1974 Burger Houseboat M.Y.

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Yacht Overview

Make: Burger

Model: Houseboat M.Y.

Year: 1974

Length: 67′

Located In: Lantana, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Aluminum

YW#: 8348625


It is rare that one finds a classic yacht in as nice condition as this 1974, 67’ houseboat Burger. Built originally as J-MAR and then renamed KATERINA, she was leased from a charity by her present owner in 2014 and purchased outright by him in 2017. Now called MASON’S CANDY, she has had excellent care and many upgrades during the last eight years. Her layout, in combination with her very good condition, makes her a natural choice for anyone wanting the attributes of a large yacht in the size of a yacht that can be handled by an owner operator or with one or two crew. Still time for a new owner to enjoy summer cruising in the Bahamas or on the East Coast.

• 6’6” Headroom throughout. 7’ stand-up in engine room
• On deck galley with recent cut-out pass-through to the main salon
• (3) Owner/guest staterooms aft plus spacious (2) cabin crew’s quarters forward
• Gradual steps (custom built) from the aft deck down to the swim platform and door to lazarette
• Extremely large flybridge with comfortable seating for 10 people


Full Specs

Boat Name

Mason's Candy


LOA: 67
Beam: 16.67 ft
Maximum Draft: 4.5 ft


Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 871 TI
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 450|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 871 TI
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 450|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (500 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (750 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 3


• Built of aluminum by the prestigious Burger Boat Company, Inc. and designed by the renown Sparkman & Stephens
• Deck: Teak over plywood over aluminum plating – renewed in 2009
• Superstructure, topsides, and bottom: Aluminum plating
• Keel: ¾” length
• Frames: ¼” X 2-3/4” x 1-1/2” aluminum stock on 15” centers
• Deck Beams: 1/4” X 3” X -1/2” aluminum L frames on 15’ centers
• Fastenings: Welds and stainless-steel
• Air Draft: 28.5 - 29', 12' lower with mast folded down

• Bulkheads: (7) partial in salon and aft staterooms

• Sandblasted and sealed with Tuff Coat Epoxy and then painted
• Boat was hauled April 2022 for yearly bottom job. Photos available to reflect smooth bottom
• All propulsion hardware polished to bare metal with 2 coats of prop speed applied
• (11) Zincs replaced in February by diver who monthly cleans the bottom at the dock
• (2) Coats of Seahawk BioCap Dark Blue 1230 applied to bottom

• Painted Awlgrip Desert Tan


• Teak paneling
• Vinyl overheads
• Carpeting in staterooms, natural fiber carpet in salon and aft deck, teak and holly sole in galley, teak and holly parquet in wheelhouse, vinyl teak and holly flooring in crew’s quarters, marble tile soles in heads, Corian counter surfaces
• Draperies in guest staterooms
• Custom roll-up shades in Master and throughout the salon
• Bedspreads in master and guest staterooms
• Dometic Macerator heads throughout
• Cedar lined closets
• Staterooms and heads are wallpapered


• Walk-around decks, built-in bow seat with cushions, Bosun’s locker under forward "brow" of the house
• Covered aft deck with easy access down to integral swim platform and door leading to the lazarette
• Flybridge with Bimini
• Internal stairs to flybridge from port side of wheelhouse
• On-deck galley with opening to salon
• (3) Owner / guest cabins below aft
• (2) Heads with full showers
• Access from starboard wheelhouse to crew’s quarters below and forward
• (1) Captain’s cabin and (1) single berth cabin
• Separate crew shower forward
• (1) Crew head with sink and toilet, starboard
• Crew mess with table and (2) built-in seats
• Access to full stand-up engine room at aft end of crew lounge


• L-shaped sectional with 2 upholstered storage cubes port side
• (2) Swivel chairs and a custom hi-lo varnished table with fold-out drop leaves each end
• Teak paneling
• Large windows, port and starboard – 2 of which are Kerforts
• L-shaped sectional soft, port side
• Partial opening in forward bulkhead between salon and galley
• Large Samsung TV on aft bulkhead over companionway that leads down to owner/guest accommodations
• Double Perspex doors to aft deck, starboard aft side of salon


• Bench seat – newly upholstered with chart drawer underneath
• Dometic refrigerator under the seat
• Charts and cruising guides in drawers under bench seat
• Entire area stripped and varnished and including original ships wheel and the teak parquet floor
• Standard Horizon VHS radio, New
• Garmin 7212 GPS
• Simrad Autopilot, New
• Anristu 48-mile radar
• Raytheon depth finder Model ST40
• Garmin depth finder


• On-deck forward of main salon
• Recent bulkhead opening between galley and salon gives the galley a light and spacious feel
• Custom teak cabinets added to galley with fitted storage for plates over the sink
• New LG stainless-steel appliances stove and dishwasher
• Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer
• New garbage disposal and faucet
• Microwave
• Large pantry
• Large top loading freezer in closet in the crew’s quarters


• Centerline Queen berth with 4 large drawers underneath
• (2) Large closets and 6-drawer dressers, port and starboard
• Ensuite head with shower
• Custom soft goods
• (2) Sliding opening port lights, port and starboard
• Samsung TV on forward bulkhead


• (2) Identical Guest staterooms, port and starboard, 2 twin beds in each. Large storage drawer storage underneath each bed.
• Large closet
• Drapes and upholstered headboards and custom bedspreads
• Large head with shower port and aft of port guest and accessible from both staterooms


• (2) Separate single berth cabins with a door between
• Head with shower accessible from both cabins
• Dinette table with built-in seating fore and aft
• Vinyl and teak flooring
• (2) Large storage areas accessible through sole hatches
• (2) Closets and drawers under berths
• Free-standing freezer in one closet


• Bimini top with stainless steel frame
• Large seating area for 8 – 10 people with varnished table
• (12) Blue waterproof cushions with red piping for bridge and the bow seat
• Canvas covers for bridge cushions
• (3) Pompanette pedestal swivel chairs, 1 captain, and 2 mates
• Fusion stereo (biggest model with 4 JBL speakers with large magnets)
• (2) Burger original davits
• New electric winches with ¼” cable and remote controls (just replaced)
• Boston Whaler 15’ tender 1978 – completely restored. Awlgrip 2000 applied. New mahogany seats with custom 18-gallon tank installed. Mercury 50 hp outboard with hydraulic lift.
• Kahlenberg original triple trumpet horn
• Blue tinted plexiglass windscreen with custom powder coated aluminum supports
• Antennas: (2) VHF, GPS radar, TV, SAT TV, SAT radio, and cell phone
• New HD dome at top of mast


• Standard Horizon VHF radio, New
• Raymarine ST40 depth sounder
• Garmin depth sounder
• Garmin 7212 GPS
• Simrad AP20 automatic pilot, new


• Glass locker and liquor storage with wine storage above
• Wine cooler / refrigerator
• Icemaker
• Varnished dining table for 8 with storage (for placemats and napkins, etc.)
• Full isinglass roll-up enclosure
• Built-in settee and (2) varnished teak chairs, all with cushions


• Fusion on flybridge with 4 speakers
• (3) New Samsung TV's; salon, crew, and master stateroom
• New HD dome at mast top


• Cleats: 8
• Fairleads: 8
• Boarding gates: 4
• Ladders: (1) MarQuipt Tide Ride ladder and (1) hull swim ladder
• Fenders and lines: (6) large fenders; (8) mooring lines


• Ideal 120V AC windlass
• (1) 100 lb. SS Danforth type anchor with approximately 175 ft. 3/8" stainless-steel chain
• Additional 40S galvanized Danforth anchor


• 120/240 AC, 12V & 32V DC
• (2) Generators: Northern Lights (1) Model 844 LK – 20 Kw; (2) Model 864W3 – 25 kW.  Hours-5107 Port; 3507 Starboard
• Racor primary and spin-on secondary fuel filters
• New heat exchangers and sea water pumps
• Port generator received an injector pump
• Both generators serviced yearly
• Main electrical panel: engine room
• Shore Cord: (1) 100 ft. 220V 50-amp with connector – starboard bow at Glendinning recoil


• Batteries: 32V engine supply / start battery; 12V for generators and electronics
• Battery chargers: LaMarche ASE-10-12V; LaMarche A40
• Lighting: 32V DC and 120-volt AC LED overhead lighting (3-dozen). All sockets and fixtures replaced to accommodate LED which has reduced power requirements by 95% and eliminated heat load


• All tanks aluminum
• Fuel: (2)
• Main tank – 750 gallons
• Reserve – 500 gallons
• Water: 1) 500 gallons – located in lazarette bilge
• Holding tank: (1) approximately 75 gallons in bilge between engines
• Grey water tank: 20 gallons


• Twin Detroit Diesel 871 TI’s, 450 hp each @ 2300 RPM. Model 70827400, Serial #’s: Port 8VA-287953, Starboard 8VA-287568.
• Engine Hours as of May 2022 Port: 4401; starboard 4247
• Cruise speed and consumption: 12-knots at 1600 rpm – 18 gallons per hour with one generator
• Racor primary and AC secondary fuel filters
• Controls: Panish / new cables installed with rebuilt controls
• Both Allison transmissions were replaced in 2016 with less than 1800 hours.  Reduction gear: 2:1
• Propellers: Two new 32 X 25 four-bladed bronze and 2 reconditioned spares
• (4) New 2-1/2” Stainless shafts with 4 cutlass bearings and 2 new Tide Marine water cooled shaft seals
• Steering: Wagner hydraulic


• GE washing machine and dryer, 220V
• Sea Exchanger XTC 12002 watermaker – serviced yearly by Elite Marine representing manufacturer. Capacity 50 gallons/hr.
• Marine Air by Dometic air conditioning; 2-stage, 4-ton each chilled water system. Variable compressors to minimize operating amperage. Servicing (11) digitally controlled air handlers located throughout the vessel to include engine room, flybridge, and air-conditioned heads
• CO2 System – canisters removed, and pressure checked at facility, reinstalled with all new pressure hoses, plus installation of 6 new hand-held fire extinguishers to meet code
• New Allison Torqmatic transmissions, and rear water pumps replaced by Charleston Shipyard
• Head Hunter water pressure system. March 5 pump with diaphragm
• Glendinning engine synchronizer, New 
• Glendinning 100’ shore power recoil at starboard bow
• (2) Water heaters – 220-volt, 60 gallons each


• 6’6” headroom throughout the vessel with 7’ – 8’ in engine room
• Welded aluminum dive platform and custom stern ladder


MASON’S CANDY is for those clients who understand and appreciate the attributes of a quality built, pedigree yacht that has had the benefit of being owned by a knowledgeable and experienced yachtsman. She is now for sale because the owner and his family can no longer use her as they have done for eight years: to cruise from Florida back and forth to the Bahamas three times, and to Nantucket and back twice. Realistic seller who wants his yacht sold sooner rather than later.


• Artwork: 2 Pieces in salon, one in the wheelhouse, one on the aft deck, and personal photos below in hall between staterooms

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