Burger Boat Company in the US has received a contract for the construction of a 30m (98ft) steel passenger vessel from First Lady Cruises in Chicago.
Chicago’s Leading Lady was designed by Seacraft Design of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and will be built at Burger’s Manitowoc yard.
The yacht is styled after the luxury cruising yachts of the 1920s, such as former presidential yacht Sequoia, and will be used for private parties, wedding rehearsal dinners and corporate events.
It will also serve as an official vessel for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise.
Powered by two Caterpillar C12 main engines with ZF gearboxes and two Caterpillar C4.4 generators, the vessel will be capable of carrying up to 350 passengers.