All defining points in his life have lead Peter to the Allied Marine team. A dynamic industry veteran having worked in both new vessel and brokerage sales and service, Peter’s past, present and future business acumen have involved most all aspects of recreational maritime, and his core business values are governed by safety then comfort.
The son of an accomplished architect and urban planner, Peter has an innate understanding of form and function. This aids and influences when shared during client consults and decisions. Award-winning accomplishments in wooden boatbuilding, vessel service, and marketing serve as channel markers fueling continued successful navigation for his clients.
Having lived most of his adult life in South Florida, this credentialed USCG/OUPV Captain spent his youth in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Radnor, on the “Main Line” and “Down the Shore” in Ocean City, NJ. First fish caught ever... flounder under the Longport Bridge.
Peter’s formative years were spent navigating the waters of South Florida out to the Bahama chain. Tournament Fishing, Surfing and Diving defined his lifestyle and business requirements. Broward College, retail and successful entrepreneurial ventures rounded out his thirties. Passages and ship delivery to and from The Chesapeake, locking through to Naples and hops over to the Westend for clear bottle Becks serve as some of his most memorable yachting runs.
Making a choice to raise his children in North Carolina with his wife Mary, Peter has now returned to Ft. Lauderdale, bringing his current understanding of maritime design, performance and customer desire back home. Yachting is now a big part of the Kurki family business as Peter’s daughter is a successful Bosun based locally and his collegiate son looks to define his own horizon. When not underway, Peter’s attention is given to community, culture and environment, and some recreational fun with family and friends.
Current favorite vessel is a Ferretti Yachts 670. What would you consider to be your ideal vessel?
FUN PROJECT - From day one, Peter provided us with a great experience. Knowledge, foresight, comrade and professionalism all made for a fun project acquiring our larger boat. At the onset of our relationship and vessel search, Peter stated, "This is a marathon not a sprint." With his help we won the race. Peter Kurki and Allied Marine made for an enjoyable experience purchasing our new vessel. We love our new boat.
Fred - Atlanta, Georgia
VISITED VESSELS BEFORE ENDORSING - Living in North Carolina we did not have direct access to the inventory of listings found in South Florida. Peter maintained a vigil on vessels he thought we would like in the South Florida market, visiting them for us before endorsing. Peter’s knowledge and understanding of manufacturers, systems and performance made for a comfortable purchase. After a life-changing event, Peter then subsequently represented our vessel for sale and found us the buyer that was “meant to be.” We had a pleasurable experience with Peter Kurki and Allied Marine, we would recommend to anyone who is in the market for a new or pre-owned vessel.
Lynn and Susan, Wilmington, North Carolina
DOCKED THE BOAT AT MY HOME - My career in law enforcement with Miami/Dade Marine Patrol provided me with many years of enjoyment on the water. When it was time to purchase my personal vessel I had the great pleasure of meeting Peter through social connections. We subsequently had a great time finding the vessel that suits me best. We saw a bunch of listings and worked with a strategy and plan to secure what was best. Peter returned all my calls, was always present and accounted for through the survey and closing. Peter then helped me personally to bring the boat home, docking her for the initial time. From beginning discussions of ownership to securing the lines on my home dock, Peter Kurki was an asset. Knowledgeable on boats and procedures and yachting culture, I felt comfortable with all his work. Peter is awesome, I’m confident people don't know how much heart he puts into making his clients happy!
Kevin D. - Stuart, Florida
ATTENTION TO DETAIL - I was in the market for a larger Sportfish and called Peter for additional information on his listing. Although the listed boat was under contract, Peter found one a little better equipped in the same price range. Sensing we should move quickly, Peter suggested we board right away. We had only worked a short while, but Peter’s understanding of the build, attention to detail and professionalism made the deal come together easily. We worked with the seller directly and carved out a deal during the showing that made sense. Peter’s quick response to questions and fundamental items kept me on the bite. Focus-driven purpose helps a buyer when she knows what she wants. I now have the boat I’ve dreamed of and a broker who delivers on his promise.
Pam - Wilmington, North Carolina