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Southern Yacht Sales/Expedition Yachts Intl.

Ben T. Snead
New Bern
United States

Fax:  (252) 514-0177

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1965 Burger Motor Yacht


Tacoma,WA,United States

Entrance to enclosed aft deck
Aft Deck
Main salon looking forward
Salon looking aft
Galley looking to starboard
Pilot House
Crew's Quarters
Guest Stateroom
Master Stateroom
Port exterior
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This classic 85' Burger was designed by Jack Hargrave, an uncompromising naval architect with exceptional styling and interior space planning and built in 1965. The hull design is known for her sea keeping qualities and efficiency burning only 25 gallons per hour cruising at 12-13 knots. 


SEA STAR is remarkably preserved having been owned by yachtsmen that maintained her in top condition. She was kept in a boathouse in Seattle's Lake Union from 1969 to 2007. Although she is ready to cruise and makes annual trips to the waters of British Columbia, this is an excellent candidate for a full restoration as all of her original doors, hatches, hardware and interior joiner work are original and her hull, engines and tanks are in very good condition.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Aluminum 
Beam 19 ft 8 inDraft Board/Drive Up 5 ft 6 in 
Engine Make CaterpillarEngine Model D343A 
Fuel Capacity 3000 galLength Overall 85 ft 
Holding Tank Size 150 galWater Capacity 1000 gal 
Engine Hours 5600Number of Engines 2 

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For Sale by

Southern Yacht Sales/Expedition Yachts Intl.

Ben T. Snead
New Bern
United States

Fax:  (252) 514-0177

Vessel Description



  • Teak deck with hatch into lazerette, boarding door aft port to swim step, and two doors forward port and starboard to aft salon area with large upholstered bench seating and entrance to master stateroom.
  • Storage behind and underneath cushions for lines, fishing rods and tackle.
  • Teak flag staff.
  • Teak caprail.

Enclosed Aft Deck

  • Two doors forward port and starboard entering from cockpit.
  • Upholstered settee aft with opening screened window above.
  • Teak dining table with six chairs.
  • Teak decking.
  • Varnished teak bar cabinet on forward bulkhead with sink and refridgerator.
  • Chest freezer outboard to port.
  • Heated and air conditioned.
  • Three doors forward, one each port and starboard leading to walk-around side decks, and one forward leading to main salon.

Main Salon

  • Varnished teak door aft starboard with separate screen door.
  • Built in cabinet with fold out desk on aft bulkhead.
  • Built in entertainment cabinet along starboard bulkhead below windows.
  • Flat screen, stereo with two speakers, DVD and VHS players.
  • Large sofa to port, with two comfortable chairs and ottoman.
  • Coffee table.
  • Seven windows, three each port and starboard and one aft portside allow unobstructed views while seated.
  • Staircase port forward leading down aft to master and guest staterooms.
  • Door starboard forward leading forward to galley, pilot house and crew's quarters.


  • Two entrance doors, one each, port and starboard for cross ventilation and easy access from side decks.
  • Large stainless counter top with built in double sink and one prep sink.
  • Stainless refrigerator/freezer.
  • 36” oven with cook top.
  • Stainless microwave oven.
  • Upper and lower cabinetry throughout.
  • Two large opening screened sky lights.
  • Galley is fully provisioned with all cookware and dishes.


  • The galley companionway to starboard leads forward to the pilothouse. Side deck sliding doors, one each port and starboard have separate screen doors. A staircase forward leads to crew’s quarters.  
  • Classic wood and stainless steel destroyer wheel.

  • Large console with mechanical instrumentation panel, built in chart drawers with cabinetry beneath.
  • Large upholstered, elevated bench seat along aft bulkhead.
  • Windows forward with wipers.  Centerline window opens with classic chrome plated brass handwheel.

 Crews Quarters

  • Staircase leading down from pilothouse.
  • Forward crew quarters with bunks along starboard wall, chain locker centerline forward and three closets. Settee with table portside.
  • Hatch for emergency egress tp foredeck with sky lights.
  • Captain’s quarters located aft of forward crews quarters with large elevated bunk portside, and  drawers beneath. Sink with medicine cabinet above.
  • Crews head with sink, vanity, shower and linen locker located across hallway from captain’s quarters.
  • Additional crew’s quarters aft and to port with two bunks, head and sink.




  • 36 mile Furuno radar with 6’ array antenna
  • 24 mile Furuno black box radar with 4’ array antenna.
  • Two Furuno GPS.
  • Two Icom VHF radios.
  • Two Furuno depth sounders.
  • 17” flat screen monitor with HP computer.
  • Nobletec Admiral Suite navigation software.
  • Simrad auto pilot
  • Loud hailer.


Engines and Mechanical


  • Main Engines:Twin CAT D343's with block heaters and dry stack exhaust systems.
  • Transmissions: Twin Disc 318
  • Stainless steel shafts with stuffing boxes.
  • Propellers: 34” bronze
  • Generators 15kw Kohler, 12kw Onan.
  • Bow Thruster 18hp 220 Volt.
  • Vosper Stabilizers with upgraded digital control box.
  • Capstan with 350 feet of 5/8” stud link chain and 175 lb. Fjord anchor.
  • Way Wolfe diesel boiler.
  • Electric water heater (50 gallon).
  • Air compressor with large storage tank.
  • Kahlenberg air horn.
  • Three bilge pumps (one mechanical) (two large DC electrical) with suctions in all compartments.
  • Four diesel fuel tanks with total of 3150 gallon capacity.
  • Three fresh water tanks with 1000 gallon capacity.
  • 150 gallon black water tank.
  • Headhunter pumps.
  • Shore power 50 amp service.
  • Large bank of house batteries (32volt) with inverter located in lazerette.
  • Bank of 24 volt electronics and pump back up with inverter in engine room.
  • Two banks of engine start batteries for mains.
  • One bank of 12 volt batteries for radio back up power.
  • Telephone/CATV.


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.