Burgess Marine superyacht business expands
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Burgess Marine has announced the continued expansion of its South Coast operations with significant contract wins in the Superyacht sector in both Southampton and Portsmouth.
In April the company won the first phase of Project 608 in Southampton; the major refit of a 44m Feadship. To support this growth Burgess Marine will be opening a site office in Southampton’s Ocean Quay. From its new base in Ocean Quay Burgess Marine intends to expand its ship care and support operations to include Southampton’s docks and waterfront.
Mr Nicholas Warren, Managing Director, comments “Burgess Marine already looks after many local customers from our base in Portsmouth. To have a foot hold in Southampton not only means that we’re closer to Project 608 but it also means greater contact with other key customers such as Red Funnel, Southampton Yacht Services, Trimline and Solent Towage”.
Burgess Marine continues to support the Superyacht sector of the marine industry in Hampshire with major works completed onboard a 64m classic motor yacht and a Abeking & Rasmussen 42m Ketch. In 2010 the company enjoyed a year of Superyacht successes; having completed and excelled with regard to work packages onboard Bystander, SY ‘Infinity’, the J Class yacht Velsheda, and a 40m Aluminium new-build.
Nicholas goes on to say “since 2001 Burgess Marine has been the Port of Cherbourg’s primary partner in respect to their Rolls-Royce Syncrolift facility. The facility (90m x 32m) comfortably caters for vessels over 90 metres in length and offers a 4500 tonnes lift capacity. I now intend to expand our commercial activities on site in France in the support of both Superyachts and UK based Coasters and Dredgers; with many ship owners and operators based in and around Southampton our new setup in Ocean Quay will provide the ideal springboard for such dialog to begin".
Burgess Marine are available on a 24/7 basis, 365 days of the year, and are ISO9001/2008 BSI accredited and a DNV approved service supplier.