Andrew P. Cilla

  • Founder, Outback Yachts
  • Past President, Luke Brown Yachts
  • Past 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

ANDREW CILLA
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 lead Luke Brown Yachts to 42 profitable years. July 1, 2020 the firm was acquired by Lormax Stern. Andrew now serves as the firm's Global Ambassador.

In 2014 Andrew began developing the design criteria for his ultimate family yacht, the Outback 50. Actually 56 foot in length, this unique concept vessel incorporates all of the important elements of functionality, performance and comfort into an easily handled cruiser. Working with the world renowned design firm, Michael Peters Yacht Design, the Outback 50 became a reality in 2019. Andrew spends much of his time cruising the East Coast, Bahamas and Florida Keys onboard his Outback 50.

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.

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