The 36th annual IYBA Awards were announced during the International Yacht Brokers Association’s (IYBA) Annual Meeting, Cocktails, Awards, and Casino Night held at the luxurious Westin Fort Lauderdale. This event provides an opportunity for the IYBA to celebrate the highest-caliber professionals in the yachting industry, who are known for their loyal commitment to ethical standards, professionalism, and philanthropic endeavors. These awards are highly respected within the industry, as they allow members to nominate and honor peers who embody these values. This year, Michael C. Galati, a valued member of our team, received the prestigious award for Outstanding Young Professional of the year.
To qualify for this esteemed award, nominees under the age of 40 must demonstrate a unwavering dedication to upholding moral principles and exhibiting professional conduct, while also contributing to the betterment of the industry through volunteering efforts in either the industry or their local community. The IYBA also mandates that every certified professional member adhere to a strict code of ethics that protects customers from fraudulent, deceitful, or unethical practices.
Having grown up in the family business, Michael understands that yachting is not just a job, but a way of life. He is deeply committed to the company’s mission statement, which emphasizes exceeding customer expectations. Michael has completed Viking Masters factory-authorized sales training and was the second person to complete the comprehensive sales course through the Yacht Brokerage Institute. Throughout his first decade in the industry, Michael has been involved in numerous deals, both new and brokerage. He is a savvy, well-organized, focused, driven, and passionate leader who is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of yachting professionals.
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For more than 50 years, Team Galati has been fueled by an unwavering passion and an unyielding dedication to making a significant impact on the yachting industry. Our primary goal is not only to offer unparalleled services to our esteemed clients, but to create unforgettable moments and cherished memories with their loved ones. Whether you are looking to purchase or sell a yacht, our team of experts is committed to guiding you through every step of your yachting journey with unparalleled professionalism and expertise.