MYS 2021: Business Boom Continues at Burgess
Burgess joined Superyachts.com for an exclusive sit down interview discussing everything from business during a global pandemic, charter trends and sustainability, all the way to their jaw-dropping vessel at the show IJE, the 108-metre spectacle for sale.
For a leading brokerage like Burgess, tough times called for even greater accomplishments. Jonathan Beckett shared some of the lessons and triumphs of the unique yet succesful year for the company; "From August until the end of the year we virtually sold a yacht a week, it was an extraordinary period of time."
When we considered the charter trends verses the sale success at the company, it seems the verdict was positive. These could be a signal to families wanting a private, safe environment for a luxury escape, accelerated by COVID-19. Not only this, but a potential reflection of consumer confidence finally beginning to grow as countries and tourism boards build back.
However, it seems sustainability was a key theme in the company ethos. Seeing Burgess pioneer the initiative Burgess Blue Oceans, we understood the importance of imbedding sustainability into a business model, both as a company culture as well as in the best-practice that is shared industry wide. Jonathan Beckett explains: "We wanted to create something that the whole company, the whole team, could get behind". He adds: "We are very excited that it will become one of the core fabrics of the business".
With the brokerage going from strength to strength it seems clear that the future is hopeful and exciting. "We have two exciting announcements," shares the CEO. "We will be able to share them in the first week of October." We look forward to updating our readers on the news as it comes in.
"From August until the end of the year we virtually sold a yacht a week, it was an extraordinary period of time."