August 21 2012
Luke Brown president, Andrew Cilla announced today that senior broker, Steve Deane was this year’s most cooperative broker. Andrew feels that in these challenging times brokers must, more than ever, work together to provide the firm’s clients with exceptional service and support. Steve has truly excelled in this way.
After graduation from college with a business degree and three years military service in Europe, the following 18 years in the ski industry, living and sailing out of Marblehead and Manchester, Massachusetts finally led him to South Florida in 1987. From his arrival in Florida, brokerage and the overseeing of custom construction and delivery of offshore world cruisers has been the natural continuation of those early boatbuilding years, and the understanding of design, function, and engineering of proper yachts has been an asset to his sales skills.
Luke Brown Yachts was founded by a notable sailor, Luke Brown in 1969. Over the past 43 years the firm has grown from a regional boat brokerage company to an international full service yacht brokerage company. We have 10 brokers at our corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as brokers in Southampton, UK, Annapolis, MD and Bradenton, FL. Besides yacht sales Luke Brown Yachts provides charter marketing and a retail charter division. We are one of the few, if not only yacht brokerage firm that has the benefit of a maritime attorney in our building. The Luke Brown building also contains our advertising agency and IT service provider. We enjoy the highest broker retention in the industry…