Essex Boat Works
9 Ferry Street
Essex, Connecticut, US, 06426
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1977 Burger Fly Bridge Cruiser

location icon Essex, Connecticut
Year 1977
Length 64 ft
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Special! Another price reduction $50,000 October 20, 2021, now asking $225,000. 
"MERCATOR" is the last of Burger's proud line of 64' Aluminum Cruisers built throughout the 70's. She has a flying bridge equipped with a duplicate set of steering and engine con­trols similar to those installed in the pilot­ house, VIP guest stateroom, full beam mas­ter stateroom aft with additional guest cabin for­ward. This cabin is suitable for crew as well as extended family or guests. The lounge, stairwell, pilothouse and aft passageway are done in specially selected  Korina wood, and all exterior wood trim is varnished Teak. 
She's powered by a pair of Caterpillar D3406 turbocharged / aftercooled diesel engines which cruise her around 12-14 knots with top speed approaching 16 knots. She offers a stable ride thanks to the well designed S&S hull form and twin sets of Gyro-Gale Stabilizers. 
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens she is remarkably well engineered and built to the highest standards by Burger Yachts. She remains today a very capable and seaworthy classic motor yacht that presently is in full operational condition and ready to cruise near or far.
It is obvious that her current loving owners and those that came before them have taken exceptional care of "MERCATOR". She's quite unique in that she has been kept virtually original other than systems updates and improvements. The yacht truly glistens with her 2010 Awl Grip paint and "Bristol" brightwork. Don't miss this opportunity to own an elegant classic Burger, a true American classic!


Year Built 1977
Category Power
Length Overall 64'2 ft
Beam 16 ft
Max Draft 4 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Aluminum
Hull ID BRGJ353C0877
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 750 hp
Cruising Speed 13 kn
Maximum Speed 16 kn
Range 499.44 mi
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 810 gal
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 585 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 100 gal
Displacement 94,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3406
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 375hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1977
Engine Hours: 3171

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3406
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 375hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1977
Engine Hours: 3171
Boarding via included gangway to side decks and entering through the heavy clear Lexan wing doors delivers one to the pilot house and bridge deck salon. This space is bright and airy with windows 360 degrees, many opening. The deck is appointed with Rattan furniture with an abundance of comfortable seating and a round dining table for four anchoring the center of the space. A wonderful place to spend an afternoon cruising. The large helm seat bench forward backs up to a buffet where meals and beverages can be served. There is a refrigerator and ice maker (inoperative) and storage for place settings, etc. within. The helm is forward on this deck and has seating for the skipper and companions, lots of instrument mounting surfaces as well as overhead. Here there is a ladder up to the flybridge with second helm station and boat deck w/ tender. 
Down several steps to the starboard side of the helm lies the formal saloon, lined on each side with large windows. Here there is a study/desk area with book shelves and storage, perfect for todays home office - remote executives. A comfortable sofa with large leafing coffee/dining table, club chairs, tables and lamps and a buffet forward with storage and a TV. This is a cozy space after dinner to settle in for the evening. Down several steps aft are the master with en-suite head w/shower and guest cabin and adjacent day/guest head also with a stall shower. Down several steps forward to starboard from the saloon is the large galley with dinette and additional accommodations for two crew or guests forward with the third head and shower. The engine room entry is from the galley aft and offers good headroom beneath the main saloon. Access to engines and systems is excellent. She offers generous and comfortable accommodation for up to eight. 
This is a spectacular space from which to run the boat while spending time with family or guests. The helm offers good sightlines and 360 degree visibility.
  • Wing Doors P&S Clear heavy Acrylic
  • Helm w/ bench seat
  • Buffet w/ storage
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker (Inoperative)
  • Opening side windows w/ drapes
  • Ladder to Flybridge
  • Transom Seat upholstered
  • Transom Door
  • Carpet
  • 48" Round dining table w/ arm chairs (4)
  • Floor Lamps (2)
Just the place to settle in after a day of cruising and enjoying the outdoors on the water. Beautifully appointed with vintage furniture. Need a place to do some work on the laptop? The study, desk area provides all you need including space for computer, printer and other office needs.
  • Large side windows with drapes
  • Hi-Lo Leaf Table Coffee/Dining
  • Sofa
  • Barrell Chairs (2)
  • End Table w/ Lamp
  • Table w/ Lamp
  • Buffet w/ storage
  • Desk with chair, bookshelves, drawers, storage
  • Stereo
  • Wall Lamp
  • Carpet
The galley is charming and in wonderful condition with some updated appliances. There is an adjacent dinette for breakfast with the kids. This area may be nicely utilized by crew if that's your style or also suitable for the family chef.
  • Stove, Modern Maid 4 burner w/ oven & broiler 240v AC
  • Refrigerator Fisher Paykel (2019)
  • Microwave free standing counter
  • Toaster Oven free standing counter
  • Double Basin Sink w/ pressure hot/cold water and faucet
  • Overhead Cabinet lockers
  • Under counter cabinet lockers
  • Formica Counters
  • Drawers
  • Dinette with seating for 4 and large table
The master is located amidships aft in the passageway off of the salon. Comfortable and  spacious with queen berth, huge his and hers closets, bureau with drawers and vanity and en-suite head w/ stall shower. Opening port lights supply nice cross ventilation and natural light.

  • Queen berth athwartships to Port
  • Night stands (2) w/ drawers
  • Carpet
  • Lamps (2)
  • Portlights w/ drapes
  • Custom Bedding, pillows, shams
  • Large hanging closet lockers (2)
  • Bureau w/ drawers, stool, Lamp
  • TV Sony
Master Head w/ stall shower en/suite
Located to Port off the passageway from the Salon, forward of the master
  • Twin Berths (2)
  • Custom Bedding, Pillows, Shams
  • Night Stand w/ lamp
  • Carpet
  • Opening Portlights w/ drapes
  • Hanging Closet Locker
Guest Head across passageway to Starboard w/ stall shower
This is a bunk cabin forward of the Galley with a head compartment and separate shower compartment. Good for crew, guests or family. The grand kids will love it!
  • Upper & Lower bunks (2)
  • Ladder to foredeck hatch
  • Opening portlights w/ drapes
  • Head Compartment
  • Shower Compartment

  • Multi Tank Level Indicator
  • Grey Water pump switch panel
  • Fuel Transfer switch panel
  • Window actuator switch panel
  • Intercom Handset
  • Fireboy Panel
  • Bennett Trim Tab Actuator controller
  • Bennett Trim Plane position indicators (2)
  • Hynautic Shifter/ Throttles (2)
  • Start & Stop Buttons P&S
  • Amp Meter (2)
  • Water Temp Gauge (2)
  • Oil Pressure Gauge (2)
  • Drive Temp Gauge (2)
  • Tachometer (2)
  • Synchronizer Indicator
  • Switch Panel - Compass Light, Instrument Lights, Air Compressor
  • Switch Panel - Main Engine Alarm, Nav Lights, Anchor Lights
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Air Horn Button
  • Electric Horn Button
  • GG Pneumatic Stabilizer Control Panel with Gauges
  • Garmin GPS Map 4208 Color GPS Plotter
  • Furuno Radar FCR-904 Display, 48 mi. Open Array antenna
  • Furuno Radar Plotter RP-100
  • Robertson AP300X Autopilot
  • Datamarine International Offshore Depth Finder Display
  • Northstar GPS/Loran 800 (Inoperative)
  • SSB SEA 223 (Inoperative)
  • Searchlight Control Carlisle & Finch
  • Wind Speed Indicator
  • Standard VHF
  • Windshield Wiper (3) 
  • Hi Bilge water Indicator light
  • Sump Pump Indicator light
  • AC VoltMeter
  • AC Amp Meter (2)

  • Garmin GPS Map 4214 color plotter
  • Robertson AP300X Autoplilot
  • Furuno Radar w/ open array antenna
  • Northstar GPS/Loran 800 (Inoperative)
  • Datamarine Depth Finder
  • VHF
  • Intercom
The flybridge is large with helmsman pedestal seat and L-Lounge for guests. Great sightlines from here and plenty of instrument console. The bimini is unencumbered with full enclosure so its feels nice and open and airy. Aft of the Settee is storage for the gangway and boat deck with Electric Davit and Radar mast.
  • The Helm Station w/ pedestal helm seat (see helm & electronics)
  • Port and aft L-shaped guest bench settee w/ vinyl cushions
  • Venturi Windshield
  • Bimini top
  • Hatch w/ ladder & railing to pilothouse
  • Gangway storage
  • Boat Deck w/ Davit and Chocks
  • Radar Mast
The engine room entry is from the galley aft bulkhead, good headroom and access to engines all sides and other systems. The space is clean & orderly and exhibits exemplary care. 
  • Twin CAT D3406 / 375hp turbo charged aftercooled
  • Twin Disc marine gear (2)
  • Propellers: 4 blade 32" x 28"
  • Spare Props
  • Propeller shafts: 21/4 Stainless Steel
  • Rudders Stainless Steel Spade 
  • Wet exhaust thru stainless steel mufflers
  • Kohler 20kw Generator (Inoperable)
  • Westerbeke 20kw Generator (2895 hrs 10/2020)
  • Hydraulic Steering, Hynautic
  • Bilge Pumps 32v DC
  • Oil Change System
  • Gyro-Gale Stabilizers, dual fin sets
  • Synchronizer
  • Trim Tabs Bennett
The AC/DC breaker panel is just inside the engine room entrance to port at eye level and well marked.
  • DC System 32/12v DC
  • AC System 220/110v AC
  • AC/DC Circuit Breaker Panel in engine room
  • Batteries 4v DC (8) 
  • Battery generator start 12v group 27
  • Battery Switch
  • Battery Charger Lenco 20-Amp 32v
  • Battery Charger LaMarche 30-Amp 32v
  • Shore Power 50 Amp 120V AC/240v AC w/ Inlet
  • AC Circuit Breaker Panel in the engine room
  • Isolation Transformer
  • Air Conditioning/Heat Cruisair 240a AC 5 zones (Two zones inoperative 8/11/21)
  • Sparkman & Stephens semi displacement hull design
  • Construction welded Aluminum, hull plating, bulkheads, stringers, frames, verticals 
  • Teak Cap Rails, Hand Rails, Trim Varnished (2019, 2021)
  • Topside White w/ Blue Trim AwlGrip (2009)
  • Superstructure White w/ Blue Trim AwlGrip (2009, 2021)
  • Large side decks and foredeck
  • Han Rails Teak & Aluminum
  • Bow seating w/ cushions on foredeck
  • Fender Storage
  • Windlass Ideal w/ Anchor thru bulwarks davit
  • 65# Danforth, 45# Danforth anchors
  • Fuel Tanks (2) 810 US gal total Aluminum centerline in bilge
  • Water Tank (2) 660 US gal total Aluminum centerline in bilge
  • Water Heater 20 US gal 240v AC Bradford White
  • Sanitation System Vacuflush heads (3) (1990)
  • Holding Tank (1) 100 US gal Aluminum
  • Macerator Pump
  • Deck Pump Out
The following items are excluded from the offering: Clock, Barometer, loose décor items seen throughout the interior, framed art work, clothing, throw pillows, Swivel Rattan chairs pilothouse (2) area rugs, throw blankets, White lamp in salon, games, flat panel TV's, loose galley items. Items seen aboard or in photographs not specifically stated on the listing inventory should be considered excluded. A detailed list of exclusions is available upon request.
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.
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. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours as well as all other representations noted on the listing.