator, transmissions, and oil are fresh water cooled.
Allison M20 marine gears; 2:1 ratio
Quantum stabilizers (2003) Complete refurbishing of stabilizer system (2011)
Ideal vertical windlass and 75.C.Q.R. anchor (2003)
Marquipt 8 davit, 800 lb lifting capacity (2003)
Seacocks replaced or serviced throughout
Two spare propellers
New shafts and muff couplings (2003)New cutlass bearings (2011)
Dripless Tides Marine shaft seals (2003)
Three automatic bilge pumps
Electric bilge pump is 3750 gph Rule 2000 in engine room
32 v DC primary pump manifold to forward bilge and engine room
1/2 hp 32 v bilge pump manifolded to all compartments
New bilge alarm system
High capacity ventilation blower
Engine alarm system
Sea Recovery 800 gals per day watermaker
Sea Land fresh water heads
Head Hunter toilet gauges
Oil changing system Oil and filters changed October, 2011
Fuel is filtered by an extra Racor and secondary filters
Sound down noise and vibration suppressing system
Fire extinguishing system FE-124 auto manual
Dry chemical hand extinguishers
Two CO2 bottles of fire extinguishers
New electrical panels
1-1/2 hp Craftsman air compressor
Cruisair air conditioning, total 104,000 BTU reverse cycle heat including
aft deck units of 28,000 BTU each
Air conditioning pump rebuilt and the system acid flushed, 2011
All hose replacements called for in 2011 survey replaced
Northern Lights 25 kw genset with Vernalift muffler and "GenSep" for the most quiet exhaust
12 and 32 v DC, 110/220 v AC system
10 ship's batteries with parallel shut-offs and exhaust blower located in aft lazarette
Breaker panels in engine room and pilothouse
Engine room: main panel
Pilothouse: 12 volt panel
Sentry 30 amp chargerAcme transformer 120/240
Crown II B 20 amp converter
All new solid core wiring
Two LaMarche Isolation transformers
Englehard corrosion monitor
LaMarche 20 amp 32 v charger
Newmar 10 amp 12 v charger
Superior electric 50 amp Power Stat voltage control
Shore power cable and selector switch, all new, twin 50 amp foredeck connections
Port and starboard twin updated 50 amp inlets
Side running lights
New exterior deck lighting
Carlysle Finch 15" searchlight-2.8 million candle power
Capac hull monitoring system
New port and starboard telephone and cable TV connections
Electrically welded aluminum alloy 5806; 52 frames, 3' x ¼" on 15" centers, doubled and triples in highest areas of stress. Floors 5/16", plating ¼", heavier in areas of highest stress. Four watertight bulkheads create five watertight compartments: forepeak/chain locker; crew quarters/galley; engine room; aft staterooms; lazarette. Double bottom at fuel and water tank areas. Decks are solid laid teak (2002) over aluminum plate.
Audio gauge testing in 2011 indicated the hull is sound and superb condition.
"Lady Katie" has enjoyed excellent stewardship with a series of knowledgeable owners. Most recently she has been surveyed with near perfect results. Engine room hoses were replaced per recommendations. Additionally, the Quantum stabilizers were fully serviced at considerable expense and the air conditioning system thoroughly serviced. All interior spaces redecorated, new fabrics, bed covers and upholstery, 2010 - 2013.
Her paint and varnish (Spring 2013) are in beautiful condition.
"Lady Katie" is likely the very best of the Sparkman and Stephens designed Burgers on the market. She is reasonably priced and seriously FOR SALE.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.