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BURGESS Yachts

April 19, 2011 12:30 ET

Superyacht Leader BURGESS Expands U.S. Presence With New West Coast Office

Private Santa Monica Airport Location Assures Discretion

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Underscoring its position as the global superyacht leader and its commitment to the American market, BURGESS has expanded its presence with the opening in Los Angeles, CA of its fourth U.S. office. Uniquely located in the exclusive Santa Monica Airport, the private jet terminal of choice for Hollywood's elite, the office is ideally positioned for the ultra-luxe sector it serves, in close proximity to Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood and Malibu.

"We are very excited about enhancing our service and expanding our outreach in this important market, and one which holds opportunity for significant growth," says Jonathan Beckett, BURGESS President and CEO. "With full-service offices on both coasts, we can better serve our existing clients here as well as tap the potential in America."

In addition to being the gateway to Hollywood, the airport possesses a remarkable history as the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County. It was once home to the Douglas Aircraft Company, whose clandestine WWII operations built critical military aircraft and it will soon house the Museum of Flying. BURGESS is proud to be associated with this strong aviation legacy, and is honored to lend its 35-year marine tradition to this facility.

Heading up the new operation, is BURGESS' Jay Becker. "With its jet-set country club ambience, the elite clientele who frequent the Santa Monica Airport will appreciate the ease and convenience of entrusting their yachting arrangements to people they likely already know and trust at the same location," Becker adds.

The office address is: 3100 Donald Douglas Loop North, Santa Monica, CA 90405 and Becker can be contacted via email at santamonica@burgessyachts.com or phone: 310-392-7696.

Founded in 1975 with ten international offices, BURGESS is the global superyacht industry leader, uniquely specializing in yachts of over 130-feet. Renowned for its professional yachting services, the company leverages its expertise to guide clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including sale and purchase, technical consultancy services, charter and operational management. The superyacht credentials of Burgess are unmatched in the industry, ensuring that clients enjoy the highest levels of customer service. More information on Burgess can be found at www.burgessyachts.com.

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