81' Burger 1966



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81' Burger 1966 AURORE


AURORE is a very attractive houseboat style Burger motor yacht, designed by Weston Farmer of Trumpy yacht fame, which was originally built for the Ford Motorcar family. In 2008 this Burger enjoyed an extremely comprehensive refit. This yacht was brought to better than new condition with an extension, new bottom, new engines, generators, bow thruster, plumbing, wiring, A/C, systems, and much much more. The results are stunning. Through current ownership, she is better than ever.





Cruise Speed:

13 KTS

Max Speed:

18 KTS

Range NMI:



19' 9"

Engine Details:

Caterpillar C-15

Engine 1:

2346.00 HRS 850.00 HP

Engine 2:

2346.00 HRS 850.00 HP

Engine Fuel:


Fuel Capacity:

1800 GAL

Water Capacity:



AURORE is a very attractive houseboat style Burger motor yacht, designed by Weston Farmer of Trumpy yacht fame, which was originally built for the Ford Motorcar family. In 2008 this Burger enjoyed an extremely comprehensive refit. This yacht was brought to better than new condition with an extension, new bottom, new engines, generators, bow thruster, plumbing, wiring, A/C, systems, and much much more. The results are stunning. Through current ownership, she is better than ever.

  • Generous seating on six lounge chairs
  • Marquipt 1500 crane (2012)
  • 16’ Zodiac RIB with custom chocks
  • (2) Zodiac six person life rafts
  • Hydraulic mast with remote lowering/raising
  • Dry stack for storage

  • 2 deck boxes 
  • 1 hatch leading to crew cabin 
  • Fresh water wash down 
  • Ginpole receiver 
  • Teak Decking throughout 
  • Stainless steel Bruce Plow anchor 
  • Port and starboard lockers aft of seating 
  • 2 life rings 
  • There are port side boarding gates forward, mid ship, and aft
  • Upgraded Ideal windlass model V6CS (new 2013)

  • Furuno TZ Touch BB MFD w/19" Furuno (Hatteland) Touch Screen
  • Furuno TZ Touch2 15" MFD
  • Furuno F1-70 Display 
  • Furuno DRS4D Open Array Radar
  • Furuno DFF1 Network Sounder
  • Airmar Triducer
  • Furuno GPS330B
  • Airmar 220WX Weather Station/ GPS
  • Furuno BBWX3 SIRIUS Satellite Receiver
  • Robertson R135 mk2 Rudder Angle indicator 
  • Robertson AP35 Autopilot 
  • Wesmar CPS 1000 Gyro Control Head for stabilizers 
  • Stewart Warner gauges 
  • Panish controls with trolling valves 
  • (2) Standard Horizon PS 1000 VHF RAM Mic 
  • Caterpillar gauge package ECM in custom pullout drawer 
  • Bypass valve controls 
  • (Non) CAT synchronizer switches 
  • Chelsea US Navy Clock
  • Meal light switch 
  • Owner absence light switch  
  • (3) Windshield wipers with irrigation 
  • Hydraulic Mast control switch 
  • LP gas switch with {2} 30lb gal tanks 
  • Kahlenberg horn with M511 – C/D remote control (new 2012)
  • ACR RCL-1000 spot light 
  • Access to boat deck via ladder on port side 
  • Wesmar Bow thruster, electric 48 volt with charger and 4 AGM batteries
  • 2 sliding doors into Pilothouse with screens 
  • Seating behind wheel with 6 drawer storage underneath. Pullout footrest with cork flooring and 4 storage drawers underneath 
  • 6 drawer storage on port side
  • Rouge Wave Ethernet Bridge (new 2012)
  • Cradlepoint Router (new 2012)
  • WIRENG Cell data antenna 

  • 4 burner LP Wolf stove with griddle, hood fan
  • Roll down window in galley 
  • Sliding door entrance 
  • Double well sink 
  • Outlets throughout 
  • Amana refrigerator / freezer over and under
  • Xantex Propane control (2015)

  • (4) Roll up/down windows with wooden blinds
  • Dining table forward with six chairs
  • Comfortable furnishings
  • A/V entertainment
  • Aft screen door
  • Stairway access to the owner and guest staterooms

  • Sizable aft deck for relaxing and entertaining
  • Port and starboard wing doors for side deck access
  • Wet bar and storage
  • KitchenAid ice maker 
  • Lighting
  • Hatch access to lazarette
  • Gate to swim platform
  • Teak chairs, table and aft bench full width

  • Platform deck finished in teak
  • This extension carries an integral extra 800 gallons of water
  • Dinghy cleats

  • Access from the pilothouse
  • 2 Crew berths over and under on starboard side
  • Ample drawers for storage, hanging closet forward. 5 more large drawers on port side
  • Just aft of the over and under bunks is the larger Captain’s cabin with berth, hanging locker, and drawer storage underneath
  • Emergency access through hatch in deck
  • 2 port lights with blackouts and louvered shutters 
  • 2 port lights with louvered shutters 
  • A head, shower, and sink is adjacent 
  • The crew mess has a large u-shaped seating with matte varnish teak table
  • Sony 19" Flat screen TV with SAT and DVD 
  • Subzero refrigerator 
  • Splendide Combomatic washer & dryer 5200I 
  • Deep freezer, large walk in, dry goods storage room
  • Access to the engine room

  • Access from aft end of crew area
  • 24 110, 220, volt electrical panel
  • 2 Acme isolation transformers 
  • Electronics battery bank with xantrex charger 
  • 2 Generator batteries with parallel switches and 1 Navigation battery  
  • 2 Northern Light 20kw generators with sound shields with center Cantek exhaust gas water separators 
  • 8 Cruise Air compressors on port side 
  • All air conditioning and air compressors are concealed in custom boxes 
  • Work bench with vice and storage on starboard side
  • New port side work bench 
  • 900 gallons per day Sea Recovery Aqua Matic water maker 
  • (2) Caterpillar C15 Acert 850hp 
  • (2) Racor filters per engine, (1) per generator 
  • Pura ultraviolet water purification system 
  • Charles industries 60 amp charger for (2) (each side) AGM batteries
  • PSS dripless shaft seals (2015)
  • Head Hunter remote tank gauges 
  • (2014) Craftsman custom tool chest
  • ARID Bilge Vac System (2018)
  • ECOMAR 6 Sewage Treatment System (2018)

  • Access through a stairway in the main salon
  • Both guest staterooms have two twin berths and ample storage
  • One guest stateroom head is ensuite with a companionway door as well for day head use
  • The “Oak Room” guest stateroom is beautifully finished with ensuite head and shower
  • The companionway to the owner’s stateroom has four closets for linens and storage

  • Access through a stairway in the main salon
  • Single berth to starboard
  • Double berth to port
  • Ensuite head and shower
  • Walk in closet
  • Hanging locker, vanity, dresser, mirror
  • Television

 Main EngineCaterpillar C-15 Acerts, 850hp each Engine Hours 2,346 3/19
 Speed13/18 knots Propeller Shaft3"

 Generators(2) Northern Lights 20kw in Sound Shields (9,450 port & 9,421 stbd hours) 3/19 Shore Power(2) 50 Amp

 Steering SystemCable Steering with Whitlock Drive Unit for Robertson Autopilot Bow ThrusterWesmar Fuel Filters Racor Fire/Anchor Wash Pump Wash down fore and aft Bilge Pump (2) 24v Automatic with Alarms Emergency Bilge Pump (1) 110v 2hp Emergency Bilge Pump Waste Pump Macerator and Deck Pump Out Air Conditioning Cruise Air Heating Reverse Cycle Water Makers Sea Recovery

 Televisions40" Samsung with Sonos Soundbar and Sub (2018) SatelliteKVH Tracvision M5, New Dome/Antenna 2013 EntertainmentApple TV, Satellite TV, Sonos Connect Amp (2018), (4) built in MBH speakers, (2) in Lounge, (2) on Aft Deck InternetRogue Wave Ethernet Bridge, Cradle Point Router

 Navigation SoftwareFuruno 19" TZBB & 15" TZT2
 Magnetic CompassRitchie 7.5" Reconditioned, Swung 2016 RadarsFuruno DRS4D GPSFuruno 330B and Airmar 220WX Sailing InstrumentsAirmar Wind and (2) Furuno Depth Stabilizers
(New) WeatherWesmar CPS 1000 Gyro Control Head
Furuno Sirius Weather BBWX3

 Ship's Tender16' Zodiac RIB Outboard Engine50hp Yamaha

 Safety (2) Zodiac Six Person Coastal Life Rafts, ACR 406 EPIRB w/Hydro release Fire Fighting(2) 75lb CO2 Fixed, (3) Dry Chem. Hand (5) COs Hand, (1) Halotron hand

  • New Boat Deck paint 2013/2018 
  • New Hull paint 2014
  • New Bulwarks paint 2015
  • New Topside paint 2017/2018

Upper Deck:

  • Marquipt 1500lb Tenderlift 180
  • Upper Deck Reinforced to accept crane 
  • (Hydraulic pack located in Engineering)
  • Upper Deck re-faired and painted, new nonskid
  • New Chocks/anchoring system for RIB and (2) Jet skis on upper deck 
  • Mast reworked/blasted/painted
  • New Airmar PB200 masthead sensor
  • New Furuno PB200 GPS antenna
  • New Lopo LED masthead steaming/anchor light (new Lopo stern light located abaft KVH dome)
  • New Rogue Wave Wi-Fi Antenna (Ethernet Bridge) 
  • (2) Zodiac 6 person Coastal Hard Pack rafts on Cradles
  • ACR 406 EPIRB in Clamshell

    2015/2016 Inside Heated Winter Works:
  • Fresh bottom paint including new barrier coat
  • Fresh house paint in Awlcraft aft of wheelhouse doors, Awlgrip forward
  • New forward facing wheelhouse glass
  • New coverings for bench seat forward of wheelhouse
  • Full machinery services
  • Water filtration service
  • All new mattresses in crew area
  • Complete swim platform and ladder R&R
  • Port guest stateroom wall coverings and new head
  • Wheelhouse 1966 Chelsea 9" Navy Clock, fully reconditioned
  • Existing binnacle 7.5" reconditioned Ritchie Navy Compass was swung with Deviation Card
  • HVAC R&R
  • Wheelhouse electronics upgraded to twin independent glass panel systems with dizzying amount of functions: 19" Furuno TZTBB, 15" Furuno TZT2, Furuno Ultra High Definition DRS4D Radar, Furuno 330B GPS, Furuno DFFI Network Sounder, Furuno FI-70 Display, Airmar 220 WX, Furuno/Sirius Weather BBWX3, Pepwave Router, Mac Mini pre-wire (only) for Nav and A/V.


  • New (upgraded) Ideal Anchor Windlass model V6CS
  • Anchor roller improved launch system
  • Anchor Chain extended to 3 shots G-4 high test 
  • New flush deck freshwater wash-down fitting at windlass
  • New Paint Bulwarks (from bow to wing doors at aft deck)

  • New Kahlenberg M511 Horn Control (Kahlenberg compressor and tank in Engineering)
  • New Cradlepoint router (manages Rogue Wave and other hotspots for onboard coverage)
  • New Zip System overhead (Allows for access to wire runs etc. without destruction. Also in Lounge)

  • New Bosch Dishwasher SHE3AR75U C/07
  • New Fireboy/Xantex S-2A Propane Fume Detector with Solenoid Valve Control
  • New Lounge Wallpaper (extending down companionway to Guest Cabins)
  • New Zip System installed overhead (allows for non-destructive access to wiring and upper deck skin)

  • New PSS Dripless Shaft Seals P&S
  • New 24v House Battery Bank (4 AGM)
  • New 220v Panel
  • New Gauge Panels P&S Generators
  • New Sea Recovery Aquamatic 900-1 Control Unit (upgrade)
  • New 220v House Freshwater Pump (upgrade)
  • New Pentek Big Blue 2x water filtration with GAC and sediment filters
  • New Pentek Shore side filter/chlorine elimination
  • Extensive service/proactive maintenance P&S Gensets (records available on board)
  • Extensive service/proactive maintenance P&S Main Engines (records available on board, Includes turbo cartridge replacement P&S ME's as per service bulletin, etc.)

    Guest Cabins:
  • New Oulette Electric Wall Heaters (3) Guest Heads
  • New Head Toilet System all Aft Cabins (Raritan Freedom Atlantes)
  • New Wallpaper Master Cabin head and White Guest Cabin head

    New Paint Rail to Waterline

    Below Waterline:
  • Bottom Soda Blasted and Epoxy Barrier Coated
  • New Wesmar Stabilizer Fins P&S and Deflector Guards P&S 
  • Complete Service Spring 2015 with new seals/bearings/etc.
  • New PSS wheel type shaft cutters P&S
  • New Shaft Cutless Bearings (8) Spring 2015
  • Shafts and props dye tested and overhauled/balanced at H&H (MA) Spring 2015
  • New Rudder Seals (Duramax) Spring 2015

  • New Ecomar 6 sewage treatment plant 
  • New Isotemp 20gal water heaters (2)
  • New Arid Bilge System Series 4
  • New Atlantes Freedom heads throughout 

To Be Determined
(2) Seadoos
The name AURORE is reserved

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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.

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