More About Me
It is hard to believe that 2016 marks my 21st year in the Marine Industry. After graduating from the University of Scranton, PA with a degree in marketing I began my career in the early 90ties working for Viking Yacht Company in production/sales as a domestic and finally international sales representative. I am very grateful and consider myself fortunate to have had the unique opportunity to work very closely with all of the Viking Yacht Dealerships worldwide and get to know them inside and out. With that background experience, my decision to join the best of dealerships in all the categories important to me to further support my values, commitment, and growth was thoroughly reinforced with Galati Yacht Sales.
I joined Galati in early January of 2000 several months after the grand opening of the Destin office in the Emerald Coast of Florida to help the marketing, distributing, servicing, promoting and selling of Viking Yachts primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. As the premier Viking Dealer for the Gulf we were fortunate to be able at that time to introduce such a technologically advanced & quality product from a solid company backed by commitment to “build a better boat every day” motto that they to date have stood behind. This was all supported by a rapidly growing surrounding market. Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Alabama quickly became my second home with friends and customers alike.
Sixteen years later I still continue to ultimately enjoy meeting new people, building long lasting relationships as I help customers specifically tailor the right match in model, product, engine, style and budget in order to engage on the best buying opportunities available for them and their families. In doing so I specialize primarily in the sale of new and pre-owned Vikings for cruising and sportfishing enthusiasts, with a strong knowledge & focus on comparable production and custom Convertibles alike. When not directly engaging with customers, I am actively monitoring & analyzing up to date pre-owned market stats including current availability, product sales, comps, and values. With a close niche in the Viking Community, great friendships & relationships with the company, I constantly enjoy and look forward to staying in the loop on refined product improvements, the latest and greatest in product design, incentives and availability so I can pass this information along and keep you the consumer up to speed. I really look forward to meeting you and ultimately earning your confidence in the search for your next yachting experience.