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Jonathan Beckett: Burgess CEO predicts the future of yachting

Jonathan Beckett: Burgess CEO predicts the future of yachting

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Charter clients’ demands are evolving

“High-speed internet is a regular demand, as well as water toys and a six-star service. You can immediately tell if a boat has six-star service, rather than four-star or even three-star,” he explains.

New superyacht water toys are constantly being offered, but Beckett argues that these are not essential for running a successful charter yacht. “I don’t think you’ve got to have anything out of the ordinary. You obviously need tenders, maybe a limousine for getting people ashore dry, maybe a Jet Ski. Do you need to have a flyboard? I don’t think somebody would select the boat purely on that basis.”

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