Phil Purcell bio

Phil Purcell
Marine Industries Association of South Florida

Philip Purcell is the CEO/President of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. The MIASF promotes advocacy and professionalism on behalf of the marine industry with a $12 billion impact to South Florida with 142,000 jobs.

Prior to joining the 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.

As the CEO/President of MIASF, Purcell 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.


With a clear vision to lead by example with a culture driven by ethics and integrity, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida takes a lead with regionalization for the industry with advocacy and professionalism.

MIASF is the largest trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally.