5 October 2016

A SUCCESSFUL 2016 MONACO YACHT SHOW FOR BURGESS

To mark the end of another successful Mediterranean season, Burgess displayed a strong presence at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

As the most important show of the yachting calendar, Burgess flew in over 90 members of the international team. From sales brokers to technical services, marketing to management, the team were on hand to meet and greet clients both new and existing. Over 13 of the Burgess sales and charter yachts were displayed with many more out at anchor.

The show kicked off with an industry charity cycle organised by Andrew Winch Designs where over 40 riders from the superyachting industry took part raising money for the Blue Marine Foundation. The cycle started in London and culminated in Monaco 10 days later. The Burgess team, consisting of Julie Burgess, Charles Stephenson and Kevin Renshaw who between them cycled over 1500km, raised in excess of £4000. So far, the total funds raised from the 40 riders is currently sitting at £198,957.41.

As the gates of the show opened on September 28, 2016, the Burgess yacht marketing management team were busy finalising details and welcoming the 44.8m (147ft) 2015 built motor yacht LOGICA 147 to the Burgess sales CA fleet. An agreement signed on the Monaco quayside, marking a very successful start to the show.

As the show continued over 26,000 participants walked the prestigious quayside, from private individuals to industry professionals. Headlining the show was the 90m sailing yacht ATHENA with the mighty explorer ULYSSES out at anchor too.

This year, Burgess was also proud to be working with the Make a Wish Foundation who granted nine-year old Garron a trip of a lifetime. For the last few years, Garron has been battling with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Treatment ended at the end of September and Garron was deemed fit to fly out to Monaco to join the Burgess team. His wish was to simply see Monaco and when the Wish Granters delved a little deeper, they discovered his love for fast cars and yachts. They contacted Burgess and we were only too happy to help out. His day started with a tour of the show before he was whisked out by a Wahoo tender to 107m 2016-Kleven built explorer yacht ULYSSES. He was given a tour, sat in the captain’s seat on the bridge, explored the vast inventory of supertoys on board and even took a helicopter ride to and from the yacht courtesy of Bell Helicopters. Next, he visited 55m TURQUOISE before arriving on 90m sailing yacht ATHENA. The crew took him to the top of the Crow’s Nest, 60 metres in the air to get a bird’s eye view of Monaco. Garron was accompanied by his parents who were delighted with how the day went.

“I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the effort and kindness of today. Thank you so much.”

A fantastic end to the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

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