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Burger Boat Company nominated for Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest

Posted at 5:38 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 06:49:15-04

MANITOWOC, Wis (NBC 26) -- There's only a few days left to cast your vote for the first round of nominees in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.

Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc is one of the area businesses that has been nominated. They were chosen for their Burger 50' Cruiser.

It is currently under construction and is expected to be completed later this year or early next year.

"I like to say it's a mini super yacht," said Ron Cleveringa, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Burger Boat Company. "It has all of the features and fits and finishes of the typical super yacht that people might think Burger Boat Builds, but it's all put in a smaller package."

It offers a smaller price entry point to the yacht market.

The boat can reach speeds of up to 31 knots and it includes features such as a retractable swim platform.

"The main salon area is a big open space," said Cleveringa. "It has a very large sunroof, large opening windows, and a one-piece windshield. You are basically bringing the outside in while you're in a protected environment. It's a really cool space."

Burger Boat Company has been in Wisconsin since 1863.

During the pandemic they've seen an increase in demand as people are looking to get outside more and enjoy our area waterways, including Lake Michigan.

First round voting for the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest runs through this Sunday.

You can vote once per day. Click here to vote.