Andrew P. Cilla
- President, Luke Brown Yachts
- President, Freedom Waters Foundation
- Former President, International Yacht Broker's Association
- Former Director, Yacht Architects And Brokers Association
- Former Officer, Southern Yacht Broker's Association
- Original Member, Super Yacht Network
HONORED WITH BROKER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Andrew Cilla of Luke Brown Yachts was presented with the second annual International Yacht Brokers Association Broker of the Year Award at the IYBA Annual Dinner Meeting on January 29. Andrew was recognized by his peers for his dedication, professionalism and community service.Reprinted with permission from the IYBA
Andrew Cilla was born and raised on the shore of New Jersey. As a young boy, he spent most of his time on the water fishing and sailing. At the age of eleven, Andrew used his savings to buy his first boat, a 10' gaff rigged dinghy. Summers and holidays were spent working at local boat yards, marinas, as well as captaining fishing boats to earn money for college.
In 1972, Andrew graduated from college with a degree in Economics and Business Administration. He began his career in marketing for a boat manufacturing company.
In 1976, he joined Luke Brown Yachts. A year later the owner of Luke Brown Yachts advised his brokers that he was closing the doors, due to a lack of profit. Seeing the potential, Andrew acquired the firm and assumed the role of President. Through hard work, dedication to his clients and brokers, and a commitment to integrity, Andrew has led Luke Brown Yachts to turn a profit every year since his ownership.
Andrew's success is due, in part, to his wealth of experience in the boating and yachting industries. With over forty-five years as a yacht broker and thirty-eight as the owner of a major yacht brokerage firm, there are few, if any active brokers, who have more experience.
ANDREW CILLA RECIEVES THE MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION 2018 GOLDEN ANCHOR AWARD
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Andrew represents Sir Peter Blake and the Cousteau Society in the sale of the research vessel "Antarctica."
Andrew, with help from his son and daughter, completed his 50th Freedom Water's children with cancer trip. To learn more go to: www.freedomwatersfoundation.org
This sale represents Andrew's fourth transaction with this client over the past 20 years.