Job Opportunities


Assistant to the London Brokerage team

We are currently recruiting for an assistant to the London Brokerage team.

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the preparation of yacht presentations and reports – digital and print
  • Assist with all client/general correspondence
  • Record all client activity in the Burgess Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
  • Monitor all enquiries for brokers and assist brokers with ensuring the enquiry logs are all kept up to date
  • Assist with contract preparation as required
  • Assist with booking of yacht visits/inspections
  • Collate and send out daily yacht and contact log
  • Preparation of weekly brokerage news
  • Assist with travel plans as required
  • Diary management
  • Submit/collate expenses for brokers
  • Secondary responsibilities:
  • Occasional reception cover
  • Stand and Boat Show cover as required
  • Miscellaneous admin duties as required
  • Essential Skills and Personal Qualities:
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Very good knowledge of French
  • Strong IT skills (especially MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Good team player, but also able to act on own initiative
  • Desirable Skills:
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics and Adobe Photoshop
  • Previous sales support experience
  • Knowledge of a second language (French, Russian, Spanish)

The role is full time and based in our London office.

Please note this role is not a trainee broker position.

Burgess is an equal opportunity employer and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

Please send your CV and covering letter to

De Valk Yacht Brokers

De Valk representation


By joining De Valk you will gain a competitive advantage allowing you to list more yachts and at a profitable commission and will save time and money on running your brokerage.

We provide the tools for you to be successful.

De Valk

We are a family owned European brokerage house with professional yacht brokers operating in the market of both sailing and motor yachts between 40 and 140 feet since 1947, with a special super yacht division, a network of new yacht sales, charter and insurance activities and yacht management services.

Competitive advantage

To attract and commit yacht sellers, you need to be able to show that you are better than your competitor. As a De Valk yacht broker you will be able to inform prospective sellers that you are part of professional network, a full service brokerage with a strong brand and long history, with a portfolio of hundreds of yachts for sale, and thousands of yachts sold.

Marketing tools

We have been investing in our brand since 1947 and from 2009 onwards we have focused primarily on internet and direct marketing. This can be used to great advantage in listing yachts and finding buyers.

According to Google analytics we receive an average of 3.424 sessions (visits) a day to our site, making it by far the most visited of any brokerage.

We register 10 new buying clients a day and the database holds 9.200 clients looking for a yacht. At De Valk we call this Search Profile technology. Everyday a match is made between profiles and yachts and as a result clients are emailed the yacht details automatically.

Yacht details are exported automatically to over 50 yachting sites.

De Valk newsletters go out to 23.000 clients (filtered email addresses).

We make significant investments in Search Engine Optimalisation (SEO). Advertise using Google adwords and remarketing.

We believe in a strong social media presence and actively maintain Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and Twitter accounts.

In short, we reach a lot of potential buyers and sellers, substantially more than our competitors.

Back office

You will get full access to the De Valk system through Remote Desktop Technology, giving access to Microsoft Office, De Valk CRM, and more from anywhere in the world. Updates, new releases, anti virus software, backups, development of the CRM, are all included.

The internet site, social media, brochures, business cards, advertising are all developed and updated continuously by De Valk.

Knowledge base

You will be able to access the extensive legal and industry knowledge we have built up over 60 years. We will provide you with approved sales documents and contracts and procedures to ensure that sales are closed efficiently and effectively. All sales will make use of our Escrow account giving buyers and sellers peace of mind.

You will be able to discuss deals, pricing, tactics, and our passion, yachting, just for fun, with all the other De Valk yacht brokers. You will be able to follow inhouse training.


We work on a commission basis only which ensures that we all have the same goal, which is to sell as many yachts as possible.

We want you to be part of a professional and successful team of respected brokers.

Mattijs van Baalen
Managing Director

Ancasta International Boat Sales Ltd

Yacht Broker/New Boat Sales in Mallorca (English and German speaking)

Ancasta International Boat Sales is one of the largest and most globally-recognised yacht sales companies in today’s market. With thirteen offices across Europe and an online presence that collectively represents the largest manufacturers in the industry, it is little wonder that over 400 boats are sold annually throughout the network. An opportunity has now arisen for an enthusiastic Yacht Broker to join the team based in Cala d’Or in Mallorca. This role is to be based in a new office on the island that will be opening in the Summer of 2018. Induction and training will take place in the Palma office but the successful applicant will also be required to spend some time in the UK.

Individuals must be fluent in English and German (both written and spoken), be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have the ability to build and develop relationships with clients and possess good working knowledge of both power boats and yachts. The successful candidate will be required to sell pre-owned boats as well as new boats from the world-leading brands we are proud to represent; Beneteau (both sail and power) Lagoon catamarans, Prestige luxury motor-yachts, McConaghy race boats and CNB Yachts. As part of this role involves helping to get a new office off the ground, individuals will be involved in acquiring new listings, developing relationships with local boat owners and using Ancasta’s database of existing and previous clients to help generate sales leads for new and used boats.

The following skills would be desirable, Spanish language skills (or knowledge of any other language), experience of cross border transactions, proven new and used boat sales experience, knowledge of boat ownership and taxation documentation, RYA or equivalent power/sail qualifications.

The competitive basic salary is dependent on experience, uncapped commissions and performance bonuses are available.

Interested individuals should apply by email with CV and covering letter to Matthew Shave, at

Closing Date is 31 August 2018.