23 January 2019

INDUSTRY AWARDS VOTE BURGESS 'THE BEST' IN ASIA - AGAIN

The Asia team reflects on a landmark 2018 as Burgess wins Best International Asia-Based Brokerage Company two years' running.

Burgess is delighted to have been voted ‘Best International Brokerage Firm’ at the industry’s annual Asian awards ceremony, The Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2019. This award is the culmination of an excellent year in Asia for Burgess that saw the company extend its undisputed lead of the region’s growing superyacht industry with several landmark transactions and mandates across all of its divisions. As a result, over 25% of the yachts listed in Asia Pacific’s Top 50 Superyachts of 2018 are now Burgess clients. 

On the yacht brokerage side, Burgess acted for the buyer in four yacht transactions, of which three were over 50m, including the 68m LADY E, one of 2018’s top 10 global brokerage transactions. Burgess’ Asian Central Sales Agency fleet now comprises eleven yachts, ranging from 33m to the 92m EQUANIMITY

In yacht charter, Burgess enjoyed its most successful year to date, with charters booked for Asian clients on various yachts globally including the 74m CLOUD 9, which is also offered for sale through Burgess. Burgess' Charter Central Agency (CA) fleet available in Asia this winter season comprises five yachts including the 73m TITANIA, which moved to Asia for the winter season. 

Within its industry-leading yacht management division, Burgess is now contracted to provide Operational and Crew Management services to eight Asia-owned yachts ranging from 44m to the 88m ILLUSION PLUS.

Finally, Burgess' Technical Services division, which has advised several Asian clients on new-build projects over the years, was contracted this year to oversee the build and launch of a 55m Amels for a client in Asia.

The growth in business stems from Burgess’ gradual build-up of a world-class team dedicated to looking after the interests of Asian and Asia-based customers. This team represents a wealth of global superyacht experience and local knowledge and now includes 16 colleagues spread between our Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Monaco Offices (click here to meet the Asia team).

Burgess’ Chairman in Asia, Jean-Marc Poullet, comments: “We are pleased with our 2018 progress, which in essence underlines the effectiveness of our global/local team approach, providing our clients with the best expertise that is available globally, but delivered locally in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese or English according to the client's preference. They see our commitment to provide them with professional, objective advice that is in their best interest, and trust us to help them make the most of their yachting life. It is all about dedication to our clients and global team work.”