Management team… I found a boat on the internet and called Stan Hoynowski who was the broker listed in the advertisement. I told Stan that I had my own buyer’s broker and that I was interested in the boat he had listed. From that point on my experience working with Stan deserves this letter of commendation. My buyer’s broker was a broker I had previously used and very happy with the service. However after working with Stan I can assure you that any future boat transactions will be with Stan and Galati Yacht Sales. Please let Stan know how much my wife and I appreciate his integrity and professionalism.
I just wanted to pass along to you and the Galati Management Team my sincere thanks for the great job Pep did in putting together the deal to get my Cantius sold. This could not have been accomplished without Peps tenacity. Pep has that special sales skill where you know he cares about you more than just making a same. He is an asset to your business for sure.
Rickard also gets a big assist as he always kept me informed along the process of he status and worked hard to find a buyer as well.
Galati is second to none in my book and I will always refer friends and should I ever decide to get back into “big ” boating you will be who I call!!
It all started almost 10 years ago when we decided that the perfect boat for our cruising lifestyle should be a raised pilothouse design, in the 50-55′ range. We spend our time in the winter cruising the gulf coast of Florida (we have a home in Sarasota), and the summers in the northeastern part of the US and Canada…with the base being our mid-coast Maine residence. We were introduced to Kerry Alexander, one of Galati’s top salesmen, when he showed us a Grand Banks Aleutian 53RP…exactly the style boat we had been searching for. It took us about a year to make up our minds to place an order for the 53RP…Kerry’s continued support ( prior to placing an order ), and Galati’s outstanding service reputation were key in our decision making process.
Several months after agreeing to buy a 53 Aleutian, we were informed that Grand Banks was essentially replacing that model with a 55 RP. This permitted us to upgrade our purchase to the improved 55′ Aleutian with it’s many new features including a redesigned more modern interior. One of the highlights of our purchase was being able to see our boat under construction at the Grand Banks Plant in Johar Bahru, Malaysia. Of course we were joined by Kerry and were welcomed by the Grand Banks staff including their sales and production managers. The staff and workers could not have been more gracious, welcoming and knowledgeable. We were able to make suggestions and were pleased to find that many requests (the worthwhile ones!) were beautifully incorporated into our boat. Prior to our boat leaving the Grand Banks plant, Kerry paid yet another visit to the plant to insure that everything agreed to was incorporated into the build. We found that Kerry’s attention to detail is outstanding and he’s certainly the type of person that one wants on his team. To put it simply, the boat has exceeded our expectations…It’s interesting that Galati’s motto is “Consistently Exceeding the Expectations of our Customers.”
We took delivery on December 10, 2014 and have found Mike Galati to be super responsive with regard to service. Send Mike an e-mail on Saturday and don’t be surprised if you get a answer by Sunday evening. We have been boat owners for more than 30 years and find that the three most important factors in purchasing a boat are service, service, service!
In honor of our trip to see the boat being built in Malaysia, and in honor of the boat builders of Southeast Asia, we named our boat, “Dragon”. Aside from dragons having major spiritual significance in many Asian culture and various religions, they are often associated with wisdom, longevity, strength, power and good luck.
John was outstanding!
He was patient and went above and beyond the call in helping me throughout the entire process. Professional and helpful. He made this experience so positive for my wife and me that I will recommend him to everyone! He is a future superstar and has that quality that simply makes people feel comfortable about spending big bucks on a boat!I also wanted to say that Carrie was also a great asset and worked numbers for me and helped me get to my sweet spot. She was efficient, professional and extremely friendly!Most of the finance people in my line of work… Not so much. Thanks to you as well for your help and guidance early on in the process. If ever asked I’ll tell people the only place to buy a boat is through Galati !!!
See you this summer!!!
Thanks for all your help last week while we were at The Wharf. What could have been a very difficult situation was made all the easier by the attentive Galati Crew.
I have recently been involved in the purchase of an older Viking 53′ Convertible. Two of your team members assisted me in this endeavor. Carrie Chambers assisted in the financing end of the deal and John King assisted me in the search for and actual purchase of the vessel. I know how difficult it can be to arrange financing these days – Carrie was on top of things from the start and even when the inevitable snags appeared she was able to work with me and the bank to move things forward. She was always very responsive and her professionalism was exemplary. Without her help I’m certain this could not have been done. John was involved with me from the start of my search. He made multiple trips with me to view different vessels over the past few months and I saw vessels from Connecticut to Tampa to Miami. John was an excellent advisor on what to look for and how to navigate the negotiation to close the deal. I had nothing but confidence in his knowledge of the business and knew I had someone that would help me get the best deal. Both of these team members of Galati were a complete pleasure to work with and I would recommend you and your team to any of my friends in the market for new or used boats.
We had such a positive experience recently with John King of your sales team that we feel compelled to drop you a line. Always the knowledgeable professional throughout the purchase process John was available when we needed him for advice and information and to coordinate the process. And, by the way, we took confidence from John’s comment that Galati is the only company in southwest Florida with whom he would work.
We will certainly recommend John King and Galati Yacht Sales to anyone who might ask.
Again, with your help, our insurance coverage was completed today, and tomorrow, a year after our first visit we have attained our objective.
In my continual buying, and selling of these wasteful toys I have had more experiences then one might want, some good, and some terrible. However, none more pleasurable, or professional then the service you provided us, in the sale of our last vessel, and our recent purchase.
Your patience, and knowledge was exceptional, not in “selling” us a boat, but rather by building a relationship that enabled us to find and buy the boat we wanted.
Donna, and myself enjoyed working with, and feel you are the best.
I have wasted greater sums of money, certainly more foolishly, but……never with such enjoyment.
Thank you again, YOU are the best, and I look forward to our next endeavor, knowing you survived this one.
The long awaited day has finally arrived when we can all say “It’s a done deal.” I’ll bet this is the longest boat sale of your career. It certainly was no small feat, right from the beginning last November with the boat being in Bradenton, your being in Palmetto, our being in Punta Gorda and the seller being in Tennessee. Just the logistics was enough to make one’s head buzz. And then there were the various times when it looked as if it was a “no go,” but you diplomatically and caringly persisted, even making trips here to Punta Gorda to follow up on things after you had relocated to another yacht sales brokerage, in another city.
When we first looked at the boat in Fort Myers, we thought of you as the seller’s broker. Before long we came to feel that you were indeed our broker as well. Your diligence and concern for fairness on both the part of the seller and the buyer was exceptional. You certainly seemed to go the extra mile for each of us and it is very much appreciated on our part. You always kept us informed as to what was going on. Your openness and honesty is refreshing, and your attention to detail is above average.
In the future, should the occasion arise, we would be delighted to do business with you again in the capacity of either a buyer or seller, and we definitely would recommend you to anyone we know. Thank you again for all your efforts.
I have bought and sold a number of boats that involved Dianne. She has always been very professional. All the transactions went as expected with no surprises. She was very helpful with finding sources when we needed something. I highly recommend her.
We are long time customers of Galati and just cannot say enough about the professional and world class service you provide. Dianne Stigall has helped us find and sell our boats over the years and does a great job. Ken and Janis are the best boat service people we have ever met. Thanks for all you do!
Dianne Stigall is a consummate professional. She knows her products, learns about each prospect’s wants and needs, and finds the boat for them. We were particularly impressed with her integrity and attention to detail. When we are ready to buy again Dianne will be our first call!
I had a great experience with Dianne. I was a true rookie and Dianne really helped me learn the ropes from the beginning. We sat down, reviewed the options I wanted, and then she found the boat I wanted. After she sold me the boat she has continued to help me with vendors to keep it running properly. It has been the ongoing relationship that has been great!
After spending a lot of time with us looking at many boats we described the perfect boat for us – Dianne found that boat for us on the west coast, got the boat to Destin, was extremely helpful with sea-trial, and was a huge help in closing the deal. I really felt she was looking out for us and our needs throughout the process. Never felt she was trying to sell me anything, rather she was helping me find what I wanted. Would definitely recommend her!!
We have known Dianne for many years, but this was our first boat transaction with her. In spite of knowing her and knowing what she does, I was just amazed at her professionalism and knowledge, not only of the boat but of the entire transaction process. She made it so easy!
When we ordered and then purchased our Viking, Dianne made a confusing process effortless and exciting. Her knowledge of Viking and her attention to the smallest detail was invaluable. She is not a high pressure sales person, in fact quite the opposite. Her calm demeanor and low key approach gave us the feeling of confidence when dealing with her every step of the process.
Going forward, we would not hesitate using Dianne for any of our boating needs.
Dianne sold us our boat and made the experience easy and stress free with her impeccable attention to detail and knowledge of her products.
Dianne, has worked with me and members of my family for many years with assistance in getting us into and out of great boats. She has exhibited extreme patience in showing us boats even when we were unlikely to be in the market at the particular time. She knows her boats and the lines that she is representing. She also doesn’t pressure you into a decision that you might regret later to people like me that are impulsive buyers.
She is a tremendous asset to the Galati team.
We sold and purchased a boat from Dianne. She was very professional; handling all inquiries and our transaction in a timely manner. We were very satisfied and would definitely use her again when the time comes.
I have been a boater for over 40 years and I have had 5 boating transactions with Dianne. Captain Dianne handled all 5 transactions in a most professional manner. These involved 3 purchase transactions and 2 sale transactions. Dianne is knowledgeable and is a great listener when you describe what type of boat you have interest in buying. As my wife and I have aged, we are now looking for a more user friendly boat to suit our age. Dianne is on top of our needs and we highly recommend her as a excellent boat broker. She gives a customer great confidence.
I just want to say how pleased we have been to work with Dan Howland over the last 4 years first in purchasing our Tiara. Dan going out of his way to insure we knew how to operate the boat and get comfortable with it and now in selling our boat! Dan is first class all the way and we want to personally thank him.
Thanks for the help yesterday. I really appreciate the opportunity to spend some time with you learning the boat, and how smoothly the closing and delivery ran. Also please thank the rest of the Galati team. This was the most enjoyable experience I have ever had buying a boat.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays with your family and we will stay in touch.
I have been meaning to send you a note for quite some time now so I thought I would make the time and do it now.
I want to let you know what a great job Cory Webster does for you and Galati. I have been working with him for about a year now and, as you know, have bought the Tiara and now the Prestige through him. It has been a real pleasure working with Cory. It is very refreshing to find someone that truly enjoys what they do and where they are doing it. I feel that Cory is an excellent representative for Galati and you. He has been extremely informative as well as very helpful not only during the acquisition process both times but his involvement and enthusiasm continues on way past the “closing of the deal”. He has always been there, with a smile on his face, for anything I may have needed or any questions I may have had, however mundane they may have been and is always ready to help out.
I would not hesitate to refer and/or recommend anyone to Cory because I know they would be well taken care of. He was an excellent find for both you and Galati, he speaks highly of both you and the company and, as I said, represents both of you very well and professionally!!
It has been a little over two months since we closed on our boat so I wanted to report back how much my family and I are enjoying the experience. Since the closing we’ve spent just about every weekend on the water with family and friends exploring the Galveston Bay area. The Jen Marie (fka Aquila) had severed her intended purpose and given us an activity we all enjoy.
I appreciate the time you spent helping us to negotiate, finance, and close the deal on the boat. As a first time boat buyer, I had many questions which you patiently answered. The information you shared allowed me to make informed decisions and feel less anxious as we navigated the process. I am especially grateful for the support you provided after the closing. From suggesting marinas, reputable service vendors, local captains, and even places to eat…to sourcing parts from the manufacturer, pointing me in the right direction on maintenance, and answering still more texts, emails, and phone calls… Your knowledge and willingness to share it, allowed us to get out on the water and start having fun quicker. When we buy the next one, I’m calling you.
Guys just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how happy I am to have bought a boat from Galati. got in last night from a three day Tuna trip in Orange Beach we had a short punch list so we can go back out tomorrow and the service team was here to get us going. It’s is a pleasure to be part of your system! Thanks for the great service.
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 some time 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!
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 uncertainty 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. Nonetheless, 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!
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.
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!
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!
If you are going to buy a boat and you want the best broker call Jim Nelson at Galati Yachts. My wife and I can’t say enough positive things about the way Jim helped us find the right boat and navigated us smoothly to closing. Jim guided us wisely through the yacht search process, telling us the pros and cons of each of the boats he showed us. His knowledge of the boating industry and each boat’s characteristics is truly impressive. Jim has a great personality and is very easy to work with. He never makes you feel like you are being a burden or lacking in knowledge no matter how stupid your question is. He was always responsive and readily available to help us with answers to questions regarding each boat. He goes way beyond what is expected with respect to recommending financing, insurance and captains and all the other myriad of details that go into buying a yacht (or boat). Frankly, he just make the whole process as smooth and easy as it could be.
If you want to enjoy the boat or yacht buying experience, call Jim Nelson.
We wanted to sell our sport fish fast at a fair price. I had met Jim Nelson several years earlier, and knew he was the right guy for the job! His integrity, hard work, and positive attitude actually made the process enjoyable! I look forward to having him assist in finding our next vessel!
Just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know I appreciate the hard work you put into getting me into my new 2013 Tiara 36 Open. Needless to say I was upside down in my other boat and felt I would continue to be envious of every Tiara owner on the water. Jim, you put together a package that really works for me, I’m a happy customer. I also want to thank the rest of the team who helped me through the uneasy feelings that came with me while trading my Old boat for the Tiara; the Galati team put me at ease by answering all my odd questions. Mike Galati and his service team have gone beyond my expectations, as an example, He even sent a tech to my boat to show me where a switch was. I also cannot say enough positive things about Chris Galati; Chris offered an offshore fishing trip which I took advantage of.
Never has anyone earned my respect as fast as Chris did, Chris thank you for the polite fishing tips, they have improved my catch, and again thank you for a life long memory.
My name is Bob Camastro. My wife, Laurie, and I have recently taken delivery of a Tiara 3100 from Galati Yachts. This is our first boat purchase. I am writing this email to credit your entire organization. Right from the start, Jim Nelson was accommodating and professional. Even though Laurie and I were not sure exactly what we were looking for, Jim always remained patient and enthusiastic. Honestly, we started out only going to Galati to look at some boats. My business partner is an experienced boater and was to have us deal with “his guy” in Ft. Lauderdale. In the end, we just felt comfortable with Jim and your organization. Our initial feelings have since been vindicated by the service we have received from Mike Galati and his staff, including Dan Busby. As the owner of two Mercedes-Benz Dealerships, I tip my cap to everyone at Galati Yacht Sales. I have since used my experiences with your organization as an example for our businesses. Laurie and I look forward to many enjoyable years of boating. It is our expectation that the people at Galati will be right there with us!
I am writing to thank you for the excellent experience that Sandy and I received listing and selling our Grand Banks with you and the Galati team. One important note is your explanation of the importance in having a professional photographer provide pictures of the boat. No doubt, that was instrumental in the quick sale. We have since had Mike take pictures of our business and will continue to use him for future promotions. Jim, please pass on our gratitude to your support team for helping make the closing painless for us and the buyers. In all, we are very pleased and will gladly refer you and Galati to friends and family for their boating needs.
“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.”
We want to let all of you know how extremely pleased we are with the purchase of our beautiful new yacht. From the moment we walked up to it at the Galati Destin Marina we were just blown away!!! Our wonderful salesman John McDonald was with us throughout each moment of this process and went way above what we would ever have expected. His knowledge of this Prestige 560 was truly impressive and the training that he gave us was incredible. We were a little concerned about driving this size of boat but we now feel much more confident and will continue to learn from John. We are so excited to be part of the Galati Yachting Family!
Thanks so much to each of you!
Danny and Lori Green
Jason Lozeau we are so blessed to have you in our life! The smile on my husband’s face is priceless! You truly care about what your clients want and make it happen! Thank you for being so fabulous! We so appreciate you!
I feel that I should address you as Joe given all of the great things that Pete Kostuk has said about you and your fine company. I am writing this letter to commend Pete for his hustle and persistence during our “romance” period and ultimately the purchase of a Tiara 44’ Coupe. My wife, Susan, and I met Pete at the Miami Boat Show and had no intent on purchasing a Tiara at that time. Pete walked us through all of the Tiara offerings and made an impression upon us regarding his knowledge of the Tiara brand and the service focus of Galati Yachts. After the show we did a good amount of shopping alternative brands. Pete continued his follow up with us during this educational period. Once we decided that Tiara was the right vessel for us, Pete worked with us to locate a boat that met all of our requirements. You are fortunate to have Pete on your staff. Pete is absolutely passionate about the boating lifestyle. I am sure that he will continue to be a great asset to you in the future. Both Susan and I would be please to act as a reference for both Pete and Galati Yachts.
My wife Janet and I would like to thank you for the support, commitment and consideration the Hirshberg’s and the entire Galati team provided us during the build of the 48 Viking “Caroline Julia”. I acknowledge I am not an easy client and very high standards and expectations. For many years we have been a devoted customer of the Galati Family and team having purchased many yachts. We are now even more pleased becoming part of the Viking Family of owners. The Viking quality and service sets a new bar for others to aspire in achieving. Upon our arrival at the Viking Florida facility, Mr. Moon was awaiting for us and promptly assisted Capt. Carl McCann in preparing the boat for a continued journey to Naples Florida our home port.
Anthony Scola from Viking impressed us from the moment we met in New Gretna to delivery with his professionalism, focus on details, and incredible communications skills. He has redefined for us what a real “new yacht build experience” should really be like. He made the process a most enjoyable experience. For the first time in 35 years of boating and purchasing many yachts we actually felt like we were part of a great company that appreciated our business. A special thank you to him and the entire Viking team that delivered a perfect boat on time.
Bob Papele, was an excellent choice of Captain to accompany us from Atlantic City to West Palm Beach, Florida. He was courteous, patient and bar none the most experienced captain I have met. I am not worthy of my title to call myself a Captain after meeting him. Having him on board allowed my Captain Carl McCann and I to learn all the systems on board on our new Viking while Bob easily cruised the waterways from memory after doing the trip to Florida over an impressive 400+ times and over 700,000 nautical miles, WOW! I could not recommend Captain Papele enough to any future clients you may have that are traveling with a new Viking to Florida. His manners were very polished and we greatly enjoyed his company.
Finally I must acknowledge my great Captain Carl, who on our behalf worked very closely with Anthony and the entire Viking Team to communicate our desires and expectations. As an expert diplomated marine surveyor in his own right he has always understood my very high standards of excellence and that you get what you pay for. In the case of Viking, Captain Carl has informed me that for the first time my standards and expectations have been met. Carl thank you for assisting us in the build process with Viking and Galati, and communicating our desires.
Carmine, through the years I have seen you build a great team and therefore a great company and business. I am honored to be part of your family and grateful for the consideration you and Pat Healy have extended to my wife and I. For years you and the Hirshberg’s have told me that the quality I seek is a Viking and I belong in a Viking. You and the Hirshberg’s have been right. My wife and I both commented over our travel to Florida that we had never owned a boat we did not have to rebuild on our own. We are now home with Viking and look forward to owning many more.
I am sitting in Naples today waiting for the Hurricane effects to clear out so that AIG will bind insurance coverage which will enable title transfer on my new 2017 Tiara 44 Coupe. It’s a good time for me to compliment you for the performance of your organization. Pete Kostuk could not have been more thoughtful, competent and professional in the sales and education process. I have purchased my two prior Tiara’s used from their owners. This is my first new Tiara. Pete volunteered to take me to St. Petersburg to see the boat and arranged for a Captain from your office there to take us out on the boat. Our conversations that day and since convinced me to make the purchase. Never pressure, just enlightenment and encouragement. The following day I took my wife up to see the boat. The staff up there were very accommodating. Everyone else that I have met with your firm has been extremely competent and professional. The only glitch was that AIG refused to bind coverage on the boat until the storm effects have passed without damaging the boat. Here again your staff offered to “close the sale in escrow” since I am leaving town Sunday for one week and quickly amended the paperwork appropriately to accommodate my wish. I know that high performance organizations need good people on the front lines and the back office, but I also realize that ethics, training and attitude come as a result of fine leadership, so I compliment and thank you both.
I want your family to know how impressed I am about your company, the first time I met Jim Nelson, I thought he was an honest hard working representative of Galati Yachts. Jim has to be one of most impressive salesman I’ve come across, and we have 250 in our company. He is believable and classic. I have met many of your sales staff, people make companies, I can now understand why Galati Yachts sales is so successful. The culture of a company is formed from top and sets its standard. I’m not one to embellish or over state what’s expected, Jim Nelson has to my first exception. He represents integrity, honesty, class, and most of all he is believable.
Jim listed our Viking Convertible after two years and two non-Galati brokers had failed to get any offers. His understanding of the market and his persistence as he secured offers led to the sale of the boat. He worked through all obstacles to the sale until it was done. We will call Jim and Galati when we decide to purchase another boat. We are totally satisfied with his work and dedication.”
“I want to commend Galati for the absolutely outstanding service that we have received! Pete Kostuk gave us great advice and information and patiently helped us through a year long decision process. He has a very well deserved reputation for honesty and integrity in the local market and this was critical to our decision. After a few meetings with Pete we did not even bother to deal with any other salespeople! Pete is a consummate professional and we have recommended him highly to others. He is the best! Although we had been consistently told that we would be happy with Galati we have been delighted with the care and attention during the delivery and post delivery process! Dana in Tampa and Karen in Naples made the closing simple and easy. Ken and Janis Shannon have been attentive and superb and we have a great deal of confidence that they will help us keep the boat in perfect shape. Our orientation captain Chad was excellent. We are very happy with the boat and extremely happy that we chose Galati. You may be interested that the Sovran has caused a fair amount of interest at Naples Yacht Club and we have been asked to show it off at an upcoming event! Shelley and I want to thank you and all at Galati for absolutely impeccable attention and service!”
“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.”
“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
“Our purchase of the Carver 564 from you and your staff last month was one of the best experiences my wife, Vonda, and I have had in deal with a transaction of this size and caliber – ever. From first contact with you, through negotiations on the vessel, through the hiring of the local Captain to assist us in bringing her back to Texas, through outfitting the boat with provisions, to unlocking my rental car, through virtually every detail, large and small, you and your team performed outstandingly!” I do not impress easily – but you define professionalism. It was a pleasure to watch you in action. Thank you again for everything. We love the boat and spend as much time on her as we can.
Stephen and Vonda Earnhart
“Just wanted to let you know how happy my wife and I are by the way Tim Malambri and everyone from Galati at Destin Fl.treated us. Tim was great and did everything possible to make it happen. We are very happy with our purchase and telling everyone about Galati Yachts great experience. Once more, thank you and keep up the good work!! Ed & Ely Prats 1995 52′ Jefferson Motor Yacht.”
I worked with Andrew Maryott of Galati Yacht on the sale of my 2006 310 Chaparral 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
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
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.
In recent closing involving the sale of a 2014 66 Viking Enclosed Bridge for $3,500,000 for a new young very successful Galati Customer, there was a lot on the line in the final few days. The customer had a charity fund raising fishing event for some very important VIP clients of his and their son aboard his new 66 Viking that had been scheduled for over one month. He had been working with a local bank that he had conducted business with in the past for his loan. To say they dropped the ball with plenty of notice would be a massive understatement.
In the final 24 hours, Carrie Chambers of Galati Yacht Sales in house finance team given only what she had to run with in the last 24 hours until the vessel need to be closed….literally saved the day. Carrie working in house as part of the team recognizes the level we all stride to as a company to exceed the customers expectations. It is not just another boat loan, it involves the kinetic energy from within to make for a seamless closing. In this case with short notice Galati’s in house closing team coupled with Carrie’s experience with unlimited contacts and resources and keen sense of product knowledge adding true value to the product and not just another “book value” not only allowed Carrie to fund the vessel on time, but also provide the customer with a better rate than the lender who had been working on he loan for 5 weeks prior.
A true testimony to what Carrie Chambers and Galati Yacht Sales can offer for all your lending needs.
Thanks again Carrie.