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Why join Burgess? Because we understand that our people make us great. Many of our team have been with us for over 20 years, which tells you all you need to know about working here.

Current vacancies

In addition to any vacancies shown below, we welcome speculative applications from suitably qualified individuals.

  • OFFICE VACANCIES

    We are currently recruiting for the roles shown on this page. Please feel free to send us your CV speculatively for any future office based positions which may arise.

  • BROKERAGE ASSISTANT, MIAMI

    We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to support our Miami based yacht brokerage team. 

    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Formatting documents and presentations using Word, Excel, Photoshop and Adobe Pro
    • Input accurate information into NIGEL
    • Execution of mailing campaigns
    • Filing and organizing sales brochures
    • Data entry and data mining
    • Booking travel itineraries
    • Meeting and greeting clients
    • Boat show support
    • Limited travel may be required


    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have a college degree
    • Have a keen interest in a client focused industry
    • Have a strong attention to detail with a commitment to quality
    • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Pro and Outlook
    • Have a working knowledge of PowerPoint
    • Possess excellent written, verbal and mathematical skills
    • Have personal travel experience and a current Passport
    • Be able to prove legal eligibility to work in the USA (we do not sponsor)


    Final candidates’ skill level will be tested during the interview process. 

    If you are a self-motivated, hardworking individual who can handle changing priorities and multiple tasks we would like to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] Resumes received without a cover letter will not be reviewed or considered.

    Office hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday.

    BURGESS is an equal opportunity employer.

  • RETAIL CHARTER BROKER, USA

    We are currently recruiting a self-motivated retail broker for our Charter division based in the USA.

    The broker will serve as an integral part of the Burgess team and deliver the high standards synonymous with the Burgess brand. The successful candidate will build on an extensive client base and will be expected to communicate at the highest level. The position is based in our Miami office however the role will involve extensive travel both nationally and internationally.

     

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Ability to meet and exceed targets
    • Excellent sales and negotiation skills and the ability to close transactions
    • Excellent knowledge of the superyacht market
    • Excellent knowledge of luxury lifestyles
    • Knowledge of the charter process and contracts
    • Ability to present accurately and professionally to UHNWIs
    • The ability to handle numerous simultaneous enquiries effectively and professionally
    • The ability to resolve problems in a pressured environment

     

    Skills & competencies:

    • Previous ‘HNWI client facing’ experience essential
    • Experience in developing a portfolio of clients
    • Proven natural talent for negotiating
    • Excellent networking capabilities
    • First-hand experience on yachts (preferred but not essential)
    • Excellent written/oral communication and numeracy skills
    • Confident and outgoing manner
    • Well-presented and articulate
    • Keen interest and experience in travel
    • Excellent team player
    • Ability to work hard in often unsociable hours
    • Self motivated

     

    All applicants must have proof of eligibility to work in the US.

    The position reports to the head of direct sales and the director of the Americas.

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer, and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

    If you are interested in the position and would like to apply for an interview please send a current resume and cover letter by email to Matt Emerson.

  • TECHNICAL MANAGER, LONDON

    Reporting to the Fleet Technical Manager you will provide technical management and support to assigned vessels within the Burgess managed fleet. You will work closely with existing Burgess Management teams worldwide.

     

    Duties:

    • Technical Management of assigned vessels including Yachts, Passenger Yachts and Passenger Ships.
    • Adhere to all approved technical, safety and security procedures and contribute to their development; update technical contact information on company IT systems and manage any relevant technical documentation.
    • Provide interpretation of Class Rules and other related regulations; manage Class society block fee agreements; Monitor class survey schedules and requirements; Liaise with attending Class and Flag surveyors to ensure all items are dealt with satisfactorily.
    • Promote the effective use of PMS systems and appropriate conditioning monitoring techniques; assist with establishing Planned Maintenance Systems and ensure PMS contains all flag, class, builders, manufacturers and company requirements; review maintenance reports and provide feedback.
    • In partnership with the Yacht Manager, create a long term plan of major works.
    • Review all reported defects, analyse any significant defects and introduce measures to prevent recurrence.
    • Manage dry docking and refits; create refit specifications, shortlist suitable shipyards and manage tendering process; monitor refit costs, quality and schedules; attend on-board yacht or at shipyard for planning and progress meetings as required; provide support with warranty claims on completion of refit.
    • Provide round the clock support in the event of technical difficulties; duty manager rota and emergency response team participation; provide general technical and commercial advice and guidance; provide assistance with Insurance Claims.
    • Review any relevant manufacturer’s bulletins and service publications relating to on-board main machinery and ensure any remedial actions required are undertaken.
    • Assist with requests for urgent spares or services and manage the relevant logistics.
    • Ensure an adequate fluid sampling and analysis programme is adhered to. Review analysis reports, provide advice as required ensuring any resulting actions required are dealt with on a priority basis in line with maintenance or refit planning.
    • Ensure all yachts lifting gear is regularly inspected and certified.
    • Provide concise monthly Status reports for your assigned yachts to the Yacht Manager.
    • Undertake regular Technical Inspections on-board and ensure all items raised during inspections are clearly reported and followed up.
    • Ensure any costs related to Technical Management services have prior approval by the Yacht Manager.


    The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

    • Formal Education in Marine/Engineering/Naval studies to diploma or degree level.
    • 3+ Years shore side superintendent experience or similar role.
    • 10 + Years seagoing experience in an engineering capacity to at least merchant Class 2 Level or equivalent.
    • Previous experience of technical management of passenger vessels is essential, knowledge or experience of passenger yachts or large yachts would be beneficial.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels (dealing with Captains, Chief Engineers, Chief Officers, Owners Representatives and colleagues).
    • Effective at problem solving and multi-tasking.
    • Sound knowledge of Classification, Flag, ISM/ISPS, SOLAS, Passenger Yacht, Large Yacht Code, etc requirements.
    • Fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency in other languages may be beneficial.
    • Ideally the candidate will already be living within commuting distance of London and be eligible to work in the UK.
    • Good sense of humour!
    • A self-starter capable of working independently but also collaborating as part of a busy multi-functional team.
    • Able to travel worldwide.


    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer, and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

  • YACHT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, LONDON

    We are currently recruiting for a full time Yacht Management Assistant in our London office. Reporting to a Yacht Manager, you will assist the Yacht Manager in his/her daily duties and be his/her primary point of contact. You will work alongside the Crew Manager, Technical Manager, Safety & Security Manager, Yacht Accountants and the other Assistants.

     

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Safety/ISM and Security/ISPS
    • Maintain records on Burgess Manage, the online management system and ensure all reports are reviewed and actioned and all information is up to date
    • Assisting with ISM & ISPS internal audits and the follow up of findings
    • Providing relevant information in prevision of safety meetings to the Safety department/London office

     

    Crew Management:

    • Administer crew appointment, crew agreements, contracts, details, qualifications, co-ordinate crew training
    • Assist with the administration of monthly crew payroll
    • Check crew files and ensure safe manning of the yachts
    • Crew travel, visa application
    • Co-ordinate crew recruitment
    • Crew mail

     

    Certification & Insurance:

    • Arrange statutory/class survey/audits/qualifications liaising with yacht Managers and flag/class surveyors
    • Maintain certificate/insurance records
    • Registration and Flag
    • Monthly update of Statutory Class

     

    Operations:

    • Liaise with agents, berth reservation
    • Co-ordinate various logistic & day to day problems
    • Co-ordinate supply of fuel and lubricating oil

     

    Technical:

    • Liaising on specific items with Technical Manager and obtaining comments on maintenance reports

     

     

    The successful candidate will have the following attributes

    Essential:

    • Attention to detail is vital, and conscientiousness to record information accurately
    • A proven ability to use Microsoft Office products
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Excellent level of written and spoken English and numeracy
    • Must be able to follow instructions
    • Capable of working independently and take initiative but also be an excellent team player
    • A good sense of humour and diplomatic

     

    Desirable:

    • Experience working on yachts or for a yacht management company.
    • Experience in a PA or administrative type role

     

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

  • RETAIL CHARTER ASSISTANT, MIAMI

    Founded in 1975, Burgess is the superyacht industry leader renowned for its professional yachting services. The company guides clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including charter, sale and purchase, and management. Reporting to the Retail Charter Brokers, you will assist them in their daily duties, helping to coordinate the logistics of client charters and be their main point of contact. This is primarily a sales support role.
     

    Responsibilities

    Client Presentations

    • Prepare electronic and hardcopy bound yacht presentations, as directed by Broker, for client enquiries.
    • Formulate client-friendly bespoke itineraries, as directed by Broker, for potential and booked charters using PowerPoint. 


    Data Entry

    • Maintain database with up to date client details including regular updating of general contact information, addresses and notes.
    • Record new enquiries and clients into the database
    • Ability to calculate commission rates, discounts and charter expenses accurately from data provided by broker and enter into our system 


    Charter Agreement & Document Preparation

    • Prepare charter agreements and all accompanying paperwork
    • Instruct Finance department on incoming and outgoing client funds and payments.
    • Create and manage both electronic and hard copy files with all information relating to booked charters. 


    Customer Service

    • Liaise with captains and crews with regards to the preparations needed prior to a charter commencing
    • Liaise with Central Agents, gathering general information on yacht availability and compile report for broker’s consideration
    • Coordinate pre and post charter client gifts
    • Handle phone calls from company and industry colleagues in broker’s absence 


    Administration

    • Manage broker’s calendar and stay on top of any due dates regarding the charter process
    • Make domestic and international travel arrangements for broker
    • Compile and organize broker’s monthly expenses for Finance Department 


    Business Development

    • Liaise with marketing department for targeted client initiatives
    • Complete digital and direct mailings
    • Regularly research and data mine for potential clients
    • Accompany and/or prepare broker for any client/industry presentations 


    General

    • Assist at company and Industry sponsored events or Boat Shows when appropriate
    • Any other task reasonably required. 

     

    Professional Qualities

    The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills.
     

    Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • High attention to detail, and conscientiousness to record information accurately
    • Excellent level of written and spoken English and numeracy
    • A proven ability to use all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to intermediate level, and Photo Shop (basic skills).
    • Experience working with multiple template formats 

     

    Essential:

    • Capability to work independently and take initiative but also be an excellent team player
    • A good sense of humor
    • Calm, confident and professional
    • Pro-active
    • College Degree (Associates Degree acceptable)
    • Current Passport
    • Proven ability to work in the United States 

     

    Desirable:

    • Experience working in sales or customer service for luxury brands or in industries that require interaction with high net worth properties or individuals
    • College Graduate or 2 -3 years of experience in a support or administrative type role for a busy sales team 

     

    Applications

    Applications should be made in writing, preferably via email, with an up to date resume and cover letter to Anita Reagan. No resume will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter. Burgess is an equal opportunity employer who will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

  • CREW VACANCIES

    In addition to the positions below we always welcome CVs from qualified and experienced crew members for positions which may become available within the Burgess Fleet.

    Please use the form on this page to send us your CV, current location and availability.

    All crew members are required to hold a minimum of the STCW95 basic training certificate and a valid Seafarers medical.

  • STEWARDS

    We are looking for experienced Stewards for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Steward please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CHIEF STEWARDS

    We are looking for experienced Chief Stewards for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Chief Steward please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • DECKHANDS

    We are looking for experienced Deckhands for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Deckhand please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CHIEF OFFICERS

    We are looking for experienced Chief Officers for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Chief Officer please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CAPTAINS

    We are looking for experienced Captains for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Captain please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CHEFS

    We are looking for experienced Chefs for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Chef please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • ENGINEERS

    We are looking for Engineers for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Engineer with a Y1, Y2, Y3 or Y4 ticket or a commercial equivalent qualification, please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available within the Burgess fleet.

  • ETOS

    We are looking for experienced ETOs for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced ETO please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

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