We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess, has joined the board of The Superyacht Life Foundation. Jonathan writes:
“'Luxury' is often a term carelessly thrown around – it covers a whole host of things! However, 'luxury', when used in conjunction with the superyacht industry, can conjure up quite negative connotations. It doesn't accurately portray an industry that supports the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people, world over. The end result of a new build is a masterpiece – a beautiful piece of engineering which expertly blends art with science and industry – meaning 'luxury' is simply the icing on the cake. I have been fortunate enough to work at the coalface of this industry for over 40 years, and I have seen the changes that have been made and I know we can make the ones being called for in the future. The Superyacht Life Foundation is a great platform encouraging collaboration, innovation, and evolution – only as a team can we work towards our collective goals of a fun, challenging work environment, correcting any misconceptions and, most importantly, a sustainable future. At Burgess, we are fully committed to raising the bar and working hard with industry colleagues to help educate society on our niche but exceptional world.”
We look forward to working with Jonathan to improve the perception of superyachting.