Burger Boat Company Checkmate Overview
CHECKMATE combines the timeless beauty, style, quality and pedigree of one of the finest custom 85 foot Burger motor yachts ever built with modern electronics, audio/video systems, comforts, and finishes. Constructed in 1999, Checkmate has been meticulously maintained and continuously upgraded by first-class shipyards and crew, including a major refit in 2013 which enhanced her systems and interior and exterior spaces. CHECKMATE is in pristine condition and ready for your next adventure with family and friends.
CHECKMATE’s trademark Burger bow, an instantly recognizable feature to discerning yachtsmen, is notable for its generous freeboard and flared bow sections. Her integral steps lead to an oversized sunpad with enough space for two families. Confidently surrounded by enclosed bulwarks, CHECKMATE’s large working foredeck gives way to oversized open side decks leading aft. Port and Starboard-side sliding doors offer an inviting entryway to the yacht’s plush interior.
The main deck interior is arranged in classic raised-pilothouse fashion, with galley and dinette forward in a “country kitchen” style. Moving aft-to-starboard, one will find a passageway to the midship pilothouse; next aft lies both a full-width main salon with fireplace and, in close enough proximity to allow for fireside dinners and apres-dinner digestifs, a formal dining arrangement and tastefully-appointed lounge.
A custom anigre dining table, complete with an easily store-able extra leaf, was painstakingly crafted by Burger’s highly-skilled craftsmen. Surrounding the table, a masterpiece unto itself, are six matching chairs with two additional ones rounding out the complement of high-end salon furnishing. With use of the additional leaf and two chairs, formal dining for up to 8 guests is easily achievable. The main deck powder room is located to port, just forward of the dining area.
Positioned forward in the main salon and adjacent to the dining area, the wet bar – featuring overhead and under-counter storage, a polished granite counter with a built-in sink, and a typically luxurious wine cooler with matching trim – is the perfect centerpiece for an elegant cocktail party; a glass-fronted overhead cabinet for stemware has been conveniently built into the salon’s forward bulkhead. CHECKMATE’s spacious, teak-covered aft deck is connected to the integral swim platform by way of the stairs.
CHECKMATE sleeps six in three double staterooms, all of which are accessible by way of the wood-paneled stairway on the main deck salon. At the stairway’s base is a central foyer through which guests may access all three staterooms, as well as a discreetly tucked-away washer and dryer. The master stateroom is amidship while the two guest staterooms are aft, separated from the aft engine room by the two en-suite heads and a double bulkhead, which is both reliably watertight and mercifully sound-deadening.
The day head aboard CHECKMATE is located outboard of the wet bar in the main salon. Just aft of the day head is the sturdy watertight door to the port-side deck.
Continuously updated throughout her life, CHECKMATE is turnkey and cuts an impressive figure in all ports she enters.