‘Amitie’ joins Galati Yacht Sales’ Westport fleet for sale

In a busy period of time handling Westports, Galati Yacht Sales has a new central agency in the form of 39.6m M/Y Amitie, one of the US-based yard’s 130’ models. The 2008-built semi-displacement motoryacht is listed for sale at $12.495 million. She is built from composite and was launched in March 2008.

Amitie was formerly known as Trading Places IV and has appeared on the re-sale market before. She was sold in December 2013 by Camper & Nicholsons after Jason Lozeau of Galati Yacht Sales, who has also been assigned as the new listing broker, introduced the buyer.

The motoryacht underwent a soft goods refit in 2015 whilst the ceilings in the salon, master stateroom and foyer were replaced with vinyl as opposed to the original suede. She can accommodate 11 guests over a five-stateroom layout, consisting of a master stateroom, two VIP staterooms and two twins, one of which has a Pullman berth.

M/Y Amitie

Amitie is the sixth Westport 130’ listing on the re-sale market in 2015 bringing the average listing price marginally down to $13.8 million. One of which is also a 2008-build and has an asking price of $12.45, showing that Amitie’s asking price is not out of line with the market.  

Galati Yacht Sales also has fellow Westport 130’ build Amarula Sun on the market, which underwent a $500,000 price reduction at the start of last week and is now listed for sale at $16.4 million. The brokerage firm also has Westport 112’ Team Galati for sale with an asking price of $4.395 million.

M/Y Amarula Sun is also for sale with Galati Yacht Sales

Amitie will be attending the impending Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

LOA: 39.62m
Year of build: 2008
CA: Galati Yacht Sales
Asking price: $12,495,000


By Felix Sowerbutts

Oringinally Published By Super Yacht News

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Seakeeper Gyro is now available on the Princess 43 and Princess 52


Princess Yachts has announced that the Seakeeper 5 gyro will now be an upgrade option on the Princess 43 and Princess 52. Seakeeper gyros are an active gyrostabilizer that eliminates most of the boat roll. They have been an option for many of the larger Princess vessels for sometime and have seen tremendous success.


On the Princess 43 the Seakeeper 5 is shown to be extremely effective while at zero speed, reducing 70% to 80% of the roll. This reduction in roll makes being at anchor and dock a lot more enjoyable. When the Princess 43 is underway the roll reduces progressively to around 20% at 25 knots making riding a lot smoother helping to reduce seasickness. The Seakeeper on the Princess 43 is placed just aft of the lazarette access which still allows for plenty of space for the lazarette. 


With the Princess 52 the Seakeeper 5 reduces roll by 50% to 60% while at zero speed. This is a phenomenal percentage and will really help at the dock and at anchor. As the Princess 52 increases speed the roll reduction reduces progressively to around 20%-25% at 20 knots.  The Seakeeper is placed below the lazarette hatch.


The Seakeeper Gyro is a wonderful addition to both the Princess 43 and Princess 52. Having these aboard you vessel will help ensure that no matter the conditions you will still be able to enjoy your boat comfortably.


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Travel to Cuba Now Permitted By Boat


The White House Administration recently released new rules surrounding travel to Cuba. As a part of the new rules, persons traveling to Cuba will now be able to do so by vessel whether for hire for recreation. This puts boating on parity with other forms of transportation, which initially was restricted to air travel only.


Travelers must still follow all guidelines and travel purposes, however the announcement was a momentus step forward for the boating industry.


To read the full press release including additional details from the U.S. Department of Treasury, click here. Questions? Contact Nicole Vasilaros at


Originally Published by NMMA

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Dan Meyer Said:

My wife and I first met Brendon Saporito at the St. Petersburg boat show back in December of 2014.

At the time, we were new to the area, and because we still had to get our dock in order, we told him that it would probably be sometime before we were actually be ready to purchase a boat. We explained that this would be a big step up from the 27 ft. center console that we currently owned. After a brief discussion of our wants and needs, Brendon immediately began a search for a vessel to fill the bill.

He was extremely patient with us, and educated us consistently during our 9+ month process of locating and buying a Tiara 38 in September of 2015. His knowledge and professionalism reassured us of our decision, and he was right there every step of the way.

He even went so far as to hire a licensed captain to do a full orientation and boat delivery.

I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in purchasing a new or used boat!

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6 Tips For Boating With Your Dog


Our four legged friends love going out on the boat almost as much as we do. Our dogs are part of the family and we need to insure that when they are on the water that we are prepared and they are safe. Here are six tips for boating with your dog

1. Invest in a life jacket.  You may know that your dog is a good swimmer, but depending on conditions such as the current, they could face problems. Life jackets are especially recommended if you have a small dog or one that is not strong. You can purchase a dog life jacket from your local marine store, pet store, or online. Before you purchase a dog life jacket though, you should measure your dog’s length, neck, and girth to ensure that you are purchasing the correct size. Once you purchased a doggie life vest be sure to have your dog try it on before you head out on the boat to ensure it fits correctly.


2. Bring extra water. The atmosphere out on the boat can be very hot and dry which is conducive to dehydration for dogs. Dogs do not sweat, so keep an eye out for heavy panting and a rapid heart beat. It is important that you take extra fresh water along for your dog and make sure that they have ample water available at all times. Collapsible dog water bowls are a good thing to have when out on the boat with your dog.

3. Take doggie waste bags or wee-wee pads. A big challenge of boating with your dog is making provisions so that they can go to the bathroom. If you can make stops to land then you should bring waste bags as a courtesy and pick up your dogs waste. If you are unable to make stops to land then you should train your dog to use wee-wee pads.


4. Bring a leash. You never know where you could end up when going out on the boat. So, it is always good to have a leash just in case you end up going to an island that has a leash law, a marina, or a restaurant. It is recommended though that you do not tie your dog to the deck, as it is not safe.

5. Bring treats for positive reinforcements. There are times such as docking and anchoring that you really need your dog to be well behaved and out of the way. Something you can do to help them is to give treats to help them to stay put while you are doing these tasks.


6. Develop a plan incase your dog goes overboard. While we hope this never happens, if it does you need to be prepared.  You should talk to everyone on board so they will be prepared and know exactly what to do.


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