Burgess reports over EUR 2 billion sales in 2021

For brokerage, Burgess reported a record-breaking year selling superyachts with a combined value of over 2 billion EUR in 2021. This equates to a 27% increase on the previous best year. Of these transactions over 50% were yachts over 50m in length.

Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess commented, ‘I have never experienced a year quite like the one we have just seen in my 41 years at Burgess.’

With the new build sector at an all-time high across the industry, Burgess New Construction enjoyed its best ever results with a 39% increase on 2020 turnover.

Although Burgess reported just a 2% increase in the number of yachts available for charter (in previous years this figure usually sits around 5%), the demand is still high. 2021 equalled the teams most successful year ever (2019), and 2022 figures are already promising a bumper year for charter.

‘More owners are deciding to keep their yachts private this year, this could be for a number of reasons, but COVID is arguably the biggest driving factor with owners reserving their yachts for exclusive use for the familyRichard Lambert, head of sales commented.

(Burgess reports over EUR 2 billion sales in 2021 – barchemagazine.com – January 2021)