Fishing holds a special place in the hearts of many here at Galati Yacht Sales. We wanted to highlight one person, in particular, who continues to exceed expectations in the Texas Marine Industry — Galati yacht broker Randy Bright. His involvement and support go above and beyond in making our fisheries along the Gulf paradise for our customers.
Randy is a fourth-generation and lifelong Texan, a former executive director of the GCCA (now CCA), the founding President and still active officer of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club (HBGFC), and a founding director and current Vice President of the Texas Marine Industry Coalition; who successfully passed the Texas Marine Jobs Bill (HB4032) in 2019. The mission of this bill was to cap sales tax on boat purchases in the state of Texas and provide for out-of-state vessels to use Texas waters, marinas, and service companies similar to those of other states. Read more here.
In addition, he is currently the Co-Chairman of the Lone Star Shootout Billfish Tournament held annually in Port O’Connor and has participated in the Poco Bueno tournament since its inception.
With all of these accomplishments, along with his extensive involvement in helping customers find their dream sportfish, Randy was selected to be inducted into the Texas Saltwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to promoting and preserving the saltwater fishing heritage through recognition, research, and education. Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria: ethics, leadership and commitment, unselfish contributions to the sport, scope of impact on freshwater fishing and fishing/fisheries management expertise, and impact.
At the 2021 Lone Star Shootout, the HBGFC inducted four members, including Randy, into the elite group of Texans that have been integral to the success of the promotion and conservation of big game fishing. Randy was also recognized for his many years, time, and dedication to the Shootout event. He has been a fundamental part of the Gulf Coast sportfishing tournament and does extensive work behind the scenes while also being the main emcee.
The Texas Lone Star Shootout is a large and growing tournament that brings in an abundance of skilled fishing teams from all over the world to create real competition, all while supporting the Port O’Connor economy — a very important piece of the Texas fishing coastline. Learn more about the Lonestar Shootout and a Q&A segment with Randy here.
Randy Bright has been a top producer at Galati Yacht Sales for many years and believes his success and a strong base of repeat customers is a result of providing his clients with exceptional support and honest, experienced assistance before, during, and after the sale. His fishing and yachting experience is unparalleled in the industry, having traveled all over the world and his involvement with a variety of big boat manufacturers and major custom brands. He has also held every position in competitive sportfishing as an owner, captain, angler, and cockpit/wireman, a great contact to have if interested in the sportfishing lifestyle. Clients benefit from his vast network of marine industry and big game fishing contacts, as well as his track record of proven results.