Grand Banks Appoints New Dealer

Galati Yacht Sales joins Grand Banks Authorized Dealer Network in Great Lakes

Seattle – February 12, 2013 – Grand Banks Yachts announced today that it is has appointed Galati Yacht Sales to represent the brand in the Great Lakes region.

Galati Yacht Sales has two offices in Michigan to serve customers throughout the area—one in Holland on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, and one in Harrison Township near the Detroit market.

Grand Banks Yachts named Galati to help strengthen its sales presence in the Great Lakes based on the dealer’s strong track record with the boatbuilder in Western Florida and along the Gulf Coast. Since early 2010, Galati Yacht Sales has represented Grand Banks at five locations across that region, from Tampa Bay to Orange Beach, Alabama.

“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Galati Yacht Sales into the Great Lakes region,” said Tucker West, North American Regional Sales Manager for Grand Banks. “Their superior level of customer support, training, knowledge and service is a great match for the Grand Banks brand.”

Galati Yacht Sales is the largest “Five Star Re-Certified” dealer in the marine industry today, and has been repeatedly recognized within the industry for its commitment to excellence. The company was inducted into the Top 100 Dealers Hall of Fame following 2 consecutive years of being ranked the No. 1 Marine Dealer in America by Boating Industry magazine.

"Grand Banks has had a long presence here in the Great Lakes, and a great history. We look forward to becoming part of that history, and to serving Great Lakes area Grand Banks yachtsmen," said Brian Dekkinga, General Manager of Galati Yacht Sales Great Lakes locations.

About Grand Banks - Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay, and Aleutian series yachts at

Originally published by: Yachts International on April 5th 2013.

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