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Micheal Dukie Said:

I'd like to say "Thank you" again for all of your hard work brokering the sale of "Dukes Rehab". You did an excellent job dealing with the buyers and their agent taking and taking the time to meet with them down at our marina. I know we were in good hands. It seemed only fitting that you would handle the sale of our boat, since you were the one who originally we purchased it through and the one before that! Thanks again!

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Brendon Saporito
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Joel & Claudia Artal Said:

I wanted to take the time to let you know about our experience with the sale of (Submariner). This seamless and smooth transition could not have been possible without the help and assistance of Brendon Saporito. Brendon paired the right buyer with the right seller and we are so happy and pleased that our boat has gone to a home and a new owner that was as excited about Submariner as we are. Throughout the course of the transaction Brendon was involved, attentive, and concerned with all aspects and details of the transaction. I believe that this is the 3rd transaction that we have had the pleasure to work with Brendon including both sides of the sale and we are certainly confident that it will not be the last.

Needless to say, we have grown very fond of Brendon and we consider him much more than our boat broker, we consider him a friend. We would also like to thank the Galati team and back office for their support and making everything look easy. In our opinion Brendon Saporito and Galati Yachts are a winning combination. Thank you both for making it happen!

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Al and Susan Said:

galati yachts service testimonialI just wanted to say thanks for the great service in our time of need.

We were broke down in Apalachicola on a Sunday with a bad starter for our engine on our way back from south Florida. I forgot it was Sunday and I called you that night. Not only did you answer the phone but you arranged for the part and service to have it installed. You really went the extra mile and we appreciated it.

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Gary Mozina Said:

I have bought and sold a number of boats that involved Dianne. She has always been very professional. All the transactions went as expected with no surprises. She was very helpful with finding sources when we needed something. I highly recommend her.

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Dianne Stigall
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Mark Goebel Said:

We are long time customers of Galati and just cannot say enough about the professional and world class service you provide. Dianne Stigall has helped us find and sell our boats over the years and does a great job. Ken and Janis are the best boat service people we have ever met. Thanks for all you do!

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Don Hutson Said:

Dianne Stigall is a consummate professional. She knows her products, learns about each prospect's wants and needs, and finds the boat for them. We were particularly impressed with her integrity and attention to detail. When we are ready to buy again Dianne will be our first call!

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Dianne Stigall
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Bob Charles Said:

I had a great experience with Dianne. I was a true rookie and Dianne really helped me learn the ropes from the beginning. We sat down, reviewed the options I wanted, and then she found the boat I wanted. After she sold me the boat she has continued to help me with vendors to keep it running properly. It has been the ongoing relationship that has been great!

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David Johnson Said:

After spending a lot of time with us looking at many boats we described the perfect boat for us - Dianne found that boat for us on the west coast, got the boat to Destin, was extremely helpful with sea-trial, and was a huge help in closing the deal. I really felt she was looking out for us and our needs throughout the process. Never felt she was trying to sell me anything, rather she was helping me find what I wanted. Would definitely recommend her!!

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David Landreth Said:

We have known Dianne for many years, but this was our first boat transaction with her. In spite of knowing her and knowing what she does, I was just amazed at her professionalism and knowledge, not only of the boat but of the entire transaction process. She made it so easy!

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Brian Kirby Said:

When we ordered and then purchased our Viking, Dianne made a confusing process effortless and exciting. Her knowledge of Viking and her attention to the smallest detail was invaluable. She is not a high pressure sales person, in fact quite the opposite. Her calm demeanor and low key approach gave us the feeling of confidence when dealing with her every step of the process.

Going forward, we would not hesitate using Dianne for any of our boating needs.

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Nan Goebel Said:

Dianne sold us our boat and made the experience easy and stress free with her impeccable attention to detail and knowledge of her products.

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George Johnson Said:

Dianne, has worked with me and members of my family for many years with assistance in getting us into and out of great boats. She has exhibited extreme patience in showing us boats even when we were unlikely to be in the market at the particular time. She knows her boats and the lines that she is representing. She also doesn't pressure you into a decision that you might regret later to people like me that are impulsive buyers.

She is a tremendous asset to the Galati team.

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Lindsey Scheinert Said:

We sold and purchased a boat from Dianne. She was very professional ; handling all inquiries and our transaction in a timely manner. We were very satisfied and would definitely use her again when the time comes.

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Jerry Gillis Said:

I have been a boater for over 40 years and I have had 5 boating transactions with Dianne. Captain Dianne handled all 5 transactions in a most professional manner. These involved 3 purchase transactions and 2 sale transactions. Dianne is knowledgeable and is a great listener when you describe what type of boat you have interest in buying. As my wife and I have aged, we are now looking for a more user friendly boat to suit our age. Dianne is on top of our needs and we highly recommend her as a excellent boat broker. She gives a customer great confidence.

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Mark Wilson Said:

Mike and Stan, want to sincerely thank the whole Galati team and Mike in particular for absolutely stellar handling of the listing and sale of my Hatteras boat. I knew the boat was going to be at the low end of the scale you normally work with, but I was treated exactly the same as if mine was a $1m versus $100k boat.

I went to Galati because you appeared to me to be the most professional and prestigious brokerage in our region, this turned out to be absolutely the case. Even Marissa Fritz, the closing coordinator, was a professional and skilled and responsive member of your team.

Mike went so far beyond the call of duty to help me with numerous things from handling the lines as we moved the boat from slip to slip, to helping me interface with repairmen and captains and bottom cleaners, to even pulling my tools off the boat for me after he sold it. I cannot say enough about Mike Ludvigsen. He was everything and more anyone could ever ask of a boat broker. If you ever need a reference for the company or for Mike I am your guy!

Thank you all so much! Can’t wait to buy the next one!

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Michael Ludvigsen
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Rusty Penick Said:

I have been meaning to send you a note for quite some time now so I thought I would make the time and do it now.

I want to let you know what a great job Cory Webster does for you and Galati. I have been working with him for about a year now and, as you know, have bought the Tiara and now the Prestige through him. It has been a real pleasure working with Cory. It is very refreshing to find someone that truly enjoys what they do and where they are doing it. I feel that Cory is an excellent representative for Galati and you. He has been extremely informative as well as very helpful not only during the acquisition process both times but his involvement and enthusiasm continues on way past the “closing of the deal”. He has always been there, with a smile on his face, for anything I may have needed or any questions I may have had, however mundane they may have been and is always ready to help out.

I would not hesitate to refer and/or recommend anyone to Cory because I know they would be well taken care of. He was an excellent find for both you and Galati, he speaks highly of both you and the company and, as I said, represents both of you very well and professionally!!

Thanks for your time and give him a pat on the back for me!

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Cory Webster
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Jeff Wine Said:

I just wanted to pass along to you and the Galati Management Team my sincere thanks for the great job Pep did in putting together the deal to get my Cantius sold. This could not have been accomplished without Peps tenacity.

Pep has that special sales skill where you know he cares about you more than just making a same. He is an asset to your business for sure.

Rickard also gets a big assist as he always kept me informed along the process of he status and worked hard to find a buyer as well.

Galati is second to none in my book and I will always refer friends and should I ever decide to get back into "big " boating you will be who I call!!

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Stacy & Dolly Schmidt Said:

I just want to say how pleased we have been to work with Dan Howland over the last 4 years first in purchasing our Tiara. Dan going out of his way to insure we knew how to operate the boat and get comfortable with it and now in selling our boat! Dan is first class all the way and we want to personally thank him.

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Diana & Martin Rosansky Said:

It all started almost 10 years ago when we decided that the perfect boat for our cruising lifestyle should be a raised pilothouse design, in the 50-55' range. We spend our time in the winter cruising the gulf coast of Florida (we have a home in Sarasota), and the summers in the northeastern part of the US and Canada...with the base being our mid-coast Maine residence.

We were introduced to Kerry Alexander, one of Galati's top salesmen, when he showed us a Grand Banks Aleutian 53RP...exactly the style boat we had been searching for.

It took us about a year to make up our minds to place an order for the 53RP...Kerry's continued support ( prior to placing an order ), and Galati's outstanding service reputation were key in our decision making process.

Several months after agreeing to buy a 53 Aleutian, we were informed that Grand Banks was essentially replacing that model with a 55 RP. This permitted us to upgrade our purchase to the improved 55' Aleutian with it's many new features including a redesigned more modern interior.

One of the highlights of our purchase was being able to see our boat under construction at the Grand Banks Plant in Johar Bahru, Malaysia. Of course we were joined by Kerry and were welcomed by the Grand Banks staff including their sales and production managers. The staff and workers could not have been more gracious, welcoming and knowledgeable. We were able to make suggestions and were pleased to find that many requests (the worthwhile ones!) were beautifully incorporated into our boat.

Prior to our boat leaving the Grand Banks plant, Kerry paid yet another visit to the plant to insure that everything agreed to was incorporated into the build. We found that Kerry's attention to detail is outstanding and he's certainly the type of person that one wants on his team.

To put it simply, the boat has exceeded our expectations...It 's interesting that Galati's motto is "Consistently Exceeding the Expectations of our Customers."

We took delivery on December...

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Rich Mongeau Said:

It's been a hectic 2 months with the arrival of my first grandchild and the replacement and recuperation of my other new hip. Just wanted to send you some words that you may want to use on the Galati site that express my thoughts on your abilities as a broker. Here goes.

"After several dealings with FL brokers in my search to buy my retirement vessel, I had the good fortune to bump into Greg while looking for a boat slip. I was immediately impressed with his energy, enthusiasm and knowledge. When it was time I gave him a call, and although he knew I wanted to buy a specific boat, he spent time showing me various other varieties to make sure my boat type was still what I wanted.

He made the buying experience easy and comfortable. The most important service that Greg provided me was his experience in helping me find wonderful, honest, and skilled maintenance, repair and insurance contacts. From that moment on he was always available to help in any way.

Years later when it was time for me to sell, Greg went out of his way to close the deal. He has all the tools to help anyone sell their vessel."

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Gregg Somerville
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