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CHANTICLEER is one of the Grand Dames of yachting. Originally built for Ogden Phipps and named BUCKPASSER after one of his more famous thoroughbreds, she was designed by Jack Hargrave and, at the time, was the largest vessel built by Burger, and the first Burger with a helipad.

She was purchased by singer, actress and philanthropist Frances Langford in 1986. Ms. Langford was a passionate yachtswoman, and it was she who added the cockpit to facilitate her love of fishing. CHANTICLEER was enjoyed by Ms. Langford, friends, family and dignitaries until the time of her passing in 2005. Since that time she has had three owners, each devoted to preserving the legacy through obsession to preventative maintenance, upgrades and attention to detail.

The time has come for a new chapter as her current owners have other matters to attend. Their desire is that the next owners not only appreciate the overall quality of CHANTICLEER, but also value her place in yachting's history.

Specifications

Builder Burger
Model Pilothouse Motor Yacht
Length (LOA) 108'
Year 1973
Year Refit 2007
Gross Tonn. 155
Draft 6'
Beam 22'
Range 2,600 NM
Location Stuart, United States

Accommodations

Staterooms 4
Sleeps 8
Heads 4
Crew Cabins 3
Crew Sleeps 5
Capt. Quarters Yes

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 108'
Max Draft 6'
Fuel Tank 6,450 g
Fresh Water 2,700 g
Holding Tank 870 g
Gross Tonn. 155
Displacement 119

Construction

Hull Material Aluminum
Hull Config Displacement
Max Speed 15 Knots
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
Range 2,600 NM
Stabilizers Standard

Engines (x2)

Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model D-343
Engine Type Inboard
Power HP 460
Power KW 0
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Port

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Chanticleer, yacht made famous by frances langford, back in familiar waters.

By Curt Devine

For decades, Treasure Coast residents could spot renowned singer/actress Frances Langford cruising on her vintage 108-foot yacht, the Chanticleer, in local waters.

While the yacht has changed hands twice since Langford passed away in 2005, it now rests in Florida again at the Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach. And it is sporting a new paint job and up-to-date renovations.

Local residents have a chance next month to see the yacht that became synonymous with the beloved local icon.

The Frances Langford estate first sold the Chanticleer in 2006 to Jon Couch, a Washington businessman. Then when current owner Marty Sutter saw that the yacht was for sale again in 2007, he knew he had to have it.

"The Chanticleer combines classic beauty and history," he said. "It's a pedigree of yachts."

Sutter, the 56-year-old co-founder and managing director of health care venture capital firm Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, said he and his wife, Lisa, had long admired the yacht since they first saw it near Lake Huron in the late 1990s.

He said it caught his attention as a Burger cockpit motor yacht, noting that most enthusiasts consider the Burger Boat Co. the highest-quality yacht manufacturer.

Adding to its uniqueness, the Chanticleer was the first Burger yacht to have a helipad built on its deck, but Sutter joked that Langford converted this into a dining area and used the boat's extra space for fishing.

Sutter and his wife live in Texas but spend their winters vacationing on the yacht in the Caribbean, where they have villas in the British Virgin Islands. Once, they spent six weeks on the yacht touring the eastern Caribbean.

Inside, the Chanticleer resembles a five-star hotel, having an interior made of rare rosewood, sapele and mahogany. Although it is worth about $5 million, Sutter said the history makes it more valuable.

The yacht was originally built in 1973 for Ogden Phipps, a stockbroker known for philanthropy and thoroughbred horse racing. Frances Langford bought it in the 1980s.

To honor the history, Sutter and his wife preserved the VIP stateroom with Langford's movie posters and memorabilia.

Although Sutter does not understand why the yacht was named Chanticleer, which translates to "sing clear" in French, he said he could never change it.

"It would be like renaming your grandmother," he said. "This boat just has so much character."

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The Chanticleer will be displayed from Dec. 1-4 in Key Largo at Ocean Reef Club's 17th annual Vintage Weekend, an event that celebrates vintage cars, planes and boats. The event is open to the public. More information is available at www.oceanreef.com/Happenings-and-Events/Vintage-Weekend-324.html

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A Summary of Motor Yacht CHANTICLEER

The well sized luxury yacht CHANTICLEER is a motor yacht. This 34 metre (110 ft) luxury yacht was crafted by Burger Boats in 1973. CHANTICLEER was formerly called Buckpasser. Superyacht CHANTICLEER is a stately yacht that can sleep a total of 8 people on board and has around 4 crew members. Launched to celebration in the year of 1973 this boat’s interior design promulgates the yachting ideals from Paola D Smith and their approach to interior yacht design.

Shipyard Work & Yacht Design of Luxury Yacht CHANTICLEER

The yacht's wider design collaboration came from Jack Hargrave. The formal naval architect drawings are a work of Jack Hargrave. Motor Yacht CHANTICLEER received her elegant interior designing from the interior design skills of Paola D Smith. Created at Burger Boats the yacht was constructed within the United States. She was officially launched in Manitowoc Wi in 1973 before being transferred to the owner. A moderate area is brought about with a widest beam (width) of 6.64 metres / 21.8 feet. With a 1.83m (6ft) draught (maximum depth) she is reasonably shallow. The material aluminium was used in the building of the hull of the motor yacht. Her superstructure over the hull is created out of aluminium. In 2007 extra refit work and modernisation was also finished.

The Range & Speeds - Engine Room For M/Y CHANTICLEER:

This yacht posseses two quality CATERPILLAR diesel engine(s) and can attain a comparatively good top continuous speed of 14 knots. The engine of the CHANTICLEER generates 460 horse power (or 343 kilowatts). Her total HP is 920 HP and her total Kilowatts are 683. Her propulsion units are twin screw propellers. As for the yacht’s stabalisers she was supplied with Naiad. The boat’s accomplished cruising speed is 12 knots which gives a range of 2600.

Superyacht CHANTICLEER Has The Following Guest Accommodation:

The well sized luxury yacht motor yacht CHANTICLEER is able to sleep as many as 8 passengers in addition to 4 qualified crew.

A List of the Specifications of the CHANTICLEER:

Superyacht Name:Motor Yacht CHANTICLEER
Ex:Buckpasser
Built By:Burger Boat Company
Built in:Manitowoc Wi, United States
Launched in:1973
Refitted in:2007
Length Overall:33.53 metres / 110 feet.
Waterline Length:30.8 (101 ft)
Naval Architecture:Jack Hargrave, Jack Hargrave
Interior Designers:Paola D Smith
Gross Tonnes:150
Nett Tonnes:120
Hull / Superstructure Construction Material:aluminium / aluminium
Owner of CHANTICLEER:Unknown
CHANTICLEER available for luxury yacht charters:-
Is the yacht for sale:-
Helicopter Landing Pad:No
Material Used For Deck:teak
The Country the Yacht is Flagged in:United States
Official registry port is: Jensen Beach Fl
Home port:Jensen Beach Fl, USA
Max yacht charter guests:8
Number of Crew Members:4
Her Engine(s) is two 460 Horse Power / 343 Kilowatts Caterpillar. Model: D343TA diesel.
Giving the combined power of 920 HP /683 KW.
Cruising at a speed of 12 nautical miles per hour.
Her top Speed is around 14 knots.
Approximate range: 2600 at a speed of 12 knots.
Bunkering capacity: 18170 L.
Water: 10600.00.
Stabaliser Stabality devices: Naiad.
Yacht Beam: 6.64m/21.8ft.
Waterline Length (LWL): 30.8m/101ft.
Draught at deepest: 1.83m/6ft.

Further Information On The Yacht

This motor yacht has a teak deck.

CHANTICLEER Disclaimer:

The luxury yacht CHANTICLEER displayed on this page is merely informational and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by CharterWorld. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and informations are displayed in good faith but CharterWorld does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

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1973 Burger 108' Pilothouse Motor Yacht CHANTICLEER

1973 burger.

Refit Year: 2007

108' (32.92m) Pilothouse Motor Yacht - CHANTICLEER

Classic burger with notable history..

Flag of Registry: United States

Port of Registry: Sewall's Point, FL

  • Stuart Florida United States
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  • Aluminum Hull

HIN/IMO: 310C

$ 795,000 USD

€ 746,826 euros $ 1,094,218 cad £ 639,527 gbp.

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Description

CHANTICLEER is one of the Grand Dames of yachting. Originally built for Ogden Phipps and named BUCKPASSER after one of his more famous thoroughbreds, she was designed by Jack Hargrave and, at the time, was the largest vessel built by Burger, and the first Burger with a helipad.

She was purchased by singer, actress and philanthropist Frances Langford in 1986. Ms. Langford was a passionate yachtswoman, and it was she who added the cockpit to facilitate her love of fishing. CHANTICLEER was enjoyed by Ms. Langford, friends, family and dignitaries until the time of her passing in 2005. Since that time she has had three owners, each devoted to preserving the legacy through obsession to preventative maintenance, upgrades and attention to detail.

The time has come for a new chapter as her current owners have other matters to attend. Their desire is that the next owners not only appreciate the overall quality of CHANTICLEER, but also value her place in yachting's history.

Official Number: 547871

LOA: 108' 0" (32.92 Meters)

Type: Power - Used

Documented Year: 1973

Full Beam Master: Yes

Crew Cabins: 3

Captain's Quarters: Yes

Crew Sleeps: 5

Maximum Speed: 15 Knots

Cruise Speed: 10 Knots

Range NMI: 2600

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Super Structure Material: Aluminum

Hull Material: Aluminum

Hull Finish: AwlGrip

Hull Shape: Displacement

Stabilizers: Standard

Stabilizer Brand: Naiad

Fuel Tank: 6450 Gallons (24415.89 Liters)

Fresh Water: 2700 Gallons (10220.61 Liters)

Holding Tank: 870 Gallons (3293.31 Liters)

Gross Tonnage: 155

Displacement: 119 tonnes

Designer: Jack Hargrave

Builder: Burger

Tender HIN: PTJ15814J809

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Aft deck air-conditioned dining for 6.

1973 Burger 108 ft Pilothouse Motor Yacht - CHANTICLEER

Enclosed aft deck.

1973 Burger 108 ft Pilothouse Motor Yacht - CHANTICLEER

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: D-343
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 460.00
  • Hours: 4106.00
  • Hours Date: 09-07-2022
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Hours: 4081.00
  • Engine Location: Starboard

Generator 1

  • Generator Make: John Deere
  • Generator Model: Starboard
  • Generator KW: 50.00
  • Generator Hours: 12411.00
  • Generator Date Hours Recorded: 09/07/2022

Generator 2

  • Generator Model: Port
  • Generator Hours: 11867.00

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Mechanical disclaimer.

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

Recent Upgrades

  • Fresh bottom paint, Hinckley Yachts, Stuart
  • New life raft
  • 2 New A/C chillers within past 2 years
  • New Glendinning electronic engine controls
  • New galley dishwasher
  • New ice maker and refrigerator on flybridge
  • New aft deck and flybridge Isinglass
  • New bimini top
  • All (6) toilets replaced, holding tank cleaned and inspected
  • Fresh bottom paint

Vessel Walk Through

CHANTICLEER is a proper yacht in all respects, and moving about is facilitated by spacious decks and wide-open

Boarding either port or starboard provides access fore or aft, and multiple entrances to the interior. Moving aft

through wing doors leads to the fully covered and enclosed aft deck and the exquisite dining. This area is air conditioned, or, there is plenty of natural ventilation for

al fresco dining. A large aft door leads to the cockpit, and there is a spiral staircase to the boat deck.

Going forward through a sliding glass door and over the CHANTCLEER threshold you enter the rich mahogany and

leather saloon and gentlemen's bar. This area is both sophisticated and inviting at the same time. Mahogany is

used throughout and the beaded headliner with recessed lighting presents a tasteful contrast. Large windows run

the entire length port and starboard giving panoramic views to all.

Just forward of the saloon is the similarly styled day head.

Continuing forward from the saloon along the starboard side is a companionway leading to the pilothouse access,

and further forward to the galley and forward lounge.

The in-line galley provides abundant counterspace and storage. Additionally, there is plenty of refrigeration and

freezer capacity giving the chef all he/she needs to produce gourmet meals aboard.

The forward lounge features a raised full-beam U-shaped settee and two teak tables that encourage relaxed

conversations in a casual setting. Natural light abounds.

The accommodation deck is accessed from the aft starboard side of the saloon. Descending the stairs you come to

the companionway which leads to the midship full-beam master stateroom, the aft VIP stateroom and two (2)

additional guest staterooms. Both the master and VIP staterooms have en suite heads. There is a third head for the

other staterooms.

The pilothouse gives the captain excellent visibility and sight lines, and all controls and nav aids are within easy

reach and easily referenced.

The flybridge and boat deck a extremely spacious. The flybridge provides a centerline helm as well as full control

stations port and starboard. The boat deck has added space that was originally used as the helipad.

The fore deck is ship-like and perfect for lounging and observing those idyllic sunrises and sunsets.

Crews quarters are forward and down from the galley. There is a crew's mess, captain's cabin with en suite head,

chef's cabin and a third cabin with three (3) single berths.

The engine room access is from the crew's quarters.

Listing MLS by Yachtr.com

For more information about this yacht please contact John Gear, CPYB. We look forward to working with you!

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Chanticleer

Motor Yacht

Chanticleer is a custom motor yacht launched in 1973 by Burger Boat Company.

Founded in 1863, Burger is one of the oldest and most respected custom yacht builders in America and has delivered yachts which can be seen in ports around the world.

Chanticleer measures 33.50 metres in length, with a max draft of 1.80 metres and a beam of 6.60 metres. She has a gross tonnage of 150 tonnes.

Chanticleer has an aluminium hull with an aluminium superstructure.

Her interior design is by Paola D. Smith & Associates.

Chanticleer also features naval architecture by Jack Hargrave.

Performance and Capabilities

Chanticleer has a top speed of 13.5 knots. She is powered by a twin screw propulsion system.

Chanticleer has a fuel capacity of 18,170 litres, and a water capacity of 10,600 litres.

She also has a range of 2,600 nautical miles.

Accommodation

Chanticleer accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins. She also houses room for up to 4 crew members.

Other Specifications

Chanticleer has a hull NB of 310.

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A legendary boat is on its way back.

The Chanticleer, a 118-foot-long yacht once owned by the late Ralph Evinrude of the outboard-motor company and his wife, Hollywood actress Frances Langford, was one of the more famous pleasure boats of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

It appeared in a Hollywood movie. It was featured in books about the most famous yachts. It made a trip to Europe and back in the 1960s, stopping everywhere from France to Greece to Egypt. The late actor Jackie Gleason used it from time to time.

“It was just so beautifully done,” said Langford, now 91 and living in Florida. “It was not like any other boat. It was the prettiest boat up and down the water.”

But more recently, the Chanticleer fell into a terrible state of disrepair. Yachting experts thought that it was more likely to be consigned to the scrap heap than to get back on the seas.

But an involved series of twists is giving the Chanticleer new life.

Looking out the window from a passing train in 2000, Greg Copley — president of a foreign-affairs association in Washington, D.C., and a yachting aficionado — spotted the Chanticleer at a pier in Maryland. He tracked down the owner, bought the yacht and sent it to Davis Boat Works in Newport News to return it to its former glory.

But then, in late 2001, the repairs got too expensive, and Copley could no longer keep up payments. Davis Boat Works’ owner, state Sen. Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach, took possession of the yacht and put it on the market.

In the fall of 2002, a 15-year-old New Hampshire boy, Oliver Max Chisholm, saw the ad for the boat on the Internet. He persuaded his father — Paul Chisholm, a wealthy businessman who owns a Boston interior woodworking company — to buy it. In late 2002, Oliver, his dad and Jack Meriot, who owned a boat engine repair service in Boston, came to Newport News to check out the Chanticleer.

“I told him I thought we had something to work with,” said the French- and English-speaking Meriot.

They bought the famous yacht for less than $80,000. Chisholm is footing the significant repair bill — so far about $500,000 and counting.

Chisholm still has his woodworking business. Meriot — who originally hails from Guadeloupe in the Caribbean — closed his Boston shop and is now living on the Chanticleer at a pier in Newport News.

At a spot in the small-boat harbor off Jefferson Avenue — in a spot rented from J&R; Tidewater Welding — Meriot works about 70 hours a week, fixing up the yacht. J&R; does some of the welding.

The plan: rent the Chanticleer as a charter boat in the Caribbean by next year, with crew and all accouterments available and Meriot as the captain.

The Chanticleer was built in 1947 by the DeFoe Shipbuilding Co. in Bay City, Mich., with thick steel that was left over from World War II Navy shipbuilding.

In fact, the company modeled the yacht’s hull off of a Navy torpedo chaser craft. The boat’s hull was made of corten steel, which doesn’t rust easily.

“I think what made it unique was the width of the hull,” said Wagner, of Davis Boat Works. “It is narrower, more classic of a warship than a yacht, which is usually fatter and wider. It has much cleaner lines in the water that a normal yacht.”

The 166-ton boat is 18.5 feet wide and had quarters for eight crew members — two single cabins and a six-bunk cabin. It also had four double staterooms, each with a shower and bathroom. Upstairs, it had a large main saloon, a bar saloon, a dining room and after-deck dining area.

Evinrude — the son of the outboard-motor company’s founder — bought the yacht in 1954 and added the latest high-tech gadgetry, including a 45-mile radar and separate music for different rooms. He also had stabilizing fins installed — retractable ones, allowing the Chanticleer to get in and out of tight spots.

“She was intended for long periods of comfortable living afloat, and many a dweller would have been goggle-eyed at her appointments,” wrote Bill Robinson in the 1971 book “Legendary Yachts.”

To reduce noise, Evinrude also had a five-bladed propeller installed, replacing the three-bladed propeller. He soundproofed the engine room, which had four six-cylinder diesel engines, each with 180 horsepower. That gave the yacht a cruising speed of about 14 or 15 knots (16 or 17 mph).

“It ran very quiet,” said Capt. Karam Haddan of Stuart, Fla., who was on the crew when Evinrude owned the boat and who still works with Langford on her yachts.

“He’d put a glass down on a table before we’d start up the engines, and if the ice rattled in the glass when we’d crank them up, he’d want someone to dive down to see if something was wrong.”

Langford starred in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Hollywood Hotel,” among other movies, and was sent abroad to entertain U.S. troops during World War II. With Langford’s cachet, the yacht was featured in books and boating magazines. It was featured in “The Day of the Dolphin,” a 1971 movie about a marine biologist who learns that his trained dolphins are being used in a plot to destroy the president’s yacht.

But Langford considered the yacht more her husband’s than hers because he always invested so much energy to it.

After he died, she sold it and bought a new yacht, which she also named the Chanticleer — the name of the rooster in a medieval epic.

Langford sold the older Chanticleer to Sam du Pont, a descendent of Pierre Samual du Pont, who turned his family’s powder-works company into a diversified megabusiness.

The boat’s history over the next 15 years in the du Pont family is unclear.

But in late 2000, when Copley spotted the boat tied to the pier at Havre de Grace, Md., he knew it was a famous boat, just by the look of it, said Capt. Bert “Skip” Phillips, his skipper from Nova Scotia, Canada.

After Copley tracked down the boat, he bought it. His idea, Phillips said, was to rent out the boat after he fixed it up.

But the Chanticleer, Phillips said, had simply been ignored for too long, and with leaks, there was water and bilge almost everywhere.

Copley decided that he needed to cut his losses.

“It was in a worse state than we figured,” Phillips said. “It was beyond redemption. The bloody boat was murdered, it’s as simple as that. All of the materials were top of the tree, but it’s like a car that you just let sit there and rot.”

It was then, after Davis Motor Works put the boat up for sale, that 15-year old Oliver found the boatwhile surfing the Web in New England.

Meriot and Chisholm’s initial plan had been to steer it back to Boston and repair it there. But when Meriot was about to do so in late 2002, the Coast Guard told him that Boston Harbor was frozen, so he remained in Newport News.

He’s lived on the boat the whole time. He even stayed on the boat during Hurricane Isabel in September, he said, on the lookout for any runaway fishing boats.

He and two helpers are putting in new deckplates, fuel tanks, floors of the crew quarters and fiberglass on the roof. He revamped the controls near the steering wheel, adding a global positioning system, a new radar system and a whole series of controls that link to the engine room. He’s putting in insulation, air conditioning, a new electrical system and new plumbing — and he’s glad that the 1947 schematics were still on the yacht to help him out.

Meriot and Chisholm are keeping a lot of the original parts of the yacht, including old furniture.

The plan is to complete the project by October, but the job will likely run into next year.

And when he goes back to the Caribbean to run the charter business, Meriot — who moved to Boston with his former wife in the early 1970s — will be going home.

Or maybe the boat itself — with all the hours that he’s spent on it — is his true home now.

“The more I work on it, the more I know the boat and the more I like it,” Meriot said. “I feel really confident in it.

“It’s not like I just had the money and bought a boat. It’s going to be a much different feeling.” *

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Spotted this classic work of Burger craftsmenship in Jensen Beach, Florida. "Chanticleer" was formerly owned by Ralph Evinrude (outboard motor fame). Currently, it his owned by his widow... Ms. Francis Langford, who resides nearby the marina. According to sources, the boat is used by Francis on a regular basis to go (of all things) fishing! It doesn't seem to be any worse for the wear. It is impeccably maintained. I was excited to see this yacht. Thought you might enjoy it too...

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spartonboat1

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Burger vs. Defoe The pictures are clearly of the Chanticleer. If she is a Burger, which I know was the brand/mfgr of the most recent Chanticleer, then she bears a striking resemblance to the original Chanticleer, as owned by Ralph Evinrude and Francis Langford from the time of her launch, I believe. I have seen posts indicating the current Chanticleer is either 98, 110, or 118 feet. Be that as it may, I know for a fact that the original boat was 118' feet because I was a deck hand on one of her four (4) sisterships, produced by Defoe Ship Yards of Bay City Michigan. Pictures are posted on the Defow web site, which is not very active, as the senior most Defoe just passed on in 2005. Defoe built many ships for the US Navy and the Cruisemaster line was to fill in slack capacity at the yard, after WWII. So, the original Chanticleer was a 118' 1947 or so Defoe "Cruisemaster" with four General Motors 6-71N Diesels, mounted 2 in-line on a side. I served on the sistership Natoya and both boats were active in the Great Lakes. The Chanticleer spent the summers in the "North Channel", while the Natoya was usually in N. Lake Huron, Lk Superior, or Lk. Michigan and once on a while in the N. Channel. She was berthed in Cheboygan, MI or achored off the Mertaugh Boat Works in Hessel, MI. The Natoya owner was Harold DuCharme of Grosse Pte. MI, now deceased. The Natoya was sold and sailed to Florida in the mid-late 1960's and has a very brief cameo shot in a James Bond movie. The reason for anchoring off Mertaugh's in Hessel was that the Captain, James Mertaugh, was a brother to the owner of Mertaugh's. Jim passed on in AZ in the 1990's. The original Chantilcleer was sold in the late 1990's to an east coast boat yard and is up on the hard somewhere on the E. Coast. There are pictures posted on a web site and she is for sale. But the pictures will show much corrosion around her stabilizers forward. She was seen headed out East by the owner of the Wicked Witch, Les Swanson of Traverse City, MI. Unfortunately, Mrs. Langford passed away in the July 2005. The Burger Chanticleer was most recently seen about that time in the Grosse Pte. Yacht Club. Trivia for the record.
Interesting! Thanks for sharing. By the way, welcome aboard! When I first spotted Chanticleer, I thought for sure it was a Burger, but the oval windows below the pilothouse thru me off a bit. I ventured a call to David Ross at Burger and he confirmed it. Quite an illustrious history with this boat, Ralph Evinrude and Francis Langford!

Captain Bob

Captain Bob New Member

Defoe Cruisemasters..... It was good to read the letter from a former "Natoya" crewman. There were 5 Cruisemasters built by Defoe but I can only remember the names of 3. They were "Savitar", "Natoya" and "Chanticleer". I knew Captain Jim Mertaugh for years as I worked at the Detroit Boat Basin where she was the last to be hauled in the fall and the first to be launched in the spring. With the help of the Mill foreman I designed a sort of yard tug out of a "work punt" with a well for an outboard which we used to push "Natoya" from her layup dock to the Marineways. That allowed Capt Jim and the crew to lay everything up early and not be concerned about running her engines. "Natoya" is now part of the artificial reef off Dade County, FL. I was aboard her in her final days. She'd been re-painted white (from her former Navy gray) and had fallen on hard times. I had asked for her engine quadrant but it was not to be. They were fine old boats. Would enjoy hearing from any members of the old crews. <[email protected]>
Recieved this note from Quincy Leslie... *************************************************** Captain Bob/Carl: Great to hear from someone who had contact with the ole' Natoya. As you know, she was owned for all her like, except for the very last years by Harold DuCharme of Grosse Pte. He actually owned Windmill Pointe, or similar name of some major section of GP. He was very well to do, and his younger relatives called him "Unkie". You mentioned that she was painted white in her last few years. On a point of pure trivia, I am absolutely convince that she had a very brief cameo shot in a 1960's James Bond move, Thunderball, which featured a large yacht that could break into two sections, one of which was a high speed hydrofoil boat. At any rate, for some reason, maybe they needed a stock shot, a boat identical to the Natoya, painted white, is shown floating offshore in the background while James Bond and the villian are have a discussion on a shoreside home lawn. Since the other shots both long and close up are not the Natoya, it makes it all the more interesting; you get the movie and check it out yourself. Her sister the Chanticleer also fell on hard times, after her owner Mrs. Ralph Evinrude, i.e. the movie star singer Alice Faye, sold her and replaced her with a Burger. I should have downloaded the images, but she showed up on a web site for a marina out east up on the hard. She had considerable corrosion around the stabilizer fins, which was interesting, as the Natoya had no such fins. I think they bought her cheap thinking to fix her up, but I suspect she was due for scrap. Also, recently there was a mention of the Chanticleer in a recent Lakeland Boating. I need to drop them a line. Thanks for the response. Write some more into, as I would be interested to hear. Capt. Jim died in AZ several years ago, I was told, and the family sold the Mertauge Boat works in Hessel, where Jim also lived, 5-7 years ago. Thanks again, Quincy Leslie
Wrong Owner Name In my prior post I inadvertantly referenced "Alice Faye" as Ralph Evinrude's wife and final owner of the Chanticleer. While Alice Faye was a fine actress and singer from the same period as Francis Langford, in fact I should have said that Francis Langford was the final owner of the Chanticleer and had been married to Ralph Evinrude. So this should correct my prior error and sorry for any inconvenience.

Burger

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The 108' Burger "CHANTICLEER" is located in Stuart, FL and is for sale asking $1,950,000. Julien Elfenbein at Burger Yacht Sales is the Central Agent. He can fill you in on the particulars. Alycia at Burger Yacht Sales

Thomas Pace

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Chanticleer To be specific ... CHANTICLEER was commisioned by my Great Uncle, John C. Pace. My Father, Thomas M. Pace, Sr took delivery of CHANTICLEER at the DeFoe yard, and ran her through the Great Lakes, out the St Lawrence Seaway, where they encountered exceptionally rough weather causing 38-degree rolls ... at 118' LOA and roughly 18' beam with a round bottom, the much later added stabilizers were no doubt a Godsend. She was sold to a foreign national many years later, and ultimately became the proud and happy ship for Ralph Evinrude. amd thus the connection to Mrs. Stuart. If anyone knows of the yard or the website where CHANTICLEER can be found, I would appreciate learning it - Shortly after the end of WW II, my Great Uncle John wanted a fine yacht, and contacted old man Huckins ... after some discussions about the size and specifics of the boat (a 58'-64' plan), my Great Uncle added he preferred a blue hull. As the story goes, Mr. Huckins responded that ALL Huckins boats were grey. John replied that if he was paying for the boat to be built, he could choose whatever hull color he so desired ... Huckins replied that if he was going to build it, the boat would be grey. John calmly relplied, ' Mr. Huckins, it appears we cannot do business' ... shortly after, Mr. DeFoe agreed to build John the 118' CHANTICLEER, with a dark blue hull.
Thomas, As posted by Alycia from Burger Yacht Sales (above your post), Chanticleer is located in Stuart (Jensen Beach actually). The estate of Francis Langford is also for sale in this area. Here is a link to Chanticleer's listing on YachtWorld... http://www.**************/core/list...rrency=USD&access=Public&listing_id=5984&url= Thank you for sharing the history on the build and welcome to YachtForums!
Actually, you are slightly mistaken : After the death of Mr Evinrude, the original CHANTICLEER, a 118' DeFoe CruiseMaster, was sold. Miss Langford then purchased the current boat, a 108' 1973 Burger, which she renamed ' Chanticleer'. The boat listed for sale is the second Chantilceer, and not the original.

Geoff R

Geoff R New Member

Of course it is People, First I must say that is a burger, and it is Chanti. I know the Captain and have been all through it at the yard. Whomever said it was used for fishing was totally BS'ing you. That boat hasn't moved in a few years, considering the Mrs. just passed last year, i would say that she was not an avid fisherwoman in her mid 90's before she passed. And its not like it was even a good spot. Its been at the same Marina for 20 years, AND that boat is in pretty bad shape....I mean the crew kept it up as best they could...but there was no money put into maintaining it beyond that until it went up for sale.
Original DeFoe vs recent Burger Hey Geoff - Since you know the most recent Chanticleer, the 108' Burger, I am curious to know if you have any current information about the Evinrude's first Chanticleer - Last word I got was that she was on the hard at a boatyard somewhere in New England - The yacht that I am initerested in is the 118' DeFoe Cruismaster, originally built for, and named ' Chanticleer' by my Great Uncle, John C. Pace shortly after WW II. Thank You, Tom Pace

boatdog

boatdog New Member

gentlemen, does anyone know where this cruisemaster {envirude fame } is at present?
Tom Pace, have u had any luck in finding the defoe cruisemaster? regards james bush
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Captain Paul Lawrence Captain Paul Lawrence grew up in Warkworth, New Zealand. He started racing dinghy yachts at an early age competing in New Zealand and later in Europe. At the age of 23 he finished his 9000 hour boat building apprenticeship with Lidgard Boat Builders in Auckland, New Zealand.  After obtaining his Captain's license he skippered numerous charter boats including  a Television New Zealand film boat filming the 2000 Americas Cup. In 2001 he joined the Alinghi Americas Team as weather analyst and sailor. The Alinghi team won the 6th Louis Vuitton Cup held in Auckland, New Zealand and then went on to challenge for the 2003 America’s Cup and won. This was the first European team to win the trophy and the first challenger to succeed on a first attempt. In 2003 he decided to follow his Captains career on Motor Yachts and in 2008 joined the Chanticleer & Canim team as Captain of both vessels. Captain Lawrence enjoys the responsibility of managing not one, but two classic and historic yachts. Captain Lawrence holds an MCA Yacht Master Ocean license, GMDSS, STCW95, New Zealand Commercial Launch Master License, New Zealand Trade Certificate Boat Builder and certified PADI diver. He enjoys all watersports including sailing and kite boarding along with his classic Indian motorcycle and AC Cobra sports car. His delightful sense of “Kiwi” humor means fun is always close by.

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Mate - Paul Phillips Paul Phillips was born in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and graduated from University of Michigan with a BA in economics. He has been sailing the Great Lakes since a young age. He was member of Little Traverse Yacht Club Junior Racing Team and he has raced in numerous regattas in northern Michigan and assisted the LTYC race committee with many regattas. Paul recently completed an STCW-95 course furthering his yachting/crew skills. He enjoys SCUBA diving, sailing, golfing, snow skiing, woodworking and supporting U of M and Detroit professional sports!


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    The yacht was designed by the famed naval architect Jack Hargrave, who began working with Burger Boats in 1957. CHANTICLEER's hailing port is Harbor Springs, MI, however she spends most of her year in the Caribbean where she is based at Virgin Gorda, North Sound, British Virgin Islands. SPECS. Shipyard: Burger Boat, USA.

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    The well sized luxury yacht CHANTICLEER is a motor yacht. This 34 metre (110 ft) luxury yacht was crafted by Burger Boats in 1973. CHANTICLEER was formerly called Buckpasser. Superyacht CHANTICLEER is a stately yacht that can sleep a total of 8 people on board and has around 4 crew members. Launched to celebration in the year of 1973 this boat ...

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    Chanticleer is a motor yacht with an overall length of m. The yacht's builder is Burger Boat Company from United States, who launched Chanticleer in 1973. The superyacht has a beam of m, a draught of m and a volume of . GT.. Chanticleer features exterior design by Jack Hargrave and interior design by Paola D. Smith & Associates. Up to 8 guests can be accommodated on board the superyacht ...

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    Superb at sea and dockside, the grand spaces of all three decks make CHANTICLEER a delight to be aboard at any time. Whether guests in the four staterooms or large cocktail dinner groups, all will be enchanted by the classic look, fine condition and comfortable performance of this fine Burger Yacht. Hull surveyed Fall of 2005.

  14. CHANTICLEER Yacht Photos

    The luxury motor yacht Chanticleer is displayed on this page merely for informational purposes and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by Trident Media Ltd. This document is not contractual. The yacht particulars displayed in the results above are displayed in good faith ...

  15. 33.5m Chanticleer Superyacht

    Chanticleer has a top speed of 13.5 knots. She is powered by a twin screw propulsion system. Chanticleer is a custom motor yacht launched in 1973 by Burger Boat Company. Founded in 1863, Burger is one of the oldest and most respected custom yacht builders in America and has delivered yachts which can be seen in ports around the world.

  16. Used Hunter 36' 36 For Sale In Maine

    Chanticleer36' Hunter 36 2004. Specifications Details. 2004 Hunter 36 with New B&G Radar/GPS, furling main, Refrigeration, Electric Windlass, Bimini, Dodger, and Autopilot. "Chanticleer" is an ideal family leisure cruiser with ample space below decks, two large cabins forward and aft, large saloon and galley.

  17. chanticleeryacht.com

    CHANTICLEER (formally M/Y Buckpasser) was the first Burger yacht specifically designed to accommodate a helipad. This, along with her beam of 22' provides substantial deck space throughout the length of the vessel. The flybridge allows for full operations of the vessel while underway, and includes port and starboard wing stations providing a ...

  18. Tournament Yachts

    Tournament Yacht Sales is committed to providing exceptional brokerage services. We are proud to offer personal service including finding a crew, arranging dockage, scheduling maintenance, setting up surveys or just angling in a tournament with one of our clients. Our staff has a long history in sport fishing and is highly regarded in the industry.

  19. A WORK IN PROGRESS: YACHT MAKES A COMEBACK

    The Chanticleer, a 118-foot-long yacht once owned by the late Ralph Evinrude of the outboard-motor company and his wife, Hollywood actress Frances Langford, was one of the more famous pleasure ...

  20. Used Endeavour 42' For Sale In Maryland

    CHANTICLEER is a 1989 Endeavour 42' yacht in Maryland. Chanticleer is a well maintained and upgraded example of the Americas Cup designer Johan Valentijnscenter cockpit offshore cruiser Below decks her two stateroom...

  21. Burger's 118' "Chanticleer"

    After the death of Mr Evinrude, the original CHANTICLEER, a 118' DeFoe CruiseMaster, was sold. Miss Langford then purchased the current boat, a 108' 1973 Burger, which she renamed ' Chanticleer'. The boat listed for sale is the second Chantilceer, and not the original. Geoff R , Aug 19, 2006.

  22. chanticleeryacht.com

    CHANTICLEER is thoroughly a modern yacht that still maintains a connection to her storied past. The layout was modified to reflect a more modern living while maintaining the elegance and ceremony that one would expect of a yacht with CHANTICLEER's history and pedigree. With a generous beam of 22' CHANTICLEER's interior spaces are expansive for ...

  23. chanticleeryacht.com

    In 2003 he decided to follow his Captains career on Motor Yachts and in 2008 joined the Chanticleer & Canim team as Captain of both vessels. Captain Lawrence enjoys the responsibility of managing not one, but two classic and historic yachts. Captain Lawrence holds an MCA Yacht Master Ocean license, GMDSS, STCW95, New Zealand Commercial Launch ...