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Brian Johnson Said:

I am sitting in Naples today waiting for the Hurricane effects to clear out so that AIG will bind insurance coverage which will enable title transfer on my new 2017 Tiara 44 Coupe. It's a good time for me to compliment you for the performance of your organization.

Pete Kostuk could not have been more thoughtful, competent and professional in the sales and education process. I have purchased my two prior Tiara's used from their owners. This is my first new Tiara. Pete volunteered to take me to St. Petersburg to see the boat and arranged for a Captain from your office there to take us out on the boat. Our conversations that day and since convinced me to make the purchase. Never pressure, just enlightenment and encouragement.

The following day I took my wife up to see the boat. The staff up there were very accommodating. Everyone else that I have met with your firm has been extremely competent and professional.

The only glitch was that AIG refused to bind coverage on the boat until the storm effects have passed without damaging the boat. Here again your staff offered to "close the sale in escrow" since I am leaving town Sunday for one week and quickly amended the paperwork appropriately to accommodate my wish.

I know that high performance organizations need good people on the front lines and the back office, but I also realize that ethics, training and attitude come as a result of fine leadership, so I compliment and thank you both.

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OJ Buigas Said:

My wife Janet and I would like to thank you for the support, commitment and consideration the Hirshberg's and the entire Galati team provided us during the build of the 48 Viking "Caroline Julia". I acknowledge I am not an easy client and very high standards and expectations. For many years we have been a devoted customer of the Galati Family and team having purchased many yachts. We are now even more pleased becoming part of the Viking Family of owners. The Viking quality and service sets a new bar for others to aspire in achieving. Upon our arrival at the Viking Florida facility, Mr. Moon was awaiting for us and promptly assisted Capt. Carl McCann in preparing the boat for a continued journey to Naples Florida our home port.

Anthony Scola from Viking impressed us from the moment we met in New Gretna to delivery with his professionalism, focus on details, and incredible communications skills. He has redefined for us what a real "new yacht build experience" should really be like. He made the process a most enjoyable experience. For the first time in 35 years of boating and purchasing many yachts we actually felt like we were part of a great company that appreciated our business. A special thank you to him and the entire Viking team that delivered a perfect boat on time.

Bob Papele, was an excellent choice of Captain to accompany us from Atlantic City to West Palm Beach, Florida. He was courteous, patient and bar none the most experienced captain I have met. I am not worthy of my title to call myself a Captain after meeting him. Having him on board allowed my Captain Carl McCann and I to learn all the systems on board on our new Viking while Bob easily cruised the waterways from memory after doing the trip to Florida over an impressive 400+ times and over 700,000 nautical miles, WOW! I could not recommend Captain Papele enough to any future clients you may have that are traveling with a new Viking to Florida. His manners were very polished and we greatly enjoyed his company....

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Paul Greig Said:

I feel that I should address you as Joe given all of the great things that Pete Kostuk has said about you and your fine company. I am writing this letter to commend Pete for his hustle and persistence during our “romance” period and ultimately the purchase of a Tiara 44’ Coupe. My wife, Susan, and I met Pete at the Miami Boat Show and had no intent on purchasing a Tiara at that time. Pete walked us through all of the Tiara offerings and made an impression upon us regarding his knowledge of the Tiara brand and the service focus of Galati Yachts. After the show we did a good amount of shopping alternative brands. Pete continued his follow up with us during this educational period. Once we decided that Tiara was the right vessel for us, Pete worked with us to locate a boat that met all of our requirements. You are fortunate to have Pete on your staff. Pete is absolutely passionate about the boating lifestyle. I am sure that he will continue to be a great asset to you in the future. Both Susan and I would be please to act as a reference for both Pete and Galati Yachts.

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Jose Said:

Guys just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how happy I am to have bought a boat from Galati. got in last night from a three day Tuna trip in Orange Beach we had a short punch list so we can go back out tomorrow and the service team was here to get us going. It's is a pleasure to be part of your system !

Thanks for the great service.

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Robert Totsch Said:

John was outstanding

He was patient and went above and beyond the call in helping me throughout the entire process. Professional and helpful. He made this experience so positive for my wife and Me that I will recommend him to everyone! He is a future superstar and has that quality that simply makes people feel comfortable about spending big bucks on a boat!

I also wanted to say that Carrie was also a great asset and worked numbers for me and helped me get to my sweet spot. She was efficient,professional and extremely friendly!

Most of the finance people in my line of work... Not so much ??? Thanx to you as well for your help and guidance early on in the process. If ever asked I'll tell people the only place to buy a boat is through Galati !!!

See you this summer in sure !!!

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John McDonald
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Greg Arovas Said:

Thanks for the help yesterday. I really appreciate the opportunity to spend some time with you learning the boat, and how smoothly the closing and delivery ran. Also please thank the rest of the Galati team. This was the most enjoyable experience I have ever had buying a boat.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays with your family and we will stay in touch.

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Cory Webster
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Tara Olmstead Said:

Jazon Lozeau we are so blessed to have you in our life! The smile on my husband's face is priceless! You truly care about what your clients want and make it happen! Thank you for being so fabulous! We so appreciate you!

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Larry Edwards Said:

Thanks for all your help last week while we were at The Wharf. What could have been a very difficult situation was made all the easier by the attentive Galati Crew.

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John McDonald
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Hargrave Motor Yacht "On a Roll" Sold

The 25.6 metre motor yacht On a Roll, listed for sale by Scott French at Fraser Yachts in Fort Lauderdale, is sold with Carmine Galati at Galati Yacht Sales introducing the buyer.


Built in GRP by HargraveOn a Roll was delivered in 2009 and refitted in 2013. Warm toned sapele wood is used throughout the interior spaces with makore wood accents. On a Roll has an open and airy layout, with views from the saloon forward to the open galley and dining settee. The saloon features comfortable seating, an entertainment centre and an onyx bar top, which can be illuminated to create a magnificent visual impression. In the galley is a 50 inch flat screen television that can be easily viewed from the galley or the forward dinette.



A staircase from the galley provides access to the owner and guest accommodations for eight in four cabins. The lower deck consists of a full beam master suite, a VIP cabin forward and port and starboard twin cabins. All cabins have en suite bathroom facilities.


The spacious flybridge can be accessed via interior steps that lead from the hybrid raised pilothouse and features a retractable sunroof, turning it into an al fresco entertaining area.


The large aft deck has a custom teak table, chairs, a television screen and a full service bar, offering more outdoor entertaining space. Twin 1,950hp Caterpillar engines power her to a cruising speed of 18 knots and maximum speed of 24 knots.


Lying in Miami Beach, Florida, On a Roll was asking $3,300,000. 


Originally Published by: BoatInternational.com

Written by:  Malcolm MacLean of Boat Internatioinal



Carmine Galati Jr. 

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Bill Royster Said:

 

 

Nick Galati and Bill Royster of Los Sueños Resort and Marina sit down and talk about Bill's new 80' Donzi "Numero Uno" and his great boating memories.

 

 

 

 

The article below was originally published by Boat International

Written by: Malcolm MacLean


The 24.3 metre sportfish motor yacht Reel Screamer, listed for sale by Michael Galati and Carmine Galati Jr at Galati Yacht Sales, has been sold in an in-house deal.

 

Donzi 80 model delivered in 2003, she has an extensive list of equipment upgrades. Twin 1,800hp MTU engines and a planing hull mean she can reach choice fishing grounds at a maximum speed of 30 knots, and performance is enhanced by a Sea Torque power train. The 51-foot tournament fishing tower was custom built by Pipewelders.

 

 

The Pipewelders tuna tower is built in polished aluminium pipe and has a centre ladder along with no fewer than 10 rod rocket launchers on the aft bridge rail.

 

The fighting cockpit comes with a stainless steel bait tray, freezer, drinks box, tackle drawers and a freshwater hose down system. Features include an enclosed flybridge, tuna tower, hydraulic Rupp outriggers, a 2,000lb. hydraulic davit, teak cockpit, Release Marine fighting chair and 12 new Aqualuma LED underwater lights.

 

The enclosed flybridge has access through either the aft door or a spiral staircase from the saloon and doubles as a sky lounge with all the amenities including an L-shaped sofa and coffee table to starboard facing an entertainment centre  and a 46 inch Sony flat screen television.

 

Accommodation is for six guests in three cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite and a twin cabin, all with en suite bathroom facilities. The amidships master suite is particularly luxurious, with new carpeting, three full length cedar lined wardrobes, a 46 inch Samsung LED television and Bose surround sound.

 


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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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Mel Cosgrove Said:

Management team... I found a boat on the internet and called Stan Hoynowski who was the broker listed in the advertisement. I told Stan that I had my own buyer's broker and that I was interested in the boat he had listed. From that point on my experience working with Stan deserves this letter of commendation.

My buyer's broker was a broker I had previously used and very happy with the service. However after working with Stan I can assure you that any future boat transactions will be with Stan and Galati Yacht Sales.

Please let Stan know how much my wife and I appreciate his integrity and professionalism.

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Terry and Susan Schechinger Said:

If you are going to buy a boat and you want the best broker call Jim Nelson at Galati Yachts.

My wife and I can't say enough positive things about the way Jim helped us find the right boat and navigated us smoothly to closing. Jim guided us wisely through the yacht search process, telling us the pros and cons of each of the boats he showed us. His knowledge of the boating industry and each boat's characteristics is truly impressive.

Jim has a great personality and is very easy to work with. He never makes you feel like you are being a burden or lacking in knowledge no matter how stupid your question is. He was always responsive and readily available to help us with answers to questions regarding each boat. He goes way beyond what is expected with respect to recommending financing, insurance and captains and all the other myriad of details that go into buying a yacht (or boat). Frankly, he just make the whole process as smooth and easy as it could be.

If you want to enjoy the boat or yacht buying experience, call Jim Nelson.

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Sam Cannon Said:

We have just completed the sale of our 34' Rampage yesterday. Gregg has shepherded this process since day one. It has been a great experience all the way. We had met with Gregg, early on an Sunday morning, prior to bringing our boat back from Abaco. We have had much experience with yacht brokers, over the years, and were quite impressed with our first meeting. He continued to impress us over the several weeks, until we had a reasonable offer, which led to the final sale.

Probably the most significant, and impressive experience was his constant communication with us about what was going on. With other brokers, we would have to call them every two or three weeks, when we heard nothing about the interest, or the status of any offers. Gregg was in constant communication with us and "babied" us through the stressing period of counter offers; solving survey issues; and, managing the final discussions and close.

I spent much of my business life, searching for the right blend of intelligence and sales ability in men and women. There is a very small pool of these qualified people and when you find them, it makes life so much simpler and more rewarding for managers and owners of businesses. Gregg fits this class on salesperson and we were very happy to have him work with my wife and myself.

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Donovan Smith Said:

We wanted to sell our sport fish fast at a fair price. I had met Jim Nelson several years earlier, and knew he was the right guy for the job!

His integrity, hard work, and positive attitude actually made the process enjoyable! I look forward to having him assist in finding our next vessel!

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Matt Miller Said:

Buying a boat in general can be a stressful but fulfilling experience if you are working with the right people, our broker Matt Condon earned my trust early on the first day I met him. I was not a serious buyer the first time we met but Matt took extra time to give me voluntary information about fishing in General and had no problem taking time to educate me on something that had nothing to do with buying a boat. Once I had picked out the style of boat I wanted I let Matt Condon know and he helped me negotiate the purchase price as well as negotiating with the seller to repair as many of the small items that needed repair before the transaction could take place. I am a current business owner and I know what it takes to keep customers happy and in my opinion Galati yacht sales is a professional organization with excellent customer satisfaction.

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George & J.R. Hendricks Said:

Dear Joe,

We have not met through our years of buying boats from Galati Yachts. Hopefully that will change, and we will meet at some point soon! My wife and I have purchased three boats through your company since 2010. We feel it is important to express why we keep coming back to Galati Yachts. Even though we have not been buyers of large yachts, we have been treated by your company  as if we were large boat buyers!

Sean Cardow, your service manager, Matt, Jeff, and all the others in your service department follow through on commitments and do the job right the first time. Your employees who do everything from answering phones to Marissa, who has taken us through  three closings in five years, have made our experience with your company a great one. Of course we are crazy about Brett Driver, who we think you have mentored through his years in the marine business. The guys cleaning boats, painting boat bottoms, and working in the yard have never been anything but courteous to J.R. and me, as we come and go from your business. Then, two weeks ago I mentioned to both Sean and Brett that we were going to The Wharf at Orange beach for a week. It was all they could do to try and provide us a Galati slip at The Wharf.  And through their desire and professionalism, they did just that. We also met Stan and your staff there, who all were as friendly and accommodating as your staff in Destin. I know Stan had to move boats to provide us a slip, and we could not have appreciated anything more. It meant a lot to us, since we never asked for that courtesy. it just came with buying from Galati!

What we are saying is that Galati Yachts is a happy experience from top to bottom for us. Nothing is perfect, but your group works at being better every day. That has to start with someone at the top, and I know it has to be you and your brothers who create that kind of business atmosphere. Service, service, service, and people skills! These are traits that are instilled in your employees...

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Larry and Jeani Curphey Said:

We’d like to express our appreciation to Galati Yachts and especially Brendon Saporito for the way our yacht purchase was handled.

We enjoyed working with Brendon who was more than helpful and responsive to our requests and many questions. He provided references to us and helped to guide us in the right direction when we needed assistance. We appreciate the helpfulness too of all of the folks at Galati Yachts who made our transaction smooth and seamless. It’s nice to know there are still folks out there who are willing to be truly helpful.

We will surely come back again if the opportunity arises.

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Justin and Amy Greth Said:

Being an avid boater my entire life and once licensed charter captain, I have bought and sold many boats over the years. A few years ago, my wife and I began talking about taking the plunge, selling the house, and moving on a live aboard. In the summer of 2014, we decided to put our plan into action and get the house on the market.

Lots of uncertainly ensued in terms of timing or even IF we would be able to get all of our ducks in a row to make it happen. Part of this was finding the right boat to be a home for us and our 3 dogs. We started to work with Brendon at Galati Yachts.

He knew that we were likely months out from actually being able to move on anything and likely any boat that he showed us would be gone by that time. We had to sell and close on the house first. None the less, Brendon worked with us showing us many different boats to help us in narrowing down our search.

We had some very specific requirements and finding something to fit the requirements, and the budget, was going to prove to be tricky. We managed to narrow our search down to 2 models then proceeded to look at numerous boats of those models. A few options came and went as the house was still not sold and it was looking as if we were not going to be able to make this move. Meanwhile, Brendon hung in there, showing us listings knowing we were grasping.

Finally, the house went under contract and sold. Because Brendon was so proactive and cooperative in continuing to work with us on what boats might be out there each week, we were able to make an offer within a few days. Within 2 weeks, we submitted multiple offers on multiple boats until one was finally accepted. Negotiations went quickly and Brendon was able to get us a price that fit our budget.

A huge thanks to Brendon for sticking with us and making the dream of our Carver 466 “Just n’ Time” become a reality!

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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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