Burgess expands to India


The brokerage house has partnered with Gautama and Anju Dutta of Marine Solutions to cover India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.


Gautama and Anju Dutta of Marine Solutions now also represent Burgess


As anticipated in Yacht Style Issue 57 with the inclusion of Gautama Dutta in the 2021 edition of Asia’s Yachting Leaders, Burgess has announced a new partnership with Marine Solutions in India. The company is owned and led by Gautama and his wife Anju, who join Burgess as Chief Representative, India and Brokerage Representative, India respectively. (To view Asia’s Yachting Leaders, visit: https://bit.ly/3iS3frr)


Founded in 2003, Marine Solutions offers brokerage, charter, management and marina services in India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The company has offices in Mumbai, Goa and Calcutta, and holds exclusive dealerships for Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Prestige, Jeanneau, Sea Ray, Fountaine Pajot, Zodiac and Seakeeper.


With the new collaboration, Burgess aims to better serve its existing clients and build new relationships in India, while enhancing its Indian Ocean charter offering around India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.


Jean-Marc Poullet, Burgess’ Chairman Asia, said: “We are delighted to welcome two highly qualified Indian yachting professionals to the global Burgess family. Gautama and Anju bring strong yachting and technical experience, plus outstanding local market knowledge to the Burgess team. They will work closely with the rest of the Asia team while also leveraging Burgess’ global expertise to deliver the best-possible service to India and Indian Ocean yacht owners and charterers.”


A new addition to Asia’s Yachting Leaders, Gautama Dutta is Burgess’ Chief representative, India


Gautama, Marine Solutions’ Executive Director, is a former Asian medallist in sailing and a round-the-world yachtsman, and holds the high-altitude sailing world record for his exploits at 5,480m on Lake Deotal. He also commissioned and ran India’s Olympic Sailing Centre at Bombay.


One of India’s prominent yachting personalities, Gautama is a founding member of the India Marine Federation and hugely knowledgeable about boating in the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives region. In addition to being Chief Representative, he will also take the lead on all charter developments for Burgess in the region.


Anju is Managing Director of Marine Solutions and spearheads the company’s sales and marketing division. She has transacted most of the 15-34m yachts sold in India and advises clients on all aspects of the ownership lifecycle. A business management graduate, Anju has experience in the advertising industry. In addition to being the Brokerage Representative, Anju will also spearhead marketing initiatives for Burgess in the region.


Gautama said: “We are very happy to join the Burgess family, whose high standard of professionalism and a global-cum-local approach to customer relationships and service delivery perfectly matches our philosophy. We look forward to bringing this world-class yachting platform to the region and to connect the global yacht charter network with the fabulous cruising destinations in India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.”

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