Location: 12030 Gandy Blvd. N. St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Phone: (727) 243-3016
Associations: FYBA, YATCO
With over 20 years of experience and a sound reputation, Brendon's mission is to provide first-class assistance to his clients by offering comprehensive service in the purchase or sale of premium vessels.
Growing up on the mouth of the Connecticut River within a boating family is where Brendon’s driving passion for the boating lifestyle was born. At the age of 11 he owned a 13' Boston Whaler and ever since has been a highly avid boater. His knowledge and passion grew as a young adult being given the opportunity to sell boats and yachts on Lake Champlain while attending and graduating from the University of Vermont with a marketing degree. After living in Colorado for five years and becoming a full certified PSIA ski instructor it was time to follow his genuine passion for the boating lifestyle while serving and introducing it to others. In 1995 Brendon began his career in Florida as a yacht and boat sales consultant known for his high empathy for his clients, providing unsurpassed service after the sale and developing strong relationships with his clients. Having all aspects of a deal come together fluidly for his clients is most paramount to him. He has professionally represented CEO's, CFO's, and several high end sports team owners. Brendon has captained dozens of rendezvous trips to the Keys and throughout Florida. He recognizes that customer service is not only important, but it is crucial in developing an honest and trustful relationship. Brendon has sold over 700 vessels in his career both domestically and internationally and holds a valid FL Real Estate license if you would like your slip and vessel represented as a package.
Rick Broom (2/14/2017)
“I have purchased two boats from Brendon and the Galati Group. This is an outstanding organization with great boating trips. As an owner of an organization with many sales representatives I understand the importance of customer service after the sale. Brendon is one of the best sales reps I have ever worked with. Not only was he informative during the process but his communication and follow up after the sale is excellent. I have never worked with anyone that has kept contact with me after the sale. I appreciate his level of service and appreciation. I will definitely call him when we are ready to purchase our next boat.-Rick Broom”
Dan Meyer (6/28/2016)
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!
Justin and Amy Greth (6/28/2016)
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!
Michael Dukie (6/28/2016)
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!
Larry and Jeani Curphey (6/28/2016)
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.
Joel & Claudia Artal (6/28/2016)
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!