Wednesday, April 10 | 8:30-9:45am


A discussion of the manufacturers and influencers of previous generations and how disruption will dictate the next generation of boats and boat owners.

This is a FREE special session. Please join us for coffee and pastries.

Phil Purcell


Philip Purcell is the CEO/president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF). MIASF promotes advocacy and professionalism on behalf of the marine industry, which provides an annual $12 billion economic impact to South Florida and supports 142,000 jobs regionally. 

Prior to joining MIASF, Phil was a partner and held senior management positions with Westport Shipyard of Washington State, the largest yacht builder in North America. During his tenure, Westport grew from a small company to a leader in the industry within the United States and internationally.  

Phil brings a unique perspective to the marine industry, having traveled extensively around the globe. Embracing other cultures and working in emerging markets has allowed him to be engaged in the international marine business and implement collaborative processes to grow opportunities, research, and new ideas. Phil’s vision is to leverage his experience, knowledge, and personal relationships with industry and educational leaders for the betterment of the region.