Phone: 941-779-0605
Cell: 941-356-4522

Gordon Burgess


Originally from England I started my first company when I was just 20 years of age. My education in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors led me to building concrete framed office blocks right in the heart of central London and later to build a quantity surveying/construction management practice and a building company.

Boating was simply a much loved hobby but after taking a few personal imports back to England, in 1992, I took the giant leap of faith to move permanently to Florida to pursue my passion of boating and haven't looked back.

After cruising all of the Florida waters, American Marine was born. Our company has been built on the relationships that have grown over the years with our network of customers and friends around the world and I am privileged to know and work with them all. I am equally as proud that we have gathered a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who work together as one force, to provide outstanding customer care to our loyal customers, past present and future.

Living in Florida and raising four children has been a wonderful experience, especially when I am lucky enough to be able to fill my days with great people and the boating lifestyle.

Customer Testimonials

Thank you. You are very professional and a class act. !! — Mark and Elaine A from New Hampshire
Re; 35 Protector to Fiji
HI Gordon
The protector is finally through customs. Boat looks FANTASTIC !!
Thanks for coordinating the S&P and shipping process
— Mike L from New Zealand and Fiji
Hi Gordon,
Our Bayliner has arrived in Brundall. It docked in Southampton on Saturday and was collected today. We met the transport driver at the marina.
Thank you so much for all your help. You probably don't need any recommendation but keep us in mind if you do.
— Terry and Barbara T from Norfolk Broads England
At a third of a million dollars this is the most expensive tender I have personally sold. Cant wait to represent you on your next MagaYacht.
Thanks for all you've done Gordon.
Only you could have held this one together
Truely International deal between Brazil, Hawai, Florida on a Norwegian built boat. aloha don.
— Don M from Maui Hawai