Every year Boating Industry Magazine, the leading trade publication for the marine industry, publicizes the top young trendsetters under 40 who are leading the marine industry. This group of individuals represent different segments from all over the marine industry, from boat dealers to manufacturers and everything in between. These young individuals stand out from industry peers for their multitude of accomplishments and passion for pushing the marine industry forward.
This year we are proud to announce that Galati Yacht Sales Michael C. Galati, sales manager for Galati’s Sarasota location, was nominated and awarded the recognition of one of the top 40 under 40 leaders in the marine industry. Hear what Michael C. Galati had to say below.
Michael C. Galati— Sarasota Sales Manager, Galati Yacht Sales
Growing up in a family business that sells and services boats, the marine industry has always been in my life. I grew up attending boat shows, fishing tournaments, and customer boating trips. I have always loved boating and the water.
My father, Carmine, has without a doubt been my biggest mentor throughout my career. It started listening to his business calls in the car as a kid and continued to working as his assistant through high school part-time. Today he continues to mentor me in difficult situations. I’m very fortunate to have his guidance in developing my knowledge and skills in my career.
The first boat I remember operating myself was a 21-foot Triumph my brothers, and I had as teenagers.