With the Monaco Yacht Show fast approaching, leading brokerage firm Burgess has revealed what visitors can expect from this year’s event. From a bio-preserved floral installation to a conservation collaboration with Stephen Fry, its approach is emphatically eco-minded – a move that Burgess hopes will set a greener standard for the future of yachting.
BOAT International takes a closer look…
An immersive marine experience in collaboration with Stephen Fry
With the understanding that protecting our oceans is crucial to mitigating climate change, Burgess has invited the Blue Marine Foundation to its stand this year. The Blue Marine Foundation has been responsible for establishing marine reserves in the Chagos Archipelago, Lyme Bay and Turneffe Atoll and will be delivering this all-important message to guests with “The Sea We Breathe”. An immersive, beautifully illustrated digital experience narrated by none other than Stephen Fry, users will be able to discover the myriad benefits of the ocean and the delicate ecosystem that allows it to thrive, from marine life to the colourful coral reefs that are the “rainforests of the sea”.
Members of the Blue Marine Foundation will also be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice on how to best protect this treasured resource. According to Blue Marine Foundation’s senior education and outreach officer, Anna Hughes, this collaboration aims to “motivate more of the yachting community to join [them] in [their] goal of protecting 30 per cent of the ocean by 2030”.
A gorgeous, green-minded floral display
Over $20 million of cut flowers are airfreighted globally, stored in temperature-controlled facilities and transported in refrigerated trucks - only to die in less than ten days. The environmental cost of buying a single bouquet is, therefore, estimated at 32-35kg of CO2 emissions per bouquet. To spread awareness on this issue, Burgess will be collaborating with British-based “eco-florist” Ethereal Blooms.
Specialising in bio-preserved flower arrangements, Ethereal Blooms employs the latest preservation technology and floricultural biochemistry to make “a beautiful alternative to synthetic or freeze-dried flowers, by making natural blooms forever lasting, fresh and keeping your carbon conscience happy,” commented Joanna Hirst of Ethereal Blooms. Those visiting Port Hercule will be able to admire these intricate floral arrangements beautifying Burgess’ stand and adorning a select number of the Burgess yachts on display.
After the show has concluded, they will be taken back to the Monaco office for the team to enjoy for the next year.
A state-of-the-art electric car provider
Revolutionising the automotive industry with its nature-aligned designs, California-based Fisker Inc. has been selected as Burgess’ car provider for the show. Fisker Inc. is on a mission to create the world’s most sustainable electric vehicles, with its first product - Fisker Ocean - already on the streets in European markets and the US. With an eco-motto that reads “use less, use better, and use again”, the company’s vision for its future products includes the world’s first convertible four-door GT in the luxury segment. CEO and chairman of Fisker Inc. Henrik Fisker will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show and is available for interview.
What else to expect from Burgess?
Leading the fleet is Lürssen’s art-deco offering Phoenix 2, a 90-metre motor yacht designed by Andrew Winch and inspired by the New York skyline. She will be on display alongside 74.5-metre charter favourite Lady E and 55-metre Papa.
For more information on the aforementioned yachts, or to book an appointment with Burgess at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023, contact the team today.
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