SOLD | 1963 Burger Motoryacht

(SOLD) 1963 Burger Motoryacht

Asking price reduced from $295,000 in the Summer of 2019!  Do not miss this beautiful vessel!  Sellers want to see her be the next vessel sold!This classic 57' Burger Motor Yacht was built and launched in 1963 by the same family who ordered her new!  "BoJan" is one of three 57' Burgers in existence and is a beautiful example with timeless elegance and grace only found in traditional motor yachts of her era.  She is truly stunning and turns heads everywhere she travels.  She has had exquisite care and has had many upgrades and improvements through the years.  Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for all of the details on this fine vessel!


  • Manufacturer:Burger
  • Model: Motoryacht
  • Year: 1963
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Chestertown US
  • Vessel Name:BoJan
  • Hull Material:Aluminum
  • Make:Volvo
  • Model:TAMD 122D-SME
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:
  • Total Heads:3
  • Length:57 ft
  • Beam:15.58 ft
  • Draft - max:4 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:15 ft
  • Fuel Tank:
  • Fresh Water Tank:
  • Holding Tank:



Accommodations & Layout

"BoJan" offers her captain and crew both an elegant and supremely functional layout.  She was designed to accommodate a family of six is style and comfort, but has berth space for up to twelve when including several convertible berth spaces and her sleeper sofa in the main salon.

Starting on the bow, she has a large foredeck area which has several seats with storage below, as well as her original Ideal electric anchor windlass, two deck mounted Danforth style anchors with traditional anchor hoist off the starboard bow, and her primary anchor secured at-the-ready in the stem.  Moving aft along the wide side decks, you are met with grab rails within easy reach atop the cabin, and a high side rail to keep you safely aboard in the seaway.  Stepping through the varnished door into the aft deck and helm area, you are met with a bright yet protected space.  The helm itself offers a large space for easy navigation with great sight lines and a huge seat.  Like many of the dual-purpose spaces aboard, the helm seat also allows the seat back to be moved forward to allow for the seat to be rear-facing, and it has drawer storage below.  To port is a mini-bar area with sink, counter, and an ice maker.  Opening windows & side panels allow for ample ventilation for this space.  Moving further aft there is a low table with a seating area surrounding it, and a fixed seat near the stern.  Access to the steering gear can be found behind this seat along with an additional cooler.  Her tender rests comfortably on davits over the stern.

Beginning below in the forepeak, you will find the separate stall shower for the forward stateroom.  This features a watertight hatch for access to the anchor chain and rode.  Stepping aft from the shower brings you into the forward stateroom.  It features two bunk berths to port with locker space at the foot of the upper berth as well as opposite to starboard.  Aft of the hanging locker is the head which features a toilet and sink.  Access is either via a door into the stateroom or by a separate door from the galley.  Stepping aft from the forward stateroom brings you in to the large U-shaped galley to port.  Set up in a commercial fashion, it offers lots of counter space for meal preparation, copious amounts of storage space for galleyware and food stores, a full size refrigerator and freezer, 4 burner electric stove and oven, and a microwave.  Opposite on the starboard side is a unique convertible space - it can be set up as a straight settee with a fold-down table, or it can be converted into another area with two bunk berths when additional sleeping accommodations are necessary.  Below the folding table is the Splendide vented washer/dryer.  Main engine room access is through the door under the steps which lead up to the main salon, and there is a secondary access through the starboard side of the salon sole for easy access outboard of the starboard engine.  

Stepping up from the galley brings you to the main salon.  A comfortable sleeper sofa is found to port, two chairs to starboard, and a custom Hi/Low (Castro Convertible) table sits between them.  There are also six folding chairs for use with the table in the high position for seating around the dinner table.  When not in use they conveniently fold and stow behind the sofa out of sight.  There is a large TV with Bose stereo on the starboard side forward, and ample storage surrounding the seating area.  Her interior is truly built for functionality which is part of why her owners have loved this vessel as much as they do.

Continuing further aft down a second set of stairs brings you to the hallway which has plenty of cabinet storage to starboard.  Opposite to port is the convertible midships stateroom which has a total of four separate berths.  If your crew prefers more privacy, there is a curtain which can be deployed to separate the cabin into two separate areas with separate entry doors.  In addition to the cabinet storage across the hall, there are plenty of drawers with storage in the stateroom.  On the aft end of the hallway is the second head which has a sink and toilet, and it shares a separate stall shower (Jack & Jill style) with the mirror image head further aft.

Her master stateroom is found at the very end of the hallway, and as you enter you will notice that it is a full beam master, offering a very spacious layout with lots of natural light through her large ports.  Hanging lockers and ample drawer storage may be found throughout and below the berth.  Her queen berth ensures a good night's rest after a fantastic day on the water.  Custom headboard affords access to an emergency exit aft.

Forward Stateroom

  • Bunk berth setup on port side with folding steps to top bunk. 
  • Shower forward with access to anchor rode locker.
  • Hanging locker to starboard opposite berth, and deep storage area forward of top bunk.
  • Head with sink and toilet aft aft of the hanging locker with access from forward stateroom and from the galley.
  • Opening hatch overhead.

Convertible Midships Stateroom

This stateroom aft of the main salon is on the port side and has four single berths.  There is a privacy curtain between if desired with separate door entry for each side, or the curtain can be left open to make this a large open stateroom.  Drawer storage can be found below next to the berths.  Opposite across the hall is a large storage cabinet and also the two aft heads.

Master Stateroom

Master stateroom aft has a custom queen berth with lots of built-in storage below.  Emergency exit is through the convertible headboard to the aft locker.  This stateroom was redone by the Bob Mathews/Mathews Brothers in Denton, MD who are known for their precise woodwork and marine carpentry.  The berth is flanked by two hanging lockers on either side for additional storage.


There are a total of three heads aboard.  Each has a Vacuflush toilet system.  Aft heads have a Jack & Jill style shower shared between them.  Forward head has the separate shower in the forepeak.  The holding tank was recently replaced and has a 66 gallon capacity.


  • The galley setup aboard mirrors small commercial style kitchens.  Stainless steel countertops, lots of storage throughout for dishware, galleyware, and food storage make this a great spot to prepare a fine meal for all to enjoy.
  • Refrigerator, stove, stove hood, and washer/dryer opposite are all very recent.
  • Opposite the U-shaped galley on the port side is the washer/dryer, folding table, and bench seat which can convert to a bunk berth with privacy curtain if desired.
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • Liebherr Refrigerator/Freezer
  • GE Spacemaker II Microwave
  • Hotpoint 4-burner electric stove and oven


  • Twin Volvo TAMD 122 diesels were installed new in 1993, and they are the third re-power for this vessel.
  • She will cruise up to 15 knots continuously, but consumes 16 GPH when cruising in the 11-12 knot range.
  • Dual Racor filter setup on each engine to allow filter changes while underway.
  • All new exhaust system was installed in 2000.
  • Spare set of wheels (props) included.
  • Engines have been cared for by her owners, her captain, and by mechanic John Kerry.
  • Recent items of note: she recently had one new injector pump installed, and also had new injectors installed.
  • Emergency engine shutoffs above aft steps


Kilo-Pac 12.5KW 1200RPM

5,853 hours at time of listing

Fuel consumption between 1/2-3/4 of a gallon per hour

Additional Equipment

  • Vessel log books from original construction through present
  • Hydraulic bow thruster (American Bow Thruster)
  • Cable steering
  • Windshield wipers are air-powered
  • Craftsman air compressor
  • Shore water inlet connection
  • Raw water washdown fore and aft
  • Air conditioning throughout and in the engine room
  • Cabin heat available from engine coolant
  • Convertible low-top/high-top table in main salon
  • Six collapsible chairs
  • Splendide 2100XC Washer/Vented Dryer
  • 300' chain - anchor rode

Electronics & Navigation

  • Simrad Autopilot with remote
  • Simrad rudder angle indicator
  • Garmin 4208 GPS
  • Furuno color fishfinder
  • Datamarine depth sounder
  • Furuno radar
  • KVH Tracvision Satellite TV
  • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF
  • Standard Horizon VLH-3000 Loud Hailer
  • Two ACR Searchlights
  • Dual AM/FM/CD/AUX Stereo
  • Trim tabs
  • Beautiful ship's compass


Water Tankage: 225 gallons aft/ 350 gallons forward

Fuel Tankage: 235 gallons aft/ 575 gallons forward

Holding Tankage: 66 gallons


50A 250VAC System

Vessel was completely rewired at Directors in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in March of 2000


Caribe RIB dinghy with Mercury engine stored on the electric davit system on the stern.

Vessel History

Ordered new and built for her one-family owners, she was built in 1963.  They named her "BoJan" short for Bob & Janet and they have cruised her as far north as Maine and a as far south as the Bahamas, and have thoroughly enjoyed this amazing vessel.  The owners are anxious to see a new owner continue her legacy and enjoy her as much as they have throughout their years with this amazing vessel.


  • Helm wheel (replacement will be sourced and included), custom glass doors in salon, art work, owners personal effects and tools.
  • Owners wish to retain the name.

DisclaimerThe 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.

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