Burgess will work with local partner SJM Group’s maritime division, chaired by a member of Dubai’s Ruling Family, to introduce superyacht services to the UAE and develop the maritime sector within the GCC region.

Jonathan Hind

Jonathan Hind to spearhead the new office in Dubai. Photo credit Ruksana Hussain

Superyacht services provider Burgess Yachts has expanded to the Middle East with the creation of a new office in Dubai.

Burgess will work with local partner SJM Group’s maritime division, chaired by a member of Dubai’s Ruling Family, to introduce superyacht services to the UAE and develop the maritime sector within the GCC region.

“We are delighted to be opening for business in the Gulf, where we already enjoy the privilege of serving a great many clients,” says Burgess CEO Jonathan Beckett.

“The plan is to build a core of superyacht expertise from an initial base in Dubai, providing services to clients from the UAE and wider region by combining the experience of a local team with the skills of Burgess staff from other offices, as required.”

UK citizen and Dubai resident Jonathan Hind is spearheading the new initiative. He joins the company following four years as general manager of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, the largest marina in the Middle East, where he was responsible for every aspect of its operation and development.

“We are honoured to be collaborating with SJM Group towards our shared objective of evolving the maritime sector in the Gulf and are very enthusiastic about the potential this exciting region holds for the superyacht industry,” says Hind, who will form a key part of the global team.

Silver Fast

Silver Fast is available on sale and available for charter with Burgess

To coincide with this announcement, the 77m long range superyacht Silver Fast, represented by Burgess as Central Agents for sale and charter, is currently located in the Gulf for client viewings.