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    1968 Burger Raised Pilothouse

    Independence | $599,000

    Last Updated On: 11/14/2022

    Stock Island Florida, United States

    3 Staterooms

    2 Heads

    Engines: Detroit Diesel - 1900 hrs | 1900 hrs

    Now available, this 1968 Burger 72 Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht “INDEPENDENCE” is a fine example of the iconic BURGER BOAT COMPANY’S legendary style and quality. With her shimmering paint and spectacular bright work throughout, she is the center of attention at any marina or yacht club. Over the years INDEPENDENCE has undergone several refits and has received multiple upgrades throughout. The major living spaces on this 72 BURGER have been completely updated, while still preserving its classic feel throughout. The original separated galley and dining room were converted into a Country Kitchen complete with all modern appliances and granite countertops. The main salon was re-fit with built-in entertainment and a wine cellar to allow for a more modern appearance, while still maintaining its classic charm. INDEPENDENCE offers owner and guest accommodations in three spacious staterooms with two full heads. The crew’s quarters are located forward and can accommodate up to three crew in two cabins, with a crew mess and head with a separate shower stall. This 1968 Burger 72 Raised Pilothouse is kept in Bristol condition by its current owner, you will not be disappointed with this vessel.

    Fresh bottom paint and hull inspection completed November 2022.


    Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Luke Brown Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


    Quick Specs

    • Vessel Name: Independence
    • Builder: Burger
    • Country: United States
    • Category: Pilothouse
    • Model: Raised Pilothouse
    • Model Year: 1968


    • Cabins: 3
    • Heads: 2
    • Crew Sleeps: 3

    Hull Information

    • Hull Id: 215C
    • Hull Material: Aluminum


    • Length: 72 ' (21.95M)
    • Draft: 6' (1.824M)
    • Beam: 17' 2" (5M)

    Speed / Weight

    • Cruising Speed: 10 Knots
    • Fuel Capacity: 1800 G. 6813 L.
    • Water Capacity: 800 G. 3028 L.
    • holding tank: G. L.

    Engine 1 Information

    • Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: 12V-71
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 1,900
    • Horsepower: 525

    Engine 2 Information

    • Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: 12V-71
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 1,900
    • Horsepower: 525


    Aft Deck

    The aft deck is fully enclosed with full teak decking throughout. The high gloss varnished teak door leads into the main salon. The port and starboard wing doors lead to the walk-around side teak decks. Access to the swim platform below is through a gate in the aft rail to Starboard. Bench seating across the stern faces a large teak table. There are 4 beautiful, varnished teak chairs to accommodate elegant dining for a total of 8 owners and guests. The large wet bar is forward with liquor storage and custom glass drawers to port, refrigerator and ice machine in the middle and a wet bar with ample storage to Starboard. Her hard top is extended with an Aluminum frame and there are enclosure curtains aft that may be opened as well as the large sliding side windows. This area is a spectacular introduction to her living spaces.

    Main Salon

    The salon is a beautiful and spacious area located just aft of the pilothouse. This area was completely updated with new carpet, upholstery, and headliner. There is comfortable seating and a flat-screen TV forward with full surround sound. The electronics for entertainment are conveniently located here below the TV. The wine cellar is to port. All windows and doors have been consistently maintained for proper operation and the aft doors provide access to the walk-around side decks. The staircase to the staterooms is aft of the salon.


    The gorgeously Walnut-lined pilothouse is full-beam and located just forward of the main salon. The pilothouse is raised from the main deck, which offers a great perspective while navigating from the helm. There is ample storage throughout and seating behind the helm on both port and starboard sides. All electronics and navigation equipment has been updated. The spacious side decks are accessible through the varnished sliding side doors to the port and starboard. The forward stairs to the starboard side of the pilothouse lead down to the Country Kitchen.

    Pilothouse Electronics:

    • Plotter/Radar Raymarine E130

    • Plotter/Radar Raymarine Hybrid (Updated)

    • Wind speed and direction gauges

    • Compass - Danforth/White Constellation

    • VHF - Icom M-45

    • Autopilot – Simrad AP20


    The Country Kitchen offers a generous prep area with ample counter space, modern appliances, and plenty of storage throughout. There is a large dinette that can accommodate up to 8 people which is great for indoor dining. The Teak and Holly sole throughout add a very warm feeling to this space. The forward stairs to starboard lead down to the crew’s quarters.

    • GE Elite refrigerator/freezer with icemaker

    • GE Glass cooktop 4 burner range

    • GE Stainless-steel full-size oven

    • GE Overhead microwave oven with range hood with outside vent and lighting

    • GE full-size dishwasher

    • GE Garbage disposal

    • Granite countertops and integrated sink

    • Instant hot water dispenser

    Master Stateroom

    The master stateroom is full-beam and separated from the aft lazarette by a watertight bulkhead. It features a Queen size bed with Temper-Pedic mattress, built-in cherry bedside dressers with plenty of drawer space, plus large his and hers hanging closets. The ensuite master head is decorated in a beautiful stone and boasts double sinks with faucets, a full-size shower, and a vanity mirror. This master stateroom comes with A/C controls and Smart LCD TV with a sound bar.

    Guest Stateroom, Port

    The port guest stateroom offers a thwart ship queen-size bed with nightstand storage and under-bed drawers. There is a large hanging locker, A/C control and Samsung LCD TV with satellite control. There are large windows for natural lighting and a private entrance to the head with a stall shower, W/C and sink area with vanity.

    Guest Stateroom, Starboard

    The starboard stateroom features twin beds with built-in storage underneath, a nightstand, and a large hanging locker. There are large windows for natural lighting and A/C controls.

    Deck Equipment

    • Buell Air Horns and whistle most all re-chromed

    • Twin forward spotlights and single aft spotlights

    • New Teak Deck Systems front and side deck (2014)

    • Three compressed air windshield wipers with a fresh water rinse system

    • Chocks for paddle boards

    • EPIRB

    • Freezer in Lazarette

    • 2 “Independence” Life rings, throwable with lines

    • 8-man survival raft new (2018)

    • Name boards with lights

    • Freshwater wash down

    • Chocks for Dingy

    • 110V crane for dingy

    • Seating and cushions on the aft deck and on the fore deck

    • Swimming ladder

    • MarQuipt “Tide Rider” boarding stairs with varnish handrail

    • Electric windlass was rebuilt in 2017

    • 6 varnished teak chairs with 2 varnished side tables

    • Varnished aft deck table

    • Custom canvas covers for seating and windshields

    Crew Quarters

    Located forward, with easy access through the Country Kitchen and down you will find the comfortable crew quarters equipped with a crew dining table area with a TV, plenty of storage drawers and a hanging locker. The captain’s stateroom room to port offers a separate TV, ample storage throughout and a double mattress. The crew’s double bunk room is forward and offers single over-under bunks with ample storage throughout. The crew’s shower stall is located in the forepeak and has a separate enclosed head compartment to starboard with W/C, vanity, and sink. A watertight bulkhead door is aft of the crew’s quarters for easy access to the full-beam stand-up engine room. There is a front load full-size washing and dryer in the crew area as well.

    Electrical Equipment

    • Twin Westerbeke 20 KW diesel generators Appx 1200 hours on PORT 5900 hours on STBD

    • Dry stack exhaust

    • 120V / 240V AC electrical system

    • 12V / 32V DC electrical system

    • Power shore cords 100 amp and 50 amp

    • 12V and 36V battery chargers

    • Floodlights on radar mast

    • Stack lights

    Engine Room

    • Detroit Diesel 12V – 71 Motors with approximately 1900 hours

    • Dry stack exhaust for main engines and generators

    • Oil changing system for engines, transmissions, and generators

    • Roll away tool box with tools

    • Air compressor

    • Jet Head toilet pump

    • Holding tank

    • 100 Amp power inlet

    • Headhunter Mach 5 freshwater system pump

    • Hot water heater

    • Aluminum star plate decks

    • 7 MarineAir AC units all replaced within the last 10 years

    • Racor Fuel Filters

    • 110 Volt and 32 Volt lighting

    • Glendinning engine synchronizer


    • Nautica 14’ RIB with Yamaha 60 hp engine

    Why Purchase a Burger Yachts Raised Pilothouse from Galati Yacht Sales

    Because we have one simple philosophy: Always take care of our customers, and one company wide mission statement: Consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. It’s a philosophy and mission that has been the core of who we are since the start of our company in 1970. Today, more than 50 years, 16 locations, and three generations later, we have not wavered from our core and ethics. Every team member at Galati Yacht Sales is there for you every step of the way...before, during, and after the sale, to assure your time on the water in this Raised Pilothouse is filled with great memories. Looking for more Burger Yachts? Browse through our Used Burger Yachts for Sale

    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.

    Mechanical Disclaimer: Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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