• ABOUT BURGESS

    Burgess was built on a love of yachting. Founded in 1975 by Nigel Burgess, renowned sailor and worldwide single-handed ocean racer, he created a company with an obsessive eye for detail that put clients first every time.

    From our original office in London in 1975 we now span the world, with branches catering to clients in major locations. Each office is led by an exceptional individual in keeping with the belief that quality is defined by the calibre of our team. Quite simply, we believe ours to be the best there is. Meet them and judge for yourself.

    Chief Executive Jonathan Beckett has led Burgess to become the world's number one superyacht brokerage house. In recognition, in 2001 we became the first yacht brokerage firm ever to receive the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. We continue to lead from the front in every facet of our operation.

    ABOUT US
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    1975

    • 13 March - Nigel Burgess Ltd. founded in London by Nigel Burgess.
    1975
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    1979

    • Burgess launches office in Monaco.
    • Burgess sells the 57m (187ft) MAJESTIC M which is renamed MIDNIGHT SAGA, one of the largest yachts in the world at the time.
    1979
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    1981

    • March - Jonathan Beckett joins Nigel Burgess Ltd.
    1981
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    1984

    • Burgess ventures into yacht charter with the creation of the Charter division.
    1984
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    1987

    • Yacht Management division is created, following the sale of the 86m (282ft) motor yacht NABILA, later renamed TRUMP PRINCESS and then KINGDOM 5-KR. This yacht is still under management by Burgess today.
    1987
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    1992

    • November - Nigel Burgess, the company's founder, dies tragically whilst competing in the single-handed Vendée Globe round the world race.
    1992
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    1998

    • Burgess expands into the USA and opens an office in Fort Lauderdale.
    1998
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    2001

    • Burgess is the first yacht brokerage firm to receive the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. Presentation takes place on board 71m Amels motor yacht BOADICEA at Tower Bridge, London.
    • Burgess New Construction department is created.
    • Burgess sells PLATINUM, the world's largest private motor yacht at 160m (524.9ft), built at Lurssen.
    2001
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    2002

    • Athens office opens
    2002
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    2003

    • Palma office opens
    2003
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    2004

    • Burgess takes a bite of The Big Apple and opens for business on Manhattan's Upper East side, the first full-service yacht brokerage company to have an office in New York.
    • Moscow operation opens.
    2004
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    2005

    • During 2005 Burgess New Construction division develops and manages 18 projects with an average length of 80m (circa 260ft) each.
    • Fort Lauderdale office relocates to Miami.
    • OceanStyle, a subsidiary of Burgess specialising in 25m to 45m sports yachts, opens in London, Monaco and Miami.
    2005
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    2006

    • Seattle office opens
    2006
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    2007

    • September - Company rolls out its new corporate identity at the Monaco Yacht Show and is renamed Burgess
    2007
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    2009

    • Mumbai office opens
    • Burgess sells the iconic, award-winning, 88m (288.7ft) sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON
    • Burgess launches Burgess Crew Services (Guernsey) PCC Limited - a robust and cost-effective structure through which yacht crew may be employed
    2009
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    2010

    • Santa Monica office opens
    2010
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    2011

    • Tokyo office opens
    2011
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    2012

    • Moscow office opens
    • Port Adriano office opens. Burgess expands its presence in Mallorca and moves into a newly built office in Port Adriano, the first port in the world designed by Phillipe Starck.
    • Burgess Technical Services signs contract to manage the build of the largest yacht ever built in Holland on behalf of the owners
    2012
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    2013

    • The world’s largest private yacht, the spectacular 180m motor yacht AZZAM is launched. Burgess Technical Services was appointed as the owner’s technical consultants and project managers in the very initial stages of design to develop the brief and commission the build. A landmark not just for Burgess but for the whole superyacht industry.
    • Burgess launches Burgess Yachting Financial Services, to build on the wealth of experience from across the Burgess group, to offer a comprehensive insurance solution for any yacht.
    • Yacht insurance
    2013

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