May 27 2014
Parker Bogue is now representing Luke Brown Yachts in Miami, Florida as a yacht broker.
Born outside of Detroit, Parker’s introduction to the ocean came in the form of a family vacation to Hope Town, Abaco in 1960. From that point on Parker says, “Annie Bar the Door.”
Working for a sailboat dealership in Mamaroneck, New York at 15 years old, he learned the trade from “underneath the keel”. After college, Parker joined the Navy and enjoyed 4 years as Navigator on a variety of ships including an Aircraft Carrier and a Fleet Tug, largely in the South Pacific.
He made his way to Miami in 1976 and took a post with the Hatteras dealership on the Miami River. Starting in the Service Department, he asked for (and received) a chance to work the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show as a Salesman.
Be it a Blessing or a Curse, he sold a new Hatteras straight away and has not looked back since. His career has taken him to those few locations the Navy did not (and some). Speaking Spanish has helped him negotiate delicate transactions from Panama to Brazil.
While hardly unskilled in the High Tech World of Internet transactions, his preference is an approach that is a bit more “hands on”. Clients through the years have shown appreciation through consistent referrals. Strong Trade associations and a large of friends have helped Parker’s networking business plan. “It seems to fill in the gaps left by Internet and national advertising,” says Parker.
He will be representing Luke Brown Yachts in Miami. As our newest addition to the LB team, a proper “Welcome Aboard”
Reach Parker Bogue at Luke Brown Yachts
1500 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 • 954-525-6617
Cell 305-793-3612 • Email email@example.com