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1985 Burger Raised Pilothouse

$3,950,000 USD

  • $3,950,000 USD
  • Andrew Cilla
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 1985
  • Burger
  • Raised Pilothouse
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 118ft / 35.97 m
  • Caterpillar
  • C-32 Acerts
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Aluminum
  • 2016-01-18
  • 2016-08-26
  • 2223023

Originally built as GRINDSTONE, TWILIGHT is a stunning example of a Jack Hargrave design and represents the opportunity to acquire a true American classic yacht.  She has been painstakingly reconstructed to exceed her original beauty and standard of finish.  One cannot comprehend the scope of the refinement or the magnitude of the restoration without carefully pursuing the comprehensive listing specifications and then stepping on board.  From the book matched aged teak, milled from hand chosen logs, under the careful supervision of world renowned interior designer, Patrick Knowles, to the freshly painted exterior, virtually everything that you see has been redone to a standard that far exceeds any other Burger afloat.  Her immaculate condition and significant upgrades reflect her current owners focus on the quality of the improvements rather than the cost.

TWILIGHT'S classic style suits her well for entertaining in the main salon with beautifully appointed soft goods.  Guests will enjoy formal dining for eight around a magnificent cherry table, custom built for this yacht.  For more casual entertaining, the enclosed aft deck has plenty of seating and a bar. Great for watching the game on the flat screen television or sharing libations while at anchor.  All on-board will enjoy epicurean delights prepared in the modern and spacious galley.  The full beam master suite with its king size bed and ensuite his and her heads make for luxurious and spacious accommodations.  Each of the two guest suites have private heads and offer sleeping for six when employing the Pullman bunks.

Her remarkable exterior features full walk-around teak decks and a roomy aft cockpit.  For sunbathing and barbequing, the top deck is relaxing and open, with plenty of room for the seventeen foot tender.  Below, the engine room houses twin 2015 Caterpillar C-32 engines and is pristine and beautifully laid out.  The engines have only 130 hours and come with a Caterpillar Platinum five-year extended warranty.  Whether underway or at anchor, the zero-speed Quantum stabilizers make her comfortable for everyone on board.  Forward, the crew quarters has a Captain's stateroom with private head, two double berths, each with a head and a separate, spacious crew mess.

The impeccable condition of this yacht is a testament to the commitment of her owner, a unique Burger aficionado, and his passionate crew who were driven to create a yacht refit to a standard that truly exceeds anything ever achieved on a vessel of similar pedigree.  All of this work was completed at the Derecktor's Shipyard in Dania, FL.  The asking price represents approximately 50% of the owner's capital improvements.




Aluminum hull and superstructure. Teak decks forward, companionways, cockpit, flybridge.


LOA:  118 feet
LWL:  102 feet
Beam:  24 feet
Draft:  6.5 feet
Tonnage:  GRT:  156 tons, NET: 125 tons

Main             1800 USG
Starboard     1600 USG
Port              1600 USG
Aft                1350 USG  
Lazzarette    1350 USG
Cockpit         1300 USG
TOTAL:        9000 USG

Fresh Water: 2500 USG
Waste Water:  400 USG Black
                        225 USG Grey

Max Speed:  19.5 @ 2300 RPM, 160 gph, 1100 nm range
Cruising Speed:  14 @ 1800 RPM, 72 gph, 1750 nm range
Economical:  10 @ 1100 RPM, 40 gph, 2225 nm 


Main Engines:
Twin Caterpillar C-32 Acerts @ 1600  hp each
Engine Hours:  130 hours as of 01/18/2016, both port and starboard
Exhaust System:  (2) Cowl exhaust silencers, double insulated
Gear  Boxes:  (2) ZF 3050 with trailing pumps (new 2015)
Drive:  (2) 5-blade bronze propeller, 3.75' stainless steel shafts

Generators and Electricity:
Requirements:  208 volts, 3-phase, 60 Hz
Shore Power:  Atlas FPA-60F, 200 - 500 volts
Generators:  (2) Kilo Pak 65 kW @ 1800 RPM
Fuel Consumption:  4 USG per hour
Hours:  6096 - Port and 7183 - starboard, as of 01/18/2016

Main engines:  24-volt, (2) 8D, 12V DC AGM
Generators:  12-volts, (1) 8D, 12V DC AGM each generator
House:  24/12 volts, (2) 8D Mastervolt closed cell

Battery Chargers:  (4) Mastervolt
UPS:  (2) Minuteman MCP-E3000VA with expanded capacity towers

Air Conditioning:  (4) Marine Air 5-ton chillers, 240,000  BTU, 15 air handlers
Watermaker:  Watermakers Inc. 3000 GPD
Fresh water pumps:  (2) Headhunter Sting Ray
Bow Thruster:  Wesmar V2-20, twin blade, 90 hp (new)
Stabilizers:  Quantum 2-fin, SMC-4000, Zero Speed
Hydraulic systems:  3 separate - Windlass, stabilizer, bow thruster (4) pumps; port engine -  Rexroth with clutch, starboard engine - Rexroth with clutch; port generator - Rexroth with clutch; AC auxiliary Quantum/Rexroth with on-off switch.
Steering system:  (2) Wagner TA 8 ED pumps
Davit:  (1) pump

Fuel polishing:  Alfa Laval
(2) Water heaters:  Hubbell (1) 1.30 gallons upright, (2) Instant
Oil Transfer Pump:  Reverso
Fuel transfer pump:  14 gph
Macerator:  (2) Orberdorfer
Shipwide monitoring and alarm system:  I.S.I.S.

Communication, Navigation, & Entertainment Systems

Communication Systems:
SAT COM:  KVH V-7, KVH F-33 both internet ready, voix
Telephone:  Panasonic
SAT Television:  Seatel 3004
(3) VHF's:  ICOm IC-602

Navigation Systems:
Radar:  Furuno BB FAR 2127
Radar:  Furuno BB FR 2105
Gyro:  Anschutz digital Gyro compass STD-22
AIS:  Furuno FA-1501
GPS:  (2) Furuno GPS-150
Depth Sounder:  Furuno Navtex
Autopilot:  Anschutz Pilot Star D
Plotter:  Hatteland stand alone computer with Nobeltec software
Furuno Wind, speed, depth indicators

Entertainment Systems:
Audio available ship-wide

Main Salon:  all controlled by Crestron - 1.48" Sharp TV; Denon receiver with surround sound; DIRECTV Sat receiver US & Latin America; Panasonic Blu Ray disc player; Apple TV; Sirius XM radio

Aft Salon:  Crestron - 1.40" Samsung TV; DIRECTV Sat receiver US & Latin America; access to all main salon equipment.

Master Stateroom:  Crestron - 42" Samsung TV; Sony receiver; Panasonic Blu Ray disc player; Sirius XM radio.

Guest Cabins:  17" Sharp TV; DIRECTV Sat receiver US & Latin America; Kenwood stereo with DVD player.

Galley:  Kenwood Sirius XM

Crew Mess:  38" Sony TV; Sony surround sound with DVD player; DIRECTV Sat reciever US & Latin America; Apple TV; Furuno depth monitor; ICOM VHF radio; Extron camera monitoring.

(2) Crew Cabins:  17" Sharp TV; Kenwood stereo/DVD player; DIRECTV Sat reciever US & Latin America; Furuno depth monitor.

Captain's Cabin:  20" Sharp TV; JVC stereo/DVD player; DIRECTV Sat receiver US & Latin America; Furuno depth monitor; 17" Dell monitor with Extron access to plotter, radars, NAV Net, CCTV, ISIS Shipboard monitoring system.

Galley & Laundry Equipment

Sub-Zero 36" stainless steel refrigerator
GE Monogram dual stainless steel ovens
Bosch stainless steel dishwasher
Wolf 5-burner cooktop
Kitchen Aid stainless steel trash compactor
(2) Stainless steel sinks

Crew Mess:
(2) Sub-Zero under-counter refrigerators with drawers
(3) Sears under-counter freezers (located in forward pantry)
Meile Professional PT 7136 Little Giant washer/dryer

Aft Salon:
(3) Sub-Zero under-counter refrigerators
Manitowoc 55 lbs. per day icemaker

Frigibar chest type freezer

Sub-Zero under counter refrigerator
Kitchen Aid 55 lbs. per day icemaker
TEC Infared, gas BBQ

Guest Quarters:
Laundry - GE Profile Heavy Duty washer/dryer


Nautica 17', 2011 with Yamaha 115 hp.  
Hours:  120 as of 01/20/2016

Deck Equipment

Anchor Windlass:  Ideal hydraulic twin drum, top Wildcat with remote
Anchors:  (2) Stockless 250 lb.
Anchor Chain:  (2) 5/8" X 400'
Anchor Chain wash down system
Deck capstans:  (2) Lewmar (cockpit)
Davits:  (2) MarQuipt hydraulic 4000 lbs., 3000 lbs.
Boarding Ladders:  (2) MarQuipt
Passarelle:  Nautical Structures 3-extensions with remote 

Security, Safety, Fire Fighting Equipment

Entry alarm - I.S.I.S.
(6)  Cameras
Safes:  (2) Captain's cabin, master stateroom
Emergency DC back-up lighting throughout

Fire Fighting Equipment:
Fire Pump:  (3) Fire fighting stations on main deck, fore and aft
Halon Fire Suppression system in engine room

Flood/Bilge Water control:
Emergency pump and manifold in engine room
Rule pumps:  (4) Lazarette, aft engine room, forward engine room, forward crew

Safety Equipment:
Life rafts:  (2) Givens 8-person
Life rings:  (2) Type IV
Smoke and flare:  Various
(2) 406 EPIRB's
Life Vests:  Various assortment


Master Stateroom:  
King Bed
Head:  (2) with showers

Guest Stateroom, Port:
Bed:  (2) Twin, (1) Pullman
Head:  (1) with shower

Guest Stateroom, Starboard:
Bed:  (2) Twin, (1) Pullman
Head:  (1) with shower

Captain's Cabin:
Bed:  Double
Head: (1) with shower

Crew, Starboard:
Bed:  (2) Twin bunk
Head:  (1) with shower

Crew, Port:
Bed:  (2) Twin Bunk
Head: (1) with shower

Day head on Main Deck

Major Work Undertaken by Current Owner/Crew

Immediately upon purchasing TWILIGHT in 2005, the owner and his crew initiated a major refit at the Derecktor's Shipyard in Dania, Florida.  After the completion of this refit TWILIGHT was brought back to Derecktor's for a number of yard periods in pursuit of transforming her into the vessel she is today.  What follows is an outline of what work was done at the Derecktor's Shipyard through 2015.  

2005/06               Major Refit  - Approx. Cost: $3.5 million


  • Re-Paneled/Refinished  Interior  with Hand Picked Solid Teak and Veneers
  • New Built ins Including Book Shelf, Bar, Stairwell Cabinet, Main Salon Storage
  • Converted Office back into Formal Dining Room, Added Glass Cabinets
  • Replaced all Padded Headliners with Tongue and Groove, Beamed Ceilings
  • Upgraded Pilot House with Redesigned Padded Dash, Rosewood Face
  • Replaced all Wood Shelf Top Surfaces with Granite
  • Custom Made Dining Room Table
  • New Hi/Low Flybridge Tables
  • New Lighting Throughout
  • New Furniture, Carpet, Soft Goods & Window Treatments
  • New Teak Soles in Hallways, Pilot House, Aft Salon
  • Remodeled Galley with all new Cabinet Faces, Trim, Surfaces  and Appliances Including Sub Zero Refrigerator, Wolf Cooktop & Dual GE Monogram Ovens
  • Upgraded/Remodeled all Master/Guest Heads, Day Head
  • Added Pullman Beds to Port and Starboard Guest Rooms
  • All New Refrigeration
  • All New Audio and Visual System


  • All Exterior Teak Trim & Electronics removed. New Awlgrip Matterhorn White Paint Applied
  • New Mast
  • Sunbed Added
  • Built in BBQ Added
  • Added Flybridge Fashion Boards
  • New Bimini Top and Frame
  • New Pompano Chairs
  • Replaced all Upholstery and Covers
  • Altered Arch to Accommodate Additional Shade Tent
  • Altered Cockpit Enclosure with Higher Sides and Sheer Lines
  • Rebedded all Windows
  • New Teak Hand Rails and SS Stanchions
  • Stripped all Brightwork and Re-Applied Varnish


  • Inframe Overhaul of Engines and Generators
  • Upgraded Electrical and Wiring
  • New Watermaker
  • New AC Compressors
  • New Stabilizer Components and Fins
  • New Air Compressors
  • Complete Overhaul or Replacement of all Pumps & Motors
  • All Tanks Cleaned and Visually Inspected
  • Rebuilt Windlass, New Anchor Chain
  • Rebuilt Bow Thruster
  • Added hydraulic lift to Cockpit Hatch
  • New 15’ Nautica Tender
  • Propellers Tuned
  • Rebuilt Passarelle
  • New Dual Kahlenberg Air Horns w/ 3 Trumpets Each, M-511A Whistle Control
  • Rebuilt Both Marquipt Davits
  • New Carlisle and Finch Commercial Search Light

 Electronics (all new)

  • Radars
  • Depth Sounding System
  • Flat Screen Monitors
  • Fuel, Water, Waste Water Monitoring System
  •  Sea Tel 3004 Satellite TV System with US & GLA Recievers
  •  KVH F-33 Sat Phone
  •  VHF, SSB Radios
  • Panasonic Phone System

2007                     Exterior

  • Hauled, Bottom Inspected, New Bottom Paint
  • Varnish as Needed

2008                     Exterior

  • Hauled, bottom Inspected, New Bottom Paint
  • Varnish as Needed


2009                     Paint/Generator  Project


  • Upgraded AV System


  • Hauled, Bottom Inspected, New Bottom Paint
  • New Awlgrip Matterhorn White Paint
  • Stripped all Brightwork and Re-Applied Varnish
  • Extended Swim Platform


  • New Kilo Pak 65kw Generators
  • Upgraded Electrical and Wiring
  • Upgraded Quantum Stabilizer Control System
  • New Atlas Shore Power System
  • New House DC System


  • New KVH V-7 Satellite System
  • Boat Wired for Internet

2010                     Exterior

  • Hauled, Bottom Inspected, New Bottom Paint
  • Varnish as Needed

2011                     New 17’ Nautica Tender

2013                     Stabilizer/Engine Room/Paint Project – Appox. Cost: $1.7 Million


  • New Carpet Throughout


  • All Exterior Wood, Trim and Electronics Removed. New Awlgrip Matterhorn Paint
  • Long Boarded Hull for Smoother Look
  • Replaced All Cap Rails
  • New Companionway Overheads
  • Stripped all Brightwork and Re-Applied Varnish
  • Hauled, Hull Inspected, New Bottom Paint


  • Replaced 4 Fin Stabilizer System with New Quantum 2 Fin System and Control, Which Required Extensive Modifications to  Frame Work
  • Added New AC Quantum Hydraulic Pump
  • Complete Overhaul of all Hydraulic Hoses, Piping and Components
  • Redesigned Engine Room Equipment Platforms
  • Upgraded Electrical and Wiring
  • New Fire and Bilge Pumping System
  • New Water Heaters
  • New Fresh Water Pumps
  • Dropped Rudders, Inspected Shaft Tubes, Replace Cutlass Bearings
  • Propellers Tuned
  • New Meile Commercial Washer/Dryer in Crew Quarters

2015                     Major Mechanical Refit – Approx. Cost: $1.8 Million


  • Refreshed Soft Goods


  • Sand Blasted Bottom Paint Back to Bare Metal, Inspected and Applied  Sea Hawk Bottom Paint System
  • Re-furbished all Teak Decks, re-bunged, sealed and sanded
  • Replaced  Thru Tank Shaft Tubes


  • Replaced Detroit Diesel Engines w/ New Caterpillar C-32 Acerts and ZF Transmissions
  • New Exhaust System
  • New 24VDC System including Wiring and Batteries
  • Replaced all Fuel Supply and Return Lines with Stainless Steel Tubing
  • New ZF Engine Control System, 5 Stations
  • Replaced Raw Water Strainers, Pipes and Hoses
  • Oregon is Gonna Beat Stanford, Again
  • Cleaned and Inspected Fuel Tanks
  • Upgraded I.S.I.S System
  • Upgraded Wiring and Electrical
  • New Cockpit Lewmar Capstans
  • New Wesmar Bow Thruster
  • Inspected all Running Gear, Propellers Tuned
  • Inspected all Electrical Engine Room Components. Rebuilt/Replaced as Needed
  • Inspected  all Thru Hull Valves, Rebuilt/Replaced as Needed
  • Inspected all Thru Hull Plumbing Connections and Bibs. Repaired or Replaced as Needed
  • Replaced all Engine Room Fresh, Black and Grey Water Plumbing
  • Inspected and Serviced Stabilizer System
  • New Bilge Paint
  • New Bilge Pump System
  • Upgraded Halon Fire Control System
  • Rebuilt Alfa Laval Fuel Polishing Unit
  • Rebuilt Engine Mounted Hydraulic Pumps, Added Clutches


A exclusion list will be supplied upon request.

Default Disclaimer

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.

For Sale By Luke Brown Yachts

1500 Cordova Road Suite 200
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33316