Northrop & Johnson is delighted to welcome Paul Burgess as a broker in the Fort Lauderdale office.
Paul comes to Northrop & Johnson with more than 22 years of yachting industry experience. Throughout his years in the industry, he has developed a vast wealth of knowledge and an exceptionally large network of contacts around the world.
His business experience ranges from sales to marketing to project management to business executive. Paul has been recognized as a top-performing sales broker and has represented more than half a billion U.S. dollars in brokerage business for multiple brands.
For the last seven years, Paul has worked in South Florida as the Sales and Marketing Director for the world-leading distributor of Sunseeker Yachts. During his two decades at Sunseeker, Paul was instrumental in the business development of the company structures, offices and sales in various countries. He personally handled more than 300 new Sunseeker construction projects, ranging in size from 31 to 155 feet.
In addition to his work at Sunseeker in Florida, Paul also spent six years living in Asia representing new and pre-owned sales and managing projects for various companies, including Riva, San Lorenzo, Azimut, Benetti, Hessen and more.
Throughout these experiences, Paul has gained extensive product awareness, international business experience and acquired an in-depth, diverse and broad knowledge of the marine industry and the many players within it to ensure his ability to assist his customers with anything they require.
Paul also is actively involved with in professional organizations, including Florida Yacht Brokers Association, where he serves as board director. Within FYBA, he’s able to use his expertise to further enhance and support the largest group of yachting professionals in the world.
Paul will work out of Northrop & Johnson’s Fort Lauderdale office. He is excited to join the team and is dedicated to the future success of the group.