Burger Boat's 101' "Tò-Kalòn"A Glass of Red and a FAST Burger... by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Burger Boat Company’s 101’ Tò-Kalòn, just introduced, takes her title from the ancient writings of Plato, meaning “The Beautiful.” The engaging concept itself, however not lost in antiquity, also looms up with classic importance in other genres. Yachting’s elite wine connoisseurs will recognize the name for exquisite, award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons from Robert Mondavi and Chateau Boswell, noted Napa Valley winemakers. Those elegant burgundies are spawned in the historic Tò-Kalòn Vineyard, prized from the 1870s ‘till today. So, a classic, ageless soubriquet imprints Burger’s modern, tastefully fashioned 101’ yacht. Beautiful, precisely. At the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Burger representative Curtis Mark gave us a tour of the analysis and attention to detail that Burger puts into each yacht before and during its build. Burger’s design team, as America’s most venerated yacht builder (Since 1863) enlisted Cor D. Rover Design for exterior styling, along with Donald A. Blount Associates for the latest advances in naval architecture and technology. The result is this superb “Mid-size Super-yacht.” The yacht’s modern design is formed from Alustar Aluminum alloy, which is over 20% stronger (both before and after welding) than conventional aluminum alloy, thereby increasing structural rigidity. Its highly anti-corrosive characteristics will significantly prolong the life expectancy of the vessel’s paint coating as well. ABS certified, Tò-Kalòn is subdivided into four water-tight compartments.