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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.


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CHANTICLEER is a 33.53 m Motor Yacht, built in the United States of America by Burger Boat and delivered in 1973.

Her top speed is 14.0 kn and her cruising speed is 12.0 kn and her power comes from two Caterpillar diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 7 staterooms, with 4 crew members waiting on their every need. She has a gross tonnage of 150.0 GT and a 6.64 m beam.

She was designed by Jack Hargrave , who also completed the naval architecture. Jack Hargrave has designed 155 yachts and created the naval architecture for 133 yachts for yachts above 24 metres.

Her interior was designed by Paola D. Smith , who has 24 other superyacht interiors designed in the BOAT Pro database - she is built with a Teak deck, a Aluminium hull, and Aluminium superstructure.

CHANTICLEER is one of 2069 motor yachts in the 30-35m size range.

CHANTICLEER is currently sailing under the United States of America flag, the most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 1614 yachts registered. She is currently located at the superyacht marina Maximo Marina, in United States of America, where she has been located for 1 week. For more information regarding CHANTICLEER's movements, find out more about BOAT Pro AIS .


  • Previous Names: BUCKPASSER,TOMBOY
  • Yacht Type: Motor Yacht
  • Yacht Subtype: Classic Yacht
  • Builder: Burger Boat
  • Naval Architect: Jack Hargrave
  • Exterior Designer: Jack Hargrave
  • Interior Designer: Paola D. Smith
  • Refits: 1989-01-01,2006-01-01

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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.

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This motor yacht has a teak deck.


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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.


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

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Chanticleer has a hull NB of 310.

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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."


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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M/Y CHANTICLEER has a most colorful and storied history through the course of her noteworthy previous owners. Although she may be more famous as Frances Langford´s CHANTICLEER, she was originally built for Ogden Phipps, who was one of the dominant figures in thoroughbred horse racing in the 20th century. Phipps was involved with a number of high pedigree horses, including Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner, and Buckpasser, the 1966 Horse of the Year. The Phipps families collectively have the most Breeders´ Cup wins in history. Ogden enjoyed immense success as an athlete and won 7 US tennis championships and in 1949 was The British Amateur champion. He was inducted into the International Court Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001. Phipps wintered in Palm Beach, which is where he learned of J.B. Hargrave Naval Architects. Noted naval architect Jack Hargrave designed "Buckpasser" as a luxurious four stateroom cruiser in the typical Burger layout of the day. However, Frances Langford was known as the "Sweetheart of World War II". Her trademark song, "I´m in the Mood for Love" captivated soldiers during the 1940s. Her first appearance in Bob Hope´s radio show ("The Pepsodent Show") was in 1941. She performed as a singer and comic actress from 1935 to 1954. While Langford traveled the world with the USO Bob Hope Shows, she often experienced the hazard of war first hand, taking shelter during bombing raids and dodging aerial attacks. Frances was both fascinated and frightened by her experiences in combat zones, but she has always said that the greatest satisfaction in her life was entertaining the troops.

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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 New Member

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!

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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 New Member

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

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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


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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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A legendary boat, once a pleasure boat used by Hollywood bigwigs, is being revamped in Newport News.

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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Ralph Evinrude with the legendary Chanticleer

Outboard boating magnate Ralph Evinrude with the legendary Chanticleer docked at the Outrigger Marina. ELLIOTT MUSEUM COLLECTION

Boating innovator enjoyed the slow lifestyle on the Treasure Coast

By donna crary.

Mention the name Evinrude, the famous outboard motor, and you imagine the thrill of speeding in a Boston Whaler, intoxicated by the wind blowing through your hair, the cooling mist of the sea spray, as you skim across sparkling, turquoise waters.

To locals along the Treasure Coast, the name Evinrude conjures up memories of the yacht Chanticleer , the Outboard Marine testing center and singer/entertainer Frances Langford. While much attention has been given to his wife, Frances, we know little about her husband, Ralph Evinrude, the boating titan, who preferred to live away from the public eye. He lived quietly in his laid-back way, relocating his business, boating in local waters and ruling a boating empire on the shores of the Indian River.

With Ralph as the driving force, Outboard Marine Corp. (OMC) opened the door to a new age of boating, became a Fortune 500 company and made its motor a household name. In his 55-year career, Ralph revolutionized boat engine design and built a business that employed more than 9,000 people worldwide.

A LOVE-LY IDEA It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. Add love, romance and mechanical ingenuity and you have the beginnings of OMC. Ole Evinrude, Ralph’s father, was picnicking on an island near Milwaukee, Wisc., with his fiancée Bess Cary on a blistering hot August day. Bess mentioned that it would be nice to have some ice cream even though the ice cream parlor was miles away. Ole, wanting to please, didn’t hesitate.

“Well, he loved her — he was a shy Norwegian, just like my dad — a very shy Norwegian,” Ralph’s son, Tom Evinrude, recalls. “Ole said, ‘No problem,’ and he took the rowboat and rowed 2 1/2 miles back to the mainland. Got the ice cream, and on the way back — it’s 90 degrees — the ice cream melted. So when he got back to the island, they had cookies and soup.”

Ole realized there had to be a better way to move a boat besides rowing or sailing. Using his brilliant engineering mind, he eventually developed the one-cylinder outboard motor. It looked like a coffee grinder that basically was a gasoline motor connected to a propeller that sat on the back of a rowboat. In April 1909, he decided to test his new invention on the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee.

“People were lined up down below hearing this motor with no muffler on it going whack, whack, whack, whack, whack, reverberating off the buildings on the river,” Tom says. “They were astounded at the rowboat going up and down the river. Ole’s cousin, Russ, was helping him in the boat and was taken aback by this motor that was running. Russ said, ‘Listen, I can get you orders for 10 more,’ and he did. Those 10 went to 20, then 30. He had orders coming in for 1,000 within a year.”

Ralph was a year old when his father’s invention revolutionized the boating world. Ole produced the first 10 motors by hand — each weighed 62 pounds and cost $62. Ralph’s parents set up a mom-and-pop operation to meet soaring demand. Bess was the bookkeeper and marketing manager while Ole worked in the back room assembling motors. Boaters were eager to throw away their oars for a modern Evinrude engine. By 1913, the company had expanded its operations, selling 9,413 motors in one year.


Ralph was a natural in the outboard business. Like Ole, he loved to tinker with motors. He attended the University of Wisconsin for two years and later dropped out to work for his father testing engines. “All I wanted to learn was outside the campus in the world of business, in my father’s factory,” he said in a 1973 interview.

He soon turned heads in the boating world by convincing Ole to design a faster engine. Together they developed the Super Elto Quad, the first four-cylinder motor that could propel a boat with speeds of more than 35 mph. The Elto made a big hit at the 1928 National Boat Fair in New York and the Evinrude name quickly became the speed king of the outboard industry.

Ralph became company president following Ole’s death in 1934 and a new era for the company was born. Ralph’s leadership style focused on the big picture. He was skilled at recruiting the best minds to put together the best team. He was quiet and reserved, and when he made a decision, he never wavered.

In spite of the Great Depression, sales held steady soon after Ralph took over the helm. He purchased Johnson Motors in 1936 and his company merged with Johnson to form OMC.

The World War II effort also kept OMC afloat with government subcontracts to build engines and parts for the military. Ralph was passionate in his war effort. He donated his 37-foot luxury yacht — the Sally Lou — named after his daughter, Sally, so the Coast Guard could patrol the Florida coastline. He also was a Coast Guard volunteer, but really wanted to serve with a patrol torpedo squad in the South Pacific.

“Dad wanted so bad to be a commander of a PT boat and torpedo those damn Japs,” Tom recalls. “It didn’t work. The government said, ‘You’re too important — stay here — why waste a good brain?’ ”


The post-war years brought peace and prosperity, and judging by appearances, the American dream for Ralph. OMC was expanding worldwide and becoming a Fortune 500 company. But his personal life was a different story. He was heartbroken and lonely. After two unsuccessful marriages, he longed for someone special with whom to share his life and success. Perhaps, he was looking for the perfect partnership that he witnessed in his parents’ lives, years before.

One evening in the early 1950s, Ralph, who had been stood up by a date, went to Fazio’s Supper Club in Milwaukee where Frances Langford, a glamorous blonde singer, was performing. Known for her sultry voice, she had captured the hearts of soldiers during the war while crooning I’m In The Mood For Love during Bob Hope’s USO tours.

After hearing her sing, Ralph fell in love, too. He was so smitten that he arranged for the owner to introduce him as the son of the man who created the first outboard motor. When Frances expressed her preference for Johnson motors over the Evinrude, he smoothly responded with a smile, “That’s all right. We make Johnson motors, too.”

Their mutual attraction was instantaneous. They shared similar likes and soon discovered they were meant for each other. “I didn’t want to ever marry again, but he was such a sweet man, a kind man — different from people in Hollywood,” Frances later told The Palm Beach Post . “And because of my own background in Lakeland, we had things in common — boats, the outdoor life. He was crazy about music. And he liked my singing. That was important.”

Ralph followed Frances every weekend in a DC-3 airplane, until she completed her singing contract. In 1955, the couple wed on the Chanticleer . Afterward, they moved to Frances’ Jensen Beach estate.

BREAKING THE RULES Testing and perfecting outboard engines ran in the Evinrude blood. Like Ole, Ralph loved to find what was wrong with the motor, so he could make a better product. After moving to Jensen Beach, he soon relocated Outboard Marine’s testing center from Naples to Stuart, so he could keep an eye on his operation.

The center thoroughly tested outboard motors before they were sold to the public. As part of its screening, OMC would employ boat drivers to push an engine to its limits. A typical eight-hour day for drivers would begin with gathering boat gear, selecting a boat by the luck of the draw and heading out to the open waters. Many of their trips included runs to Vero, Jupiter, Lake Okeechobee and the Crossroads at Sandsprit Park in Stuart.

The testing center had one clear, yet tempting rule: no jumping over a sandbar. If a driver ran a boat at full throttle, the boat would leap in the air over the sandbar and land back in the water. Larry Crary, a former test driver when he was 18, remembers one of those occasions.

“You know it’s not good for the engine, not good for the mounts and you’re not supposed to do it,” he recalls. “But you know what — you’re a teenager and here’s a sandbar — and here’s a fast boat — and you’ve got to find out what’s going to happen.”

So while cruising the waters near Jupiter Island one day, the drivers decided to have some fun. They were jumping sandbars like flying fish. However, a Jupiter Island resident photographed the scene with a telephoto lens and mailed the pictures to the boss at Outboard.

“All of us drivers were called on the carpet,” he says. “That was not a good day.”


Ralph reminded locals and tourists that it is always best not to judge a book by its cover. In spite of his local celebrity status, he didn’t put on airs. Locals around town would typically find him dressed in a tropical flowered shirt, Bermuda shorts and a well-worn hat, as if he had just stepped off the beach.

His frequent hangout was at the former downtown Holiday Inn, where he met regularly to chat and have coffee with community businessmen. One day while sitting alone in the lobby, some hotel guests spotted Ralph and not realizing who he was, reported him to the hotel’s front desk.

“They complained to the girls there, ‘Do you know that man? Is he supposed to be here?’ ” Shirley Corley recalls the incident. “The girls at the front desk explained who Mr. Evinrude was and the guests were shocked out of their minds, because everyone knew the Evinrude name.”

“Ralph was down to earth,” his dentist Dale Hipson remembers. “He wasn’t opinionated about who he was, what he did and what he had. He was an old shoe. He didn’t dress like an owner of a yacht. He was Ralph — a real person.”


Anyone who lived in the area during the 1950s to 1970s remembers the Chanticleer , the 118-foot-long yacht docked at the Outrigger Marina. This legendary boat was one of Ralph’s most prized possessions. He had his eye on it long before he purchased it.

“Dad had the Chanticleer in his mind since 1948,” his son recalls. “He saw that boat owned by Mr. Carpenter from New York and he did his homework. It looked like a miniature destroyer — very sleek in design. It was just what he wanted. Carpenter didn’t want to sell it until close to 1954. So, he bought the boat.”

The Chanticleer was built in 1947 by the DeFoe Shipbuilding Co. in Bay City, Mich. The company modeled the yacht’s hull from a WWII Navy torpedo chaser craft that was made of thick COR-TEN steel.

The ship was the perfect blending of size and luxury: it was 18.5 feet wide and had quarters for eight crew members. It also had four double staterooms, each with a shower and bathroom. Upstairs, there was a large main salon, a bar salon, a dining room and an after-deck dining area.


The Evinrudes owned the pleasure boat during the Mad Men years and they knew how to throw a cocktail party. Ralph relished his martinis and the spacious bar areas reflected their love for entertaining. With Frances’ ties to Hollywood, they partied with many celebrities including Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Ginger Rogers, John Forsythe and President Richard Nixon.

Yet, for all of Hollywood’s glitz and glamour, the couple’s real passion was boating. They loved nothing more than to sail away to the wide open waters and escape from it all. Frances loved to fish and Ralph enjoyed baiting her hook. Frances would spend entire days on deck, ready to catch the big one. And sometimes she did. Ralph enjoyed telling stories of how she landed a 750-pound bluefin tuna after an hour’s fight, or the story of the big fish she partially caught — just the head — and it weighed 419 pounds.

The Chanticleer also took the Evinrudes and their close friends to faraway places. They traveled to Europe and back — stopping everywhere along the Mediterranean, to Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Dry Tortugas. Probably their favorite and most frequent getaway was to their summer home in Ontario’s Georgian Bay. Then in September they would journey back to Jensen Beach, the place they called home and where Ralph died in 1986 at the age of 78. Frances lived there another 19 years, dying at the age of 92 in 2005.

It’s been a hundred years since that picnic outing, when Ole rowed — determined to buy ice cream for Bess. If they were boating to that island today, we can only imagine their amazement with the faster, more powerful Evinrude engines that their only child designed. Bess would phone in her ice cream order, Ole would deliver it at record speed, and she would have her ice cream and eat it unmelted, too.

“With an outboard speeding at 50 mph, Ole could get to the mainland and back in no time,” Tom says. “He would have the ice cream in an insulated bag with lots of fudge and sprinkles on top. And, it wouldn’t turn into soup.”

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Cruising the Moskva River: A short guide to boat trips in Russia’s capital

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There’s hardly a better way to absorb Moscow’s atmosphere than on a ship sailing up and down the Moskva River. While complicated ticketing, loud music and chilling winds might dampen the anticipated fun, this checklist will help you to enjoy the scenic views and not fall into common tourist traps.

How to find the right boat?

There are plenty of boats and selecting the right one might be challenging. The size of the boat should be your main criteria.

Plenty of small boats cruise the Moskva River, and the most vivid one is this yellow Lay’s-branded boat. Everyone who has ever visited Moscow probably has seen it.

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This option might leave a passenger disembarking partially deaf as the merciless Russian pop music blasts onboard. A free spirit, however, will find partying on such a vessel to be an unforgettable and authentic experience that’s almost a metaphor for life in modern Russia: too loud, and sometimes too welcoming. Tickets start at $13 (800 rubles) per person.

Bigger boats offer smoother sailing and tend to attract foreign visitors because of their distinct Soviet aura. Indeed, many of the older vessels must have seen better days. They are still afloat, however, and getting aboard is a unique ‘cultural’ experience. Sometimes the crew might offer lunch or dinner to passengers, but this option must be purchased with the ticket. Here is one such  option  offering dinner for $24 (1,490 rubles).

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If you want to travel in style, consider Flotilla Radisson. These large, modern vessels are quite posh, with a cozy restaurant and an attentive crew at your service. Even though the selection of wines and food is modest, these vessels are still much better than other boats.

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Surprisingly, the luxurious boats are priced rather modestly, and a single ticket goes for $17-$32 (1,100-2,000 rubles); also expect a reasonable restaurant bill on top.

How to buy tickets?

Women holding photos of ships promise huge discounts to “the young and beautiful,” and give personal invitations for river tours. They sound and look nice, but there’s a small catch: their ticket prices are usually more than those purchased online.

“We bought tickets from street hawkers for 900 rubles each, only to later discover that the other passengers bought their tickets twice as cheap!”  wrote  (in Russian) a disappointed Rostislav on a travel company website.

Nevertheless, buying from street hawkers has one considerable advantage: they personally escort you to the vessel so that you don’t waste time looking for the boat on your own.

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Prices start at $13 (800 rubles) for one ride, and for an additional $6.5 (400 rubles) you can purchase an unlimited number of tours on the same boat on any given day.

Flotilla Radisson has official ticket offices at Gorky Park and Hotel Ukraine, but they’re often sold out.

Buying online is an option that might save some cash. Websites such as  this   offer considerable discounts for tickets sold online. On a busy Friday night an online purchase might be the only chance to get a ticket on a Flotilla Radisson boat.

This  website  (in Russian) offers multiple options for short river cruises in and around the city center, including offbeat options such as ‘disco cruises’ and ‘children cruises.’ This other  website  sells tickets online, but doesn’t have an English version. The interface is intuitive, however.

Buying tickets online has its bad points, however. The most common is confusing which pier you should go to and missing your river tour.

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“I once bought tickets online to save with the discount that the website offered,” said Igor Shvarkin from Moscow. “The pier was initially marked as ‘Park Kultury,’ but when I arrived it wasn’t easy to find my boat because there were too many there. My guests had to walk a considerable distance before I finally found the vessel that accepted my tickets purchased online,” said the man.

There are two main boarding piers in the city center:  Hotel Ukraine  and  Park Kultury . Always take note of your particular berth when buying tickets online.

Where to sit onboard?

Even on a warm day, the headwind might be chilly for passengers on deck. Make sure you have warm clothes, or that the crew has blankets ready upon request.

The glass-encased hold makes the tour much more comfortable, but not at the expense of having an enjoyable experience.

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Getting off the boat requires preparation as well. Ideally, you should be able to disembark on any pier along the way. In reality, passengers never know where the boat’s captain will make the next stop. Street hawkers often tell passengers in advance where they’ll be able to disembark. If you buy tickets online then you’ll have to research it yourself.

There’s a chance that the captain won’t make any stops at all and will take you back to where the tour began, which is the case with Flotilla Radisson. The safest option is to automatically expect that you’ll return to the pier where you started.

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Restaurant-Yacht Chaika

Ratings and reviews, location and contact.

Pleasantly surprised, service is good so is the food. Great selection of Fusion food, a mixture of Italian, Japanese, European, Asian etc. A pleasantly nice dining experience, highly recommended, a must try!

Thank you for your feedback and invite you to have lunch or dinner again aboard the ship in an atmosphere of high standards of yacht hospitality.

everything was perfect - the food, the service, the desserts were the best, nice atmosphere and the location - magical

Best food, best view in Moscow. absolutely faultless from arrival to finish. Best risotto i had for many years absolutely perfectly cooked. The view on Ukrainian hotel and the white house by night is amazing

Had to wait for the food for 1.5 hours and then another 20 minutes for the check. Finally called for the manager and he offered... a 10% discount as a compensation. Simply pathetic! The food is mediocre at best. Not bad per se, but one... would expect something better considering the prices. There are many places to eat in area that are much better. Avoid this one at all costs. More

Hello, Alexander Your comment is extremely important for us, thank you a lot for it. We are terribly sorry for your time that you`ve spent waiting your order and we have already taken actions to improve quality of our service and it would be realy... More

Food is very expensive,very pretentious, doesn't worth that money. Portions are very small. We ordered ravioli and there were 4! Four raviolis! For almost 15 euros. Then we asked to bring us dessert menu but nothing, they didn't even bothered, so we payed and left... without dessert. Very poor service for that price. More

This is a very good restaurant. The food is really good, maybe the best in Moscow. The service is also good. The view from the restaurant is great. The prices are very high.

I often visit this restaurant and must say it’s one of the best in Moscow in terms of quality and service. Staff really try hard to make sure that you are happy and satisfied. Customer service is a huge problem in Moscow but Chaika sets... a great example for others in the industry! Food is delicious and the menu has lots of options for everyone! Atmosphere is great and view is beautiful on the embankment. Special thanks to German & Oleg! More

Thank you for your feedback! Again aboard the yacht restaurant "Chaika" in accordance with the high standards of yacht hospitality.

Highly recommended, great location in the city center of Moscow with a superb atmosphere. Too many menu choices, though all delicious!

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Thx a lot for your review! We are looking forward to see you in our restaurants.

Visited this lovely restaurant with a friend of mine. It was relaxingly warm August evening - so the place on the river seemed like a good idea. We came quite early and the restaurant was not full. The hostesses kindly offered several places to sit... and we chose to sit on the sofas. We had some wine, which was good. We struggled a bit when deciding about the food as few options (scallops) were not available. Fish on ice on display did not look very fresh. To be honest it was an unusually hot August and it is probably understandable that some see food options were not available. However, we did manage to order something and sat waiting and looking onto the river. My long-legged friend struggled sitting at the low sofa and the manager noticed that, offering as a very good, proper table beside the open window. It was nice touch and I was very pleased by their polite observations and immediate reaction to solve the problem. Food was quite good and presentation was perfect. Perhaps I can something about the food, but 1 visit is not enough to criticize or make a definitive opinion. Overall, quality place, which of course, does not come cheap. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation. More

Good afternoon! Thank you for your detailed feedback! We are looking forward to seeing you again, we are sure that you will be delighted with our dishes!

I've been here several times during two business trip in Moscow. The overall quality for both service and food is absolutely top-notch, plus the location is very unique.

Hello! Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to visiting again!

Located on a boat at Krasnopresenskaya River Bank this 5 Star Restaurant transforms into a party location due to multiple groups hosting events. Impressive wine selection, Asian and European kitchen...

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Thx a lot! We are waiting for you!

It is a nice place to gather specially at the lounge The service and staff very good I like the river view The food is almost like all restaurants in Russia they serve different cuisine. Staring Russian appetizer till Asian dishes Presentation and taste amazing... I consider it overpriced little bit More

Good location. Nice views. Good choice of food and drinks. European and Asian menu. Nice service. Pricey enough.

Had a large group dinner here. Food was above average and service quite good. The real attraction is the view of Moscow from the river on a nice night. Great place for a larger group dinner. More

Hello, John We are really pleased by reading that you and your friends were satisfied by our service, client`s experience is the highest value for us. We will be happy to see you again, come and enjoy some new dishes from our chef and nice... More

The luxurious atmosphere of this place, the view and the location make it quite outstanding. We had dinner here with friends and the dishes were amazing, accompanied by a chilled bottle of Chablis, it really made me feel as if it was a part of... the classic Russian movie. More

RESTAURANT-YACHT CHAIKA, Moscow - Presnensky - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

  • Service: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5


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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 ...


    The 32.9m/107'11" motor yacht 'Chanticleer' (ex. Buckpasser) was built by Burger in the United States at their Manitowoc shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house Paola D. Smith & Associates and she was completed in 1973. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Jack Hargrave and she was last refitted in 2009.

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    Distinctive Design. Soon after Evinrude's death in 1986, Langford purchased the second Chanticleer, a 1973, 108-foot Burger.The boat had been owned by Ogden Phipps, a famous horsebreeder and tennis champ who named her Buckpasser after one of his most cherished thoroughbreds. The yacht was designed by the famed naval architect Jack Hargrave, who began working with Burger Boats in 1957.

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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.

  5. CHANTICLEER yacht (Burger Boat, 33.53m, 1973)

    CHANTICLEER is a 33.53 m Motor Yacht, built in the United States of America by Burger Boat and delivered in 1973. Her top speed is 14.0 kn and her cruising speed is 12.0 kn and her power comes from two Caterpillar diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 7 staterooms, with 4 crew members waiting on their every need. She has a gross ...

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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 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.

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    SHARE. 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.

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    The 32.9m/107'11" motor yacht 'Chanticleer' (ex. Buckpasser) was built by Burger in the United States at their Manitowoc shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house Paola D. Smith & Associates and she was completed in 1973. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Jack Hargrave and she was last refitted in 2009.

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    A cockpit was also added extending the yacht from 98´ to 108´. Frances Langford passed away in 2005 at the age of 92. In 2006, her estate sold CHANTICLEER to a Washington, DC area businessman, Jon Couch who began renovating the vessel, notably, painting her hull Flag Blue.

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    Restaurant-Yacht Chaika. Claimed. Review. Save. Share. 185 reviews #547 of 10,697 Restaurants in Moscow $$$$ Italian Seafood Mediterranean. Krasnopresnenskaya Emb., 12A Berth International Exhibition, Moscow 123610 Russia +7 495 777-87-88 Website Menu. Closed now : See all hours.

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