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Burgess showcased $200m+ worth of yachts in Palm Beach

8 March 2023 • Written by Laura Nicholls for Burgess

The superyacht community attended the first major superyacht show of the year: the Palm Beach International Boat Show (March 23 – 26). Set in downtown West Palm Beach, the show welcomed more than 800 yachts with an impressive value of more than $1.2 billion.

A large chunk of that figure was attributed to the leading broker house, Burgess, which brought a stellar line-up of superyachts that are available for sale and charter as well as a number of experts from the firm’s in-house team.

Any current or potential client of Burgess has access to any broker from the firm’s 14 global offices. “Our brokers are always on hand to share their market insights, lead private yacht tours and provide a 360-degree service,” says Jonathan Beckett, Burgess’ CEO.


Professional and experienced brokers

In attendance at the Palm Beach International Boat Show were the brokers for the likes of the 71.7-metre $69,500,000 explorer yacht Kogo and the 55-metre Amels 180 Limited Editions yacht PAPA. Asking €41 million, PAPA is a fine example of one of the many successful charter yachts that have stayed under the management of Burgess since her 2019 delivery.


“As the business has evolved from traditional brokerage into a full-service superyacht company, our best employees in all areas of the business are on the front line, running important customer and business relationships,” says Beckett.

The firm’s rounded approach means clients can receive expertise in all areas of the superyacht sector, including charter management, operational management, insurance and crew. “Despite selling 380 yachts since 2007, Burgess’ range of services doesn’t stop at yacht sales,” adds Beckett.


Burgess’ global network of experts

A huge benefit of turning to Burgess for any of these services is receiving the help and attention of the company’s entire employee network. When a client solicits the services of one of Burgess’ employed brokers, they’ll benefit from the accurate knowledge of at least 30 brokers, and any other in-house expert – such as charter manager, technical advisor, or new-build manager – that may be required. This way, Burgess provides its clients with a “one-stop-shop” for their entire superyacht journey.

“We sell yachts faster than the industry average, and manage more yacht assets than any other specialist,” adds Beckett. “And we look after them as if they were our own.”

Big numbers

With 122 yachts currently listed for charter and over $2 billion worth of yachts sold in 2022, there are many clients who can vouch for the company’s success rate. “I believe Burgess looks at its clients as long-term partners rather than just another transaction, which is why they are successful,” says one yacht owner and long-time client of Burgess.

To find out more about why Burgess stands out in the yacht brokerage business, contact a Burgess broker directly here. The team would be happy to tell you everything there is on how to sell your yacht, buy, manage or charter in this fascinating business.

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