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Jonathan Beckett: Burgess CEO predicts the future of yachting

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Families are key to developing the next generation of owners

The superyacht industry is an ever-shifting landscape, but few people are as well placed to predict the future market trends as Jonathan Beckett, CEO of international brokerage house Burgess. We caught up with him to get his views on emerging markets, evolving designs and much more…

“I think it’s an exciting time to be in yachting,” he says. “When you look at the number of superyacht owners in the world today and how many of them actually have children, I think there’s great potential to increase their number quite considerably over the next ten years. If they’ve grown up on boats and their family has had boats for a long time, I think they are keen to continue. It’s an interesting market for us to explore.”

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