The superyacht brokerage firm Burgess has announced the full integration of sister company OceanStyle into the global Burgess brand. Formed by Burgess in 2005 to meet the needs of a vigorous semi-production superyacht market, OceanStyle has grown steadily in its nine year existence, firmly establishing itself as a successful international player. This latest initiative will consolidate the Group’s market share in this dynamic sector, extending its full service offering to all quality yachts over 30m.
“The significant rise of the semi-custom sector due to changing economic conditions and evolving yacht building practices has re-drawn traditional market boundaries over the last decade and there is no longer clear water between the semi and fully custom sectors. Today’s move will therefore cohesively combine the expertise of our energetic OceanStyle team with the global power of the Burgess brand in further expanding the fast-growing semi-custom market sector”, said Burgess Group Sales Director, Tim Wiltshire. “We are confident that this strategic step will enable our teams across all ten Burgess offices to optimise our service deliverables to clients across the Group.”
Burgess has also announced the recent return of Richard Lambert into their brokerage team as Senior Broker for Semi-Custom Yacht Sales. The original Director of OceanStyle, Richard re-joins Burgess having gained considerable experience in the new construction sector, and will be a key member of the company’s growing presence in the semi-custom superyacht market.
These announcements cap an impressive roster of brokerage sales for the Group with 25 deals closed on quality yachts over 30m in the first half of 2014 alone, including new build orders with Heesen, Amels, Palmer Johnson, CRN and Feadship.