CHECKMATE- 85' 0" (25.91 m) - Builder: Burger
Specs In Brief
"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 oversized sunpad with enough space for two families. Confidently surrounded by enclosed bulwarks, "CHECKMATE's" large working Foredeck gives way to oversized 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 RaisedPilothouse 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 walkthrough between the port and starboard bench seats. The yacht’s tender is mounted foreandaft with a hydraulic crane mounted to port. Dual Halogen floodlights mounted on the radar mast provide abundant nighttime illumination of the Boat Deck area.