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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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Superyacht owners will always want to be where the action is

“People don’t really want to go exploring,” Beckett claims. “They don’t want to be on their own in the middle of the Pacific or somewhere in South-East Asia, they want to be anchored off St Tropez where everybody else is and I don’t think that’s going to change dramatically.

“When you look at some of the explorer yachts that have been built, they are fantastic but they’ve never been to the Pacific — they’ve hardly been to the Caribbean. I’m a keen sailor and we’re always looking for deserted bays or places we can be on our own, but actually that’s not what our clients want,” he concludes. “They don’t want to be on the other side of the world, away from their family, away from their business, or away from the soccer club they own. They want it to be convenient, not inconvenient.”

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