“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
"I wish to register with you on my complete satisfaction with your excellent organization, and particularly with Eric Sass, during my recent yacht purchase.
Eric went far out of his way to do whatever he could to help and educate me. He introduced me to Mark Cheadle who graciously agreed to act as Captain to bring the yacht to New York.
Eric, Mark and Marissa are consummate professionals, and I commend the Galati Yacht Sales."
Eugene P. Trudden
"Thank you for your email. It has been a wonderful experience working with your team in St. Pete. Pep has been outstanding and communicated with me in a very timely manner. Darren and John both have made me feel like I was Galati Yachts most important client. You and your entire team are to be commended for an outstanding transaction of my purchase. Just yesterday at my quarterly general managers meeting, I gave the example of how your company treats its customers and how we can learn from my experience with your company.
I look forward to seeing you on the waters of Florida in the near future and to my next vessel I purchase from Team Galati."