March 24 2020
KOALA was "reborn" in 2002 when her new owners had her extensively refitted at St. Augustine Marine Center in St. Augustine, Florida. A 10' cockpit was added with every effort made to keep the beauty of the yacht's classic lines! Having been repowered with Cats in 1999 by the former owner, it was now time to refurbish the rest of the engine room. New generators were installed. A new electrical panel was furnished by Ward Marine in Fort Lauderdale. The hull was taken down to bare metal - refaired where needed and painted with Awlcraft 2000. The bottom was sandblasted and painted. All interior soft goods were replaced, as well as the carpeting throughout the yacht. Original painted interior surfaces were repainted, and wood surfaces were refinished. Most of the equipment and appliances were renewed. 15,000-man hours later, KOALA is a new "classic" Burger with state-of-the-art systems and equipment, more range, more fuel economy, and restored reliability. Having been captain and yard maintained since her refit in 2002, she is in pristine condition and ready for a new owner to take over. Koala is cruising Florida now and is asking $565,000.