It was really a great trip - we covered nearly 2200 miles , over half with just the 2 of us. Overall, the Prestige functioned beautifully. We certainly are far from expert, but we're getting reasonably competent with most aspects of the boat. We both love the Prestige. Your mentorship was extremely valuable, and we greatly appreciate your skill and advice in preparing us for some "real world" experience.
We appreciate your willingness to help- look forward to seeing you at Orange Beach.
We wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed the trip to Key West. It was so fun, and Kerry, Carole and family were gracious and delightful.
We are so thankful that you offer these Rendezvous. It adds tremendous value, and it is a great opportunity to get to know other boaters who share the same passion.
Looking forward to more fun times with the fabulous people at Galati and all the friendly people who were smart enough to buy their boats from them.
Jane & Joe Savage
I worked with Andrew Maryott of Galatti Yacht on the sale of my 2006 310 Chapparal Signature. He has been nothing short of amazing. I had a serious skiing accident 3 years ago and was unable to use the boat. Therefore, it had numerous issues. Andrew helped with them all, found a patient, qualified buyer, got me an excellent price for the boat and has always been a gentleman, attentive and responsive. I couldn't give him a higher recommendation. If you plan to sell a yacht you couldn't do better than Andrew.
John D. Jassy
“I purchased a boat through Galati Yacht Sales in Orange Beach at the end of May 2011 and I am sending this note along to toy to tell you how much I appreciate the help of Ben Montgomery in this transaction. My wife Teresa and I first met Ben at the annual boat show at the Wharf in the spring of 2010 and were very impressed with him and his knowledge of boats. He also had a great way of helping new boaters zero in on boats that were a fit for their lifestyle and finances. We made up our mind then that if we ever bought a boat it would be through Ben at Galati.
Through we didn’t find the right boat at that show, Ben stayed in touch with us frequently until the boat show in 2011. While listed by another company, we found the 33’ Blackfin that we were looking for at that show and asked Ben to represent us in buying it. Ben, with great help from Marissa Fritz, made the purchase go smoothly and on time. What I had expected to be a frustrating process was exactly the opposite and we are truly enjoying our boat, now moored at Point Clear, AL.
After the sale, Ben has helped me build a network of reliable folks to keep the boat serviced, clean, reliable and safe for the family. He has become a trusted advisor to a new boater and I appreciate it very much. Ben is an asset to Galati Yacht Sales and is well respected in the Orange Beach area.
I value my relationship with Ben, and with Galati Yacht Sales. Please thank Ben for me and try to make sure he is around when we move up to larger boat in the future.”
"We have recently had the great pleasure of purchasing our yacht Dulce Vida, a Caver 450 Voyager, through Gregg Somerville of Galati Yacht Sales.
This was a transaction involving more than the usual formalities, as we purchased the yacht ‘sight unseen’ from our home in Auckland, New Zealand, with the yacht being located in Tampa, Florida.
Right from the start, Gregg demonstrated an incredible willingness to help us though the pre–purchase process, albeit from afar. At no time did Gregg make us feel pressured, but at the same time we felt that he was working hard to ensure our interests were being protected. He was most particular about ensuring the specifications and condition was accurately represented to us, given our inability to inspect the yacht first-hand.
Pleasingly, upon post-sale delivery of the yacht to us, everything was exactly as we expected – we cannot be happier with our purchase decision, which would not have been possible without the advice and guidance Gregg provided throughout.
Also, for anybody considering moving up to a larger yacht (as we did) I can recommend Gregg as a patient and thorough boating tutor, who certainly helped ease us into the operation of our new vessel. Thanks for the backing-and-berthing instruction, Gregg!
As this purchase involved the export of the boat from Florida to New Zealand, Gregg and the rest of team at Galati Yacht Sales had to ensure more than the normal amount of paperwork was completed, to satisfy the various authorities. Despite the time-zone issues, communication throughout was regular, timely and thorough, and the documentation flawless – evidence of the experience and knowledge Gregg, Sandra and the Galati Yachts team have amassed.
It therefore goes without saying that we can highly recommend Gregg Somerville as a fantastic yacht broker, a gentleman of honesty and integrity, and a great ambassador for Galati Yacht Sales."
Grant and Rachel Benns
Auckland, New Zealand
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