Galati Yacht Sales continues to encourage and maintain aggressive performance goals for our qualified yacht brokers. This past month, Galati Yacht Sales— Anna Maria held another education seminar for our yacht sales professionals to obtain a certification in the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program.
The CPYB program has been the industry standard for yacht sales professionals. A mark of excellence for yacht brokers throughout North America. A CPYB broker is one who adapts to industry standards of skill, competence, and character in service to their clients. This certification aims to provide boat sellers and buyers with well-versed brokers who they can trust without a doubt.
The benefits that come from working with a CPYB certified broker is the strong knowledge base that they offer. To be certified, these brokers have to successfully pass a three-hour exam. Not to mention, the grueling hours of study time behind it. This exam covers everything from laws and regulations, technical information broker responsibility, and more. This challenging yet rewarding exam is a true testament to yacht brokers expertise. Currently, only about 10% of yacht broker association members are CPYB certified across North America. With that said, we are excited to announce Galati Yachts Sales newly certified professional yacht brokers.
Growing up in the family business, Jay Dee Jackson, Jr. has been a proud member of Galati Yacht Sales for many years. He is passionate about the yachting world and aside from his brokerage license, he is a Coast Guard licensed captain. He is also certified from the prestigious Dale Carnegie training course and has completed and is a graduate of the Yacht Brokers Institute.
Chris Hirshberg is teamed up with his father as sales and listing partners here at Galati Yacht Sales. His computer skills and knowledge are key ingredients in finding the best boats and deals on the Internet. As part of the Hirshberg Team, Chris specializes in brokerage sales and listings. Including Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts, and Cruisers. Growing up in the marine industry, and being on the water his entire life, Chris possesses the knowledge and drive needed for finding his clients the right boat.
Rickard Charleson has been in the yachting industry since he was 16 years old and has worked on yachts his entire life. He is extremely passionate about what he does and is always there to help and assist his clients. During his years in the Mediterranean and U.S as a delivery captain, he has accumulated vast knowledge of all brands and their pros and cons. Plus, several years of overseeing the manufacturing of yachts between 68’ – 120’ has given Rickard a keen eye for quality and craftsmanship.
Being raised in the family business Nick Galati understands the dedication it takes to provide unparalleled customer support and offers his clients a well-versed understanding of sales and brokerage with first-hand experiences of a licensed captain, avid boater, and tournament angler. Nick has valuable long-term relationships with manufacturers and is involved in managing the build processes for the company inventory and stock boats. He is also a graduate of the Yacht Broker’s Institute.