"CHECKMATE" combines the timeless beauty, style, quality and pedigree of one of the finest custom 85’ Burger motoryachts ever built with modern electronics, audio/video systems, comforts and finishes.
"CHECKMATE" has been meticulously maintained and continuously upgraded by First-Class Shipyards and crew, including a major refit in 2013 which enhanced her systems and interior and exterior spaces.
"CHECKMATE" is in turn-key condition and ready to go cruising with family and friends.
"CHECKMATE's" trademark Burger bow an instantly recognizable feature to discerning yachtsmen, is notable
for its generous freeboard and flared bow sections. Her integral steps lead to an over-sized sunpad with enough space for two families. Confidently surrounded by enclosed bulwarks, "CHECKMATE's" large working Foredeck gives way to over-sized open side decks leading aft. Port and starboard side sliding doors offer an inviting entryway to the yacht's plush interior.
The main deck interior is arranged in Raised Pilothouse fashion, with Galley & Dinette forward in a "Country Kitchen" style. Moving aft to starboard, one will find a passageway to the midship Pilothouse; next aft lies both a full width main Salon with fireplace and, in close enough proximity to allow for fireside dinners in a formal Dining arrangement and tastefully appointed lounge.
A custom Anigre dining table, complete with an easily storeable extra leaf, was painstakingly crafted by Burger's highly-skilled craftsmen. Surrounding the table, a masterpiece unto itself are six matching chairs with two additional ones rounding out the complement of high end Salon furnishings. With the use of the additional leaf and two chairs, formal dining for up to 8 guests is easily achievable.
The Main Deck powder room is located to port, just forward of the dining area. Positioned forward in the main Salon and adjacent to the dining area, the wet bar featuring overhead and under counter storage, a polished granite counter with a built-in sink, and a typically luxurious wine cooler with matching trim is the perfect centerpiece for an elegant cocktail party a glass fronted overhead cabinet for stemware has been conveniently Built into the salon's forward bulkhead.
"CHECKMATE's" spacious Aft Deck is connected to the integral Swim Platform by way of the stairs.
"CHECKMATE" accommodates six in three double staterooms, all of which are accessible by way of the wood paneled stairway on the main deck Salon. At the stairway’s base is a central Foyer through which guests may access all three staterooms, as well as a discreetly tucked away washer/dryer. The Master Stateroom is amidship while the two Guest Staterooms are aft, separated from the aft Engine Room by the two en-suite heads and a double bulkhead, which is both reliably watertight and mercifully sound-deadening. The Day Head aboard "CHECKMATE" is located outboard of the wet bar in the main Salon. Just aft of the Day Head is the sturdy is the sturdy watertight door to the portside deck. Continuously updated throughout her life, “Checkmate” is turn-key and cuts an impressive figure in all ports she enters.
"CHECKMATE" features a custom Hardtop Flybridge, accessible by the Pilothouse's stairs, that was modified in 2013 to a Ray Hunt design. This space features a fold-down TV from the Hardtop with a dedicated receiver. The Flybridge helm station is centered forward, faced by a new Pompanette Captain's chair.
To port and starboard are fully-functional wing stations to assist in docking maneuvers. An Eisenglass enclosure allows for three season living. To port and starboard are built-in bench seats which wrap-around aft, with two large Teak tables with seating for 10. Forward to port are two built-in refrigerator drawers.
The Boat Deck aft is easily accessed by a walk-through between the port and starboard bench seats. The yacht's tender is mounted fore and aft with a hydraulic crane mounted to port. Dual Halogen floodlights mounted on the radar mast provide abundant nighttime illumination of the Boat Deck area.
LG 47" LED LCD TV
LG Bluray Player
DirectTV HD SAT Receiver
Located forward of the Pilothouse, the "Country Kitchen" style is both open and spacious, thanks to large windows to port and starboard, as well as an opening skylight in the overhead. A granite topped island provides excellent working space, in addition to the L-shaped counters built into the aft and outboard bulkheads. Top-of-the-line appliances and custom cabinets make the Galley an enjoyable environment for owner and crew alike.
Forward is an L-shaped banquette with granite topped table for informal dining or for use as a Crew Lounge. The Galley has its own TV and entertainment system as well.
Amidship and up a few steps from the main deck level is the spacious Pilothouse. A leather upholstered bench seat is built into the aft bulkhead with a pedestal mounted table for navigation or underway meals. With wrap-around windows and a beautifully designed helm console, the Pilothouse affords excellent visibility to all those fortunate enough to experience it.
Audio & Visual Equipment
Control4 Audio/Video System throughout
Forward from the stateroom foyer is the Master Stateroom, with port and starboard cedar walk-in closets outboard. A centerline king-sized berth is set against the forward bulkhead with bedside tables and reading lights on either side.
Flanking the Master berth to port and starboard are gorgeously crafted drawer bureaus with abundant storage. Above are opening portlights with custom window treatments.
The Master Stateroom is furnished with a complete entertainment system that includes: LG LED LCD TV, LG BluRay Player, DirectTV HD SAT Receiver, and phone set.
His and Hers Heads are located forward and may be accessed from either side of the berth. A large marble-lined shower separates the two heads. Floors and countertops in the Heads are marble, with under mount sinks.
There are port and starboard double staterooms aft from the Foyer with arched doorways mimicking the Master Stateroom entry doors. The port Guest Stateroom is a VIP cabin, with an athwartship queen berth. The starboard Guest Stateroom has twin lower berths. Both Guest Staterooms are furnished with cedar hanging closets, built-in dressers, and integral entertainment systems that includes: LG LED LCD TV, LG Blue-Ray Player, DirectTV HD SAT Receiver, as well as phone sets.
Each stateroom boats an en-suite marble-lined head and shower
The Crew Quarters are all the way forward, accessed by a stairway from the Galley "Country Kitchen" area forward of the Pilothouse. At the base of the stairway is the crew laundry area, with the Crew Head and shower to port.
The Crew cabin is forward with upper and lower berths and a hanging locker on the opposite side. The Crew cabin also has its own entertainment center and telephone. The laundry center and extra refrigerator is in the Crew Quarters.
The Crew Head is forward with a separate stall shower.
There is an escape hatch/skylight to the Foredeck from the Crew cabin.
Electronics & Navigational Equipment
Naiad hydraulic bow thruster
Bow thruster controls
CPlath Gyro Compass
CPlath Navipilot Autopilot
Furuno Navnet and Radar
Icom IC M127 VHF Radio
(4) Icom UHF Crew Radios
(3) LG Flats Screens
B&G HS 2000 Depth and Speed Indicator
B&G Wind Indicator
Simrad EVO II with Navionics
Nobletec Time Zero
(1) Northstar 6000GPS Chart Plotter
Elbex Closed-Circuit Camera monitor with Aft Deck, Engine Room cameras and FLIR
Koopnautic SeaRocq stabilizers
KVH Electronic compass
Panasonic super hybrid phone set
Kobelt engine controls
Caterpillar engine vision monitors
Brother Inkjet printer/copier
Lenovo PC ship's computer
Danforth Magnetic compass
CPlath Autopilot station
CPlath Rudder indicators
ACR Halogen search light
Kahlenberg air horn
Kahlenberg air whistle
CAT Controls and digital monitors
Port and starboard wing stations with throttle, gear, and thruster controls
VDO Generator instruments
Icom ICM127 VHF radio
Burger custom alarm panel
Control4 Audio/Video System
Poly Planar AM/FM CD player
PP Exterior speakers mounted on the radar arch and also on Aft Deck
Skyvue LED Outdoor 52" fold-down flat HD TV with dedicated receiver
Sunpad on Foredeck
Dual port and starboard boarding gates
Integral Swim Platform
Hot and cold shower Swim Platform
Removable aluminum swim ladder
Recessed stainless steel Swim Platform cleats
Fore and aft shore cable reels
Foredeck escape hatch from Crew Quarters
Flybridge flood lights and courtesy lighting
Forward trunk cabin Bosun's locker
Port and starboard Foredeck fixed dunnage boxes (Aft Deck)
Dual Maxwell 3500 Aft Deck capstans
Teak varnished cap rails
Stainless steel handrails
Covers for Flybridge console, seating and tender
Maxwell 3500 Hydraulic driven anchor windlass with chain sprocket