Location: Anna Maria Island
Ron’s love for boating developed from his early years as a boy, sailing
prams on the Manatee River and later racing and sailing larger boats in regattas as a young man. At an early age, Ron set his course in the yachting industry by starting his own yacht sales and charter company. During these years, Ron commissioned to have his own U.S. Coast Guard approved signature yachts built for his charter company. Soon thereafter, Ron expanded his interests to include marina developments.
In 1996, Ron joined Galati Yacht Sales on Anna Maria Island. Throughout his tenure, Ron has served as a Certified Professional yacht Broker, Sales Manager and Product Manager. He specializes in brokerage, new and pre-owned Vikings, Princess, Grand Banks, and other large luxury yachts and custom builds.
Ron offers invaluable assistance in structuring complex transactions due to his keen insight of the inner workings of the yacht business. Ron’s customers always seek his expertise when they are ready to buy their next yacht or sell their current one. He is a reliable, dedicated professional who is committed to his customers, understands their needs and always meets their expectations.
“I’ve worked with many Fortune 500 CEOs and successful business owners in a private and professional manner. I know many of the key players in this industry personally, which can help to facilitate finding the best yacht based upon a customer’s needs. I take the guess work and uncertainly out of the purchase and navigate through many twists and turns to a successful transaction.” Ron is a lifelong resident of Bradenton, Florida and a graduate of Florida State University. He enjoys boating, motorcycle riding and spoiling his pets, children and grandchildren. Ron works closely with his two sons, Ryan and Chris; together they formed their own sales team at Galati Yacht Sales.
Areas of specialty: New, Brokerage and Pre-owned Viking Convertibles, Princess Yachts, larger yachts and mega yachts.