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Founded in 1975, and now with 15 offices globally, Burgess is the superyacht industry leader, specialising in yachts of over 30m (100ft). Renowned for its professional yachting services, the company leverages its expertise to guide clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including sale and purchase, charter, new construction, management, crew services and insurance. Burgess has been involved in the sale of many of the world’s most significant yachts, while their technical division is currently project managing the build and development of a diverse spectrum of large yachts. The company’s highly qualified yacht managers have extensive seagoing experience and can take care of every facet of managing a superyacht. Burgess’ first-class charter service offers a portfolio of the finest yachts in the best cruising destinations around the world. The superyacht credentials of Burgess are unmatched, ensuring that clients enjoy the highest levels of customer service.

With leadership comes responsibility, and as the leading brokerage house, Burgess firmly believes that it has a duty to educate and lead the next generation into the industry.

- Georgina Menheneott, Burgess Partner


Why has Burgess sponsored the Legasea Mentorship Programme?

At Burgess we believe in our people and we believe in the people who work in this exceptional industry.


The superyacht industry is one of aspiration and achievement, and one that should be characterised by opportunity, performance and excellence across every sector, both at sea and ashore.


We believe in making this industry a better place for all those who work within it, in raising professional standards, in providing accessible training and guidance and in creating the right opportunities for those who aspire to perform, to rise through the ranks and to exceed their own expectations.


In LEGASEA we have found a team who have themselves worked their way up through the ranks at sea and who know what it takes to deliver time and time again. LEGASEA’s values, passion and commitment match our own and working together we can use the Burgess business as a force for good.

Why does Burgess believe Mentoring is important?

We see mentoring as the most tangible, personal and highly effective way to pass on the opportunities we’ve been fortunate to receive, and communicate the life lessons we’ve all learned – the good and the bad ones!


We have built a successful company through teamwork, cooperation and shared knowledge and many of our own people have charted successful careers through a combination of hard work and mentoring. At Burgess we work together to provide exceptional service as a team and for the greater good of the team. This ethos underpins everything we do and we believe this industry will thrive when we collectively start to raise our people up and give them the best opportunities to perform. It’s time to pay it forward.

What outcomes does Burgess wish to achieve from the Mentorship Programme?

  • To contribute to the development of a sustainable superyacht industry for the 21st century that is characterised by performance and opportunity for all those working within it.

  • To identify the rising stars who are committed to a career in yachting at sea or ashore, to help them achieve and surpass their goals and then play their own part in paying the opportunity forward.

  • To drive a wider commitment from the industry to join us and Legasea in this ambition to make the superyacht industry a world leader in change and innovation.

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