Phil Annunziato joined the Luke Brown team in late 2007. His 40+ years of experience in the Marine Industry include brokerage, finance, insurance, charter & new yacht sales including running his own brokerage firm just prior to affiliating with Luke Brown. The previous 12 years were spent with Marlow Marine as Sales Mgr. & Senior Broker, specializing in Ocean Alexander, Grand Banks and Marlow Explorer construction, sales and brokerage. His expertise is quality production, custom and limited production cruising yachts and his entire professional career has been spent in the marine industry, always working directly with yachtsmen and women.
"After Marlow, I just wanted to work with a few clients and relax a bit, but when Andrew Cilla (Luke Brown president and owner) approached me I was intrigued. He made a lot of sense and offered me the opportunity to do what I wanted, how I wanted backed by a firm with the best reputation in the business. The chance to work with Andrew and a staff of sales and support professionals second to none was too much to pass up". In keeping with the Luke Brown tradition, Phil offers experienced, independent broker representation for buyers and sellers, helping save them time and money.
Phil grew up in Amityville, NY on the south shore of Long Island, where at an early age, he learned to sail on the Great South Bay in locally designed and built Seaford Skiffs. This eventually led to racing Blue Jays, Thistles, Lightning and another local design and build, the Narrasketuck One Design. But his love of the water and boats started even earlier when, as a boy, his grandfather would take him for rides in the old row boat that had been custom built up in New Hampshire. She was powered by a fancy new Johnson 5hp Seahorse outboard. It was there, on Lake Winnipesaukee, he spent part of every summer at the family "camp" on the northeast side of the lake, a tradition that he continues today with family and friends. "From as early as I can remember my dreams always involved the water and boats and that has never changed. Knowing that helps remind me that everyone I deal with, whether buying or selling, is just working on their dreams".
Phil prides himself in the fact that during his four plus decades in the business he has never sold anyone a boat. Instead, he has helped hundreds of people buy the right boat for their wants and needs. That, and his philosophy of working hard toward making every transaction a "win/win" for buyer and seller, is probably the reason over 70% of his business is repeat or referral.
Phil lives in Bradenton on Florida's beautiful west coast with the pristine Braden River in the backyard. From there it is a short run to Tampa Bay, the "Gulf" and some of the best cruising and fishing in the world because, the dream lives on!