As we begin to wrap up the 2021 calendar year, we decided to look back through our news archives and bring you the top five most-viewed yachting articles of the year. With over 170 published blogs in 2021, it is safe to say it was an eventful year in the industry. From new model releases to the most desirable inventory and yachting guides, here are the most-read 2021 yachting articles.
When looking for a boat to purchase, it is only normal to want the best of the best. Like the auto industry, boat manufacturers are always competing to build the finest models available for on-water enjoyment. While good arguments can be made for all American boat brands, some humbly stand out above the rest. Whether you find yourself searching for a fierce sportfishing yacht, tranquil cruising boat, or angler-friendly center console, here is our list of American boat brands that stand out in the boating industry.
Galati Yacht Sales is proud to offer some of the finest mega yachts available for sale worldwide. Owning a mega yacht provides some of the world’s most luxurious experiences life can offer. Ranging from 80 feet to upwards of 590 feet in length, mega yachts vary in size, price, and features. From private owner decks, gyms, and hot tubs, to lavish accommodations and endless premier entertainment options, owning a mega yacht is the ultimate way to travel the world in elegance and luxury.
Galati Yacht Sales (GYS), one of the largest privately-held yacht dealerships globally, will be assuming the Viking® Yachts and Valhalla® Brands from Stan Miller Yachts, the previous authorized Viking Yachts and Valhalla dealer on the West Coast.
This acquisition expands our current operations to 15 locations serving the Gulf of Mexico (FL, AL, TX), Mexico, and Costa Rica to the Western US, including California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. With the acquisition, we bring our award-winning, customer-centric, Viking Yachts, Valhalla Boatworks, and worldwide brokerage programs to the West Coast. Learn more about our West Coast expansion.
How could you possibly make the all-new Valhalla Boatworks V-46 any better than it already is? Throw on the most powerful Mercury outboard engines to ever exist; that’s how. Mercury Marine made a huge announcement this year, introducing game-changing 7.6-liter V12 600-hp Verado outboards. With the unwavering strength of a V12 powerhead, the 600hp Verado outboard delivers extraordinary range and performance to take your boating adventures to new destinations. Learn more about the 46 Valhalla with V12 Verados.
For boater owners all over the Gulf Coast, these local hangouts are top of mind for boat days. The Gulf Coast is notorious for sandbars from the panhandle as far down as Boca Grande. These sandbars offer the perfect setting for gathering with friends and family, relaxing, people watching, swimming, snorkeling, and simply just hanging out. Some locations even provide swim-up bars and food joints, so your day on the water never has to end. Check out our list of top sandbars on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
For over 50 years, 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 while delivering the best service possible to our customers. Our mission is not only to provide you the very best boating experience — whether purchasing or selling — we strive to create the possibility of new adventures and cherished memories with family and friends. Contact us today to get started on your yachting journey.