Sportfishing is a large part of our culture here at Galati Yacht Sales. Not only are we one of the largest Viking Yacht dealers worldwide (one of the most admired sportfish brands), we understand the sport, and we share the craving for the blue water arena and the lifestyle that comes along with it. As any angler knows, the exhilarating feeling of chasing a prized pelagic is like any other — an experience that keeps you coming back for more.
Team Galati is honored to sponsor many sportfishing tournaments throughout the year, from the Gulf Coast summer tournament circuit to the renowned Los Cabos tournaments and the Signature Triple Crown in Costa Rica. In all, we sponsor over twenty sportfishing events, and that number continues to grow each year.
If you ask any team member why we sponsor tournaments, they will all say the same thing; we share a passion for the sport. For us, it is not about just selling sportfish yachts; we live the lifestyle, and we understand the value and experiences that come along with purchasing one.
No one knows sportfishing like we do — we have experience that matters. Many of our team members, sales professionals, and the Galati family participate in tournaments year-round. Some have years of experience as captains and anglers aboard some of the most respected names in the sport. With that experience, our team of yacht brokers includes IFGA Hall of Famers, Captain of the year recipients, tournament champions, and master champions. All of which stem from renowned tournament events that we have the opportunity to sponsor.
Captain Chris Galati also leads the fishing side of the business here at Galati Yacht Sales (among other programs), known as Team Galati Charters, and participates in many renowned tournaments with his respected team. His years of experience captaining and his relentless passion and drive for angling have landed him a successful career in the blue-water arena, capturing world titles and IGFA records. Just last year, Team Galati, the 70 Viking — captained by Chris Galati — was fishing 74 miles west of Tampa when they caught an IGFA line class world record Black Grouper, weighing 107 pounds.
At Galati Yachts, when you buy a yacht through us, you become family, and what better way to spend time with family than participating in one of America’s favorite past times — fishing. Tournament sponsorships provide a way for us to connect with our customers and a great opportunity to spend valuable time with clients and friends. Team members and brokers often join customers onboard for tournament events fishing together and continuing the relationship outside of business.
We are fortunate to participate in these events with valued customers who share the same passion. From the live-action onboard and anticipation of the weigh-ins to the fabulous award ceremonies and incredible camaraderie, we cannot think of a better way to spend time with our boating family.
Lastly, our sportfishing tournament sponsorships contribute to the research and development of Viking Yachts, arguably the global leader in the sport fisherman’s market. Viking demos have been a tournament force since 1984 and the foundation of their mantra of building a better boat every day. Each year, the Viking Yacht Company provides a demo boat for sportfishing tournaments around the world, not only to highlight the latest model but also to gain valuable feedback straight from the source.
During tournament events such as the Triple Crown and the summer Gulf Coast circuit, Galati Yacht Sales often has the opportunity to display and fish off the latest Viking demo boat. Exhibiting a demo boat at tournaments provides potential customers, current Viking owners, yacht brokers, and others the chance to learn about the newest performance standards, the latest cutting-edge technology onboard, and innovative designs of a Viking sportfish.
Moreover, each tournament event is part of a more significant development process for future Viking builds. The feedback gained from essential sources such as dealers, customers, brokers, and others who participate in the demo program helps the team at Viking set the industry standard for sportfish yachts year after year.
Now that you know the importance of why we sponsor sportfishing tournaments, we hope you join us for the summer tournament circuit. Mark your calendars and get ready for some of the largest fleets, record-breaking wins, and great memories to cherish forever. View our sponsored upcoming sportfishing tournaments throughout the Gulf Coast.
Since 1970, the Galati family, along with the 200+ employees that make up Team Galati, continue to dedicate nothing but pure passion and drive to make what we do meaningful. We are experienced and adaptable to deliver the best service possible to our customers while exceeding expectations. Our mission of consistently exceeding the expectations of our customers, is not only to provide you with the very best boating experience whether buying or selling, we strive to create the possibility of new adventures and cherished memories with family and friends. Contact us today for more information on our yachting services.