Oceanstyle merges into superyacht broker Burgess
by Malcolm MacLean
Burgess announces the full integration of sister company OceanStyle into the global Burgess brand.
Formed by Burgess in 2005 to meet the needs of the semi-production superyacht market, OceanStyle has grown steadily in its nine year existence, firmly establishing itself as a successful international player.
Burgess Group Sales Director Tim Wiltshire comments: 'The significant rise of the semi-custom sector due to changing economic conditions and evolving yacht building practices has redrawn traditional market boundaries over the last decade and there is no longer clear water between the semi and fully custom sectors. Today’s move will therefore cohesively combine the expertise of our energetic OceanStyle team with the global power of the Burgess brand in further expanding the fast-growing semi-custom market.'
Burgess also announces the recent return of Richard Lambert into their brokerage team as Senior Broker for semi-custom yacht sales. The original Director of OceanStyle, Richard re-joins Burgess having gained considerable experience in the new construction sector.
These announcements cap an impressive record of brokerage sales this year for the group, including last week's sale of the Vitters sailing superyacht yacht Thalia.