85′ Burger Checkers Refresh

85' Burger Checkers Refresh

Some projects are quick – very quick! For the 2001 Burger Boat Co. Checkers, we were commissioned to update the yacht in time for her appearance at the 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show where she would be featured for sale. Her brokers at Worth Avenue Yachts contacted us to see if we could breathe some new life into this 85′ yacht…in a two-and-a-half-week turnaround!

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In preparation for a chic and serene coastal summer and visualizing a vibe of barefoot luxury, an iconic Hamptons style was our inspiration for Checkers, bringing a subtle luxury, timeless elegance, and natural splendor!

Taking inspiration from America’s most elite seaside state-of-mind destination, we selected a color scheme from the Coastal landscapes that are the essence of the Hamptons. We used a subdued palette with a canvas of creamy white and ivory, various shades of beige, thoughtful touches of navy, and layers of these same colors, varying in intensity.

In keeping with the yacht’s new Hamptons-style theme we also commissioned various sailboat and coastal photography canvas prints to add visual interest throughout. We carefully removed and stored the yacht’s original artwork, which consisted of a few Picassos and other valuable works. We will preserve and store these for the current owner.ย 

We kept accessory pieces to a minimum using refined, natural materials, some polished finishes, and only pieces that elevated natural materials to an upscale level in the end creating a harmonious, and charming natural scheme throughout.ย 

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Wood & Stone

The wood throughout the yacht was in poor condition, so we quickly addressed this and had it re-finished within the deadline. We also had the stone re-polished.

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Carpet, Upholstery, Bedding, Art & Decor Throughout

We replaced all of the carpeting throughout and implemented new upholstery, all new bedding and accessories.

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Pilothouse Before

Pilothouse Delivery & Installation

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Main Salon Before

Artwork Removal & Installation

Main Salon Delivery, Progress & Installation

Main Salon After

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We have now turned the Staterooms into inviting and restorative retreats where the new owners and their guests can get tucked away into the new luxurious and dreamy bamboo cotton sateen bedding.

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Master Stateroom Before

85 Burger Checkers Project Brief Master Stateroom

Master Stateroom Progress & Installation

85 Burger Checkers Project Brief Master Stateroom After

Starboard Stateroom Before

85 Burger Checkers Project Brief Starboard Stateroom Before

Starboard Stateroom Progress & Installation

85 Burger Checkers Project Brief Starboard Stateroom After

Forward VIP Stateroom Before

85 Burger Checkers Project Brief Forward VIP Stateroom Before

Forward VIP Stateroom Progress & Installation

Exterior Set Up

Exterior After

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Stay tuned for professional portfolio photos coming soon!

This yacht is now for sale through Worth Avenue Yachts

For more on refits of all types, be sure to check out our blog posts Yacht Interior Designers Guide: To Refit Or Not To Refit Part 1 & Part 2.ย Be sure to come back and check in on our News Page to see project updates, behind-the-scenes, and other news!

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About the Author

About the Author

Destry Darr Pethtel is an award-winning interior designer based in Florida. Her designs have been featured in several luxury yacht publications such as Showboats, Boat International, Yachts International, Yachting, Luxe Magazine to name just a few! Read More About Destry >>

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