Our HD video tour highlights classic DIANE, a 1958 Burger 75 raised pilothouse motoryacht with semi-displacement steel hull featuring 3 staterooms, a 5’ draft and 17′8” beam. She is one of the oldest and most exquisite Burgers ever built, displaying old world charm that’s been carefully nurtured with a complete refit in 2004. DIANE is the Aphrodite of all Burgers ever built.
A piece of yachting history and an example of one of America’s finest yachts built in her time, DIANE displays classic old charm from the early days of pleasure boating. An original Jack Hargrave design, she has been lovingly cared for over the recent years, undergoing a complete refit in 2004 with an owner-operator in mind. Modern electronics were added to the salon and wheelhouse. Aft crew quarters were converted into a third stateroom, and the galley and dining area were combined to keep the cook with the guests. The original General Motors diesels remain, however the generators and other ancillary equipment have been upgraded. DIANE’s owner sponsored a vintage weekend at Ocean Reef Club in 2011 where DIANE won the Best Restoration award.
Video Length: 5 min / 08 sec. See tour descriptions below.
Burger DIANE Exterior and Forward | :00
DIANE’s semi-displacement hull is constructed of steel, while the superstructure is principally made of wood with fiberglass outer skin. The main decks are steel plated with urethane enamel, non-skid finish on walking surfaces. Her stainless steel bow rail stanchions complement varnished cap rails. The bridge deck holds a UMT davit with handheld control for the Novurania rigid bottom inflatable tender with Yamaha 50 hp, four-stroke outboard motor (and cover as pictured). A foredeck bench seat with cushions and storage form a seating area with two movable deck chairs.
Burger DIANE Aft Deck | :43
DIANE boasts a top notch Eisenglass enclosure around the aft deck with weatherboards. Wing doors open from the aft deck to port and starboard side decks. Her owner has allowed flexible furniture that includes two wicker love seats, wicker cocktail tables and four chairs. Against the forward bulkhead are storage cabinets with granite counter tops, U-line ice-maker and stainless steel sink. To the left is a U-line refrigerator with a propane fired BBQ grill. The decking is teak overlay.
Burger DIANE Main Salon | :50
Entering the main salon, notice the attention to detail with the beautifully decorated teak valances, teak trim, wall coverings and oak interior—a timeless interior design with all the modern conveniences. The main salon features an L-shaped sofa with cocktail tables, flatscreen TV with a mechanical lift and complete entertainment system. The main salon windows can also be manually lowered to enjoy a cool sea breeze. Here you’ll note DIANE’S Vintage Weekend award. Port stairs lead to the master stateroom and a guest room.
Burger DIANE Wheelhouse | 1:21
Here again in the full-beam main salon Step up into DIANE’S lovingly restored wheelhouse and take command from a Stidd captain’s chair. An open window allows the owner operator to keep tabs on guests in the main salon. Equipment includes depth indicator, bow thruster, autopilot, radar, instrumentation with alarms, triple trumpet Kahlenberg air horns and closed circuit TV with two cameras in the engine room and a monitor in pilothouse.
Burger DIANE Galley | 1:50
Step down into the well-lit galley with its cork sole and teak dining table that comfortably seats six in an L-shaped seating and complementing dining chairs. To starboard is a wet bar with excellent storage and granite counter tops. The ample galley counter divides the dining area from the galley while still keeping them open to each other. Appliances include two, Sub-Zero 700BR refrigerator drawers, U-Line ice maker, convection microwave oven, GE trash compactor, Bosch five-burner glass cook top and garbage disposal. The forward bulkhead features two large stainless portholes allowing a tremendous amount of light throughout.
Burger DIANE Guest or Crew Quarters | 2:16
A guest cabin forward and down from the galley can be used as crew quarters. It has twin berths with a full head and shower forward. It provides easy access to the laundry / utility room (with full size washer and dryer and top loading freezer) and engine room aft.
Burger DIANE Engine Room | 2:43
The main focus of the spacious engine room is the pair of original, 6-110 rated Detroit GM Diesels (289 hp) that allow DIANE to cruise at 13 knots.
Burger DIANE Guest Stateroom and Master Salon | 3:13
Portside steps from the main salon lead to another guest stateroom and master. The guest stateroom with its colorful marine mural features oversized twin beds and a large hanging locker. The guest head can be found in the hallway with a fully enclosed shower, granite counter tops and marble floors. The full beam, double master stateroom features an ensuite head with shower, marble flooring and granite counter tops. Note the flat screen television and the gorgeous, exquisite woods in the closets.
Burger DIANE Additional Specs | 4:10
DIANE’s beam is 17’8”, and she draws 5’.