ANDREW CILLA, Community Leader

Who is Your Hero

Andrew Cilla, owner of Luke Brown Yachts, an International Yacht Brokerage and Charter Broker with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale Florida, is a community leader of the yachting industry, using his boating connections and resources to share the joy of boating and fishing with children. For over 30 years, Andrew has provided boats, captains, resources and time for the Big Brothers and Sisters state fishing tournament, the oldest and largest charitable fishing tournament in Broward County, hosted by Freedom Waters Foundation.

Each year Big Brothers and Big Sisters hold a fishing tournament at the Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale sponsor by the Freedom Waters, a charitable foundation. Luke Brown Yachts is a corporate sponsor of Freedom Waters Foundation and Andrew Cilla, serves as president of Freedom Waters. A community leader, he is the former president of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, former director of the Yacht Architects and Brokers Association and former officer in the Southern Yacht Brokers Association. Recognized by his peers for his dedication, professionalism and community service, Andrew was honored with the 2nd annual Broker of the Year Award from the Florida Yacht Brokers Association in January 2014. Andrew is also involved with the Broward Children’s Home Society of Broward County, purchasing Christmas gifts each year for as many as 30 children. He is known throughout the industry and the community for his knowledge, generosity and integrity

How has your nominee’s efforts made a difference for the better? Andrew inspires others to use their boating connections to serve others who may not otherwise have an opportunity to experience the joy of boating, and his service work is a role model for other marine industry professionals.

How will being recognized as a YachtWorld Hero further your nominees cause?His recognition is inspiration for other brokers to set up service work in their own communities using their own boating connections.

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Andrew Cilla was nominated by John Weller, in the category of Marine Industry Professional Changing The World.

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