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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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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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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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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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Michael 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 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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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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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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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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