MASTERPIECES AFLOAT

The Burgess New Con­struc­tion Divi­sion Rides A Wave Of Yacht­ing Bril­liance

Forbes - - THE WORLD’S BILLIONAIRES - BY GE­OR­GIA BYRD BURGESS, New York +1 212 223 0410 / en­quiries@burgessy­achts.com

In Jan­uary 2017, the 242.8’ (74m), 2,218-gross ton, high­vol­ume su­pery­acht Cloud 9 was un­veiled at an Ital­ian ship­yard. Among the nu­mer­ous on­look­ers who gath­ered to cel­e­brate, none were more proud than the team from the Burgess New Con­struc­tion divi­sion.

Oversee­ing the in­fi­nite de­tails of the con­struc­tion of a su­pery­acht like Cloud 9 to the owner’s spec­i­fi­ca­tions re­quired the ex­per­tise of this team of Burgess project man­agers, naval ar­chi­tects, and ma­rine and elec­tri­cal en­gi­neers. With 17 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and an im­pres­sive port­fo­lio of record-break­ing yachts un­der its belt, Burgess worked in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the builder, CRN, and in­te­rior de­signer Winch De­sign.

The team’s achieve­ments were show­cased last year in Port Her­cules, where more than 125 su­pery­achts were dis­played at the Monaco Yacht Show — and where, for the sec­ond year in a row, a Burgess yacht, the 361’ (110m) Ju­bilee, was the stand­out as the largest yacht. In fact, Ju­bilee is the largest yacht ever to have been ex­hib­ited at the Monaco Yacht Show. Burgess New Con­struc­tion pro­vided tech­ni­cal con­sul­tancy and project man­age­ment through­out the en­tire build process for Ju­bilee, and to­day the yacht is of­fered for sale by Burgess as the ex­clu­sive World­wide Cen­tral Agents.

The Burgess New Con­struc­tion team has played a crit­i­cal role in the cre­ation of many of the world’s most highly rec­og­nized su­pery­achts, in­clud­ing the ex­tra­or­di­nary Lürssen-built Topaz (483.1’/147.3m); the highly ac­claimed Az­zam (590.6’/180m), the world’s largest and fastest su­pery­acht also built by Lürssen and de­liv­ered in 2013; and the mul­ti­ple award–win­ning 511.8’ (156m) Dil­bar, the world’s largest yacht by gross ton­nage that was de­liv­ered in 2016. Dil­bar is the sec­ond Lürssen new-build project ex­ceed­ing 328’ (100m) that Burgess New Con­struc­tion has man­aged for the same owner.

These are just a few ex­am­ples of Burgess’s full-cir­cle ca­pa­bil­i­ties, which have earned the com­pany world­wide dom­i­nance in the su­pery­acht field. Burgess fur­ther dis­tin­guishes it­self among the com­pe­ti­tion by: Pro­vid­ing op­er­a­tional man­age­ment for more than 100 of the world’s largest yachts, two-thirds of which are over 500 gross tons and boast a ros­ter of 1,800 crew mem­bers; Dom­i­nat­ing the mar­ket in 164’+ (50m+) yachts in sales, char­ter, new con­struc­tion and op­er­a­tional man­age­ment;

Sell­ing nearly 50% more yachts in the 164’+ (50m+) size sec­tor than its sec­ond-place com­peti­tor;

Su­per­vis­ing new build projects in 23 ship­yards across three con­ti­nents for an ap­prox­i­mate to­tal of $5.5 bil­lion;

Hold­ing the record for be­ing in­volved in more new builds be­tween 197’ (60m) and 590’ (180m) than any other spe­cial­ist.

From con­cep­tion to de­liv­ery, Burgess pro­fes­sion­als guide each client through ev­ery phase of su­pery­acht­ing, whether for char­ter, sale, pur­chase, man­age­ment or a cus­tom new-build project. Ex­plore the ex­tent of its full ser­vice port­fo­lio at burgessy­achts.com.

PRO­MO­TION Above: The 242.8’ (74m) award-win­ning Cloud 9 is of­fered for char­ter ex­clu­sively by Burgess as World­wide Cen­tral Agents.

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