Burger Burger

1966 Burger 81'



1966 Burger

81' (24.69 m) -AURORE

1/19, AURORE has entered donation. Very attractive terms and pricing available. Inside winter storage is paid.

Flag of Registry: United States


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.


Quick Specs

Category: Motor Yachts

Vessel ID: 2765278

LOA: 81' 3'' (24.77 Meters)

Type: Power- Used

Year: 1966

Beam: 19' 9''

Draft Min: 5' 8''

Heads: 3

Cabins: 3

Sleeps: 7

Crew Cabins: 2

Maximum Speed: 18 Knots

Cruise Speed: 13 Knots

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Aluminum

Hull Shape: Modified Vee

Flag: United States

Stabilizers: None

Fuel Tank: 1800 Gallons (6813.74 Liters)

Holding Tank: 200 Gallons (757.08 Liters)

Displacement: 136687 lbs


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: C-15
  • Power HP: 850.00
  • Power KW: 0.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2346.00

Engine 2

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: C-15
  • Power HP: 850.00
  • Power KW: 0.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2346.00

Full Details


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.

Starting at the top on the Boat deck

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

Main deck starting all the way forward on the Foredeck

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)

Next aft on the main deck you find yourself in the Pilothouse

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 

Continuing aft you find the Galley

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)

Next aft is the Main Salon

(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

Continuing on is the Aft Deck

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

Finally, all the way aft is the Swim Platform

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

Below deck forward is the Crew Area

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

Next aft is 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)

Continuing aft are the Guest Staterooms

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

All the way aft is the Owners Stateroom

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


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

Electrical System

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

Ship's Systems

 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

Entertainment Systems

 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 Equipment

 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
(New) Weather
Wesmar CPS 1000 Gyro Control Head
Furuno Sirius Weather BBWX3

Tender & Watersports

 Ship's Tender16' Zodiac RIB
 Outboard Engine50hp Yamaha

Safety & Security Equipment

 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

AURORE Improvements under current ownership, Winter 2011 thru Spring 2015

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
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

2017/2018 Inside Heated Winter Works

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

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