The primary objective of Prestige Boat Syndicates is to continuously deliver to our clients the best syndication and management service for luxury boats. Our primary goal is the happiness and long term relationship with all of our boat owners, whilst providing ongoing preventative maintenance and operational management for your vessel. We pride ourselves in maintaining professional relationships with reputable skippers, mechanics, marine electricians and shipwrights.

Having been in the marine industry for over 20 years, Owner/Director, Michael Burman, realised a life long dream in 2002 by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale. Since then boating has been his life and with over 1000 skipperings his knowledge of Sydney’s waterways is second to none. Michael’s passion for boating has been the inspiration behind the launch of Prestige Boat Syndicates.

At Prestige Boat Syndicates we know that your leisure time is important to you and it is our aim to provide you, your family and friends with a relaxing and enjoyable boating experience around Sydney Harbour and Pittwater.

We provide you with all the luxuries of boat ownership without any of the hassle. Our ‘Walk on Walk off’ service means we do all the hard work.

Why Join Prestige Boat Syndicates

  • We employ dedicated and qualified marine professionals who are passionate about their work ensuring your boat stays in tip top condition
  • The boat is owned by members of the syndicate not a third party
  • Comprehensive legal agreement protecting your interest and investment
  • Our unique 24 hour online booking system
  • Dedicated personnel, managing the owners syndicate
  • Up to date notifications by Email and SMS


I first found out about Prestige Boat Syndicates when I owned my own boat berthed next to a boat managed by PBS that was a few years old but looked brand new. I got talking to Michael Burman who explained how he managed the boat for a syndicate.  Knowing how he cared for the boat, the business model and what a pleasant guy he was made me regret I did not have this easy solution to boating. When he told me he was buying another boat to syndicate I sold my boat and purchased a share.  That boat is now 2-1/2 years old and I have never regretted my decision.  The boat is available as often as I want it, it is kept impeccably and nothing is too much trouble for Michael and his team.  It is not surprising that PBS has grown the business and now has multiple boats in syndicate and under management. Even with that growth Michael has not compromised on the initial care and service provided. 

“Terry, Rose Bay”

I’ve been an owner and client of Michael’s at Prestige Boating Syndicates for the past 3 years.  Michael has looked after us every step of the way. He is professional, experienced and thoroughly reliable and the boat is always in perfect condition. My family and I have absolutely loved it. Thanks Michael! 

“Rob, North Bondi”

Boat sharing is ideal for us especially with Prestige Boat Syndicates “Walk on Walk off” service. We just turn up at the marina and our boat is clean and ready for us to enjoy and take out on the harbour. Michael and the team are all extremely professional and it’s a pleasure to be part of the boat syndicate.

“Lauren, Vaucluse”

Michael and his team provide exceptional bespoke service. The “Walk on Walk off” and management service allows hassle free boating without any of the drawbacks of maintenance and cleaning.

“Ryan, Caringbah”

We must enjoy the most of what Sydney can offer at the times of travel restrictions and lockdowns. Sydney Harbour is without doubt the best in the World. We discovered the elegant freedom of boating, an escape from the busy city life to the tranquility of waterways. The convenience and worry-free of walk-on and walk-off system, coupled with efficiency and excellent communication from Prestige Boat Syndicates team made the experience super special. The training to drive the boat was comprehensive, gentle and friendly. The skippering on-request was fantastic. All in all – no regrets, thumbs up the team!

“Adina, Pyrmont”

After more than 25 years owning and maintaining my own boats, Michael convinced my wife and I to try one of his hassle free, fully managed boat syndicates a couple of years back. Our only regret is not having done it sooner. Michael and his team make the boating experience a breeze, not having to deal with maintenance, cleaning or any of the other aspects of boat ownership that detract from the experience. The boat is aways in tip top shape and beautifully presented when we arrive to be greeted by a smiling face, with nothing to do but unload our gear, press the ignition and wave goodbye, later to be warmly greeted and guided back into the marina berth. The booking system is simple and fair. All in all, a highly recommended operation!

“Greg, Rodd Point”