Burgess Cel­e­brates A Suc­cess­ful 2018 Is Un­der­way As New Su­pery­achts Take Top Hon­ors

Forbes - - FORBES 400 - By Ge­or­gia Byrd

Be­neath the glam­our of Italy’s Palazzo Vec­chio, the Burgess team cel­e­brated an­other ban­ner year as some of the world’s new­est lux­ury su­pery­achts afloat took top hon­ors at the World Su­pery­acht Awards last spring. With yachts nom­i­nated across 18 cat­e­gories, the event was a mere re­flec­tion of the im­pres­sive cre­den­tials of a com­pany that has con­sis­tently ex­celled since its in­cep­tion in 1975. Burgess — the com­pany that spe­cial­izes in yachts of more than 100 feet (30 me­ters) in length and that has 13 of­fices around the world — was de­lighted to have con­trib­uted to award-win­ning yachts in the var­i­ous cat­e­gories for de­sign, con­struc­tion and out­stand­ing fea­tures of en­gi­neer­ing.

The tra­di­tion and cel­e­bra­tion of suc­cess­ful new-build projects show­cased at the awards in­cluded the newly built 239.5-foot (73-me­ter) mo­tor yacht Hasna, which took top hon­ors as “The Best Dis­place­ment Mo­tor Yacht between 500 Gross Tons and 1,999 Gross Tons.” Judges praised the yacht’s ex­quis­ite ex­te­rior lines as well as the prac­ti­cal layout of her decks, and were par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with “the high qual­ity of the yacht’s con­struc­tion and fin­ish through­out, from the fair­ness of the hull and the per­fec­tion of the in­te­rior build right through to the tech­ni­cal in­stal­la­tion.”

De­liv­ered in 2017, Hasna — built by the Dutch ship­yard Fead­ship — in­cludes an 8-me­ter-long green, slate-tiled in­fin­ity swim­ming pool on the main deck aft, an ex­ten­sive gym and car­dio room in the full-beam beach club with open­ing ter­races, and an im­pres­sive cin­ema.

Rory Boyle from Burgess New Con­struc­tion, who acted as the owner’s rep and tech­ni­cal team leader on the Hasna build project, said, “Burgess was de­lighted to be in­volved in the build of such a so­phis­ti­cated yacht for one of our long-stand­ing clients. We are thrilled to have been cho­sen to work with Royal Van Lent and help pro­duce what has turned out to be a fan­tas­tic prod­uct. We are all de­lighted that Hasna has been rec­og­nized in this way.”

In the “Dis­place­ment Mo­tor Yachts 2,000 Gross Tons” cat­e­gory, 242.8-foot (74-me­ter) su­pery­acht Cloud 9 was rec­og­nized as a fi­nal­ist. From the early stages of its de­sign, the Burgess New Con­struc­tion team played a key role, from de­vel­op­ing the tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions to com­plet­ing project man­age­ment, on-site su­per­vi­sion and the co­or­di­na­tion of con­sul­tants. Cloud 9 is cur­rently avail­able for char­ter ex­clu­sively through Burgess for 875,000 eu­ros per week (sum­mers in the Mediter­ranean) and $875,000 per week (win­ters in the Caribbean). Cloud 9 is also listed for sale by Burgess for 84.5 mil­lion eu­ros.

Burgess’ first-class char­ter ser­vice of­fers a port­fo­lio of the finest yachts in the best cruis­ing des­ti­na­tions around the world. Burgess char­ter pro­fes­sion­als are trained in of­fer­ing the high­est lev­els of cus­tomer ser­vice, and their yachts stand apart with cap­tains and crew that pro­vide ex­em­plary ser­vice to char­ter clients.

The su­pery­acht Cloud 9 is avail­able for sale and char­ter by the Burgess team of pro­fes­sion­als. (Photo cour­tesy of Burgess)

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