02 February 2021
Burgess has announced a new partnership with Marine Solutions in India.
With this collaboration, Burgess aims to better serve its existing clients and build new relationships in India, while enhancing its charter offering in the Indian Ocean: India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Much like the Far East, this region holds substantial long term potential for the business.
Marine Solutions, founded in 2003 and with offices in Bombay, Goa and Calcutta, is India’s leading yachting company offering brokerage, charter, management and marina services in the region (India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives) and holds exclusive dealerships for Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Prestige, Jeanneau, Sea Ray, Fountaine Pajot, Zodiac and Seakeeper.
The company is owned and led by husband and wife team Gautama and Anju Dutta who will be joining the Burgess family.
Gautama Dutta as Burgess Chief Representative, India.
Gautama is Marine Solutions’ Executive Director and a former Asian medallist in sailing; he also commissioned and ran India’s Olympic Sailing Centre at Bombay. As well as being a round-the-world yachtsman, he holds the high altitude sailing world record for his exploits on Lake Deotal at 5480m.
One of India’s prominent yachting personalities, Gautama is a founding member of the India Marine Federation and is hugely knowledgeable about boating in the India – Sri Lanka – Maldives region. In addition to being Chief Representative, he will also take the lead on Burgess’s charter developments in the region.
Anju Dutta as Burgess Brokerage Representative, India.
Anju is Managing Director of Marine Solutions and spearheads the company’s sales and marketing division. Over the years she has transacted the majority of the yacht’s sold in India (15 to 34m) and advises clients on all aspects of the ownership lifecycle.
Anju is a business management graduate from a reputed business school and has valuable experience in the advertising industry, where she executed several challenging projects. In addition to being the Brokerage Representative, Anju will also spearhead marketing initiatives for Burgess in the region.
Jean-Marc Poullet, Chairman Asia commented, “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.”
Gautama is positive about the development, “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 too. 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.”