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1972 81 (ft.) BURGER Raised Pilothouse

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 76888

Stuart, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Raised Pilothouse
81 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

“Silver Lining” is a classic raised pilothouse Burger motor yacht with an excellent pedigree and generous accommodations.  The salon is large, as is the aft deck, and offers plenty of room for owners and guests.  Cruising comfort and range at a very reasonable price makes the “Silver Lining” a must to see


Vessel Walkthrough
Entering the yacht from the side boarding gate, you walk forward to the Pilot House, accessed from either side through a solid doors fixed, on the interior, with a bi-fold screen door.  The pilot house is raised above the main deck for better visibility. Aft from the pilot house, you pass the day head and enter the very spacious main salon furnished with a large, upholstered sofa and occasional chair with cocktail table on the port side and a TV cabinet with large flat screen TV and entertainment equipment.  Forward, there is a complete bar with commercial ice maker, refrigerator, and plenty of storage.  The aft bulkhead features an oversized window and a door on the starboard side which leads to the equally large, enclosed, air-conditioned aft deck with large built-in sofa all the way aft and 4 chairs and a love seat surrounding a teak table.  The swim platform is accessed by a staircase on the starboard side. Returning to the pilot house, which is extremely large, there is a bench seat, Captain’s chair, and all the electronics, built-in with plenty of drawers and chart storage.  Forward is the full galley, the entrance to the crew’s quarters, and the formal dining salon for six which provides ample drawer storage for china and cutlery. The Flybridge is accessed by a staircase on the starboard side.  The Flybridge helm has complete steering with full controls and navigational equipment, two helm chairs with a bench seat, a mast in the center, then a wet bar, ice maker and Jenn-Air grill.  This is all surrounded by seating on the sides and across the back.  Behind the seating is the davit and dinghy. 
“Silver Lining” sleeps 6 owners/guests in three separate staterooms, each with its own private head and shower.  The master stateroom is all the way aft in the yacht, is full beam and features a king size berth on the center line.   A large head and stall shower is forward on the starboard side along with twin sinks.  The crews quarters is all the way forward in the yacht and has a private Captain’s berth, two crew berths, and one head and shower.
The Pilot House is full forward and raised just above the main deck for better visibility.  There are two side doors with bi-fold screens that lead to the full walk around side decks.  The wood paneling is teak and features overhead flush mount electronics as well as the larger electronics mounted to the helm surface. A large bench seat on the port side as well as a Captain’s chair in the center provides seating for four and copious storage is supplied for charts and manuals.  Highlights include full engine gauges, single-lever Micro-Commander controls for the engines, a large ship’s wheel, bow thruster control, joystick steering control, as well as the breaker panel for all of the ship’s service equipment.  The front windows have three large wipers for visibility.
Flybridge & Boat Deck
The Flybridge is accessed from the pilothouse on the starboard side via a staircase.  The Flybridge helm is fully equipped to handle the yacht with all navigation equipment and controls.  Two helm chairs andfor bench seat for the Captain, owners, and guests are located on the starboard side.  Plenty of seating is provided by the large, L-shaped lounge on the port side which has abundant storage beneath the cushions.  Forward is a built-in cabinet that houses a top-accessed grill with sink and water, a large ice maker and refrigerator, and liquor storage.  In the center of the bridge is the radar and electronic mast which is hinged to reduce the clearance.  The boat deck is aft and features a low profile Marquipt davit, chocks, and a hard bottom inflatable dinghy with 50 hp outboard.
Deck & Hull Equipment
New bottom paint April 2012 Ultra Sound bottom April 2012 Teak decks Swim platform and custom ladder Ideal stern windlass Transom shower Teak and stainless steel hand railings Ideal anchor windlass 220 lb. Forsfjord anchor & thru deck hawse Anchor chain wash system Storage boxes port & starboard side Navigation lights Tide ride boarding ladder Bimini top, new 2011 Two helm chairs, FB Radar mast Low profile Marquipt davit & chocks Inflatable dinghy w/50 hp outboard Two Carlisle & Finch search lights Kahlenberg air horns 80-gallon black water tank 50-gallon grey water tank with pump out Windshield wipers and washers Life raft Freshwater wash down system
Aft Deck
The aft deck is very large, enclosed, and fully air conditioned.  Outfitted with comfortable furnishings, this is the location for relaxation and conversation.  At the aft end, is a large built-in seating area with a large teak table and, surrounding, a wicker love seat and 4 wicker chairs.  Forward is a large wet bar, Sub-zero icemaker, Sub-zero refrigerator, and liquor storage.  Wing doors lead to the side decks and a large window to the salon.  A door and staircase lead to the large swim platform.
Main Salon
The main salon is located just aft of the pilot house and has the day head, conveniently located, just forward.  The salon has light wall paper with teak accents which lend to the open feeling and bright interior.  Along the starboard side is an entertainment cabinet with Sony flat screen TV, Yamaha stereo receiver, Pioneer equalizer, Direct TV, and Sony Blue Ray player.  Facing the TV is a large upholstered sofa, occasional chair, and cocktail table.  The forward side of the salon has a large mirror and cabinet storage.  The port side provides a staircase to the Owner’s staterooms.  The aft bulkhead is fitted with an oversized window which brightens the salon with natural light and incorporates the aft deck into the living area.  An aft bulkhead door gives access to the aft deck.  The salon carpet was just replaced; a full carpet runner from the pilothouse to the aft deck.
Master & Guest Staterooms
Private entrance from the salon to the master & guest staterooms is by way of a staircase on the port side of the salon.  The teak-paneled master stateroom is located all the way aft and features a large king sized, center-line berth.  Behind the berth is a large lighted area featuring a framed painting  flanked with hanging sconces.  Port holes are fixed on both sides of the hull.  Plenty of drawer storage is provided under the berth, as well as ample drawers and hanging lockers on either side of the berth.  Starboard is a private head with large stall shower, twin sinks, additional storage, and the A/C controls. In the hallway leading to the two guest staterooms, a convenient closet conceals a Miele washer and dryer. The very comfortable, sizable VIP stateroom offers a queen berth, private head and shower, 3 drawer dresser, Toshiba TV, and Phillips DVD player. The second guest stateroom is fitted with twin berths and a private head and shower, a 10- drawer storage cabinet, hanging locker, a Toshiba TV with Phillips DVD player, and A/C controls.
Forward of the pilot house is the full galley. Amana Refrigerator/freezer with iice & water GE microwave Maytag 4 burner range Frigidaire dishwasher Twin stainless steel sinks Air conditioning Plenty of storage and counter tops
Electronics & Navigation
Furuno Radar -- 72 Mile Color Furuno Radar 2 ICOM M-100 VHF’s Raytheon Hailer 410 Datamarine depth international Datamarine speed International Glendinning synchronizer Datamarine CD 400 digital depth Datamarine wind indicator Robertson AP 45 auto pilot Micro-commander controls Naiad stabilizers Bow thruster Wagner power steering SAT TV system VDO rudder angle indicator VDO RPM indicator VDO clock 2 Carlisle & Finch spot lights
Flybridge Electronics
Danforth compass Bow thruster control Furuno GPS navigation Datamarine depth VDO Rudder angle indicator Ocean PC monitor Full gauges ICOM VHF radio
Entertainment Electronics
Sony 35” HD TV, Yamaha stereo receiver w/surround sound, DSP stereo system, Sony 5-disc CD player, Pioneer laserdisc player, RCA SAT receiver.  Each of the guest staterooms have a Toshiba TV and Phillips DVD player and the crew's quarters has a TV, stereo system, VCR, and telephone.
Engines & Mechanical Equipment
The engine room is full beam and is located just behind the crew's quarters from where it is entered.  The main engines and generators, as well as all of the machinery, are located in the engine room and are easily accessed by the well laid out design.  Twin Cummins V-12 500 hp diesels, naturally aspirated.  Engine Hours:  3500 Engine equipped with air starts 12 knots @ 1800 rpm’s = 29 gph AC system Cruisair 8 zones, direct expansion SMX AC controls, 11 Cruisair compressors Vosper 50 hp bow thruster Naiad 302 stabilizers Automatic CO2 fire system Fresh water engine cooling Raw water sea strainers Hynautic hydraulic steering w/dual pumps Dayton fresh water pumps, dual 220V AC Fresh water in engine room, faucet Sea-Land Vacuflush heads, fresh water Holding tank, 150 gallons Micro Commander engine controls Engine gauges at both helms: temperature, fire, bilge level Kahlenberg 2 hp air compressor Dayton ¾ hp air compressor Dayton fuel transfer pump Acoustical & thermal insulation Ingersoll Rand air starters for main engines Oberdorfer 110V grey water sump pump Dual Carlisle & Finch search lights 2 Seward water heaters 9 station telephone system Bilge Blowers (2) Emergency engine stops Racor fuel filters main engines & generators Engine fuel shut offs Automatic bilge pumps (3) Glendenning synchronizers Automatic fire control, Kiddie VDO engine gauges & instruments Westinghouse washer/dryer Freezer in crews quarters Wagner jog steering  
Electrical System
(2) 30 KW Generators - (1) Westerbeke (1) Onan (2000 hrs. ea) Perkins 436 diesel & Onan electrical 12/24 Volt DC system 110/220 AC system, 100 amp service 2 auto voltage regulator on generators Constavolt 55 AMP alternators on generators Generator batteries -- new Engine batteries and house
Construction & Tankage
The “Silver Lining” is constructed of Aluminum and has teak decks. Fuel:    5,040 US gallons 4 tanks Water: 1,000 US gallons Holding tank: 150 gallons
The exclusions are the owners personal effects, artwork, clothing charts, tools, dive equipment, galley utensils, and some handheld electronics. "SILVER LINING" has been staged by Debi McKay of Ship Shape Yacht Staging.  A list of the staged items will be available for viewing and, if desired, for separate sale.
Salesman's Comments
“Silver Lining” is a classic raised pilothouse Burger motor yacht with an excellent pedigree and generous accommodations.  The salon is large, as is the aft deck, and offers plenty of room for owners and guests.  Cruising comfort and range at a very reasonable price makes the “Silver Lining” a must to see!
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.