In respect of my purchase of a 1980 Viking 35 convertible located in Algonac Michigan, I wanted to share my experience of working with Rob, Doug and (most importantly) Jodi from Team Galati.
Throughout the initial diligence process, during negotiations and in the crucial closing phase of the transaction, each of Doug (acting on my behalf), Rob (acting on the sellers’ behalf) and Jodi (the “closer”) were utterly professional.
In the diligence phase, Rob and then Doug were extremely knowledgeable about my vessel in particular, the model of boat and the broader marine marketplace in the region. They helped me understand the issues surrounding the purchase of a 1980 vessel and were able to communicate their wealth of experience in a language and manner that I could easily understand. This translated into a very transparent negotiation process during which, and with the aid of a marine survey, I was able to bargain in good faith and ultimately a deal was struck that was reflective of the interests of both sides. I feel that Doug and Rob permitted me to treat the sellers fairly and with respect with those attributes being returned to me in kind. I have never had the pleasure of working with such knowledgeable, professional and decent marine professionals and I will (without qualification) be recommending Rob and Doug of Team Galati to my peers who are in the market.
Once the deal was struck, Jodi came in, like a force of nature to shepherd me through the technical and legal “finer points” and “took care of business” her enthusiasm and good humor were truly the icing on the cake of a very enjoyable purchase process.
Thanks again for all your support and advice and I am very much looking forward to the next time our paths cross.
Wishing you all the best of the season!